Bill Weems Memorial Library

Sadly, the Deep South Center, and the OSH Community lost a valued member, William (Bill) Weems, DrPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA.  Bill was a tireless scholar and instructor as well as an active member of the Deep South Center Board of Advisors.  Bill’s career spanned over 30 years with University of Alabama’s Safe State Occupational Health and Safety (Safe State) consultation program, first as its supervisory health consultant, and ultimately as Director.  In 2005, Bill was honored with the first William J. Wiggins Award, a national OSHA award, recognizing his work for safety excellence in the small business community.  Bill was a dedicated OSH leader and most proud of his accomplishments in the state finding solutions to “challenging environmental and occupational safety and health problems”.
As part of Bill’s legacy, his vast collection of scholarly books was donated to the DSC for use by our students and faculty.  Once the library is in place, the DSC will hold a small ceremony to honor Bill, his family and legacy.