Safety Heroes

Recognizing and Celebrating Safety Professionals for All They Do

Superman has limitless speed and strength. Spiderman scales walls. These heroes undoubtedly keep cities safe, but they happen to be fiction. In the real world, there are very real heroes walking among us – often going unrecognized. These are our Safety Heroes.

It is these heroes that fervently establish safe work environments – that ensure the companies we work for remain viable. They protect our friends and family, allowing them to return home at the end of each shift.

Want to hear more about their superpowers? Read below to find out!

Dirrick Simmons

This Safety Hero opens up about his desire to help people, and how the safety profession allows for just that.

Angela Buckalew

This Safety Hero shares why safety training can (and should) be fun, convenient, and affordable.

Will Kraft

This Safety Hero explains why safety cannot be accomplished separately from the work but must be an integral part of the work itself.

Jay Ising

Here we interview Jay Ising, our latest Safety Hero who has been a career firefighter in southern Indiana for 15 years.

Linda Light

With over 20 years of occupational health and safety experience, Linda Light provides safety solutions for industries ranging from healthcare to hospitality, education, manufacturing and more.

Jamey Ramer

Safety Hero, Jamey Ramer, is the Safety Manager for Weyerhaeuser’s Lumber Mill in Dodson, Louisiana. With more than 14 years of experience in safety across multiple industries, he has constantly revitalized safety cultures. Since arriving in 2015, Jamey has completely changed the culture from a mill who suffered numerous recordable injuries each year, to a mill winning multiple safety awards in 2016. The company went an entire year injury free for the first time ever under his leadership.

Shari Lupardus

Safety Hero, Shari Lupardus, is the Health and Safety Manager for Dearborn Mid-West GM Assembly company. With over 13 years of experience in safety and the diverse skillset she earned in the Laborers Union, she has contributed as a CHST across multiple industries. An alumna of West Virginia University Safety program, Shari has continuously emphasized education in safety in order to form safer work environments.

Scott Goodwin

Safety Hero, Robert “Scott” Goodwin, is the Corporate Safety Manager for SSOE Group. With over 24 years of experience in safety, Scott helps support over 1200 employees in over 30 offices in 7 countries providing all safety services. Scott is a Lieutenant Firefighter...

Dan Junker

  iReportSource hero, Dan Junker, is the Founder at Automation Rangers.  Dan is also a member of the Robotics Industry Association (RIA) Standards Committee and a UL1740 Standards Technical Panel Participant. Why did you choose your profession? I did...

Cory Kennedy

  iReportSource hero, Cory Kennedy, is a Senior Manager of Safety, Training & Operational Excellence at Teespring in Hebron, Kentucky. Cory has an action-oriented, results-seeking mindset that drives his succcesses within the safety field. Why did you...

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