Trade News Release
April 26, 2006
Contact: Frank Meilinger, OSHA Diane Hurns, ASSE
Phone: (202) 693-1999 847-768-3413
OSHA, ASSE, Industry Groups Team up to Increase Job Safety for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
WASHINGTON -- In an ongoing effort to increase public awareness on the importance of workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will kick-off the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) 2006, which runs April 30 - May 6.
The NAOSH Week national kick-off in D.C. will address key occupational safety, health and environmental issues and initiatives aimed at reducing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses for teen workers in the landscaping, construction and transportation industries. The event will also feature the winners of the fourth annual ASSE national kids' 'Safety-on-the-Job' poster contest from around the U.S., Canada and 30 other trade organizations representing all industries.
NAOSH week is intended to focus the attention of employers, employees, and all partners in occupational safety, health and the environment on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace; to increase the understanding of the benefits of investment in occupational safety and health; and, to encourage new health, safety and environmental activities. Go to www.asse.org/naosh06 for more information.
|WHEN:||Monday, May 1, 2006 |
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.- DOL event; 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - U.S. Capitol Reception
|WHERE:||Event -- U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building - Auditorium |
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Reception - LBJ Room, S-211, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
|WHO:||Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA |
Jack H. Dobson Jr., CSP, President, American Society of Safety Engineers
Rose McMurray, Associate Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Art Nordholm, Secretary, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
National winners of the annual ASSE Kids' NAOSH "Safety-on-the-Job" poster contest
|Note:||Please arrive at the DOL 3rd and C Street entrance by 9:45 a.m. to allow enough time to clear security.|
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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