About Dr. Scott Harris

Dr. Scott Harris is the Director of EHS Advisory Services for UL Workplace Health & Safety, developing learning content and providing consultative services as part of thought leadership and safety culture development for UL clients. He is a member of the ASSE Oil and Gas Specialty, an advisory member of the Healthcare Practice Specialty and the AIHA Healthcare Working group, and a Course Director and Advisory Board member for the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center at UNC – Chapel Hill. A former U.S. EPA Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Scott led and participated in nationally significant response efforts including Space Shuttle Columbia, New Orleans water search and rescue during Hurricane Katrina and BP Deepwater Horizon. Dr. Harris received his PhD in Environmental Science, with a specialization in Disaster and Emergency Management, from Oklahoma State University and holds degrees in Public Health (M.S.) and Geology (B.S.) from Western Kentucky University.

Oil on the Kalamazoo

About this time two years ago, I was returning from the second of two large concurrent U.S. oil spills. In an earlier post, you read about efforts to prepare the Florida Keys for Deepwater Horizon oil, the first of the two. That spill overshadowed the second – the Enbridge Energy pipeline release.

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