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Practice Specialty Assistant Administrator – Industrial Hygiene

Doug Rush, CIH, CSP, CHMM



Doug Rush, CIH, CSP, CHMM, is a hands-on result driven Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) leader with exceptional business, communication, interpersonal, technical and organizational skills. Doug possess greater than 25 years of leadership in senior management roles. He has founded 3 full service-consulting firms with a staff of up to 40 fulltime professionals. Doug’s experience is focused in consulting engineering entities and Fortune 500 Companies positioned locally and internationally.

Doug is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). Doug’s priorities are based in the 3 P's: People, Property (Environment), and Profit. He is also a Passionate HSE Mountain Builder and Dedicated HSE Mountain Climber.

Doug’s major accomplishments include:

  • Founding partner and owner of 3 successful professional services businesses
  • Dual Bachelor Degrees in Industrial Management and Business Administration
  • Masters Degree in Environmental Studies
  • USAF Chief Master Sergeant (Superintendent) with over 20 years of experience leading and managing HSE professionals for USAF entities around the world
  • Comprehensive management of HSE professional services across international borders

Doug has led teams of engineers, scientists, managers, supervisors, technicians, nurses, medical doctors and support staff including accountants, attorneys, human resources, marketing, and sales staff.

His experience spans many industries including: oil & gas; consulting; waste management, ground water remediation; demolition; asbestos abatement; construction; plastics; chemical refining; machining; general manufacturing; healthcare; and military environments.

Doug’s areas of strength include; Leadership, Management, Vision Casting, Business Development, Speaking, Training, P & L, Turnaround Management, and Results.

Platform Statement

I am honored to have an opportunity to represent and serve the Society as the Assistant Administrator of Industrial Hygiene. I believe the value of Industrial Hygiene in our complicated and sophisticated workplace today is essential to saving lives. The Preventive Medicine nature of the Industrial Hygienist is a link to the workforce that improves people’s lives at work and at home essentially furthering a workplace culture that reduces incidents in all facets of those we influence and serve.

The world today is becoming increasing smaller as we continue to expand our workplace internationally. If a workplace in our world today has a loose link with the Safety Professional, it typically has an even more fragile link to the Industrial Hygienist. I believe the Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty has the ability to close that link by creating opportunities for collaboration and learning from each other.

My goal as the Assistant Administrator will be to continue growing and using the tools provided by our great organization to continue the work in progress and grow relationships with Safety and Health professionals.  I am convinced that our Society makes a difference in the workplace and I will work hard to ensure our difference is felt around the world.

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