Millennial Shift in EHS

7 Effective Strategies for Capitalizing on the Millennial Shift in EHS

Embracing the age gap within the EHS field is a challenge that we all ironically have in common. Millennials don’t communicate well. Baby boomers work too slowly. Creativity is lacking with generation X. Are these stereotypes true? Do they matter? Join us for an interactive session that will highlight 7 effective strategies for ensuring a smooth transition from the pioneers of safety to those we expect to continue and enhance the legacy of our industry. Participants will collaborate to discuss industry stereotypes and identify the connecting links between all age groups.

Sara Hoover
Occupational Safety and Health Specialist
Congressional Office of Compliance

Sara Hoover is an Occupational Safety and Health Specialist at the Congressional Office of Compliance, an independent federal agency responsible for inspecting legislative branch facilities for OSH and ADA compliance in accordance with the Congressional Accountability Act. Previously, Ms. Hoover was a safety consultant for the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, where she conducted walk-through surveys, employee training, program development, and abatement planning.

Ms. Hoover served as the president for the Northern Virginia Chapter of ASSE during 2015-2017, where she previously served as chapter secretary and newsletter editor.  Her history with ASSE was rooted in college, serving on the board for the Slippery Rock Student Chapter. Here she appreciated the benefits of the program by attending events such as the ASSE Future Safety Leaders Conference, an opportunity she highly encourages young and/or transitioning professionals to attend.

Ms. Hoover has a bachelor’s degree in environmental health and safety from Slippery Rock University, and a master’s degree in emergency services management from Columbia Southern University. She also volunteers as a trained member of the Fairfax County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).