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Nelson C Dunston, M.S., CSP, CFPS, CHMM, SMS
Healthcare Practice Specialty Assistant Administrator


Nelson Dunston has over 17 years working in the EHS profession. He has worked as an Assistant Professor in Fire Protection Engineering from University of New Haven, EHS Professional at IMPATH, Genzyme, and LabCorp, Environment of Care Consultant for Premier Medical Group, and a Life Safety Code Auditor for Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Currently he is the Corporate EHS Officer for Laboratory Corporation of America, the world’s leading health care diagnostic company.

He holds several EHS certifications including Certified Safety Professional, Certified Instructional Trainer, Safety Management Specialist (BCSP); Certified Fire Protection Specialist (NFPA); Certified Dangerous Goods Professional and Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer (IHMM). Nelson belongs to several organizations including ASSP, ASHE, NAEM, IIA and ASQ. Nelson has an earned Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Platform Statement

As with many of us, the safety profession found me, hooked me, and lured me in. Not only has it been my career for the past 17 + years, it is my passion.

Working in healthcare related industry has been a large part of my professional experience. As someone who has spent a good amount of time in and out of hospitals, I have an extreme appreciation for the women and men who directly and indirectly comfort and care for their patients and those who work in the laboratory providing diagnostic tests. As a safety professional, I want to serve those who provide these invaluable services, and make certain they go home to their families at the end of the day.

I want to use my leadership skills to promote health care safety, share ideas within industry, and provide our members and others in the health care field with information, training, and education to enhance a positive safety culture in the health care field.

Health care safety is my passion.


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