Christopher Arnold

Mr. Arnold combines the critical-thinking skills of an engineer with the emotional wisdom of an experienced coach and the pragmatism of an experienced business leader to deliver breakthrough results for his clients. As an Executive Leadership Coach and Culture Cultivator with BRiiO Advisors, Christopher assists leaders and teams to create high-performing cultures by uncovering their compelling purpose, resolving long-standing conflicts, generating full buy-in, and holding each other supportively accountable to their shared success.

Teaching: 078 Building a High-Performing Team using Strengthscope™


Kristen J. Bell, MA, MBA

Ms. Bell works with US and multinational companies to prevent serious injuries and fatalities. She is a consultant and business leader with 25 years' experience in human performance, safety leadership, and culture change. Kristen founded Krause Bell Group with Dr. Tom Krause in 2015 to accelerate the prevention of injuries and fatalities in industrial and healthcare settings. Kristen holds Masters’ degrees in both Psychology and Business Management and is a Certified Executive Coach. She is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, the National Safety Council, and the Campbell Institute. She is an associate member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Teaching: 074 Seven Insights into Safety Leadership


Cynthia E. Braun, CSP, CET, CHMM

Ms. Braun is the President of Braun Safety Associates and Celebrate Safety, Inc. in Littleton, Colorado. She has 26 years of consulting and training experience in OH&S, environmental, industrial hygiene and transportation compliance. She develops and audits management systems, conducts OSHA compliance assessments, writes policies/programs/procedures, trains all levels of employees and provides oversight for construction and manufacturing projects. Ms. Braun is the recipient of ASSP's "100 Women Making a Difference" Award from the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) Group.

Teaching: 093 Technical Writing Skills for the Safety Professional & 094 Train-the-Trainer


Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH

Mr. Cecich is president of TFC & Associates a safety, health and environmental management consulting firm. He serves as a strategic board advisor for Avetta, LLC. He is also a member of the ORCHSE Strategies Consulting Group in Washington, DC. He was previously vice president of EHS Global Business Support at the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline where he had global EHS responsibility for 100 global manufacturing sites with 100,000 staff. He was installed as the 102nd president of the American Society of Safety Professionals. He is an ASSP Fellow, the Society’s highest honor. He has also served on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and is a past President of BCSP. He was previously the Chairman of the Board for the Manufacturing and Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina that represented 70 companies with 70,000 employees. Mr. Cecich was instrumental in launching the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, a global nonprofit organization representing over 100,000 OSH professionals worldwide and served as the Center’s first Board chairman. Mr. Cecich earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and his master’s degree from North Carolina State University, both in Industrial Engineering.

Teaching: 013 Advanced Safety Management Methods & 018 ROI for Safety


Kenneth A. Clayman

Mr. Clayman is a Lead Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, and possesses over 30 years of professional experience developing innovative management approaches and implementing strategies to reduce risk, improve processes and programs, and achieve optimal environmental, health and safety (EHS) management programs and systems performance. Mr. Clayman is an active participant among the core leadership for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to Project Committee 283 for development of the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) international standard, and a member of the U.S. delegation to PC 283. Mr. Clayman also is one of the U.S. delegates to the ISO/CASCO Joint Working Group 48, for establishment of ISO 17021-10 regarding auditing OHSMS’s and competence of OHSMS auditors. Mr. Clayman is a certified auditor for ISO 9001 and 14001 (QMS and EMS). He is also a qualified OHSAS 18001 (OHSMS) auditor and has applied all three standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 18001) for development, implementation and improvement of quality, environmental and health and safety management.

Teaching: 061 Implementing ISO 45001 Course (SEC 2) & 062 Internal OHSMS Auditing Using ISO 45001


David F. Coble, CSP

Mr. Coble, MS, CSP, is President of Coble, Taylor & Jones Safety Associates in Cary, NC. David has 44 years of safety experience including 12 years with North Carolina OSHA and 32 years in safety consulting and training. He has assisted clients worldwide with identifying and controlling hazards. David is currently Content Coordinator for the Manufacturing Specialty.

