CELEBRATE NORTH AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH (NAOSH)
WEEK MAY 4-10, 2008 &
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY (OSHP) MAY 7, 2008
SAFETY IS GOOD BUSINESS!
YOUR NAOSH/OSHP DAY 2008 TOOL KIT
ASSE Public Relations
NAOSH/OSHP DAY Tool Kit Contents:
ASSE President Letter, Intro................................... 2 Safety is Good Business – Info. to use ................ 14
A Look Back at 07, Forward to 08 .......................... 3 Links to tools you can use ................................... 15
What is NAOSH? Congressional Resolution .......... 4 Brochures, poster, news releases ....................... 16
Why Get Involved? ................................................. 5 NAOSH Champions, past winners ....................... 17
What is OSHP Day? .............................................. 6 Nominate a Champion/Post your event ............... 20
OSHA Alliance Program NAOSH Supporters ......... 7 Contact Information ………………………………..20
What you can do at work, in schools, etc. ........... 13
ASSE NEWS RELEASE
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS, OSHA, BUSINESSES TO SHOW TANGIBLE RESULTS OF
INVESTING IN WORKPLACE SAFETY, HEALTH FOR NAOSH 08
DES PLAINES, IL (January 18, 2008) – Safety does pay from on-the-job injuries, thousands more are injured and
and during North American Occupational Safety and become ill and even more telling is the ultimate impact on
Health (NAOSH) Week this May the American Society of families and communities. Many of these are preventable.
Safety Engineers (ASSE), the U.S. Occupational Safety During NAOSH Week ASSE will also be
and Health Administration (OSHA) and more than 25 celebrating and recognizing the effort of these
OSHA Alliance Program participants such as the occupational safety, health and environmental
American Heart Association, the Shipbuilders Council of professionals efforts by honoring long-time practitioners
America (SCA), Dow Chemical, Abbott, the Brick on the May 7, 2008 Occupational Safety and Health
Industry Association, the National Association of Home Professional Day.
Builders and more representing thousands of businesses The number one cause of workplace deaths
worldwide will illustrate how safety is not only good continues to be roadway incidents, accounting for nearly
business, but saves lives. one out of four fatal work injuries, followed by falls, then
These groups will be providing information, by being struck by objects. Workplace homicides was the
solutions and best practices throughout NAOSH Week. fourth highest cause of on-the-job deaths with more than
Additionally, ASSE, OSHA and CSSE will have a 80 percent of those workers being shot.
national NAOSH Week Kick-off in Washington, D.C., There are success stories, an Oregon SAIF Group
with events at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Insurance official was pleased with the agency's
the U.S. Capitol as well as countrywide. ASSE will also collaboration on safety with the construction industry in
celebrate the annual Occupational Safety and Health returning $11.7 million to member businesses and said,
Professional Day (OSHP) May 7 as well as recognize the "yet, the real success story here is that these savings
winners of the sixth annual ASSE kids' "Safety-on-the- reflect the thousands of Oregon construction workers who
Job" poster contest during NAOSH Week. went home injury-free day after day as a result of the hard
"Effective management and implementation of work of all those involved."
workplace safety and health programs add significant Last July Laidlaw International Inc. noted in the
value to individuals and companies by reducing the extent, latest quarter the company continued to benefit from
severity and consequences of work-related injury and safety initiatives implemented in recent years –
illness," ASSE President Michael W. Thompson, CSP, experiencing a 47 percent drop in insurance and accident
said. "We strive to demonstrate for businesses and claim costs, a major element in its operating expenses.
employees alike the advantages investing in safety has on "There are many success stories out there,"
people, property and the environment. " Thompson said. "During NAOSH Week we will work to
For instance, a recent study done by Goldman provide examples of how designing and putting into place
Sachs JBWere showed valuation links between workplace strong safety management processes help keep employees
safety and health factors and investment performance. The safe, the company reputation in tact, customers happy and
research showed 'that from November 2004 to October have a positive impact on a company's bottom line. We
2007 companies who did not adequately manage look forward to working with our members, OSHA, the
workplace safety and health issues underperformed those OSHA Alliance Program partners and CSSE in getting the
who did.' word out and hoping to make a difference."
"Those are the investment numbers," Thompson
added. "Each year more than 5,000 people lose their lives
NAOSH/OSHP 2008 -- BE A PART OF IT: A LOOK BACK AT 2007 & FORWARD TO 2008 EVENTS
Last year a record number of activities took place to celebrate NAOSH Week and OSHP Day. The majority of
those were captured in this event list that can be found at www.asse.org/naosh07 and
http://www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh07/events_map.php . These events held by ASSE members, partners, and
those committed to protecting people, property and the environment took place worldwide.
The 2007 ASSE kids' "Safety-on-the-Job" poster contest was another success due to ASSE members. Children
from around the world participated. More than 30 children, poster contest winners and entrants attended the
NAOSH kick-off event at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the ASSE awards ceremony at the U.S. Capitol
last May in Washington, D.C. along with the ASSE Region III brunch for the children and their families (see
photos below). You too can be a part of these events scheduled to take place this Monday, May 4 in D.C.
beginning at 10 a.m. at the DOL, 11:45 a.m. at the U.S. Capitol and a special ASSE event for the ASSE children
and their families will be held at the National Gallery of Art following the awards ceremony.
NAOSH Kick-off events held in Washington, D.C. are complimentary for all ASSE members, their families and
WHAT IS NAOSH WEEK (www.asse.org/naosh08)?
The goal of the annual North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week is to focus the attention of
employers, employees, the general public and all partners in occupational safety, health and the environment on
the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace. We are striving to:
increase understanding of the benefits of investment in occupational health and safety;
raise awareness of the role and contribution of safety, health and environmental professionals; and
help reduce workplace injuries and illness by encouraging new safety, health and environmental activities.
For the past few years Congress has passed a resolution recognizing and supporting North American
Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week and Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day (many
ASSE members have secured proclamations from their states, cities and counties). Please note the Resolution
passed for NAOSH 2007 from the Congressional Record:
In the U.S. 110th CONGRESS - 1st Session, passed unanimously- S. RES. 193
Designating the week of May 6 through May 12, 2007, as `North American Occupational Safety and Health Week' and
May 9, 2007, as `Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day'.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
Mr. (Senator) DURBIN (for himself, (Senators) Mr. ISAKSON, Mr. OBAMA, and Mr. KENNEDY) submitted the following
resolution, which was considered and agreed to
Designating the week of May 6 through May 12, 2007, as `North American Occupational Safety and Health Week' and
May 9, 2007, as `Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day'.
