Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus
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!
Stay Sharp: The Power of Continuous Education in Maintaining Certifications
May 15, 2024 • 11 MIN
In this essential episode of the "Safety Consultant Show with Sheldon Primus," we dive into the critical role of continuous education in the world of safety and health professionals. Discover why staying updated with the latest knowledge and maintaining certifications is not just a regulatory requirement but a strategic advantage for any safety business. What You'll Learn: The Importance of Certifications: Understand how certifications can impact your credibility and authority in the safety industry. Benefits of Continuous Education: Learn how ongoing learning can enhance your skills, keep you compliant with industry standards, and introduce you to new, innovative safety practices. Navigating Recertification: Get insights into the recertification process and how to manage it without disrupting your busy schedule. Real-World Applications: Hear examples of how continuous education has helped professionals stay ahead in their careers and the positive impact on their businesses. Key Takeaways: Stay compliant and competitive by keeping your certifications current. Use continuous education as a tool for personal and professional growth. Strategies to integrate learning into your daily routine without feeling overwhelmed.
Unlocking the Power of Proposals
May 7, 2024 • 42 MIN
Welcome to the Safety Consultant Show where we demystify the art of winning proposals and empower consultants to elevate their game. Join host Sheldon Primus as we delve into the strategies, insights, and best practices that can turn your proposals from ordinary to extraordinary. From mastering the fine art of active listening to crafting compelling project overviews and timelines, each episode is packed with actionable tips to help you win over clients and propel your consulting business to new heights. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this podcast is your ultimate guide to unlocking the power of proposals and achieving success in the competitive world of consulting. Tune in and take your proposal proficiency to the next level!
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024
April 29, 2024 • 25 MIN
Sheldon returns from a month-long vacation in Da Nang Vietnam with a new episode acknowledging Work Day for Safety and Health at Work. He goes over thoughts of how to keep yourself safe whether you have a country with safety regulations or not.
3 Compliance Services to Start Your Consulting Business-Rebroadcast
April 23, 2024 • 27 MIN
Rebroadcast: In this insightful episode of the Safety Consultant Podcast, host Sheldon Primus explores the foundational aspects of launching and sustaining a safety consulting business. He emphasizes three key compliance-related services that are crucial for budding consultants: writing safety programs, conducting audits, and delivering training. Each of these services not only helps businesses comply with safety regulations but also lays the groundwork for a robust safety consulting practice. Sheldon shares practical tips on how to effectively develop these services, tailor them to meet client needs, and position them as entry points for establishing long-term client relationships. Additionally, he provides guidance on setting fair pricing structures and maximizing client engagement through strategic service offerings. Furthermore, Sheldon touches on the broader implications of compliance, encouraging consultants to go beyond mere regulatory adherence to foster a culture of safety within organizations. He distinguishes between compliance and a deeply ingrained safety culture, suggesting that the latter ensures a more sustainable and proactive safety environment. Throughout the episode, he blends technical advice with personal anecdotes, making complex regulatory content accessible and engaging. By subscribing to the podcast, listeners can stay updated with the latest episodes, where Sheldon continues to demystify OSHA compliance and other crucial aspects of the safety consulting industry.
5 Must Have Skills for a Successful Practice-Rebroadcast
April 15, 2024 • 14 MIN
In this rebroadcast episode of "The Safety Consultant Podcast," host Sheldon Primus dives into the essential skills required for a successful safety consulting practice. This engaging episode features Sheldon sharing his insights and experiences in the consulting world, emphasizing the need for creativity, humility, and ingenuity among other key attributes. He describes these skills not only as vital for safety consultants but applicable across various consulting practices, offering listeners a broad perspective on professional development. Sheldon starts the episode by introducing the core discussion of the five must-have skills for consultants. These include creativity for problem-solving and client interactions, humility for accepting feedback and learning, and ingenuity for innovating and adapting to new challenges. Sheldon’s approachable and practical advice makes the podcast a valuable resource for both seasoned consultants and those new to the field. The episode wraps up with a discussion on the importance of perseverance and guilt-free downtime, emphasizing the balance between persistence and personal well-being. Sheldon encourages his listeners to maintain their entrepreneurial spirit while also taking necessary breaks to avoid burnout. This blend of professional guidance and personal insight not only enriches the listener's understanding but also boosts the podcast's appeal to a wide audience.
A Young Man's Journey to Success-Rebroadcast
April 8, 2024 • 27 MIN
In this compelling episode of the Safety Consultant Podcast, hosted by Sheldon Primus, listeners are taken on an inspiring journey through a story of perseverance, transformation, and success in the world of safety consulting. Sheldon narrates the extraordinary tale of an individual's path from humble beginnings, navigating through various life challenges, including a stint in grocery bagging, a leap of faith into the unknown territories of Bible school, and the rigors of working on a garbage truck, to eventually finding a calling in the safety and health field. This episode is not just a story, it's a testament to the power of resilience, the importance of never giving up, and the endless possibilities that come with a change in direction and the pursuit of one's passion in the safety consulting business. As the story unfolds, listeners are offered a glimpse into the strategic decisions and pivotal moments that propelled the protagonist from a state of restlessness to becoming a beacon of authority and an example for anyone doubting their potential in the safety industry. Through the trials of marriage, divorce, further education, and the challenges of balancing family life with career ambitions, this episode beautifully illustrates the journey towards becoming a successful safety consultant. It emphasizes the value of seizing opportunities, continuous learning, and the significance of self-belief. This narrative is not only motivational but also serves as a practical guide for those looking to navigate their path in the safety consulting realm, making it a must-listen for aspiring safety professionals and seasoned consultants alike.
5 Tips to Being the Favorite Instructor-Rebroadcast
April 1, 2024 • 25 MIN
In this episode of the "Safety Consultant Show," hosted by Sheldon Primus, Sheldon shares his expertise on becoming a successful safety consultant, focusing on how to be an engaging and favorite instructor of student. He candidly shares his experiences of returning to on-site instruction, detailing the positive feedback he has received and how it has motivated him to impart his knowledge on becoming a preferred instructor. Sheldon promises to offer five plus tips on achieving this goal, highlighting the necessity of personal growth and adaptation in the ever-evolving field of safety consulting. Diving deeper, Sheldon meticulously outlines his top five tips for becoming a favored instructor, starting with the paramount importance of mastering the subject matter to ensure confidence and credibility in teaching. He advises being prepared for any technological or logistical mishaps, emphasizing the need to bring essential backup equipment and resources. Sheldon also distinguishes between preaching and teaching, advocating for an interactive and engaging teaching style that fosters a conducive learning environment. He underscores the significance of maintaining professionalism and respectfulness, particularly in male-female interactions, to create a comfortable and inclusive atmosphere for all participants. Lastly, Sheldon suggests going the extra mile by helping with the setup and teardown of classrooms, showing dedication and consideration that transcends mere instructional duties. Through these tips, Sheldon aims to equip safety consultants with the skills and attitudes needed to leave a lasting positive impression on their students and ensure a safe and effective learning experience.
4 Support Pillars for Consulting-Rebroadcast
March 25, 2024 • 17 MIN
4 Pillars of Support for Consultants. Rebroadcast In this episode of the Safety Consultant Podcast, Sheldon Primus introduces the concept of the four pillars of support crucial for the sustainability and growth of a consultancy business. These pillars are: having a supportive spouse or partner who encourages perseverance, maintaining faith or inner drive that ensures confidence in success, seeking mentorship from experienced individuals who can guide and teach based on their own experiences, and utilizing quality resources to optimize time management and present a professional image. Sheldon emphasizes that these pillars provide a strong foundation for any consultant aiming to succeed in their field, especially in navigating the complexities of OSHA compliance and safety consultancy. This episode serves as a guide for consultants to build resilience, maintain motivation, and leverage strategic resources for business growth.
Navigating the Waters of Workplace Safety: Fmr Deputy Assistant Secretary of OSHA, Jordan Barab
March 11, 2024 • 60 MIN
In this insightful episode, we delve into the intricate world of occupational safety with Jordan Barab, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA under President Obama. We cover a range of topics, including the challenges and achievements of OSHA, the transition of staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a detailed discussion on the Bethune Cookman Wastewater Treatment plant accident. Jordan also debunks common OSHA myths and shares insights from his current project, the "Confined Space" blog. Join us for a comprehensive look into the past, present, and future of workplace safety.
Chemical Reactions: The Hidden Layer of Workplace Safety
March 4, 2024 • 33 MIN
In this enlightening episode of "Chemical Reactions: The Hidden Layer of Workplace Safety," we delve deep into the often-overlooked aspect of EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety): the intricate role of body chemistry in workplace incidents and safety incentive programs. Join us as we explore how neurotransmitters and hormones such as serotonin, oxytocin, cortisol, adrenaline, and more, influence not only individual responses to workplace accidents but also overall employee engagement in safety practices. With insights from a seasoned EHS professional boasting over 20 years of experience, we uncover the physiological underpinnings that drive diverse reactions to safety incidents, from heightened alertness to stress-induced anxiety. This episode doesn't just stop at identifying problems; it offers practical, innovative strategies for integrating an understanding of body chemistry into the design of safety incentive programs. From peer recognition systems that boost serotonin and oxytocin levels to stress reduction workshops aimed at lowering cortisol and adrenaline, we discuss how these approaches can foster a positive, supportive, and ultimately safer work environment. Whether you're an EHS officer, HR professional, or someone interested in the psychological aspects of workplace safety, this episode will equip you with the knowledge to see safety through a new lens. Discover how tapping into the power of our body's chemical messengers can revolutionize safety practices and create a culture of well-being and proactive safety engagement.
Maximizing ROI: Essential Strategies for Aspiring Safety Consultants
February 19, 2024 • 23 MIN
In today's episode, we're focusing on actionable strategies to accelerate your path to profitability: Leverage Your Network: Start with your existing connections. A strong network can lead to your first clients and referrals. Offer In-Demand Services: Stay abreast of the latest industry trends and demands. Offering specialized services can set you apart. Keep Overhead Low: Starting lean isn't just wise; it's essential. Utilize digital tools and work remotely to save on costs. Effective Marketing: Don't underestimate the power of a solid online presence. Use social media, content marketing, and SEO to reach potential clients. Listen and Adapt: Feedback is invaluable. Adjust your services based on client needs to ensure satisfaction and repeat business. Strategic Pricing: Set competitive rates that reflect your expertise but also attract early clients. Becoming a successful safety consultant requires patience, but by implementing these strategies, you can significantly reduce the time it takes to see a return on your investment. Stay focused, stay driven, and remember, every big achievement begins with the decision to try.