Teaching: 021 Safeguarding Employees Who Work Alone & 022 Hazard Recognition for the Field Employee


Kenneth J. Daigle, P.E., MBA

Mr. Daigle is currently the Vice-President of Safety Management in BP’s corporate Safety and Operational Risk organization. He leads a team of Safety Technical Authorities providing expertise to support strategic improvement in safety management processes throughout all of BP’s operations globally. The Technical Authority roles cover Control of Work (CoW), Occupational Safety, Contractor Safety and Driving Safety. Ken Daigle has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Orleans, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Rice University. Ken also serves as the Chairman of the American Society of Safety Professionals Risk Assessment Institute and is a Certified Professional Engineer.

Teaching: 044 Practical Application: Improve Decision Making & Risk Management


Robert W. Edwards

Mr. Edwards is a Human & Organizational Performance (HOP) practitioner. Bob leads organizations away from the blame model and deeper into collaboration and into building a culture of continuous improvement by learning from workers and implementing their ideas. Bob has a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University and Master’s degree in Advanced Safety Engineering Management from the University of Alabama Birmingham. His work experience includes time as a maintenance man, soldier in the U.S. Army, a design engineer, maintenance and technical support leader, safety leader and assistant plant manager.

Teaching: 071 Human and Organizational Performance


Patricia M. Ennis, MS, CSP, ARM, CRIS

Ms. Ennis is a risk management and occupational safety & health professional with over 27 years’ experience. She recently worked for Des Moines based Holmes Murphy and Associates as a Senior Loss Control Consultant in the Denver office. Trish Ennis has a Master of Science in Organization Leadership from Regis University, and a bachelor’s Degree from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Ms. Ennis has received many honors and awards including: The ASSP President Award, Charles V Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Leadership 2007-2008, and the S.J. David M Clark Innovative Leadership Award (Regis University) 2012. Ms. Ennis is a Past President and Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.

Teaching: 077 Strategic Thinking for Excellence in Safety & 078 Building a High-Performing Team using Strengthscope™


Paul A. Esposito, CSP, CIH, SMS

Since 1997, Mr. Esposito has been President of STAR Consultants, Inc. With over 38 years of technical experience, Mr. Esposito has led Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) consulting organizations for over 25 years. He has a Master’s in Health and Safety from Johns Hopkins University, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and a Safety Management Specialist (SMS). He is also the lead developer and instructor for the ASSP Risk Assessment Certificate Course.

Teaching: 041 Risk Assessment Course (SEC 1) & 042 Risk-Based Incident Analysis & 051 Bowtie Risk Assessment & 060 Auditing Safety and Health Management Systems


Abigail M. Ferri, CSP

Ms. Ferri is the President of The Ferri Group LLC, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She holds a Master of Environmental Health and Safety degree, is an OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction, and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Abby is responsible for risk control, program development, training, and regulatory compliance for her clients in the construction, manufacturing, energy, beverage, hospitality, and retail industries throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to providing services for clients, Abby is an Adjunct Instructor in the Construction Management Program at Dunwoody College of Technology, President-Elect of the Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), and Administrator of the Women in Safety Excellence common interest group of the ASSP.

Teaching: 087 Gender & Diversity: Understanding How They Impact Your Safety Culture


Laura W. Fiffick, CSP

MS. Fiffick has over 25 years of experience in improving safety, health, and environmental (SHE) performance across organizations as an internal lead and external consultant. She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of leading SHE programs focused on leadership, culture change, and continuous improvement. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from the University of Houston in Safety. She is a Certified Safety Professional and a Registered Environmental Manager.

Teaching: 074 Seven Insights into Safety Leadership


Philip E. Goldsmith, CSP, ARM

Mr. Goldsmith is a safety and risk management consultant, providing practical, risk-based programs for the control of organizational exposures. He has served as the chief risk officer for the National Gallery of Art and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington DC. Prior to his federal career, he was managing director of a risk management consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts. Phil is a Certified Safety Professional, a Fellow of ASSP, and ASSP’s Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year. He has developed and taught professional development seminars for ASSP and other organizations for over 30 years.

