Daniel Ashworth, CSP, CFPS, Ph.D. is an EH&S professional with nearly 15 years of fire protection, safety, and emergency management experience. More importantly, he is a husband and father to two wonderful children: a seven-year-old son and three-year-old daughter. Daniel leads a group of seven multi-discipline professional and technical employees that support Industrial Safety, Chemical Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergency Preparedness Programs for a high risk, high reliability industry. Daniel also served as a team member and lead ISA/PSA reviews in the areas of chemical safety, fire protection, and radiation safety. He serves as On-scene Director and also participates in the BWXT NOG-L Emergency Team, recognized as Station 18, Campbell County, VA; providing Fire, EMS, and HazMat response.
Prior to his work with BWXT, Daniel worked in the Healthcare Industry and Nuclear Industry. As a Sr. Life Safety Consultant for Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., Daniel was responsible for project management and leading teams performing Life Safety, Environment of Care, and Emergency Management audits of Healthcare and Ambulatory Care Facilities. As a Fire Protection Engineer for Nuclear Safety Associates, Inc. and Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., his duties included performing Fire Hazard Analysis, supporting the development of process hazard analysis reports, and conducting field design verification, hazard analysis walk downs, and audit assessments. Daniel earned a B.S. in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology and a M.S. in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University. Presently, Daniel completed a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Safety Sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
As a Region VI Area Director, I not only bring my professional and membership experience, I also bring five years of experience in Chapter Leadership and three years of experience as a Regional Officer. My goal is to assist the Chapters in exemplifying Member engagement in a proactive way that adds value not only to the members but also to their community. I want to help in reinforcing our commitment to the education of the profession and mentoring the current and future generation of EH&S professionals. My goal is to provide the leadership and guidance in a manner that makes a positive difference in our memberships’ live, careers, and community.
As a Region VI Director, I would make it a high priority in continuing the growth of providing trainings and educational opportunities to the entire Region through the webinar platform. I would like to not only encourage the participation in monthly Local Chapter meetings but also like to see the participation, collaboration, and knowledge exchange of our professionals within our Region through consistent monthly webinars – available to all membership of the 14 chapters comprising Region VI.