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ASSE Kicks Off 9th Annual Poster Contest
September 21, 2010

The 9th annual American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) kids’ ‘safety-on-the-job’ poster contest for kids aged 5-14 is one way ASSE and its members work to educate the public on how to be safe at work and why. The contest kicked off, September 19th, and runs through Valentine’s Day, 2011, February 14th.

The contest is open not only to ASSE members’ children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, but also to children of ASSE member co-workers and schools sponsored by ASSE members. To enter, a child must be sponsored by an ASSE member. Top prizes, savings bonds, will be awarded to those in each of the five age groups that best illustrate being safe on the job.

In each age group there are first, second, third and fourth place winners. The first place winners will be featured on the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week poster distributed to hundreds of thousands of businesses and people worldwide all aimed at raising awareness on how to be safe at work.

Not only do all poster contestants receive a prize, but they and their family along with all ASSE members, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) staff and Alliance partners, regulators and legislators, are invited to attend the annual NAOSH kick-off and poster contest awards events in Washington, D.C., on May 1st-2nd, 2011. Those events will be held at the U.S. Capitol, the National Gallery of Art and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). NAOSH Week 2011 runs from May 1st-7th and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day is on May 4th, 2011. The theme for NAOSH Week is ‘Celebrating a Century of Safety’. Please go to www.asse.org/naosh10 for highlights of last year’s events and winners and to www.asse.org/newsroom to the ‘9th annual poster contest link’ for a copy of the contest rules and entry form.

The poster contest winners will be announced the first week of March. In addition to being featured on the NAOSH poster, the posters are displayed in Washington, D.C. during NAOSH Week at the DOL, the U.S. Capitol and at ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference and Exposition and 100th anniversary birthday party June 2011 in Chicago. Also, Lamar Advertising each year donates billboards featuring the local winning posters in their hometowns. This is not only for the winners, but the runners-up as well.


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