Joaquin M. Diaz, CSP, CHST, OHST is Vice President of Safety Support Services at Lawson & Associates, a full-service safety solutions provider. He has over 20 years of occupational safety and health management experience. Mr. Diaz’s work experience includes 15 years in a leadership position for two top 150 ENR contractors, with 11 years for Hawaii’s largest general contractor. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Diaz has overseen the development and implementation of large construction company Health, Safety, and Environmental Management Systems. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in the professional development, mentoring, and training of Safety Professionals in and out of his organization.
In addition to his service as Trustee, Mr. Diaz is an active board member of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He is also past chair of the Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board after being nominated by two separate governors and serving for three governors. Additionally, Mr. Diaz has served as past president of the Hawaii ASSE chapter, past president of the Hawaii AIHA chapter, and an active member of the national AGC Safety and Health committees.
Mr. Diaz has two Bachelor Degree’s from different universities, a Masters in Management (MM), and maintains several certifications, including Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST) and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST).