Advisory Board Member
Kyle Zimmer, Jr Director of Health & Safety & Members Assistance Program (MAP)
Kyle is employed at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478 as the Director of Health & Safety and Members Assistance Program Director. He started his career as the Health and Safety Instructor for the Operating Engineers training school in Meriden CT, where he would routinely provide safety and health training for nearly 3,000 members. Kyle is certified as an OSHA Safety and Health specialist. Kyle is qualified to train OSHA safety and health related topics, and he was an instructor for the IUOE National Training Fund in West Virginia where he co-instructed training courses for professional development for more than 400 active instructors. Kyle has been the eminence of Local 478’s Members Assistance Program (MAP), a peer to peer program, which helps assist union members in their families through lifestyle issues. Kyle serves on the following committees, CCIA Safety Committee, The Co-Chair AFL-CIO Safety Committee, the State of Connecticut Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Chairperson committee for the Mine Safety: Health Research Advisory (MSHRAC), an Opioid Task Force Member for the North American Building Trades Union (NABTU), as well as assisting in developing and teaching an International Members Assistance Peer training program for other Operating Engineer locals to adopt.