The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) released its film titled “American Society of Safety Engineers – A Century of Safety." The film cover the topic of safety in the workplace and explains why we are safer today.
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- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) released its film titled
“American Society of Safety Engineers – A Century of Safety." The film cover the topic of safety in the workplace and explains why we are
It also explores the genesis of the occupational safety,
health and environmental profession as part of ASSE’s 100th
anniversary. ASSE was founded in 1911 in New York City and now has more than
32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members
located worldwide committed to protecting people, property and the environment.
Narrated by Chicago-based actor Alan Wilder, the film walks
the audience through tragedies and triumphs in the history of work safety. It
spans several years and topics, from the horrific March 25, 1911, Triangle
Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York
City that took the lives of 146 people unable to
escape the fire due to locked doors and collapsed fire escapes to the
successful building of large projects without worker injuries or fatalities.
ASSE was founded just months after the tragic Triangle fire.
ASSE produced the documentary as part of its ongoing efforts
to raise awareness about the importance of workplace safety and how it affects
everyone in every facet of people’s work and daily lives. ASSE members and
non-members are featured throughout the film discussing the past and the future
of work safety whether in the office, the manufacturing plant, on the road, in
the air, in the farm fields and more.
ASSE President Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP, of MI, noted in
the film, “One area that I’ve seen the profession change over the years is that
it is beginning to focus on the business of safety. Whereas also demonstrating
to the employer that safety is just not compliance or regulatory driven; that
you as a profession or professional have to demonstrate the financial benefits
to an organization.”
“This is not only our anniversary year, but the kickoff, the
launch pad to the next 100 years,” ASSE President-Elect Terrie Norris, CSP,
ARM, of Long Beach, Calif., said. “We have much more to do.”
For more information please go to www.asse.org. To
view the video please go to www.asse.org/ASSECenturyofSafety.