Tag: Faces of EHS

Faces of EHS: Jessica Zirkelbach on Authenticity and Employee Engagement

Jessica Zirkelbach started her career 18 years ago in the Scientists and Engineers Early Development (SEeD) leadership program that she now champions. Across her career she has held various positions from project engineer, Lean leader, and process engineer to production engineer to operations manager of various units. As Jessica grew in her career, so did […]

Faces of EHS: Adele Abrams on Staying the Course Ethically

Adele Abrams is an attorney, safety professional and trainer who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., a multi-attorney firm focusing on safety, health and employment law nationwide. Adele is an Associate Safety Professional, and Certified Mine Safety Professional, and she instructs on employment law at University of Colorado and Catholic […]

Faces of EHS: Shannon Overland on Communication and Values

Shannon Overland co-founded a forestry contracting firm 31 years ago that continues to operate in the British Columbia forestry sector. She has worked in all aspects of the forestry industry including chainsaw operation and the heavy equipment operation of a forwarder in a cut-to-length logging operation. Concurrent to the forestry work, Shannon also maintained a […]

Faces of EHS: Travis Livermore on Personal Connections in Safety

Travis Livermore has a background in both safety and legal work. He began his safety career as a field safety facilitator and later field safety manager, on a large construction plant where a coal-fired power plant was being built. After his first job in safety, he attended law school, graduating with honors. After law school, […]

Faces of EHS: Claire Beich on Doing the Right Thing for the Right Reasons

Claire Beich, CSP, has has over two decades of experience in adult learning and 10+ years of professional EHS experience in a versatile range of industries including construction, military, manufacturing, food and maritime. She is passionate about employee safety and engagement, and strive to bring a greater awareness to safety and the importance of leadership […]

Faces of EHS: Jon Broyles on Building a Foundation for Safety

Jon Broyles began his career as a firefighter, peace officer, and emergency medical technician (EMT). He moved on to become a hazardous materials specialist, and then a safety consultant and first aid instructor. He currently works as a corporate safety officer at AMG & Associates, one of Southern California’s fastest growing construction companies specializing in […]

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 […]