Region II Area Director - Area B Candidate
Dustin Richartz, CSP
Dustin G. Richartz, MPH, CSP currently leads the loss control efforts for OnPoint Underwriting and has over 12 years of experience in the health and safety field. He began his career at Hunter Douglas Window Fashions and has worked in the EH&S departments at Gap, Inc. and Ensign Energy. He then worked as a sr. project manager for IHI Environmental providing consultation services to private and public sector organizations. Before joining OnPoint Underwriting, Dustin was with Beecher Carlson, where he provided risk control services to large and national accounts involved in manufacturing, energy, hospitality, health care, retail and warehousing/distribution.
Along with his work activities Dustin has been very involved in the local Colorado Chapter and has served in all of the volunteer board positions. He was president of the Colorado Chapter in 2011/12 and received the 2011-2012 Charles V. Culberson Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in recognition of his efforts in developing the activities for Safety 2012 in Denver. He has participated with ASSE at a society level as a member of the Professional Development Conference Planning Committee for both Safety 2012 and the 100th Anniversary Professional Development Conference in Chicago in 2011 and continues to serve in this capacity in preparation for Safety 2013 in Las Vegas.
Dustin has a master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado Christian University in Business Administration. He is a Certified Safety Professional and a Professional Member of ASSE.
ASSE has continued to be one of the strongest and most well respected organizations worldwide. As the Society continues this expansion globally, one of our key cornerstones will continue to be the successful outreach to current members and chapters, while also attracting and helping develop future leaders in the profession.
My primary reason for pursuing the Area B Director position is to continue finding ways of strengthening the future of our organization. I have had the opportunity to witness the growth of our local chapter and have also seen nearly every chapter within our region finding new ways of reaching out to strengthen their professional footprint within their communities.
As Area B Director, my goal is to continue working with every chapter to help ensure that we are not missing the professional leaders of the future. While at times, we may look to the Universities with EH&S Programs, it is necessary to branch outside of those traditional channels to reach future professionals that are either just entering the profession, or may be working as a “Safety Professional,” without the support structure and professional network that a local ASSE chapter can offer to help them be successful in protecting people, property and the environment.
This can be done in a variety of ways and it is my goal to partner with each chapter to identify ways that we can reach both current and future safety professionals and continue to strengthen ASSE’s position in our local communities and globally.