EHS Unlocked: Revolutionizing Safety Training with LMS Solutions for Your Clients
February 12, 2024 • 26 MIN
🚀 Dive into the future of workplace safety with our latest blog post on revolutionizing EHS training through Learning Management Systems (LMS)! Say goodbye to boring binders and hello to engaging, interactive learning. Discover how an LMS can transform compliance, cut costs, and create a culture of safety that sticks. 💡🔒 Whether you're looking to streamline your safety training or enhance compliance, this post has all the insights you need. Let's make safety training exciting again! #SafetyFirst #EHS #LMS #WorkplaceSafety #DigitalLearning #ComplianceTraining #FutureOfWork #InnovateSafety #SafetyTech #LearnSmart
Consultant Advertising Blueprint
February 6, 2024 • 20 MIN
Employers hire safety and health consultants for a variety of reasons, often related to ensuring a safe and compliant work environment. Here are some of the primary reasons: 1. Expertise and Specialization: Safety and health consultants have specialized knowledge and skills in identifying and managing workplace hazards. They can provide expert advice that the internal staff may not possess. 2. Regulatory Compliance: Employers must adhere to various local, state, and federal regulations. Consultants are well-versed in these laws and can help businesses avoid costly fines and legal issues by ensuring compliance. 3. Risk Assessment: Consultants can conduct thorough risk assessments to identify potential hazards and suggest preventive measures, thereby reducing the likelihood of workplace accidents and injuries. 4. Training and Education: Consultants can provide training to employees on safety practices, proper use of equipment, and how to handle hazardous materials, contributing to a safer work environment. 5. Objective Third-Party Perspective: An external consultant can provide an unbiased review of workplace safety practices and policies, which can be beneficial in identifying issues that internal staff might overlook. 6. Program Development and Implementation: Consultants can assist in developing and implementing comprehensive safety programs tailored to the specific needs of the business, including emergency response plans, safety protocols, and accident prevention strategies. 7. Incident Investigation: In the event of a workplace accident or injury, consultants can conduct an objective investigation, identify the root cause, and recommend corrective actions to prevent future incidents. 8. Health and Wellness Programs: Beyond immediate safety concerns, consultants can also help develop programs that promote overall employee health and wellness, contributing to a more productive and positive work environment. 9. Cost Savings: By preventing accidents and ensuring compliance, safety consultants can help businesses avoid expensive fines, legal fees, and workers' compensation claims. 10. Enhanced Reputation: A commitment to safety can enhance a company's reputation with clients, investors, and potential employees, and a consultant can help communicate and implement this commitment effectively. Use these point in your marketing material to help gain new clients.
2024's Compliance Horizon: Navigating OSHA's Expanded Recordkeeping Rule
January 29, 2024 • 28 MIN
In this enlightening episode titled "2024's Compliance Horizon: Navigating OSHA's Expanded Recordkeeping Rule," we delve into the pivotal updates to OSHA's Recordkeeping regulations that came into effect on January 1, 2024. Aimed primarily at high-hazard industries, these amendments are set to reshape how establishments report and submit injury and illness data. The episode provides a detailed walkthrough of the expanded electronic submission requirements, emphasizing the inclusion of OSHA Form 300 and Form 301 details along with the previously required Form 300A. Listeners will gain insights into the significance of these changes and how they are expected to enhance workplace safety and transparency. The conversation further explores the intentions behind OSHA's strategy to improve data quality and public accessibility. By mandating the inclusion of legal company names in submissions and planning to make the data publicly accessible on its website, OSHA aims to foster an environment of informed decision-making and accountability. The episode discusses the potential impacts of these measures, including the reduction of occupational injuries and illnesses and the provision of valuable insights at the industry level, thereby enabling employers, employees, and the public to make more informed decisions regarding workplace safety and health. Lastly, the episode guides employers through the technicalities of the submission process, detailing the functionalities of the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) and the various methods available for data submission. With the deadline for submission set for March 2nd of the year following the calendar year covered by the forms, the episode emphasizes the importance of compliance and timely action. Listeners will come away with a comprehensive understanding of the new OSHA Recordkeeping rule, equipped with the knowledge to navigate these changes effectively for your clients.
Strategic Hiring: Growing Your Consultant Business
January 21, 2024 • 31 MIN
In this engaging episode of the "Safety Consultant Show with Sheldon Primus," host Sheldon Primus expertly navigates the crucial topic of strategic hiring in the realm of safety consulting. Sheldon addresses a pivotal challenge many safety consultants face: discerning the right time and approach to expand their team. He offers a comprehensive guide on recognizing the signs indicating the need for team expansion, underscoring that hiring should be a strategic choice aligned with business growth, not just a means to handle excess workload. The episode delves into crucial aspects such as evaluating current workload capacity, financial preparedness for hiring, identifying skill gaps within the business, and the importance of cultural fit in prospective hires. Sheldon also sheds light on the legalities of hiring and the significance of having a robust training plan in place, presenting a holistic view of the hiring process. Featuring insights from a seasoned expert in business growth, the episode enriches the conversation with practical advice and real-world examples. Sheldon emphasizes the importance of making financially prudent hiring decisions, the role of a new hire in embodying the business culture, and utilizing professional networks for finding suitable candidates. Additionally, he explores alternatives like outsourcing or contracting for businesses not ready for full-time hires, providing versatile solutions. Overall, this episode of the "Safety Consultant Show with Sheldon Primus" serves as a vital resource for safety consultants looking to strategically expand their team, ensuring that new hires are not only skilled but also align with the long-term goals and ethos of the business.
Zero-Cost Expansion Secrets: Boosting Your Safety Consulting Business
January 15, 2024 • 24 MIN
Join Sheldon Primus in this insightful episode of 'Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus' where he shares top strategies for growing your safety consulting business without financial strain. Discover the power of networking, social media, content creation, and much more in the safety consulting industry. Sheldon provides valuable tips on utilizing free resources effectively for business expansion. Perfect for safety professionals and consultants eager to enhance their business with cost-effective methods. Don’t miss these expert insights – tune in now and elevate your safety consulting journey!
Help Companies find the Problem Not Treat A Symptom
January 8, 2024 • 14 MIN
In this episode, I review an incident that was told to me on my Facebook group "Safety Consultant". A supervisor was bullying a new hire by constant teasing. The new hire got fed up and shook his can of coke and it spewed in the supervisor's face during lunch. Everyone laughed at the supervisor. The new hire later on took of his hard hat to wipe some sweat off his head and the supervisor wrote him up for not having his safety gear on as retaliation. The people in the group reading this post gave all comments addressing the symptoms, but not the problem. This episode will help you consider finding a company's true problem and not just treating a symptom.
Justin Barksdale, Barksdale Safety Solution
December 20, 2023 • 54 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks to a former OTIEC student, Justin Barksdale of Barksdale Safety Solutions. Justin talks about his safety consulting journey and gives tips on how to work your business part-time and even grow to employ workers.
Roadmap to Success: Navigating Safety Consulting on the Move
December 12, 2023 • 21 MIN
Welcome to another insightful episode of "Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus." Today, we're diving into the world of traveling consultants and how to turn your journey into a thriving business opportunity. In this episode, I share my personal experiences of growing my consulting business while embracing the full-time RVer lifestyle. Learn how planning your own events in various locations can significantly expand your client base and enhance your brand's reach. Discover the practicalities and fairness of a structured approach to charging, including mileage for nearby locations and travel and per diem for distant assignments. A highlight of this episode is my journey to becoming an authorized OSHA trainer, offering the sought-after 10 and 30-hour General Industry and Construction courses. This strategic move not only diversified my income but also allowed me greater control over my schedule and the ability to attract attendees. For our global audience, I delve into the importance of specializing in safety areas such as permit-required confined space or electrical safety. By scheduling classes in your area of expertise, you can leverage your knowledge to create valuable, in-demand training sessions that cater to specific industry needs. Join me in exploring these strategies and tips, which are not just about adapting to a mobile lifestyle but also about making it an asset in the world of safety consulting. Whether you're a seasoned consultant or just starting out, this episode is packed with actionable advice to help you navigate and succeed in this dynamic field. Tune in, and let's transform your safety consulting journey into a road map for success!
Revolutionizing Agri-Safety: AgriSphere's Innovative Solutions in Agriculture - An In-Depth Look with Frank Byers and Glenn Dickey
November 27, 2023 • 47 MIN
🌟 Today's episode is all about AgriSphere - yes, the AgriSphere! They're not just your regular company; they're like the superheroes of the agriculture industry, blending the power of cloud-based solutions with the magic of safety and operational management. 🦸‍♂️🚜
Unlocking the Power of Body Chemistry: Enhancing Safety and Corporate Culture with Emily Elrod
November 20, 2023 • 65 MIN
🎙️ New Episode Alert! 🎙️ In our latest episode of "Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus," we're diving deep into the world of safety, corporate culture, and the fascinating interplay of body chemistry. Join us for an eye-opening conversation with the incredible Emily Elrod! 🌟 Episode Highlights: Emily's journey from engineering to physiology and psychology 🧠 Tips for building trust in your faith as a safety consultant 🙏 Embracing cutting-edge technology ethically for enhanced safety 🤖 But that's not all! Emily shares her expertise on how understanding body chemistry can shape corporate coaching strategies for a safer and more positive workplace culture. It's a game-changer, and you won't want to miss it! Get ready to unlock the secrets of body chemistry and discover how it can transform your approach to safety and corporate coaching. Tune in today and be inspired! 🌐💼 #SafetyConsulting #CorporateCulture #BodyChemistry #Podcast
End 2023 with Purpose and Energy!
November 6, 2023 • 11 MIN
The end of another year is at hand. In this episode, Sheldon helps you focus on finishing 2023 strong and with purpose to help set up 2024 to be successful.
Brye Sargent "The Safety Geek"
October 26, 2023 • 42 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with Brye Sargent, The Safety Geek. They talk about how she got into safety, her philosophy on safety leadership, and other issues in the safety and health field today.
