Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced that Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Scientist Marie Dinwiddie passed the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) exam to earn the designation of Associate Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
As part of the requirement to become certified, Dinwiddie needed more than two years of professional experience and an associate degree, which she got in Occupational Health and Safety from Waldorf University. To pass the ASP exam, candidates must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various aspects of safety, including hazard identification, risk assessment, safety management systems, regulatory compliance, emergency planning and more. The exam assesses competency in applying safety principles in a professional setting. This is a sign of Dinwiddie's commitment to maintaining high standards of safety and protecting the well-being of workers.
Dinwiddie is the Acting EHS Manager for Maplehurst Farms in Rochelle, Illinois. She works on health and safety compliance and environmental management for the agribusiness. She implements safety programs, conducts safety training and audits, and provides general safety consulting, job safety analysis and incident investigation. She also ensures compliance with local, state and federal regulations for grain handling and agronomy industries.
Dinwiddie, who joined Fehr Graham in 2020, also holds an associate degree in Economics and Accounting from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. She is an authorized Occupational Safety and Health Administration General Industry Outreach instructor through the National Safety Education Center at Northern Illinois University.