American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Vice President of Safety & Education Brad Sant has recently been elected vice chairman of the Virginia-based Safety Equipment Institute (SEI).
SEI is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1981 to administer the first non-governmental, third-party certification programs to test and certify a broad range of safety equipment products. As vice chairman, Sant will help develop policy and provide guidance to SEI staff, officers and other board members on key safety issues.
Sant, who has been a safety leader for more than 15 years, joined ARTBA in 1998. He is responsible for safety and health issues, association education and training programs, grant administration and the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse project. He also manages ARTBA’s Traffic Safety Industry Division.
Prior to joining ARTBA, Sant was director of hazardous materials training for the International Association of Fire Fighters. From 1990 to 1996, he served as assistant director and director of safety and health for the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. During this time, he also was director of the National Resource Center for Occupational Safety & Health Training—one of OSHA’s accredited outreach training centers. He has also been an important policy player on a number of advisory and professional committees.
Sant graduated cum laude from Utah State University with B.A. degrees in Political Science and Spanish. He earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.