The Realities of Our Safety Profession

The Realities of Our Safety Profession

What does our future as safety and health professionals look like?  Where do we see ourselves in the next 5, 10, 20 years as a profession?  Will the future be more regulations and OSHA compliance?  Or will it be focused on people?  Will it include families?  Will we stick with risk management, or move to human performance?  This session will not only take a long look at where we are today, but explore the current roadmap to see where we’re going.  Do you have the necessary skills for success in the future?

Presenter Skipper Kendrick, CSP

Named by Occupational Hazards magazine as one of the most influential safety leaders of the last decade, James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP has over 40 years’ experience in management, safety, education and training.

Prior to formation of Kendrick Global Enterprises, Skipper was the Director, EHS Training for Textron Inc., Providence R.I.; a Fortune 150 multi-industry conglomerate. As such he was responsible for developing and leading EHS training strategies for businesses in 29 different countries with up to 45,000 employees worldwide.

As Corporate Manager, Industrial Safety and Hygiene for Bell Helicopter, a world leader in helicopter and tiltrotor aircraft production with manufacturing facilities, sales and service centers in the U.S and 30 other countries around the world, he managed a staff of 9 safety and industrial hygiene professionals.

Skipper holds a BS degree in Industrial Technology, with a safety option, from Louisiana State University. He recently received ASSE’s highest honor, that of being named a Society Fellow. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by examination. Skipper holds ASSE’s Certificate in Safety Management and Executive Safety Certificate and has been named 2009 Safety Trainer of the Year. He has been named Safety Professional of the Year at the Chapter, Region and National level. Skipper is also a certified OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He has served as an adjunct instructor for SE Oklahoma State University graduate program in safety management.

He has presented a wide variety of management, leadership, general safety, safety management, workplace training and communication seminars to audiences including Federal and State OSHA, Workers Compensation programs, general industry, educational institutions and trade or professional organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Skipper is the co-author and instructor of Safety Management I & II; required courses for ASSE’s Certificate in Safety Management. He is also a faculty member of the Society’s Executive Safety Certificate program.

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