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North American Occupational Safety and Health Week is approaching

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is being joined by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other Alliance Partners to raise workplace safety awareness for the 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week.

Events running May 5-11 feature the theme “Worker Safety Works for Everyone” and include an awards luncheon for the annual poster contest winners and entrants in age groups ranging from five to fourteen years. The first “ASSE Triangle Award” will be presented to recognize an exceptional workplace safety and health professional for their remarkable commitment to their profession and employees. Safety seminars, webinars, and a 5K walk for families effected by workplace tragedy are also scheduled.

“It is alarming that 13 people a day are lost to work-related injuries – incidents that can be prevented,” said ASSE President Richard A. Pollock, CSP. “ASSE looks forward to regrouping with CSSE, OSHA, the OSHA Alliance group, and our sponsors to increase awareness of this issue by providing resources, best practices, and success stories during NAOSH Week. Together we can help reduce workplace tragedies.”

Maximize safety on the job and celebrate a commitment to building a stronger culture of workplace safety by raising awareness, encouraging workers to promote a safe work environment, and supplying the proper safety supplies, including respiratory protection, gloves, safety glasses, and hard hats.