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ASSE Safety-on-the-Job Poster Contest
October 31, 2008

Through the annual American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest children illustrate what job safety means to them, their families and friends.

ASSE is launching the 7th annual kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest open to ASSE members’ children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, with a Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2009, deadline. ASSE members can also sponsor local schools, co-workers’ children and more to enter. The contest is open to children 5 – 14 with top prizes to be awarded to those in each of the five age groups that best illustrate being safe on the job.

The winning poster in each age group will be featured on the ASSE North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) 2009 poster distributed worldwide. This year’s them for NAOSH Week is “Safety Means Always Coming Home. NAOSH Week runs from May 3-9, 2009, and is a tool ASSE uses to promote the importance of occupational safety, health and the environment in everyone’s lives. Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day is May 6th, 2009.

Children in five age groups — 1) ages 5-6; 2) ages 7-8; 3) ages 9-10; 4) ages 11-12; and 5) ages 13-14, are invited to create and submit posters no larger than 11 × 14 that best illustrate being safe at work. All entrants receive a prize and are invited, along with their families and all ASSE members, to attend the ASSE poster contest awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Monday, May 4th, along with other planned activities.

Winners will be announced the first week of March 2009. Posters and photos from the May 2008 events can be viewed by going to www.asse.org/naosh08. Entry forms and contest rules can be found at www.asse.org/newsroom under ASSE’s 7th Annual Kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest link.


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