Teaching: 019 Workers' Compensation for the Safety Professional & 043 Risk Management for the Safety Professional


Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP

Mr. Gualardo is a dynamic and nationally recognized expert in occupational safety and health management, who has lectured and consulted extensively both nationally and internationally and has authored books and articles on safety management. His consulting firm, National Safety Consultants Inc. specializes in helping organizations significantly change their safety culture and attain safety performance excellence. Mr. Gualardo serves on the faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania as Director for the federally mandated PA-OSHA Consultation Program. Mr. Gualardo is a past President of the American Society of Safety Professionals, and a past President of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. In 2011, Mr. Gualardo was awarded the honor of Fellow by the American Society of Safety Professionals. Mr. Gualardo holds a B.S. in Safety Management and a M.A. Degree in Labor/Industrial Relations and is a Certified Safety Professional.

Teaching: 012 Corporate Safety Management (SEC 1) & 076 Leadership Techniques That Effect Change


Joel Haight, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CIH

Dr. Haight is a Professor of Industrial Engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches and does research in the areas of productivity, improvement, human factors engineering and safety engineering. He has a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Industrial and System Engineering from Auburn University and is a licensed engineer in Alabama and Pennsylvania. He is a professional member of ASSP, AIHA, IISE and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Dr. Haight is the 2017 recipient of the ASSP Presidents Award, the 2017 ASSP Council on Practices and Standards Safety Professional of the Year award and the 2004 ASSP Outstanding Educator Award.

Teaching: 025 Incident Exploration: Using Critical Analysis to Improve Safety Culture


Mark D. Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA

Mr. Hansen has a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering, specializing in Safety and Ergonomics, both from Texas A&M University. Mr. Hanse is a Licensed Professional Engineer (TX), a Certified Safety Professional, a Certified Environmental Auditor, a Certified Process Safety Auditor and a Certified Professional Ergonomist. Mr. Hansen has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in EH&S at both domestic and international locations. He is currently the Past-President and Fellow of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and continues to serve as Chairman of the Business of Safety Committee. He is the past recipient of the Edgar-Queeny Monsanto Safety Professional of the Year Award in 1992-1993 and the Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in 1991-1992 issued by ASSP.

Teaching: 048 Risk-Based Process Safety Management & 075 Servant Leadership


Katherine A Hart, Ed.D.

Ms. Hart’s driving passion and unsurpassed expertise is guiding and supporting individuals and groups navigating change and transformation. She provides women (and men) in mid-life transition with the support and resources needed to re-imagine and lead even more abundant, joy-filled and purpose driven lives. Kathy has dedicated her life to transforming those around her. As a young adult Red Cross volunteer, she worked with disaster victims to transform them into courageous survivors. Her girlhood passion of helping others evolved into a career in safety and health, and later organization development, working with executives and front-line leaders to transform entrenched bureaucracies into caring, safe and healthy businesses. In 2012 she was recognized by the American Society of Safety Professionals Women in Safety Excellence as one of the top “100 Women Making a Difference in Safety”.

Teaching: 084 Coaching to Improve Safety and Health Performance & 085 Building Your Brand Identity


Michael W. Hayslip, Esq., P.E., CSP

As a subject matter expert in OSHA matters including trenching and excavation work, confined spaces, scaffolding and fall protection; Mike has 30+ years of hands-on experience serving clients from private firms, municipalities, state organizations and train-the-trainer OSHA training institutes. Mike serves as an expert witness also having taught over 10,000 craft professionals in occupational safety and health matters.

Teaching: 089 ANSI Z490 Training Techniques


Mark A. Hernandez, CHST

Mr. Hernandez is currently working for Marathon Petroleum at Galveston Bay Refinery as part of the BBS & Engagement Team. In 2012, he launched Multiply Leadership development company. Multiply Leadership has over 20 years of safety experience and the only safety professional who has worked for the US Department of Labor, OSHA for 12 years and an Independent Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer, and Coach. Mark joined John Maxwell Certification program in 2011 as a Founding Member and part of a Global Team representing over 20,000 members in over 125 countries. In 2017, he co-authored two book projects which both made the Amazon Best Sellers List: Business Leader Success! And A Bigger Purpose.

