What our Clients have to say...
"I am writing to express the Northern Occupational Safety and Health Association (NOSHA) sincere appreciation for being a part of our annual fall 2012 safety conference in Grand Forks, North Dakota at the Ramada Inn. Your keynote address "Safety Culture Excellence 101" and the Behavioral-Based Safety 101 breakout session were well received by the safety professionals in the audience. Many of the safety professionals I visited with said that 'Shawn created a spark in our minds that we need to implement more than the traditional safety methods to create an excellent safety culture'. Your dynamic delivery kept everyone alert, and involved. Again, thank you for your participation and energy in making the day a big success. You definitely exceeded our expectations! We definitely recommend your services to all companies and associations wanting to promote a positive change in their safety culture and management."
Rick Else, ND Workforce Safety & Insurance
"Shawn was recently hired to be the guest speaker for our annual BBS conference. He did a great job and was well received by the attendees for his knowledge of the subject and his presentation."
John Cobb, PQ Corporation
"We just finished our Lean BBS Internal Consultant Workshop with ProAct Safety, led by Shawn Galloway. The feedback from the team has been outstanding. Shawn's ability to connect with a vastly diverse group of associates, managers and executives has been invaluable. His knowledge, ability, and most of all his flexibility in presenting the material has set us up for success. He was able to coach each of us on how to move from theory to practice using specific and well thought out examples and exercises. He engaged and motivated the entire team, the level of confidence soared after the session. We are all excited to get our employees engaged in the observation process and we are confident that it will have a huge impact on our safety performance and culture. Thanks Shawn!"
Mark Torch, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, The McGraw Hill Companies
"I am writing to express our sincere appreciation for being part of our annual ASSE Suncoast Chapter Professional Development Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Your keynote address "Building and Sustaining a Safety Culture" was well received and it kept all that attended glued to your every word, and they all seem to agree that it was one of the best ever! Receiving a standing ovation from this seasoned group of safety professionals is quite a compliment.
Your presentation supported our conference theme centered on Behavior-Based Safety and was engaging, entertaining, motivational and balanced with good substance for take-away utilization. Your dynamic delivery kept everyone alert, and involved. Again, thank you for your participation and energy in making the day a big success. You definitely exceeded our expectations! We look forward to working with you in the future."
Michael E. Adams, Vice President, ASSE Florida Suncoast Chapter
"Shawn is a high energy & talented professional. Thorough understanding of his business as well as the underlying principles & strategies for success. Highly recommend."
Dino Rosati, Plant Manager - NY Operations, Hollingsworth & Vose
"We had hired Shawn and his group for a global BBS implementation project and without a doubt Shawn and his team showed great results! The value for money far surpassed any of their competitors; he had a solid understanding of different cultures which was critical in this project and delivered results in some tough situations. Would not hesitate one bit to hire Shawn again to do ALL elements of BBS consulting, training, advising, etc.! Pleasure to work with!"
Andy Holynskyj, Director, Global ESH, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.
Andrew Pierce, Saint Gobain
"Shawn is a very good person, we have used Shawn in our BBS program with a great result. The program, the knowledge and attitude of Shawn is very good."
Henk Roeffen, Manager - Health/Safety & Security: Netherlands, Georgia-Pacific, LLC
"Our Company worked with ProAct Safety to Implement a Behaviour Based Safety Programme tailored to our specific needs. From start to finish the Company were very creative and had an expert knowledge of all issues around the subject. This led to a successful implementation programme and a massive reduction in accidents (50% in the first year) and gave us much better communications with all people on our site."
Ian Wilson, Safety Manager, Oughtibridge-UK, Georgia-Pacific, LLC
"Top management in our company spent an entire day with Shawn as he made a comprehensive, detailed, thoroughly understandable and enjoyable presentation of Behaviour Based Safety, and how it would be implemented and applied to our company (6,000 employees). One of the best prepared and most powerful presentations I've ever seen. Highly recommended."
Scott Williams, Vice President - Quality Assurance, Beaulieu Group, LLC
"We looked at several Behavior Based Safety (BBS) Consultants and eventually chose Shawn and ProAct Safety based on their philosophy of helping an organization create their own self-sustaining program. Shawn and ProAct are experts in behavior based systems, and held our hands early on, educating us about BBS, helping us to analyze site data, and understand BBS dynamics in the workplace. They helped us make the implementation as simple as possible while still addressing site specific needs. We have been extremely pleased in all areas with their work. ProAct helped us establish a great site BBS program as advertised, and also ensured it was self sustaining without further consulting. More importantly, we saw a reduction in injuries as a direct result of the BBS program. I would highly recommend Shawn and ProAct to anyone looking to establish a BBS program."
Justin Noll, Plant Manager, Cherokee Pharmaceuticals, LLC
"The ProAct Safety team nailed the essence of the issues facing successful managers on the safety front and has given them tools to become great leaders."
