The mission of NISHA is to be the recognized source of expert professionals dedicated to the continuous improvement of industrial safety and health in the commercial nuclear power industry.
Joe Parham, Southern Nuclear’s Fleet Safety and Health manager, has been an active member of NISHA for many years, and in 2015, he was elected by his peers to serve as the association’s chairman.
“I’ve always valued professional associations like NISHA as a resource for continuously learning and fostering benchmarking among professionals,” said Parham.
As chairman, Parham’s priority was to ensure that Southern Nuclear would be recognized as an industry leader in safety performance. He believed one way to achieve this would be for Southern Nuclear host a conference, and he engaged his team to help plan what they hoped would be a top-rated event.
“As the host company, we worked hard to secure an agenda of leading experts to speak on a variety of industrial safety topics,” said Southern Nuclear Fleet Safety Coordinator Randy Glaze. “I was grateful to hear from many participants who said it was the best and most informative conference they had ever attended. That proved our hard work was worth the extra effort.”
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“Implementing industrial safety programs in the nuclear industry is challenging because we’re not only responsible for ensuring our programs meet the OSHA legal compliance requirements, we must also incorporate ongoing best practices recommended by INPO,” said Parham. “Conferences like this allow safety professionals across the industry to collaborate with each other, regulatory experts and INPO representatives so that our safety programs are consistent and we properly manage risks so that employees go home as safe and healthy as when they walked through the door.”