Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus
The Safety Consultant Podcast with Sheldon Primus is your weekly guide to starting or growing a profitable occupational safety and health consulting business. Do you feel that your knowledge would be better served, if you are your own boss? Your knowledge can help more people improve their workplace safety. Most of what you know may be wasting in a job that limits what you can do for the overall health and safety of workers. Now is the time to start your own safety consulting business!
Construction vs. Maintenance for OSHA Compliance
November 23, 2020 • 24 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the legal definitions for Construction and Maintenance for OSHA compliance. This distinction is a difficult one, but very important for choosing the correct Code of Federal Regulations.
Private FB vs. Business LinkedIn
November 16, 2020 • 19 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon speaks about the dilemma of having business people on your Facebook. He talks about thoughts on having business and pleasure separate with Facebook and LinkedIn. 
BBS and HOP My Thoughts
November 9, 2020 • 33 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon goes over the 5 principles of HOP and BBS. He then reveals which he prefers and why.
Election and Healthcare Episode with Ken Primus
November 2, 2020 • 36 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon talks with his older brother, Ken Primus, about the healthcare administration industry and how to market your consulting business to skilled care facilities. They also speak about COVID-19's effect on the healthcare industry. Then Sheldon and Ken give some thoughts about what to expect with election results for regulations.
Kathy Trahan, CEO and President of Alliance Safety Council Part 2
October 29, 2020 • 43 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon continues his conversation with Kathy Trahan of Alliance Safety Council. They speak about the corporate culture of Alliance, the COSS program, and how safety consultants and trainers can promote themselves to safety councils.
Kathy Trahan, President and CEO of Alliance Safety Council Part 1
October 26, 2020 • 51 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon speaks to Kathy Trahan, the President and CEO of the Alliance Safety Council. This is part 1 of 2 episodes with Kathy. We learn about her life before the safety council, being in production as an instrumentation tech, and her passion for the business. Tip of the Week: Get your self prepared for when opportunity hit.
Blair Boyd, Host of Safer than your Average podcast Part 2
October 22, 2020 • 44 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon continues the conversation with Blair Boyd of Safer than your Average podcast. Blair is from Scotland UK and they speak about his journey in the safety world, getting safety training while working, and contrasts between US OSHA and the UK system for safety regulations. They also speak about the IOSH oranization and his podcast Safer than the Average.
Blair Boyd, Host of Safety than the Average podcast
October 19, 2020 • 50 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon speaks with Blair Boyd of Safer than your Average podcast. Blair is from Scotland UK and they speak about his journey in the safety world, getting safety training while working, and contrasts between US OSHA and the UK system for safety regulations.
OSHA Update October 2020
October 12, 2020 • 28 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon gives an update on what is happening with OSHA and the COVID-19 citations. He also goes over the new happenings with OSHA and other regulations.
Zoom Overview
October 5, 2020 • 26 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over how to use the Zoom platform to do video conferencing and webinars for your own business.
Jill James, The Chief Safety Officer at Vivid Learning System Episode 2
October 1, 2020 • 42 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon continues the conversation with Jill James, the Chief Safety Officer of Vivid Learning Systems and the host of the Accidental Safety Pro podcast. They speak about Jill's practice of Reiki, an alternative medicine practice of laying on of hands to realign the energy of patient from the practitioner. Both Jill and Sheldon are meditators and Jill provides a special meditation for the safety consultant to help get them centered and refreshed. After the guided meditation, Sheldon and Jill speak about how to become a Subject Matter Expert and what is a good one. They finish the episode on inclusion in safety and tips for breaking any glass ceiling that comes your way.
Jill James, Chief Safety Officer Vivid Learning System
September 28, 2020 • 53 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon speaks with Jill James, the Chief Safety Officer of Vivid Learning Systems and the host of The Accidental Safety Pro podcast. This is episode 1 of 2 where they speak about Jill's journey as a safety professional and her time with the Minnesota OSHA state program. They also give tips for active consultants for inspections, audits, informal conferences, and settlement agreements. Jill gives tips to the safety consultant and conforts the active OSHA inspector during the trying COVID-19 times. Don't miss this episode.
