- February 12, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel – Its History, Mission, and Impact
Speaker: David West
Mr. David B. West is the Examinations Director at the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). He is responsible for BCSP activities involving the development, validation, maintenance, and administration of examinations for BCSP certification candidates in the safety, health, and environment field. He previously served as an engineer and system safety subject matter expert for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president, deputy operation manager, and operation-level chief technology officer. In more than 28 years with SAIC, Mr. West’s work helped ensure safety of a variety of systems and programs of national importance, including U.S. Army manned and unmanned fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, military ground vehicle immersive training systems, rocket launching weapon systems, precision targeting systems, chemical weapons destruction facilities, uranium enrichment and other nuclear operations, super-conducting magnetic energy storage technology, petroleum refining and chemical manufacturing, the Space Station Freedom Program, Space Shuttle microgravity experiments, and the Space Shuttle range safety system. In more recent years, Mr. West learned and applied the concepts of software system safety on various projects.
Mr. West earned a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) credentials, and is a registered Professional Engineer (PE). Mr. West enjoys astronomy, triathlons, and traveling.