American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Vice President of Safety & Education Brad Sant has been elected chairman of the Virginia-based Safety Equipment Institute (SEI).
Established in 1981, SEI is a private, nonprofit organization that “administers a non-governmental, third-party certification program and tests and certifies a broad range of safety and protective products used occupationally and recreationally.” As chairman, Sant will lead in developing policy and providing guidance to SEI staff, officers and other board members on key safety equipment certification issues.
Sant, who has been a safety leader for nearly 20 years, joined ARTBA in 1998. He is responsible for safety and health issues, leading the development and implementation of the association’s education and training programs, and administration of the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse (www.workzonesafety.org) contract. He also serves as managing director of ARTBA’s Traffic Safety Industry Division.
Prior to joining ARTBA, Sant was director of hazardous materials training for the International Association of Fire Fighters. From 1990 to 1996, he served as assistant director and director of safety and health for the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. During this time, he also was director of the National Resource Center for Occupational Safety & Health Training—one of OSHA’s accredited outreach training centers. He has also been an important policy player on a number of advisory and professional committees.
Sant graduated cum laude from Utah State University with B.A. degrees in Political Science and Spanish. He earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.