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Vol. 10, No. 7

2006 NAOSH Champions

Heather J. Earl

ASSE Arkansas Chapter Vice President Heather J. Earl, CSP, is health and safety operations manager for Tyson Foods Inc. Earl’s activities included coordinating the company’s efforts to print workplace safety and NAOSH Week messages on pay stubs and to distribute NAOSH Week posters to more than 300 company locations. The Arkansas Chapter also sponsored the Governor’s Safety and Health Management Conference, which featured more than 30 sessions on workplace safety and health.

Gina Mayer-Costa

New Jersey Chapter President Gina Mayer-Costa, CSP, CHMM, director of environmental health and safety for Ramapo College, worked with chapter members to provide volunteer construction safety oversight on two “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” projects in New Jersey; set up a 10-hour construction safety program with the New Jersey Department of Labor; and worked with Safe Schools to provide new worker safety tools, general health information and resources on asbestos and lead.

Jack Fearing

New Jersey Chapter Public Affairs Chair Jack Fearing, CPEA, senior consultant with AON Risk Services of Greater New York, led the chapter’s participation in the 20th Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge. All proceeds benefited the Special Olympics of New Jersey. He also developed and distributed information on how safety positively affects the bottom line, secured the governor’s proclamation in support of NAOSH Week and was the keynote speaker at a joint chapter meeting held during the Mid-Atlantic Safety Expo in Atlantic City, NJ.


(l-r)OSHA Administrator Edwin Foulke Jr. with Mike McCullion and his son Brady during NAOSH Week 2006 kickoff activities at the U.S. Capitol.

Michael McCullion

ASSE National Capital Chapter President Michael McCullion, ARM, CSP, director of safety and health for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, obtained NAOSH Week proclamations from the mayor of Washington, DC, and from Montgomery County in Maryland and Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William counties in Virginia. He also promoted the NAOSH Week kid’s poster contest and helped to plan NAOSH Week events held at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC.


Bell Helicopter hosted a PPE fashion show during NAOSH Week 2006.

James “Skipper” Kendrick

Former ASSE President James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP, manager of industrial safety and hygiene for Bell Helicopter, coordinated several events throughout NAOSH Week featuring CEO Mike “Red” Redenbaugh. Redenbaugh talked about workplace safety with more than 2,500 employees in eight facilities. The company also hosted a forklift rodeo, a PPE fashion show and a workplace safety trivia game.

Patricia A. Kagerer

Southwest Chapter member Patricia A. Kagerer, CSP, ARM, director of Risk Management for CF Jordan, worked with the local chapter of Associated General Contractors of America and OSHA regional office to deliver an education session titled, “Construction Electrical Safety and How to Conduct a Successful Safety Stand Down.”