OSHA Names Special Assistant for Emergency Preparedness

March 21, 2003
John Ferris has been named OSHA's special assistant for Emergency Preparedness. Ferris will coordinate OSHA's efforts to address emergency preparedness and response in workplaces around the country.

Ferris comes to OSHA from EPA, where he served for 13 years as a technical expert in chemical emergency preparedness and prevention. He led the team for the development of regulations under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and the Clean Air Act's Risk Management Program. He also was the co-chair of the EPA/OSHA Standing Committee that oversees the coordination of risk management program and process safety management regulations.

"John's skills and experience will serve OSHA well in working with other agencies and organizations to ensure that worker safety and health is addressed in emergency response and preparedness efforts," said OSHA Administrator John Henshaw.

Ferris earned a Masters in Public Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Sponsored Recommendations

ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)

March 28, 2024
ISO 45001 certification – reduce your organizational risk and promote occupational health and safety (OHS) by working with SGS to achieve certification or migrate to the new standard...

Want to Verify your GHG Emissions Inventory?

March 28, 2024
With the increased focus on climate change, measuring your organization’s carbon footprint is an important first action step. Our Green House Gas (GHG) verification services provide...

Download Free ESG White Paper

March 28, 2024
The Rise and Challenges of ESG – Your Journey to Enhanced Sustainability, Brand and Investor Potential

Free Webinar: Mining & ESG: The Sustainability Mandate

March 28, 2024
Participants in this webinar will understand the business drivers and challenges of ESG and sustainability performance, the 5 steps of the ESG and sustainability cycle, and prioritized...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of EHS Today, create an account today!