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Occupational Safety and Health Division Staff


Walter Jones, MS, CIH, Division Director

Walter A. Jones is the Director of Occupational Safety and Health for the Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America in Washington, DC. He has a B.S. from Brockport State University and Masters Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Science from Hunter College, City University of New York. Walter has spent more than a decade in the labor movement working on safety and health issues that impact workers. As a safety and health specialist for the LHSFNA, he reviews and develops safety and health programs for signatory contractors, responds to affiliate requests for technical information regarding environmental and occupational safety and health issues and conducts workplace inspections at the request of affiliates to evaluate and make recommendations for controls of hazards in the workplace. He also prepares written comments to OSHA and EPA regarding proposed safety and health legislation that affects the membership and testify to their efficacy. Walter is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) leadership and a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).


Travis Parsons, Associate Director

Travis has over 15 years of experience working in the field of Occupational Safety and Health and has worked at the Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America since 2002. Travis provides an array of safety and health services to contractors and affiliates of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) for projects throughout the United States and Canada. His main areas of focus include worker safety and health, hazard awareness and correction, ergonomics and overall site safety. Prior to working at the Fund, Travis worked at the Safety & Health Extension of West Virginia University (WVU) where he provided safety and health training, industrial hygiene services, technical assistance and applied research for small businesses in the state of West Virginia. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and a Master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health/Industrial Hygiene, both from WVU. Go Mountaineers!