Laura Surowiec

Laura Surowiec is a Client Service Consultant for Medgate providing implementation and consulting services. Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Indiana University in 2003 and Masters of Public Health specializing in Occupational Health and Safety from Tulane University in 2010. She is a Certified Safety Professional of the BCSP and an active member of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Laura has 10 years of experience in the occupational safety and health field both as a government regulator with the NRC and OSHA and as a specialist in the private sector. Prior to joining Medgate, she worked as the sole Corporate Safety Specialist for a Fortune 500 company managing its health and safety issues for multiple business sectors worldwide.

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Risk Mitigation Using Mobile Technology Risk Mitigation Using Mobile Technology Risk Mitigation Using Mobile Technology Risk Mitigation Using Mobile Technology


Risk mitigation means assessing the current safety data and using it to improve the overall risk posed to employees. Find out how you can...

Essential Elements for Creating a Workplace Safety Culture Essential Elements for Creating a Workplace Safety Culture Essential Elements for Creating a Workplace Safety Culture Essential Elements for Creating a Workplace Safety Culture


Establishing a safety culture in the workplace can reduce the frequency of work-related incidents and injuries. Learn what steps you can...

FAQ: ISO 45001 FAQ: ISO 45001 FAQ: ISO 45001 FAQ: ISO 45001


Frequently asked questions about ISO 45001. Learn what ISO 45001 is all about with these popular questions.

Near Misses: What They Are and Why You Should Report Them Near Misses: What They Are and Why You Should Report Them Near Misses: What They Are and Why You Should Report Them Near Misses: What They Are and Why You Should Report Them


When people think of safety, they think of accident prevention. But reporting near misses is just as important as reporting workplace...

Q&A by Laura Surowiec



The construction industry has one of the highest workplace injury and death rates. The workplace environment is often varied, thus making...


Safety culture includes the way in which safety issues are addressed in the workplace. Safety culture includes attitudes, beliefs,...


What is meant by the term “near miss”? OSHA defines near misses as episodes where no property was damaged and no personal injury occurred...