Over the past year, several members of the Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) have received special recognitions, and we are proud to acknowledge these efforts.
Marcy Huey was elected to the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Board of Directors in July. Huey, who has served as the Assistant Director of Compliance at EHS since October 2012, provides support in planning CSHEMA’s annual conference. She is also the task force leader for lab safety, and serves on both the special education task force and the professional development committee.
CSHEMA exists to provide support for EHS professionals across the country, and Marcy is one of only eight Board members. The group provides networking opportunities, forums and regional conferences, one of which was hosted at the Bryant Center earlier this semester.
Adam Nix received his Lightning Protection Journeyman Installer certification at the end of last year. This certification is given through the Lightning Protection Institute, and Adam is one of only nine people in the state to have this title.
The title is awarded to those who undergo a series of tests. The first two tests result in the Journeyman certification, and the next two result in the Master certification. Adam will take the tests for his Master Installer certification in February. These tests assess the installer’s knowledge of lightning protection systems, industry standards and the rules and regulations that apply.
Our team of fire technicians all reached the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level 2 certification last year, but some will be working to obtain the next level by the end of the year. There are four levels and different divisions within the levels. The NICET is a national certification that recognizes a superior knowledge of fire codes, fire alarm installation, life safety codes, electrical codes and international codes.
Our staff strives to be the best in our field and to keep our campus safe. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is proud to recognize the accomplishments of our highly qualified staff over the past year and we are looking forward to what will be accomplished next year.