WISE Honors MN’s Diana Stegall as One of 100 Women Making a Difference in Safety
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group has honored Diana Stegall, CSP, ALCM, ARM, CPCU, of Rockford, MN, 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.
Stegall currently works with United Heartland Insurance as a Loss Control Consultant. She began her career in safety with the U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Company, where she discovered she could improve workplace safety while learning how products are made and businesses operate. Stegall has worked for large and small companies throughout a variety of industries, helping provide loss control information and best practices for reducing risk of worker injuries and illnesses on the job.
Stegall has been a member of ASSE since 1990 and has been active at the chapter and Society levels. She received the prestigious Society Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award, and was the first woman to receive the honor. As Chair of the PDC Planning Committee from 2009-2011, Stegall helped increase the role of the Practice Specialties and helped build new conference tracks including the executive level, corporate social responsibility/sustainability, and the business skills session. In addition, she served on the 100th anniversary planning committee and was a significant contributor in organizing the 2011 PDC, ‘Safety 2011,’ to support 100th anniversary objectives. Stegall’s volunteer efforts and leadership demonstrate dedication to the advancement of the SH&E field.
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 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.