Damuth Trane is pleased to announce that its Environmental Health and Safety Leader, Elizabeth Barnette, has been elected as the Area Director for the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Region VI Area North. Elizabeth has been instrumental in Damuth’s upward progress towards safety excellence since joining the company in the beginning of 2018.
Elizabeth has been in the EHS field for over 20 years, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health from Columbia Southern University. She holds the designations of CSP, ASP, and SMS from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. An active member of ASSP, Elizabeth and has served in numerous positions in Leadership, including Chapter President, Region VI PDC Planning Committee, and is currently the Advisory Group representative for her Chapter. Elizabeth has received numerous awards including the 2012-2013 and 2019 Greater Tidewater Chapter Safety Professional of the Year, the 2013 Significant Contributor Award for the Health and Wellness Branch and was the 2013-14 Region VI Safety Professional of the Year. She is also an active representative of the Associated Builders and Contractors – Hampton Roads chapter as a member and Chair of the Safety Committee as well as a member of the Virginia BUILT council.
On the importance of her new role with ASSP, Elizabeth stated, “[The safety] profession continues to evolve in a rapidly changing world. As it does, we must remain vigilant in the pursuit of continuing education. ASSP has been a constant contributor to the success of safety professionals all over the world as we work to protect the people that we serve…Many in our field are nearing retirement age, and it is critical to the future that we attract, educate, and mentor new safety professionals to continue the good work that has been done and face the challenges that lie ahead.”
Congratulations, Elizabeth! Thank you for representing Damuth Trane well and for helping our organization continuously improve in the realm of safety.