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ASSE Invites Kids to Enter Art and Video Contests Touting Workplace Safety

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SOURCE American Society of Safety Engineers

$1,000 will be awarded to eight grand-prize winners

DES PLAINES, Ill., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the world of workplace safety, a good day is when no injuries occur. For more than 100 years, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world's oldest professional occupational safety society, has strived to ensure its 35,000 members have the skills to make those days happen more often than not.

As part of the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week in May, which is intended to raise awareness about occupational health and safety, ASSE invites children and families to share what they think of the topic in two formats. The first asks children aged 5-12 to submit artwork promoting the importance of workplace safety and the occupational health and safety profession. A $1,000 grand-prize winner will be selected from each age group: Group 1 (Ages 5-6); Group 2 (Ages 7-8); Group 3 (Ages 9-10); Group 4 (Ages 11-12)

The second asks teens aged 13-17 to submit a video around the same theme. A $1,000 grand-prize winner will be selected from each age group:  Group 1 (Ages 13-14); Group 2 (Age 15); Group 3 (Age 16); Group 4 (Age 17)

All entries must be received by midnight (CST) Friday, February 28, 2014. Prizes for second and third place winners also will be awarded.  Winners will be announced on or before March 31, 2014. For more information on where to send entries and contest rules, please visit www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh/north-american.php.

"NAOSH Week is a great reminder of the importance of workplace safety and the work being done to protect workers across North America," said ASSE President Kathy Seabrook. "We are excited to see the creativity and insight the children will provide us with their entries."

ASSE, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and the Interdisciplinary Association of Occupational Health and Hygiene of Mexico, Civil Association (AISOHMEX) would like to thank the Walt Disney Company and the URS Corporation for their continued support and donations of NAOSH Week activities.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 35,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org.

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