Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Article credit: Cindy Palmer

4/14/20233 min read

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Dan Hughes
Dan Hughes
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Whether or not you consider it, safety is a key factor in success - particularly for companies and business owners.

Accidents may happen, but many are preventable.

Regulatory knowledge, implementation, and enforcement should not be compromised for any reason. Assessments are also a key factor in ensuring that awareness is customized to the hazards faced based on a worker’s job duties as well as their environment.

Safety isn’t a chore. It’s a way of life.

Failure to plan and to keep safety first and foremost could lead to countless losses.

Money lost by way of fines, workman comp payouts, medical fees, and more.

Man-hours lost (which also means money) due to injury or illness, investigation, broken equipment, or perhaps workplace destruction - resulting not only in those work hours lost but also loss of morale. With that comes a loss of productivity.

Then there are the negative results relating to the worse loss possible - life.

And while a company has to keep the momentum of moving the business forward, this is why it’s important to not put safety on the back burner. Because instead of taking 2 steps forward, a safety infraction or fatality could force them 2 steps back.

While larger companies may have a safety professional on staff, smaller and mid-sized businesses may not have all of the boxes checked off to ensure that their company and employees are in the safest environment possible.

This is where a safety and health consultant comes in handy. They can assess various hazards that most workers and employers take for granted because they are familiar with regulations that are set forth by regulatory standards to help keep workers safe. And if that’s not enough for you to call one in right now, they can also save you a ton of money in the long run.

I would love to take this opportunity to introduce you all to Daniel (Dan) Hughes, a U.S. Army veteran, and certified safety professional (CSP).

Dan joined the Army 6 months after graduating high school and served as an infantry medic for nearly 6 years. And for those of you who don’t know, safety and health go hand in hand.

Fast forward a few years, and Dan was hired by an oil refinery and chemical plant where he worked his way up from laborer to equipment operator, then process unit operator back to laborer. As you may have expected, this industry has more than its fair share of accidents. He has witnessed several workplace fatalities that deeply affected him - increasing the impact that safety has in his life.

He was given the opportunity to get into safety and health and emergency response a few years later, but a little over a decade after that, he was laid off and had difficulty finding employment. This is when he started his first consulting business which was fairly successful until he was offered a full-time position as a construction safety manager. 21 years later, he retired as a senior safety director.

But, as anyone who truly lives safety to their core knows, safety doesn’t just stop - not even for retirement. His passion for safety still burns strongly, and he’s not ready to stop his passion after nearly 40 years. And while he’s felt accomplished in what he’s contributed so far, he’s got many, many years left to dedicate to his life-long passion.

So Dan started his second veteran-owned business - Peak Safety Solutions Incorporated.

Peak Safety Solutions offers a variety of services - perfect for any business who wants to ensure the health and safety of their employees. He offers valuable safety and health consulting to include training, short term projects for construction safety oversight, investigations, expert witness, leadership engagement, audits and inspections, and safety program reviews. But that’s not all. He can offer practically any service a potential client may need to improve their safety and health atmosphere in a multitude of industries.

While he is located in central Indiana, he’s willing to travel to any location. To him, safety and health is about making an impact in people’s lives. His ultimate goal is to help others make it home safely. Not just today, but every day.

Experience, integrity, and heart. This veteran-owned business has it.

To hear more about Peak Safety Solutions as well as Dan’s impressive background and journey, various businesses and life tips, as well as resources, check out the full interview on our YouTube Channel. You’ll be glad you did!

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