Ken Ciarletta, Regional Operations Manager, Bluelinx
"ProAct Safety provided our site with a unique BBS experience by first seeking to understand our existing safety culture and union/management relationship, and then helping us to customize and successfully implement a BBS program. They continue to provide support to our site and will remain a valuable resource on our path to safety culture excellence."
Janet Friday, Director, Cherokee Pharmaceuticals
"Shawn is an expert on BBS, his in-deep knowledge is well shared when he delivers training. He shares good advice and is always positive and encouraging. An enthusiastic speaker that lets you see he is a BBS believer and true practitioner."
Victor Jaen, EHS Regional Manager, Ingersoll Rand
"ProAct Safety implemented an "observation based" safety program at Impress North America. Shawn was an integral part of the assessment process, which included customized recommendations for each of our high-speed manufacturing facilities. Our Safety & Health Manager found Shawn's advice during the sometimes controversial implementations to be sound and creative. The Pro-Act process is simple and effective, resulting in measurable improvements in both accidents and safety culture at Impress North America, with good buy-in from both union and non-union employees."
Carolyn McKinney, Vice President, Human Resources, Impress North America
"I've been working with Shawn and ProAct since 2006. Shawn is a consummate professional and a very dynamic speaker. My personal interests in Behavioral Based Safety have been reinforced tremendously by his teachings (conferences, webinars, articles, podcasts, and power lunches). Best of all, Shawn is honest, sincere, caring and goes out of his way to help you out. I look forward to working with him more in the future."
David Cleveland, Behavior-Based Safety Task Force Member
"I have had the pleasure of working with Shawn implementing BBS programmes in countries throughout Europe, the course delivery and content was always first class, and tailored to suit the culture of the site and audience. I would not hesitate to use ProAct in the future should the need arise."
Paul Fenner, Director Safety & Health Northern Europe, Georgia Pacific, LLC.
"Several years ago I heard others talk about the benefits of ProAct's behavioral based safety efforts. At Omaha Public Power District we knew we needed some help taking us to the next level in safety, as we had leveled out on our recordable injury rate (Production Operations division). We stayed at 3.5 for around seven years. Shawn has done a fantastic job of helping us implement behavioral based safety practices. This appears to come easy for Shawn, as 'he is behavioral based safety'. You quickly learn that this is not just a job for him, it is a way of life. He talks of using it in his home with family members, as well as through implementations at other companies. Shawn's passion is obvious, behavioral based safety. The great thing is that he takes a couple of his talents and uses them to follow his passion. Public speaking is one of Shawn's many talents. You find him very captivating and inspirational. I think of him as Mr. Quote. From memory he can always produce an appropriate quote for the situation. The sharing of great ideas is another of his talents. These ideas helped our groups implement sustainable behavioral based safety practices."
Greg Krieser, Division Manager-Production Operations, Omaha Public Power District
"I have had the pleasure of working with Shawn on two plant-level safety transformations. In both cases, Shawn drove lasting and sustained safety improvement by elevating the skills and capabilities of the management team and, at the same time, transforming the attitudes of production employees. Both assignments were extremely challenging - older facilities with established cultures and ways of working. Success in such environments truly demonstrates the efficacy and utility of Shawn's approach and abilities. I would recommend him and his firm without hesitation to anyone that is serious about transforming their safety culture."
Yurij Wowczuk, General Manager, Illinois Tool Works
"Shawn represents one of the top companies in delivering cost-effective comprehensive behavioral-based business processes. A clear out of the box thinker that can offer pragmatic solutions...that can adapt to the culture of any company. I have been associated with ProAct for the past 13 years and will continue to capitalize on the continuous improvement opportunities that ProAct has distinguished itself in a very competitive marketplace. If you are looking for a business partner that has the business acumen and adaptive stance to deliver performance excellence...it would be a solid business decision to consider ProAct as a strategic partner. The performance outcomes will exceed expectation and leverage a safety culture of sustainable performance improvement."
Lloyd Hansen, Director Safety & Health, Martin Marietta Materials
"Shawn has the right skills to explain the concept to the decision makers and easily implement a programme through the teams in place in a perfect adapted manner. Indeed, I've learnt Behaviour Based Safety from Shawn and successfully tested in my organization the benefits of deploying it. I was skeptical at the beginning and trustful once the results were visible. I recommend working with Shawn whenever you consider Safety as a priority and this before overinvesting in equipment and useless technical complications."
Ciprian Florea, Technical Director, Engineering, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company/Mars Inc.
"Shawn and ProAct had helped our large manufacturing plant in Turkey with the most difficult task of all in safety, culture change and behavioral influence. They were able to communicate a simple methodology and made it possible for the employees to become their own safety consultants. All my employees have been touched by the Behavioral Based System Proact implemented and 2 years after implementation we are still using it with great results both in terms of keeping our record of not having had an accident and also educating our employees to act safely outside of work."
Charles Guler, Plant Manager-Turkey, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies