The Wisconsin Council of Safety will award a lifetime achievement award to American Society of Safety Engineers president Jack H. Dobson Jr. of Cedarburg, Wis.

Throughout his tenure as ASSE president, Dobson has been dedicated to providing focus to the efforts of safety, health and environmental practitioners and has played a major role in regional occupational safety and health meetings, international conferences in Canada, Great Britain and Australia, meetings with federal and state regulatory heads and student leadership conferences.

Dobson is the manager of Occupational Safety and Health for Simplicity Manufacturing Inc. and held several civilian safety management positions in the Departments of Air Force, Navy and Treasury. He also served as a training instructor at the OSHA Training Institute. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL; an M.A. from Webster University, St. Louis, MO, and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

He has been an active member of ASSE for more than 30 years as a professional member and has served as president-elect, senior vice president and as an active member of the ASSE Standards Development Committee.

The Wisconsin Council of Safety is a charitable not-for-profit, non-governmental, affiliate of the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Since its inception in 1923, the Wisconsin Council of Safety has been the state's strongest advocate of preventing and mitigating human and economic losses arising from preventable causes through training, consultation, outreach programs, and safety resources. For information on the April events go to http://www.wisafetycouncil.org/ .

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information check ASSE's website at http://www.asse.org/.