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John Mulroy

  • John Mulroy

    John Mulroy is a doctoral student and certified safety professional who received a BA in English in 1994 and a BS in Safety Sciences in 1997 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mulroy also earned a master’s degree in environmental management from Duquesne University in 2005. 

    Mulroy joined IUP in 2013 as a full-time faculty member in the Safety Sciences Department, serving as a safety and health consultant for the Pennsylvania OSHA Consultation Program as well as a full time instructor. Courses taught include:

    • Principles of Industrial Safety II – Construction
    • Air and Water Pollution Control
    • Hazardous Materials and Emergency Response
    • Faculty supervisor for the department’s part-time and full-time internship program

    Before coming to IUP, Mulroy served as a staff-level safety professional at one of the largest coal-fired power generating stations in the mid-Atlantic region operated by NRG Energy and Edison Mission Energy, providing technical compliance with MSHA and OSHA regulations and driving continual improvement of the facility’s safety, health, and environmental management system. Responsibilities also included management of the generating station’s 150,000-gallon anhydrous ammonia system under OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard, and a leadership role in the company’s industrial emergency response team, designated by Indiana County as Station 590, including interior structure firefighting, permit-required confined space rescue, hazardous materials response prevention and planning, high-angle rescue, and medical first response.

    Mulroy also served as a health and safety professional and quality assurance engineer for Westinghouse Electric and Curtiss-Wright Flow Control, a supplier of U.S. Navy nuclear propulsion and commercial nuclear power generation systems in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, Mulroy led the organization’s internal safety and health program, achieving the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence in 2003. Additional responsibilities included auditor for the Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program on behalf of Westinghouse Government Services, and leadership of the company’s industrial fire brigade, designated as Station 348 by Allegheny County, including hazardous materials response, permit-required confined space rescue, and medical first response. As a quality assurance engineer, Mulroy was the preventive action coordinator whose responsibilities included identification, documentation, and tracking of production-related defects and errors, and ensuring implementation of effective corrective and prevention action at root cause level to prevent deviation recurrence. Additional quality assurance responsibilities included providing the organization with both internal and external supplier base ISO 9000 compliance audits for maintenance of the ISO certification.

    Mulroy has presented at the 2012 International Forum on Fatality Prevention, 2011 and 2003 Pennsylvania Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health conferences. and the 2003 Western Pennsylvania Safety, Health, and Environmental conference. He has been invited to speak at the 2014 and 2015 Pennsylvania Rural Electric Line Supervision Safety conferences, and served as co-chair of the 2012 International Fatality Prevention Forum in Pittsburgh. He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.  Mulroy is also past member of the IUP Safety Sciences Advisory Committee, the Indiana County Local Emergency Planning Committee, IUP Emergency Services Advisory Committee, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference Planning Committee.