Todd Loushine wins ASSE award

In recognition of his contributions to safety, health and environmental research, SH&E leadership, and dedication to student growth and involvement in the safety profession, the American Society of Safety Engineers has named Todd William Loushine, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CIH of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater the 2012 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator of the Year. He is a former Forest Lake resident and local high school graduate. The award, among the society’s most prestigious honors, recognizes exceptional educators who show the highest level of achievement in SH&E teaching, scholarship and commitment to ASSE. Currently an assistant professor of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health at UW-Whitewater, Loushine advises more than 35 undergraduate and graduate students, while mentoring undergraduate research projects in the OESH department. In addition, he serves as a faculty advisor to student interns and regularly promotes the safety profession to non-OESH students, by highlighting the advantages of a degree in safety and health. Prior to his tenure at the UW-Whitewater, Loushine taught for three years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in its Master of Environmental Health and Safety program. During this time he worked with the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, where he organized and oversaw a crew of safety professionals to provide oversight during a taping in South Range, WI.