Joan Spencer is presently employed as the Compliance Assistance Specialist in the Tampa Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Ms. Spencer provides advice, education and training to businesses, labor organizations and other associations to promote voluntary compliance with OSHA’s safety and health standards.
Ms. Spencer began her employment with the Agency in 1990 as an Industrial Hygienist. As an Industrial Hygienist, Ms. Spencer conducted health-related field inspections in general industry, construction and maritime establishments. Prior to OSHA, Ms. Spencer was employed as the Safety and Health Coordinator at a secondary lead smelter and as an Environmental Scientist with an environmental regulatory agency.
Ms. Spencer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Tampa and a Master of Public Health in Industrial Hygiene/Safety Management from the University of South Florida. Ms. Spencer was certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in 1994.