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!

Steven Mercer

With decades of experience in some of the world’s harshest places – Afghanistan, Iran and Kuwait to name a few – this Safety Hero…

Kristine Cordell

This Safety Hero explains a powerful ‘formula’ for safety, and why safety is not just about the regulations, but also about our behavior.

Joe P. Gionfriddo

“Make zero safety incidents a core behavioral belief in your life both at home and at work” says…

Jody Walker

“Listen to your workers,” says this Safety Hero, Jody Walker, who shows a true commitment to health and safety.

James Bolinger

To be effective as a safety leader, “Without a doubt, lead by example,” says our latest Safety Hero.

Courtney Bachman

“I didn’t choose my profession, it chose me.” This Safety Hero explains why she loves working in safety.

Maddie Vaughan

This Safety Hero talks about why it’s critical to educate, explain, and listen to others as a safety professional.

Dave Foy

This Safety Hero is committed to practical, sensible safety while improving performance.

Paul Devroomen

See why this Safety Hero’s superpower is keeping things simple, straightforward, and people-focused.

Paul Johnson

As a passionate and dedicated safety professional, our latest Safety Hero is Paul Johnson.

Megan Wendling

This Safety Hero explains why safety is everywhere—and why awareness of your surroundings is key.

America’s Safest Companies

We take a look at and celebrate some of the safest workplaces in America in this week’s Safety Heroes Feature!

Dawn Yates

This Safety Hero talks about a catastrophic explosion that changed her mindset on supporting safety.

Mark Turcotte

Mark Turcotte is a maintenance technician at Advanced Technology Services with over 25 years…

Brian Dunican

This Safety Hero explains why his superpowers are smiling, and positivity day in and day out.

Samuel L. Hawkins Sr.

Learn how this 20 Year Safety Veteran uses communication as his Safety Hero Superpower.

Michael Stefanick

This Safety Hero shares why establishing a culture of safety starts with the involvement of all employees.

John Jandik

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

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…

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…

Shari Lupardus

Safety Hero, Shari Lupardus, is the Health and Safety Manager for Dearborn Mid-West GM Assembly company…

Scott Goodwin

Safety Hero, Robert “Scott” Goodwin, is the Corporate Safety Manager for SSOE Group. With over 24 years of experience in safety…

Dan Junker

Safety Hero, Dan Junker, is the Founder of Automation Rangers. Dan is also a member of the Robotics Industry Association (RIA) Standards Committee and a UL1740 Standards Technical Panel Participant.

Cory Kennedy

Safety 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 safety success.

Joe Arway

Today’s feature centers on Safety Hero Joe Arway. Graduate of Niagra University, he was a member of the US Army, receiving a Bronze Star for his service. Joe has 30 years of experience in all aspects of safety…

Paul Newton

iReportSource hero, Paul Newton, is a Safety Director at Relay Express. He has 45+ years of work experience in the safety field and is retiring in August of 2017.      Why did you choose your profession?   I first started working in law enforcement...

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