Teaching: 079 Becoming a Real Leader: Principles and Practices for Accelerating Performance


Todd R. Hohn, CSP

Mr. Hohn, prior to joining PG&E, was the Founder and Executive Director of UL’s Integrated Health & Safety Institute where he acted as the safety ambassador. Todd was a U.S Delegate for the creation of the new ISO 45001 global standard, was the Honors and Awards Chairperson for ASSP’s Construction Practice Specialty and is a Board Member for HR.com. Prior to working with UL, Todd worked with both Industrial Scientific and CNA Insurance. Todd received his B.S. degree in Safety from Illinois State University and completed the Advanced Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, as well as the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Teaching: 024 Analytics for Safety: A New Approach to Performance Measurement & 029 JHA Workshop & 032 Beyond Compliance: A Healthier Workplace Makes for a Safer Workplace


Jay Jamali, CSP, CHCM, CHMM

Mr. Jamali is the Safety Director for Enviro Safetech. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health with a minor in Industrial Hygiene. With over 30 years of experience as a full-time safety professional Mr. Jamali has developed written confined space entry and rescue programs for multiple sites; provided hundreds of confined space entry and rescue training classes; ran confined space rescue drills for companies and fire departments; audited confined space programs for multiple companies; provided rescue standby services; and completed Rescue Level I training with FEMA Task Force 3. Mr. Jamali received the Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) for the Greater San Jose ASSP chapter; the Simpson Silva citizen award by the San Jose Police department for bravery; and the Red Cross Alameda County lifesaver award.

Teaching: 066 Confined Space Assessment, Entry and Rescue


James 'Skipper' Kendrick, CSP

Mr. Kendrick holds a BS degree in Industrial Technology from Louisiana State University. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by examination. Skipper holds ASSP’s Certificate in Safety Management and Executive Safety Certificate as well as a 32 Hour Certificate in Human Performance Improvement from the University of Idaho. He holds certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt. Skipper is a recipient of ASSP’s highest honor, that of being named a Society Fellow and was recently inducted into the inaugural class of ASSP’s Region III Safety Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of ASSP’s National Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year Award and has been recognized as Safety Professional of the Year Greater Baton Rouge Chapter, Fort Worth Chapter and Region III. Skipper is the co-author and facilitator for Safety Management I & II and Corporate Safety Management. He is also a faculty member of the Society’s Executive Safety Certificate program. James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP is recognized as a thought leader in areas of management, leadership, safety, education and training.

Teaching: 010 Safety Management I (SEC 2) & 011 Safety Management II (SEC 2) & 014 Influential Leadership Skills & 020 The OOPS and OWW of OSH


Delaney King

Ms. King has worked as an instructor and adult educator for nearly 10 years. Holding her Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters’ Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of British Columbia. Ms. King strives to deliver professional development workshops and seminars for all types of learners.

Teaching: 080 Understanding Generational Differences for a More Effective Workforce & 086 How Generational Stereotypes Impact Individuals & Teams & 091 Build-A-Safety-Training-Course-In-A-Day


Kimlee Lindgren, MS, CHST

Ms. Lindgren is a safety and health consultant with over 37 years of experience. She currently is the lead instructor for construction and maritime at the Region 1 OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC). Prior to Region 1 OTIEC, she served as the Construction Curriculum and Industry Director for the OTIEC in San Diego for 20 years. Her expertise is in construction with previous employment with general contractors, specialty contractors, general industry, insurance companies and trade associations. Kim is also a former compliance officer for Cal/OSHA. She is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), past president of the San Diego Chapter and 2018 recipient of the Construction Safety Professional of the Year award.

Teaching: 067 Scaffold Hazard Management & 068 Critical Issues in Construction Safety


C. Gary Lopez, MS, CSP

Mr. Lopez graduated from West Virginia University with master’s Degree in Safety. He has 40 plus years of experience in the pharmaceutical, chemical, medical devices and construction industries in both a domestic and international capacity ranging from the plant to the executive suite level. Currently risk consultant for Gallagher Risk Management Services; President of Risky Biz Services LLC. Gary has been a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals since 1977 and is a recipient of the Distinguished Service to Safety Award by the National Safety Council and the ASSP Bresnahan Medal for standards development.

