The Washington Office of Risk Management has announced that Susan D. Eaves, a 20-year veteran of the occupational safety and health management field, will join the office as the newest member of its safety and health management team as the occupational safety program manager.
Susan comes to Risk Management from National Capital Region, where she has served as the regional safety and occupational health manager since August of 2010.
Susan has been a valued asset to NCR and brings to the Washington Office a wealth of knowledge, proven leadership skills, and years of practical experience that will be invaluable to the entire Service. She has worked directly with NPS employees to cultivate a workplace free from recognized hazards to reduce the likelihood of injuries and illnesses.
“The dedicated employees and volunteers who serve the National Park Service are our most valuable resource,” says Susan. “We want employees, volunteers, and visitors to return healthy to their families and friends at the end of each day.”
Susan will provide safety and occupational health direction, guidance, and support services to regional risk managers, superintendents, managers, and employees in all regions of the National Park Service. This includes providing management consultation, technical support, training and investigation in matters related to NPS employee health and safety initiatives.
She will serve as the NPS program manager for the Safety Management Information System, the NPS team lead for trending and analyzing employee injuries and illnesses, and as the RM 50B content editor and primary point-of-contact for the Service for the policy. Susan will have a role in the investigation process for all serious accident investigations and she will oversee the employee intern program and the employee safety awards program.
Prior to her NCR work, Susan worked for the American Red Cross as their environmental, health and safety program manager, and served as the safety manager in the risk management division for the county government in Fairfax County, Virginia, where she managed the county’s comprehensive occupational safety and health program.
Susan holds a bachelor of science degree in health and safety education and a master of science degree in safety studies, both from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Susan, her husband and two children live in Northern Virginia.