Hi, James! Can you share a few tidbits about yourself or maybe a favorite hobby?
James: I spent most of my career on the East Coast, doing industrial hygiene and EHS consulting in the Baltimore/Washington region. In 2018, my family and I moved to Oregon, and I began work with Erickson, Inc. in their safety department, where I focused on environmental compliance, hazardous waste management, and general safety programs. In 2022, I joined SAIF as a Senior Safety Management Consultant and work with businesses primarily in the Klamath Falls region. My wife (Lisa) and I have two girls, Natalie-4 and Nora-15-months. We enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities like camping, hiking, boating, etc., and I’ve been a dedicated hunter and fisherman since I was a kid.
How long have you been a member of the ASSP?
James: I joined ASSP in 2022 when I started with SAIF. I joined the executive committee in February 2023 as Government Affairs Coordinator. I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the executive committee and look forward to a productive year for our chapter.
What do you think is the biggest benefit to membership?
James: I think the greatest benefit to membership is the chance to network and get to know all the great folks we have in our safety community here in Southern Oregon!
Can you share an item on your bucket list?
James: Being from the East Coast, I’ve had the opportunity to do lots of deer hunting but very little elk hunting. Taking a bull elk with archery gear is one of my long-term goals/bucket list items.
What is something you wish more people understood about occupational safety?
James: 100% compliance will only solve 20% of your safety problems.
This one is for fun. ☺
If you had a personal “warning label,” what would it say?
James: HAZARDOUS TO WILDLIFE.
Kidding aside, I’m a conservationist and care deeply about the health of our fish and wildlife populations and their proper management.