Tag: Faces of EHS

Faces of EHS: Best of Technology

As we near the end of the year, we’re taking a look back at some of our highlights from 2023. For our latest Faces of EHS feature, we are sharing some insights from some of our favorite guests this year. Here are their answers to the question, “How will new safety technologies influence the work being […]

Faces of EHS: Austin Kiddoo on Valuing Employees Over Profits

Austin Kiddoo attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health. After interning at Orbital Technologies Corporation, he took a position working third shift within the City of Madison Police Department as a parking enforcement officer while searching for safety positions. He then landed a safety […]

Faces of EHS: Cassie Ford on Hearing Loss Prevention

Cassie Ford received her B.S in Speech Language Pathology at Texas Christian University and her M.A. in Audiology at the University of Iowa. She started her career in public health and then spent several years doing clinical audiology and fitting hearing aids. In 2000, she accepted a position with the company that is now known […]

Faces of EHS: Ashley Moore on Collaborating with Transparency

When Ashley Moore graduated with a Business Management degree in 2018, a career in construction was not even a thought for her. She started with MetroPower, Inc., an electrical contractor serving the greater Southeastern U.S., in an administrative role with no safety experience. Soon after, she became a safety coordinator, where, to this day, she […]

Faces of EHS: Ahmed Al-Bayati on Construction and Prevention Through Design

Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati is the founding director of the Construction Safety Research Center (CSRC) and an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He conducts research on construction safety, including safety culture and incident investigation, as well as underground utility management, to optimize the construction process and reduce occupational injuries and […]

Faces of EHS: Chris Byrnside on Safety as a Key Performance Indicator

Chris Byrnside is a veteran of Desert Storm who began his safety career after he was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1991. He worked in the metals industry in Illinois for his entire 30-year career, beginning as a machine operator at Krueger Steel & Wire in 1992. From 1993 to 2011, he held the […]

Faces of EHS: Gabriel Guzman on Language and Commitment to Safety

Gabriel Guzman started his career in public safety in 1992, working as an EMT and firefighter for various municipalities before transitioning into the private sector industries around 2004. He filled various safety roles, from health, safety, security, and on-site nursing to workers compensation and risk. He has coached, mentored, and taught in classroom and non-classroom […]

Faces of EHS: Peter Batrowny on Leadership and Safety Culture

Peter Batrowny is an industry-leading and global environmental health, safety, and physical security executive with a progressive career history and quantifiable track record of success. After serving his country in the U.S. Army, Peter propelled his professional growth while simultaneously expanding the growth and effectiveness of environmental, sustainability, safety, and physical security programs on a […]

Faces of EHS: Dawn Wurst on Engagement and Overall Culture

Dawn Wurst spent the majority of her career working at the Flint Hills Resources (FHR) Pine Bend Refinery. During the 20 years she was there, she worked in a range of roles that started in environmental engineering, progressed to process safety, and culminated in serving as safety director of the facility for five years. She […]

Faces of EHS: Devon Gawlik on Construction and Building Relationships

Devon Gawlik was originally an intern with Skanska during college. He started his full-time career with Skanska in the summer of 2017 as a safety coordinator in the Seattle office. He worked on several projects with his mentor to learn the ropes and develop his skills. Prior to working with Skanska, he did not have […]