Aside from working in the Safety and Health field, writing has always been a driving passion. I've practiced the craft by dedicating hours of my professional career to technical manuals and work instructions. In my view, if the language isn't clear and concise, people won't use the guidance. Beyond that, I've dabbled in a short story now and again and even slogged through the writing of a young adult novella (don't cross your fingers to read that one, it's awful). My ah-ha moment came while sitting on my Dad's front porch in late 2018. I was reminiscing about all of the crazy experiences I've had in my career when he stopped me in my tracks. He told me in no uncertain terms that since I've always said I wanted to be a writer, I needed to stop talking about it and do something. After all, I'm not getting any younger.
I hope that A Practical Guide to the Safety Profession: The Relentless Pursuit will entertain while forcing some needed, in-depth conversations about the state of the safety profession.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Control of hazardous energy. Electrical safety. Culture change. Leadership from a safety perspective. Public speaking/training.