Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Department of Labor Announces New Members of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has appointed 15 individuals to serve as members on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. Christina Trahan Cain will serve as chair. The appointed members include the following:

Five employee representatives:

  • Cheryl M. Ambrose, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the U.S. and Canada
  • Christina Trahan Cain, North America’s Building Trades Unions
  • Wayne J. Creasap II, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
  • Ryan Papariello, Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America
  • David Wysocki, International Masonry Training and Education Foundation

Five employer representatives:

  • Kevin Cannon, Associated General Contractors of America
  • Julie Carter, Roy Anderson Corp.
  • Fravel E. Combs, M.A. Mortenson Company
  • Greg Sizemore, Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Wesley L. Wheeler, National Electrical Contractors Association

Two public representatives:

  • Christopher Fought, Merck
  • Ronald Sokol, Safety Council of Texas City

Two state government representatives:

  • Christopher Scott Mabry, North Carolina Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Division
  • Charles Stribling, Kentucky Labor Cabinet Department of Workplace Standards

One federal government representative designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary:

  • G. Scott Earnest, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Members serve two-year terms and represent the interests of the public, employers, employees, and state and federal government. The committee generally meets two to four times a year. Source: U.S. Department of Labor

Three Safety Experts Honored as ASSP Fellows

Park Ridge, Illinois – The American Society of Safety Professionals is bestowing the honor of Fellow on three longtime members who have made significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession.

  • Timothy R. Fisher, CSP, CHMM, CPEA, CAE, ARM, STS, FASSP, is director of Standards Development and Technical Services at ASSP. He has made significant contributions to the Society as a staff member and volunteer during a professional career that spans more than 30 years. Fisher’s work on hundreds of national consensus standards has been vital in modernizing the occupational safety and health profession. His experience has led to valuable interactions with a diverse set of stakeholders and subject matter experts. Fisher is a recipient of the Air Force Achievement Medal and the Allstate Chairman’s Quality Award. He is also a two-time recipient of the ASSP President’s Award. Fisher has been an ASSP member since 1995.
  • Michael W. Hayslip, J.D., P.E., CSP, FASSP, is in-house legal counsel for Cleveland Construction Inc. and president and CEO of National Excavation and Safety Training Institute (NESTI), an international construction safety training and litigation support firm. His valuable contributions to ASSP and the occupational safety and health profession include serving on ASSP’s Board of Directors, Government Affairs Committee, ANSI/ASSP A10 Standards Committee and National Advisory Committee for Construction Safety and Health. Hayslip has authored highly circulated publications for the Construction Practice Specialty and his local chapter. He mentors and trains students and emerging professionals. He has been an ASSP member since 1995.
  • Carl W. Heinlein, ARM, CIT, CPEA, CRIS, CSHM, CSP, OHST, STSC, FAIHA, FASSP, is senior safety consultant at American Contractors Insurance Group. He is a well-regarded advocate for the occupational safety and health profession, contributing to workplace safety in the federal government, academia and the private sector. Heinlein has taught and lectured at the university level, served on academic program advisory committees, and served as president of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and director-at-large with the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals and ASSP. As a safety consultant, he develops training programs for major organizations, connecting professionals and influencing industry. Heinlein has been an ASSP member since 1993.

ASSP’s three new Fellows will be honored at a virtual awards ceremony this summer. Source: ASSP/LinkedIn/National Safety Council

ASSP Appoints UCOR’s as Next Rueter Public Director

Park Ridge, Illinois – The American Society of Safety Professionals will welcome a new member to its leadership team July 1. The board of directors has appointed UCOR President and CEO Ken Rueter to serve a three-year term on the board as the Society’s public director, a position created in 2015 to gain a corporate perspective from outside the occupational safety and health profession. Rueter’s term as public director will run through June 30, 2024. He will continue to lead UCOR, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) cleanup contractor for the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee. Rueter guides a management team and a workforce of nearly 2,000 in tackling the largest environmental cleanup in DOE’s history, eliminating hazards and reducing risks. His dedication to safety resulted in the DOE awarding UCOR the Legacy of Star, DOE’s highest recognition in its Voluntary Protection Program. Over three decades, Rueter has led all aspects of site cleanup and remediation, radioactive waste treatment and project integration, including construction and risk management. He previously served as president of Savannah River Remediation LLC, project manager for the Savannah River Liquid Waste Project and chief operating officer for the Hanford Tank Operations Contract in Washington State, among other leadership positions. Rueter will become only the third person to serve as ASSP public director since the position was created six years ago, replacing former Alaska Tanker CEO Anil Mathur, whose term ends June 30. Source:  American Society of Safety Professionals/AIChE

Florida Chamber Safety Council Welcomes New Executive Director

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Chamber Safety Council recently announced Jason Mozo has joined the team as executive director. Mozo brings more than 15 years of safety and business development experience to the Safety Council. He was involved in developing safety trainings and programs for companies such as Honeywell, Nestle, Red Bull, Lockheed Martin, Tropicana, Budweiser, and United Rentals in addition to serving on the safety committees for organizations such as Associated Builders & Contractors, Suncoast Utilities Contractor Association and the American Society of Safety Professionals. Mozo’s certifications include OSHA 500 — Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor Construction Industry, OSHA 501 – Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor General Industry, Certified Forklift Instructor, Certified Aerial Work Platform Instructor, and Certified CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor. Source: Florida Politics



Raymond Donovan, 99, Reagan Administration Labor Secretary

Washington, D.C. – Raymond J. Donovan, President Ronald Reagan’s controversial labor secretary, who famously said, following his acquittal on corruption charges, “Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?” died June 2 at his home in New Vernon, New Jersey, at 90 years of age. Mr. Donovan’s family described him as a “sublime raconteur” and a generous philanthropist to the Catholic Church and educational causes. Source: Washington Post