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ASSE Poster Contest Breaks Record
February 28, 2008

A 310 percent increase in the number of posters submitted from around the world highlights this year’s 6th annual American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest which ended February 14. The five winners of the contest for ASSE members’ children aged 5-14 are 5-6 age group: Victoria M. Benigno, 6, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; 7-8 age group: Tiffany Jade Heishman, 7, Strasburg, Virginia; 9-10 age group: Immanuel Adriana Rakshana, 10, Kuwait; 11-12 age group: Robin Newman, 11, Madison, Alabama; and in the 13-14 age group: Meghan Baker, 13, Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, Canada.

The winning posters best illustrate being “safe on the job” and will be featured in the 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week poster to be distributed worldwide. NAOSH Week runs from May 4-10.

The first place poster contest winners in each age group receive a $1,000 savings bond, the second place winners receive a $500 savings bond and the third and fourth place winners receive a $200 savings bond. All entrants receive a prize and are invited, along with their families and all ASSE members, to attend the poster contest award ceremonies.

The Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Edwin Foulke Jr., along with ASSE President Michael W. Thompson, CSP, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering’s (CSSE) will introduce the poster contest winners at the national NAOSH kick-off at the U.S. Department of Labor in D.C. May 5, just prior to the ASSE U.S. Capitol awards event to be held in the Mansfield Room.

The posters will also be displayed at ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference and Exposition this June in Las Vegas.

For more information and a full listing of the winners check ASSE’s website at

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