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ASSE’s Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Group Honors 100 Women Making a Difference in Safety

Posted in on Tue, Jul 19, 2011

The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group has honored 100 women from around the world 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.  ASSE congratulates all honorees for their outstanding achievements and contributions to workplace safety and health.

The following 100 women have made a difference through their hard work, dedication and innovation in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession.  ASSE members who have been honored are listed with their home chapter.

 

Honoree’s Last Name Honoree’s First Name Employer ASSE Chapter/Location
Abrams Adele Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC National Capital (Washington, D.C.)
Al – Shatti Fetemah Kuwait Petroleum Corporation Safat, Kuwait
Anderson Maribeth O’Hare Airport, Crisis Training Center Greater Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Anderson Marjory Architect of the Capitol National Capital (Washington, D.C.)
Anderson Mary Inventor of the windshield wiper Deceased, 1866-1953
Armstrong Mary Boeing Seattle, WA
Ballard Sandra DCP Midstream New Mexico – Pecos Valley (Albuquerque, NM)
Berkowitz Deborah US Dept of Labor – OSHA Washington, D.C.
Bernish Kelly Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, US Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Berryman Linda Devon Energy Houston, TX
Bidez, Ph.D. Martha University of Alabama at Birmingham – School of Engineering Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Branche, PhD Christine Office of Construction Safety and Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Capital (Washington, D.C.)
Braun Cindy Braun Safety Associates, LLC Colorado (Denver, CO)
Brown Michelle Alutiiq, LLC Greater Tidewater (Norfolk, VA)
Burton Kimberly North Carolina Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Board Raleigh, NC
Campbell Bobbie Department of Energy, Washington Closure Hanford Lower Columbia Basin (Richland, WA)
Carroll Margaret Margaret M. Carroll Company, LLC New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Carson Rachel Marine Biologist/Conservationist Deceased, May 27,1907-April 14, 1964
Carter Jennifer Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Louisville, KY
Cekada Tracey Indiana University Pennsylvania – Safety Sciences Department Western Pennsylvania – Indiana University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Coffey Kathy Grayhawk, LCC Louisville, KY
Collins Sofie Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina Sumter, SC
Conley Ann Chubb Commercial Insurance New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
Cortez Diana US Dept of Labor – OSHA Hudson River Valley (Carmel, NY)
Cullen, PhD Elaine Prima Consulting Services Inc. Inland Northwest (Spokane, WA)
Demarest Michelle Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, US Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
DiDominico Angela Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Hopkinton, MA
Dixon Sherry Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation Low Country (Charleston, SC)
Dobson Kathleen Alberici Constructors Greater Detroit (Detroit, MI)
Dole Elizabeth Politician/ Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation (1981-1983) Washington, D.C.
Earl Heather Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, US Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Ennis Trish Denver Zoo Colorado (Denver, CO)
Erdman, CIH, CSP Joy US Navy NoVa (Fairfax, VA)
Evers Lee Pfizer – Richmond location Richmond, VA
Feeney Fay Envision Strategic Group Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Feitshans, JD, ScM Illise International Labour Organization Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
Gilbert-Jones Illa SAIF Corporation Columbia-Willamette – Mt. St. Helens (Portland, OR)
Hamilton Alice Pioneer in toxicology; Leading Expert in Occupational Health Deceased, February 27, 1869-September 22, 1970
Hansell Cathy Breakthrough Results Florida Suncoast (Fort Myers, FL)
Hart, PhD Katherine ClearVision Consulting San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Helgerman Stephanie Battelle Memorial Institute Central Ohio (Columbus, OH)
Hemmer Melanie Divane Bros. Electric Company Greater Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Howry Rebecka Department of Corrections, Washington State Tumwater, WA
Jackson Kimberly Spectra Energy Gulf Coast (Houston, TX)
Johnson Maureen IBM Worcester County (Worcester, MA)
Klein Natalie “Lee” Former Training Aids officer in the U.S. Marine Corps; head of the Cal/OSHA High Hazard Unit Deceased, 1928-2009
Knight Margaret American Inventor Deceased, February 14, 1838-October 12, 1914
Kotlas Maureen Formerly of Harvard University Greater Boston (Boston, MA)
Kwolek Stephanie Polish-American chemist who invented Kevlar Deceased
Laws Angela Marie DOT FAA- Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Former Oklahoma City member (Oklahoma City, OK)
Lehmann Dorothy Conectiv Energy Delmarva (Salisbury, MD)
Lindsey Denise Day & Zimmermann Security Services Greater Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Liske Elizabeth Chevron (Bakersfield, CA) Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA)
Luther Madhu New York City School Construction Authority New York City (New York City, NY)
McCauley Susan Maryland Environmental Service Chesapeake (Baltimore, MD)
McDaniel Deborah Koch Nitrogen Company Wichita (Wichita, KS)
McDevitt Joyce System Safety Consultant (Independent) Former National Capital  member
McOmie Nicole JH Kelly, LLC Former Columbia-Willamette – Mt. St. Helens member
Merritt Carolyn Former Chair of U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (2002-2007) 

