Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

John Dunn Appointed to California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Sacramento, California – John Dunn, 49, of Sacramento, recently was appointed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown to the role of assistant secretary for apprenticeship and worker training at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, where he has served as a special consultant since 2017. Dunn was project director at American River College from 2015 to 2017, an education specialist at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office from 2013 to 2015 and an education consultant at the California Department of Education from 2008 to 2013. This position does not require Senate confirmation. Source: Source: Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown

Sally Miller Joins Kleinfelder as Health and Safety Director

Denver, Colorado – Kleinfelder is pleased to announce that Sally Miller, CIH, has joined Kleinfelder as the firm’s Health and Safety Director based in its Denver office. Miller brings to Kleinfelder over 35 years of experience managing loss prevention and safety programs. This includes developing, implementing, and communicating comprehensive safety programs for large engineering consulting firms, including country/region-specific policy and procedures, dynamic training programs, reporting processes, and strategic management metrics. Miller is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), a Safety Trained Supervisor (certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals), and an MSHA Mine Safety Instructor (approved by the US Department of Labor). She has completed numerous specialized trainings including OSHA Hazwoper 40-hour and annual refresher training; MSHA surface and underground mine safety training; Hazardous Material Transport training [in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and International Air Transport Association (IATA)]; Loss Prevention System training; Radiation Safety training; Asbestos Building Inspector and Management Planner training; and Investigation and Root Cause Analysis training. Source: Business Wire

Arizona: Bullhead City FD Names Stacy Gabriel to Lead Investigation of Safety Practices

Bullhead City, Arizona – Scottsdale attorney Stacy Gabriel has been tapped to lead an investigation into allegations by an assistant Bullhead City Fire Department chief that accuse the department of negligent management practices and an unsafe culture. Source: Mojave Valley Daily News

Fehr Graham Hires Annie Ray as Staff Hydrogeologist

Rockford, Illinois – Fehr Graham, an engineering and environmental firm with 10 locations in three states, recently hired Annie Ray as a staff hydrogeologist to work in its Rockford office. Ray will provide project support related to environmental due diligence, including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, site remediation planning, data review and analysis and final reporting. Ray is OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response and First Aid/CPR/AED certified. Source: Fehr Graham/Rockford Register Star


Wildwood, New Jersey Swears in Four Firefighters

Wildwood, New Jersey – Four new full-time career firefighters received their oaths January 26: Rayquan Walker, David Speigel Jr., John Snyder and John Sharp were each sworn in by Wildwood Commissioner Tony Leonetti, who stated that the city was able to hire the four new firefighters via a highly competitive Federal Emergency Management Agency Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant. Through these hirings, city officials expect to have shorter response times to calls and comply with National Fire Protection Association and Fed-OSHA standards. Source: Cape May County Herald



Dr. James Melius, 69, Advocate for Workers’ Health

Copake Falls, New York – Dr. James Melius, an international expert on workplace medicine who advised the sponsors of a federal law that authorized billions of dollars for the medical care of first responders and others after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001, died January 1 in Copake Falls, New York. He was 69. In the years before passage of the law in 2010, Dr. Melius urged Congress to pass a comprehensive program to relieve the economic hardships of those who had developed, and would develop, respiratory diseases, cancer and other illnesses caused by exposure to toxins after the Islamic terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. He also lobbied to help those who had lost their jobs and medical insurance and had found their medical claims being challenged by workers’ compensation. Source: New York Times