For our last story in our Woman Behind the Title series, our fourth safety champion is a woman who continues to inspire those inside her workplace and out.
Cassandra Crosier, Corporate Safety & Workers Compensation Professional at Roseburg Forest Products, has a demonstrated history in the forest products industry with almost 10 years of experience at Roseburg. Based out of Roseburg, Oregon, Cassandra has a sheer passion for the world of safety and is constantly striving to inspire her team to be safer.
Sparked by working with injured employees in a worker’s compensation department, she knew her energy was drawn to injury prevention. When the right opportunity came along, Cassandra jumped at the chance to join the safety team, she never looked back.
Being the self-driven, safety advocate that she is, Cassandra is exactly the type of behind the scenes leader that every safety program needs – and this is why we’re highlighting her.
We encourage you to nominate women like Cassandra for our Women in EHS award and our other awards presented at NXT 2019. For more information on the award nominations, visit: NXT 2019 Awards.
Nominations are due September 25th.
Raphaela: How did you get started in the safety world?
Cassandra: The passion for me started when I was working with injured employees in a worker’s compensation department. After only a short period of time, I knew I wanted to focus my energy on preventing the injuries from happening in the first place.
Once they had a claim there wasn’t much I could do to fix the injury. I could only facilitate the process to be as seamless as possible. When the opportunity presented to be part of the safety team, I jumped on it and advanced from being an assistant to a partner through my passion to prevent incidents.
Raphaela: What has been the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome?
Cassandra: For me, the obstacle was personal rather than professional. I have been given all the opportunities to master and extend my professional experience. The knowledge I gained has helped influence the chance I needed to get to where I am today. I was able to gain awareness and expertise to grow from an assistant to a contributing partner.
Thus, granting myself the voice to empower and influence my team. I continue to remind myself that my ideas are important, to speak up, and trust my intuitions.