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Media Advisory
Date: April 26, 2005
Contact: Frank Meilinger, OSHA
(202) 693-1999
Diane Hurns, ASSE
847-768-3413


OSHA TEAMS UP WITH ASSE IN OBSERVANCE OF NORTH AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH WEEK

May 1-7 Event Kick-off to be held in Washington, D.C.

WHAT: In an ongoing effort to increase public awareness of the importance of workplace safety the U.S. 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) 2005, which runs May 1-7.

Held each May, the goal of the event is to focus the attention of employers, employees, and all partners on occupational safety, health and environmental programs to further the prevention of 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. NAOSH events held around the nation will also be discussed.
WHEN: Monday, May 2, 2005
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building - Auditorium
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
WHO: Jonathan L. Snare, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA
Gene Barfield, CSP, President, American Society of Safety Engineers
Art Nordholm, Secretary, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
National winners of the annual ASSE Kids' NAOSH "Safety-on-the-Job" poster contest.


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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