Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

COSH Activists Win Awards from American Public Health Association

Los Angeles, California – The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health offers warm and heartfelt congratulations to three outstanding COSH activists who won awards this week from the Occupational Health and Safety section of the American Public Health Association.

  • Peter Dooley, M.S., CIH, CSP, safety and health senior project coordinator for National COSH, was presented with the Alice Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. Dooley’s long career in workplace safety includes over 20 years at the United Auto Workers, where he worked on training, bargaining and organizing to improve health and safety conditions. He has since worked on the National COSH team, building the organization’s leadership role in worker training and advocacy, and he also provides service to unions and worker organizations as president of LaborSafe, an independent consulting organization.
  • Milagros Barreto, worker center director at the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health was presented with the Tony Mazzocchi Award for Grassroots Activism. Barreto, who is bilingual, has led MassCOSH Worker Center campaigns to recover thousands of dollars in wages stolen from workers, and also helped workers build health and safety committees to identify and correct workplace health hazards. She has served as a board member of National COSH, and the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development. She is a member of United Steel Workers (USW Local 9358).
  • Debra Coyle McFadden, executive director of the New Jersey Work Environment Council was presented with the Eula Bingham Award for Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety Education and Training. Coyle McFadden has more than 20 years of experience in the health and safety movement, working on state and federal public policy, worker training, labor/ environment coalitions, and initiatives to protect workers and communities from toxic chemicals and other hazards. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has led NJWEC’s weekly training webinars for workers and educators, presented for 59 weeks so far, with up-to-date information about how to reduce the risk of deadly infection. A recognized leader in community-based health and safety programs, Coyle McFadden has served on the board of directors of the National COSH and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women.

Source: National Council for Occupational Safety and Health/Harvard University/MassCOSH/NJ Work Environment Council


NSC Honors Seven Professionals with Distinguished Service to Safety Award

Orlando, Florida — Seven safety professionals received the Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the National Safety Council’s highest honor, during the Opening Session of the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in October:

  • Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Pegasus professor and chair, University of Central Florida;
  • William Bozzo, general manager, training and safety services, DEKRA Services;
  • David Daniels, president and CEO, ID2 Solutions LLC;
  • Marilyn Huestis, professor, Thomas Jefferson University;
  • Anthony Militello, director environment, health and safety, 737 Program, delivery operations and total quality, The Boeing Co.;
  • David Payton, regional director, environment, health and safety, Ericsson Inc.; and
  • Frederic Rine, CEO and founder, FDR Safety LLC.

Source: Safety+Health


NSC Recognizes Three Leaders with Marion Martin Award

Itasca, Illinois – The National Safety Council recently announced the recipients of its 2021 Marion Martin Award, presented annually to outstanding female safety professionals. The following safety leaders were honored during the opening session of the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo:

  • Rose McMurray, chief transportation safety advisor, FDR Safety, LLC. McMurray provides consulting services to the trucking, motor coach, transit and other transportation sectors. She also provides expert witness services in truck and motor coach legal cases, as well as teaching safety management at the graduate student level. Previously, McMurray served as chief safety officer and assistant administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at the United States Department of Transportation.
  • Megan Proctor, director, environmental, safety, health and quality, Central Plateau Cleanup Company, LLC. Proctor ensures safety at Central Plateau Cleanup Company, the single largest and most experienced nuclear end-state delivery team. With 179 years of combined nuclear experience, the company has decommissioned 1,179 facilities and dispositioned more waste than any other U.S. company.
  • Catriona Schmolke, retired senior vice president, global head of safety, security, sustainability and quality, Jacobs (United Kingdom). Prior to retiring, she oversaw health and safety for Jacobs, a Fortune 500 company with 60,000 employees worldwide that provide technical and professional engineering services. For more than 30 years, Schmolke held various operational leadership positions, working with clients to identify safe, sustainable solutions to address their challenges.

Source: National Safety Council