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IU Bloomington: Safety Program Receives Award from American Society of Safety Professionals

For the second time in less than three years, Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington, American Society of Safety Professionals Student Section received the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Outstanding Student Section of the Year Award during the June ASSP House of Delegates meeting.

Only one out of 75 programs are selected for this annual award. The competitive award recognizes and encourages academic excellence in safety education, and community engagement in the discipline of safety.

According to Dr. Kevin Slates, student section faculty advisor, and associate clinical professor of applied health science, this award would not be possible without the support of faculty, students, and alumni. The award also provides a $6,000 grant to support student scholarships, and funding to attend professional conferences.

Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is the world’s oldest professional safety society. ASSP is a global association of occupational safety professionals representing more than 36,000 members worldwide. Dr. Slates, who teaches courses in occupational safety and health, also serves as director of the Industrial Hygiene Laboratory in the department of applied health science.