Combating Burnout in EHS: Personal, Organizational, and Systemic Strategies for Thriving Professionals
October 9, 2023 • 19 MIN
"Combating Burnout in EHS: Personal, Organizational, and Systemic Strategies for Thriving Professionals" In this energetic episode of the Safety Consultant podcast, we delved deep into combating burnout for Environmental, Health, and Safety professionals. Highlighting personal strategies like self-care, setting boundaries, and continuous learning, we transitioned to organizational support mechanisms like adequate staffing and mental health resources. Capping it off, systemic changes such as fostering a positive safety culture and clear communication took center stage. Our takeaway? With the right tools and mindset, EHS pros can not only tackle burnout but thrive with passion and gusto!
Understanding OSHA's Multiemployer Policy
October 2, 2023 • 14 MIN
The OSHA Multi-Employer Doctrine can be confusing for anyone, but there is a theme. Even if you don't fall under OSHA's jurisdiction, you can use this guide to help provide services to each type of employer on a job site.
The Safety Consultant Blueprint
September 25, 2023 • 18 MIN
In this episode, we explore the exciting journey of starting a safety consulting business. If you're passionate about ensuring the safety of individuals and organizations and want to turn that passion into a successful venture, this episode is your guide. We break down the process into seven essential steps, from defining your niche and obtaining the necessary qualifications to creating a solid business plan, registering your business, and developing your services and pricing structure. We'll also discuss the importance of building your brand and online presence and the power of networking to establish long-lasting client relationships. Join us as we empower you to make workplaces safer and embark on a rewarding career in safety consulting.
The Ultimate Guide to Conducting a Mock Compliance Audit and Pricing it Right
September 18, 2023 • 35 MIN
In this podcast, we explore the art of mastering mock compliance audits and gaining valuable insights into pricing tips that can help you optimize your healthcare compliance. Sheldon shares his experience and knowledge on the subject, offering practical tips and strategies that can help you prepare for, and confidently navigate, the audit process. We delve into the importance of conducting mock audits as a proactive measure, discuss common compliance issues that may arise, and provide actionable advice on how to address them. Tune in to gain valuable insights on mastering mock compliance audits and optimizing your compliance program.
Keep an Eye on OSHA
September 8, 2023 • 14 MIN
Sheldon goes over what to expect with OSHA's new enforcement activities and how to capitalize on this for your business.
The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Organizations: Dr. Delaine Fowler, DPT
August 21, 2023 • 31 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks to Dr. Delaine Fowler, a recognized expert in the Work Health Connection. A physical therapist specializing in workplace injuries, Delaine has helped thousands of patients on their road to physical recovery. Delaine’s company serves 10,000 employees by placing physical therapists and certified athletic trainers where they’re needed most: the workplace. Her clients include major brands like Aldi, Jeld Wen, and Dillards. Delaine is a popular keynote speaker and workplace safety thought leader known for her practical approach and industry shaping insights.
4 Ways to Get New Clients This Month
August 2, 2023 • 16 MIN
In this episode of the Safety Consultant podcast, the host, Sheldon Primus, shares updates and gratitude for the growing listener base. He thanks his audience and talks about the different countries from where the podcast has gained popularity. Sheldon reveals that the show has reached a significant milestone with 6,000 downloads in the past month. He goes on to mention the top ten countries where his podcast is most popular, including the US, Thailand, France, and others. Sheldon also discusses his rankings in Apple Podcasts for various countries, showing appreciation for the support from listeners around the world. Sheldon then shifts the focus to the content of the podcast, emphasizing that he aims to help aspiring safety consultants build their businesses. He shares insights on how to get clients and grow their consulting services. He advises reaching out to friends and family who own businesses and approaching local safety and health associations for partnerships. Sheldon also encourages hosting own events and webinars to gain visibility and build an email list, a crucial asset for any business. He shares tips and resources for those interested in self-funding their consulting businesses and suggests seeking marketing assistance to ease the promotional workload. Throughout the episode, Sheldon maintains an upbeat and enthusiastic tone, expressing his genuine passion for helping safety consultants succeed. He provides actionable advice and hints at the valuable content available in previous episodes of the podcast. Overall, the episode is an informative and motivating session for anyone interested in safety consulting and building a successful business in the field. 4 Quicks way to get a new client: As a safety and health consultant, you will need to continuously promote yourself for here are 4 ways to quickly get a new client. 1. Family and Friends 2. Networking through chamber of commerce or business association meetings 3. Partner with a local safety council 4. Host your own event
What is the REAL goal of the new OSHA Recordkeeping Rule?
July 26, 2023 • 19 MIN
In this episode, we delve into the upcoming changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping rule that took effect in 2023. OSHA is the agency responsible for ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for employees across the United States, and its recordkeeping requirements play a vital role in tracking workplace injuries and illnesses. Sheldon discusses the key aspects of the updated OSHA recordkeeping rule and its potential impact on both employers and employees. Here are the main points covered in the podcast: **1. Background on OSHA Recordkeeping:** The discussion starts with a brief overview of OSHA's recordkeeping requirements and why they are crucial for workplace safety. These regulations have been in place for several years, and their primary purpose is to monitor and analyze workplace incidents, enabling OSHA to identify trends, hazards, and areas that need improvement. **2. The Need for Rule Change:** The podcast explains the driving factors behind the 2023 rule change. Changes in the workforce, emerging workplace hazards, and advancements in data collection and analysis are some of the reasons cited by OSHA for revising the recordkeeping guidelines. **3. Key Changes in the Rule:** The episode outlines the significant modifications made to the OSHA recordkeeping rule. This may include adjustments to the criteria for recordable injuries and illnesses, changes in reporting timelines, updates to forms and documentation procedures, and the incorporation of new technologies for data submission. **4. Impact on Employers:** Sheldon revised rule affects employers' responsibilities and the potential challenges they may face in complying with the new requirements. This section might touch upon issues like training for HR personnel, implementation of data collection technologies, and maintaining accurate records. **5. Benefits for Employees:** The podcast emphasizes how the updated rule can enhance employee safety and well-being in the workplace. With improved recordkeeping, OSHA can identify hazardous trends faster, leading to better prevention strategies and safer working conditions. **6. Industry Reactions and Compliance Concerns:** The episode touches upon the initial industry response to the rule change and any concerns expressed by businesses about its practical implementation. Common challenges and solutions for complying with the updated regulations are discussed. **7. Ongoing Monitoring and Future Implications:** In the concluding segment, Sheldon emphasizes the importance of continuous monitoring and assessment of the rule's effectiveness. The episode also speculates on potential future changes to OSHA's recordkeeping requirements, given the dynamic nature of workplace safety. Listeners will come away from this episode with a clear understanding of the OSHA recordkeeping rule change that will take place in 2024, its significance for workplace safety, and the responsibilities it places on employers. The episode aims to provide valuable information for businesses and individuals seeking to stay informed and compliant with OSHA regulations.
Heat Stress: What does OSHA say?!
July 19, 2023 • 19 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the heat stress OSHA compliance letter. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides comprehensive guidance on preventing heat stress in the workplace. Their guidance aims to protect workers from the potentially dangerous effects of excessive heat exposure. OSHA's heat stress guidance emphasizes the importance of recognizing and preventing heat-related illnesses in the workplace. It highlights the significance of acclimatization, which allows the body to gradually adjust to working in hot conditions. OSHA recommends employers to implement heat acclimatization programs, especially for workers who are new to hot environments or returning after an absence. The guidance emphasizes the provision of water, rest, and shade to workers as key preventive measures. Employers are encouraged to provide cool and readily accessible drinking water and encourage workers to stay hydrated. They should also establish work-rest schedules that allow employees to take frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas. The guidance further advises employers to modify work practices to reduce heat exposure, such as rescheduling strenuous tasks to cooler times of the day and using mechanized equipment to minimize physical exertion in high temperatures. OSHA's heat stress guidance also focuses on raising awareness among employers and workers about the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses. It highlights the importance of training workers and supervisors to recognize the early warning signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which include dizziness, headache, fatigue, confusion, and loss of consciousness. Employers are encouraged to establish a heat illness prevention program that includes procedures for responding to heat-related emergencies. The guidance stresses the need for prompt medical attention in case of suspected heat-related illnesses and provides recommendations for first aid treatment until medical help arrives. OSHA also emphasizes the importance of monitoring workers for signs of heat stress and encouraging workers to report any symptoms promptly. Additionally, the guidance provides resources for assessing heat stress hazards in different industries and offers guidance specific to outdoor, indoor, and industrial environments. Overall, OSHA's heat stress guidance provides a comprehensive framework for employers to protect workers from the risks associated with excessive heat exposure. By implementing the recommended measures and promoting awareness, employers can create safer and healthier working environments, reducing the incidence of heat-related illnesses and ensuring the well-being of their workforce. Listen to this episode for more on how to protect your workers from extreme heat.
Dee Arp, COO of NEBOSH and Vice President of INSHPO Returns to the Podcast
July 10, 2023 • 33 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks to Chief Operating Officer of NEBOSH and Vice President of INSHPO, Dee Arp. Dee and Sheldon speak about how NEBOSH faired during the pandemic with hybrid workspace, open book examinations for reduction of in-person testing, what is NEBOSH, strategic partnerships across the globe, and psychological safety in the workplace. Dee is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner of IOSH and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. She has worked in occupational health and safety for more than 20 years and in her role as NEBOSH Chief Operating Officer, has responsibility for providing leadership on the development and assessment of NEBOSH qualifications and compliance matters. Dee holds a Certificate of Continuing Education (Principles and Practice of Assessment) from Cambridge University and is now undertaking the University’s Masters in Education. INSHPO is the global voice for the occupational safety and health profession and acts as a forum for international collaboration among professional organisations to improve safety and health at work. Taking up the position of Vice President on 1 January 2023, marks the start of a four-year commitment to INSHPO during which Dee will become the President Elect, the President and the President becomes the Immediate Past President respectively. Source: https://www.nebosh.org.uk/our-news-and-events/our-news/neboshs-dee-arp-elected-at-vice-president-of-inshpo/
The Return of Stan Smiley, Master Hydrogen Sulfide Trainer
June 30, 2023 • 47 MIN
In this episode Sheldon speaks with Master Hydrogen Sulfide Trainer Stan Smiley. In this conversation, Sheldon and Mr. Smiley speak about the hidden dangers on Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), H2S training and detergent suicide. Don't miss this revealing episode.
