Monday, November 3, 2008

The Kids Get In On the Act

Kids Want Safe Work Sites, Too!

The article below in The Chief Engineer makes total Horse Sense in that the children of ASSE Members work hard each year producing Safety Poster Ideas for job sites all around the world. This is one of the best things I've seen that promotes Safe Work Practices for Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles of children who want them to return home at the end of each work day without injuries or fatalities.

I urge anyone who is an ASSE member to urge their children to participate in this great program.

7th Annual Safety-on-the-Job Poster Contest

Through the annual American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest, children illustrate what job safety means to them, their families and friends. Each of last year’s five winning posters had a different tag line, but same theme - ‘Construction Cats Wear Hard Hats’ (from 6-year-old Victoria Benigno, Cherry Hill, NJ); ‘Think Safety - The One Person Who Can Prevent Accidents Is You’ (7-year-old Tiffany Jade Heishman, Strasburg, VA); ‘Fortune Strikes Where Safety Thrives’ (10-year-old Immanuel Adriana Rakshana, Kuwait); ‘Safety in Different Languages, But It’s All The Same Thing’ (11-year-old Robin Newman, Madison, AL); and, ‘1 Pair of Safety Glasses - $15, 1 Hard Hat $40, Work Boots $120, Daddy Coming Home - Priceless!’ (13-year-old Meghan Baker of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick).

ASSE is launching the 7th annual kids’ ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest open to ASSE members’ children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, with a Valentines Day, February 14, 2009, deadline. ASSE members can also sponsor local schools, co-workers’ children and more to enter. The contest is open to children 5-14 with top prizes to be awarded to those in each of the five age groups that best illustrate being safe on the job.

Children in five age groups -- ages 5-6; ages 7-8; ages 9-10; ages 11-12; and ages 13-14 are invited to create and submit posters no larger than 11x14 that best illustrate being safe at work. Winners will be announced the first week of March. Entry forms and contest rules can be found at under the ASSE’s 7th Annual Kids’ “Safety-on-the-Job” poster contest link.

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