Whereas every year more than 5,700 people die from job-related injuries and 4,400,000 more suffer occupational
injuries and illnesses;
Whereas transportation crashes continue to be the number 1 cause of on-the-job deaths, and overall in 2005 there were
6,159,000 transportation accidents resulting in 43,433 deaths, 2,700,000 injuries, and an estimated $230,600,000,000
in tangible costs;
Whereas every day millions of people go to and return home from work safely due, in part, to the efforts of many
unsung heroes, such as occupational safety, health, and environmental practitioners, who work day in and day out
identifying hazards and implementing safety and health advances in all industries and at all workplaces, aimed at
eliminating workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses;
Whereas these occupational safety, health, and environmental professionals and members of the American Society of
Safety Engineers work to prevent accidents, injuries, and occupational diseases, create safer work and leisure
environments, and develop safer products, and are committed to protecting people, property, and the environment;
Whereas the work of these professionals in the areas of occupational safety, health promotion, disease prevention, and
wellness programs has contributed greatly to the improvement of overall employee health, increased productivity, and
reduction in health care costs, and yields significant returns on investments in occupational safety and health for the
Whereas our society has long recognized that a safe and healthy workplace positively impacts employee morale, health,
Whereas the more than 30,000 members of the American Society of Safety Engineers, along with the more than 150,000
combined members of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM), the American Association of
Occupational Health Nurses, Inc., (AAOHN), the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI), are occupational safety, health, and environmental practitioners dedicated to
keeping people safe at work and protecting property and the environment;
Whereas the purpose of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) is to increase understanding of
the benefits of investing in occupational safety and health, to demonstrate the positive impact that integrating effective
safety and health programs in the workplace and the community has on the economy and business, to raise awareness of
the role and contribution of safety, health, and environmental professionals in all areas, and to reduce workplace injuries
and illnesses by increasing awareness and implementation of safety and health programs;
Whereas the theme of NAOSH Week 2007 is all modes of transportation safety, particularly stressing that motor vehicle
drivers should drive wisely to save lives; and
Whereas on May 9 occupational safety and health professionals will be recognized during the second annual Occupational
Safety and Health Professional Day for the work they do to keep people safe at work: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate--
1. Designates the week of May 6 through May 12, 2007, to be `North American Occupational Safety and Health Week'
(NAOSH) and May 9, 2007, to be `Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day';
2. Commends occupational safety, health, and environmental practitioners for their ongoing commitment to protecting
people, property, and the environment;
3. Commends those businesses that encourage a strong safety culture and incorporate occupational safety and health
into their business strategies;
4. Encourages all industries, organizations, community leaders, employers, and employees to join with the American
Society of Safety Engineers to support activities aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of preventing
illness, injury, and death in the workplace, during the week of May 6 through May 12, 2007, and throughout the
5. Recognizes the commitment of occupational safety and health professionals in their ongoing work to protect people,
property, and the environment on May 9, 2007, Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day;
6. Urges everyone to observe the theme of NAOSH Week and drive responsibly; and
7. Encourages the people of the United States to observe `North American Occupational Safety and Health Week' and
`Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day' with appropriate programs and activities.
WHY GET INVOLVED?
NAOSH Week and OSHP Day present an excellent opportunity to focus, reinforce and strengthen the
commitment to occupational safety and health. Participation and involvement has been shown to:
improve attitudes towards safety;
increase understanding of the importance of occupational safety and health;
foster a safety-minded culture;
increase cooperation; and
assist in team building and improving communication between employers, employees, safety committees
and safety professionals.
WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DAY – May 7, 2008?
Occupational safety, health and environmental professionals work day in and day out to make sure millions of
people worldwide continue to go to and return home from work every day. To recognize and celebrate their
ongoing commitment to protecting people, property and the environment the American Society of Safety
Engineers' board approved the creation of Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day (OSHP) in March of
2006 to be held every year during NAOSH Week on that Wednesday. This year OSHP Day is on May 7, 2008.
OSHP Day also aims to further raise awareness and pride in the profession, a profession where one is qualified
by education, training and experience who identifies hazards and develops appropriate controls for these hazards
all aimed at preventing occupational injury, illness and property damage. The safety and health professional
follows a Code of Professional Conduct and brings to bear technical knowledge, skill and expertise along with
management abilities developed through years of continued education and practical experience.
“We take time this May 7th to say thanks to those invisible heroes, who every day work to make your workplace
safer and healthier,” ASSE President Michael W. Thompson, CSP, notes. “It doesn’t happen often, but when a
call is made to a family member that their loved one has been injured or killed on the job several lives change
forever. Let’s continue to work with occupational safety and health professionals to make sure you and your family
never receive that call."
SHARING THEIR STORIES AND INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE OF SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
For OSHP Day 2008, ASSE will be recognizing and honoring those long-time ASSE members and their work. We
will share their stories and insights on the future of safety in the workplace and the profession on the
www.asse.org/naosh08 web site. Please go to http://www.asse.org/newsroom/oshproday/ to see the stories of
past ASSE Presidents on the then and now of the occupational safety and health profession using vintage photos.
Some samples are:
Margaret Carroll – ASSE President 1994/95
"I was so fascinated by the whole idea of industrial safety and the aspect that you would
actually be interacting with people in trying to integrate these – the technical knowledge into
a work a day world was just intriguing to me and still is."
"If you repealed the OSH Act today it wouldn't make that much of a difference with the way
employees act because now this, safety, is engrained in them. They know that they should
know about material safety for example. They know they have the right to speak up when
they think something isn't safe…it's a whole different ball game than it was 20 years ago."
Don Eckenfelder – ASSE President 1981/82
"I think a safety professional is by my perception is anyone who is attempting to make the
world a better place by facilitating processes that reduce losses."
"If the culture of the climate and the attitude is right at a company then all the programs and
the technology work to implement effective safety processes. If it's not right they don't work,
just like software does not work on a computer if the operating system isn't good."
SAFETY IS GOOD BUSINESS --
There is power through partnering. Helping ASSE members, OSHA and CSSE support NAOSH Week and OSHP
Day are several businesses, associations and organizations, many are part of the OSHA Alliance Program. Last
year NAOSH Week messages on the positives of investing in workplace safety and health reached more than
150,000 businesses and more than 30 million people worldwide due to these partnering efforts. We encourage
ASSE members to work locally with these partners on their NAOSH efforts. At
http://www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh08/partners.php you will find the NAOSH partner list. We look forward to
reaching even more people and businesses this year. For this we thank our partners for 2008:
OSHA Alliance Program Participant NAOSH/OSHP '08 Supporters
Corporations, Associations, Societies, Councils and More Support ASSE's NAOSH Week
Abbott http://www.abbott.com/ -- is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development,
manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals, nutritional and medical products, including devices and diagnostics. The
company employs more than 65,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) -- Established in 1942, AAOHN is a 10,000-member
professional association dedicated to advancing the health, safety and productivity of domestic and global workforces by
providing education, research, public policy and practice resources for occupational and environmental health nurses. These
professionals are the largest group of health care providers serving the worksite. AAOHN's vision is, "Work and community
environments will be healthy and safe."
