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Monday, February 24, 2014

Welcome Jim Lavelle

Jim Lavelle has joined the NFTA as its new Safety Officer in the HSEQ department. Before coming to the NFTA, Jim worked at the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning where he served in the capacity of Safety Manager for the Division of Sewage Management. His duties included managing the division's safety and training programs; along with investigating workplace injuries. Prior to this, Jim was the Safety Officer for Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. where he provided safety and industrial hygiene oversight for major environmental remediation projects.

While at Erie County, Jim’s division’s safety program received the 2013 WNYWEA Collections System Safety Award. The award recognizes the most outstanding safety program in the field of wastewater collection systems in New York State. He is also a member of the New York Water Environment Association, the Water Environment Federation, Dig Safely New York and the Damage Prevention Council of Western New York.

Jim holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Toxicology from Clarkson University. He currently resides in Orchard Park with his wife, two boys and a daughter.

Please join in welcoming Jim to our NFTA Team.