Richard L. Ecord, CIH, CSP

Associate Principal
"A few will behave how their leaders tell them to, but people will always behave exactly how their leaders show them to."

Rick has been with GZA for 3 years and in the environmental and safety industry for almost 30.  He is an Associate Principal and serves the role of Corporate EHS Director.  His main area of focus is developing and managing the systems and processes necessary to constantly evolve GZA’s safety programs and culture.  He is a standing member of GZA’s Executive Team and Risk Management Committee, and reports to the CEO.  

Rick’s areas of specialization include EHS program design and implementation, management systems and behavioral safety, emergency response, regulatory interactions, and adult learning.  He has performed safety and industrial hygiene work throughout 4 continents, and uses that experience to be an effective agent for change. Rick has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and is a board-certified industrial hygienist (CIH) and safety professional (CSP).

Rick is an active member of the Americas Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) Safety Committee.