American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) -- was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and
serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals in over 20 countries. Biosafety professionals include microbiologists,
biologists, molecular biologists, environmental health scientists, industrial hygienists, clinical health care professionals,
veterinarians, chemists and engineers.
American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) http://www.afandpa.org/ -- is a national trade association of the forest,
pulp, paper, paperboard and wood products industry. The association was formed on January 1, 1993, as a result of a
merger between the National Forest Products Association and the American Paper Institute. AF&PA's members include
manufacturers of over 80 percent of the paper, wood and forest products produced in the U.S.
American Foundry Society, Inc. - Home (AFS) -- promotes the metal casting industry by
helping foundry and die-casting members to manage all production operations and market
their products and services and to equitably manage their employees.
American Heart Association (AHA) -- Founded in 1924, AHA is a national voluntary health agency that provides heart
disease and stroke information for effective prevention and treatment. The Association has one National Center and 12
affiliate offices throughout the country that work with national, state and local governments, healthcare professionals and
volunteers to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke through a number of actions, including
science operations, advocacy, and field operations and development.
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) -- Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization with more than 75
local sections and approximately 12,000 members. It works in conjunction with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene to
promote the certification of industrial hygienists and operates several laboratory accreditation programs.
American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) http://www.americanpipeline.org/ -- represents pipeline
contractors along with manufacturers and suppliers of pipeline-related products and services. Established in 1971, the
association conducts meetings to assist members in learning about industry changes and serves as a forum to exchange
ideas on how best to cope with these changes. APCA addresses safety, environmental and security issues within the pipeline
industry, including drug and alcohol testing and environmental and safety regulations.
American Red Cross -- was founded on May 21, 1881 and works to help make families, communities and workplaces safer,
provide relief to victims of disasters and help prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It has nearly 900 field units
which provide safety and health education and training to nearly 12 million people annually. The organization is guided by its
Congressional Charter and is lead by volunteers.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) http://www.aem.org/ -- was formed from the consolidation of the
Construction Industry Manufacturers Association and Equipment Manufacturers Institute on January 1, 2002. AEM is the
international trade and business development resource for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services
used worldwide in the construction, agricultural, mining, forestry, and utility fields. AEM member companies manufacture a
wide variety of equipment, from large earthmovers and agricultural equipment to small hand-held, portable and walk-behind
machinery - designed to handle a myriad of specialized tasks and also manufacture a variety of components used by other
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) - everything from transmissions and hydraulic pumps to electronic controls,
gauges and lubricants.
Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP) -- Founded in 1981, AOHP is a nonprofit association that
promotes educational and professional growth opportunities for its members and the protection and well-being of healthcare
workers. The association's membership is comprised of over 1,100 professionals with five regional offices and 26 local
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) http://www.aorn.org/ -- is a professional association for
perioperative registered nurses and promotes excellence in perioperative nursing. The Association’s mission is to promote
quality patient care by providing its members with education, standards and services. AORN has approximately 40,000
members who manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing.
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) -- is recognized as the leader in high-quality credentialing for safety,
health, and environmental professionals. BCSP administers the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credential.
Brick Industry Association (BIA) http://www.bia.org/ -- represents distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and
suppliers of related products and services, including brick masonry. The association offers online education and training and
has developed a series of bulletins that provides updates for architects, designers and builders on technical developments in
brick masonry. BIA maintains a safety information section on its Web site and publishes a monthly magazine, Brick News,
which focuses on the brick industry.
Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) http://www.cmaa.org/ -- is a professional association for managers of
membership clubs. It has nearly 7,000 members that run more than 3,000 country, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and
military clubs. The association has over 90 senior and student chapters and colonies in the United States and abroad. CMAA
provides professional development training through conferences, management certification courses and workshops.
Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) http://www.csda.org/ -- promotes the use of professional specialty
sawing and drilling contractors and their methods. In support of this goal, our Code of Ethics demands that we pursue the
highest standards of safety, quality and integrity.
Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) -- is a national non-profit corporation established in 1994 that
represents all segments of the automotive industry. The Committee works with industry around the world, with career and
technical schools, and with governments and other organizations, to provide best practice safety and health information and
training and to measure improvements related to safety for all who repair or maintain vehicles as a profession. CCAR created
and offers Safety and Pollution Prevention (S/P2) training to the automotive industry. As of December 2003, over 1000
automotive training programs representing 77,000 students and over 1400 individual repair facilities are using S/P2 for their
safety training needs.
Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance:
Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA)
http://www.mhia.org/psc/PSC_Products_Cranes.cfm - was founded in 1955 and represents over 20
overhead crane manufacturers. The association has developed a crane operators’ manual along with a
safety training video for overhead crane users focusing on safe operating practices.
Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) http://www.mhia.org/psc/PSC_Products_Hoists.cfm -
was founded in 1956 and represents manufacturers of overhead handling hoists, that includes hand chain
hoists, ratchet lever hoists, trolleys, air chain and air rope hoists, and electric chain and electric wire rope
hoists. The association has developed operator manuals for manually operated, electrical and air powered
Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA) – http://www.mhia.org/psc/PSC_Products_Monorail.cfm was
founded in 1933 and represents companies that produce enclosed track underhung cranes and monorail
systems. The association has developed safety guidelines for operators in the monorail industry.
The Dow Chemical Company - http://www.dow.com/ -- is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of
innovation, science and technology to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company offers a broad
range of products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water,
food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of
sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $49 billion and employs 43,000 people worldwide. References to ―Dow‖ or the
―Company‖ mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.
Drug Free Workplace Alliance -- Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace -- OSHA, the Mine Safety and
Health Administration (MSHA) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy’s Working Partners for an Alcohol- and
Drug-Free Workplace Program (Working Partners) alliance with the following organizations:
American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
International Association of Bridge, Structural Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers (IABSORIW)
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers (IAHFIAW)
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB)
International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
TAUC – The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC & RA)
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States
and Canada (UAJAPPFI)
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA).
