Melissa Rohrer, CHST, is currently a Safety Specialist for Entergy at the Montgomery County Power Station in Willis, Texas. She previously worked as a Safety Director for an Electrical Contractor Company for 20 years, providing safety leadership and guidance to both management and fellow employees. Melissa excels in injury reduction, risk management, employee engagement, and delivering employee training. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Columbia Southern University in Occupational Safety and Health and has obtained a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification, MSHA Part 48 Trainer Certification, OSHA 10/30 Trainer Certification, as well as many other safety certifications. Melissa is a leader, mentor, and associate who strives to guide all in achieving safety excellence while overcoming challenges.
Melissa believes in creating a safe working culture to help everyone succeed in learning and practicing safe working habits both professionally and personally. My love for people pushes me to do my best daily. I enjoy getting to know my fellow employees, learning about their life, and figuring out what is needed to ensure they go home to their family at the end of each day. Having lost a dear friend to a workplace accident, I personally know the heartbreak a workplace accident can cause. It is this past experience that drives me to be the best leader, mentor, and fellow employee I can be while building up a team of employees who excel in safety excellence.
Melissa was the recipient of both ASSP 2020 Emerging Professionals and WISE SPY Award.
My vision for the ASSP Emerging Professionals Common Interest Group is to be a leader and resource for all Emerging Safety Professionals.
My 6 years of experience in safety and 20 plus years in various leadership roles have shown that Emerging Safety Professionals grow and learn by connecting with other Safety Professionals in both similar and different business types.
As assistant administrator of the Emerging Professionals, I will focus on increasing opportunities for connecting Safety Professionals across multiple industries and focusing on connecting emerging professionals with mentors who want to grow and learn other safety leadership skills.
As a member of the Emerging Professionals group since becoming a Safety Professional and being a mentor and past mentee, my goal is to enhance connection and growth opportunities to members of the Emerging Professionals CIG.
If elected I promise to provide leadership, connection, and growth opportunities with enhanced diversity by leading the way to reach out to more emerging professional members through mentorship, webinars, and other connection methods to grow current and future safety leaders.