Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Heather MacDougall

Heather MacDougall Nominated Acting Chair, OSHRC
Washington, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump on April 21 nominated Acting Chair Heather MacDougall, whose term expired on April 27, to serve a second term on the three-member Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. MacDougall is a certified senior professional in human resources. She went to work for OSHRC for the first time in 2002, serving as chief legal counsel and special advisor to Chair W. Scott Railton. Returning to private practice, MacDougall was a partner at Baker & Daniels (now Faegre Baker Daniels LLP) from November 2003 to July 2009. She worked as labor and employment counsel to Bridgestone-Firestone in Nashville from July 2009 to March 2011. Relocating to Florida, MacDougall practiced pro-employer labor law as an of-counsel at Ford & Harrison LLP from March 2011 to 2012, and as of-counsel at Akerman LLP from September 2012 to March 2014. Source: AllGov


Andy WissingNebraska: Chief Construction Adds Project Superintendent
Grand Island, Nebraska – Chief Construction has expanded its project superintendent team by adding Andy Wissing, who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of project builds and will be a key component in completing construction on time and on budget. Wissing has more than a decade of experience and is OSHA-trained. Source: Grand Island Independent/LinkedIn


North Carolina Safety Managers Talk Shop at Permatech
Graham, North Carolina – More than two dozen of North Carolina’s most safety-conscious managers from the central and western parts of the state recently traded thoughts, ideas and tips on workplace safety at Permatech, a refractory technology company that the N.C. Department of Labor has designated a Carolina Star company. They included Ron Davis, Safety Manager for Kellogg’s in Cary, and Jeff Getty, regional safety manager for Archer Western Contractors of Raleigh. Source: Times-News (Burlington, N.C.)


Lauth GroupIndiana: Lauth Group Adds Assistant Project Superintendent
Indianapolis, Indiana – Lauth Group Inc. has added Rob Wohlschlaeger as assistant project superintendent. His background includes project oversight for several multi-family projects. In this new role, Wohlschlaeger’s responsibilities will include scheduling, subcontractor oversight support and quality control. He is OSHA 30 certified and is currently assigned to The Center Project at INTECH Park. Source: Inside Indiana Business


Alabama: Tuscumbia Hires Safety Consultant Brett Bendall
Tuscumbia, Alabama – The city of Tuscumbia will contract with a safety consultant to implement a standard process for how the rides at Spring Park should be operated. The contractor, Brett Bendall, president of Russellville-based Sustainable Safety Solutions, already has started work on the project. Mayor Kerry Underwood said city officials and Bendall are discussing the cost and amount of hours involved in the process, but some work already is underway. Underwood said the city is making the move on the heels of a May 31 incident that resulted in some people getting stuck on the park’s small roller coaster ride. Source: Times Daily/LinkedIn