The Drug Free Workplace Alliance agreement recognizes the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster
safer, drug-free and more healthful American workplaces and protect employees’ health and safety. Through the
Alliance, the organizations will work to provide ARTBA, AGC, IABSORIW, IAHFIAW, IBB, IUOE, IUPAT, LIUNA, NAPA,
SC & RA, TAUC, UAJAPPFI and UBCJA members and the construction industry with information, guidance, and access
to training resources that will help them understand the benefits of drug-free workplace programs and protect employees'
health and safety. The Alliance focuses on educating workers on safety and productivity hazards created by the abuse of
alcohol and other drugs in the workplace.
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) -- is the leading technical society dedicated solely to the flexographic printing
industry since 1958. Promoting, developing and maintaining the advancement of flexography is our prime directive with
an emphasis on developing and maintaining standards of quality.
Forging Industry Association (FIA) http://www.forging.org/ -- is a corporate membership association comprised of some 110
North American forging producers operating over 150 plants. Membership also includes more than 80 suppliers to the forging
industry including companies engaged in the manufacturing, processing or distribution of steel or other forging stock, die
stock, machine tools, equipment or providing consulting and engineering services and supplies commonly used in the
Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IECI) -- Founded in 1957, IEC provides members with information on the functions
of the electrical construction industry. It is a 70 plus-chapter association representing more than 3,600 electrical contractors
and nearly 100,000 electrical workers. IEC trains over 10,000 apprentices each year to become electricians. Member
companies range in size from shops with one employee to shops employing several hundred field employees. More than 66
percent of IEC members have 10 employees or less.
Industrial Truck Association (ITA) -- Founded in 1917, ITA represents the manufacturers of lift trucks and their suppliers.
ITA members also manufacture tow tractors, rough terrain vehicles, hand-pallet trucks and automated guided vehicles.
The association has worked to reduce the number and severity of lift truck accidents and holds meetings dealing with a
variety of topics. ITA works with federal and state regulatory agencies and standards setting organizations on safety and
health, environmental, and operator issues.
Laser Institute of America (LIA) -- is the international society for laser applications and safety. Our mission is to foster
lasers, laser applications, and laser safety worldwide. Serving the industrial, medical, research and government
communities, LIA offers technical information and networking opportunities to laser users from around the globe.
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) -- Founded in 1942, NAHB is a trade association whose mission is to
enhance the climate for housing and the building industry and to expand opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent
and affordable housing. The association is a federation of more than 800 state and local associations. The NAHB's more
than 205,000 members include homebuilders and/or remodelers and associates working in closely related fields within the
housing industry, such as mortgage finance and building products and services. NAHB analyzes policy issues, monitors and
works toward improving the housing finance system, and analyzes and forecasts economic trends.
National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) www.nasf.org -- Founded in 2007, NASF is an amalgamation of three
long-standing surface finishing trade associations, formally known as the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers
Society (AESF), the Metal Finishing Suppliers Association (MFSA) and the National Association of Metal Finishers (NAMF). It
has 900 member companies that include job-shop metal finishers, chemical and equipment suppliers, manufacturers, surface
coaters and over 2000 individual academic, scientific, technical and professionals. The association benchmarks and
develops programs to achieve best practices in health, safety, and the environment in the metal surface finishing industry;
works with governmental bodies to address issues involving the metal surface finishing industry; and informs its members
and the public regarding metal surface finishing matters.
National Chicken Council -- based in Washington, D.C., is the national, non-profit trade association representing the U.S.
chicken industry. NCC is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects the interests of the chicken industry and
is the industry's voice before Congress and federal agencies. NCC member companies include chicken producer/processors,
poultry distributors, and allied industry firms. The producer/processors account for approximately 95 percent of the chickens
produced in the U.S.
National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE) -- Founded in 1986, NCSE is a professional organization that provides a
forum for safety professionals in the construction industry to exchange pertinent information. The organization is comprised of
30 contracting companies in the U.S., which employ over 250,000 workers who perform more than of 500 million hours of
construction and construction-related work each year.
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) -- is the nation's leading small-business advocacy association, with
offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives
small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB's
powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-
only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America's free enterprise system.
National Safety Council (NSC) -- was founded in 1913 and is chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, the NSC is a non-
profit, non-governmental, international public service organization with 45 chapters. It has four major areas of operation:
training, educational programs and materials, consulting and advocacy.
National Turkey Federation (NTF) -- is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services and
conducting activities which increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably
provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Members of the National Turkey Federation include growers,
processors, hatchers, breeders, distributors, allied services and state associations.
PPSA. Pulp and Paper Safety Association -- is a non-profit, international trade organization that focuses on improving worker
safety throughout all aspects of the paper industry. The association’s members include paper mills, converting plants and
recycle collections centers. PPSA holds an Annual Safety and Health Conference.
Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) -- has nearly 1,200 member companies including metal stampers, fabricators,
spinners, slide formers and roll formers and suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. The association
maintains a safety section on its Website, which includes safety manuals and training videos for the metalforming industry.
The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance -- OSHA National Alliance > The Roadway Work Zone
Safety and Health -- Through this Alliance, OSHA, NIOSH and the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners work to
provide the program participants and other government and non-government organizations with information, guidance and
access to training resources to help protect employees, including Spanish-speaking, and other high-risk or vulnerable "hard-
to-reach" workers, from general health and safety hazards and reduce and prevent exposures to roadway work zone safety
and health hazards. The focus is on flagger safety, safer deployment of traffic control devices, positive protection, night work,
work zone speeding and runovers/backovers. The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners are:
American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)-- ARTBA has more than 5,000 members with
knowledge and experience in building road, rail, airport, public transit, port and waterway facilities. The association
conducts conferences and training programs, publishes a newsletter, magazine and educational materials, and
maintains a comprehensive Internet website.
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) -- AGC is the nation's largest and oldest construction trade
association and is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by educating the industry to employ the
finest skills, promoting use of the latest technology and advocating building the best quality projects for owners--
public and private. Founded in 1918, AGC has over 33,000 members, which include general contractors, specialty
contractors as well as suppliers and service providers in 100 chapters throughout the nation.
International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) -- Founded in 1896, the IUOE has 400,000 members in 170
local unions throughout the U.S. and Canada. The IUOE primarily represents Operating Engineers, who work as
heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors in the construction industry, and Stationary Engineers, who
work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes, and in the service industries. In addition,
the union represents nurses and other health industry workers and a number of public employees engaged in a wide
variety of occupations. The IUOE offers nearly 100 apprenticeships and training programs to help ensure that its
members are trained and skilled craft workers.
Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) -- LIUNA members are employed in various construction
fields and work on a wide variety of projects, from skyscrapers to tunnels, and remove hazardous materials from
buildings like asbestos and lead. In addition, members are employed in the health care and public service sectors.
