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2021 Occupational & Environmental Health Young Alumni Professional Award

Sara GreenleeMs. Sara Greenlee, 2021 Young Alumni Professional Award Recipient!

Sara Greenlee is an outstanding professional with genuine zeal for the discipline and a penchant for understanding and improving health and safety systems. Sara attended OSU for undergrad in microbiology and sought to complement her biological training with a research emphasis in aerosol science, applied physics and chemistry. After completing her degree at the Hudson College of Public Health, Sara immediately found a position in a highly competitive industry (Energy / Oil and Gas Extraction), with a highly competitive company (Haliburton) , in a specialized division (research and development). Sara has advanced quickly with Haliburton moving from intern to site lead to technical specialist in only a few years.

While at Haliburton Sara has gained experience providing technical expertise for compliance with environmental and safety laws and regulations and is currently involved in pollution prevention initiatives and oversees their waste minimization program. She communicates safety-related topics, perform hazard assessments, risk reductions, industrial hygiene investigations and applies the principles of environmental, health, and safety management learned at the Hudson College of Public Health in the MS in IH/EHS within the department of Occupational and Environmental Health. Sara leads safety meetings, writes safety bulletins, and encourages unit personnel to achieve and uphold safety for the good of the company and their own health. She authored and implemented a COVID-19 pandemic response plan, chemical hygiene plans, and emergency response plans for all technology personnel within her organization. Sara leads safety training sessions and is a certified Root Cause Analysis Facilitator in TapRoot. She performs site audits, conducts personal sampling, assesses exposure, analyzes data, reports findings and makes recommendations on potential controls to senior management. Sara has been strategic in implementing health, safety, and environment management systems, and has experience working with and leading global teams.