Tracy Lane is one of Envirocon’s Health & Safety Officers, overseeing the safety of our project personnel and promoting a healthy working environment for all employees. She graduated from Montana Tech in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and Health (OSH). She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Industrial Hygiene, also from Montana Tech. She has a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.
Tracy began her career with Envirocon in the spring of 2007, after graduating from Montana Tech. Since then, she has worked on numerous projects across the country.
What got you into safety?
Honestly, the reason I got into safety was that it had the highest placement rate than any other profession at MT Tech. It had a 100% placement rate at the time I enrolled. I never realized how much I would grow to love it.
What is your favorite part about safety?
My favorite part about safety with Envirocon is the relationships that I build with the crew. They know I care about them and their safety not just at work but after work also. We are around each other more than we are with our own families. The crew becomes your family away from home and everyone looks out for each other. I also love that we work outside; my favorite job sites are the ones in the small towns. I have been from one end of the country to the other working with Envirocon and I absolutely love it.
What is your favorite part about Envirocon?
Envirocon takes care of me. Upper management makes you feel that they truly care about you and appreciate you. I also love how Envirocon puts the safety of their employees first, and everyone has a voice.
What’s the best advice for someone who just started their career?
It is ok to not know the answer. Do not be afraid to say you don’t know the answer and that you need to verify something. Everyone here will help you if you need it, and you earn more respect by doing that than by trying to act like you know it all and talk around something in circles.
What are the toughest challenges you’ve had at work?
My toughest challenge is being a female in a male-dominated world. It has its challenges but it’s all worth it in the end because I absolutely do love my job.
In terms of successes, which accomplishments are you most proud of?
I went back to school as a nontraditional student ten years after high school. I went to college full time while working a full-time job and being a hockey mom, football mom, baseball mom, and wife; cooking, cleaning, shopping for the family; and still graduated with honors while being a mom and wife that was always there for my family. It was a lot of hard work and four years with not very much sleep but so worth every minute.
I am also proud of the fact that I am getting my master’s degree now.