American Society of Safety Engineers Offers Free Job Postings for Hurricane Victims

In its continuing efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will provide free job postings to employers and employees recovering from the effects of Katrina from Sept. 26-Oct. 24.

To participate in this 1-month program, employers and job seekers should visit http://www.nexsteps.org and then click on "Create Account" to register.

"We are doing this to assist those seeking employment due to loss of jobs in the gulf and to help companies in the effected regions return to full capacity. This will help in the rebuilding and recovery efforts," ASSE President Jack H. Dobson Jr., CSP, said. "Another key part of recovery and rebuilding is safety and health. Our membership is made up of occupational safety, health and environmental professionals with key experience in every aspect of workplace safety, whether it be in construction, transportation, utilities, oil and gas, the public sector, manufacturing and more. They have the expertise to provide guidance and programs to ensure safety and health for workers and the general public during and after the rebuilding effort."

In 2004, ASSE launched Nexsteps on its Web site to assist occupational safety, health and environmental practitioners advance their careers and help employers find quality job candidates. The interactive job service is available for free for those searching for a position. Normally there is a nominal fee for employers to post their job openings.

"Nexsteps is another way we, as the oldest and largest professional safety society, help our members and employers find top professionals to develop and implement effective safety, health and environmental programs," Dobson said. "Now Nexsteps can help rebuild a major part of America in the wake of one of the country's worst disasters."

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