Larry Curtis CHSM

Larry Curtis is Executive Director, Institute for Safety and Health Management    www.ishm.org

Larry, a retired Naval Officer, has been the Executive Director of ISHM since July of 2007. Since that time the organization has enjoyed steady growth. Prior to ISHM, Larry was founder and manager of Construction Risk and Safety Management associates a Risk Management Consulting business established in 2003. Larry started this business after several years as a senior Risk Specialist with a major insurance company which he joined after many years as a project safety manager for a large construction company in the southeast US. He is an active member of local Veteran’s organizations and is Chairman of the Yuma Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Committee.

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Get off the EHS island: Translate the lofty ideals set by the C-Suite into real-world scenarios that workers understand

Whether you work in Aviation, Mining or the Zoo Industry, the EHS Department is often caught in the middle between the C-Suite and everybody else in the company.


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How to avoid knee-jerk, last-minute training

Do the right employees receive training? This relatively simple question can lead to confusion, contention, hurt feelings and boardroom brawls as the competition for scarce resources heats up.


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The value of professional certification

The number of available professional certifications, and the number of certified professionals, has been increasing at a very rapid rate.


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The culture of cash flow

It’s easy to turn a blind eye to it

The Penn State topic is way too complicated to sort out in a short email. (It may never be fully understood). At one time I worked for a large construction company that had a good safety culture, yet when there was an issue of challenging a client on unsafe procedures the construction company always backed down.


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Are you a “chief listening officer?"

Press the flesh and take your info to management
Why does safety get scrutinized in a way I don’t see human resources and quality professionals going under the microscope?


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Safety: have we lost our focus?

I try to stay abreast of the safety profession by reading several magazines and websites monthly. In addition, I am fortunate to talk to a number of highly skilled safety mangers on a frequent basis and I blatantly pick their brains as much as possible.


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Is there a glass ceiling for safety professionals?

The idea for this discussion came about a few months back when I was talking with a fellow safety professional. He has been a Corporate Safety Director and a Global Safety Director for several years and he told me that he would like to be a VP of Safety before he retires.
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