Environmental - Assistant Administrator Special Election


Richard Olawoyin, Ph.D., CSP, CEP



Richard Olawoyin,  Ph.D., CSP, CEP worked in the petroleum industry as a geologist, geophysicist, petroleum engineer, safety and environmental health scientist, both in the upstream and downstream oil & gas sectors. His research interests emphasize on: Advanced Energy Production, Human Health Exposure Risk Assessment, NanoEHS (nanotechnology), Environmental Quality Assessment and Sustainability, Fire Engineering, Statistical Techniques in EHS Engineering, Hazard Management in Nuclear Safety, Cognitive and Environmental Ergonomics, Risk Management and Solution Innovations, Hazard Management and Systems Safety, Occupational Decision-Making Aspects of EHS.

He has won numerous awards and honors as an academic and professional. Richard is certified by the Academy of Board Certified Environmental professional (CEP) and by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Associate Safety Professional (ASP). He is a Book chief editor and has authored numerous publications (20 as first author) on: Environmental Health and Safety, Energy & Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Drilling Innovation and Environmental Health Sciences. He is a University Senator, Chair of Curriculum Committee in Health Sciences, Advisory Board member in the Department of Chemistry, NSF Panel Reviewer on Chemical Imaging, ABET Commissioner and faculty adviser in the School of Engineering. He has presented at several international & national conferences on petroleum technology, environmental engineering, health, safety, and geosciences.

Platform Statement

The diversity, inclusion and professional advancement reflected in the new brand of the American Society of Safety professionals (ASSP) are very important to the mission of the profession “Working together for a safer, stronger future”.  This future includes a safer environment that will guarantee the sustainable use of energy and control the release of hazardous substances that may potentially alter the ecosystem, humans and other priced assets. The Environmental practice specialty plays a pivotal role in the safety profession, sustainability and posterity. Our integral efforts to serve as a valuable resource for knowledge, skills, continuing education, networking and general professional development of the members are quintessential to the objectives of the society.     

My objective is to serve collaboratively with our members, sharing valuable information towards the growth of the Environmental Practice Specialty membership and ensure that our members from diverse backgrounds are successful in their careers. I am eager to promote the goals and mission of ASSP, particularly through the Environmental Specialty initiatives, globally.


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