Safe Teach - GlobalLLC
Electrical - Construction - Expert Witness
Mike Gibson: President
B.S. Safety - M.B.A.
1325 Overstreet Lane – Lagrange Ky. 40031
Office (502) 225-0503 / Cell (502)741-3144
Mike Gibson: Certified Safety Professional and President of Safe Teach-Global.
I have been a key influencing factor for top safety performers nationally, as well as internationally; and have been recognized and benchmarked as an expert in implementing safety processes for some of the world’s largest companies.
Over the course of my career I have directed Electrical and Construction training; representing some of the world’s largest companies. As a result of my influence, EON (the world’s largest energy provider) developed a “World Class” “Nationally Certified Electrical Training” program and won countless national and global awards.
Providing an aggressive and energetic approach to safety, combined with the implementation of behavior-based techniques, is the key to the successful impact I have had on employees and business. My expertise has resulted in appointments to the “NIOSH Injury Prevention Council” and the “OSHA Electrical Federal Best Practice Team”.
In 2007 I graduated from Webster University with an M.B.A., after having completed a Bachelor of Science Degree (with distinction) in Occupational Safety Management from Indiana University in 2002. I hold technical certifications in the electrical safety and have completed numerous hours of research and postgraduate work in the field of electrical, construction, human and industrial relations.
Dynamic speaking capabilities and interactivity with audiences have granted me national recognition. I am a sought after speaker in the areas of electrical, construction, organizational behavior and cultural changes in work force safety.
With fourteen plus years of hands-on electrical maintenance, switching and operational experience, I took the lead in building Louisville Gas and Electric’s first formal “Electrical Training” program.
Results-driven safety professional with extensive experience in program management. I possess in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in electrical, construction and technical subjects along with safety culture development. Twenty five years of progressive management experience. Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA, Electrical, Construction, NFPA 70 and 70E, NESC, and ANSI, standards, as well as human resource policies and procedures. Successful classroom instructor and seminar trainer. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Developing innovative solutions to challenges through problem solving and creative thinking. Focused on cost containment in all aspects of program management.
Areas of Expertise
Electrical, Construction and Energy Delivery
Construction and Project Management
Litigation Assistance – Expert Witness
Safety Culture Development
Relationship and Team Building
Program Evaluation and Development
Presentations, Seminars, Public Speaking
Global Exposure to World Class Safety Processes
Chaired Numerous Professional Committees
Championed Numerous Safety Awards
Systems Safety Analysis
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Root Cause Analysis
Coach and Mentor
Numerous Technical Level Certifications
President SafeTeach-Global, 2009 – Present
Appointed to Federal OSHA “Electrical Best Practice Team” representing the Edison Electrical Institute. Appointed to the Kentucky NIOSH Injury Prevention Council. Develop and instruct courses in Electrical Contact and Arc Flash, Construction and Utility safe work practices. Expert Witness for the D.O.L. and the private sector, high integrity and recommendations from all of our clients. Training and keynote presentations in Electrical Contact and Arc Flash, Construction and Motivational Safety.
Indiana University Southeast, Senior Lecturer Department of Applied Health Science, 2002– Present.
Develop and teach courses in electrical safety and supervise program curricula development. Coordinate activities of the safety program and recruitment of students into the program. Administer safety programs at I.U., advising students on academic progress. Nationally acclaimed instructor of world class “Electrical Safe Work Practices”. Co-founded a safety education partnership used by over 150 companies across the nation.
EON-US, Energy Delivery Senior Safety Professional and Contractor Safety Program Manager, 2000 - 2009
Performed activities to enhance the overall safety performance of Energy Delivery and EON-US. Developed and provided education and training including “Electrical Safe Work Practices”. Conducted safety program evaluation, developed electrical PPE assessments for job categories and tasks for all employees. Conducted audits and inspections, worked closely in the field with electricians and line employees. Enhanced cost efficiency, consistency, quality, customer service and effectiveness in the public safety program by analyzing current public safety approach and benchmarking other utility programs. Supervised safety educators; participated in streamlining the safety education program with new goals and methods to ensure success. Initiated and developed a communication process, incorporating union, management, and professional safety staff involvement.
