Northern Plains Section

Northern Plains Section February Meeting

The upcoming ASSP Northern Plains Section Meeting will be held at the North Dakota Safety Council’s 46th Annual Safety & Health Conference at the Bismarck Event Center on Wednesday, February 21st from 12:15pm-1:15pm in the Karlgaard Room located on the east side of the Arena. Please RSVP if you are able to join us in person.

Note: Lunch will be served at the conference so make sure to grab some and bring it on over to the meeting!

For those unable to attend, please see the call- in information below.

To join the meeting on a computer or mobile phone:

Phone Dial-in

+1.408.740.7256 (US (San Jose))

+1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free)

+1.408.317.9253 (US (Primary, San Jose))

Global Numbers:

Meeting ID: 780 638 570

Room System or

Meeting ID: 780 638 570


Meeting for all ASSP Northern Plains members. Other ASSP members welcome!

Want to test your video connection?

Questions?  Contact Leif Schonteich  701-367-8959.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help with the ASSP booth at the North Dakota Safety Council’s 46th Annual Safety & Health Conference during the vendor show on Wednesday, February 20 through Thursday, February 21. We are looking for an hour or two here or there from anyone willing and able. Please let a Northern Plains Section board member know if you are able to assist with the ASSP booth so we can help spread the word on the advantages of membership and meet some new folks!

Section Members Step Forward

Three outstanding safety professionals have stepped forward to accept nominations for open positions on the Northern Plains Section Board.  Volunteering for Treasurer is Clint Young, for Vice-Chair, Kara Felber, and for Member-at-Large, Auston Bile.  Please take a look at their bios below.

Watch for information on the election soon!

Nominated for Treasurer: Clint Young, MPH, CPE, CSP

Clint Young is the EHS Manager for Hess Corporation based in Minot, ND. Clint has 18 years of experience in the environmental, health and safety field. Clint has a B.S. in Biomedical Science and a Master’s in Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Upon graduation he began working as a safety consultant at Pathway Industries. In that role he provided safety consulting services for drilling, petrochemical, refining, manufacturing, food processing centers and chemical laboratories throughout the United States. He then spent four years at Jacob’s Engineering and BP in roles supporting construction safety and training.

Since 2010 Clint has been employed by Hess Corporation in various capacities. He is currently the EHS Manager supporting operations where he oversees environmental, health and safety programs for Bakken and Legacy production, oil gathering, water gathering, gas gathering and compressor stations, Tioga Gas Plant, Tioga Rail Terminal, the Maintenance/Reliability and Integrity (MR&I) group, commissioning as well as the work over and completion rig program. Clint holds the designations of Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) from the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He also currently serves as the Treasurer for the Northern Plains Section of the Northwest Chapter of the ASSP and would be honored to continue to serve in any capacity requested.

Nominated for Vice Chair: Kara Felber

Kara Felber has served as a member of ASSP since 2012 and presently serves as Member-At-Large for the Northern Plains Section. She has been in the EHS profession since 2011. Ms. Felber began her safety career at Arcata Associates, Inc. in Las Vegas, NV followed by JT3, LLC. at Nellis Air Force Base, NV. Ms. Felber joined Trail King Industries, Inc. in 2013 and is currently a Senior EH&S Professional at the West Fargo location. Ms. Felber is responsible for all environmental, health and safety functions at the West Fargo facility including auditing, employee training, and mentoring.

Ms. Felber earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Felber holds certifications as a Safety and Health Practitioner, an OSHA Outreach Trainer for 10 and 30 hour General Industry instruction, and as a First Aid/CPR Trainer.

Ms. Felber is an active member of the Northern Region Association of Safety Professionals (NRASP) and the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC). Ms. Felber has been married for 11 years and has two children, ages 11 and 9. She and her family are avid NDSU Bison fans and attend many sporting events together.

Nominated for Member at Large:  Auston Biles

Auston Biles is a Cooperative Safety, Learning & Development Administrator at Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Headquarters in Bismarck, ND.

Biles has more than 20 years of experience as a safety & training professional in the fire and emergency medical services fields as well as construction and general industry, and maintains CPR/AED/ First Aid Instructor and OSHA Certified Instructor certifications. In addition to his work as a safety professional, Biles’ passion lies in mentoring and coaching others to help them make positive choices that impact them, as well as their families, friends, and neighbors.

Northern Plains Section Officers

Chair:  William Wuolu

Vice Chair: Leif Schonteich

Secretary:  Anthony Stoner

Treasurer:  Clint Young

Member-at-Large: Kelly Cozby

Member-at-Large:  Kara Felber

Northern Plains Section Bylaws

Click here to view the Bylaws of the Northern Plains Section!

Past Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes from Q1 2016 Section Meeting

Meeting Minutes from Q2 2016 Section Meeting

Meeting Minutes  from Q3 2016 Section Meeting