Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Attorney & Firm President
Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, an attorney, safety professional and firm president of the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C. is recognized as a national expert on occupational safety and health. Ms. Abrams heads a ten-attorney firm that represents employers and contractors nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation, and provides safety and health training, auditing, and consultation services. She is a Certified Mine Safety Professional, and a Department of Labor–approved trainer. Ms. Abrams is on the adjunct faculty of Catholic University in Washington, DC, where she teaches employment and labor law.
Ms. Abrams is also a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and is co-author of several safety-related textbooks. She is chair of the National Safety Council’s Business & Industry Division committee on regulatory and legal affairs. She is admitted to the Bars of MD, DC and PA, as well as multiple federal courts including the US Supreme Court.
Abby Ferri, CSP
The Ferri Group LLC
Abby Ferri, CSP is the President of The Ferri Group LLC, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Health and Safety, is an OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction, and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). She employs an intellectual, practical, and creative approach to the toughest health, safety, and environment challenges.
In Ms. Ferri’s current role she is responsible for risk control, program development, training and regulatory compliance for construction, manufacturing, energy, beverage, hospitality, and retail clients throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to providing services for clients, Abby is an Adjunct Instructor in the Construction Management Program at Dunwoody College of Technology. Her previous experience included managing all aspects of corporate safety, health, and environment programs as Safety Director for a civil engineering contractor and managing risk control services for nationwide accounts as a Risk Control Consultant for large insurance carriers.
Charles J. Douros is senior consultant for ProAct Safety. Charles engages organizations in every major industry on their journey to achieve and sustain excellence in safety performance, organizational development and cultural alignment. Since 2004, he has worked hands-on in the safety and environmental arena with companies in all regions of North America. As a former small business owner, regional director of EHS, and safety consultant, Charles has personally implemented safety performance and cultural improvement processes across many industries. Charles is a prolific writer of online safety content and has been a frequent contributor to eHow, Business.com, Examiner, CBS News, Boy Scouts of America, Nation’s Restaurant News, Career Tracker and other business & industry sites.
Matthew Humphreville, MS, CSP, CIH
U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA
Matthew R. Humphreville has over 20 years of experience as a Compliance Safety and Health Officer with federal OSHA, first as a Safety Specialist and currently as an Industrial Hygienist. He has inspected establishments in the General Industry, Construction, Maritime and Agricultural industries and conducts fatality, referral and complaint investigations and inspections.
Prior to OSHA, he was both a Radiation Health Officer and an Industrial Hygiene Officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Humphreville holds a B.S. in Environmental Health Science from Eastern Kentucky University and a M.S. in Industrial Hygiene from the University of New Haven. He is both a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety Professional.
Industrial Safety & Hygiene News
Dave Johnson has been chief editor of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News magazine since 1980, back in the days when Ronald Reagan was trying to trim the regulatory thicket. His first interview was with an official of the American Conservative Union’s “STOP OSHA” campaign in a Washington office.
Dave has gone on create ISHN’s White Paper reader survey on the State of the EHS Nation, ISHN’s web site in 1995, and has written articles and commentaries for more than 440 issues of ISHN. Dave has a degree in magazine journalism from Ohio University.
Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CET
Senior Safety Consultant
SafeStart, a division of Electrolab Limited
Tim Page-Bottorff is an inspirational certified safety professional who brings valuable knowledge from over 20 years of occupational health, safety and environmental experience. He has received the coveted ASSE Safety Professional of the Year for Region II and also for the Arizona Chapter. His industry accomplishments include teaching as an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for UCSD and an Adjunct Faculty Member, Asbestos Inspector/Management Planner. He is the ASSE Region II Vice President and Past President of the Arizona Chapter. He also belongs to the Training and Communications, Consultants Practice Specialties and is a member of the military branch. Mr. Page-Bottorff has consulted with hundreds of clients at thousands of sites across several industries, including Georgia Pacific, Land O’ Lakes, Mosaic, Honda, International Paper, and Procter and Gamble.
Astronaut/Space Shuttle Commander
As an astronaut with three space missions, Colonel Rick Searfoss shares with only a handful of people in history some of the most unique human experiences possible. In his career he has led many different teams, including commanding the most complex science research space mission ever, mission STS-90 on Columbia. He also piloted two other space flights.
Prior to becoming an astronaut Colonel Searfoss was a fighter pilot and test pilot, with over 6200 hours flying time in 86 different types of aircraft. He was also the number one graduate in his Air Force Academy class and earned a master’s degree at the California Institute of Technology. Rick has held executive level positions in the aerospace industry and now works regularly with numerous entrepreneurial space ventures, including test flying the world’s only liquid propellant rocketplane. For the past decade as a noted leadership and innovation speaker, he has shared his unique perspective on peak performance with organizations worldwide. Rick is the author of LIFTOFF: An Astronaut Commander’s Countdown for Purpose-Powered Leadership.
In his spare time Rick enjoys flying, science fiction, backpacking, cycling, and running. He and his wife Julie have three daughters and reside in California.
Francis P. Sehn CSP, ARM, CSP
Vice President – Senior Risk Control Consultant, Risk Control and Claims Advocacy
Willis Towers Watson
Fran’s career started in 1973 as a loss control consultant and he spent 18 years with several major insurance carriers. After graduating from college, he spent several years in the railroad and electronics industry. He is currently a project leader for three Willis Blue projects where he provides safety and risk control consulting services for manufacturing, construction, institutional and real estate accounts throughout North America.
Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson in 1999, Fran was the Manager of Safety for Washington Steel Corporation for over eight years where he was responsible for safety, industrial hygiene, workers’ compensation and security for the specialty steel maker. He is also a member of the Western PA Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), was the Past President (2004-2005) of the chapter, and is the author of the chapter entitled “Cost Benefit Analysis for Fleet Safety Training” in the ASSE “Safety Handbook.”