ASSE’s WISE Group Honors DuPont’s Maureen “Mo” Scott of Kansas City as One of 100 Women Making a Difference
DES PLAINES, IL (November
9, 2011) – To commemorate their 100th anniversary year, the American
Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common
Interest Group is honoring 100 women
around the world who have made a difference in the field of occupational
safety, health and the environment (SH&E). Among those who have been
recognized is Maureen “Mo” Scott of Kansas City, MO, for her 12 years of
dedication to personal protection as a Territory Sales Manager with DuPont Personal
Protection, a part of DuPont Protection Technologies business unit.
Although Scott began her career with DuPont in 1999, her
interest in the SH&E field actually began in 1984, when she worked for Durafab,
a company that converted chemical protective fabrics into protective clothing.
It was then that she became interested in making sure people were safe when
working around hazardous chemicals and particulates.
Today, Scott travels across the Midwest from North Dakota to
Oklahoma assisting her customers with the implementation of personal protective
equipment (PPE) clothing, NFPA70E electrical safety protective fabrics, and
chemical protective clothing programs.
“It’s an affirmation of all of the work I’ve done over the
years to teach workers how to be safe on the job, and go home whole at the end
of their day,” Scott said of being named one of the ‘WISE 100, Women Making a
Difference in Safety’.
“I have a passion for making sure people understand their
risks, and understand the solutions that will make their day safer.”
Scott is a member of the Great Plains Chapter of ASSE, and
holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Communications from Texas Christian
The ‘WISE 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
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 www.asse.org/practicespecialties/wise/mission.php.
Founded in 1911, the 100-year-old Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the
oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people,
property and the environment. Its more than 33,000 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, health care and education. For more information please
view ASSE’s ‘Celebrating a Century of Safety’ video at www.asse.org/newsroom.