OSHA, ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) will kick off the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week 2007 with ceremonies today at 10 a.m. and noon. This year’s theme is “All Modes of Transportation.” Global representatives from ASSE, 35 industries representing hundreds of businesses, federal agencies and winners of the 5th annual ASSE kids' "Safety-on-the-Job" poster contest, the future of safety, will be in attendance.

The morning event will feature presentations by all three organizations; distribution of outreach materials focusing on motor vehicle safety; recognition by OSHA of the kids' "Safety-on-the-Job" poster contest winners; and highlights of OSHA, ASSE and CSSE NAOSH Week and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day (May 9) activities in the U.S. and Canada. More than 30 children and their families are traveling from across the U.S. and the world to attend the event. Attendees and presenters will discuss their common goal, saving lives and preventing injuries and illnesses on the job.