My name is Joseph Kapp, M.S., CIH, CSP. I am from Northern New Jersey. I attended Rutgers University, University College in New Brunswick, NJ and achieved my Bachelor of degree in Geography, Urban Planning in 1989. I also achieved a Master of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health Science from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1994. While attending graduate school I worked throughout the New York City metropolitan region as an entry level industrial hygienist in environmental consulting performing asbestos air monitoring, lead paint XRF investigations, indoor air quality assessments, Phase I and II environmental investigations and related tasks. Soon after graduating with my MS degree, I embarked on a career as a loss control professional in the commercial insurance industry. My expertise in asbestos and lead abatement was valuable to support an underwriting division specializing in general liability for the abatement industry. The insurance industry is where I began my work toward certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist, CIH. I worked for several insurance companies over the course of approximately 20 years achieving my CIH in 2005 and becoming the lead Corporate Industrial Hygienist of a large commercial insurance company in Pennsylvania. In 2017, I moved into the consulting industry and currently work for a world class engineering consulting firm in New York City. In 2023 I achieved my credential of Certified Safety Professional, CSP which is a highlight of my career.
My name is Joseph Kapp, CIH, CSP. As a member of the ASSP and the Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty (IHPS), I am seeking the elected position of Assistant Administrator in 2024. I have been a member of the IHPS for seven years and served as Secretary for five years. I have had wonderful
experience with the IHPS, and I look forward to continue working together on our shared goals and objectives that support ASSP’s mission to protect people, property and the environment. As the Assistant Administrator I will provide direct support to the Administrator and the Advisory Committee of the IHPS to provide a valuable professional experience for our membership. I look forward to collaborating with student chapters, other practice specialties and the ASSP membership to provide a lasting body of knowledge and shared experiences to propel us toward a future that has great promise. As Assistant Administrator, I will also work to maintain and expand the professionalism and integrity our membership has always displayed. I will strive to make sure we continue to provide industrial hygiene expertise to our membership through webinars, social networking, and mentoring, particularly student chapters to support the leaders and experts of the future. The role of the industrial hygienist within the framework of the ASSP is unique and as Assistant Administrator I will listen and act upon the needs of our members to help our Administrator achieve the goals and objectives of the IHPS. I look forward to serving the ASSP members and the IHPS as Assistant Administrator. Thank you.