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Christin Fine Named Prairie Business’ 40 Under 40

Christin Fine, Director for Environment, Health, and Safety at the EERC, was named to Prairie Business’ 40 under 40 list for 2022. The annual awards honor young professionals in the Dakotas and western Minnesota, each under the age of 40. These individuals come from a wide range of industries and backgrounds who have made significant impacts in their chosen professions and communities. They are business leaders, industry experts, executives, managers, nonprofit leaders, and community trendsetters.

“Be Safe” is the first of the EERC’s Core Values, and Christin works tirelessly to create a culture where a safe workspace is the expectation. Christin focuses on leading the EERC’s Environment, Occupational Health, and Safety Programs, and works hand in hand with scientists, engineers, and support staff to enact safety initiatives that are an asset to our jobs, not a hinderance.

She holds an M.S. in Safety, Security and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University, a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Environmental Health from the University of North Dakota and is a certified safety professional (CSP) and certified instructional trainer (CIT). She recently completed her M.S. in Safety, Security and Emergency Management, while continuing to work full-time at the EERC. 

In addition, Christin recently spoke at the 40th annual College and University Hazardous Materials Management Conference on fostering a supportive, employee-engaged safety culture in the workplace. She was rated as the best presenter throughout the 5-day conference. Christin’s presentation featured strategies for fostering compliance and lowering dangers to workers and the environment. She consistently employs these strategies to foster a welcoming, employee-engaged safety culture at work. Well-respected by her colleagues and often sought out for guidance, she ensures that her colleagues work in a safe workplace and diligently models what a safe environment is.

Prairie Business received nearly 1,700 nominations for 2022, making the selection process difficult. We are so very proud of your well-deserved recognition and grateful for your commitment to us. Check out Prairie Business’ December issue to read the 40 Under 40 nominee profiles. To read more about Christin’s top rated safety presentation, check out Setting the Stage for Safety.

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