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Patrick J. Karol CSP, ARM, SMS
Position:  Region VIII Area Director, Keystone Area

Biography

PKarol PhotoPatrick J. Karol CSP, ARM, SMS, work in the safety field began as a front-line supervisor with safety as a collateral duty, and now involves advising senior leaders on strategies to reduce risk. His experience includes 20 years in the corporate safety departments of two Fortune 200 companies and the Federal government. Patrick currently works as an independent safety and health consultant specializing in strategic safety planning.

His professional safety career includes, Sr Director of Safety with EEC Environmental; Safety Manager at ARAMARK Corporation Safety & Risk Control Department. Responsibilities include working with senior leadership to develop strategies and tactics to reduce risk of injury, environmental exposure and food borne illnesses; Safety and Health contractor to the Transportation Security Administration where he managed a team responsible for safety and health compliance at all US airports in the southeast region; Safety Manager at Delta Air Lines. Responsibilities included the investigation of serious accidents, development of procedures and training, identification of trends and development of mitigation strategies, VPP applications. He is a successful speaker and has spoken on safety and health at numerous regional and national conferences. Most recently he spoke at Safety 2018, AIHce 2018, the Georgia Chapter of ASSP PDC and the Georgia SHE Conference in September, 2018.

Patrick is a Past President of the ASSP Philadelphia chapter and currently the Area Director for the Keystone Area.

Platform Statement

As a board member of the Philadelphia Chapter, we understood that if we all “do a little, we can get a lot done.” I will take the same approach as Keystone Area Director. Chapter leadership can be a very fun and rewarding experience, especially when teams are formed around a common purpose or vision. I will work with Chapter leaders to help define their purpose and develop strategies not just to grow the membership, but to increase involvement of membership. I will seek opportunities that help chapters leverage each other’s strengths.

Safety and Health is not just my livelihood, it’s my passion and I will share that passion and my lessons learned from 4 years on the Philadelphia Chapter board, 2 years as the Area Director and over 20 years as a safety professional and frontline supervisor with safety as a collateral duty.

No one needs to “go it alone.” Start with the right vision, some passion, a little strategy and if we all “do a little, we can get a lot done.”

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