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Edward L. Zimmer, MS, CSP
Position: Region VIII Vice President

Biography

EZimmer (prefers)Edward L. Zimmer, MS, CSP, longtime Safety Professional, Ed is the Corporate Health & Safety Manager at Fuss & O’Neill in Manchester, CT where he oversees the Safety of 300+ employees with nine offices in six states.  Ed has a CSP and two MS degrees, one from Marshall University and the other from Central CT State University, both in the EH&S field.

His Safety career started out with the USPS, then he went to DOL/MSHA, the DOD/Army and then the DOI/National Park Service.  Ed is also an Outreach Trainer (500 & 501).

He was born in CT and currently resides in Enfield, CT.  He has had the opportunity to work on all seven continents in some sort of Safety capacity.  In one year, he went from living in Kuwait to living at the South Pole.  One has to wonder if he hates trees!

Platform Statement

Longtime CT Resident that has been involved in Safety for over 20 years.  I am an Outreach Trainer (500 & 501) and have two MS degrees in EHS and holds CSP certification.  Currently occupying the CT Valley Chapter President position for two consecutive years where we have monthly meetings slated for 2020.  This Chapter also has annual joint meetings with the CT CBiH Chapter.  As Chapter President, I have ensured continuing communication to fellow Members with newsletters every month since September 2018.  This Chapter also has an Affiliate Section (Western MA) who has a partnership with the local OSHA office.  This provides great information to local Contractors as well as hosts the annual “OSHA Summer Summit” every June in Amherst MA,

I have worked on three continents and have worked under stressful conditions (i.e. Afghanistan and Antarctica).  These conditions have allowed me to work with diverse groups and conditions where not every Safety solution is available via a catalog.

My experience (professionally and otherwise) makes me a viable Regional VP candidate.  My employer (and CEO) “Gets it”.  He is very supportive of my Safety mission and activities.  This will allow me to travel to the various Chapter meetings and provide outreach to fellow Region VIII Leaders.

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