Category: Faces of EHS

Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) initiatives are only as strong as the people behind them. Meet some of the professionals who work hard every day to keep their organizations safe, healthy, productive, and compliant.

Faces of EHS: Mandi Kime on Healthy Workers and Psychological Safety

Mandi Kime has spent the last 15 years as the Director of Safety at Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington. Associated General Contractors of Washington is the Seattle-based chapter of the AGC of America. AGC is the largest and oldest construction association in the United States. The Washington Chapter represents roughly 600 employers in Washington […]

Faces of EHS: Katrina Fenimore on Mental Health and Asking for Help

Katrina Fenimore is an occupational safety and health professional with a demonstrated history of working in the public sector industry. She has her bachelor’s Degrees focused in Experimental Psychology and Criminal Justice from Eastern Washington University, as well as a Bachelor’s in Safety & Health Management with a minor in Risk Management from Central Washington […]

Faces of EHS: Amanda Engstrom on Equity and Representation

Amanda Engstrom would compare their career to a choose-your-own-adventure novel. Following graduation from college with a degree in Environmental Studies and one year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA, they initially focused on environmental site assessments and industrial hygiene (IH) services at an environmental and construction consultation company. Working as a consultant allowed them to […]

Faces of EHS: John White on Building Trust and Safety Culture

John White started his career as a federal OSHA health and safety officer in Washington, D.C., where he worked to keep employers in compliance of general industry standards. As his career progressed in the healthcare, construction, and manufacturing industries, he realized a better way to maintain employee quality. Now in his current career path, John […]

Faces of EHS: Zach Pucillo on the Future of EHS Technology

Zach Pucillo has been in the environmental, health and safety (EHS) field for the past 17 years. His EHS experience started right after he earned his degree in Environmental Science from Indiana University. His first EHS position was working for a stack testing company based out of Texas. In 2006, he started at KPA as […]

Faces of EHS: Michael Batts on Moving Beyond Compliance

Michael Batts’ career began in a farming ranching community working with his father in his shop learning the ins and outs of fixing and repairing things. In high school, he developed a love for auto sports and that ultimately piqued his interest in safety. His passion for safety and health grew as he entered the […]

Faces of EHS: Jason Lucas on Being a Safety Coach

Jason Lucas has been involved in safety for the past 20+ years, but he didn’t start there. He started as a hydro blaster, blasting the inside of oil tanks. He worked his way up to project manager level before getting his start as a safety pro. As Jason’s career progressed, he started a safety podcast […]

Faces of EHS: Christine Sullivan on Diversity and Being a Woman in EHS

Christine M. Sullivan, CSP, ARM, has 30 years of safety and health experience. She currently is the president of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), a nonprofit whose goal is to develop safety and health management systems that prevent injuries, illnesses, and deaths. She is also the senior vice president and risk control director […]

Faces of EHS: Rod Courtney on Making Safety Part of a Company’s DNA

Rod Courtney began his career in the US military. He served as an Army Combat Medic from 1990-1998. He has been a Certified Safety Technician for 25 years and became a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) in 2019. In 2007, he went to work in the renewable energy sector building thousands of megawatts of wind turbines and […]

Faces of EHS: Checking In with Allison Short

Allison Short, CSP, CIT, is a highly competent safety professional with nearly 10 years of experience in general industry and higher education. After beginning her safety career at PowerSecure, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southern Company, Allison is now a Safety and Health Specialist for Auburn University and a co-host of the “Safety Justice […]