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Richard Hawk

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Leading safety expert with extensive experience and top entertaining keynote speaker who is known for making safety fun

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Leading safety author &  keynote speaker Richard Hawk has ample experience from all corners of the safety industry. An unusually entertaining speaker, he has spoken for the safety leaders of Fortune 500 companies, and is widely recognized as the world's leading expert on making safety fun.

Richard is the world’s leading expert on making safety fun!

It’s rare to find someone who is both a safety professional and an entertaining speaker and trainer, but Richard fits the bill.

Richard spent 15 years as a safety professional — he spent 10 years as a nuclear power plant safety engineer, and held various other union and nonunion positions — making him relatable to all levels of your organization.

Richard’s expertise also comes from his work with thousands of safety professionals in a wide array of industries, including energy, manufacturing, chemical, construction, healthcare, technology, retail, food services, transportation, government, education and more.

Richard is passionate about safety! He is an avid learner and stays on top of the latest research on behavioral science and how it relates to safety. Richard holds numerous safety and technical certifications. He is the author of five books, including Spice It Up!, and is a columnist for the National Safety Council’s Safety+Health Magazine.

His presentation is not just another boring PowerPoint… Richard engages the audience using props, musical parodies and interactive activities to create sustainable behavioral change that has been proven to reduce accidents. Richard has been speaking on safety for more than 20 years! He’s a repeat speaker at the National Safety Council’s Annual Convention, and has been invited back every year for the past 10+ years.

His depth of knowledge and extensive experience make for content-rich sessions and presentations that are truly enjoyable.

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    Keynote by Speaker Richard Hawk

    Mindfully Safe – Improve Safety Performance By Paying Better Attention

    Being mindful helps you pay better attention to what you’re doing and improves your ability to avoid hazards. Time Magazine calls it “the science of finding focus in a stressed-out multitasking culture.” Google, Nike, Proctor Gamble, hospitals, schools and professional sports teams are just a few of the many organizations who are including this science, mindfulness training, as part of their health & safety and performance programs.

    • Research and real-life results show that mindfulness reduces stress and improves your health. During this inspiring keynote, you’ll learn practical ways to include mindfulness in your daily life (as well as tips on how to begin a mindfulness program at your company for safety leadership audiences)


    Keynote by Speaker Richard Hawk

    Attack Stress at Work – Proven Methods for Handling Stress and Reducing its Impact on Performance

    It’s a fact that in today’s fast-paced world, we are expected to get more done with fewer resources. This kind of stress can affect people’s safety performance. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, stress is a major factor in many accidents.

    • During this in-depth training, participants will learn how to attack stress – the modern epidemic. Whether it’s stress due to a frantic work schedule or unexpected life changes, they will discover proven ways to handle day-to-day stressors. And, the workshop itself is a great stress reliever because it’s so much fun!


    Keynote by Speaker Richard Hawk

    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.


    Keynote by Speaker Richard Hawk

    Crackerjack Coaching – Inspire Your Employees to Perform Like Safety Superstars!

    The best safety and health professionals don’t just tell employees to “do this” and “don’t do that.” Instead, they use coaching techniques that inspire people to excel, and when necessary they counsel them without causing resentment. They are “Crackerjack Coaches!”

    • During this fun and interactive talk, Richard will reveal what exceptional safety leaders do to stimulate world-class safety performance using powerful coaching techniques. Attendees will learn valuable skills that allow them to be a “Crackerjack Coach” – a coach with marked excellence.


    Keynote by Speaker Richard Hawk

    Create a Vibrant Safety Culture – Lead the Way to an Accident‐Free Workplace

    Leaders face a special set of challenges when it comes to safety performance. Not only do they have to understand a wide array of safety requirements, but they also need to possess the social skills to influence people to perform better.

    • This engaging training session helps leaders develop those skills and create a vibrant safety culture that everyone will buy in to. Participants will learn how to increase their influence as a safety leader and better inspire employees to take to heart their company’s safety and health values.


    Keynote by Speaker Richard Hawk

    Just Imagine! – Innovative Ideas to Keep Your Safety Program Fresh and Alive

    This mental workout will give you the power and the skills to create safety and health campaigns guaranteed to pump-up your employees. Let Richard take you on a surprising and wonderful ride that will strengthen your amazing imagination and hone your creativity. A stronger imagination will not only make you a better problem solver, but also give you the passion, know-how and ideas to revitalize all aspects of your safety program.

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