Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council has announced the appointment of Leo Carey, Executive Director for Government Services, to the newly created position of Vice President, International Affairs.
Carey, who joined the council in 1998 as Director of Government Services, has nearly 30 years of experience in national and international occupational safety and health, including 24 years with Occupational Safety and Health Administration. As OSHA Director of Field Programs, Carey was responsible for coordinating the implementation of OSHA field activities for the entire United States. He also led a number of international delegations for the United States and served as chairman for the 11th session of the Joint International Labor Organization/World Health Organization Committee on Occupational Health in Geneva, Switzerland.
"Current opportunities to leverage the council´s international reputation for leadership in safety and health are great," said Alan C. McMillan, NSC president and CEO. "Leo Carey´s extensive track record in representing the National Safety Council and the United States in international safety and health initiatives will help us further these opportunities and enhance the council´s contribution on the global stage."
This action represents an expansion of NSC's international activities. Since the early 1990s, NSC has conducted international business through the International Safety Council, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NSC with representatives throughout the world. Through the International Safety Council, NSC has provided occupational safety and health training and consultation, and emergency care and defensive driving training around the globe.
"I am honored to be given the opportunity to further strengthen NSC's presence throughout the world and to engage other organizations in our efforts to advocate for improved safety and health worldwide," Carey said.
Carey received his bachelor´s degree in chemistry from Allentown College and a master´s degree in occupational health from Temple University. A resident of Glenn Dale, Maryland, Carey is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
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