Vol. 11, No. 7

Linda Tapp
Linda Tapp, CSP, ALCM

Linda Tapp, CSP, ALCM
Over the past 5 years, professional member Linda Tapp has been involved with the Society on many levels. Tapp is currently Vice Chair of the Council on Practices and Standards (CoPS) and Administrator of the Consultants Practice Specialty. As a member of the Public Relations Committee, she represents ASSE to the press and others as a media spokesperson. In 2004, Tapp represented ASSE on the NIOSH Planning Committee for the Workplace Violence Prevention Conference, and at the OSHA Alliance Program Small Business Roundtable in September 2005, where she was called upon to review OSHA training materials and suggest ways to make the materials more user-friendly for small business. Tapp was named CoPS SPY in 2006, Region VIII SPY in 2003 and Consultants Practice Specialty SPY in 2003.

Beyond ASSE, Tapp plays a key role with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), which she currently serves as a Director and has served on several committees, including the Examination Committee, Facilities Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Professional Development Committee. In 2006, BCSP named Tapp as its representative to the Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists, which she serves on the Marketing and Professional Development Committee, Examination Committee and Professional Standards Committee.

Tapp is owner and president of Crown Safety LLC, a safety, health and ergonomics consulting firm that she founded in 1999. She has been the only safety consultant used by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia since 2003. In this capacity, Tapp has served as acting safety director for the facility of 600 employees. During her time in the facility, which continues today, the mint reduced its LTA from 10 in 2002 to currently less than 2.0. In 2005, the facility became the first U.S. Treasury facility to be recognized as an OSHA VPP site.