“My mission is to help our clients eliminate as many injuries and illnesses as possible.”
With over 30 years of experience in safety consulting, Don works with senior executives and leadership teams to develop a deep understanding of the current state of the organizations approach to exposure and exposure control and to develop strategic safety-driven culture change initiatives based on the underlying concepts found in the Leading with Safety® approach.
Don is regularly requested to provide expert safety mentoring and safety leadership coaching to senior executives, including the C-Suite. Don has coached hundreds of leaders in organizations ranging from domestic railroad operations to multinational chemical corporations. He is a frequent and highly rated speaker at national and international conferences, and company events presenting on subjects ranging from attributes of world class safety, fatality prevention and leveraging safety to trigger culture change.
Among his many accomplishments, Don co-authored the book, The Manager’s Guide to Workplace Safety (Safety in Action Press, 2012) and has contributed to several books, including Leading with Safety, by Thomas R. Krause (Wiley-Interscience, 2005), and The Zero Index, by Colin Duncan (Safety in Action Press, 2012). He has also authored or co-authored numerous articles that have appeared in Construction Safety News, Contingency Planning & Management, Safety and Health, Occupational Hazards, Occupational Health & Safety, Professional Safety, and Pulp & Paper.
Don is a certified safety professional (CSP) and was a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) for over 25 years. He is past president of the Wheatland chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and is a current member of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and the American Society of Safety Professionals.
Don holds master’s degrees in education and environmental health sciences.
Areas of Expertise
- Exposure control
- Leading with Safety® approach
- Safety-driven culture change
- Leadership coaching and training