Advisory Board Members
Meet the members of the Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Conference Advisory Board.
Terry Alexander is currently a Safety/EMS Manager for Weyerhaeuser’s Western Timberlands Operations. He has worked 29 years in the forest industry in both the south and northwest. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from the University of Arkansas – Monticello, and was appointed to the Governor’s Health and Safety Advisory Board in 2008.
Safety Director, Wilson Construction Company
A safety professional with Wilson Construction Company since 1992, Mr. Andrews previously spent twelve years as a journeyman lineman constructing electrical distribution and transmission lines. Mr. Andrew’s extensive credentials include safety instructor and “train the trainer” ratings. In addition to his work at Wilson, Mr. Andrews serves as an instructor for the industry apprenticeship program as well as represents the industry on boards and commissions throughout the Wes tern United States.
The Boeing Company, Environment, Health & Safety Program Manager
Mr. Armstrong has held safety and environmental management positions in Boeing Integrated Defense Systems since 1992 and is currently the EHS program manager for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services Training and Flight Services business unit. Mr. Armstrong has been member of the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board since 2007 and served on the Board’s Aerospace Panel prior to becoming a Board member.
US Oil and Refining Company
Stephanie Arnold is the Safety, Health and Security Manager for U.S. Oil & Refining Co. located in Tacoma, WA. In her position, she is responsible for all areas of health, safety and security including Process Safety Management. Stephanie is a chartered chemical engineer with 10+ years experience working in the petrochemical industry. She has previously worked in England as a process, safety and environmental engineer. She was appointed to the Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Advisory Board in 2009.
Laborers International Unions of North America
Mr. Buman has 15 years field experience in construction with a focus on underground utilities, hazardous waste remediation, demolition and held a license as an Underground Storage Tank Decommissioner. Since 2000, he has been with the Laborers International Union as a a coordinator of safety, marketing, and training for nine northwest states. He attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA where he also held a license as an Emergency Medial Technician and CPR Instructor.
Security Management, Children’s Hospital of Seattle
Mr. Case has worked in Security Management since 1986. He is experienced in working with security and employee accident investigations, safety regulatory compliance and in emergency management, in both federal and state. Mr. Case is the 2001 Lew Brown award recipient for safety achievements. Mr. Case also served as a reserve police officer for the City of Mill Creek WA, for several years, Boy Scouts of America Leadership and in the United States Marine Corps.
Safety Director, Frank Coluccio Construction
Mr. Clouatre is the safety director for an underground construction and tunneling company. He formerly worked as a consultant and trainer with an industrial hygiene company and local safety council in Seattle. Before moving to Washington, he worked safety and rescue on the Alaska North Slope Oil Fields and taught rescue and emergency medical classes for the University of Alaska. He is a retired Air Force Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician.
John Korsmo Construction
Mr. Coovert has been in the construction industry since 1988. After completing the apprenticeship program he spent 13 years as a union carpenter and foreman. He has been employed as the Safety Director for Korsmo Construction since 2003. He served as past Co-chair and Chair of the Construction Planning Committee for the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board since . He is an active member of the AGC and is the past Chairman for the Associated General Contractors of Washington Safety Committee.
The Boeing Company
Mr. Eacrett has 24 years experience in the material handling and transportation field. He works daily in the powered industrial truck and mobile crane fields and assists with his teams’ safety program. He has been on a Haz Mat emergency response team for 14 years at the Boeing Company. Mr. Eacrett also serves on the Material Handling Panel with the Governor’s Safety & Health Conference, and is involved in the GISHAB Forklift Rodeo.
WA State Farm Bureau
Mr. Fischer is currently Assistant Director of the Retro/Safety Program for Washington State Farm Bureau. Mr. Fischer grew up on a family farm of Apples, Cherries and Pears in the Wenatchee Valley. He has over 23 years of experience in the field of Occupational Safety and Health. He spent 17 plus years as an S&H compliance inspector and S&H consultant with department of Labor & Industries and the last 6 years as Safety Director with WSFB.
