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Gloucester adds workplace safety specialist

Kent Taylor of Henrico has been hired as Gloucester’s new Workplace Safety and Training Specialist. Taylor began his work in the county on Aug. 5.

The specialist position was a new one added by the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors during its 2020 budget process. According to county administrator Brent Fedors, it was created to develop, coordinate and deliver a comprehensive safe-

ty and training management program for Gloucester County’s public facilities and employees.

Taylor brings a wealth of experience to this position from his service as a safety specialist and safety officer for the U.S. Army, promoting a safe and healthy work environment for more than 27,000 soldiers, according to a county release. He also brings proven performance in the areas of safety policies and procedures development; facility and worksite inspections; training; and award-winning experience in communications and media.

Taylor is a graduate of Ohio University earning a degree in commun...

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