The recognized source of expert professionals dedicated to the continuous improvement of industrial safety and health in the North American Nuclear industry.


To relentlessly seek out, learn, assess, compare, share and apply industry best practices for the management of industrial safety and health in support of achieving zero workplace injuries for more than 25 Utilities in the North American Nuclear industry.  

Board of Directors

NISHA Board Members in attendance at the NISHA Conference in Charlotte, N.C. (Back Row Left to Right: Wayne Rowe-Treasurer, Steve Nowak-Chair, Bert Flynn-Member at Large, Trent Noecker-Secretary.  Front Row Left to Right: Doug Mills-Member at Large, Nicole Rowe-Member Relations, Bill Gregory-Past Chair, Missing from picture-Jason Wernex -Vice Chair)

Meet your Board of Directors for 2013-2014

Steve Nowak  Comache Peak Nuclear Plant - Chair

Jason Wernex Ameren - Vice Chair

Wayne Rowe Arizona Palo Verde Nuclear Station - Treasurer

Trent Noecker  Prairie Island Nuclear Plant - Secretary

Nicole Rowe Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plant - Member Relations

Bill Gregory CB&I Safety Director - Past Chair

Bert Flynn Xcel Energy - Member at Large

Doug Mills Tennessee Valley Authority - Member at Large

Message from the Chair

It is truely an honor to be the NISHA chairman.  My goal and the boards goal is to serve our members.  The NISHA organization has been passed to me in top condition, thanks to the leadership by our dear friend Paul Hurley.  We will miss him. 

We have accomplished a lot in 2013.  The NISHA conference in Minneapolis was great.  I continue to learn about practices that I use in improve industrial safety performance at my plant  The INPO Industrial Safety Conference, largely supported by NISHA members was a success!  Working with INPO will be a benefit to all organizations. 

I am appreciative of our NISHA board, including two new members, Trent and Nicole.  They inspire me and it is a pleasure to work with such passionate and dedicated people. 

As a safety organization, I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished in 2013:

  • Two-year business plan in place and on track.
  • Dedicated NISHA website to share safety-related information amongst ourselves.
  • Fantastic conference hosted by Xcel in Minneapolis.
  • CNO support to NISHA.
  • Involvement and relationship with INPO and excellent level of involvement at INPO Industrial Safety Managers Meeting.

With that being said, let’s take a look at what’s in store for 2014:

  • Methods to improve the Q&A forum.  A powerfull resourse that should be easy to use by all
  • Development of a best practices guide
  • Website improvements
  • 2014 NISHA Conference: the host and location are to be determined. If you’re interested in hosting this year’s conference, contact Doug Mills.

Along with the other Board Members, I look forward to what 2014 brings, and to your continued support to make industrial safety better across the nuclear power generation industry.

On behalf of the NISHA Board, I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a happy and prosperous new year.

Steve Nowak

The Board of Directors is committed to growing the Association and operates from an established Charter. NISHA Charter Nov 29 2012.pdf

The top priorities for the Board in 2012-2013 are:

  • Increase membership to establish a sound revenue base and funding stream for NISHA business purposes
  • Improve the NISHA website including accessibility of the Q&A Forum to all contacts and obtaining/posting safety documents from all Utilities
  • Determine feasibility and IRS implications for establishing revenue stream via Vendor donations
  • Establish a CNO as Industrial Safety champion and NISHA supporter with INPO
  • Establish NISHA Conference format for NISHA approved by the membership

A copy of the Board approved Business Plan for 2012-2013 can be obtained on the NISHA Business Plan web page, click here.

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