Loss Control Director, Region II, MS, CSP, WCP®
“I learned at an early age the tragic consequences of unsafe behavior—as a 20-year-old paramedic responding to calls for help, I quickly realized that human failure is behind the majority of injuries. Too often people rely on luck and are quick to say, “It was just an accident.” As a safety professional I know there are no accidents, only predictable outcomes. When an individual or organization adopts this principle, unsafe behaviors decrease, hazard assessment improves, and injuries are reduced. No one wants to be hurt, but many do not understand how preventable injuries really are.”
“An organization must foster a culture that does not accept injuries as inevitable. Support from top management all the way down to the newest employee is required. All phases of business, from human resources policies to production quotas to workplace conditions, must be managed with hazard prevention and safe behaviors as the paramount consideration. This will lead to increased productivity, improved morale, and reduced costs.”
Randy has over 40 years of experience working in industries where safety is critical to success. He spent six years in emergency medicine, 14 years as an active-duty military pilot, and three years as a commercial airline pilot. Randy is the former president of Maine Safety Professionals, Inc., a safety consulting service—with a specialty in the transportation and construction industries—for businesses in Maine since 2003. For over ten years he taught aviation safety at a major university. Randy is a Certified Safety Professional, and has earned the certified Workers' Compensation Professional (WCP®) designation from AMCOMP. He is also an authorized instructor in the OSHA Construction and General Industry Outreach Training Programs. Randy holds a Commercial Pilot's License with an Airline Transport Pilot Rating, as well as a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical administration from Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri and holds a master’s degree in aviation science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.