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Safety Engineers Society Announces New Grants

September 08, 2006

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation has announced the availability of two new professional development grants, the Medina Professional Development Grant and the Texas Safety Foundation Professional Development Grant, along with the existing Delmar E. Tally Professional Development Grant for 2007. The grant program provides assistance to safety professionals as they advance their occupational safety, health and environmental careers through certification study courses, professional development seminars or symposiums and educational conferences.

The new Medina Professional Development Grant, established by ASSE member Rixio Medina, CSP, of Houston, TX, provides ASSE members with various awards starting at $650 up to a total of $2,000 per year. Mr. Medina is a former ASSE board member and chair of ASSE’s Council on Professional Affairs (CoPA). He also created the Medina Scholarship for Hispanics in Safety, a scholarship for bilingual safety and health graduates and undergraduates, which addresses the needs of a growing Hispanic workforce.

The Texas Safety Foundation Professional Development Grant is also new this year. Under this program the Foundation will award up to a total of $2,500 per year for full-time safety professionals seeking certification in recognized safety certification courses such as ASP, CSP, OHST, CHAST, CHMM. ASSE membership is not required to apply for this grant.

The Delmar E. Tally Professional Development Grant, established by ASSE members Del and Betty Tally of Austin, TX, is open to ASSE members and grants various awards from $500 to $800 each up to a total of $4,000 per year. Del Tally, P.E., CSP, served as 1985-1986 ASSE national president and past Foundation Chair. He also received ASSE’s highest honor, Society Fellow, in recognition of his dedication and support of the safety profession. Betty Tally, CSP, CHST, OHST, previously served as president of ASSE’s Central Texas Chapter.

Grant applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2006. The ASSE Foundation Scholarship Award and Selection Committee will review all applicants. Winners names will be posted on the Foundation’s website on or around April 1, 2007. For more information and to download an application visit www.asse.org/foundation.

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession. For more information on the Foundation and its programs visit www.asse.org/foundation.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and has more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members who manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information check ASSE’s website at www.asse.org.

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