Experience

A Certified Safety Health Official and Approved Trainer for OSHA, Ms. Whitaker has nearly 30 years of experience in industrial and workplace safety. She is an expert in OSHA, general industry (29 CFR 1910) and construction (29 CFR 1926) regulations. Ms. Whitaker has served in numerous management roles overseeing workplace safety and training for major corporations such as Coca-Cola, Exel (DHL) and Fairchild Aircraft Co. During her career, Ms. Whitaker conducted facility inspections, accident investigations and chemical testing, as well as developed safety programs, led training, and wrote guidance materials. She also managed ground safety at two sites at San Antonio International Airport and supervised DOT CDL fleet safety in Southwest Texas. Over the years, her responsibilities have encompassed thousands of employees and hundreds of facilities. Ms. Whitaker also served as vice president of an industry leading non-profit that provides education, training and consulting services related to hazardous materials. At San Antonio College, she taught courses in occupational safety and health, hazardous waste operations, and human resource development.

Credentials

  • Certified Safety Health Official, Texas Extension Engineering Service, Department of Labor, OSHA
  • OSHA Approved Trainer, Texas Extension Engineering Service, Department of Labor, OSHA
  • Certified Safety Instructor
  • BS, Occupational Safety & Health, Southwest University, High Honors, 1994
  • AAS, Occupational Safety & Health, Texas State Technical College, High Honors, 1987

Affiliations/Awards

  • American Society of Safety Engineers, San Antonio, Texas Chapter, Member
    • Past Chapter President, Served Two Terms, 1993 – 1995

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