The Learning Team Part 2
September 24, 2020 • 36 MIN
In this week, Sheldon continues the talks with authors of the new book "The Practice of Learning Teams: Learning and improving safety, quality and operational excellence.", with foreword by Dr Todd Conklin released August 2020 (ISBN: 9798665374321, Sutton, McCarthy and Robinson: Pre-Accident Investigation Media). https://swiy.io/POLT In the book Dr Todd Conklin states: "The Practice of Learning Teams will become a powerful resource in changing the way organizations learn and improve their operations. This book is easy to read and full of great concepts that can be used as soon as you read them. I love a book where you read an idea in the morning and try the same idea that very afternoon." From the Author Brent Sutton A Learning Team is notable because it encourages organizations to obtain and consider different perspectives and angles of functional diversity to define a problem in a group context. The different perspectives that emerge from a Learning Team group demonstrate that no one person holds all the knowledge needed to solve complex problems. Glynis McCarthy The purpose and principles of Learning Teams resonate with my Adult Learning beliefs. In Learning Teams, I see an inherent opportunity for enhanced worker learning. I also see the opportunity to support a positive learning culture. Learning Teams provide a dual opportunity for both workers and the organization to learn from everyday work. Brent Robinson Learning Teams as a way to facilitate and capture knowledge from the people doing the work are a perfect match for Lean. Lean can provide tools to capture and disseminate knowledge across the organization and by applying the PDCA cycle the learning culture will become embedded across the organization.
The Learning Teams: Episode 1
September 21, 2020 • 44 MIN
In this week, Sheldon talks with authors of the new book "The Practice of Learning Teams: Learning and improving safety, quality and operational excellence.", with foreword by Dr Todd Conklin released August 2020 (ISBN: 9798665374321, Sutton, McCarthy and Robinson: Pre-Accident Investigation Media). https://swiy.io/POLT In the book Dr Todd Conklin states: "The Practice of Learning Teams will become a powerful resource in changing the way organizations learn and improve their operations. This book is easy to read and full of great concepts that can be used as soon as you read them. I love a book where you read an idea in the morning and try the same idea that very afternoon." From the Author Brent Sutton A Learning Team is notable because it encourages organizations to obtain and consider different perspectives and angles of functional diversity to define a problem in a group context. The different perspectives that emerge from a Learning Team group demonstrate that no one person holds all the knowledge needed to solve complex problems. Glynis McCarthy The purpose and principles of Learning Teams resonate with my Adult Learning beliefs. In Learning Teams, I see an inherent opportunity for enhanced worker learning. I also see the opportunity to support a positive learning culture. Learning Teams provide a dual opportunity for both workers and the organization to learn from everyday work. Brent Robinson Learning Teams as a way to facilitate and capture knowledge from the people doing the work are a perfect match for Lean. Lean can provide tools to capture and disseminate knowledge across the organization and by applying the PDCA cycle the learning culture will become embedded across the organization.
Linda Martin, PhD The Lorax
September 14, 2020 • 68 MIN
In this episode, I talk to Linda Martin, PhD, the Lorax! She and Sheldon speak about her helping others by mentoring, her imposter syndrome and the many other safety and health taboo topics!
Michelle Tinsley: GoYellowbird.com
September 7, 2020 • 81 MIN
Sheldon speaks with Michelle Tinsley of Yellowbird a one stop shop for EHS services, solutions, and training. She tells me about the origins of the organization, the marketing and mission of the company. GoYellowbird.com is an easy entrance level for anyone wanting to be in the safety consulting business. About Michelle Tinsley: Michelle Tinsley is the Co-Founder and COO of YellowBird. Prior to founding YellowBird Michelle served as CEO of Tinsley Retail Insights- a consulting firm helping retailers drive actionable innovation to compete with digital disruption, which she formed in January 2018. Michelle has been an angel investor in the Arizona Technology Investors since 2013 and also serves on the Board of Directors for QuikTrip. Michelle has served in a variety of roles over a 26-year career at Intel including 18 years in Finance with her last role as the mini “CFO” of what is today’s IOT business. She then served 6 years in General Management/strategy roles and 9 months in Sales Leadership. On the personal side, she received her Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Oregon in Marketing & Finance, and an MBA from Arizona State University. She is happily married with two sons, they enjoy hiking as a family on the weekends. About YellowBird: YellowBird is an online marketplace that simply and easily connects Environmental Health and Safety Professionals with businesses on-demand. Our vetting process ensures the deep roster of nationwide professionals are interviewed, background checked, insured, and certified so they are ready to perform when needed. YellowBird uses technology to save companies 25% and match professionals with projects 15X faster than traditional consultants or staffing agencies.
Jennifer Wenzel: Vocation Creation
August 31, 2020 • 77 MIN
In this episode, I interview Jennifer Wenzel from Vocation Creation. We speak about instructional design, ways to ensure your training meets the ADDIE model and more. We even speak about the hidden techniques of Bloom Taxonomy.
