Northwest Chapter Announces Applications Open for 2018 Student Scholarships

Posted: Sep 18, 2017

The Northwest Chapter of ASSE is once again pleased to announce its 2018 Student Scholarship application is now available!  Multiple Scholarships totaling $4000 will be made available for students pursuing a graduate degree, Master of Science in Risk Control, at University of Wisconsin-Stout, Master of Environmental Health & Safety, at the University of Minnesota-Duluth or Master or Doctorate in Public Health or an Occupational Safety, Health or Environmental field of study at the University of MN

U.S Postal Users must have their application postmarked by March 7th, 2018 and last minute filers must deliver their application in person or as a PDF file via email no later than 4:30 pm CDT on March 9th, 2018.

Click here to download the 2018 Scholarship Awards Program application.

Any questions can be directed to Tim Flint at 763-241-3133.


Chapter Announces New $1000 Student Scholarship

Posted: Jun 30, 2017

The Northwest Chapter of the ASSE is pleased to announce that the application for the Dan Hannan Sr. Memorial EHS Scholarship is now available.

EHS professionals serve employers and employees by preserving what matters most—the quality of life.  This is accomplished by effectively managing the risks associated with working conditions and human behaviors.  No employee should go to work fearful of injury or unknowingly exposed to hazards and conditions that could result in illness.  To that end, the EHS professional is a vital part of an employer’s operations, ensuring sustainability by contributing to the return on investment that a healthful workforce provides to a business.

Dan Hannan Sr.—was a commercial painter for four decades from the 1950’s through the 1980’s.  His passing in 2000 because of lung cancer was caused in part by his occupational exposures that occurred well before workplace controls were established by OSHA in 1970.  This onetime $1,000 scholarship proves to memorialize not only his service to his trade but also his largely unguarded health and safety condition.

Applicants must complete and submit the application in its entirety. Applications must be received by September 1, 2017.  Costs for summer session and extension courses completed during the summer of 2017 will be eligible.  The scholarship will be awarded by September 30, 2017.

Click on the link below to download the scholarship application and detailed instructions for applying.

Dan Hannan Sr. Scholarship 2017

Governor Proclaims May 7-13 North America Occupational Safety And Health Week

Posted: May 12, 2017

State of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed May 7-13 North America Safety and Health Week.

During this week the ASSE, OSHA and corporate and association partners representing thousands of businesses have mobilized in an an effort it increase employer, employee and public awareness of being save at work to encourage safe practices and help companies and organizations enhance their workplace safety efforts.  Some of these activities include safety fairs, safety stand-downs and other initiatives to promote and heighten the awareness and importance of safety not only at work, but in all off-the-job situations.

If you or your company has a story to tell about NAOSH week, please let us know!

2017 North America Occupational Safety and Health Week State of Minnesota Proclamation.

2017 Society Election Results

Posted: Apr 11, 2017

The Nominations & Elections Committee of ASSE is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Society Election summarized below. Please join us in congratulating our future Society leaders. Voting in the 2017 election ended on March 31 with a 15.06% voter return.

Results that are of most interest to the Northwest Chapter…

President – James D. Smith, M.S., CSP

President Elect – Rixio E. Medina, CSP, CPP

Senior Vice President – Diana M Stegall, CSP, CFPS, ALCM, ARM, CPCU  Yeah Diana!!

Director- At- Large – Carl W. Heinlein, CSP, OHST, STS-C, ARM, CPEA, CRIS, CSHM

Region V – Vice President – Eric Hallerud, CSP

Northwest Chapter Awards 2017 Student Scholarships

Posted: Apr 11, 2017

2017 Northwest Chapter of ASSE Scholarship Recipients

At the meeting on April 11th, 2017, the Northwest Chapter honored three students with $4000 in scholarships.  Receiving the scholarships were Cole Wynveen from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Alicen Johnson from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, and Adam Schwartz from the University of Minnesota.

Cole Wynveen – Northwest Chapter Scholarship Recipient – $500

Mr. Ward will graduate with a Master of Science – Risk Control in May of 2017 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, holds a bachelor degree in Golf Enterprise Management and a minor in Business Administration and Lodging Management from the UW-Stout. Mr. Wynveen has worked as a Safety Technician for Anderson Windows and multiple golf courses in the Twin Cities metro area.

Alicen Johnson – Northwest Chapter Scholarship Recipient – $1500

Ms. Johnson will graduate with a Master of Environmental, Health, and Safety from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in May of 2017, holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise Science from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Ms. Johnson has worked as a retail sales consultant for AT&T. She has also worked as a Health Administrator and production worker at USG Interiors. Ms. Johnson is the current Treasurer of the NW Chapter of ASSE Student Section – UMD.

Adam Schwartz – Northwest Chapter Scholarship Recipient – $2000

Mr. Schwartz will graduate with a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences: Occupational Injury Prevention Research from the University of Minnesota in December of 2018. He holds a Master degree in Human Factors and Ergonomics from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Schwartz currently works as Human Factors and Usability Engineer for 3M. Other experience includes Research Associate for the City of Minneapolis, Reader/Evaluator for Measurement Incorporated, Culinary Preparation Staff for Ramah Darom, and an Audit Intern for the City of Chattanooga. Mr. Schwartz served for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) from 2010 – 2012 as a corporal and Sergeant/squad leader. He was awarded his Eagle Scout badge in 2006 from the Boy Scouts of America. He has had multiple articles published in various publications and has volunteered his time for the past 11 years with many organizations.