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NIOSH Announces New Lead for PtD Program

Posted in on Fri, Apr 5, 2013

The PtD Program is a key safety initiative of NIOSH.  A variety of ASSE members were involved in its beginnings and continue to support its efforts.  More information on the program can be found at

From Paul A. Schulte, PhD, Director, NIOSH Education and Information Division –

I am pleased to announce that Pamela Heckel has taken the position as temporary Coordinator of the Prevention through Design (PtD Program).  Pamela has a Doctorate in Civil Engineering and Masters of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Vanderbilt University.  Before joining the PtD Program in 2010, she worked for General Electric, The Boeing Company, and the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.  Pamela will serve in this temporary position and eventually a position will be posted for a permanent Coordinator.  We expect that Pamela will continue to move the PtD Initiative forward and with your help continue its impact.


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