Jez Groom- Cowry Consulting
August 24, 2020 • 66 MIN
In this episode Sheldon and Jez speaks about behavioral science for the workplace. With over 10 years of experience of practically applying behavioural science in business, Jez has established himself as one of the world's leading practitioners in the field. As a pioneer, Jez has always been on the frontlines of behavioural science, from being instrumental in the team that used murals of babies faces to fight crime in Woolwich, to changing handwashing behaviour in a pig abattoir in Santiago to painting pink walls to reduce unsafe behaviour on a construction site for Shell on the South Bank of London. As an author of his latest book : Ripple - The big effects of small behaviour changes in business, Jez has documented the insights, tips and toolkits that can help business people to activate behavioural science at scale within their organisation. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Dept of Psychology at City University, London, working within the MSc programme and is helping bridge the gap between academia and business.
Brenden Kumarasamy: Master Talk YouTube Channel
August 17, 2020 • 51 MIN
Brenden and Sheldon talk about the techniques of speaking, Brenden's story towards speaking mastery, considerations for getting the crowd back on your side and winning the event! Tip of the Week: BREATHE
Jules De Jesus Fritz Part 2
August 10, 2020 • 46 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon and Mariann continues to speak with Jules De Jesus Fritz on self-care, knowing when a project is right and communication with your partner. Tip of the Week: Support your partner as they support you.
Jules De Jesus Fritz Interview
August 3, 2020 • 55 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with Jules De Jesus Fritz about her journey through entrepreneurship. Jules calls her life a surrender experiment where she chooses faith over fear to follow her intuition. After overcoming a terminal diagnosis and then becoming a celebrity makeup artist, Jules and her husband Josh, sold everything to rebuild a new life devoted to sharing blessings and teaching lessons. Their mission with Jules Loves Me is to encourage resilience and hope by sharing their real-life experiences. You can hear these stories and insights on the Jules Loves Me podcast and more Spiritual teachings can be found on the website: www.julesloves.me.
Principles for Adult Education
July 27, 2020 • 41 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon reviews the principles of adult learning from an OSHA voluntary guidance manual.  TOW: Use the Susan Harwood Grant Materials to help with training you clients or workforce. 
Power Generation with Pete Nash Part 2
July 20, 2020 • 31 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon continues to speak with Pete Nash on the safety culture of Power Generation and how to break into the field as a consultant.  Tip of the Week: Safety Consultant Blueprint Live Event! 
Power Generation with Pete Nash Part 1
July 13, 2020 • 45 MIN
This week, Sheldon talks to an old friend, Pete Nash, about safety culture, running operations during the COVID-19 Tip of the Week; Teachable alternative by joining forces with my 501(c)(3) Learning Management System (LMS)
Michael Hartley Interview Part 2
July 6, 2020 • 43 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon continues to speak with Minetell's CEO and Founder Michael Hartley on the application of their system to COVID-19 and other risk management system.  I switched my LMS from Teachable for a new much cheaper service. 
Interview with Minetell.ca Founder and CEO Michael Hartley
June 29, 2020 • 48 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with the Founder and CEO of Minetell, Michael Hartley. They speak about his journey to starting the data company, leading and lagging indicators, safety culture and even touch on a new COVID-19 data system. This is the first of 2 episodes with Michael.  Tip of the Week:  Sheldon gives his 2 new products that have been helping him grow his influence and business. 
Creating Responsible COVID-19 Events
June 22, 2020 • 32 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the thought process of how to set up a responsible COVID-19 event.  Tip of the Week: Strive to do your own events, webinar and everything for more control and money. 
James "Skipper" Kendrick Part 2
June 15, 2020 • 45 MIN
This episode is the continuation of Sheldon's conversation with Skipper Kendrick. They talk about selecting the right job, COVID-19 concerns for consultants and more. 
James "Skipper" Kendrick
June 8, 2020 • 44 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with Skipper Kendrick about safety culture, his path to safety and being a consultant, and safety management systems. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. 
Sam Goodman The HOP Nerd Part 2
June 4, 2020 • 50 MIN
This episode is the continuation of a wonderful interview with Sam Goodman, the HOP Nerd. Sheldon had a great conversation of HOP, BBS, training, and accountability.
Sam Goodman; The HOP Nerd Part 1
June 1, 2020 • 44 MIN
This week Sheldon interviews Sam Goodman, the HOP Nerd about his new book Safety Sucks, HOP University, and his thoughts on HOP vs. BBS.
