NSC appoints Mark Baker as VP for safety
The National Safety Council (NSC) has appointed Mark Baker as vice president, workplace. Baker will join NSC on September 8 from Hyatt, where he serves as global director of workplace safety and vice president of global risk. He will be based in Chicago.
Baker has more than 30 years’ experience leading and developing global, safety-related businesses. At Hyatt he focused on strategically managing workplace safety and risk management impacting Hyatt’s portfolio of hotels and colleagues globally, and developed and ran its captive insurance business. He has also held risk management positions at TRW Automotive and Delphi, and legal, accounting and audit roles at Kohl Secrest, Chas. Levy and Sears Roebuck.
At NSC Baker will be responsible for leading membership, thought leadership and workplace product offerings. He will oversee the Campbell Institute and Work to Zero programmes, along with workplace research, to drive workplace safety thought leadership. He takes on responsibility for NSC workplace products and services, including the COVID-19-related SAFER (Safe Actions for Employee Returns) initiative. He will also be responsible for the launch of NSC Marketplace, a new customer portal for safety products and services.
Lorraine Martin, NSC president and chief executive, said: “[Baker] has a rich depth of experience with a successful track record in workplace safety and risk management, as well as captive insurance business leadership. He is a significant addition to our team to help extend our workplace safety offerings – including enhancements to products, training services and thought leadership – to drive more opportunities to fulfill our mission of eliminating preventable deaths and injuries.”