The Laborers has more than 700,000 members in nine regions, 55 district councils, and over 500 local unions. The
union has a number of education programs and the Laborers'-AGC Education and Training Fund to help make
construction and other workplaces where its members are employed safer.
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) -- Founded in 1955, NAPA has more than 1,100 member
companies and represents the interests of the Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) producer and paving contractors on the
national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. The
association has a research program that focuses on environmental issues and improving the quality of HMA
pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and
environmental and recreational facilities. NAPA provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and
information to its members and supplies technical information to the users and specifiers of paving materials.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) -- NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for
conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. The Agency
is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services. The Agency provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and
death by gathering information, conducting scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products
and services. The Agency is headquartered in Washington, DC, with research laboratories and offices in Cincinnati,
OH, Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA, Spokane, WA and Atlanta, GA.
Safe Tank Alliance -- Through the Alliance, OSHA and the organizations promote safe tank entry, cleaning, maintenance,
and rescue operations and work within and around petroleum and petrochemical liquid storage tanks. The group works to
ensure workers in the industry are armed with the training, knowledge and guidance to ensure their safety and health. The
workers include, but are not limited to, tank owners and operators, tank maintenance and repair workers, tank contractors
and rescue personnel. The Safe Tank Alliance is made up of:
The American Petroleum Institute (API) -- API is the national trade association that represents all aspects of
America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its 400 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest
of independents, come from all segments of the industry. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators
and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) -- The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce
the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes
and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA membership totals more than 81,000 individuals from
around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations. Established in 1896, NFPA serves
as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety.
The Steel Tank Institute (STI) -- Serving the water, food, petroleum and chemical markets since 1916 as
developers of standards and certification programs for quality, safety and reliability in the manufacture, installation
and testing of steel tanks, piping and pressure vessels.
Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) -- is a national trade association that represents the U.S. shipyard industry that
primarily builds and repairs commercial vessels. SCA represents approximately 35,000 workers in 23 states. The association
has five committees: New Build, Ship Repair, Safety, Environment and Human Resources.
SkillsUSA -- is a national organization that is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working
together to help ensure America has a skilled workforce. More than 279,000 students and instructors join SkillsUSA annually,
through 54 state and territorial associations. The organization has served over 8.8 million members since 1965. SkillsUSA
programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills
including safe working practices.
Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) -- Promotes the improvement of the business of hazard communication
for chemicals; educates SCHC members on hazard communication issues; provides a forum for exchange of ideas and
experiences; enhances the awareness of members and the general public of new developments in hazard communications;
and, provides guidance or technical expertise to private, nonprofit groups and to government.
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) http://www.socma.com/ -- The Synthetic Organic
Chemical Manufacturers Association’s commitment to serving the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry dates back
to its inception in 1921. SOCMA’s original charter dedicated the organization to promoting high industry standards, building
public awareness and working with government agencies to develop and improve the industry. SOCMA serves as the voice
of a membership operating more than 2,000 manufacturing sites and employing more than 100,000 workers. SOCMA
members encompass every segment of the industry—from small specialty producers to large multinational corporations—and
manufacture 50,000 products valued at $60 billion annually. SOCMA’s members produce intermediates, specialty chemicals
and ingredients used to develop a wide range of commercial and consumer products. These products save lives, improve
standards of living and enable countless other industries and manufacturers to produce their goods.
Tree Care Industry of America (TCIA) http://www.tcia.org/Public/About_acronyms.htm -- Established in 1938 as the
National Arborist Association, today's TCIA is a trade association of more than 2,000 commercial tree care firms and affiliated
companies. TCIA accredits tree care companies, develops safety and education programs, establishes standards of tree care
practice, and provides management information for arboriculture firms around the world. We provide continuing education,
training, conferences and publications to promote the safe and appropriate practice of tree care, including Tree Care Industry
magazine and TCI EXPO, the world's largest tree care trade show.
Additional NAOSH/OSHP '08 Supporters
Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Commercial Motor
Vehicle (CMV) Safety Belt Partnership www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safetybelt -- was created by Secretary Norman Y. Mineta to
combat low safety belt use among the nation's CMV drivers. The 2006 CMV driver safety belt usage study found that only 59
percent of CMV drivers wear safety belts. In accordance with Section 392.16 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
(FMCSA), a CMV which has a seat belt assembly installed at the driver's seat shall not be driven unless the driver has
properly restrained himself/herself with the seat belt assembly. In 2004, 303 of the 634 commercial motor vehicle drivers
killed in crashes were not wearing safety belts. Of the 168 drivers killed who were ejected from their vehicles, almost 75
percent of them were not wearing safety belts. This is a preventable tragedy! In response to this, each member of the Safety
Belt Partnership has made a commitment to increase safety belt use in the commercial driver community. ASSE is an active
member of the CMV. Be Ready. Be Buckled.
International Truck & Engine Corp. www.navistar.com.-- A wholly owned subsidiary of
Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC:NAVZ), International Truck and Engine
Corporation is a leading producer of medium trucks, heavy trucks, severe service vehicles,
MaxxForce brand diesel engines, parts and service. International and its affiliates sell their
products, parts and services through a network of nearly 1,000 dealer outlets in the United
Brazil and Mexico and from more than 60 dealers in 90 countries throughout the world.
Turner Construction Company – www.turnerconstruction.com/ --Turner provides building services to institutions who
recognize the value of a partner who works diligently and creatively to find the best possible
solution for each particular project. With construction volume of $8.6 billion in 2006, Turner ranks
first or second in major segments of the construction industry. Turner maintains a nationwide
network of offices and a staff of more than 5,700 employees, performing work on over 1,600
projects each year.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:
Distribute the NAOSH information at work,
to your internal intranet or newsletter At Schools, Colleges, Universities:
Host a Family Safety Fair or picnic for your Students are the workers and business leaders
company and their families of tomorrow. Making them aware of workplace
Launch a recognition program for safety safety and health at an early age, and, on the
suggestions that are put into use or need for training and knowledge is critical to
enhance ongoing health and safety helping them work safely in the future. Some
practices activities you could include:
Conduct an Open House that focuses on
health and safety. Involve suppliers. Invite Host a Personal Protection Equipment
local dignitaries, clients and colleagues. (PPE) fashion show - this can be fun
Conduct training sessions for employees. Invite classes to tour your operations,
Set up specific safety demonstrations, highlighting basic safety features and the
focused on safe work habits importance of working safely
Distribute ASSE's PR brochures - Sponsor special safety days
'Workplace Safety Guide for New Workers" Conduct training sessions specific to the
"Hazardous Materials Safety Information new and inexperienced worker and
Guide" and "Roadway Crashes" distribute ASSE's "Workplace Safety Guide
Promote NAOSH Week through articles in for New Workers" and other information
your company newsletter available from ASSE, the Canadian Society
Insert NAOSH Week messages in of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and the
correspondence, memorandums, e-mail 'YouthRules' info. from the U.S. Department
messages to staff of Labor and the National Institute of
Display the NAOSH Week poster in offices, Occupational Safety and Health.