The Return of Dr. Jay Allen
May 25, 2020 • 73 MIN
Dr. Jay Allen of the Jay Allen Show, Safety FM, and The Rated R Safety Show talks to Sheldon about his early love for radio, his journey building Safety Fm network and the benefits and tips for being a podcaster.
Reopening America's Workplace Virtual Roundtable Part 2
May 20, 2020 • 43 MIN
This was a Roundtable Event with Sheldon Primus, Jake Woolfenden, Abby Ferri, and Keven Yarbrough on how to safely open America's workplace for business. We talk about the considerations needed to protect the workforce from SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVID-19.
Reopening America's Workplace Roundtable Event Part 1
May 18, 2020 • 31 MIN
This was a Roundtable Event with Sheldon Primus, Jake Woolfenden, Abby Ferri, and Keven Yarbrough on how to safely open America's workplace for business. We talk about the considerations needed to protect the workforce from SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVID-19.
Safety Round Table Short
May 14, 2020 • 13 MIN
This short bonus episode is to introduce the speakers of the Safety Roundtable on Thursday, May, 14 7 EST on SafetyFM.tv and SafetyFM.com We are talking about how to safely open up America
Business Continuity Part 2-Touch Profile
May 11, 2020 • 34 MIN
Sheldon continues to talk about safety and health during the pandemic. He introduces the touch profile to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Business Continuity in a Global Pandemic
May 4, 2020 • 34 MIN
This is the first part of multiple sessions to give the consultant or safety professional ideas as to how to safely get workers back to work as stay at home orders are lifted.
Member Coaching Call on a Multi-employer OSHA Informal Conference
April 27, 2020 • 39 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with a member of this group on tips for doing an informal conference with OSHA for a client that is involved in a multi employer citation.  Tip of the week: Learn the OSHA Field Operation Manual and charge accordingly for doing OSHA mitigation. 
OSHA and COVID-19
April 20, 2020 • 34 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon reviews the OSHA and CDC response to regulation and guidelines for COVID 19. He reviews the standards that are affected by the virus on a national and CALOSHA specific manner.  Tip of the Week: If you can do qualitative fit testing, this may be an opportunity to provide this service.
Is this a good time to start a consulting business
April 13, 2020 • 28 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon helps you weigh the options of starting your own business now during this pandamic.  Tip of the Week: Do some research on the OSHA site to find local people that may need consulting services.  
Funding Opportunities during COVID-19
April 6, 2020 • 30 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon reviews the financial options for US freelancers, sole proprietors, and independent contractors. He gives the thoughts for critical thinking on making these big decisions. 
Keven Yarbrough
March 30, 2020 • 85 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon speaks with Keven Yarbrough an ex-OSHA area director and his business partner in ShelBrough Safety, LLC. Keven give tips on speaking, the OSHA mindset for COVID-19 operations, his safety journey, thoughts about informal conferences with OSHA and many more topics.  Tip of the Week: Stay in your own lane. 
COVID-19 Survival for Consultants
March 23, 2020 • 31 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon give some ideas on how to stay employed as a safety consultant during this global pandemic. Additionally, he reviews how out of the box thinking can help with business continuity.  Tip of the week: Meditation and Mindfulness tips
SC 57 Pedro Maciel
March 9, 2020 • 61 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon speaks to Padro Maciel of 1st Safety International and the host of The X-Factor of Safety podcast. They speak about his time in the Navy, transitioning to working in the private sector, then starting his own consulting business. They also speak about Behavioral Based Safety, Human and Organization Performance, what got him to start his business and podcast, and many more things. Tip of the Week: Just do it! Don't let perfectionism stop you from action.
SC 56 Ari Copeland Part 2
March 2, 2020 • 46 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon continues his conversation with Ari Copeland. He gives Sheldon a few ideas of Psychological Safety considerations for employees in the workforce. Ari is a Trans-man and gives his experience in the workforce through his stages of transformation.
Special Announcement COVID 19
March 1, 2020 • 23 MIN
In this special announcement episode, Sheldon give some tips for business continuity for the COVID-19 virus. This is not medical advice, but a starting point of conversation.
SC 55 Ari Copeland Part 1
February 24, 2020 • 37 MIN
This episode is part 1 of a 2 part episode with Sheldon's good friend Ari Copeland. Ari is an operations specialist with Black & Veatch in the Water and Wastewater field. They speak about assessing safety cultures, working with utilities, and speaking up when you see at risk behavior.
SC 54 Online Courses
February 17, 2020 • 38 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the benefits of starting your own online academy. Online courses will help you get your business more visibility. He also shares detailed tips to how to use your courses in many different ways for revenue.
SC 53 Safety Justice League Episode 2
February 10, 2020 • 40 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon continues the conversation with the Safety Justice League, but they ask him some questions on growing their business. Sheldon goes over using Google Adwords, Facebook and Google pixels, and other means of SEO and email marketing.
SC 52 Safety Justice League Episode 1
February 5, 2020 • 58 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon interviews the Safety Justice League: Abby Ferri, Jason Lucas, Jason Maldonado, and Nathan "Redbeard" Braymen. They tell him about how they got the name, their path to safety, and even answer 2 questions in a round robin manner as they do in the Ask a Safety Pro videos. This is 1 of 2 episodes with this group.
Special Announcement Superbowl Monday
February 3, 2020 • 3 MIN
This mini episode is to announce that I will be interviewing the Safety Justice League on Wednesday February 5th. Hope everyone enjoyed the Superbowl!
SC 51 David Vasquez Interview
January 27, 2020 • 55 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with the former Press Secretary for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, campaign manager for former State Representative Bob Cortez 2016 reelection campaign, and press aide for President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. We speak about is new role with the Koch brother's Stand Together project, how to influence people, communication for business owners, press releases, and appealing to the millennium generation.
SC50 Podcast Episodes Review
January 20, 2020 • 35 MIN
In this 50th episode milestone, Sheldon reviews highlight of favorite topics, interview, and resources. This podcast will give you a good overview of the past episodes and upcoming direction as to how shows will be chosen.
SC 49 Tips to Creating OSHA Compliant Written Programs
January 13, 2020 • 35 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon explains how to create OSHA compliant written programs that are specific for you clients. It is important to create personal and comprehensive written programs to keep the client happy and compliant. Sheldon goes over: Using the NAICS code, OSHA preambles and Compliance letters, Pricing your service, the layout of the written program, and other considerations for growing your business from this one service. Tip of the week: Use the the resources available to you to write programs faster and more comprehensive.
SC 48 5 Tips on Breaking a Slump
January 6, 2020 • 34 MIN
In this week's episode I go over 5 tips on breaking a slump in your mindset and business. When you are in a slump you feel that you may not see the light of day again. These 5 tips will give you what you need to kick start you business again. Tip of the week: Expounds on one of the tips to help leverage bigger companies to help you get your business moving again.
SC 47 2019 Year End Episode
December 30, 2019 • 29 MIN
In this episode, I go over the Good, Bad, and the Ugly of 2019. Good: Teaching the COSS, COSM, and Safe Supervisor courses; Safety FM; Client workloadBad: Losing my father-in-law and mother within 10 days of each other in January 2019; Alzheimer's diseaseUgly: Getting robbed in Houston when someone broke into my rental carI also use the SMART acronym to make my 3 main goals for 2020.
SC 46 Holiday Show with my wife Mariann Primus
December 23, 2019 • 25 MIN
I welcome my wife Mariann Primus back to do a holiday episode. We speak about how we meet, Christmas traditions, and mindset things for consultants during the holidays and me getting robbed in Houston.
SC45 - Demystifying OSHA Part 4
December 17, 2019 • 14 MIN
In this episode, I review the importance of Training for OSHA compliance.
SC44_Demystifying OSHA Part 3
December 9, 2019 • 13 MIN
In this episode, I go over OSHA recordkeeping and the importance that it has for your clients. Also, I give you an overview of written programs and their role for the client. Tip of the week: Go over the OSHA recordkeeping FAQ for a better understanding of the standard and nuances.
SC43 Demystifying OSHA Part 2
December 2, 2019 • 38 MIN
In this episode, I continue the Demystifying OSHA series with a review of the OSHA compliance enforcement playbooks: Field Operation Manual and Compliance Letters. Tip of the Week: Take an OSHA masterclass to help understand how to better serve your clients.
SC42 Demystifying OSHA Part 1
November 25, 2019 • 42 MIN
Have you ever felt lost in the regulations or compliance requirements? Sometimes, trying to find the wording for safety compliance messages is a difficult undertaking. Well, this episode will give you an understanding of how to navigate OSHA to understand the agency, regulations, and compliance concerns. What you don't know can lead to citations.Tip of the Week: Get on the OSHA website and learn your Regional and Local emphasis.
