Kelsey Forde, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Ms. Kelsey Forde is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Laser Safety Officer, Owner/President and Principal Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Professional and System Safety Engineer for Parvati Consulting & Government Services Inc., home-based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kelsey earned a Master of Science degree in Environment, Health, and Safety and a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology (with Chemistry and Pre-Pharmacy Minor) from the University of Minnesota and has nearly 20-years of experience as an Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) professional including performing and guiding hazards analyses that adhere to the principles in the “Redbook” – Guidelines for Hazard Evaluation Procedures, 3rd Ed (CCPS 2008). Ms. Forde’s primary responsibilities and areas of expertise are centered around the identification of workplace hazards and development of consequence analysis associated with hazard analysis, safety assessments, primary hazard screens, readiness reviews, and compliance auditing techniques for a variety of clients including the Department of Energy (DOE), commercial, industrial, and private clients. Ms. Forde was a notable major contributor to the update of DOE-HDBK- 1163-2020, Integration of Hazard Analyses, and recipient of the Energy Facilities Contractors Group (EFCOG) 2022 Teamwork Award for her contributions and “…exceptional performance by a group of individuals who were instrumental in addressing a key EFCOG issue.”
In 2022, Ms. Forde was bestowed the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award by the New Mexico Chapter. Kelsey is recognized as an Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) Distinguished Lecturer (inaugural class) and is continually asked by clients, peers, and professionals in the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) community to present and train at both local and national Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS)/Industrial Hygiene (IH)/Occupational Safety (OS) conferences, technical meetings, and web-based tutorials.
Ms. Forde holds many leadership positions and is a National Director, 2023 Chair & Distinguished Lecturer for the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP); Chair for the Energy Facilities Contractors Group (EFCOG) Safety Basis Task Group; Secretary/Vice-Chair for the Energy Facilities Contractors Group (EFCOG) Hazard Analysis Task Group; Past-President, Delegate & 2023 Vice President for the New Mexico Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP); Past-President & Director at Large for the New Mexico Society of Hazardous Materials Managers (NMSHMM). She is a long-time supporter, sponsor, and presenter for the International System Safety Society (ISSS), Semiconductor Environment Safety and Health Association (SESHA), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP). Kelsey historically served two consecutive Mayoral Appointed terms on the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Joint Air Quality Control Board (ABQ Air Board).