on bulletin boards, at work stations, etc. Distribute this information at local malls,
Recognize the safety and health churches, community centers and libraries.
professionals you work with and do Display and show how to use various PPE
business with on May 7, 2008 - Have speakers available to speak to
Occupational Safety and Health students - utilize the ASSE "Safety
Professional Day Suitcase" for students available from
Contact ASSE PR for more ideas and tools www.asse.org/newsroom
you can use at www.asse.org/newsroom
Work with local school boards to coordinate the Foundation's free 'Career Guide to
special events or help them expand their the Safety Profession' – or download from
safety efforts http://www.asse.org/foundation/publications/
Work with elementary and high school careerguide.php
students to promote safety as a career –use
In Your Community:
Consider officially acknowledging NAOSH Sponsor a public symposium on health and
Week with a flag raising ceremony and safety issues
signing of a NAOSH Week proclamation by Encourage local retailers to display NAOSH
your mayor, community dignitaries and Week posters
other government officials Develop and send a localized news release
Display a NAOSH Week poster in a to your local media or a letter to the editor in
prominent location in your community - at support of NAOSH Week/OSHP Day and to
malls, libraries, retail outlets, churches, etc. promote your organization's activities, and
Plan special events such as shopping mall much, much more – template news release,
displays that feature safety messages proclamation & letter to the editor are at
sponsored by local businesses that are www.asse.org/naosh08 under tools
supporting NAOSH Week
SAFETY IS GOOD BUSINESS INFORMATION:
During NAOSH Week and throughout the year ASSE, CSSE, OSHA and its partners illustrate how safety is
good business. Safety and health not only add value to a business, but to the workplace, employees, the
community and to everyone's quality of life. For instance:
Effective management and implementation of workplace safety and health programs add significant
value to individuals and companies by reducing the extent, severity and consequences of work-related
injury and illness.
Workplaces that establish safety and health management systems reduce their injury and illness costs
by 20 to 40 percent.
Businesses spend $171 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illness,
expenditures that come straight out of company profits and can comprise as much as five percent of a
company's total costs.
Preventing injuries and illnesses decreases workers compensation and retraining costs, absenteeism,
business production interruption and more.
Preventing injuries and illnesses increases productivity, morale and ultimately, profits as well as
enhancing a company's corporate reputation.
TOOLS YOU CAN USE:
From news releases to draft proclamations, letters to the editor, PR brochures and more, please use any of
this information for your NAOSH/OSHP Day activities you or your chapter plan to develop or just distribute at
work, your church, your girl or boy scout meeting and more. You can adapt these for your community, work,
and local media. Please note the following (click at the prompt for the document):
WHAT: Draft State/City/County Proclamation "Declaring May 4-10 North American Occupational
Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) and May 7, 2007 Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day"
and a draft letter you can personalize and use to forward to your local leaders with the draft
proclamation for consideration.
Sample Proclamation Request Letter (doc)
Sample Proclamation Draft (doc)
HOW: After contacting your local leaders and if they agree to a proclamation ask to be part of the
signing ceremony, if possible. Then mail or e-mail us the proclamation (or a copy and photos if
available of the signing) to Diane Hurns at 1800 E. Oakton Street, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post it on the web, frame it to display at ASSE headquarters, and at the
NAOSH/OSHP 08 kick-off events in Washington, D.C. Monday, May 5. This information will be included
in our NAOSH Communications.
The following are PowerPoint presentations, articles and resources you can use to distribute in your
community, at local meetings and at work. We will be adding to this list as we move closer to NAOSH
Letter to the Editor:
This sample NAOSH/OSHP Letter to the Editor can be edited and signed by you to send to your local
media. If you don't have the contact information for your media please contact ASSE PR's Joanna
Climer at email@example.com or Pam Glinka at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of the media in your
neighborhood. You can easily adapt and add local numbers/statistics to this draft letter as you like:
Sample Letter to the Editor (doc)
This document contains a breakdown by type, state, age and more:
National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2006 (pdf) -- A total of 5,703 people died from work-
related injuries in the U.S. in 2006 with transportation accidents remaining the most frequent type of
cause followed by falls, workplace homicides and being struck by an object as noted in these federal
and state statistics.
The following documents provide best practices and information on how a business can develop and
implement effective workplace safety and health programs and some tangible results:
Australians Find Stock Price Success Linked to Safety and Health - The West Australian – news story,
contact ASSE PR for the full report.
See Large and Small Employer Results When They Focus on "Prevention is the Cure" (ppt) -- a
presentation made by ASSE member Fay Feeney, CSP, ARM, presented at a workers' compensation
conference in Chicago recently, which discusses how two major businesses (a small private company
and a large federal employer) identified areas of safety that needed to be improved; developed and
implemented occupational safety, health and environmental changes; and saw major positive results
which continue today.
There Really Are No Accidents - Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board -- link to their web
containing videos, statistics and stories of how "prevention is the cure".
OSHA's Safety and Health Topic – Making the Business Case for Safety and Health --
ASSE Business of Safety Committee -- The CoPS Business of Safety Committee is a data gathering,
document preparation, and source of professional information regarding ASSE's efforts to show that
investment in Safety, Health, and the Environment (SH&E) is a sound business strategy and can
positively impact an organization's bottom-line. This committee generates documentations and
guidance materials through the Vice President - Council on Practice and Standards. It monitors
business of safety related issues to identify matters of Society interest, reviews appropriate business
of safety related materials, and recommends position statements for review by the Council.
ASSE COMPLIMENTARY BROCHURES – can also be downloaded and are available for mailing and
Hazardous Materials: Safety Important Workplace Safety Preventing Roadway Crashes
Information Guide (pdf) Guide for Young Workers (pdf) (pdf)
The NAOSH Poster:
This will be completed the first part of March 2008 and will be ready to mail. Please contact ASSE PR's
Pam Glinka at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to have posters mailed to you.
For more Information on the sixth annual ASSE Kids' 'Safety-on-the-Job" poster contest please go
NAOSH PENS, WHISTLES & T-SHIRTS: ASSE PR will have these complimentary tools available for
members to distribute in their communities as part of the NAOSH/OSHP Day celebrations. Contact
ASSE PR's Pam Glinka at email@example.com for information and mailing requests.
