Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified expert is a professor of agricultural safety and health in the agricultural engineering department at a top ranking university. His credentials and experience in occupational safety and health makes him particularly qualified to review this case. He is a Certified Safety Professional and a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Agricultural Division of National Safety, and International Society of Safety and Health. He has earned multiple awards throughout his career including the Packer Engineering Safety Award and Agricultural Safety Professional of the year. This expert earned his BS in Agriculture and MS in Occupational Safety and Health at Illinois State University and PhD in Agricultural Education at the University of Minnesota.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: IL
  • BS, Agriculture, Illinois State University
  • MS, Occupational Safety and Health, Illinois State University
  • PhD, Agricultural Education, University of Minnesota
  • Certified Safety Professional
  • Member, President, International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Member, Chair, Agricultural Division of the National Safety
  • Member, Home and Farmstead Committee
  • Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Member, Rural Occupational Health Committee
  • Member, American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Member, National Coalition for Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Member, Illinois Network for Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Member, Illinois Network for Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Honor, Hall of Fame, Illinois State University College of Applied Sciences and Technology for outstanding career accomplishments
  • Honor, Funk Award, University of Illinois College of ACES for outstanding career accomplishments.
  • Honor, Packer Engineering Safety Award, American Society of Agricultural Engineering
  • Honor, Honorary State Farmer Degree, Minnesota FFA Association
  • Honor, Agricultural Safety Professional of the Year, Minnesota Safety Countil
  • Honor, Maynard Coe National Agricultural Safety Award
  • 30+ publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Former, Safety Officer at Division of Environmental Health and Safety University of Illinois
  • Former, Agricultural Extension Service Safety Specialist at Department of Agricultural Engineering University of Minnesota
  • Present, Professor, Agricultural Safety and Health, Department of Agricultural Engineering at top ranking university

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