Do you really NEED another safety designation...REALLY?
June 13, 2023 • 16 MIN
Sheldon speaks about the insatiable desire to have more safety and health designations or titles behind your name. In this episode the question is presented: "Do your really NEED another safety designation?
How to use Instructor Development Courses for Business Development
May 30, 2023 • 12 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon tells you how to use the Instructor Development Course (IDC) to grow your business. He also introduces the Hydrogen Sulfide IDC class online in July with Stan Smiley as the instructor. Visit Primus.training for more details.
6 Ways to Promote Your Event or Course
May 22, 2023 • 21 MIN
When it comes to selling a safety consulting course, it's essential to emphasize the value and benefits that the course provides to potential customers. Here are some tips on how to effectively sell your safety consulting course: Highlight the course's benefits, Show real-life examples, Emphasize the instructor's expertise, Offer customized solutions, Use digital marketing, Offer discounts and promotions. By following these tips, you can effectively sell your safety consulting course and help potential customers understand the value and benefits of your offering.
ChatGPT Answers: What are limiting beliefs to leaving your job to start your own safety consulting business.
May 15, 2023 • 17 MIN
ChatGPT from OpenAI has been a buzz in the global market. In this episode, Sheldon asks ChatGPT what are some limiting beliefs for those who want to quit their job and start a safety consulting business. ChatGPT replied: There can be several limiting beliefs that may prevent someone from leaving their job and starting their own business. Here are a few examples: 1) Fear of Failure 2) Lack of self-confidence 3) Financial concerns 4) Lack of support 5) Negative self-talk. Sheldon reviews his thoughts on these answers.
5 Ways to Have a Safety Side Gig
May 8, 2023 • 23 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon give you 5 ways to get a side gig in safety and health. Working on the side is where you do another job in addition to your current job. Most side gigs in safety leads to someone starting thier own safety consulting business. Here are 5 ways to get started: Upworks gig worker, safety consulting match making companies, host your own webinars, do you own weekend live classes, and start a podcast with sponsors.
The Return of Jim Poesl of Safety Wars
May 1, 2023 • 29 MIN
Jim Poesl of Safety Wars drops in to talk with Sheldon about some of his recent guys. Topics have included the International Conference on Climate Change, Global Financial Crisis, Data hiding from OSHA, the OSHA general duty clause, Soverngn Immunity, and many more topics.
Yes, You need to have a contract for clients!
April 19, 2023 • 29 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon gives reasons to have a contract with clients even if they are regular clients. In this day and age, there can be situations that can cause someone to stop services. If you don't have a well-defined contract, then you may be out of expected money from projects. Sheldon is reviewing the proper way to structure a contract for a safety consultant.
10 OSHA Compliance Myths Busted!
April 5, 2023 • 33 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon busts 10 common myths about OSHA compliance. Some of the questions answered are: Can OSHA shut down a job? Does the spoil pile make an excavation deeper? Can OSHA cite you for not following your company safety policies? Is an excavation a Permit Required Confined Space? Does OSHA have enforcement quotas? Don't miss this informative show.....and Sorry in advance OSHA.
How do you get in to safety? I got you!
March 30, 2023 • 19 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon gives guidance as to how to get into the safety and health field. Also, he introduces some of the audience to the International Framework for safety and health.
Build your business while your country builds roads and bridges.
March 17, 2023 • 17 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon talks about looking into government spending to identify work opportunities.
The Problem with OSHA Compliance Officers!
March 8, 2023 • 20 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon reveals some hard truths about the new OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs). OSHA has been in a hiring frenzy to make up for nearly 5 years without leadership. The switch from the Donald Trump administration to the Joe Biden OSHA has been stark and aggressive. New CSHOs need to hit the ground running, but they may be under trained and not informed as to the 29 CFR 1904 standard or the Field Operations Manual 164. What can a consultant do to prepare for a new OSHA workforce that has to do compliance enforcement without experience?
OSHA Recordkeeping 2023
February 22, 2023 • 22 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon goes over tips and tricks for OSHA recordkeeping, reviews the OSHA upcoming regulatory agenda changing the recordkeeping rule, and reviews the OSHA resources for injury and illness tracking. You can also get more help with OSHA recordkeeping with the online course: https://primus.freshlearn.com/checkout/Course/153
Professional Development is for Consultants, Too
February 15, 2023 • 4 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon tells you the importance of the consultants getting continuing education for keeping your chops up.
Dr. Jay Allen Returns
February 9, 2023 • 61 MIN
Dr. Jay Allen returns on the podcast to help share his knowledge as a Ramsey Solution Financial coach to help us understand the baby steps to budgeting. Consultants work for themselves, so it is important for them to understand budgeting principles. Also, Jay and Sheldon talks about valuation for podcast when trying to price for advertising and many more topics.
Black History Month and EHS US Statistics
February 1, 2023 • 31 MIN
It's Black History Month for the US and Sheldon reviews some statistics related to the black workforce. Also, he goes over the statistical and ethical makeup of people that hold the position of EHS professional.
Recertifications, CEUs, Contact Hours....What do I have to do?!
January 25, 2023 • 31 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over recertification guidelines for safety and health designations. There has been a lot of confusion on what CEUs and contact hours mean. So, Sheldon goes over how to retain your certifications.
Selecting the best training location for an event
January 18, 2023 • 24 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon gives guidance on what location works best for hosting your own events. Hotels are good for some events, but they are not the only option. Training locations don't have to be expensive, but they must meet the purpose of the training.
Stan Smiley Part 2
January 11, 2023 • 35 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon continues the conversation with Certified H2S Master Instructor, Stan Smiley. Stan gives stories of his time in oil and gas, emergency response, and case studies related to H2S exposure. If you are exposed to hydrogen sulfide, then this is a must listen episode for understanding this common hazard.
Certified H2S Master Trainer, Stan Smiley
January 4, 2023 • 46 MIN
Happy New Year! It's 2023 and Sheldon starts the year off with a important interview with H2S Certified Master Trainer, Stan Smiley. Mr. Smiley is one of a rare group of safety educators that bear the distinction of excellence in this by being designated as a Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Master Instructor®, numbering less than 123 worldwide and of those, one of 41 currently certified. Primus Global Media will host a H2S Instructor Development Course this February 15-17, 2023. For more information: primus.training
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
December 25, 2022 • 4 MIN
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I'm here to help
December 9, 2022 • 15 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon invites you to send your questions to him via the show voice message line. Go to www.safetyconsultantpodcast.com and select the mic icon to leave a message for the show.
5 Tips for Scheduling 2023
November 30, 2022 • 17 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over 5 tips with setting up your 2023 consulting and training schedule. Avoid a bad situation before it happens by being intentional with scheduling your appointment and classes. Here are the 5 tips: 1. Schedule know things first a. Events b. Classes c. Family events/trips 2. Don’t plan anything too early in January 3. Try a 6 month schedule for more flexibility 4. Look for client projects for production downtime for early 2022 5. Match your calendar with the family calendar
Holiday Short
November 25, 2022 • 3 MIN
A short message to open the holiday season.
Zoom Tips and Tricks Part 2
November 16, 2022 • 31 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon continues giving tips on Zoom setup, Meeting tips, and Engagement methods.
Zoom Tips and Tricks
November 10, 2022 • 23 MIN
Sheldon goes over some tips and tricks with Zoom. This is a 2 part episode to help get the most of your Zoom sessions.
Brief Overview of the OSHA website
November 3, 2022 • 21 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon reviews the OSHA.gov website and shows the hidden gems on the website. No matter where you are in the world, the resources found on the OSHA website will help your consulting business.
OSHA Outreach Trainer Tips, Pricing and Rules
October 26, 2022 • 23 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon reviews the OSHA outreach training program requirements, gives pricing guidance or 10 & 30 hour outreach training, and shows how to upsell an outreach training job to compliance training work.
5 Ways to stay "top of mind" for your clients
October 19, 2022 • 15 MIN
in this episode, you get 5 tips on how to stay "top of mind" for your clients. These practical tips can yield repeat business.
OSHA Compliance Assistant Specialist Tool Overview
October 12, 2022 • 12 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist Tool. This tool can be used for your safety consulting business to get your new or prospective client to be OSHA compliant. This is a step by step tool used to assist business owners with understanding what is necessary for OSHA compliance in their specific industry.
Reasons to Start Your Safety Consulting Business Today
October 5, 2022 • 9 MIN
Many people have been contacting Sheldon about how to start a safety consulting business. This episode gives reasons and tips for starting your own safety consulting business.
Special Show Announcements-September 2022
September 28, 2022 • 6 MIN
Episode recorded in Florida during hurricane Ian.
Podcast Update
September 21, 2022 • 9 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon gives an update on the podcast release. He is looking for listener input on which day to release the podcast. You can contact Sheldon before 9/25/22 at sheldon@sheldonprimus.com
Dr. Todd Conklin: Do Safety Differently
September 13, 2022 • 32 MIN
Sheldon interviews Dr. Todd Conklin about his new book with Dr. Sidney Dekker, "Do Safety Differently." During the conversation, Sheldon and Dr. Todd talk about defining safety differently, the faulty H.W. Heinrich's safety pyramid, possible dangers of wearable safety technology, safety metrics abuse and many other pressing safety topics. "Do Safety Differently" is the right book for the right time in safety.
Understanding the OSHA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs)
September 5, 2022 • 23 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon answers another question from the US Safety Facebook group. A member asked if there was good resource for learning how to read the US OSHA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs). He goes over the OSHA website to explain how the CFRs became laws and the best way to interpret the codes. Visit OSHA.Coach for the upcoming OSHA Compliance Help workshop.
Creative Ways to Get and Retain Clients
August 29, 2022 • 38 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over 5 creative ways to get clients and 5 creative ways to retain clients. This question was brought up from the Safety Consultant Facebook group. You can also get more tips by attending the Safety Consulting 101 virtual event. www.sheldonprimus.com/events
OSHA Update Summer 2022
August 24, 2022 • 17 MIN
It's time for the OSHA update for the summer of 2022. Sheldon goes over the latest on OSHA with compliance assisstance and enforcement. This summer has OSHA asking for comments on a new heat stress prevention standard. OSHA is also taking on suicide prevention and trenching fatalities in the summer. Also, the fatality tracker is back on the OSHA website. That means a return to Obama era thinking for OSHA.
