W. David Yates

Dr. Yates currently serves as the Safety Manager of three locations in the southeastern United States for Carmeuse Lime & Stone. In addition, he is also a Full Time Faculty Member for Columbia Southern University. He has earned a B.S. Degree in Health Care Services from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, an M.S. Degree in Hazardous Materials Management from Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, a PhD in Environmental Science from Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi and J.D. from Birmingham School of Law.

Dr. Yates is a retired Preventive Medicine Officer from the United States Army, achieving the rank of Colonel. In his civilian career, Dr. Yates has operated his own professional consulting firm, served as the Safety and Mission Assurance Manager for Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, the Corporate Safety Director for Bodine Services of the Midwest, Decatur, Illinois, and several Safety and Security Manager positions in mining and manufacturing. Dr. Yates is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He is the author of Safety Professional’s Reference & Study Guide, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

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