Cassandra Huffman, Safety Director
Born in Bryan, Texas, on November 14, 1949, and raised in Houston, Tripoli, Libya, and Madrid, Spain, Ms. Huffman
was educated in the Spring Branch School District
as well as abroad and is married and the mother of four children.
Ms. Huffman became the office manager at Martin's Window Cleaning Corp. (MWCC) in June 1991, learning the window cleaning business from the ground up.
A genuine commitment to create an atmosphere where all employees actively care for each other and a desire to maintain an on going incident/injury free environment is a vision that is shared by all employees of MWCC and lead to Ms. Huffman's appointment as Safety Director.
This vision requires constant coaching, the willingness to be coached, and the courage to take the risk of making what others say is impossible a reality.
In preparation for her
position, Ms. Huffman
completed the following training:
field experience in rigging techniques includes attending PMI/Petzel's Rope and Rescue Clinics in Lafayette, Georgia (1996) and Donner Pass, California (1997) and inspections of on-sit rigging/scaffolding in the Las Angeles area (1998) under the supervision of Harold Giddish, 2nd Vice President of the Scaffold Industry Association
and chief instructor of the SIA's Suspended Scaffold Course.
Ms. Huffman is an active member of the International Window Cleaning Association, traveling across the USA to attend annual conventions, board meetings, and safety committee meetings.
Ms. Huffman, representing Martin's Window Cleaning Corp., is a founding member of the ANSI/IWCA I 14.01-2001 Window Cleaning Safety Standard Committee, contributing to the writing of the newest industry safety standard.
Ms. Huffman is also a member of the ASME A.120.1 Committee on Safety Requirements for Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance.
is the first and only woman to sit on this 30 year old committee.
attends these meetings to keep abreast of, and contribute to, amendments and addendums to these standards and their affect on the window cleaning industry as a whole, as well as it's application to the real estate industry.
In July of 2004 Ms. Huffman was appointed trustee and secretary to the International Window Cleaning Certification Institute (IWCCI).
The institute's bi-lingual curriculum is based on the ANSI IWCA I-14 Window Cleaning Safety Standard, training window cleaners in proper and safe techniques in ground, low rise and high rise applications.
is very active in the International Window Cleaning Asso ciation, attending International and Regional conventions and seminars.
helped to organize, and was a guest speaker, at the first annual "Ladies Tea" held at the 1999 International Window Cleaning Association
Convention, to recognize the role of professional women in the window cleaning industry,
frequently conducts classes on window cleaning safety training for property management companies and large corporations.
also teaches the safe and proper use of window cleaning equipment at national and regional seminars.
- Cassandra Huffman, Safety Director, Martin's Window Cleaning Corporation
Mr. Esqueda works closely with Martin's Window Cleaning Corporation's Safety Director, Cassandra Huffman, planning and conducting safety meetings and making daily job site inspections.