NASA Appoints David B. West to Safety Advisory Panel

Feb. 27, 2018
West, who is member of various safety societies, was appointed to a six-year term.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) has added David B. West to its Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP).

West, who holds a handful of safety certifications, is currently the examinations manager at the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

“I am humbled to be asked to serve on this esteemed panel,” West said in a statement. “I look forward to contributing to the safety of our nation’s space program.”

ASAP was founded after the Apollo 1 spacecraft fire in January 1967. The senior advisory committee, which reports to NASA and Congress, examines the connection NASA management and workplace culture, keeping safety in mind.

In his role at BCSP, he is involved with the development, validation, maintenance and administration of examinations for certification candidates in environmental health and safety. He has 30 years of experience in the field, and he has actively led or supported standards-developing activities for system safety and other specialty engineering disciplines,according to the organization.

West is also a member of the International System Safety Society (ISSS) and was awarded its highest honor, the Professional Development Award, in 2013.

He holds the following designations: certified safety professional (CSP), associate Safety professional (ASP) and certified hazardous materials manager (CHMM) credentials, and is a registered professional engineer (P.E.).

West was appointed to a six-year term as a special government employee, beginning on Feb. 1, 2018.

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