Thomas E. Hawkinson, MS, CIH, CSP, Global EHS Manager; The Toro Co.


Mr. Hawkinson has a Master’s of Science in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. He is Certifi ed in the Comprehensive practice of Industrial Hygiene and is a Certifi ed Safety Professional in Comprehensive Practice. He has worked in various environmental, health and safety assignments for Medtronic, Seagate and General Mills and is currently the Global Manager of EHS for The Toro Company, Bloomington, MN. Since 2007, he has led Toro in a focused effort to manage ergonomic injuries across its operational facilities using training, assessment and corrective action to reduce ergonomic hazards.


He has served in leadership roles in the local and national American Industrial Hygiene Association, is currently on the executive committee of the Upper Midwest Chapter of NAEM, Chairs the Upper Midwest section of the Auditing Roundtable, and has served as a member of the Board of the Minnesota Safety Council. He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt and has served as adjunct faculty in the graduate and undergraduate programs teaching mathematics and statistics. He has presented research results at both local and national conferences, and is on the faculty of the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

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