Teaching: 023 ANSI/ASSP Z16: Modern Metrics for the Safety Professional & 040 Manage Risk, Not Safety & 049 Prevention through Design


Terry L. Mathis

Mr. Mathis is the founder and CEO of ProAct Safety, an international safety and performance excellence firm. He is a veteran of over 1600 safety, culture and performance improvement engagements in 39 countries, and is a frequent contributor to industry magazines. In addition to coauthoring five books, including several best-sellers, Terry has authored more than 100 articles and spoken at hundreds of private and public events. EHS Today has listed Terry four consecutive times as one of 'The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS'.

Teaching: 033 The Four Core Components of Safety Excellence & 072 Behavior-Based Safety for Today's Realities


Regina C. McMichael, CSP, CET

Ms. McMichael is President of The Learning Factory, Inc., the safety education and training company. She has 29 years’ experience in safety and health education, training, communication and leadership. Regina teaches around the world and mentors safety professionals to achieve their dream of becoming a Safety Training Ninja© and a passion-driven professional! Regina is also the founder of Peace, Love Safety, the leadership and training catalyst supporting organizations while elevating their SH&E programs from compliance driven checklists to human and humanity-based solutions. Regina has worked in the construction, insurance, aerospace, automotive and service industries. She loves traveling the world delivering her safety and leadership messages to all types of organizations.

Teaching: 082 Realizing Your Leadership Potential & 092 How to Become a Safety Training Ninja©


Pamela Murcell, CIH

Ms. Murcell is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and the President and Principal Consultant of KWA Safety & HazMat Consultants, Inc. Prior to assuming her current position in 1996, she was Corporate Health and Safety Director for Brown and Caldwell Consulting Engineers for nine years. She has 38 years professional experience in occupational health and safety and industrial hygiene. Ms. Murcell has extensive experience developing, implementing, and auditing comprehensive health and safety programs. Specific services also include developing and presenting safety training on numerous OSHA-required topics and providing traditional industrial hygiene services. Ms. Murcell is an OSHA authorized trainer for the OSHA 10- and 30-hour classes in construction and general industry. She is a proactive advocate for her clients in regulatory compliance.

Teaching: 006 SMS Exam Prep Course


Georgi Popov, Ph.D., ARM, SMS, QEP, CMC

Dr. Popov is a professor in the School of Geoscience, Physics and Safety (GPS) Sciences at the University of Central Missouri. He is a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) Safety Management Specialist (SMS), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Georgi Popov received a PhD in Chemistry from the National Scientific Board and a M.S. in Nuclear Instrumentation – Engineering Physics from Defense University in Bulgaria. In 2001, Dr. Popov graduated from the Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He also has a post-graduate certification in Environmental Air Quality. Dr. Popov is a recipient of the ASSP Global Safety Management, Executive Program in Safety Management and Risk Assessment Certificates. Dr. Popov has authored numerous risk assessment related articles in Professional Safety, International Scientific Publications, and other trade journals. He is a frequent speaker at national, regional and local conferences. He is the editor and a first author of a book titled Risk Assessment – A Practical Guide to Assessing Operational Risks. His new book Risk Management Tools for Safety Professionals was published in August 2018.

Teaching: 017 Lean Six Sigma Tools for Safety Professionals & 026 Safety and Technology & 045 Essential Risk Assessment Tools & 050 Risk Communication: A Journey from OSH Hazard Identification to Enterprise Risk Management


Chris Ross, CSP, OHST

Mr. Ross has been a performance consultant, trainer, lecturer and presenter for over 35 years. He owns The Engagement Effect, a multi-discipline training and consulting firm with over 800 clients throughout North America; and works as an Implementation Specialist for SafeStart. Ross has earned professional certification in Workplace Learning and Performance (CPLP) through the Association of Talent Development (ATD) and is additionally recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a CSP and OHST.

