Richard Hawk

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. Richard Hawk has been in the safety and health field for more than 30 years. He spent 10 of them as a safety professional in the nuclear industry. Richard’s background also includes theater where he toured with acting companies and wrote a musical which was produced by Emerson College in Boston. His depth of knowledge and extensive experience make for content-rich, behavior-changing learning programs that are truly “fun.”

Safety Expert
Richard holds numerous safety and technical certifications from various organizations including the National Safety Council (NSC), the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), and The National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT).  He stays on the leading edge of the safety industry through his interactions with thousands of leaders in hundreds of organizations in a wide array of industries. These include energy, manufacturing, chemical, construction, healthcare, technology, retail, food services, transportation, government, and education.

Safety Industry Author
Since 1999, Richard’s bi-weekly Safety Stuff e-zine acts as a clearinghouse for the best ideas from thousands of safety professionals around the globe. He is the author of four popular books: Spice It Up! 52 Easy Ways Turn Your Safety Meetings From Bland to Grand, The Safety Leader’s Guide Book, Just Imagine!, and 250 Super Bright Safety Meeting and Promotional Ideas. His articles are regularly published in safety magazines, and he is a monthly columnist for the U.S. national safety magazine --Safety & Health.

Safety Speaker, Trainer, and Coach
Richard has a talent for connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and industries. 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 new employees to CEOs, truck drivers to scholars.

He has been a featured speaker at international conventions for Fortune 500 companies’ safety leaders; he’s presented to engineers and plant managers in India and Dubai, Canadian CEO’s as well as Japanese technicians. He has been a popular keynote speaker three times at the NSC’s Annual Congress & Expo, the largest annual safety convention in North America.

To book safety speaker, Richard Hawk call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

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    Safety

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    Pennsylvania

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    $10,000 - $15,000

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Motivational Safety Speaker Richard Hawk Giving Focus Keynote Talk, Oct 2014

Fun and Inspiring Safety Speaker Richard Hawk—Talk Medley

It’s rare to find someone who is both a safety professional and an entertaining speaker and trainer. Richard Hawk has been in the safety and health field for more than 30 years. He spent 10 of them as a safety professional in the nuclear industry. Richard’s background also includes theater where he toured with acting companies and wrote a musical which was produced by Emerson College in Boston. His depth of knowledge and extensive experience make for content-rich, behavior-changing learning programs that are truly “fun.”

Safety Expert
Richard holds numerous safety and technical certifications from various organizations including the National Safety Council (NSC), the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), and The National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT).  He stays on the leading edge of the safety industry through his interactions with thousands of leaders in hundreds of organizations in a wide array of industries. These include energy, manufacturing, chemical, construction, healthcare, technology, retail, food services, transportation, government, and education.

Safety Industry Author
Since 1999, Richard’s bi-weekly Safety Stuff e-zine acts as a clearinghouse for the best ideas from thousands of safety professionals around the globe. He is the author of four popular books: Spice It Up! 52 Easy Ways Turn Your Safety Meetings From Bland to Grand, The Safety Leader’s Guide Book, Just Imagine!, and 250 Super Bright Safety Meeting and Promotional Ideas. His articles are regularly published in safety magazines, and he is a monthly columnist for the U.S. national safety magazine --Safety & Health.

Safety Speaker, Trainer, and Coach
Richard has a talent for connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and industries. 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 new employees to CEOs, truck drivers to scholars.

He has been a featured speaker at international conventions for Fortune 500 companies’ safety leaders; he’s presented to engineers and plant managers in India and Dubai, Canadian CEO’s as well as Japanese technicians. He has been a popular keynote speaker three times at the NSC’s Annual Congress & Expo, the largest annual safety convention in North America.

To book safety speaker, Richard Hawk call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

WORKSHOPS 

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! 

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. 

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. 

Spice It Up! Practical Ways to Turn Your Safety Presentations from Bland to GRAND!
Let’s face it...safety meetings have a reputation for being boring. But they don’t have to be! Using the time-tested techniques in Spice It Up, your safety leaders can deliver captivating, compelling and memorable safety meetings that will promote safe behavior and reduce accidents. Participants will master various presentation skills and learn dozens of ways to take even the most mundane topic (even hazmat and confined space training) and turn it into an exciting learning experience. No more napping in your safety meetings! 

KEYNOTES

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, unfocused 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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Health, Quality & Safety Manager, FlagshipPDG

“I was at the NSC conference in Anaheim and I attended your presentation on "Creating a Vibrant Safety Culture" and was VERY IMPRESSED! Your style of presentation was the best I have ever seen. I was scheduled to attend a second session that day by another presenter, but chose to stay for your "Spice It Up" session. I made a good choice. The techniques that you shared will definitely make a difference in my upcoming training sessions. I particularly like the info that you give on how the mind works with the adult learner and your encouragement to move towards the "crazy & out there" line in trying new ideas. Thank you Soooo much for your help. It is very evident that you spend a lot of time in preparation. You are a Master at what you do. Thank you for blessing my day of training and the training of those who I will train in the years to come! For me you were the highlight of the NSC conference.”

Engelberth Construction

“I heard Richard speak at the New Hampshire Safety Council Conference this year. He was a refreshing change from the norm! I have tried his prop use suggestion and have received great results. I look forward to information on how I can get a seminar going in my area.”

Suncor Energy

“Thank you for making our annual offsite event something truly special. You listened to our needs as a company and were incredibly creative and flexible in terms of structure and scheduling.”

Director of Safety Programs, NRECA

“Richard, It was a pleasure meeting you and spending a little time w you at the safety summit. I wanted to thank you so much for doing an outstanding job this last week. 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 creditability with everyone. Thanks Again for a great-great job.”

S&W Ready Mix

"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."
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