Don L. Lehman CSP, CSHM, CUSP, is a dedicated, career long safety professional with over 29 years of experience in the field. He began his safety journey by earning a B.S. in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Don has broad experience across several industries in manufacturing settings, supporting improvements in safety in steel, foundry, copy machine supplies, and pharmaceutical packaging. He settled into the electric and gas utility industry for 17 years during which time he has held several elected or appointed volunteer regional and national leadership roles.
He has met the criteria to use the following designations: Certified Safety Professional, Certified Safety & Health Manager, and Certified Utility Safety Professional.
Don is currently serving as the Environmental, Safety, & Health Manager for Research & Development operations at Idaho National Laboratory residing on the doorstep of Yellowstone and Teton National Parks enjoying, with his family, all the treasures the west has to offer.
Passionate about participation, planning and prevention!
I have long held the need to give back as a core value. I was initially drawn to the safety profession by a deep-seated interest to combine a very technical and challenging career field with the ability to interact with, and help people lead better lives. Ever since, I have never considered leaving the safety profession due to feeling this is truly the best field for me to fulfill my calling.
I have broad experience across several industries in manufacturing settings, supporting improvements in safety in steel, foundry, copy machine supplies, and pharmaceutical packaging. I have developed several technical specialty areas throughout my career. For the last 17 years, my primary focus has been safe work methods in the electric and gas utility industry.
Throughout my career I have constantly sought out the opportunity to mentor others and be mentored myself. I soon realized that I could have a much bigger impact beyond helping the relatively few people in my plant, division, region, company, etc. This realization led me to seek out elected or appointed volunteer leadership opportunities in both regional and national organizations.
I have been involved in the ASSP UPS Advisory Committee in a very small way for almost a year now. The timing is now right for me to apply my leadership experience and abilities in a much larger capacity. I hope I have the opportunity to work with the other volunteer Advisory committee members to continue to enhance the value, and increase the participation, in the ASSP UPS.