Workers’ Memorial Day

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It’s estimated that 4,600 people die annually from a workplace fatality in the U.S. Globally, 6,300 people die every day because of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year, according to the International Labour Organization.  
The 38,439 members of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have dedicated their lives to helping reduce injuries and save lives. Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, is a painful reminder of how much the safety community, business leaders and workers need to work together to improve the safety of every workplace in America and across the globe.
The ASSE Foundation’s Family Scholarship Fund supports families who have lost a loved one in a workplace incident. Join ASSE in fulfilling the wishes of these families to see their child or spouse achieve their educational goals by donating today to theFamily Scholarship Fund.
If you know of any family who may benefit from this scholarship, please ask them to visit our website for more information.
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John McBride, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the Director of National Recruiting with Consentium Search, a woman-owned National Executive and Management Search Firm based out of Short Hills, NJ specializing in recruiting Safety, Environmental, Occupational Health, Risk, Human Resources and Case Management professionals. John is a self-described ‘recovering corporate executive’ having spent in excess of twenty years in roles such as Director of Human Resources and Director of Risk Management including oversight of the Safety function for 55,000 employees, He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). He is an active member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the National Safety Council (NSC) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). John has spoken both locally and nationally for ASSE, NSC, SHRM; the US Army’s “Tip of the Arrow” Ultimate Warrior Demobilization Program to ready our forces for the return to civilian jobs; and the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) on Career Development, Networking and Employee Productivity. He also volunteers with the American Diabetes Association, Habitat for Humanity and is Past President of the Society of Human Resource Management of Central New Jersey.
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