Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 09:38:37 -0500
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**ME.COM>
Subject: ASSE Survey in Response to NIOSH Report
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I had missed news of this report until I saw this notice. The survey audience is people managing academic programs in occupational health and safety, but I think it's an important issue for all safety professionals to be aware of. Information on the original report can be found at

- Ralph
From: ASSE Environmental Pracitice 
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:44:56 +0000
Subject: ASSE Survey in Response to NIOSH Report

As you may know, NIOSH recently issued a report stating that "although employers plan to hire at least 25,000 occupational safety and health professionals over the next five years, only about 12,000 new graduates are expected to be available from the academic programs that provide the needed pool of expertise nationally." Additionally, NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D., noted, „The results of this NIOSH-commissioned survey suggest a troubling shortfall of professional expertise at a time when such services are most needed."
In result of this, we would like to gather information we can use to help the profession develop strategies to build more and stronger programs to enhance our future. Please help by participating in this short 14-question survey. Please pass this along to your academic and training colleagues to support this effort. Thanks in advance for your help! 


Krista Sonneson
Manager, Practice Specialties
American Society of Safety Engineers
1800 E. Oakton St., Des Plaines, IL 60018
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