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EHS Out Loud Blog: The Past and the Future of the Safety Professional

June 13, 2011
In this latest EHS Today blog post, Senior Editor Laura Walter checks in from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2011 conference and expo in Chicago with some thoughts on future leaders in the occupational safety profession.

Walter considers the contrast between ASSE’s 100-year history, which will be celebrated at Safety 2011, and the promise of future occupational safety practitioners. She also highlights the Future Leaders in EHS program, which provides a $5,000 scholarship and resources to college students in the occupational safety field.

Last year’s Future Leader in EHS, Jason Townsell, wrote in his application: “EHS has proven to be one of the most important emerging fields of this decade. With more and more people being drawn to the field, appropriate education is a must.”

Read more at The Past and the Future of the Safety Professional.

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