SC41 Kathy Freeman
November 18, 2019 • 34 MIN
In this week's episode I speak to Kathy Freeman a former student of mine about safety consultant vetting and her role as the Director of Safety and Health. We speak about resources she uses, what she looks for when she outsources safety work to consultants. Tip of the week: Check the weather to see if you can do impromptu "weather day" training for clients.
SC40_Edidiong Udoh
November 11, 2019 • 39 MIN
In this week's episode, speak to Edidong Udoh about working in Afganistan and outside of the US. We also discuss the international WhatsApp group that he started. Tip of the Week: Look to see how you can branch out to do international work to grow your business.
SC39_OSHA Update
November 4, 2019 • 34 MIN
In this week's episode, I do an OSHA update as to what is happening related to 2 new executive orders. Also, I go over the new OSHA website.Tip of the Week: Join the OSHA Quicktake newsletter and set up an alert to check the OSHA website at least 1 a month.
SC38_Travis Costello
October 28, 2019 • 64 MIN
In this week's episode, I speak with Travis Costello about the resources he uses for his Houston-based safety consulting firm. We also review tips for proposals, mentorship and many more. Tip of the week: Be a part of your community as a way to give back and for marketing opportunities.
SC37_Interview with Nathan Braymen
October 21, 2019 • 81 MIN
In this week's episode, speak to Nathan Braymen of "Red Beard Safety" and IsItRecordable.com. We talk about networking, safety and health philosophy, marketing, and of course....OSHA recordkeeping. Tip of the Week: Get a headstart with your business while you are still employed by someone else.
SC36_Timothy Attrell
October 14, 2019 • 50 MIN
In this week's episode, I have a coaching call with Timothy Attrell regarding his fatality reenactment service, acting, marketing ideas, and more. Tip of the Week: Utilize all of your talents to create income even if it is not in safety and health.
SC35_Interview with my wife Mariann Primus
October 7, 2019 • 52 MIN
In this week's episode, I have a very special guest....my wife! We talk about life as an business owner and what it's like being married to a consultant or entrepreneur. Tip of the Week: Make sure you and your partner are on the same page for your business.
SC34_Interview with Doug Castro
September 30, 2019 • 72 MIN
In this episode, I speak with Douglas Castro about his safety consulting business, growth, safety and health training, and more. The tip of the week: Find a growth model that works well with you.
SC33_Interview with Phil Landry
September 23, 2019 • 57 MIN
In this episode I speak with Phil Landry of HSE Partnering Solutions on topics such as: Hazardous Material, Safety Management Systems, and being a consultant.
SC32_Tips for Critical Thinking for Safety and Health Decisions
September 16, 2019 • 27 MIN
In this week's episode, I answer a Facebook question from the www.facebook.com/groups/safetyconsultant on Critical Thinking for Safety and Health decisions. Tip of the Week: Take courses to develop your critical thinking skills.
SC31_WordPress Episode
September 9, 2019 • 37 MIN
In this week's episode I walk you through setting up a Wordpress website for an internet presence. Tip of the Week: Back up your website.
SC30_WalletCard
September 2, 2019 • 84 MIN
In this week's episode, I interview Naveen Nand from WalletCard. We speak about may start-up issues, the WalletCard solutions, and a bit about British Columbia. Tip of the Week: Start a Wordpress Website
SC29_What is your WHY
August 26, 2019 • 33 MIN
In this week's episode we talk about the importance of knowing your "Why" for being your own boss and tips to keeping your target right in front of you when times are tough. Tip of the week: Partner with someone that has a matching "Why" drive.
SC28_5 Considerations for growing your businesss through travel
August 19, 2019 • 24 MIN
In this week's episode, I talk about 5 considerations for growing your business through traveling to other states and countries. Tip of the week: Work with the OSHA consultation office to help get work in a new location.
SC27-Meet my mentor Rightor Cobb
August 12, 2019 • 93 MIN
In this week's episode I talk to my mentor Rightor Cobb on many issues related to his thought process as he developed the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) safety designation program, tips for consultants, OSHA Safe and Sound week, and many more EHS topics. Tip of the week: Get a safety designation that fits your needs, but I have a favorite.
SC26-Travel and Per Diem Tips
August 5, 2019 • 28 MIN
In this week's episode I review the considerations for travel and per diem in a proposal. Also, how to make the most of your travel dollar. Tip of the Week: Weekend to weekend travel can save money when buying a flight.