ASSE NAOSH/OSHP Day 2008 News Releases:
01/18/2008 - AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS, OSHA, BUSINESSES TO SHOW TANGIBLE RESULTS OF
INVESTING IN WORKPLACE SAFETY, HEALTH FOR NAOSH 08
01/10/2008 - ASSE Kids' "Safety-on-the-Job" Poster Contest Wins National Recognition
09/19/2007 - American Society of Safety Engineers Kick Off 6th Annual Youth Job Safety Poster Contest
2005 --FROM MAINE TO OREGON, SAFETY PROFESSIONALS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
DES PLAINES (June 23, 2005) — Ten American The award winners are ASSE Greater Boston Chapter
Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) members from across member Robert W. Daisy, Boston, MA; Maine Chapter
the country received the first-ever NAOSH Champion President Raymond D. Johnson, Hampden, ME; former
Award recently for their efforts in promoting the ASSE President James ―Skipper‖ Kendrick, CSP, Hurst,
importance of workplace safety and its contribution to TX; former Gulf Coast Chapter President Cynthia L.
sustaining a positive quality of life. Lewis, Santa Fe, TX; Oklahoma City Chapter President
Michael Messner, CSP, Oklahoma City, OK; Gulf Coast
ASSE members from Oregon, Maine, Texas, Chapter President Michael Narvaez, CSP, Houston, TX;
Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C., former Columbia-Willamette Chapter President David
received the NAOSH Champion Award at the ASSE Parsons, Keizer, OR; Central Texas Chapter Vice
annual conference last week in New Orleans. President Robert Rogers, CSP, Austin, TX; former Gulf
Coast Chapter President Gregory L. Smith, CSP, Austin, a safety perception survey, reviewing with an
TX; and National Capital Chapter member Tony occupational nurse proper stretching and daily workouts,
Ashdown, CSP, Washington, D.C. safety shoes, the employee right-to-know program, a class
on chemicals and hazardous waste safety and an
During NAOSH Week, Texas members focused on emergency evacuation program. Company management
several key safety issues and programs. Lewis deemed the week so successful that they will be doing the
spearheaded the development of an alliance between the same throughout the year.
Houston Independent School District (HISD), the ASSE
Gulf Coast Chapter and the Occupational Safety and Messner, in working with other organizations, planned
Health Administration (OSHA) whereby OSHA and and held a NAOSH safety week at the Oklahoma State
ASSE volunteers provide occupational safety and health Capitol with a focus on work zone safety featuring the
education to students and teachers in the 26 HISD high national Work Zone Safety Memorial – a listing of names
schools. Lewis was also a key member of the YouthRules of workers lost in roadway work zone tragedies.
Rally and Safety Job Fair committee in Houston where
more than 8,000 students and parents attended. Smith As a new ASSE volunteer, Daisy coordinated ASSE’s
worked with OSHA and the Mexican Consulate in efforts in securing Governor and Senate resolutions
providing key construction safety information to workers supporting NAOSH Week and signed during a State
as well as to parents and youth workers at construction House ceremony with government leaders, the Boston
sites and schools. Rogers rallied state legislators to OSHA office, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
support NAOSH Week through a proclamation and Division of Occupational Safety, the New England
resolution featured at a State House signing ceremony. In Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials
Houston Narvaez, manager of industrial & construction Managers and several other organizations.
safety assurance for the Metropolitan Transit Authority,
worked with OSHA and the Department of Transportation Every year Parsons visits and provides schools, businesses
on programs focused on reducing roadway work zone and legislative leaders with ASSE NAOSH posters
accidents, a major cause of on-the-job fatalities in Texas. featuring ―Safety-on-the-Job‖ poster contest winners,
Kendrick, along with co-workers Dawn Rice and Jansing ASSE Roadway/Youth Workplace/ and Hazmat Safety
Hurst from Bell Helicopter, arranged for CEO safety brochures along with holding emergency and evacuation
lunches/breakfasts with employees at plants throughout drills and occupational safety, health and environmental
the Southwest. seminars.
Johnson, of GE Security, planned and led a week of safety Ashdown of Washington, D.C. enabled the chapter to
activities at the Pittsfield, Maine, plant where he is the garner support and proclamations from Maryland county
occupational safety, health and environmental manager. and state leaders.
The daily programs on workplace safety included holding
2006 --SIX CREATIVE SAFETY PROS FROM AR, NJ, TX & D.C. WIN ASSE NAOSH CHAMPION AWARD
DES PLAINES, IL (July 17, 2006) – Six, out of 30,000, The NAOSH Champion Awards were given at the annual
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) members ASSE Professional Development Conference in Seattle,
from Arkansas, New Jersey, Texas and Washington, D.C., WA, June 10 to ASSE Arkansas Chapter Vice President
won the North American Occupational Safety and Health Heather J. Earl, CSP, of Rogers, AR, health and safety
(NAOSH) Week Champion award for their individual operations manager for Tyson’s Foods, Inc.; New Jersey
achievements in going above and beyond in educating Chapter President Gina Mayer-Costa, CSP, CHMM, of
their communities on how workplace safety affects Oakland, NJ, director of environmental health and safety
everyone. From company-sponsored safety breakfasts for Ramapo College of New Jersey; New Jersey Chapter
with Bell Helicopter CEO Mike ―Red‖ Redenbaugh to Public Affairs Chair Jack Fearing, CPEA, of Flemington,
hosting the ―Soul Train for Safety‖ to working with Safe NJ, AON Risk Services of Greater New York; National
Schools in New Jersey, and providing safety oversight for Capital Chapter President Michael McCullion, ARM,
the Extreme Makeover TV show, the award winners, all CSP, of Ashburn, Virginia, director of safety and health
volunteers, reached out to their communities, businesses, for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors
families and friends in support of North American National Association (SMACNA); former ASSE President
Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week 2006. and ASSE Ft. Worth, TX, chapter member James
―Skipper‖ Kendrick, CSP, of Hurst, TX, manager of The ASSE Arkansas Chapter also sponsored the
Industrial Safety and Hygiene for Bell Helicopter, a Governor’s Safety and Health Management Conference
Textron Company; and, Southwest Chapter member and featuring over 30 sessions on workplace safety and health
Area Regional Vice President for the ASSE Council on including sessions on disaster preparedness, safety
Practices and Standards Committee Patricia A. Kagerer, program development, teen workplace safety, fire
CSP, ARM, of Plano, TX, director of Risk Management prevention, security, trenching and excavation safety, and
for CF Jordan. roadway hazards. Former Congressman and Under
Secretary for Border & Transportation Security Asa
To promote workplace safety during NAOSH Week 2006 Hutchison was the keynote speaker. Arkansas Governor
(April 30 – May 6, 2006) New Jersey ASSE Chapter Mike Huckabee (and Presidential candidate) presented a
President Gina Mayer-Costa, CSP, CHMM, worked with proclamation in support of NAOSH Week to the local
the Governor’s office on securing statewide support, chapter.
worked with 20 chapter members on providing volunteer
construction safety oversight services on two Extreme ASSE Southwest Chapter member Patricia Kagerer, CSP,
Makeover Projects in New Jersey, set up a 10-hour ARM, set up, with the local Associated General
construction safety program with the New Jersey Contractors of America and the regional U.S.
