Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CIH, has served as a director-at-large on the ASSP Board of Directors since 2018. He is a professor of industrial engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches and conducts research on productivity improvement, human factors engineering and safety engineering. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, book chapters and proceedings papers and is editor-in-chief and co-author of “The Safety Professionals Handbook.”
Haight previously was chief of the Human Factors Branch at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he managed nearly 40 researchers in ergonomics, cognitive engineering, and human behavior and training. He has been an ASSP member since 1985 and served six years on the ASSP Foundation Board of Trustees.
Haight worked for almost 10 years as an associate professor of energy and mineral engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Before joining the Penn State faculty, he was a manager and engineer for Chevron Corporation for 18 years. He has a Ph.D. and master’s degree in industrial and system engineering from Auburn University.
Haight’s ASSP honors include the 2017 President’s Award, the 2017 Council on Practices and Standards Safety Professional of the Year Award, the 2008 Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award and the 2004 Outstanding Safety Educator Award. He has presented at conferences around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Mexico and Canada. He resides in Washington, PA.