Safe and Sound Week 2022
August 15, 2022 • 19 MIN
The US OSHA is having its annual Safe and Sound Week 8/15-8/21. Safe and Sound week is a nationwide event that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. This week should be used to start safety initiatives, check on existing safety and health programs, and get workers to participate in safety activities. Sheldon gives you some ideas for this week. Also visit www.sheldonprimus.com/events to learn about 2 events happening in September.
Viewstub VP of Strategic Partnership, Joshua Veninga
August 9, 2022 • 26 MIN
Sheldon interviews Joshua Veninga, the VP of Strategic Partnerships with Viewstub. Sheldon has been using the Viewstub platform for several years. Joshua reviews the benefits of viewstub, creativity of the software, and outstanding customer service. Virtual event, in-person events, and hybrid events are back in full force. Viewstub will get you looking like a giant organization even if you work alone. https://viewstub.com/signup/sheldonprimus
The Return of Allen Woffard: A Mind in Constant Motion Part 2
August 1, 2022 • 33 MIN
Part 2 of the co-interview between Sheldon Primus and Allen Woffard. They continue their talk about consulting, podcasting, training tips, stress relief aids, essential oils, and a lot of stuff. You can take the Safety Consultant Blueprint course: www.safetyconsultantblueprint.com
The Return of Allen Woffard: A Mind in Constant Motion
July 27, 2022 • 31 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with the one and only Allen Woffard, Dairy of a Bald Man podcast host, and former student. Allen has a brillant safety and health mind that seeks to change the industry from the ground up. His training is innovative, fun, and sucessful. We catch up and talk about when I was his trainer for the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist program (COSS), podcasting, and consulting. Join us for this fun and informative co-interview. I am also hosting the 2nd Annual Safety Consulting 101 virtual event in September. For more information: www.viewstub.com/SafetyConsulting101
Keys to Conducting a Mock OSHA Audit
July 18, 2022 • 15 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over how to conduct a successful mock OSHA audit. You will have to do some research, from reading National Emphasis Programs to client-written programs. If you want to provide audit services for clients, then this is important information. Also, please visit Safety Consultant TV for more consulting tips. www.safetyconsultant.tv Use code SC101 for 30 days free trial.
Pricing Strategies for Instructional Design Work
July 11, 2022 • 12 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the mindset for pricing an instructional design gig. You will have to think past hourly for successful pricing.
Independence Day
July 4, 2022 • 5 MIN
Independence Day message from Sheldon. Visit: SafetyConsultant.TV and use code "SC101" for 30 Days free.
5 Must Have Skills for a Successful Consultancy Practice
June 27, 2022 • 14 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon talks about his 5 must-have skills for a successful consultancy practice. These skills are not in order, but they are: Creativity, Humility, Ingenuity, Stubbornness, and Guilt-Free Downtown. Having these skills will keep you from burnout and help you manage your business. Visit : www.sheldonprimus.com
National Safety Month for Consultants
June 18, 2022 • 16 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over thoughts on how to get the most from the US National Safety Month. During the month of June the National Safety Council has organized and raise awareness of occupational safety. Sheldon reviews how to use this week to provide services and resources for clients and potential clients. Visit SafetyConsultant.TV and use code "SC101" at checkout for 30 days free.
Utilizing Regulator Compliance Letters for Client Services
June 13, 2022 • 20 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon talks about using the EHS regulators compliance enforcement letters as a roadmap and tool for client services. When you understand the compliance letters, then you will see how regulators look for vulnerabilities in safety management systems. Understanding CPL's can also help your client avoid costly citations, give you webinar training material, and increase service offerings.
Mistakes can be our biggest lessons
June 6, 2022 • 12 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over one main "mistake" that turned out to launch his career in safety. Mistakes are your perception in the moment. Those event can lead you to great things if you look closer. Learn more at www.safetyconsultant.tv Use code "SC101" at checkout.
Safety Consultant TV
May 30, 2022 • 15 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon reveals the Safety Consultant TV service. Safety Consultant TV is an online Video on Demand service providing training and mentoring resources that shows you how to start and grow your safety consultant company. www.safetyconsultant.tv Use code "SC101"
Answering Questions from the US Safety Professional Facebook Group
May 23, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon answers 2 questions posed from the US Safety Professional Facebook group. This group was created by a former student Allen Woffard and Jorge Torres. Allen was interview on episode 9 of this podcast back in 2019. The 2 questions are: 1) What are the merits of Behavioral Based Safety and Human & Organizational Performance safety programs. 2) Why is there a major global shortage of qualified EHS professionals. This episode was sponsored by SafetyConsultant.tv Use code "SC101" for a month free.
Spring 2022 OSHA Update
May 17, 2022 • 19 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over what's new with OSHA. He interprets the homepage of OSHA.gov and gives tips to find new clients. Join Sheldon for the Demystifying OSHA event. www.primuswebinar.com
Grow You Business Through Gratitude
May 9, 2022 • 16 MIN
In this short episode, Sheldon goes over the things that he is grateful for in his life and business. The Law of Attraction starts with gratitude. Sheldon is grateful for: Higher Power, Family, Clients, Mentors, Friends, Resources, Podcast family. Don't forget to subscribe, share and comment on this podcast!
Take Action to Start or Grow Your Safety Consultant Business Today (Short)
May 2, 2022 • 4 MIN
In this short episode, Sheldon reviews some lessons from 2022 (SO FAR) and encourages you to take action to get your business started. It is important to move from a passive posture when starting your business to action that will produce income.
New OSHA Recordkeeping Proposed Rule that will Grow Your Business
April 29, 2022 • 21 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon talks about the impact of the new OSHA recordkeeping rule that will create a demand for consultants. OSHA is seeking to required the 300, 301, and 300a forms from select industries. This episode will give you tips as to how you can use this data and initiative to gain new clients. Attend the Demystifying OSHA Compliance event: www.primuswebinar.com
3 Compliance Services to Jumpstart Your Consultancy
April 19, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon shares 3 compliance services that you can use to start your consulting business today. These are written programs, compliance audits, and compliance training. Also, Sheldon gives tips as to how to price each service. If you need more help with OSHA compliance, then register for the Demystifying OSHA Compliance webinar at www.primuswebinar.com
What Safety Designation/Certifications are Needed to be a Safety Consultant
April 12, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks about the mindset about getting a safety designation/certification. First, Why do you need one? Second, EHS degrees always trump designations. Third, What are clients looking for in a designation All these considerations and more are discussed in this episode. Also, Sheldon is doing a "Demystify OSHA Compliance" webinar/workshop in May 2022. Early bird Tickets are now available: www.primuswebinar.com
Scott Coleman, CEO of Preventure
April 4, 2022 • 39 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with Scott Coleman the Founder and CEO of Preventure the wearable technology that will prevent workplace injuries using Sports Science technology. Preventure.live enables Safety professionals to reduce workplace injury risk in a measurable way, using wearable technology, video analysis and valid, reliable data. Workers to reduce their own injury risk using wearable technology to measure movements, receive alerts when they move in an unsafe or inefficient way and set challenges/earn rewards.
Ren Lu You, CEO Frontline Data Solutions
March 28, 2022 • 41 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with Ren Lu You the CEO of Frontline Data Solutions. Frontline is a optimization tool for data related to safety and health culture and compliance. Sheldon and Ren talk about his journey into safety from Harvard Business School and capital management. For more information: https://www.fldata.com/?grsf=gwf9cq
What will events look like to you in a post pandemic society?
March 21, 2022 • 17 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon asks what does events look like for your business post pandemic. Will you be doing more events in person? If so, Sheldon goes over some considerations for that. If you choose to do online events, then what will that look like in 2022?
7 things that I've learned from podcasting for 3 years.
March 14, 2022 • 17 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the 7 things that he has learned from 3 years of podcasting. 1-People love resources 2-Podcasting is hard, but rewarding 3-Capturing someone's attention virtually is a skill set 4- Your audience will let you know what they want to hear 5- You don't need a sponsor to start a podcast 6-Safety is multi-faceted and changing constantly 7-I like doing interviews Please subscribe to this podcast and share it with a friend.
E-tools for training and Resources from OSHA
March 7, 2022 • 22 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the OSHA website's etools and resource sections. Using etools as resources for your online classes or for clients is value added training. The US OSHA has a robust website for hazard recognition, evaluation, and controls. Using the etool, vtools, expert advisors, and checklists can get you praise from clients and students.
The Power of an Email List
February 28, 2022 • 23 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon reviews the power of an email list. An email list will: 1) Direct the conversation with the potential client 2) Reach people at their inbox 3) Allow people to get to know you 4) Send resources directly to your list 5) Have an intimate setting for conversation Sheldon then goes over "How" to get an email list. 1) Class Rosters 2)Contests 3)LIve Events 4) Landing pages 5) Utilizing social media Get more information on email marketing on SafetyConsultant.TV using code "SC101".
What's next for OSHA after the failed vaccine mandate?
February 21, 2022 • 22 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over what to expect now after OSHA's failed to get a vaccine mandate passed nationally. OSHA says: COVID-19 In order to determine whether the exposure occurred in the work environment or occurred away from work, the employer must evaluate the employee's work duties and environment. To address this issue the employer must follow the criteria in OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation at 29 CFR 1904.5 for determining work-relatedness. Because an employee can contract COVID-19 from an exposure at work or outside of the workplace, an employer whose employee has been hospitalized or is deceased due to COVID-19 needs to consider the following: • The type, extent, and duration of contact the employee had at the work environment with other people, particularly the general public; • Physical distancing and other controls that impact the likelihood of work-related exposure; • The extent and duration of time spent in a shared indoor space with limited ventilation; and • Whether the employee had work-related contact with anyone who exhibited signs and symptoms of COVID-19. 4 CDC Close Contact Close Contact through proximity and duration of exposure: Someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). An infected person can spread SARS-CoV-2 starting 2 days before they have any symptoms (or, for asymptomatic people, 2 days before the positive specimen collection date). The episode will help you coach your clients and workforce as to compliance with the General Duty Clause in the OSH Act 5(a)(1).
