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KONE Account Executive Randall A. Howard (dressed as Safe-T Rider®’s mascot) helped bring EESF’s educational program to three second-grade classes (approximately 70 students) simultaneously at Coyote Hills Elementary in Aurora, Colorado. Andy Ogden, Desiree Embury and Ashley Sunderland from the office also participated.

The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation helps North America celebrate a weeklong promotion of vertical-transportation user safety.

The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) celebrated the most recent National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week on November 11-17, 2012, in the U.S. and Canada. Safety Week provides a focal point for the industry, on local and national levels, to join together as individuals, companies and organizations and spread the word about public safety in the elevator and escalator industry. At the same time, it is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions made by the industry to the quality of life. Volunteers reach millions of riders with important safety messages in diverse locations during this promotion of public-safety awareness for the industry’s equipment.

As part of its preparation and celebration, EESF staff asks each state’s governor to officially proclaim Safety Week in his or her state. Also, mayors of the top 200 most-populated cities/townships in the U.S. receive a proclamation request. In 2012, the Foundation received signed proclamations from 19 governors and 72 mayors proclaiming Safety Week. This number reflects 43 mayors who had never signed in the past. Also, South Carolina and Los Angeles began participating again for the first time since 2003 and 2002, respectively.

Participants included the following:

  • KONE’s Colorado and Tennessee offices
  • The New York City Department of Buildings
  • Otis’ Anchorage, Alaska, offices

The State of Colorado This year’s Safety Week will be celebrated on November 10-16. For information on how to get involved, contact EESF toll free: (800) 949-6442, phone: (251) 479-2199, fax: (251) 479-7099, e-mail: info@eesf.org or website: www.eesf.org

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