Do you take safety home with you? If so, how?
I take safety home every day to help keep my family safe. I try to always model good safety practices for my children so that they have a good foundational understanding of hazards around the house. For example, while helping with dinner, they know how to stay safe while using appliances and sharp kitchen tools.
What is/was your position and how long have you been in the position?
I have been the EHS Leader at GE Healthcare for the past 7 years.
What has been the greatest challenge in your career?
Continuous improvement of the safety culture among employees due to changes in processes, technology, workload, and headcount.
“VPPPA is a huge resource for VPP Star sites. The conferences held each year always provide me and my fellow coworkers with several ideas that we can implement at our facility. I am very thankful for our facility being a VPP Star site and having the backing and support of the VPPPA."
-Stacey Craig, Pattern Maker, Clow Valve Metal Casting Facility
“Prairie State’s VPPPA membership has been very helpful as our organization strives to become a STAR site. VPPPA offers their members the tools, support, and networking opportunities necessary to building a best-in-class safety process. Whether you are an organization working towards their STAR certification or a STAR site working to continuously raise their process to the next level, VPPPA provides benefits at a value that can’t be matched.”
-Michael Yusko, Corporate Safety Manager Prairie State Generating Company