Richard Hawk

Richard Hawk

The World's Leading Expert on Making Safety Fun!
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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.

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.

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 to leverage their influence to instill a spirit of fun in your company’s safety culture. Richard Hawk, world-renowned expert on making safety fun, uses stories, props, songs and innovative interactions to share what he’s learned from working with hundreds of leaders in all kinds of industries. Audiences can’t help but have fun while they discover new ideas they can put into action right away.

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. Don’t get left behind! Find out everything you and your team need to know to keep your safety program on the leading edge.

YOU POWER!: Using your personal energy to stimulate world-class safety performance
Discover habits and skills that will make you a more powerful safety leader. You’ll learn how to spread your personal energy throughout your company and community to make good things happen. You’ll leave with the YOU POWER! know-how to improve your companies’ safety performance.


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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, he 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. While his depth of knowledge and extensive experience make for content-rich sessions (Richard spent 10 years as a safety professional in the Nuclear Industry), he also draws on his theater and music background to deliver presentations that are truly enjoyable.

Richard’s expertise also comes from his interactions with thousands of leaders in hundreds of organizations in a wide array of industries, including energy, manufacturing, chemical, construction, healthcare, technology, retail, food services, transportation, government and education. He holds numerous safety and technical certifications from various organizations including the National Safety Council and stays on the leading edge of the safety industry. He has been a popular keynote speaker at the NSC’s Annual Congress & Expo, the largest annual safety convention in the U.S.

Richard has a talent for connecting with people from diverse backgrounds. 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. His experiences as a union and nonunion employee, 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’s weekly Safety Stuff e-zine, first published in 1999, acts as a clearinghouse for the best ideas from thousands of safety professionals around the globe. He has authored several books on safety including– Spice It Up! 52 Easy Ways Turn Your Safety Meetings From Bland to Grand, The Safety Leader’s Guide Book and 250 Super Bright Safety Meeting and Promotional Ideas.

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"Richard, It was a pleasure meeting you and spending a little time with you at the safety summit. I wanted to thank you so much for doing an outstanding job. I received a lot of positive feedback on your presentations and I know our membership gained a lot of valuable insight from you --- you also carried credibility with everyone. Thanks Again for a great-great job."

"You not only lived up to my expectations, you far exceeded them. Practical, insightful, funny and moving. Words can't even do justice to the information you gave us this week. You have inspired me to inspire others, as well as look at the way I handle things at work and in life. I can truly say that meeting you has altered my life in a way that is hard to explain."
--S&W Ready Mix

"So there again, you've made a very powerful impact! Keep up the awesome work!!!"
--Johnson Space Center

"We asked Richard to make a change in the program the night before, and he did without a moment's hesitation. It went great!"
--US Sugar Corporation

"Richard was a refreshing change from the norm! I have tried his prop use suggestion and have received great results."
--Engelberth Construction

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