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ASSE Invites Kids to Enter Art and Video Contests Touting Workplace Safety

  ASSE Invites Kids to Enter Art and Video Contests Touting Workplace Safety

PR Newswire

DES PLAINES, Ill., Feb. 5, 2014

$1,000 will be awarded to eight grand-prize winners

DES PLAINES, Ill., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the world of
workplace safety, a good day is when no injuries occur. For more than 100
years, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world's oldest
professional occupational safety society, has strived to ensure its 35,000
members have the skills to make those days happen more often than not.

As part of the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week in
May, which is intended to raise awareness about occupational health and
safety, ASSE invites children and families to share what they think of the
topic in two formats. The first asks children aged 5-12 to submit artwork
promoting the importance of workplace safety and the occupational health and
safety profession. A $1,000 grand-prize winner will be selected from each age
group: Group 1 (Ages 5-6); Group 2 (Ages 7-8); Group 3 (Ages 9-10); Group 4
(Ages 11-12)

The second asks teens aged 13-17 to submit a video around the same theme. A
$1,000 grand-prize winner will be selected from each age group: Group 1 (Ages
13-14); Group 2 (Age 15); Group 3 (Age 16); Group 4 (Age 17)

All entries must be received by midnight (CST) Friday, February 28, 2014.
Prizes for second and third place winners also will be awarded. Winners will
be announced on or before March 31, 2014. For more information on where to
send entries and contest rules, please visit
www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh/north-american.php.

"NAOSH Week is a great reminder of the importance of workplace safety and the
work being done to protect workers across North America," said ASSE President
Kathy Seabrook. "We are excited to see the creativity and insight the children
will provide us with their entries."

ASSE, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and the
Interdisciplinary Association of Occupational Health and Hygiene of Mexico,
Civil Association (AISOHMEX) would like to thank the Walt Disney Company and
the URS Corporation for their continued support and donations of NAOSH Week
activities.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety
organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the
environment. Its more than 35,000 occupational safety, health and
environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and
consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all
industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information
please go towww.asse.org.

SOURCE American Society of Safety Engineers

Website: http://www.asse.org
 
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