b-fitzgeraldRegion IV: Alabama/Mississippi Area 


Bob Fitzgerald, CSP, CHST



Bob Fitzgerald, CSP, CHST is the Manager of Project Safety and Health for Southern Company Operations Services located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bob’s experience includes over thirty years in Safety and Health Management, Training, and Emergency Medical Services. He works directly with the Southern Company management team to provide EHS services at all the construction projects managed by the Engineering & Construction Services group, including a team of 38 EHS professionals at these projects.

Bob is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and also holds the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification. He earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and the Master of Public Health in Occupational Health and Safety degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He is a Professional Member of the Alabama Chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He is a member of the Safety Community of Practice with the Construction Industry Institute (CII) in Austin, Texas and serves on the National Safety Committees for NCCER, AGC, ABC, CURT, CII, NACBE, and Ironworkers IMPACT Committee. He is an elected Officer with the American Society of Safety Engineers and serves as ASSE Area Director for the Region IV Mississippi/Alabama Area.

In 2008, Bob was selected as the Safety Professional of the Year by the Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Platform Statement

“Build it and they will come….” The mission of ASSE is to promote the advancement of the safety profession and to foster the professional well-being and development of its members. Simply put, my platform will continue to help the Chapters in our Area to recognize their opportunities and responsibilities to meet this mission. This can be achieved by leadership, vision, and passion for our work. The local Chapter and Section is the backbone of this effort and I will work to assist the local leadership to grasp that vision. Additionally, as the Area Director for Alabama and Mississippi, I will continue to:

  • Work to be a resource to the local chapters in Alabama and Mississippi.
  • Share information and best practices with the chapter officers.
  • Provide a link between the local chapters, the region and the Society to keep the membership informed and ensure your concerns are known.
  • Ensure each chapter has the tools they need to serve their membership for the continued growth of the chapters and the Society.
  • Challenge each Chapter to think of new ideas and ways to grow and be innovative.

We have to realize that the “Build” part takes hard work…but we can do it. The “It” part is seeing the vision and setting the goals of what we want to achieve, and “They” are the hard working professionals that are looking for ways to improve their worksites and themselves.


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