Portland, ME – MEMIC Safety Management Consultant Hartley Webb has been appointed by Governor Paul LePage to the Maine Board of Occupational Safety and Health, which is responsible for developing safety and health rules for public sector workplaces. The rules generally follow, and sometimes exceed, OSHA standards. For example, Maine has a unique respiratory protection standard and a Video Display Terminal standard.
Other Board members include Bureau of Labor Standards Director Pamela Megathlin, a Public Representative, County Employee Representatives, and State Employee Representatives from the University of Maine, the Maine Department of Transportation, and the Maine State Federation of Firefighters.
For 25 years Webb has performed safety consulting services for some of Maine’s leading industrial and heavy construction companies as well as financial institutions, educational facilities, paper mills, sawmills, wood products, boat building, seafood processing, retail and service businesses throughout New England. His expertise includes machine safeguarding, control of hazardous energy, respirator safety, fall protection, confined space entry, accident investigation, and the performance of OSHA compliance audits.
Webb has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Southern Maine (USM) and has also completed specialized ergonomics and related safety courses at Harvard University and USM. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST). He is a member of the National Safety Council, American Society of Safety Engineers and is a lieutenant for his local volunteer fire department.