Alicia M. Dorsey, M.S.E., C.H.E.M.
Dorsey Health and Safety Consulting/The Human Factor
Ms. Dorsey holds an undergraduate degree in biology with a chemistry minor as well as a master of science degree in Occupational Health and Safety Engineering from West Virginia University . Ms Dorsey interned at Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont , Texas prior to graduation. There, she provided comprehensive industrial hygiene services during critical turnaround operations.
Immediately after graduation, she was employed as a compliance officer / industrial hygienist for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration – NC (OSHA). Many of the inspections conducted by Ms. Dorsey focused on various industry, healthcare, air quality, asbestos abatement, and ergonomics. While employed by OSHA, Ms. Dorsey was on the Ergonomics Task Force, performing ergonomic inspections of many different employers. She was also selected to act as a liaison between employers and the North Carolina Ergonomic Resource Center .
Ms. Dorsey entered private industry by accepting a position with a 1000 bed hospital. She managed the health and safety programs at the hospital as well as all of the compliance issues for 11 multi-specialty physician practices owned by the hospital. While working for the hospital, she developed health and safety programs including but not limited to Hazard Communication, Ergonomics, Asbestos Management, Indoor Air Quality, Hazard Surveillance, and JCAHO Environment of Care Management Plans as well as conducting countless air monitoring studies. During this time, Ms. Dorsey was on faculty at North Carolina A & T University , teaching industrial hygiene and health and safety.
In 1997, Ms. Dorsey founded Dorsey Health and Safety Consulting / The Human Factor. She continues to provide a comprehensive analysis of health and safety compliance for her clients as well as air monitoring, educational services, employee training and program development. Her clients have included law firms, industrial manufacturers, major universities, and healthcare providers.
Ms. Dorsey is currently a member of the Centre County Environmental Health and Safety Roundtable, AIHA, and JCAHO. She has recently been appointed to the West Virginia University Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Advisory Organization.