Wendy Shepherd is a safety and health specialist for NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) who assists North Carolina industries in OSHA compliance, workplace safety and health program development and training. Wendy conducts work site assessments, customized training and is an authorized OSHA outreach trainer for general industry. Wendy has worked in both the public and private sectors during her 19 years of safety and health experience. She has been a safety compliance officer, health compliance officer and health consultant with the NC Department of Labor. She expanded her regulatory background by joining a global risk consulting firm, utilizing her safety experience for many Fortune 500 companies including analyzing workers compensation trends, development of programs and training, incident investigation, industrial hygiene sampling, safety and health managements systems, and OHSAS protocols, all while ensuring regulatory compliance for her clients. Wendy has provided assistance within university settings, manufacturing, financial and construction environments. Wendy's diverse experience allows her to fully understand the safety and health regulatory requirements of employers. Wendy has a B.S. in environmental health from East Carolina University. Her degree includes concentrations with both public health and industrial hygiene options. She has served on the board of the Eastern Carolina Safety and Health School for seven years and is currently treasurer. She is also an active board member for the NC Statewide Safety conference.