Jon Boyer, ScD, CIH, joined the Brigham as director of Environmental Affairs on Feb. 12. He oversees day-to-day management of all personnel and operations in the department, which provides comprehensive environmental health and safety (EHS) services and is responsible for all environmental regulatory compliance.
In addition, Boyer serves as the primary liaison with senior leadership, including reporting on EHS matters and collaborating with senior leaders on risk assessment, response strategies, program development, hospital-wide communications and fiscal commitments.
Before coming to the Brigham, Boyer was the EHS risk manager at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he served as safety officer within the hospital’s incident command system, led multiple environmental health and safety initiatives, built several programs (including those related to employee injury and illness prevention, as well as respiratory protection) and established corporate EHS goals. Prior to that, he was the hospital’s EHS department manager.
Earlier in his career, he worked as an environmental health and safety consultant and researcher at several organizations, including the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell.
George Player, CPE, FMA, vice president of Facilities and Operations, said Boyer brings valuable technical expertise as a certified industrial hygienist and a background in Joint Commission Environment of Care (EOC) standards.
“I am pleased that Jon has joined us as director of Environmental Affairs. He has already hit the ground running as we prepare for our upcoming Joint Commission Lab and Hospital inspections,” Player said.
Boyer holds a doctorate in Occupational Ergonomics/Safety and Epidemiology, a master’s in Industrial Hygiene and a bachelor’s in Clinical Exercise Physiology, all from UMass Lowell.