Middleton, UK-Nick Martens has joined UK foamer British Vita plc as the executive responsible for health and safety. Martens will report to Vita's main board director with responsibility for these areas. In this "new important role," Martens takes day-to day responsibility for "management and strategic direction of health & safety for employees at Vita's 114 worldwide sites," said a Vita statement. Martens has a masters degree in occupational safety & health and has been vice president of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health. He is a fellow of the institute and a Registered Safety Practitioner. "