100 Years of ASSE

The American Society of Safety Engineers have debuted a new short film ‘Century of Safety’ that chronicles the story of work safety and work tragedy over the decades.

ASSE is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, and during the year the organization plans to celebrate with various events including their annual conference which will take place in Chicago June 12 to 14.

The short film is a documentary that chronicles how ASSE was organized after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 that killed 146 workers.  After this tragedy, employer safety was viewed in a different way and since then the film looks at what has been done to continue to keep workers safe in their respected professions.

To view the video you can go to Celebrating ASSE’s 100th Anniversary