SC25-Email Marketing and More
July 29, 2019 • 37 MIN
In this week's episode, I go over the importance of getting an email list and how to make the most of your list through email marketing, including auto responders. www.sheldonprimus.com/resourceswww.facebook.com/safetyconsultantuswww.facebook.com/groups/safetyconsultantwww.sheldonprimus.com/proposalswww.sheldonprimus.com/ebookTip of the Week: I reveal my provider for doing email marketing.
SC24-10 Speaking Tips to Help You Nail Your Next Presentation.
July 22, 2019 • 24 MIN
In this week's episode, I go over 10 speaking tips to help you knock it out of the park! Tip of the week: Record yourself to analyze your quirks and tendencies.
SC23-Must have tools for the safety consultant and trainer
July 15, 2019 • 30 MIN
In this week's episode, I go over some tools that I use for training and my everyday consulting. Think of it as the "Be Prepared" list. Tip of the week: My secret weapon for prevention and treating any discomfort.
SC22-5 Tips and Trick to having a successful client meeting
July 8, 2019 • 23 MIN
In this week's episode, we go over my 5 tips and tricks to having a successful business meeting. Tip of the Week: A secret 6th tip for having a successful business meeting
SC21_Music Episode and Tip of the Week Review
July 1, 2019 • 32 MIN
In this week's episode, We review some of the past Tips of the Week as we listen to music from the show and beyond. All of which I produced. Music Playlist: ~Bruce Lee Intro~Ride Home~Sci-Tribe~Dream Caller~Forest Echos~Spanish Superfly (Half song)~Bruce Lee (Full Version)Go to www.sheldonprimus.com/music for music downloads
SC20_I talk about LinkedIn and Facebook group and company pages
June 24, 2019 • 31 MIN
In this week's episode, I talk to you about the benefits of starting your own company page and group on LinkedIn and Facebook. Tip of the week: Learn the features of both the mobile and desktop versions of social media.
SC19-We do a mini OSHA compliance masterclass to self-educate.
June 17, 2019 • 26 MIN
In this week's episode, I do an OSHA compliance mini course to give you a path to self-education. Tip of the week; Use the OSHA Unified Agenda to help forecast future services.
SC18-Daily habits to help you maximize your time and efficiency. Also, my gator story.
June 10, 2019 • 29 MIN
In this week's episode we review my daily routine as a consultant and being your own boss. There is a lot of time management and prioritizing activities. We even talk about my gator interaction when I worked for the State of Florida. Tip of the week: Use your calendar and dry erase board to help keep you on track with activities for the day.
SC17-A discussion about business liability, error and omission, auto, and health insurances for your business and your family
June 3, 2019 • 35 MIN
In this episode you will learn the importance of having business liability, Error and Omission, auto, and health insurance for your business and family needs. The Tip of the Week is to utilize your friend and family to help find the right insurance for your needs.
SC16-Learn how to create your own event for promotion and supplemental income.
May 27, 2019 • 34 MIN
In this episode, I show you how to do your own event planning. You will need to pick the right location, promote your event, and create a sales page. This episode will direct you through the process. Tip of the Week: Go do your own seminar at a local venue. Get your name out there.
SC15- Interview with Abby Ferri-Social Media masterclass
May 20, 2019 • 61 MIN
In this episode, I speak with Abby Ferri about her tips on the safety consultant mindset and her influences. Also, we review her tips on how to get your speaking proposals accepted by safety associations. Abby also give a social media masterclass for how to use LinkedIn, Facebook, and other media to your advantage. Tip of the week: Submit a proposal to safety conferences to help promote your business and get more name recognition.
SC14-Tips on Instructional Design
May 13, 2019 • 33 MIN
In this episode, we talk about instructional design as supplemental income for your safety consulting business. I review what questions to ask to develop the scope of work for a detailed quote; Steps for creating a course; Tips on how to make the course comprehensive for the students. Tip of the week: Use the website Upwork.com for finding instructional design work.
SC13-Interview with Jake Woolfenden of Summit Safety Group
May 6, 2019 • 60 MIN
This week I interview Jake Woolfenden of Summit Safety Group. We talk about his journey to being a safety consultant, thought on speaking engagements, considerations for proposals, the systems he uses for managing staff, and having a safety consultant mindset. Tip of the Week: You have to spend money to make money.
SC12-Learn how to use payment management systems for your business
April 29, 2019 • 34 MIN
This week I review the importance of using payment management systems for your business. I go over using PayPal, Square, Stripe, and WooCommerce as tools to collect money for classes or services. Tip of the Week: Use the portable payment processors to upsell services or products live at events.
