Chuck Douros

Chuck Douros

Charles J. Douros, CSM, is senior consultant for ProAct Safety. Organizations in every major industry engage Charles to guide them on the journey to achieve and sustain excellence in safety performance, strategy, organizational development and safety culture. In addition to his duties as a safety consultant, Charles serves as a 2020 Delegate, supporting the National Safety Council's Board of Directors. Encapsulating a 35-year management career, Charles has been a small business owner, safety executive and regional EHS Director for a Fortune 100 Company. Today, he personally implements safety performance and cultural improvement processes, including behavior-based safety for major industries including manufacturing, ag, mining, construction, oil & gas. Charles is a Six Sigma Green Belt experienced in Lean Manufacturing, and a proud member of ASSP, National Safety Council and Kentucky Safety and Health Network. Charles regularly presents at major safety conferences including the National Safety Council's Congress & Expo, Wisconsin Safety Council, Kentucky Safety & Health Network, Northern California Safety Consortium, and BLR's Safety Summit. He is a prolific writer of organizational leadership and safety content and has authored articles for a variety of publications including EHS Today, ISHN, IndustryWeek, EHS Daily Advisor, Safety Decisions Magazine and Occupational Safety & Health Magazine, among others.


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Speaking Topics
  • Behavior-based safety
  • Accountability
  • Safety cultural assessment
  • Leadership


"It was an absolutely great experience taking Chuck and Terry's workshop in Houston, September 18-20. The broad and combined years of experience in the EHS world puts the Proact team on a higher plane than most. Insights into proactive measures for our EHS management systems, learned in the course, are already being applied at our company with real success. The workshop truly assisted my team in putting structure/framework around our BBS program, and it's already producing great results for Halyard."

Bill Swanger, Global EH&S Leader, Halyard

"Charles Douros's insights into safety leadership strategies and coaching for supervisors provided a great value to attendees of BLR®'s Safety Summit 2018. Members of the audience found his presentations inspirational, informative, and helpful in their pursuit of boosting management buy-in for safety and building a stronger overall company culture. Charles' professionalism and expertise make him an asset for any EHS industry event!"

Justin Scace, Senior Editor, BLR's EHS Daily Advisor and Safety Decisions magazine

"Chuck worked with multiple different levels of our company ensuring our safety strategies continue to support our growth and development strategies. He used his industry experience to give us honest feedback and guidance on our safety programs and practices based on actual data collected at our facility. Chuck was professional, friendly and easy to work with."

Landon Goodman, President, Modern Waste Solutions

"Chuck worked directly with our senior leadership team and led the effort at a time when the company was working hard to develop and implement several important and lasting safety strategies. While working with us on our strategic direction, he — at the same time- worked with our field employees and supervisors on our safety culture. I relied on Chuck to give us honest, open feedback about the current state our company's safety efforts, and trusted his insights on how to improve."

Candace Bonney, owner (retired), Bonney Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Rooter Service

"For nearly fifteen years, I've been fortunate to work with Chuck in several safety leadership capacities. Chuck has a way of engaging all levels of the organization from line workers and supervisors, to the C-Suite executives. As our senior consultant, he has led cultural assessments, LEAN efforts, organizational, transformative projects and behavior-based safety implementations for small business and regional operations. Consider him if your organization is pursuing safety excellence and ready to get to work on improving safety culture. He'll help you get there."

Bart Spence, Area Manager, BBSI

"I had the pleasure of working with Chuck as he led our cross-functional team of manufacturing professionals through the successful launch of our behavior-based safety process, engaging associates to demonstrate personal safety leadership and transforming the overall organizational culture. The result was a significant decrease in TRIR, as well as a decrease in worker's compensation claims. If your organization is considering engaging a consultant to help lead a safety leadership transformation, I highly recommend reaching out to Chuck and the rest of the experts at ProAct Safety."

Elaine Rudolphi, Director of Manufacturing, SC Johnson

"Working with Chuck, you can expect collaboration with all levels of the organization, passion and innovation — traits that made him a strong member of the team that produced results for our organization. As well, I always found Chuck to be well-versed in the field of EH&S and he was excellent at balancing the needs of the employees with the requirements of management; often a tough balancing act for any Safety Professional. His upbeat. positive approach made our employees want to participate in his behavior-based safety programs."

Nora McCarthy, Executive Vice President, Human Resources Kettle Cuisine

"I had the privilege of working with Chuck while we were together at Ralcorp's Frozen Bakery Division. His drive and expertise stood out among his divisional peers and he quickly became recognized for building effective programs and processes that advanced the entire division's safety performance. Chuck is highly skilled in developing and delivering processes that are not only effective, but are also practical to implement and sustain (an often overlooked attribute!). I highly recommend Chuck for anyone looking to make significant advancements in their organization using real-world sensibility."

Kevin Haslebacher, CEO, Inked Organics