IAMU welcomes two additions to our talented staff, Edith Hodgell and Jackie Roberts.
IAMU welcomes new staff member Edith Hodgell as our Regional Safety Coordinator for the newly formed Safety Group North Central. Edith started her position on July 20th and has a background in safety, food safety, and chemical handling. She worked in food service as a regional representative for a corporate office, in food safety and quality assurance at a slaughter facility, as a pest control operator, and as EHS at an R&D cellulosic ethanol plant. Edith has her Advanced Safety Certificate from the National Safety Council, is a first aid/CPR trainer and has been teaching weekly safety training classes for the past 5 years. She is well versed in many of the challenges our members face, including fall protection, confined space entry, LOTO, respiratory protection and silica. She has lived in Iowa her entire life and is a self-described “farm kid.” Edith currently lives in north west Iowa (Pocahontas) and went to college in NE Iowa (Fayette – Upper Iowa University), and is moving to north central Iowa (tbd), so she is looking forward to getting out to meet with all of her clients in the area she drove thru all those times. With customer service skills, regulation interpretation knowledge, and a little dose of fun, we feel that Edith will be an asset in this position.
IAMU welcomes new staff member Jackie Roberts as one of our Regional Safety Coordinators for the newly formed Safety Group West Central. Jackie started her position on July 31st and has an extensive background in Safety and Environmental, working in the Ethanol Industry. With many certifications like SHEP, CSHO, SSH, she initiated and chaired the Iowa Renewable Fuels Safety Taskforce and served on the Iowa Governors Safety & Health Advisory Council for many years. She is well versed in many of the challenges our members face in Fall Protection, Confined Space, LO/TO, BBP, Electrical, Respiratory and Silica. With professionalism, customer service skills, and a solid OSHA background Jackie is well suited for this position. Jackie has lived in Iowa for 28 years, she enjoys traveling, riding bicycles, and spending time with her family and friends.
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