Project Director/Co-Principal Investigator
Educational BackgroundMr. Morse has a Master of Arts degree in Regional Economic and Social Development from UMass Lowell, and Bachelor of Arts in Education from Central Connecticut State University.
BiosketchPaul Morse oversees overall project efforts. He has career training experience in a number of different organizations. As the outreach director of the New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NHCOSH), he helped develop a model pilot training program for school personnel, parents, and administrators on the successful implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Program. He also supervised NHCOSH's training programs on such topics as ergonomics, effective health and safety committee dynamics, HAZWOPER awareness, and the implementation of a community environmental justice risk-mapping project related to pollution prevention in the city of Manchester, NH. As an adult education instructor at Concord (NH) Second Start, he led workshops on political and economic literacy, and facilitated teacher and student project teams focusing on civic participation and community development. Mr. Morse currently serves on the advisory boards of the New England Toxics Action Center (Massachusetts) and the Ergonomics Training Program for Nursing Home Employees (Department of Labor-OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant). He formerly served on the JFY Networks Environmental Technician Training Program and the Coalition for a Better Acre’s Justice on Brownfields Sites (JOBS) minority worker training project advisory boards. He was Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Teachers Association Environmental Health and Safety Committee on which he served for six years. In 2010, Governor Deval Patrick appointed him to the Massachusetts Employee Safety Advisory Committee for the implementation of Executive Order 511 to extend OSHA-level protections to Massachusetts state workers.