Dale T. Drysdale joins the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) this month as vice president for occupational and environmental health, becoming the newest member of the association's Environment, Safety & Health Division.
Drysdale comes to NSSGA from Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Houston, a provider of forensic consulting services, where he was division manager. He managed and assisted projects and investigators evaluating workplace and environmental exposures related to chemical, physical and biological contaminants. Drysdale provided litigation support as an expert witness for toxic tort claims, and frequently testified in state and federal courts.
At NSSGA, Drysdale's duties will include developing and advancing NSSGA's position on regulatory and legislative initiatives in subject areas based on sound science, and technical and economic feasibility; coordinating activities with association legal counsel, respective association staff and volunteer committees of the Environmental and Safety & Health and Government Affairs Divisions; developing workshops and forums on occupational and environmental health matters; and managing occupational and environmental research activities.
Prior to his time at Rimkus, Drysdale worked in Houston for Brown & Root, Inc., and its parent company Halliburton, where he was coordinator for global health, safety and environment standards and policy and, prior to that, as manager of industrial hygiene.
Drysdale began his industrial hygiene career with Vulcan Materials Co., in Birmingham, Ala. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in biological sciences and a master's degree in public health. Drysdale is a certified industrial hygienist with more than 30 years’ experience conducting health, safety and environmental investigations, with published research in environmental toxicology.
"Dale is a versatile leader experienced in managing corporate health, safety and environment issues. He brings to NSSGA experience in working with industrial hygiene and occupational health programs and in providing comments to OSHA, MSHA and EPA during formal rulemaking processes," said NSSGA President and CEO Joy Wilson. "He will be a great addition to our strong ESH Division staff."