American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Definition - What does American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) mean?

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is a non-profit organization. Its goals include improved factory-worker safety, reducing fatalities, injuries and illnesses at work for better business reputation, higher productions and lower non-productive times, worker turnover and healthcare costs.

Safeopedia explains American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

ASSE was established in 1911 in New York, USA, following the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire tragedy where 146 factory-workers were killed. It is one of the oldest organizations of its kind. Since its inception, ASSE is ever expanding. It has its members in many countries of the world who are safety professionals serving in reputed organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

ASSE arranges annual conferences in which thousands of participants from around the world get together to exchange views, safety education, certifications, join seminars and symposiums, networking opportunities, media connections, standard developments and publications. ASSE has been accredited as an authorized certification provider of International Association for Continuing Education and Training (ICAT) on the following:

  • Certification preparation workshops

  • Certification in safety management

  • Program in safety management

  • Seminar Fest Symposium Live

  • Self-Paced E-Learning Events (virtual offerings)

  • On-site Training

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