Designed and implemented a world class “Nationally Certified” “Electrical Technician” training program. Implemented a Performance Based Safety process reducing injuries by over 60 percent for employees and contractors.
Managed the dielectric testing processes for the entire E.ON U.S. enterprise, (one of the largest dielectric testing labs in the nation).
Louisville Gas and Electric, Project Engineering 1997 – 2000
Provided electrical safety consultation services for engineers and attorneys. Served as a senior level safety consultant in the planning, directing, budgeting, and oversight of all electrical construction projects over one million dollars. Instituted a Performance Management System to be consistent with departmental goals and objectives.
Designed and implemented a safety reorganization that led to an over 70% reduction of injuries.
Led project team (1,800 employees and contractors) to the Kentucky Governors Safety Award. (Kentucky’s top safety award).
Louisville Gas and Electric, Maintenance Services 1979 - 1997
Managed safety processes for electrical, mechanical and boiler maintenance departments for eight power plants. Evaluated safety programs, injury and illness record keeping, and complaints of unsafe working conditions.
Investigated and analyzed accidents, performed occupational safety and health duties, including inspections, incident investigations, safety education and training, industrial hygiene sampling, audits and assessments.
Implemented an ergonomic and hazard mitigation processes reducing injuries by over 60%.
Helped develop and implement Louisville Gas and Electrics first formal electrical (technical and safety) training program.
Fourteen years of hands-on maintenance, operations and electrical switching experience including high voltage electrical distribution.
Expert Witness Cases:
M.B.A. Webster University, 2007 - 3.62 GPA
B.S. Indiana University - with Distinction, 2002 - Occupational Safety Management
Technical Certifications – Electrical and Building Trades
Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Certified (Electrical) Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA), National Safety Council
Construction Health And Safety Technician (CHST) Board Of Certified Safety Professionals
NIOSH Injury Prevention Council
Indiana University Senior Electrical Advisor for the Occupational Safety Degree Program
Numerous opportunities within EON-US, including Electrical Safety for executives, safety managers and leadership groups
Numerous “Electrical Safety” classes for the U.S. Department Of Defense
Institute for International Research, Central Networks and the United Kingdom
American Electric Power
The Edison Electrical Institute and American Gas Association (Two of the largest “Electric and Gas” associations in the World)
Association of American Builders and Contractors
Kentucky Governor’s Health and Safety Conference 2002 through 2014
University of Louisville
University of Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky University
Numerous “Electrical Safety” seminars around the globe.
The “Kentucky Governors Safety Award” 2004
The “Royal Occupational Safety Performance Award” 2007 and 2008
Kentucky’s “Safety Educator of the Year Award”
Top Safety Performer for the world’s largest utility company
Numerous cases as a “Safety Professional” working for and representing EON-US (the world’s largest utility company)
Elliott vs. D.O.L. - Testified on Behalf of Elliot Electric
Electrical contact and arc flash exposure
Pike vs. D.O.L. – Testified on behalf of Pike Electric
Employee working around high voltage electrical distribution
Kone Crane vs. D.O.L. – Testified on behalf of Kone Crane.
D.O.L. vs. MidSun Group – Offered opinion on behalf of D.O.L.
Electrical contact and arc flash exposure
D.O.L. vs. Dunbar – Offered opinion on behalf of Dunbar
Electrical contact and arc flash exposure
Keener vs. Consolidated Container Corp. – Offered opinion on behalf of Consolidated Container Corp.
Electrical arc flash injury
D.O.L. vs. Amtek Corp. – Offered opinion on behalf of Amtek
Electrical arc flash and explosion (fatality)