Melissa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Secondary Education from Geneva College in 1991 and her Master’s degree in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 1996. She has gained extensive professional Safety Management experience in the manufacturing, chemical, steel, oil & gas and the insurance services industries over the last 25 years of professional employment.
Melissa has held positions that include Part-Time Instructor for Indiana University of Pennsylvania Safety Sciences Department; Manager of EHS Training for a risk management company; Safety & Health Consultant in the construction, oil and gas and manufacturing industry; Safety Engineer for an environmental hazardous waste transportation/disposal company; Safety Training Coordinator for a specialty chemical manufacturer; Safety Engineer for flat-rolled steel manufacturing facility, and Safety, Training and Development Facilitator for a manufacturer in the food industry.
This experience enables Melissa to provide exceptional Safety and Health Consulting Services for large and small organizations in a variety of industries.
Trainer Authorizations or Certifications:
WVU Safety and Health Extension Adjunct Instructor
National Safety Council Instructor
OSHA Outreach 10 and 30 hour Trainer for General Industry & Construction Industry
PEC Premier Basic & Core Compliance/SAFELAND USA/SAFEGULF USA - Instructor
WVU Aware/IADC RigPass Approved Instructor.
OGTAC 300 Hydrogen Sulfide Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
Melissa is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the National Safety Council, and the following STEPS Safety Networks: PA, Buckeye, & Appalachian.
Working with Melissa is a pleasure. An astute HSE professional, Melissa put together a top quality root cause analysis training class tailored to the needs of our organization, facilitated development of the material and presented the course to our company’s senior management. All remarks were positive—her delivery was entertaining and very informative. I look forward to working with Melissa again in the future.
Dan McEntee, Universal Well Services Corporate HSE Manager.