Item Writing Committee

Ralph Steven Brugueras – Item Writing Committee Chair

Mr. Ralph Steven Brugueras currently works as the Environmental Safety and Health Manager for PAE, National Security Solutions, and he boasts extensive international experience in safety management. His safety career began as a non-commissioned officer serving in forward-deployed combat zones where safety was key to every mission. Ralph’s commitment to safety has continued as he holds NASP’s Licensed Safety Professional (LSP), BCSP’s Associate Safety Professional (ASP), OSHA Authorized Instructor, and ISO 45001 Lead Auditor certifications. He has a BS in Occupational Safety and Health – Fire Safety and an MS in Occupational Safety and Health – Environmental Management.

Aaron J. Keyes – Item Writing Committee Vice Chair

Mr. Aaron J. Keyes has worked as a OHS consultant in construction and other industrial capacities since 2005. He has completed various trainings with the American Heart Association, the American Safety and Health Institute, and he is a Licensed Safety Professional with NASP boasting many other safety certifications such as Basic EMT, HAZWOPER, Swiftwater and Rope Rescue, and Multihazard Planning for Childcare. While Aaron continues to provide oversight in the safety field, he is also advancing his technical knowledge as he pursues a Master of Occupational Safety and Health at Columbia Southern University.

Hollis Grady Jr.

Mr. Hollis Grady Jr. is an Environmental Health and Safety Manager, safety consultant, and founder of Genesis Safety Support Management. Hollis retired from the U.S. Army after 24 distinguished years of service, where he was promoted to different management and safety positions. Over the last two decades, he has continued to utilize his valuable experience in the private and public sector, currently working as the Senior Auditor for EHS Global Assurance.

His military and civilian certifications abound and include Certified Occupational Safety Specialist, Certified Internal Auditor, OSHA 500 and 501 STS, FEMA Emergency Management Program Development, Compliance Safety and Health Officer, and the comprehensive Certified Safety Manager with NASP.

Robert Filipkowski

Mr. Robert Filipkowski is currently the Environmental, Health, and Safety Programs and Systems Senior Manager for the Viral Vector Services Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Bob has a passion for safety, emergency preparedness, and learning and development. He has utilized these skills to give back to his community as a member of the Board of Selectmen, NB Emergency Management Training coordinator, Youth sports coach and, Co-chair for the NB safety committee in North Brookfield, MA. Bob has been recognized nationally for his passions by winning the National Association of Youth Coaches volunteer Coach of the year award, is a published author on youth coaching techniques, and was recognized as one of the top 25 Emerging Training Leaders by Training Magazine for his innovative use of the LMS and re-designed New Hire Orientation and Onboarding process.

Paul Andersen

On top of an illustrious 27 year military career, Mr. Paul Anderson also boasts 27 years’ experience as a safety professional. He currently works as the Senior Safety-Compliance Engineer at OSHA Compliance Service, and he holds certifications for Certified Safety Manager, Certified Safety Professional, Construction Health and Safety Technician, Compliance Officer Training, Accident Investigation, Excavation, Scaffolding, and HAZWOPER Outreach Trainer Course. Several of Paul’s significant accomplishments include assisting California’s largest utility (PG&E), by creating a Contractor Safety Program, Damage Prevention Program and On-Boarding training specific to the Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program (PSEP).

Kathleen Neault

Ms. Kathleen Neault’s extensive career includes 35 years of experience in the field of safety management and engineering. She currently serves as a Safety Professional and Project Manager at GEW LLC. She is a Licensed Safety Professional with NASP and is certified in many specific construction, industrial, fire, and first aid specializations. She is a member of NASP, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE), American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Society of Industrial Security, and serves as a HAZWOPER Specialist/Incident Commander Safety Officer with the Burning Mountain Fire Protection District.

Paul McKinney

With an unquenchable desire to keep people safe and protect companies from frivolous litigation, Mr. Paul McKinney has devoted the last 35 years perfecting his skills in the safety field. He currently serves as the Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety, Risk and Compliance for Interior Logic Group Inc. Paul holds a Master of Law and a BS in Occupational Health & Safety, along with a Master Certificate in Executive Leadership for Safety Professionals from Harvard University and a Master Certificate in Project Management from Boston University. He is also a Licensed Safety Professional, Certified Loss Prevention Specialist, Certified Mine Safety Professional, Certified OSHA 500 and 501 Outreach Instructor, MSHA Instructor, Emergency Response Specialist, and HAZMAT Supervisor and Incident Commander.