 

Deceased , August 29, 2008
Mosshammer Becky Producers Cooperative Oil Mill Former Oklahoma City member (Oklahoma City, OK)
Muncy Connie Montgomery County Water Services Kitty Hawk (Dayton, OH)
Muth Alison Messer Construction Company Former Southwestern Ohio member (Cincinnati, OH)
Norris, CSP, ARM, CPSI Terrie Bickmore Risk Services Orange County (Anaheim, CA)
North Teri Dade Moeller and Associates, Inc Lower Columbia Basin (Richland, WA)
Perkins Frances First woman appointed to cabinet; U.S. Secretary of Labor 1933-1945; Witness to the March 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire that killed 146 women and men; www.asse.org/newsroom for more information 

 

Deceased, April 10, 1880-May 14, 1965
Pozniak Eldeen Owner/Operator: Pozniak Safety Associates, Inc. International  Member (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Reed Patrise Champion Technologies Gulf Coast (Houston, TX)
Rhodes Kristie Williams Plant Services, LLC Tucker, GA
Rhodes Linda Commonwealth Edison (Chicago, IL) Greater Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Riepenhoff Tracey LJB Inc. Maumee Valley (Toledo, OH)
Roth Cindy CEO/Founder: Ergonomic Technologies Corp. New York City (New York City, NY)
Russell Marlene Monsanto Indianapolis, IN
Scott Maureen DuPont Protection Technologies Great Plains (Omaha, NE)
Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, Kathy Owner/Operator/President: Global Solutions, Inc. ( New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
Seekford, RN BSN COHN-S CCM Michelle Owner: Valley Case Management and Consulting Services McGaheysville, VA
Shea Roberta Owner/President: Safety Compliance Services, LLC Greater Detroit (Detroit, MI)
Silva Mary Maryl Group, Inc. Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
Snow Mary Kay National Reconnaissance Office National Capital (Washington, D.C.)
Sprickman Janet ASSE member for more than 50 years; Helped develop one of the first nation-wide school safety programs and the first emergency medical technician training course Deceased, Former National Capital member, (Washington, D.C.)
Stegall Diana United Heartland Insurance Northwest (Minneapolis, MN)
Stewart Ellen U.S.Army Corp of Engineers National Capital (Washington, D.C.)
Stoll Alice Contributed to development of flame-resistant clothing; The Stoll Curve is used as a benchmark for the level of flame-retardant clothing that should be worn Deceased
Stout Nancy National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Northern West Virginia (Clarksburg, WV)
Sullivan Christine Lockton Companies, Ltd Colorado (Denver, CO)
Swaim Jennifer Terex Corporation Puget Sound (Seattle, WA)
Tally Betty Owner/Operator: Tally & Associates Central Texas (Austin, TX)
Tapp Linda Owner/Operator: Crown Safety LLC Penn-Jersey (Trenton, NJ)
Thomas Jan Owner/Operator/President: Circle Safety & Health Consultants Colonial Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Thompson Marcella University of Rhode Island Greater Boston – Ocean State (Boston, MA)
Vazquez Dina Owner/Operator Safety & Quality Plus New York City (New York City, NY)
Walaski (Ferrante) Pam President: JC Safety & Environmental, Inc Western Pennsylvania  (Pittsburgh, PA)
Watson Robin Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), State of Ohio Columbus, OH
West JoAnn Retired New Jersey (Newark, NJ)
White Judith KaMin Performance Minerals Georgia (Atlanta, GA)
Wigfall Terry U.S. Congressional Office of Compliance Chesapeake (Baltimore, MD)
Wilson Mary Lou Wildish Construction Company Cascade (Eugene, OR)
Wisniewski Barbara McWane, Inc Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Woodruff Carol Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates National Capital (Washington, D.C.)
Zimmerman Michelle Alvarado Street Bakery, Petaluma, CA San Francisco – Grapevine (San Francisco, CA)
Zipeto Jennifer Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts US Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

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.

The ASSE Central Florida, Gulf Coast, Long Beach, National, New Jersey and Wichita chapters, along with the Green Mountain Section, helped sponsor this project, as did the following corporations: ABB, Inc., Breakthrough Results, CLYM Environmental Services, EME International Ergonomic Technologies Corporation, Global Safety Solutions, Green Mountain Section, Industrial Piping Companies, Law Offices of Adele Abrams, Lin Jen Promotions Inc., LJB Inc., Monsanto Company, PK Safety Services, Prima Consulting Services, Safety & Quality Plus, SOMA, SPAN Safety Workshops, SSI OSHA Company, STEP Safety Solutions Inc., Summit Training Source, Texas Energy, Texas Eastern Transmission, Travelers Insurance, Utility Contractors, and Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts.

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 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 www.asse.org and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to www.asse.org/assecenturyofsafety.

 

 



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