KC has been in Safety for over 20 plus years. Her education includes a degree in Industrial Safety from Shepherd University. She has worked in both General Industry and Construction for both government and private industry. KC is currently the Site Safety Officer/Safety Manager for Doetsch Environmental Services and Secretary for WMACSA.
Some of the organizations which have provided her with knowledge and learning experience include Berkeley Country Office of Emergency Services (– Secretary/Clerk to the Director), National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] Goddard Space Flight Center [GSFC] (– Safety Specialist), Intelligence Community Campus – Bethesda (ICC-B) Bethesda (- Site Safety and Health Officer [SSHO]), Walter Reed National Naval Medical Center (WRNNMC), Bethesda Naval Hospital (- Site Safety and Health Officer [SSHO]), Fort Meade (– Safety Officer), District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) (- Safety Officer), The Pentagon Campus (- Site Safety and Health Officer [SSHO]), District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) (– Site Safety Officer [SSO]), just to mention a few.
KC’s credentials include but are not limited to OSHA authorized trainer for Construction Safety and Health Industry (OSHA 500), First aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and Bloodborne pathogens and Airborne pathogens certified trainer. American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Certified Flagger Instructor. Train the Trainer for Active Shooter, Confined Space for Construction, Emergency Temporary Standard Infectious Disease Prevention, Fall Protection, HZACOM 2012 aka GHS OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, 40-Hour Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Course EM 385-1-1, Crystalline Silica Competent Person, Fall Protection, Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors, and Respiratory Protection.
She has held many different offices, both local and at a district level in an assortment of organizations, including being a past-president for some.
Some of the goals or challenges she enjoys is finding better ways of keeping her team members safe and furthering her knowledge on safety. Participating in the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Conference (MACSC) and Toys for Tots. Peaking the members keen interest or conscientious about becoming more involved and active in WMACSA, which in turn makes it a WMACSA group effort to spread Safety.
I have been involved in the construction field for over 40 years starting out as an apprentice carpenter in high school. After graduating high school I joined the U S Navy where I served 28 years with the Navy Seabees and EOD teams. I have worked for numerous GC’s in the New England and DMV areas as a heavy equipment operator, blaster and the last 20 years as a superintendent/senior superintendent. I believe my experience operating various pieces of large heavy equipment (including cranes up to 250t with 400’ of main boom) and holding the position of lead blaster has solidified my respect and need for a Safety First approach to my daily work ethic.
As a senior superintendent having come up through the trades, I bring a working and employee perspective of what is required and asked of craft labor every day. Knowing what it takes to perform a task safely first-hand has served me well leading in the field. For example, it’s one thing to dictate the use of a certain cut level glove across the board. But if the level is too extreme for the activity the tradesman is performing, the likelihood of them using gloves is compromised. Having the experience of performing the task, I realize that a lower level for the task would satisfy the intent. Finding that right balance or approach to achieve a win-win for safety as well as practicality is critical.
My experience as a superintendent requires leadership and initiative, both of which will be beneficial as a member of the Board in guiding our vision and changes needed for the future.
I believe that the tradesman perspective, in addition to the job knowledge and experience I bring, would be a compliment to the Executive Board in strengthening the commitment of our members to achieve Safety First.
I have been involved with Safety as a professional for around 18
years, with a degree in Construction Management.
I worked as Assistant Project manager at ONCORE Construction,
which lead to a Safety & Risk Management position. After 7
years I took on a Director in Safety at Long Fence.
I have worked in construction, large and small projects in DC,
Maryland, and Virginia.
I am an OSHA authorized trainer for the Construction Industry. I
instruct other safety related topics including First Aid, CPR, AED,
Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens, GHS, Silica, ATSSA
Certified Flagger training, Fall protection and confined space.
My current employer is Belfast Valley Contractors as their
Director of Safety overseeing all aspects of safety.
I am the current Treasure of WMASCA and held that position
Michael works as a senior attorney with a degree in engineering of mines with over 28 years working in the mining industry with both metal/nonmetal and coal operations and with the related OSHA facilities. He received his engineering of mines and law degree from West Virginia University. Early in his career, he represented clients before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and in state and federal courts. He transitioned into safety and health and for part of 19 years he was Global Director Safety for Cyprus Amax Minerals, and held executive positions with oversight for safety and health, human resources, environmental affairs, purchasing, government affairs, training, natural gas E&P division, and continuous improvement in several publicly traded mining companies. Throughout his career, he has worked with mine operators and OSHA facilities to improve safety and health programs, to audit operations against their safety and health programs, to conduct property insurance inspections, and to seek improved ways of engaging employees and protecting employees’ safety and health. Michael now works for the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC and, in addition to his legal representation of clients, regularly performs safety and health audits and exposure assessments for his clients.
Chief Technology Officer
Bruce Donato is a principal with K & A First Aid and Safety providing safety consulting and emergency preparedness services for many industries. He holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and has over 30 years of industrial experience. He has worked in the federal government and for chemical, textile, and biotechnology companies including DuPont, Hoechst Celanese, and Life Technologies.
Mr. Donato is a Certified Safety Professional, Certified Ergonomics Compliance Director, Medical First Responder, American Safety Institute Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross Instructor, and Zenger-Miller
Instructor. In addition to his safety experience, Mr. Donato has held positions as a design engineer, plant supervisor, research engineer, distribution manager, laboratory supervisor and facilities manager.
Mr. Donato currently holds the following board positions for volunteer organizations.
American Society of Safety Engineers – NOVA Chapter, Vice President
American Industrial Hygiene Association – Potomac Section, - Past-President
Washington Metropolitan Area Construction Safety Association, Chief Technical Officer
Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association, Webmaster
Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals - National Capital Chapter - Webmaster
Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals - Cyber Chapter – Webmaster