Scott Harris

occupational health and risk management consultant

Dr. Scott Harris is an occupational health and risk management consultant with the Workplace Health and Safety division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). He also is an advisory member of the ASSE Health care Practice Specialty and a course director at the UNC – Chapel Hill Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center. His experience spans more than 30 years of environmental, health and safety management in federal and state government, consulting, general industry and university instruction. Harris is a former federal on-scene coordinator with EPA who led response efforts at Shuttle Columbia and water search and rescue operations in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental science with a specialization in disaster and emergency management from Oklahoma State University and degrees in Public Health (MSPH) and Geology (B.S.) from Western Kentucky University.