Kathi Dobson is a 19+ year veteran of the construction industry and of Alberici Constructors, Inc. Prior to her work in construction, she was a hospital-based critical care nurse with a degree from University of Detroit – Mercy. She works throughout the country supporting safe work efforts in the company’s automotive, mining, heavy civil and industrial processes markets. She was recognized by the ASSP common interest group, WISE, in 2011 as one of the 100 Women – Making a Difference in Safety.
Kathi has been actively involved with NAWIC – the National Association of Women in Construction since 2001, and has held leadership positions at the chapter, region, and national levels. She was the Chairperson of their National Safety & Health Committee and has chaired the OSHA-NAWIC National Alliance since 2013. Kathi was also appointed by the Governor of the State of Michigan to the Construction Safety Standards Commission, was the chair of that commission and she was instrumental in bringing several standards to revision and acceptance to MIOSHA during her tenure there. She is an alternate for TAUC – the Association of Union Constructors on the A10 committee. A10 promulgates voluntary consensus standards for best practices in the construction and demolition industry.
One of her missions: to enhance the success of women in construction through her efforts to advance safety in the industry. Her focus and attention is on PPE issues, recruiting and retaining women in construction and identifying issues that affect women (and men), such as ergonomic concerns, harassment issues, bullying, sexism, inclusion, sanitation and more.
Kathi is an engaged educator and mentor and understands how cognitive overload and safe work are tied together.