Interational Longshore and Warehouse Union
Bio not available
University of Washington
Rick Gleason has a BS in Safety and Health from Montana tech in Butte, MT. and an MS in Industrial Hygiene and Safety from the University of Washington (UW). He has been involved in worker health and safety in Washington for the last 34 years. He worked for Federal OSHA and Washington State Department of Labor and Industries DOSH as an inspector and consultant for 12 years. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He has been a Lecturer at the UW in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in Seattle for the last 15 years in the graduate and undergraduate programs. He is also the course director for the Pacific Northwest OSHA Training Center at the UW for Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Idaho.
American Society of Safety Engineers
Mr. Hayfield has been in the Electric Utility Industry for 29 years and Safety and Health for the Electric and Gas Industry since 1991. He worked as a High Voltage Safety Inspector for the WA Dept. of Labor and Industries for 5 years. He is a member and past-president of the Inland Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, which covers the eastern counties of WA. He has been involved in the Sheriff’s Community Orientated Policing Effort (SCOPE) in Spokane. SCOPE is designed to have active volunteers in neighborhoods to help educate and involve community members in reducing property and personnel crimes.
International Aerospace Machinists/Woodworkers
Mr. Heuer serves as the President of the Woodworkers IAM LL W-536, and as an Associate Instructor for IAM/CREST. He has been a member of the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board since 2000, and also serves as trustee with the Washington Machinist Council Executive Board. In addition, Mr. Heuer also serves on the Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees, Longview, WA.
Disaster Safety Officer – FEMA, Dept. of Homeland Security.
B.A. Drake University 1959, M.B.A. U of Oregon 1965, served in Engineers in U.S. Army, Certified Safety Pro, Senior Professional Human Resources, USCG Masters License 50 ton Unlimited Passenger, 28 years management EHS primary aluminum smelter, 17 years instructor in Engineering Tech Dept at Western WA University, Consultant for National Safety Council and independent 10 years, and National Ski Patrol since 1965. Member of the PNW section of American Industrial Hygiene Association and past president. Mr. Hollingsworth is also member of American Welding Society, and is affiliated with the Metals Panel/Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Board since 1965 and now an emeritus board member.
Tony Howard, CSP CRIS
Safety Manager, Hoffman Construction Company
Mr. Howard has 29+ years in the construction industry, 18 of those years in a full-time safety capacity. Mr. Howard represents the Mt. St. Helens Section / Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Mr. Howard has held various officer positions within the ASSE organization over his many years of service.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – IBEW Local 77
Mr. Locken is a Journeyman high voltage cable splicer Foreman for Seattle City Light for over 30 years. He has served as an accident investigator for IBEW Local 77 for the past 20 years and was on the National Safety Councils Labor Division Executive Board as chairman of planning. He serves on the electrical utility safety advisory committee and is also a labor representative on the WISHA Advisory Committee and serves on the Kitsap Labor Council. Mr. Locken is currently the secretary to the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and has served on the Electric panel for the past 18 years, helping coordinate the Poletop Rescue competition and electrical safety for people in the high voltage trade.
Department of Agriculture
Mr. Loerts has 18+ years experience performing environmental, health & safety risk management duties for a variety of pacific northwest industries and government agencies. Mr. Loerts has represented Washington public employees in the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board since 2005.
Pacific Maritime Association
Mike Lueskow has been in the Safety, Environmental and Security profession for the past 15 years. He has worked in the Maritime, Shipbuilding, Foundry and Paper industries, with his early beginnings in the United Paper workers Union and Boiler Makers Union to most recently position as the Director of Accident Prevention and Training at the PMA. Mike received his Master’s of Science Degree in Project Management and Organizational Behavior 2002, is a member of American Society of Safety Engineers, American Society for Industrial Security and the Federation of Environmental Technicians, and holds an Associate Safety Professional designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He holds multiple certifications too include 40 Hr HAZMAT Technician, Shipyard Competent Person, Hazardous Materials Transportation and Emergency Management. Mr. Lueskow was appointed to the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board in 2007 and is a Retired US Army Captain.