Teaching: 069 Using Performance Technology for Safety Results & 088 Change Management for Safety Professionals & 090 Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation


Deborah R. Roy, MPH, RN, COHN-S, CET, CSP

Ms. Roy is currently Corporate Director of Health, Safety and Wellness at L.L. Bean where she leads staff and consults with senior management globally. For the previous seventeen years, she was President/Owner of SafeTech Consultants, Inc., a chemically-related training and consulting firm serving global clients. Ms. Roy has been an active professional member of ASSP since 1993. She is a frequent speaker at PDC, Seminarfest, Symposia, and Webinars, and has served on several Symposia Task Forces, as well as on the Society’s Finance Committee and Public Relations committee. Ms. Roy was a Director-at-Large on the ASSP Board in 2016 and 2017. She participates in the WISE common interest group, the International and Consultant Practice Specialties, and received the Consultant Practice Specialty (CPS) SPY award in 2016 for her longstanding contributions to CPS. Ms. Roy authored the Finance chapter of the Consultants Business Development Guide, published by ASSP in 2015. She was inducted as an ASSP Fellow in 2018 and is currently Senior Vice President of ASSP.

Teaching: 031 Assessing Your Organization and Applying the Total Worker Health Model & 081 Becoming an Effective Independent Consultant


Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM

Mr. Tietjens is President of T-JENS & T-JENS, INC. based in Spring, TX. He is a professional speaker, seminar and workshop leader, and management consultant on safety and health management with over 40 years of experience. His messages at conferences, management meetings, and seminars make him much sought after as a speaker and seminar leader. He is a “Society Fellow” of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the highest honor bestowed on professional members who have displayed life-long excellence in safety and service.

Teaching: 010 Safety Management I (SEC 1) & 011 Safety Management II (SEC 1) & 057 Developing a System Approach to Risk and Safety


Jack Toellner, P.E., CSP

Mr. Toellner is a Graduate of Texas A&M University w/degree in Civil Engineering and a graduate of Tulane University w/MPH in Occupational and Safety Management. He brings diversified experience in construction, engineering, SH&E, and management; retired executive with ExxonMobil w/38+ years of service. Jack has been the recipient of the ASSP Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. He is a recognized expert in safety management planning/execution and public speaking and has worked in 30+ countries with 100+ clients including multiple government agencies.

Teaching: 034 Strategic Skills for Improving and Maintaining Safety Performance


Pamela J. Walaski, CSP, CHMM

Ms. Walaski is currently the Director, Health and Safety for GAI Consultants, Inc., an engineering, planning, environmental, and economic consulting firm celebrating 60 years of experience delivering innovative engineering solutions. Pam is a Professional Member of ASSP and is currently serving a 3-year term as a Director At Large. She was previously a member of the Society Finance Committee and the Council on Professional Affairs, Nomination and Elections Committee as well as the ARVP for Finance for Region VIII. She is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Safety Engineering Certificate Advisory Committee and a past member of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Safety Science Advisory Board. She is also participating in the Krause/Bell Group’s benchmarking group for its SIF Prevention Center of Excellence. Pam was awarded 3rd Place in the 2018 Professional Paper Awards. Pam received the Region VIII Safety Professional of the Year Award in 2018. She received the CoPS Safety Professional of the Year in 2014 and the Charles Culbertson Volunteer Service Award in 2015.

Teaching: 046 Risk Assessment Course (SEC 2) & 047 Training a Risk Assessment Team


Paul A. Zoubek, CSP, CIH, SMS

Mr. Zoubek, CIH, CSP, CESCP, SMS is a nationally recognized consultant in the areas of electrical/mechanical safety and industrial hygiene. His specialties include electrical safety program management development & training, machine safeguarding risk assessment & hazard control, hazardous energy control procedure development & auditing, and worker environmental exposure evaluation & management. He has over 30 years of experience in the field.

Teaching: 030 Applied Industrial Hygiene for the Safety Professional & 053 Principles of Machine Safeguarding & 054 Electrical Safety I: Basic Principles & 055 Electrical Safety II: Electrical Safe Work Practices