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: Rachel Walla-Housman on the Future of Safety Training

Rachel Walla-Housman, CSP, CIH is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist with 11 years of experience. She started her career in manufacturing and construction doing everything from field audits to industrial hygiene sampling and eventually moved on to consulting for large consulting firms. In 2017, she began working for herself as a freelance […]

Faces of EHS: Reggie Asare on Bringing Safety to the Forefront

Reggie Asare is a director of EHS in Texas for Skanska, one of the world’s leading project development and construction companies. He graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, earning a bachelor’s degree in construction management technology. Reggie joined Skanska in 2008 as a project engineer and soon he realized his true passion was […]

Faces of EHS: Jac van der Houwen on Being a Visible Role Model

Jac van der Houwen’s passion in life started with caring for the environment and ended up with a PhD in Environmental Chemistry at the Reading University in the U.K. After finishing a PhD, Jac concluded that science is great for understanding how things should and could work, but the value comes out of the experiences […]

Faces of EHS: Cary Usrey on Comradery and Sharing Ideas

Cary Usrey has nearly 30 years of experience in several different industries. He began his career in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program. From there, he transitioned into the public sector as an environmental, health, and safety manager in the utility industry. After almost 13 years, he switched over to the construction sector as a […]

Faces of EHS: Tony Mudd on How Safety Is Personal

Tony Mudd is an exceptional and enthusiastic leader who has dedicated his whole life to helping workers return home safely. Over the last 10 years, he has worked in the automotive and steel manufacturing industries, building positive relationships with the team members, increasing their level of compliance, and proactively addressing workplace safety issues within Fortune […]

Faces of EHS: Mwangi Ndonga on the Future of EHS Technology  

Mwangi Ndonga started as an industrial hygienist in the upstream oil and gas sector. He initially supported assets in WY and CO. After several years, he says he had the privilege of managing industrial hygiene and occupational health for U.S. and Canadian operations. Mwangi changed sectors during the pandemic and now works in manufacturing as […]

Faces of EHS: Jeremy Presnal on Strategy and Community

Jeremy Presnal has been working as an environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professional for 20 years, with experience in power generation, petrochemical, construction, and manufacturing companies. He started his career in the utility industry and has served the last 10 years in business unit and/or corporate EHS leadership roles.  Jeremy is the Vice President of EHS […]

Faces of EHS: Angelica Grindle on Well-Being and Critical Behaviors

Angelica Grindle, PhD, is a behavior analyst with 25 years of experience. She specializes in creating safety excellence through the application of behavioral science at all organizational levels. As vice president at DEKRA’s consulting practice, she guides organizations initiatives on their unique needs and generates the support needed from key stakeholders to create long-lasting change. DEKRA’s […]

Faces of EHS: Bob Cummins on Task Execution and Behavior-Based Safety

Bob Cummins has worked in construction for most of his life. He left school at 16 and got a job as a “chain-lad” for 18 months on a large road job before going to university in 1989 to study civil engineering. In 1997, he became involved in health and safety, taking on safety manager roles […]

Faces of EHS: Abigail Bassett on Safety Excellence

Abigail Bassett is the Corporate Manager of Safety Excellence and Human Performance Reliability at CF Industries and the leader of their safety excellence efforts. As part of her position, she hosts an internal podcast called “One Conversation at a Time,” where she interviews general managers, operators, environmental teams, and directors who have all shared their […]