Safety Director, Washington Farm Bureau
Mr. Lutz has 27 years experience in the Agriculture community including operation and ownership of 100 acres of treefruit and 160 acres of dry land wheat. He also has 10 years experience in the private and public sector regarding workplace safety & health, environmental and personnel issues regarding pesticide applications under commercial consulting and operations. Mr. Lutz also has training as a Safety and Health Specialist; Evergreen Safety Council.
Midas Auto Service Experts
Mr. Mafune is a certified ASE Master Auto Technician, ASE Service Advisor, and BBB Consumer Arbitrator. He is an active member in the Society for HR Management, Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Advisory Board, and serves as an Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau.
Herb Maxey, CSP, ALCM
American Society of Safety Engineers
Mr. Maxey has 18 years experience as a Loss Control Consultant for Farmers Insurance Group working with commercial accounts helping them develop their Safety and Risk Management Programs. He worked 2 1/2 years as a Safety Administrator for Bigge Drayagn in San Leandro, CA, and 13 years with the California Highway Patrol working in Los Angeles, Oakland Bay Area and the San Joaquin Valley. He holds a B.A. degree from San Jose State University.
United Food and Commercial Workers Union – Local 141 – Union Representative
Ms. Ness has been a Registered Nurse for the past 34 years. She is also a Contract Negotiator and Lobbyist for Registered Nurses and other Healthcare Workers, and received the Pierce County, Nurse of the year award in 1984. Ms. Ness is an AFL-CIO Safety and Health Certified Instructor. She has participated on the Ergonomic, Bloodborne Pathogens, Tuberculosis and Workplace Violence Prevention Task Force for WISHA and is a Labor Representative on the WISHA Advisory Committee. She is also an ACLS Certified Provider, a member of the Pierce County Health Services Career Council, and serves on the Pierce County Labor Council Community Services Committee. She participates annually with the United Way Executive Day of Caring and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and is also a member of the Red Hat Society.
Teamsters Local 252
Mr. O’Neil serves as Principal Officer of Teamsters Local #252 representing members in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. He also serves as Teamsters Joint Council 28 Construction Director. Mr. O’Neil is a 30+ year member of the Local previously working in the Construction Industry and Law Enforcement, he has been employed by the Local for the past 15 years. He was appointed to the Board in 2008.
Richard is a USW safety technician at Kaiser Aluminum Flat Rolled Products in Spokane WA. He also serves as the Safety Advisor for the United Steelworkers in District 12 covering the 11 western states. Mr. Prete has a B.A. in Safety and Health, and is OSHA authorized in both General Industry and Construction including “train the trainer”. Richard has been aggressively involved in health and safety since 1990. He was appointed to the Governors Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board in 2005 as a Labor representative on the Metals, then Material Handling panel. In addition, he serves on the Education Committee of the Spokane Regional Labor Council, and is adjunct faculty at the National Labor College. When not at his home facility he assists other locals within the USW or instructs a variety of OSHA Outreach, HAZMAT, and other safety related classes.
The Boeing Company
Mr. Ribich has 34 years experience in the material handling and transportation field, and is a former safety administrator. Powered Industrial Truck, mobile crane and pedestrian/vehicle interfaces in the industrial environment are his key focus. Mr. Ribich serves on the Material Handling Panel, and is involved in the GISHAB Forklift Rodeo.
Chelan County PUD
Ms. Thomsen is currently employed by Chelan County PUD. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education, Washington State University, and is a Registered Nurse and a Medic First Aid/CPR Instructor. Ms. Thomsen is also a member of North Central WA Quilt Guild, serving as Library Committee Member since 2004, a member of Native Daughters of the WA Territorial Pioneers, and is also an emeritus member of the Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Advisory Board.
International Aerospace Machinists/Woodworkers
Bio not available
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