Justin Molocznik M.S., CSP, CHST currently serves as the Corporate Safety Director for JTM Construction, a dynamic general contractor located in Seattle, WA. Prior to this, he was a safety manager for Mortenson Construction in their Sports+Entertainment business group, assisting project teams safely constructing arenas and stadiums across the United States. The bulk of his career was spent at CH2M HILL, were Justin served in many different roles, contributing to several notable projects like the $4.1 billion Exxon Point Thomson project in arctic Alaska and the DOE’s Hanford Nuclear Remediation site in eastern Washington. Justin’s career at CH2M culminated as the Alaska Regional HSE Manager, managing staff and overseeing Health, Safety, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene programs for over 2,000 employees.
Justin graduated from Kansas State University with a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology emphasizing in Occupational Health Psychology. He currently holds both the CSP and CHST certifications. Justin is in his second year as the Director of Region I Area A. In addition, Justin recently completed a four year term on the Editorial Review Board for “Professional Safety Journal”, ASSP’s professional trade magazine.
Our society has always celebrated progression and ingenuity in the field of health and safety. It is the uniqueness of each region, chapter, and individual that supports our evolution as an industry and a professional society. With this understanding, our need to constantly develop and expand our membership becomes pertinent to our success.
As RVP of Region I, in support of society overall, I will challenge our chapter leadership to grow their membership, utilizing the untapped resources unique to our region. Within this goal, the emphasis will remain on a diverse and inclusive environment. Action must be taken to identify and encourage those individuals whose perspectives, ideas and leadership have been overlooked in the past, and are overdue for the progression and succession of our society.
I believe that we must create an environment of value in membership, in order to engage the next generation of members to our conferences, events, chapter meetings, and into leadership roles. That is why, if given the opportunity to serve as your Region I RVP, I will support our chapters in identifying new ways of connecting with our membership, giving access to the wealth of knowledge and resources that all members should feel privy to.
Region I has had some great direction over the past several years. Through the utilization of the framework already developed through that direction, and the expansion of efforts of past leadership, in addition to highlighting our region’s potential for membership growth, diversification, and value, I believe we can continue the journey to excellence in Region I.