Gabe Glynn: Makusafe Co-Founder
February 16, 2022 • 43 MIN
In today's interview, Sheldon speaks with MakuSafe Co-founder Gabriel Glynn. MākuSafe® is an award-winning Safety, Data & Analytics solution aimed at improving worker health, safety, and productivity while reducing incidents and mitigating workplace hazards and risk exposures. The patented MākuSafe® system combines a robust safety management software platform with innovative wearable technology that provides immediate access to real-time EHS data with predictive value. Gabe Glynn, COSS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER Gabriel Glynn is the CEO of MākuSafe™ and a serial entrepreneur. Gabriel’s startup journey began began in 2007 and includes several technology and service-based companies. His passion for the industrial workforce began in his childhood; watching his father navigate a career in industrial machining and safety. Gabriel’s leadership has been recognized in many ways including a Gubernatorial appointment to Iowa’s STEM Council in 2020, and one of the Top 10 Leaders in Insurtech by ACORD. In 2019 Gabriel was named one of 30 Innovators To Watch by Digital Insurance, a list that includes powerhouse innovators like Elon Musk and his work with MākuSafe has been featured in more than a hundred publications across the globe. Gabriel and his wife of 15 years, Amanda, live in Ankeny with their two boys, Caleb and Tucker. Gabriel is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) and has a degree in Business Administration.
The Art of the Proposal -ASSP Webinar 2022
February 5, 2022 • 30 MIN
As a safety consultant, the proposal is the gateway to servicing your potential clients. Proposals are also the cornerstone to a profitable safety consulting company. However, creating a proposal can be tricky due to multiple factors that can confuse the consultant. This presentation will reveal the art of creating an effective and impressive proposal and teach the value of repeat customers. Topics of discussion: - Active listening - Project overview and timeline - Taking notes - Research - Pricing and knowing your minimum - Constructing the proposal - Delivery of the proposal - Follow Up and more
OSHA Recordkeeping 2022 Part 3
January 25, 2022 • 28 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon finishes up the OSHA recordkeeping 2022 training with a review of exceptions and a overview of the OSHA 300, 300a, and 301 forms. For more help, you can register for the OSHA recordkeeping seminar at www.primuswebinar.com
OSHA Recordkeeping 2022 Part 2
January 20, 2022 • 27 MIN
Sheldon continues his series on OSHA recordkeeping that reviews the basic 5 criteria for considering an illness or injury an OSHA recordable event.
OSHA Recordkeeping 2022 Part 1
January 10, 2022 • 18 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon takes on OSHA recordkeeping and who needs to report illnesses and injuries. The US has a compliance deadline of March 2, 2022 for submitting injury data online (some employers). This episode will be one of at least 3, with each episode being bite size. Please Subscribe to the podcast, so you don't miss any of this informative series.
Alex Outhred: Poker Pro and Consultant
January 3, 2022 • 38 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with poker pro Alex Outhred on decision making, understanding perceptions that cause you to make actions, instructional design techniques, poker during the pandemic, and how to promote your business through taking care of the clients. Visit Alex's poker pro page: https://introwise.com/alexpokerguy/
What I learned in 2021
December 27, 2021 • 25 MIN
In the final episode of 2021, Sheldon reveals what he learned from the podcast and the year 2021. Join Sheldon as he reviews lessons from episodes of 2021. After the reflection, Sheldon lets you know what to expect for 2022.
OSHA Compliance Christmas 2021 episode
December 20, 2021 • 16 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the breaking US news about OSHA's vaccine mandate and testing for COVID-19. He also wishes his audience a very Merry Christmas!
Dave Ferro
December 14, 2021 • 50 MIN
Dave Ferro is your support system. Dave is an OH&S consultant that provides his clients the tools they need to be assured in their procedures and confident in business. He believes in building collaborative relationships and fully understanding his client’s needs. Dave is a strong believer in looking after the best interests of his clients. Having an OH&S Management System in place protects employers and their livelihood, as well as employees who have their boots on the ground. Whether you are a small office team or a large construction company, Dave is capable and motivated to find the best solution for your business. A person of many talents and interests, Dave is a life-long learner. This makes him a relatable resource across a wide variety of industries, and organizations of varying sizes. He is equally comfortable on a heavy industrial site, in a high-end retail store, or at an academic institution. While OH&S might be the industry he’s in, Dave approaches every endeavour as someone who truly cares about people and what’s best for them. In addition to his 25+ years of experience, Dave is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), holds an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate from the University of Alberta, and is a Registered Emergency Medical Responder. He also has a long history of volunteerism and board experience, including his current work with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technologies Occupational Health and Safety Diploma Program.
Phil La Duke
December 6, 2021 • 121 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon interviews speaker and author, Phil La Duke. They talk about his writings, career as a motion picture safety consultant, workplace violence, and many other things related to safety and health practitioners and some really crazy beliefs going on in the world today. This information is suited for adults only.
US Thanksgiving Week Short
November 26, 2021 • 3 MIN
Thank you for being a listener! I'll be back with full episodes December 6, 2021.
Uncle Bill Stittiner Part 2
November 18, 2021 • 35 MIN
My continuing conversation with a member volunteer of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), Bill Stettiner about the need to address true barriers to inclusion in safety careers.
Uncle Bill Stettiner Part 1
November 15, 2021 • 40 MIN
A conversation with Uncle Bill Stettiner about Continuing Education Units; American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) relationship with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) becoming muddied; and other things going on in the mind of the "Safety Malcontent".
A Conversation with Jim Poesl of Safety Wars
November 8, 2021 • 58 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks to Jim Poesl of Safety Wars, regarding his career, podcasting, training, and more! Jim has 28 years of broad-based experience working in the environmental consulting field developing expertise in the recognition, evaluation and abatement of hazards to people and the environment. Areas of competence include experience in site OSHA compliance, Health and Safety/Hazcom Plan generation and implementation, indoor air quality investigations, bioterrorism response, extensive VOC and metals air sampling and air monitoring operations, Environmental Health & Safety training, site photography, oil refinery site remediation. BP Gulf Oil Spill Responder and Trainer. Author of Nuclear Terrorism, A Family Response Guide, Safety Wars™ Construction Safety Meeting Program, Safety Wars™ OSHA Recordkeeping Guide.
Mr. Howard Leight-Final Fit Safety, The World's First Plant-based Earplug
November 2, 2021 • 34 MIN
Mr. Howard Leight*, a name synonymous with Hearing Protection, is the creative mind behind Final Fit Safety, the new plant-based hearing protection products, and the improved fitting designs. Mr. Leight is the originator of the smooth, soft, bell-shaped foam earplug, and is also famous for inventing the industry’s first earplug dispensers and banded hearing protectors. Mr. Leight has continued to invent designs and spawn ideas which Final Fit Safety proudly brings to you today. *Neither Mr. Howard Leight nor Final Fit Safety are affiliated with or part of Honeywell, Honeywell Safety Products, or Howard Leight Hearing Protection® by Honeywell. Honeywell’s products carry their own separate trademarks. Final Fit’s products are separate and distinct from any product made and sold by those entities.
Gas Monitor Competence Training with Jason Call
October 25, 2021 • 58 MIN
In this episode of the Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus, Sheldon interviews Jason Call regarding Gas Monitoring Competence Training. Jason Call, is an internationally known speaker in Safety and Construction. He speaks English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has instructed throughout the Americas on gas detection and other safety products. He has worked with Homeland Security to provide gas monitor training for domestic and foreign military, and is a five-time featured speaker at the Tri-State Water & Environmental Seminar on the “Hidden Dangers of Confined Space Entry”. Jason has provided Gas Monitor Competence Training for many entities including: United States Marine Corps Southern California Edison Valero Refinery Orange County Sanitation District Los Angeles County Sanitation District CalTrans Los Angeles City Fire Los Angeles City Public Works City of Phoenix Armada de Mexico (Mexican Navy) UC San Diego UCLA South Orange County Wastewater Authority Port of Long Beach Tucson Electric Power He served as Territory Sales Manager for Honeywell’s BW Technologies portable gas monitors for 10 years and was Manager of Mexico and Central America for Biosystems Gas Detection. He also created and led the Cross-Cultural Communications training for Honeywell’s Customer Service and Technical Service teams. Jason is the inventor of the StormSlide erosion control device still used today by the US Forest Service and has spoken on civil engineering topics such as slope stability, waterproofing, drainage, and erosion control. He is also an accomplished speaker and trainer in sales, sales management, and is a professionally trained baseball umpire.
Safety Professional are Letting Us Down with COVID-19 Protocols
October 20, 2021 • 52 MIN
Sheldon's special guest this week is Jay Allen of the Jay Allen Show and Safety FM.. Jay and Sheldon speak a lot about how safety officers are ruining the field by playing politics regarding SARS-CoV-2 Virus and COVID-19 vaccines. Wheter you are a "vaxer" or "anti-vaxer", this episode will get you thinking and talking.
The State of Safety Today
October 18, 2021 • 28 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon speaks to 2 safety professionals that were student of his. They speak about the things that are concerns and priority for safety officers. Inevitably, we spend some time talking about COVID-19 compliance. After the interview, Sheldon annouces a big change with the show and an upcoming special guest.
The Self-Obligated Mindset: A conversation with Bryan S. Arnold
October 11, 2021 • 43 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon speaks to Bryan S. Arnold host of "The Authority Project" livestream show and podcast about his new book "Change for Good" and about how your would get an obligated mindset. Obligated to whom? Well, that would be to "you"! He gives us how to visualize and take action for success using his "WRAP" system. Bryan Arnold is a writer, productivity coach & podcast host who ironically absolutely loves TV & Films. It’s not the norm but he teaches creators & solopreneurs how they can produce at a high clip and still enjoy life as they know it! Bryan is currently finishing his new book, “Changed for Good” that delves into developing permanent change by optimizing your daily work. And his podcast, The Authority Project helps digital marketers, coaches, consultants & creators build authority in their niche. Bryan’s life mission is to help entrepreneurs become obligated to finish their daily and weekly tasks ultimately achieving the results they truly desire.
