Carla Silver, is the owner of Carla Silver LLC, a consultant business that specializes in providing premier safety and industrial hygiene evaluation and management services to support the needs of clients to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Prior to forming her own business, Carla was employed at Merck Pharmaceuticals for 34 years, where she held positions of chemist, quality assurance auditor, production packaging and manufacturing supervisor and Safety / IH Specialist. Working within the Environmental Health and Safety profession for 26 years, Carla’s true passion and expertise lies in equipment and machinery safe conceptual design, assessment, installation and management where she has over 30 years of experience within Merck’s North American Packaging HUB. She understands what it takes to collaboratively build in safety with a successful team which includes the Component Vendor, OEM, Project Engineer and End User. Utilizing this expertise to teach and mentor others, Carla is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham within their Masters of Advanced Safety Engineering and Management Program. Carla holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, a Master of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management and is a Certified Safety Professional.