Dr. Amy Harper leads the National Safety Council in setting the strategic direction for workplace safety. This encompasses strengthening the competency of safety practitioners, encouraging organizations to mature in their safety journey, and contributing to the science and practice of EHS.
Amy also heads workplace consulting operations for the Council, helping clients take steps to move beyond compliance, implement safety management systems, and enhance the capabilities of their safety practitioners in the fundamentals of safety and health management. Amy created and directs the Safety Standard of Excellence® program, a partnership between the American Staffing Assocation and NSC, focused on promoting temporary worker safety and host employer responsibilities.
A member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, Amy has been employed in the field of safety and health for more than 20 years as a consultant, trainer, strategist and marketer. Prior to NSC, she helped companies large and small implement health and safety initiatives, including as an executive at Travelers Insurance and a director at Liberty Mutual Insurance. She has participated as an industry expert to assist industry partners such as the ISO 45001 Technical Advisory Group and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and is invited regularly to judge safety’s premiere awards including the R.W. Campbell Award, the Green Cross for Safety and the Distinguished Service to Safety Award.
Amy holds master’s and doctorate degrees in social and organizational psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the author of multiple white papers on the return on investment of safety and contractor management, and is frequently cited in industry publications. In addition, Amy is a reviewer for the Journal of Safety Research, the flagship peer-reviewed academic journal published by NSC. With her husband, she currently resides in the greater Seattle area, raising two teenage boys.