Department of Labor with ASSE members volunteering Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
their expertise, worked with Safe Schools providing new an event in Dallas titled ―Construction Electrical Safety
worker safety tools along with general health information and How to Conduct a Successful Safety Stand Down.‖
and resources on asbestos and lead. Recent U.S. statistics show the number of electrocutions
in the U.S. rose in 2004; the number of fatal work injuries
ASSE New Jersey Chapter Public Affairs Chair Jack in the construction sector rose eight percent; fatal work
Fearing led the chapter’s participation in the 20th Annual injuries involving falls were up 17 percent in 2004; and,
Lincoln Tunnel Challenge with the ASSE Metro NYC the number of workers who were fatally injured after
Chapter. All proceeds benefited the Special Olympics of being struck by objects rose 12 percent in 2004. OSHA
New Jersey. He developed and distributed key information provided an update on electrical issues in the construction
throughout the state on how safety positively affects the industry aimed at helping prevent accidents. The Mayor of
bottom line, secured the Governor’s proclamation in Dallas also issued a proclamation in support of NAOSH
support of NAOSH Week and was the keynote speaker on Week.
international safety at the Joint ASSE Chapter meeting
which took place at the Mid-Atlantic Safety Expo in Former ASSE President James ―Skipper‖ Kendrick, CSP,
Atlantic City. led Bell Helicopter’s third annual NAOSH weeklong
celebrations at plants and offices throughout the Fort
At Arkansas-based Tyson Foods, Inc. ASSE member Worth area featuring CEO Mike ―Red‖ Redenbaugh.
Heather J. Earl, CSP, led a NAOSH Week effort that Redenbaugh met and talked with more than 2500
included company-wide and community-wide activities employees in eight facilities on the importance of
such as printing workplace safety and NAOSH messages workplace safety. Activities ending the week included a
on Tyson paystubs reaching 110,000 people; a corporate forklift rodeo, a personal protective equipment (PPE)
message and thank you in support of NAOSH and the fashion show and the workplace safety trivia game.
May 3 Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day Fellow employees Jansing Hurst, Faye Connely and
was sent to all Tyson’s professional health, safety and Stephanie Stovall assisted Kendrick in planning the
environmental (EHS) staff from the Tyson senior vice events.
president for EHS; ASSE NAOSH week posters were
distributed to 300+ locations and ASSE/NAOSH week ASSE National Capital Chapter President Michael
planning information was posted on the company’s McCullion, ARM, CSP, garnered NAOSH Week
intranet. Nationwide, each Tyson facility coordinated their recognition from the Mayor of Washington, D.C.,
own NAOSH Week activities including: vehicle safety Montgomery County in Maryland and the Virginia
inspection programs; safety and ergonomic quizzes; health Counties of Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William
and wellness fairs; garnered city and state NAOSH through proclamations. He was also instrumental in
support; and, plants conducted safety and health training increasing awareness of the NAOSH children’s poster
on topics such as hot works, compressed gases, machine contest and the planning and implementation of the
safety and hazardous materials safety. Several Tyson NAOSH Week kick-off events held at the U.S.
locations held team member appreciation luncheons and Department of Labor and the U.S. Capitol. McCullion also
dinners in support of NAOSH Week. set up a meeting held with ASSE members and key OSHA
managers to discuss key safety issues affecting the
2007 -- Preventing Injuries, Illnesses Focus of Award Winning Efforts of American Society of Safety Engineers
Members from MA, NJ, OH, OR, TN, TX, VA
Des Plaines, IL (July 23, 2007) — The American Utt, CSP, ALCM, of Granville, OH, president of the
Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) awarded nine ASSE Central OH Chapter; George W. Pearson, CSP,
members and a corporation the North American ARM, of Richmond, VA and the ASSE Colonial
Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) Virginia Chapter; Turner Universal Corporation; and,
Champion award for going above and beyond in David B. Hales, of Huntsville, AL, the ASSE Tennessee
promoting the importance of preventing injuries and Valley Chapter and the Turner Corporation.
illnesses in the workplace last May. The award was
presented during the ASSE annual House of Delegates Through the work of ASSE members, their employers
meeting in Orlando, FL, last month. and supporters more than 150,000 companies worldwide
and millions of people were reminded of the importance
The NAOSH Champion award winners are Tara R. of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace
Falin, of Houston, TX, past president of the ASSE Gulf during the May 6-12 NAOSH Week and Occupational
Coast Chapter; Cynthia L. Lewis, of Houston, TX, Safety and Professional Day May 9. For a full copy of
Region III Treasurer and past president of the ASSE the news release please go to
Gulf Coast Chapter; David R. Parsons, of Kaiser, OR,
past president of the ASSE Columbia – Willamette NAOSH Preventing Injuries, Illnesses
Chapter; Douglas R. Cook, Transportation Practice Focus of Award Winning
Specialty Administrator and ASSE Chattanooga Area Efforts of American Society of
Chapter member; David T. Crowley, CSP, CET, Safety Engineers Members
CHMM, of Canton, MA, and past president of the ASSE from MA, NJ, OH, OR, TN,
Boston Chapter; Patrick J. Delaney, of Clark, NJ, the
ASSE NJ Chapter NAOSH Committee Chair; Kirby N.
TO NOMINATE A NAOSH CHAMPION PLEASE GO TO http://www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh08/awards.php
We'd like to hear from you!
POST YOUR NAOSH/OSHP EVENT/ACTIVITY FOR THE ASSE WORLDWIDE ACTIVITY LIST AT:
Additional information and "Safety is Good Business" tools will be available in April 2008 and will be posted
onto the www.asse.org/naosh08 web site. We will also send them out to the chapters and members. We
appreciate your help in doing whatever you can to promote occupational safety and health and the profession
during North American Occupational Safety and Health Week this May 4-10 and Occupational Safety and
Health Professional Day May 7. We also appreciate all the work you do throughout the year. Please let us
know if you have any questions or need any assistance.
ASSE PR Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-768-3413, www.asse.org/newsroom, www.asse.org/naosh08
ASSE PR Specialist
ASSE PR Assistant
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