SC11-Live coaching call with full time RVer and EHS consultant Adrianne Hergert
April 22, 2019 • 48 MIN
This week I do a coaching call Adrianne on tips to help her safety and environmental consulting business. We talk about the best practices for:* When to do free work,* Growing your business and influence through email marketing * Why you should be compensated for your work* Being a full time RVer and running a business* Tips on networking the smart way.Tip of the week:Use Boolean searches to get the most of Google searches and Google Alerts
SC10- Interview with Dr. Jay Allen from SafetyFM.com
April 15, 2019 • 48 MIN
In this episode,​ we talk with Dr. Jay Allen of Safety FM about his path to safety, tips for consulting, and general philosophies of safety and health. Tip of the Week: We use the OSHA.gov website to help our consulting business.
SC9-Interview and Coaching with Allen Woffard-Transitioning from a consultant to working for a company
April 8, 2019 • 35 MIN
In today's episode, I speak with a former student that has transitioned to working his consulting business part-time. We talk about what gave him the initial courage to start his business. Also, we unclose ways to get justification to hire a combustible dust cleaning company to help this current boss.
SC8-Navigating the OSHA website to benefit your business
April 1, 2019 • 39 MIN
In today's episode we learn how to navigate the OSHA.gov website to: Get an understanding of how to plan new services and trainings vet potential clientsProfile specific industriesObtain resources for trainingThe tip of the week will show us an additional OSHA.gov hack for our business and training needs.
SC7-A step by step guide to creating a winning proposal
March 25, 2019 • 31 MIN
The Safety Consultant Podcast episode 7 is all about doing the proposal that will get you hired. It is important to have the client see your proposal as a sample of your future work for them. I will guide you through the process and provide a template for your learning. You can download a sample template at: Proposal TemplateTip of the week: Have your proposal with page numbers, cover page, and in a report cover. 
SC6-Live coaching call with David Daley on structuring a project proposal
March 18, 2019 • 53 MIN
In this episode, you are listening into a live coaching call with Dave. I help Dave get a better understanding of how to structure his proposal for a Permit Required Confined Space Entry project. Tip of the Week: Get a through understanding of the scope of work to better help you structure your pricing model. Get a step by step guidance to starting your safety consulting business at: www.safetyconsultantblueprint.com
SC5-Learn how to become an authorized OSHA trainer for the 10 & 30 hour outreach training
March 11, 2019 • 31 MIN
The Safety Consultant Podcast with Sheldon Primus is your weekly guide to starting or growing a profitable occupational safety and health consulting business.In this week, we will learn how to become an authorized OSHA trainer for the 10 and 30 hour outreach training. Tip of the week: How to revive a dead lead to get the potential client reengaged. Safety Consultant Blueprint Course: http://www.safetyconsultantblueprint.com
SC4-Writing a winning consultant biography and choosing a safety designation
March 10, 2019 • 31 MIN
The Safety Consultant Podcast with Sheldon Primus is your weekly guide to starting or growing a profitable occupational safety and health consulting business.In this episode, we will learn how to make a winning consultant biography. Also, this episode will cover how to choose a safety designation that will suit your experience. Tip of the week: Write off your professional expenses on your Federal Income TaxesSafety Consultant Blueprint Course: http://www.safetyconsultantblueprint.com
SC3-Building a business through the partnership model
March 10, 2019 • 30 MIN
The Safety Consultant Podcast with Sheldon Primus is your weekly guide to starting or growing a profitable occupational safety and health consulting business.In this episode, we will learn how to build your business through the partnership model and writing trade journals. Tip of the week: Reach out to the marketing director or the executive director with your 30 sec. elevator speech.Safety Consultant Blueprint Course: http://www.safetyconsultantblueprint.com
SC2- Choosing a name for your consulting business and domain name
March 10, 2019 • 30 MIN
The Safety Consultant Podcast with Sheldon Primus is your weekly guide to starting or growing a profitable occupational safety and health consulting business.In this week, we will learn how to pick a name that will resonate with your target market. Also, review the importance of securing a domain name right away. Tip of the week: Utilize your business card to the best of your abilitySafety Consultant Blueprint Course: http://www.safetyconsultantblueprint.com
SC1- Podcast Introduction of Sheldon Primus
March 9, 2019 • 30 MIN
The Safety Consultant Podcast with Sheldon Primus is your weekly guide to starting or growing a profitable occupational safety and health consulting business.In this episode, you are introduced to Sheldon's path to becoming a safety consultant.Tip of the Week: Start your safety consulting business; Right Now!