Zephyr’s Molly McKenna, CHMM and Linda Salzar, CHMM will be attending this year’s Texas Safety Summit at the Hilton Austin Airport on May 9-11. The Summit is an annual event for safety professionals looking to improve safety in their organization with topics on transportation safety; effective safety management processes and systems; workplace violence prevention; hazardous materials and communication; Texas workforce trends; and regulatory compliance.
Date: May 9-11, 2017
Location: Hilton Austin Airport – Austin, Texas
Molly McKenna, CHMM
Zephyr Corporate Health & Safety Officer / HazMat Academy Adjunct Instructor
Ms. Molly McKenna is an accomplished, certified professional with over 14 years of expertise in the environmental, health, and occupational safety (EHS) field. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering with an emphasis in Natural Resources/Environmental. Ms. McKenna is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) who has worked as an EHS manager within industry, as a regulator, and as a consultant. Her expertise includes safety regulatory compliance, auditing and training, industrial hygiene, risk assessments, hazardous waste management, recycling program management, and emergency response team management. Ms. McKenna serves the important role of Zephyr Corporate Health and Safety Officer. She is also the President of the local Lone Star chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) organization.
Staff Scientist / HazMat Academy Instructor
Ms. Salzar has over 10 years of experience working in emergency response and emergency management. Prior to joining Zephyr, she worked as a Radiological and Technological Hazards Planner at the Texas Division of Emergency Management. Ms. Salzar also brings with her vast experience as an instructor and maintains her credentials as an American Heart Association BLS Instructor. Ms. Salzar’s education lends an additionally unique perspective on all things Zephyr – as she graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Renewable Natural Resources (Environmental Management Emphasis), a Master’s Degree in Regional and Urban Planning (with an emphasis in emergency management and hazard mitigation), and a graduate certification in Homeland Security from the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service. Ms. Salzar has many years of experience in incident command, utilizing ICS at various levels of response (Type 5 to Type 1); has completed FEMA’s Professional Development Series; and maintains her state certification as an EMT-Basic.