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Safety Sciences Department Advisory Board

2015 Safety Sciences Advisory Committee

The Department of Safety Sciences maintains contact with outside sources of advice through an advisory board that serves both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including the internship program. The board is composed of professionals in safety and health in academia, business, and institutions.

Categories include general manufacturing transportation, services, food industry, and the chemical industry. At present, board membership includes many current and past officers of local and national chapters of SH&E organizations.


  • Mr. Frank Baxter, EHS Director, Skanska
  • Mr. Ryan Burr, Director of Corporate Safety, ABM
  • Mr. Jeffrey Dierdorf, General Manager Safety & IH, United States Steel
  • Mr. Irwin Dobrushin, Principal EHS Engineer, IJD Enviro Health & Safety, LLC
  • Dr. Lon Ferguson, Chairperson, IUP Department of Safety Sciences
  • Mr. Michael Formaini, Director HS&E, Matrix North American Construction
  • Mr. Jay Harf,AVP-EHS, L'Oreal USA, Inc.
  • Mr. Bradley Johnson, Safety Coordinator, Phillips 66
  • Mr. David Lerner, Corporate Safety Engineer, Ford Motor Company
  • Mr. Matthew McCarthy, Area Manager of Safety, Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.
  • Ms. Tessa Minnick, Safety Engineer, American Red Cross
  • Mr. William Mosier, Business Partner NA Products & Supply for HSE, Syngenta
  • Mr. David Neal, Corporate Director, Safety & Health, PPG Industries
  • Dr. Helmut Paschold, Assistant Professor, IUP Safety Sciences
  • Mr. Joe Progar, Director EH&S, Alcoa
  • Mr. John Tippery, Transporation Safety Manager, CLI - Sheetz, Inc.
  • Mr. Rob Tominello, Safety Supervisor, General Motors 
  • Mr. Joseph Visgaitis, Safety Manager, Mid-Atlantic Division, Southland Industries
  • Ms. Pamela Walaski, Regional Manager, EH&S Service, Compliance Management
  • Safety Sciences Department
  • Johnson Hall, Room 117
    1010 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3017
  • Fax: 724-357-3992
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