Yellowbird Returns Part 2
October 7, 2021 • 21 MIN
Yellowbird returns a year later to catch up on what is happening with the business. This time both Co-Founders are in the conversation, Michael Zalle and Michelle Tinsley. If you are a safety and health consultant or a company looking to hire a professional, this is a can't miss episode! Use code "SHELDON1558" Michael Zalle is the Founder and CEO of YellowBird. He is responsible for creating, building, and launching new concepts and companies, resulting in multiple successful exits over a 25-year tech career. He has built a career through a unique balance of commercializing novel business models, operationalizing innovative technologies and platforms, rapidly scaling operations and building market-shaping ecosystems. Michael’s companies and purpose are ever focused on serving others. Whether it be satellite systems for First Responders, environmental products for flood and spill response, or time and economic support for difference-making organizations, Michael believes in “doing well while doing good.” Michael’s college journey began at San Francisco State University and completed at Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School while working full time and traveling at age 19. As a lifelong member and mentor for the Amputee Coalition of America, he enjoys the time he’s able to invest in mentoring kids with physical challenges. Married 20 years with two children, Michael spends most of his free time at lacrosse or soccer games chasing balls, applying band-aids, and handing out snacks. He enjoys traveling and engages in a variety of sports including golf and tennis; he ranks himself an incredibly average golfer and perhaps even worse tennis player. 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.
Yellowbird Returns
October 4, 2021 • 32 MIN
Yellowbird returns a year later to catch up on what is happening with the business. This time both Co-Founders are in the conversation, Michael Zalle and Michelle Tinsley. If you are a safety and health consultant or a company looking to hire a professional, this is a can't miss episode! Register for a Pro today and use code "SHELDON1558" to let them know who sent you. Michael Zalle is the Founder and CEO of YellowBird. He is responsible for creating, building, and launching new concepts and companies, resulting in multiple successful exits over a 25-year tech career. He has built a career through a unique balance of commercializing novel business models, operationalizing innovative technologies and platforms, rapidly scaling operations and building market-shaping ecosystems. Michael’s companies and purpose are ever focused on serving others. Whether it be satellite systems for First Responders, environmental products for flood and spill response, or time and economic support for difference-making organizations, Michael believes in “doing well while doing good.” Michael’s college journey began at San Francisco State University and completed at Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School while working full time and traveling at age 19. As a lifelong member and mentor for the Amputee Coalition of America, he enjoys the time he’s able to invest in mentoring kids with physical challenges. Married 20 years with two children, Michael spends most of his free time at lacrosse or soccer games chasing balls, applying band-aids, and handing out snacks. He enjoys traveling and engages in a variety of sports including golf and tennis; he ranks himself an incredibly average golfer and perhaps even worse tennis player. 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.
96 Days Left to Get a WIN in 2021!
September 26, 2021 • 16 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon informs you that there is only 96 days left for you to get a WIN in 2021! End the year strong is a big new project, client, whatever is a WIN to you. He goes over Training, project marketing, LinkedIn Live, Facebook Groups, Event hosting, partnerships and more.
5 Ways to Make Income Online as a Safety Consultant
September 20, 2021 • 19 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon give 5 ways that the location independent consultant can make money on the road. 1) OSHA compliance work 2)Gig work 3) SME 4) Products 5) Advertising revenue.
OSHA Update September 2021
September 13, 2021 • 13 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the Presidential Speech in the US about the COVID-19 vaccination of US workers. He reads the portion of the speech that regard OSHA requiring vaccination and his thoughts on how to consult your clients about this pending rule.
Safety Consulting 101
September 6, 2021 • 17 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the Safety Consulting 101 free worksop coming Saturday, September 11, 2021 12:30-5:30 EDT. This don't miss event will get you ready for the age of regulation to come.
Crystal Turner-Moffatt, The Safety Diva (TM)
August 30, 2021 • 49 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with Crystal Turner Moffatt, the Safety Diva. Crystal is an: Experienced Professional / Consultant. Possess knowledge, expertise, and experience in the fields of EHS, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Sciences, Construction Management, Corporate/Compliance, Toxicology, Bioterrorism Preparedness, Pharmaceutical Sciences, R&D. Experience in the EHS field in multifaceted environments. Specialize in Heavy Civil Construction. Have acquired professional and specialized experience in governmental, laboratory, hospital, academic, and manufacturing environments. Have acquired a thorough knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local regulations. Specialist and the ability to plan and implement EHS programs to ensure full compliance with corporate/company policies and procedures. Possess outstanding and effective oral and written communication skills. Specialist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of SOP's, written programs and training modules. Expert in technical document and report production. Detail oriented, meticulous, and possess strong organizational skills. Resourceful able to prioritize and multitask. Readily able to take initiative to improve performance and production while maintaining EHS goals. Specialize in: Construction Oversight/Management, Heavy Civil Construction, experience with unions & subcontractors., OSHA & NYC DOB Training, HAZMAT Analysis/Air Monitoring/Site Assessments, EHS Audits, HASP Preparation, EHS Program Implementation, Industrial Hygiene, Toxicology
Q & A from my Facebook Safety Consultant Private Group
August 23, 2021 • 18 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon answers question from his Facebook Private group. The questions was related to what is a safety consulting painpoint and pricing painpoints. Additionally, he goes over the importance of using a regulatory driver to grow your business.
Meet UK Safety Consultant, Craig Calvert
August 16, 2021 • 36 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks to UK safety consultant, Craig Calvert of Calvert Safety Management. They speak about safety in UK, COVID-19 effects on the UK, Construction safety, and training tips.
Safe & Sound Week
August 9, 2021 • 25 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the International outreach from OSHA called Safe and Sound week. It is international because some participants will be outside of OSHA's jurisdiction. Sheldon gives a walk through the OSHA site through the eyes of a consultant or safety officer.
5 Tips to Up Your Regulation Game
July 26, 2021 • 21 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon give his 5 Tips to up your regulation game. As Safety and Health professionals have to interact with compliance officers, they will have to understand regulations. Sheldon is an OSHA compliance expert that gives tips as to how to excel in interpreting regulations. Music from Uppbeat https://uppbeat.io/t/vens-adams/voyager https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/gravity https://uppbeat.io/t/bosnow/night-freedom
Lessons Learned: Global EHS Interview
July 21, 2021 • 7 MIN
What did I learn in the interview of Global EHS Professionals? Well, here's 2 take aways.
Global EHS Professionals
July 19, 2021 • 44 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon intervies Edidong Udoh from episode 40 the founder of Global EHS Professionals and Mary Stine the CEO of the organization. They speak to Sheldon about the organization, the future, and other global concerns.
Writing a service contract
July 12, 2021 • 22 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon reviews considerations for drawing up a service contract for a longer term project.
Understanding the OSHA Authorized Trainer Program
July 5, 2021 • 32 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the nuances of becoming an Authorized OSHA outreach trainer, the process for receving your authorization, special conditions for being an authorized trainer, and more.
Supplemental Income vs. Just Income
June 28, 2021 • 10 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon gives some thoughts on supplemental income vs. just income. All consultant need to have more money coming in beside client work. Let's think about ways to make some income.
Basic Proposal Structure
June 21, 2021 • 28 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon goes over how to structure a proposal to give you the best chance of landing a potential client.
OSHA Update June 2021
June 14, 2021 • 43 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the current OSHA initiatives including COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, Vaccination, Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Joe Biden Administration and OSHA's future, and other updates to US OSHA.
Presenting for Success
June 7, 2021 • 21 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the steps to creating a successful presentation. He goes over what to consider when writing a title, objectives, resources, and more.
4 Pillars of Support for the Consultant
May 31, 2021 • 17 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon reviews his 4 pillars of support for the consultant. These pillars are: 1. Encouraging partner 2. Faith 3. Mentoring 4. Quality Resources.
My Instructor Fail!
May 24, 2021 • 18 MIN
Sheldon shares an instructor fail that he had during a training session. He give tips on how to save face and to have fun with it.
The Return of Dr. Jay Allen
May 17, 2021 • 28 MIN
Dr. Jay Allen of Safety FM returns to the show to be interviewed by Sheldon. They speak about Safety FM, the transportation industry, COVID-19, Corporate culture and safety culture, and so much more.
OSHA Recordkeeping Part 2
May 10, 2021 • 43 MIN
In the episode, Sheldon finishes his review of 29 CFR 1904 OSHA Recordkeeping. The recordkeeping standard is mysterious, but this podcast clarifies the standard.
Understanding OSHA Recordkeeping Part 1
May 3, 2021 • 33 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over what criteria are needed to have an injury or illness to be considered OSHA recordable. This part one of a two part series.
What are the competencies, skills, and qualifications for an EHS consultant?
April 26, 2021 • 32 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over some competencies, skills, and qualifications for an EHS consultant. He uses the framework from the Singapore Accord and ANSI to tackle this issue.
Construction Engineer and Safety Expert Taha Khalil
April 19, 2021 • 54 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with Construction Engineer and Safety Expert Taha Khalil. Accredited Consultant Engineer by the Saudi Council of Engineers SCE, with more than 25 years of broad experience in Management of Health Safety & Environment (HSE). Mr. Khalil is one of the KSA/GCC leading Safety Expert's for Multinationals, Midsize Businesses’. Is is also founder of Safety, Health, & Environmental Action Centre (SHEAC). SHEAC is one of Saudi Arabia's Leading provider of Safety Training & Consultancy Services. Established in 2006 in Jeddha KSA. Sheldon and Taha speak about his background and how he came into being a consultant. They also speak about the COVID-19 vaccine, work as a consultant, tips for new consultants and many more topics.
Threads of Enlightenment with Ken Primus
April 12, 2021 • 46 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon is being interviewed by his eldest brother Ken Primus, host of the Thread of Enlightenment podcast. They talk about Sheldon's story, tips to success, race, gender inequality, motivation, drive, and general brother fun stuff! Threads of Enlightenment podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1036666
OSHA Compliance Show-COVID19 NEP
April 5, 2021 • 24 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes into his initial thoughts on the OSHA National Emphasis program for COVID-19. He reviews the impact the new compliance enforcement efforts from OSHA to businesses.
The Return of the Tip of the Week
March 29, 2021 • 23 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon gives you a few tips of the weeks from the past and 1 new one regarding the new OSHA COVID-19 NEP.
