Apply Now for The Dan Hannan Sr., Memorial EHS Scholarship

Oct 14, 2019

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 a debilitating 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.

 Application Instructions and Eligibility Details

(Download the application information here)

This memorial scholarship will be fulfilled as a reimbursement of eligible tuition expenses.  The $1,000 will be provided to the awardee by demonstrating proof of incurred tuition costs in an eligible education program.  Below are the details and instructions for being considered for this scholarship:

  • Applicants must complete and submit this application in its entirety. Applications must be received by November 15, 2019.  The scholarship will be awarded by December 1, 2019.
  • Costs incurred for tuition for fall of 2019 will be eligible. A request for reimbursement must be made within 6 months of award of the scholarship via email or in writing and accompanied by proof of tuition payment.
  • Only the first 15 applications will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • The scholarship will be awarded based solely on a subjective review of the answers to the application questions.
  • Costs related to tuition will only be considered. Costs that are NOT eligible include housing, transportation, books, or completion of a certificate, credential, or program card such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or OSHA 10/30 training.
  • The full scholarship amount of $1,000 will be provided as a personal check to the awardee upon demonstration of incurred tuition expenses to an eligible health or safety education program. Proof of incurred expenses can be demonstrated by providing copies of a current transcript detailing tuition costs, paid receipts, personal canceled checks, credit card statements, etc.
  • Eligible education programs include pursuit of an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree, at either brick and mortar institutions or on-line programs, in any of the following areas:
    • Occupational health
    • Occupational safety
    • Public health
    • Environmental health
    • Industrial hygiene
    • Continuing education or supplemental coursework to support an EHS role (i.e. transitioning from a craft worker to a safety coordinator/manager)


Please provide all requested information.  Failure to answer all the questions will result in disqualification of the applicant.  Please submit the completed application and direct any questions via mail or email to:

Dan Hannan
1087 100th Street
Roberts, WI 54023

Your application needs to include the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email address
  • Name of learning institution you are enrolled in and date(s) of enrollment
  • Name of program and degree being pursued
  • Timeline for graduation


Answer each of the following questions.  Please limit your answer to 500 words per each question.

  1. What is your basis (fuel) for pursuing the EHS profession?
  2. How/where do you want to use your professional education? (i.e. government, private industry, consulting, insurance, etc.). Explain your desired roll for that employer.
  3. EHS professionals help people. How do you see yourself influencing others to keep them safe and healthy?
  4. If you could be remembered for contributing one thing to the EHS profession what would it be?
  5. Provide the names and contact information (phone number and email address) for two individuals that can be contacted to verify your student status and speak to your intentions to pursue an EHS career. If you are a craft worker transitioning into an EHS role please provide the contact information of your supervisor/manager that can verify this transition.

All candidates will be notified by a phone or email regarding the status of the award.

Northwest Chapter Elects New Officers!

May 28, 2019

Congratulations to the new officers for the upcoming year!

Vice President: Jennifer Ellinwood

Secretary: Dawn Westin


Jeff Jarvela

Megan Rooney

Member at Large:

Jennifer Cougler

Mark Nichols

Christine Steman

Thank you to all the incoming officers for their commitment to ASSP!

Bill Woulu is Named Northwest Chapter Safety Professional of the Year

May 17, 2019

The Northwest Chapter of ASSP is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award is Bill Woulu from our Northern Plains Section!

Bill was the driving force in the establishment of our Section that covers the great State of North Dakota.  Now with over 100 members, the Northern Plains Section serves the growing energy sector of the Williston Basin along with the safety communities in Bismark/Mandan, Fargo and Grand Forks.

Congratulations Bill!

Northwest Chapter Awards Student Scholarships!

May 14, 2019

On behalf of the Northwest West Chapter of ASSP, we would like to congratulate the following students with the Northwest Chapter of ASSP Student Scholarship.

Danielle Wright, University of Minnesota – Duluth – $1000

Cameron Axberg, University of Minnesota – Duluth – $1000

Madelynne  Zellman, University of Minnesota – Duluth – $1000

Matthew McFalls, University of Minnesota – $1000

The students presented themselves very well and we wish them the best of luck with their future Safety and Environmental Health careers.

Thank you all for the continuous support of our future leaders!

Check out their bios here!


Northwest PDC Exhibitors Show Chapter Support

Feb 26, 2019

For all who attended the 2019 Northwest Chapter PDC at Mystic Lake, you had an opportunity to stop and see what was new from a super selection of terrific vendors.  If you are in need of any of their services or products, please let them know.

  • 3M Personal Safety Division
  • All Material Handling Lifting Equipment
  • Corvex
  • EMSL Analytical, Inc.
  • Ergodyne
  • Honeywell Safety Products
  • IEA
  • Industrial Sales Solutions
  • J.J. Keller
  • LifeLine
  • Mars Supply
  • Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
  • Minnesota Safety Council
  • MSA
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation
  • oera
  • Onsite Medical Services, Inc.
  • On-Site Solutions Physical Therapy
  • Physicians Diagnostics
  • RESA Power Solutions
  • Safe-Fast
  • Saw Stop
  • University of Wisconsin – Stout
  • Walman Optical
  • Wisconsin Lift Truck, Corp.

And for all the sales reps, marketing staff and owners of the many suppliers of services and products, we want to extend our thanks and appreciation to all that you do to support our profession and our Chapter!