Heather Chapman

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Heather is a performance-driven safety professional with more than twenty years of experience delivering results in a variety of industries including manufacturing, medical device, emergency response, research, and higher education.

Heather is passionate about developing a strong safety culture which she believes is vital to a healthy workforce. With a proven ability to change safety culture, she has created proactive safety programs in both union and non-union facilities. Through her leadership and initiative, significant injury reductions and cost savings have been realized by businesses and institutions with whom she has worked.

She has partnered with numerous organizations to conduct gap analysis and design plans to implement sustainable safety systems that involve employees at all levels of the organization. Heather uses practical problem solving with unique approaches to implementation to help get safety cultures and programs back on track or energized to the next level. She helps organizations think beyond compliance and inspires a holistic approach to safety.

Heathers Additional Experience Includes:

  • Chemical management system implementation
  • Waste stream analysis
  • Environmental permit maintenance
  • Waste minimization
  • Environmental management system creation and implementation
  • Development of key EHS policies
  • Biosafety committee management
  • Biosafety manual development
  • Compliance auditing for investigators conducting animal research
  • Exposure assessment for work with animals and cadavers
  • Chemical hygiene plan development
  • Procedure development
  • Policy review
  • Spill team training

Degrees & Professional Designations


Master of Science in Occupational Safety & Health with Concentration in Environmental Management; Columbia Southern University


Certified Safety Professional (CSPs are among the most highly trained, educated, and experienced individuals in the safety field, Board of Certified Safety Professionals)


Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (demonstrated knowledge and competence in the identification, evaluation, reduction, and elimination of risks presented by, and the general management of, hazardous materials; Institute of Hazardous Materials Management)


Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist III (coursework and demonstrated professional competency in the areas of ergonomics; The Back School)

Skill Development

Partial list of available courses

  • Biosafety
  • Chemical Specific (silica, formaldehyde, etc.)
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Confined Space
  • Controlled Substances in Research
  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Hot Work
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Record Keeping
  • Ladder Safety
  • OSHA-Authorized Trainer for 10-hour General Industry
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Lead Safety
  • CDL Controlled Substances
  • Spill Response
  • Ergonomics
  • Hazard Communication
  • Waste Management

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