RICHARD HAWK Educator, Safety Engineer, Author, Making Safety Fun and Entertaining
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Richard Hawk is the world’s leading authority on improving workplace safety by making safety fun.
For more than 30 years, Richard Hawk has helped a wide variety of companies develop world-class safety cultures and shown audiences around the world how to live healthier and happier lives.
It’s rare to find someone who is both a safety professional and an entertaining speaker and trainer, but Richard fits the bill. He is in high demand for annual meetings, conferences and seminars and is a popular keynote speaker at the National Safety Council’s Annual Congress & Expo, the largest annual safety convention in the U.S.
Richard Hawk has trained thousands of supervisors, managers and employees at organizations such as Exxon/Mobil, Shell, Nestle Purina and McNeil Consumer Healthcare. He has been a featured speaker at international conventions for Fortune 500 companies and presented to engineers and plant managers in India, CEO’s from Canada, and Japanese technicians with Westinghouse.
Before starting his own business, Richard gained 10 years of practical experience as a safety engineer and management trainer in the nuclear power industry. His experiences as a union and nonunion employee, line worker and manager, safety leader and now successful business owner, give him the insight to relate to people at all levels, from employees to CEOs, truck drivers to scholars.
Richard Hawk studies brilliant people and passes on what he learns to his audiences. While his depth of knowledge and extensive experience make for content-rich sessions, he also draws on his theater and music background to deliver presentations that are truly enjoyable. An accomplished guitarist and singer-songwriter, he weaves original songs and parodies into his talks and seminars. He also uses all kinds of props, prizes and audience participation throughout each session.
Richard stays on the leading edge of the safety industry. He holds numerous safety and technical certifications from various organizations, including the National Safety Council, ASSE, INPO and NRRPT.
Richard’s weekly Safety Stuff e-zine, first published in 1999, serves as a clearinghouse for the best ideas from thousands of safety professionals around the globe. Richard Hawk also has created several safety and health products, such as the Safety Puzzle Pak and Fun Flyers, and authored several books on safety and health, including Spice It Up! 52 Easy Ways to Turn Your Safety Meetings From Bland to Grand, The Safety Leader’s Guide Book and 250 Super Bright Safety Meeting and Promotional Ideas. Richard Hawk has also written and produced three music CDs, and produced and starred in the DVD Chill Out When You’re Stressed Out, filmed before a live audience at NASA.
- Inspires life-changing behaviors
- Provides real-life solutions to obstacles that can hold you back from creating spectacular safety and health programs
- Does more than just entertain, he educates
- Helps employees focus better, both on and off the job
- Makes safety fun!
Richard is a one-of-a-kind thought leader. An internationally recognized authority in the safety field, he is in high demand for annual meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops, and in-house training and promotional programs.
Richard Hawk does more than just engage, inspire and entertain people. His depth of knowledge and extensive professional safety & health experience make for content-rich sessions. Audiences leave with practical takeaways – tips and techniques that can be applied immediately back on the job, such as the four innovative tactics guaranteed to get employees involved in a new safety campaign.
Richard’s programs are truly enjoyable. He has a unique talent for taking serious and often technical topics and giving them an innovative twist to make them lively and captivating. Drawing on his music and theater background, he weaves original songs and parodies into his talks and uses props, prizes and audience participation throughout each session.
Richard’s most popular keynote topics can be tailored to your organization’s specific needs and objectives:
Find Your Focus
How to Reduce Accidents and Mistakes by Paying Better Attention
In today’s fast-paced world, lack of focus and mental distractions are a major root cause of accidents. Every year, un-focused acts cost billions of dollars in damage and injury. “Find Your Focus” combats this problem by giving participants the tools to concentrate better, heighten their attention to detail and effectively manage distractions. The end result? A safer workplace.
Great Leaders Make Safety Fun!
Using Your Influence to Create a Vibrant Safety Culture
Leaders at Southwest Airlines, Google, Raytheon and other world-class companies know that when employees are in a good mood and enjoy their work – in other words, having FUN– they perform better. That means they make fewer mistakes and have fewer accidents. In this engaging program, leaders will learn how toe leverage their influence to reduce employee apathy, encourage safe behavior and instill a stronger team spirit. Participants will discover new ideas they can put into action right away to create safety campaigns employees will love.
The Future of Safety
A Hawk-Eye View of New Trends on the Safety Horizon
During this insightful presentation, Richard Hawk shares what is on the horizon for the safety and health field and how you and your company can take advantage of emerging trends. Richard’s work with dozens of companies in a wide array of industries every year allows him to see firsthand what is new, what is developing and what isn’t working with respect to safety. Find out everything you and your team need to know to keep your safety program on the leading edge.
Bring It On Home!
Powerful Inspiration for Living a Safe and Healthy Life
According to the National Safety Council, “U. S. workers are safer on the job than in their homes or communities. Nearly all of workers’ unintentional fatalities and more than 70 percent of disabling injuries occur off the job. For every two workplace injuries, there are five off-the-job injuries.” During this engaging and convincing presentation, Richard Hawk moves audiences to change their day-to-day habits while they are away from the job. He offers practical, easy-to-remember tips and techniques to replace dangerous and unhealthy habits with behaviors for a safer and healthier life. Safer habits at home lead to safer habits at work. Improve the safety and productivity or your company or organization; call us today to book Richard Hawk as a safety speaker.
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