IHI E&C is proud to introduce Rikk Wampler as the senior director of HSE for IHI E&C. Wampler joined IHI E&C in June and has spent his time between Cove Point, Elba and Pasadena actively engaging in the HSE activities of our current project sites.
Prior to joining IHI E&C, Wampler served as corporate director of safety for Bilfinger/BWI where he led a team of 40 staff members, overseeing more than 40 projects in a multi-unit environment. At the time of his departure the company’s corporate safety program had achieved 6M+ man-hours without a lost-time incident and a TRIR of .29.
A safety-industry veteran with more than 16 years of experience, Wampler spent the majority of his career in the field with a primary focus on construction, oil & gas and environmental sectors. He has gained experience in every aspect of safety while working his way up through the industry, serving initially as a single site safety manager, then safety director, then regional safety manager, then division manager before landing at corporate director of safety
In addition to his strong field background, Wampler is an expert in all areas of OSHA, EPA, DOT, MSHA and NFPA regulations. He also holds the designations of Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and Safety Management Specialist (SMS) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Wampler holds a Bachelor of Science in occupational and environmental health and safety/fire science and is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety.