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Vasquez Joins NUCA to Lead National Safety Program

FAIRFAX, VA — The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) announces that Carl Vasquez, ASP has been hired to lead the association’s safety and education programs.

“Safety for our industry’s employees is a core value at NUCA,” said NUCA CEO Doug Carlson. “Carl is an experienced construction safety professional who has walked in many industry shoes, from Project Engineer to OSHA Advisor to Director of Safety Programs for a major urban city department.”

With more than 15 years of experience, Vasquez’s position as Director of Safety and Education will clearly articulate NUCA’s safety vision, objectives, strategies, policies, and procedures to enhance the association’s safety culture.

Before coming to NUCA, Vasquez worked most recently as a Risk Management Consultant for Travelers Insurance and as a System Safety Consultant for Caliber Consulting. In his work for these organizations he evaluated hospitality industry activities to minimize costs related to risk as well as developed and managed a safety program for a southern California commuter railroad system.

As Director of Construction and Engineering Safety for the second-largest transit agency in the U.S., the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Vasquez led between 2014 and 2017 the risk management planning of the system’s capitol programs and implemented a number of projects to improve the rail, bridge, and tunnel infrastructure of CTA.

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From 2012 to 2014, Vasquez served as the National Policy Advisor to the Undersecretary of Labor and as the Regional Liaison for USDOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. During that time, he created a method for executives to establish compliance and behavioral programs to enhance risk management initiatives. The process proved to be successful and was adopted by OSHA nationwide.

He began his career in 2006 with Clark Construction in Washington, D.C., as a Project Engineer. From 2009 he worked with Bechtel Corp. as their Training Manager, responsible for training over 4,000 employees on a heavy civil infrastructure project.

Vasquez holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is certified as an Associate Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

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