Meet Fellow APA Member Zach Hansmann

What is your job title?

Contractor Safety Manager         


How long have you been at MSU?

12 years


Have you been a member of the APA the whole time?



What department do you work in, and can you tell me a little bit about what you do?

Environmental Health and Safety. As the Contractor Safety Manager at MSU I am responsible for ensuring contractors and non-MSU employees and personnel conduct their work in a safe manner. We manage risks to the university to ensure these outside operations do not adversely affect our students, faculty, staff, or the public.


What brought you to your job at MSU?

In my career prior to working at MSU I was an Industrial Hygienist, ensuring hazardous materials like asbestos and lead were managed in a safe and legal manner. I originally came to MSU to manage these materials for the University.


What do you love about working at MSU?

MSU provides an excellent workplace atmosphere where things are always changing, and I have been able to use many of the benefits available to APAs to advance my career.


What do you like to do when you are not at work?

In my free time I like to spend time with my wife and 2 children, skiing, golfing, and playing on the water.

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