Úna Connolly, Principal – Occupational Health, Safety and Environment & Federal Agency Relations

Washington, DC

Úna Connolly brings to LPC extensive experience and knowledge in occupational health, safety and environmental issues pertaining to the construction, roadbuilding and mining industries. Herexperience encompasses federal agency relations, public sector project management, regulatory analyses, and compliance assistance. She is effective in leading clients in the development of safety training materials and best practices, performing toxicological reviews, and in the creation and development of public educational programs regarding safety and environmental issues.

Prior to joining LPC, Úna was the Vice President of Safety and Environmental Compliance for the American Road and Transportation Association (ARTBA). While at ARTBA, Úna also served as the Association’s Project Manager/Liaison to FHWA’s Safety and Education Training Grants program and managed the Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse (www.workzonesafety.org), the world’s largest resource of safety and health information in the road construction industry.

On the regulatory front, Úna has testified before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding the Agency’s respirable crystalline silica standard for construction.  She has developed regulatory analyses and written industry publication articles and guidance documents relating to various topics including Safety Data Sheets, silica, asphalt fumes, confined spaces, night-time paving safety, and waters of the US (WOTUS).

Úna’s professional experiences include Associate Vice President of Occupational & Environmental Health with the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and Director of Environment & Safety Services for the National Asphalt Pavement Association. She worked as a Senior Environmental Scientist for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where she developed chemical hazard assessments, as well as, reviewed and appraised proposed new chemical manufacturing processes under EPA’s PMN (premanufacture notification) program.

Relationships with the following Federal Agencies:

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Small Business Administration

Úna is a graduate of Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in chemistry, holds a Master of International Management from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University.