Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

CHSWC Commissioners Doug Bloch and Martin Brady Reappointed by Governor

Oakland, California – The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation announces the reappointment of Doug Bloch and Martin Brady. Mr. Bloch, of Alameda, has served since 2012. He has been political director at Teamsters Joint Council 7 since 2010. He was the Port of Oakland Campaign Director for Change to Win from 2006 to 2010 and a senior research analyst at Service Employees International Union Local 1877 from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Bloch held several positions at the California Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) from 1999 to 2004, including Statewide Political Director and Executive Director. He was an organizer at the NGO Coordinating Committee for Northeast Thailand from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Bloch is a labor representative appointed serve through December 31, 2023. Mr. Brady, of Sacramento, has served since 2012. He has been executive director at the Schools Insurance Authority since 1997, where he served as prevention and risk management manager from 1988 to 1997. Mr. Brady is an employer representative appointed serve through December 31, 2023 and is currently chair of the commission for 2021. Source: Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation


NSC Names Ron Hausner CFO

Itasca, Illinois – The National Safety Council has announced the appointment of Ron Hausner as Chief Financial Officer. Hausner joins NSC from Chicago-based Options Clearing Corporation, where he served as vice president, finance. He brings more than 25 years of financial, business and IT leadership experience and will be responsible for leading the finance, accounting, IT, legal and facilities functions. Previously, Mr. Hausner held financial and IT leadership positions at Orion Energy Systems, CDK Global, Jefferson Wells International and Quaker Oats. Source: National Safety Council


Geoff Hagan Promoted to VP of Operations at Tecta America

Rosemont, Illinois – Geoff Hagan has been promoted to VP of operations at Tecta America. He has been with Tecta for nearly 15 of his 25 years in the roofing industry. Starting as a project manager and estimator in 2006 in central Florida, he was promoted to operations manager and soon after that started the Environmental Solutions division. In 2010, he moved over to Tecta Corp as ES Director and SE Regional Sales Manager. He joined the service team in 2019 as Director of Service. His training and accreditations include EDGE, LEED, NABCEP, FSEC, NRCA, CIER, & OSHA 30. Source: WFMZ/Linkedin


New Mexico: Santa Fe Opera Adds COVID-19 Safety Manager

Santa Fe, New Mexico – In January, Mike VanAartsen joined the Santa Fe Opera as COVID-19 compliance and safety manager. He is setting the opera’s guidelines for masks, social distancing, hand sanitizing and all other safety protocols that go with preparing for a summer opera season. VanAartsen spent most of the last four years at the Yale School of Drama, working on his master’s degree in technical design and production. He spent five years as a scenic technician at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts until 2017 and a year at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Source: Santa Fe New Mexican


Hoosiers Honored for Workplace Safety, Health

Indianapolis, Indiana – The Indiana Department of Labor and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce are recognizing nine companies and eight individuals for exemplary workplace safety practices and advocacy. The awards were presented during the annual Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards event. The 2021 Everyday Safety Hero Award recipients include:

  • Patti Miskus, School Nurse at Saint Mary Catholic Community School, Crown Point
  • Katie Dodd, Certified Early Intervention Specialist at ATI Worksite Solutions, Indianapolis
  • Claire Sayre, Certified Early intervention Specialist at ATI Worksite Solutions, Indianapolis
  • Russ Dunton, General Manager at No-Sag Products; Division of Leggett & Platt Inc., Kendallville
  • Donald Mead, Maintenance Engineer at No-Sag Products; Division of Leggett & Platt Inc., Kendallville
  • Gene Fischer, Tooling Engineer at No-Sag Products; Division of Leggett & Platt Inc., Kendallville

The event, which was held virtually as a part of the 2021 Indiana Safety and Health Conference and Expo, is hosted by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers in partnership with the Indiana Department of Labor. Source: Inside Indiana Business