Rosendin Announces D. Scott Risch as Vice President of Environmental, Health, & Safety

Executive brings over 25 years of construction experience to new role

SAN JOSE, CA – Rosendin announces D. Scott Risch, CSP, CHST, as its Vice President of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) reporting to Keith Douglas, Chief Executive Officer. Scott brings over 25 years of experience in the global construction industry building cross-functional, multi-site teams dedicated to keeping workers safe.

As VP of EHS, Risch will lead new initiatives to ensure that workplaces are safe and secure while building upon the company’s commitment to the health and wellness of every employee and craft worker.

“The safety and the well-being of our employees and craft workers is Rosendin’s top value. Scott brings a proven track record for building safe, collaborative work environments by implementing programs that mitigate risk and address site-specific challenges,” said Douglas. “We welcome his expertise in regulatory compliance and data analysis to identify opportunities that will build on Rosendin’s already solid safety practices.”        

            Risch recently served as a Director of Health, Safety, and Environmental for The Walsh Group – Walsh Construction & Archer Western, overseeing programs supporting $6B in construction services focusing on successfully improving the safety culture. His drive for continuous improvement launched new training, programs, and technologies that led to significant reductions in incident rates.

            “Rosendin is a recognized leader in the construction industry and known for its stellar safety practices that put its people first by identifying and implementing new programs to protect workers. I am honored to join the team,” said Risch. “My vision for growing Rosendin’s strong safety culture is to connect our employees around the value of making safety a personal priority. By further utilizing data analysis to identify trends, we can prevent injuries for all workers, whether they are in an office or on a job site.”

Early in his career, Risch served as a master licensed electrician and led field safety programs in Iraq as a contractor for the Department of Defense in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Additionally, he holds certifications as a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Risch earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety from Eastern Kentucky University and is completing an MBA program in construction management.

Rosendin, headquartered in San Jose, CA, is employee-owned and one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States, employing over 7,500 people, with average annual revenues of $2.9 billion. For more information, visit:

Rosendin Announces D. Scott Risch as Vice President of Environmental, Health, & Safety

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