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ASSE’s WISE Group Honors CA’s Fay Feeney as One of 100 Women Making a Difference in Safety

Posted in on Wed, Sep 14, 2011

The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group has honored Fay Feeney, CSP, CRM, of Hermosa Beach, CA, for making a difference in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field as part of the WISE ‘100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety’ project.  Women from around the world and throughout history have been honored for their dedication to protecting people, property and the environment and for going above and beyond  to make a difference.

With more than 30 years of experience in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field, Feeney is the Principal of Envision Strategic Group.  She worked for The Travelers Insurance, where she worked with the Fortune 100 clients.  Her early experience as a field engineer gave her exposure to numerous different job sites and the many hazards and risks employees can encounter on-the-job.  Recently, she has been in the boardroom advancing safety, health and environmental best practices.  Through her hard work and dedication, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting people, property and the environment. Feeney has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial safety from San Diego State University.  She is a Certified Safety Professional and has an Associate in Risk Management.

In addition to her many professional accomplishments, Feeney is an active member of ASSE’s Los Angeles Chapter and volunteers with the ASSE Foundation as Vice- Chair and trustee.  She is dedicated to furthering education for the safety profession.  Feeney is on the board of the Southern California National Association of Corporate Directors chapter.  She previously served on the Los Angeles County Management Risk Advisory Committee, the Society for Human Resource Management, The Alcott Center for Mental Health Services and the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce where she was 2007 Woman of the Year.

The ‘100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety’ project honors women who, throughout history, have dedicated their careers to promoting innovation in safety, health and environmental issues.  The valuable contributions of women to the SH&E profession have been recognized through this project and later this year WISE will consolidate the profiles of all 100 honorees into a single publication, titled 100 Women, Making a Difference in the Safety, Health and Environmental Profession as part of ASSE’s (1911-2011) 100th anniversary.

WISE was established to foster the advancement of women in the SH&E profession.  The group provides professional development opportunities, evaluates the ongoing state of women in SH&E, mentors women in the profession, provides opportunities for women to obtain professional certifications and promotes the development and peer review of written material related to issues specific to women in the SH&E workplace.  For more information about WISE and upcoming events, please visit

Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment.  Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education.  For more information, please go to and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to



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