April 21, 2009 | Barb Carr

Meet TapRooT Instructor: Richard Mesker


Richard Mesker has over 20 years of experience in Power Plant Operation, Electric Utility, Safety, Radiation Protection, Power Plant Water Chemistry Programs and Utility Safety Management. Richard oversaw the safety program for a fortune 250 company with multi-state locations. Richard is a graduate of the US Navy Nuclear Power Program. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of the State of New York and performed graduate studies at the University of South Florida in Industrial Hygiene and Safety Management. He currently resides in Florida, and is a certified safety professional, certified utility safety administrator, occupational health and safety technician, and registered with the national radiation protection technologists. Richard is qualified to teach many OSHA courses including OSHA 10 and 30 hour construction and general industry certification.

His current and past affiliations include the Nuclear Industrial Safety and Hygiene Association (NISHA), the Southeastern Electric Exchange, Accident Prevention Section and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Richard has experience with OSHA investigations, injury/fatality investigations, root cause determination, working with labor on investigations, site audits, training, procedure development and program oversight.

Richard will be leading a session about how TapRooT® fits into proactive improvement at the 2009 TapRooT® Summit. Come and meet Richard and our outstanding group of Best Practice Presenters from around the world in Nashville, Tennessee, October 7-9, 2009.

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