David J. Sarkus, MS, CSP (The Safety Coach®) is the president and founder of David Sarkus International, a leading-edge, health, safety, consulting, and training firm.  He has nearly 30 years of occupational health and safety management experience in large, diversified industrial settings.  Experience, education, and leadership qualities have allowed him and his firm to successfully apply cutting-edge strategies and tactics for some of the biggest and best run organizations in the world.

David Sarkus, MS, CSP - The Safety Coach®As a safety strategist, consultant, author, speaker, and coach, David and his colleagues have been helping bridge the human performance gap in safety for over 25 years.  The focal part of their efforts include climate and culture assessments; strategic safety planning; safety culture and change processes; behavior-based safety; leadership, engagement and alignment; safety coaching; and attention control tactics.  David is a recognized authority in the practice of occupational safety management.  His writings have been featured as cover stories for Professional Safety Magazine and Industrial Safety & Hygiene News.  He’s also served as technical editor of ISHN.  David is the author of five books and more than 50 peer-reviewed articles.  He’s also the host of a Coastal’s best-selling video,  which features Bobby Bowden, one of college football’s all-time greatest coaches.

David Sarkus holds a Master of Science in Safety Management from West Virginia University and a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California.  He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by examination.

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