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Linda M. Tapp

Linda Tapp

President-Elect Linda M. Tapp, CSP, ALCM, CPTD, is president of SafetyFUNdamentals, an occupational safety training and consulting firm. She stepped into her current role on the Board of Directors on July 1, 2024, serving a one-year term. Tapp will be president in 2025-26.

In addition to being the Society’s president-elect, Tapp is vice chair of the ASSP Foundation, the Society’s charitable arm, in her dual leadership role.

Tapp served on the Board of Directors as vice president of finance from 2020-23. She has more than 30 years of occupational safety and health experience. Tapp was ASSP’s Safety Professional of the Year in 2007 and earned the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in 2010. She served two terms as chair of the ASSP Foundation and received the Board of Certified Safety Professionals’ (BCSP) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.

Tapp has authored several books, including “Make Your Safety Training Stick: Improve Retention and Get Better Results” that ASSP published in 2022. She has contributed to the “Safety Professionals Handbook” and the Society’s “Consultants Business Development Guide.” Tapp is the editor of “The Wiley Guide to Strategies, Ideas and Applications for Implementing a Total Worker Health® Program” published in 2024. She frequently presents at conferences across the country.

An ASSP member since 1989, Tapp has served on the Council for Professional Development, the Technical Publications Committee and in leadership positions at the chapter and practice specialty levels. She also served as public director for the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics and as BCSP treasurer.

Tapp earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Drexel University and a master’s degree in environmental health from Temple University. She resides in Madison, NJ.

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