Joshua and Ikumi of the Primus Effect YouTube Channel: Secrets to Succeeding on YouTube
March 22, 2021 • 54 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with the 2 YouTube rising stars Joshua and Ikumi of the Primus Effect. They tell us how they got started and the journey in being travel vloggers on YouTube. They also give tips as to SEO, Cover Art, Analytics, Production and more. You can be coached by Josh and Ikumi by emailing them primuseffect@gmail.com.
Phillip Russell, Board Certified OSHA and Strategic Labor and Employment Lawyer
March 15, 2021 • 48 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon talks to attorney Phillip Russell about labor law related to worker safety and OSHA. LinkedIn Profile: I help businesses when OSHA shows up for an inspection following a fatality or other reason. I have represented clients in construction, manufacturing, and other high-hazard industries in over 100 fatality cases and hundreds of other types of cases. I make sure OSHA conducts a proper inspection with the goal of avoiding or minimizing a citation. I also defend businesses when OSHA tries to enforce a contested citation by filing a complaint with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Solopreneur Coach: Vanessa Zamy
March 8, 2021 • 39 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with solopreneur success coach Vanessa Zamy. She goes over values that she sees for success and key things that hinder growth. They also discuss mindset issues for the entrepreneur.
EurOSM Dee Arp Dip2OSH CMIOSH MIIRSM MCIEA
March 1, 2021 • 45 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon talks with the COO of the international cerification body, NEBOSH. Dee speaks about her path to NEBOSH, the goals of the organization, how COVID-19 protocols lead to changes with the company and many other things. Degree: NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Certificate of Continuing Education Principles and Practice of Assessment studying for Masters in Education with Cambridge University Affiliation: Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner of IOSH Member of IIRSM Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors Speaker Biography NEBOSH’s Chief Operating Officer, Dee Arp is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner of IOSH and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. Dee moved into occupational health and safety 20 years ago whilst working at The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). After becoming a qualified health and safety practitioner; she taught on a wide range of courses and worked with several boards to implement safety governance. Prior to joining NEBOSH; Dee held the roles of Course Developer and Head of Occupational Safety for RoSPA. As NEBOSH’s Chief Operating Officer Dee has responsibility for providing leadership on all matters relating to qualification development and assessment of NEBOSH qualifications and compliance matters, including learning partner accreditation. Dee previously studied with Cambridge University for the Certificate of Continuing Education (Principles and Practice of Assessment) and is now undertaking further study with Cambridge University for a Masters in Education.
One young man's journey to success
February 22, 2021 • 27 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon tells a story about a young man that went from being a garbage collector to running his own business. He never gave up through no college education until as a working adult, divorce, working midnight shifts, using his 401 to start his business, and many other things. The story is tremendous and triumphant and gives hope to all that hear his story.
5 Tips to be the favorite instructor
February 15, 2021 • 25 MIN
5 Tips to be the favorite instructor 1. Know your material inside and out 2. Be prepared for any disaster 3. Don’t preach, but teach 4. Be respectful and personable of the ladies and men that work at the facility 5. Always help set up and tearing down
Top 5 Reasons people start a consulting business & Top 5 Reasons they talk themselves out of it.
February 8, 2021 • 37 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the top 5 reasons people start a consulting business and the top 5 reasons people talk themselves out of starting a consulting business. He gives his thoughts as to each of the points through personal experiences. Top 5 Reasons People Start a Consulting Business 1. Family obligations 2. Testing the waters for retirement 3. Burnout from employer 4. Being laid off 5. Restless and needing a challenge Top 5 Reasons People Talk Themselves out of Starting a Consulting Business 1. Imposter syndrome 2. Time constraints 3. Financial issues for start-up cost 4. No safety designation 5. Not knowing how to transition from safety officer to safety consultant
Start your Safety Consultant Business, Right Now!
February 1, 2021 • 19 MIN
Now is the time to start a safety consulting business. In the US, OSHA is back with regulations and direction. Many companies will need direction to stay in compliance. Across the globe, you can help with regulations, COVID-19 mitigation (if you have that experience), or even safety and health concerns that you have observed.
OSHA Update Show: January 25, 2021
January 25, 2021 • 27 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon goes over the Executive Order by President Biden to have OSHA respond to the COVID-19 pandamic. Also, he goes over the OSHA recordkeeping electronic reporting requirement and the new increased penalties.
Safety FM+ Episode
January 18, 2021 • 35 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon in plays the Safety FM+ show Around the Safety Pod. It's a show that scours the internet for any safety and health podcast and plays 10 clips. Sheldon is a fan of the show and the Safety FM+ channel. Buckle in and let's have some fun! More about the Around the Safety Pod: Have you wanted to know what is going on in the world of safety podcasts but don't have the time? Todd Conklin and Jay Allen have come up with a solution for you. Safety FM+ have done the work for you and have looked at all the safety podcasts from around the world. This monthly episodic show will let you know what is going around in the world of safety with Around The Safety Pod. Enjoy it exclusively on Safety FM+
Cassandra Dillon, MS, CESCO, SHEP, CSSM, COSS
January 11, 2021 • 79 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon speaks with Cassandra Dillon on a variety of issues from her safety career, fighting for wage and race equality in safety and society. Cassandra is an instructor for the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist Program and a adjunct professor. Additionally, she is a minister. She says that she will save your life or save your soul.
100th Episode with Jay Allen
January 4, 2021 • 71 MIN
This 100th episode edition is Sheldon celebrating with Dr. Jay Allen of Safety FM, Safety FM Plus, and Radio Big. They talk about the impact of the show, the Safety FM station, Sheldon's progression with the show and a few new revelations.
Road to 100 episodes-The Music Episode
January 1, 2021 • 34 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon continues the road to 100 episodes with a New Year's Day music episode. Sheldon writes and produces all the songs that you will hear (except for a remix he did of a Todd Terry song). Sit back and enjoy this with headphones, so you can get the full effect of the music production.
Road to 100 episodes-Pedro Maciel
December 31, 2020 • 36 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon and Pedro catch up after his heart attack this summer. They talk about his new lifestyle and mindset. Also, he gives Sheldon advice for life beyond 100th episodes.
Road to 100th episode-Dr. Linda Martin, PhD.
December 30, 2020 • 44 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon speaks with Dr. Linda Martin the Lorax about her life as an academic, the world of safety and health, and her life in general. Linda also give me good advice for beyond 100 episodes.
Road to 100th Episode-Sam Goodman
December 29, 2020 • 52 MIN
In today's episode, Sheldon continues the road to 100th episode with Sam Goodman the HOP Nerd. They speak about a bunch regarding what Sam is up to during these days, and he gives Sheldon some thoughts for beyond 100 episodes.
The Road to 100th Episodes Day 1
December 28, 2020 • 19 MIN
In this week, Sheldon talks about his upcoming week of daily podcast episodes leading to episode 100 on January 4th. Sheldon goes over some emails and notes from listeners. He also teases the upcoming services that will help consultants reduce overhead and grow their businesses.
My Public Apology
December 21, 2020 • 29 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon comes clean about something that has been on his chest regarding his behavior during this past US presidential election season.
Intermittent Silence and Meditation with Dr. Krishna Bhatta
December 14, 2020 • 63 MIN
In this week's episode, Sheldon interviews Dr. Krishna Bhatta about his mediatation app Relaxx and his book Journey from Life to Life: Acheiving Higher Purpose. Krishna Bhatta, MD, FRCS is an author, surgeon and an inventor, currently practicing as chief of urology at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. Dr. Bhatta began his life in a small Indian village, attended Patna Medical College in India, continued his education in the UK, and completed his research & medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Bhatta is equal parts practical and spiritual; he speaks and writes on meditation and spiritual topics, and frequently travels across the globe to meditate at holy sites and speak with luminaries from various spiritual traditions.
You need an email marketing system....Today!
December 7, 2020 • 28 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon says you need an email marketing system, today. He will go over the features one at a time to help you see what he mean • unlimited sends, o This means that there are no limits to how many emails in a month you can send. Some services will cap you at a set amount. • email scheduling, o You can create an email and then send it at a later date. This way you will be able to set up your messages on one day for the week, month, bi-monthly, whatever. • triggered automation by reader actions, o When someone clicks on a link in the email, you can use that action to target specific email to match their interest. L use this to send messages for subscribers that are interested in a specific class or podcast. The system will perform an action that would be “if this link is clicked”, then start this automatic message sequence. • easy email editing and tagging, o You can add text, pictures and links to the email very easily. It’s just like typing in a Word document. • Smart pages o You can have a page for people to sign up for your email or even give a free download without having you own website. The system will send the download after the person signed up for the newsletter. • autoresponders, o This feature is how you can make a series of emails to go out at different days to continue conversations with someone. You can do targeted messages over several days to promote a course, podcast, or anything. • even automatically creating draft emails from any of your existing RSS feeds. o If you have a YouTube channel or a podcast, then there is a RSS feed that gets broadcasted when you share something on that service. The email system will pick up the RSS feed and once a week create an automatic email for you to look over and send to your people. Email marketing should begin before you have a product or service. It’s a way to keep people updated on the most recent thing that you do. A smart email system will do something with the emails to raise engagement in the audience. They must first know you, then they will like you, lastly they will trust you. So after you build trust it becomes easier to sell your product or service to help them. Hope this helps you understand the process a little better. There are many email service companies, but not many do everything I just explained. I’ve been trying to find and offer my audience better resources as of late and I do have a wonderful company, If you’re ready to collect those names and emails from potential clients.
Host your own webinars and courses for supplemental income
November 30, 2020 • 24 MIN
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the importance of doing your own webinars and courses as opposed to being a contract instructor. Supplemental income is the only way to reduce the ebb and flow of income during the consulting cycle.
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 • 31 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 • 27 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 • 16 MIN
In this episode, I review the importance of Training for OSHA compliance.
SC44_Demystifying OSHA Part 3
December 9, 2019 • 15 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 • 41 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 • 44 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 • 36 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 • 42 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 • 36 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 • 67 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 • 83 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 • 53 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 • 54 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 • 74 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 • 59 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 • 29 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 • 36 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 • 26 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 • 31 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 • 39 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 • 27 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 • 32 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 • 26 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 • 35 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 • 34 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 • 28 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 • 38 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 • 64 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 • 36 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 • 37 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 • 33 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 • 34 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 • 33 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 • 11 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!