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Blacks In Safety Engineering (BISE) Common Interest Group
Assistant Administrator Candidate

 

Ian S. Madison, MS, CSP, PG

 

Biography

Ian Madison, MS, CSP, PG is a dedicated and enthusiastic HSE professional with over 6 years of experience in a broad rangeof disciplines in Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management, including 4 years in corporate management functions. He is currently the President of Delta HSE, a full service HSE consulting firm, and a Regional Health and Safety Manager for ISS Facility Services based in Houston, TX. Ian’s primary job tasks have been HSE program development, environmental management/remediation, liaison for regulatory entities, emergency response, incident investigation and training.  He has developed EHS management programs and driven continuous improvement processes in several organizations, including Forestar Petroleum Corporation and Arcadis US. Ian started his career as an environmental geologist working to solve environmental contamination issues with many multinational oil and gas companies as well as national rail companies. The focus on safety as a core value in these work environments led Ian to pursue a Master’s Degree in HSE and shift his professional focus to HSE.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Sam Houston State University in Texas and a Master’s Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology of NY in Environmental, Health and Safety Management.  He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Professional Geoscientist (PG) registered in the State of Texas. Ian is located in Houston, TX with his wife, Rachel, and their two dogs.

Platform Statement

My platform is focused on spreading health and safety knowledge as well as exciting new and existing professionals about our increasingly-important field. Working within BISE allows me the unique opportunity to focus on introducing this field to members of my African-American community while also working to maintain a tight national network of members. I recognize the enormous potential of working in the health and safety field and I am driven to share this opportunity with members of my community. African-Americans make up a small, but increasing portion of the overall safety profession as well as ASSE members. I feel that it is my duty, and BISE’s duty, to connect those individuals and create awareness of this profession and its potential within the African-American community.

As a millennial (despite my disdain for the term), I think that it is even more important to focus our efforts on educating and exciting the younger members and potential members of our profession. The Great Shift Change is rapidly approaching and the demand for new professionals with a fresh perspective is growing. My inclusion in this age demographic positions me well to relate closely with the group of young professionals that should be a target for BISE’s outreach. Ultimately, I am seeking this role in order to connect other African-Americans with a rewarding and prosperous career opportunity while working to build a strong network both personally and for the organization. I have a passion for this profession which has afforded me many opportunities and has been fulfilling beyond my wildest expectations. It is my mission to share that passion with others and leave a legacy of inspired, dedicated and excited safety professionals in any organization in which I participate.

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