Kelsey Griffith, MPH, COSS, CSP is currently serving as the Secretary for the Southwest Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals; she previously served as Website Manager. As a resourceful, safety-driven professional with over six years of experience in the safety field, she has been a proud member of ASSP since 2017.
Kelsey currently works at Texas Woman’s University as an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist in the Risk Management department. Her team works with every department on its three campuses, encompassing a range of industries from facilities management and construction, laboratory research, fine arts workshops, student housing, healthcare settings, athletics, and typical office and classroom environments, to identify and eliminate risk, implement control measures, and respond to incidents that occur. Kelsey has been actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by serving as the lead for the contact tracing team for TWU and helping to develop policies, procedures, and materials to enable the university to operate safely during the global crisis.
Previously, Kelsey worked in the offshore oil and gas, emergency power generation, and computer technology industries. She co-founded and manages Griffith Group, LLC, a consulting firm for small businesses without dedicated safety personnel. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and her master’s degree in public health (MPH) from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Kelsey is currently earning a graduate certificate in toxicology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She earned her Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) credential in 2015 and her Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credential in 2019. Other certifications include OSHA 10-Hour in General Industry and Construction, Powered Industrial Truck Operator, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, Hazardous Materials Transportation Trainer, Distracted Driving Prevention Trainer, and Certified Contact Tracer. She is also a member of CSHEMA and an alumna advisor for Alpha Omicron Pi.
Kelsey is an enthusiastic, self-motivated compliance expert and problem solver. Her goal in serving this chapter is to help further the safety profession and inspire women and younger professionals to get involved.