It's rare to find someone who is both a safety professional and an entertaining speaker, but Richard fits the bill. While his depth of knowledge and experience make for content-rich sessions (Richard spent ten-years as a safety engineer and management trainer in the Nuclear Industry), he also draws on his sense of humor and theater background to deliver presentations that are truly enjoyable.

An accomplished guitarist and singer-songwriter, Richard weaves original songs and parodies into his presentations and uses all manner of innovative props, prizes and stories. Audiences can't help but participate, learn and have fun. Richard's one-of-a-kind presentation style sets him apart and allows him to connect with audiences from start to finish.

Richard's depth of knowledge also comes from his interactions with thousands of leaders in hundreds of organizations in a wide array of industries, including energy, manufacturing, chemical, construction, healthcare, technology, retail, food services, transportation, government and education. His diverse background and his experiences as a union and nonunion employee, line worker and manager, and now successful business owner, give him the insight to relate to people at all levels, from employees to CEOs, truck drivers to scholars.

Richard stays on the leading edge of the safety industry. His credentials include numerous safety and technical certifications from various organizations including the National Safety Council. He has authored two books Spice It Up! 52 Easy Ways To Turn Your Safety Meetings From Bland to Grand and The Safety Leader's Guide Book the popular Puzzle Pak: 25 Safety and Health Puzzles.

Richard has addressed thousands of people in hundreds of organizations and associations in a wide array of industries, including energy, manufacturing, chemical, construction, healthcare, technology, retail, food services, transportation, government and education.

Keynote Presentations

Attack Stress at Work
Proven Methods for Handling Stress and Reducing its Impact on Performance
It's a fact that in today's fast-paced world, we are expected to get more done with fewer resources. This kind of stress can affect people's safety performance. In fact,  according to the American Psychological Association, stress is a major factor in many accidents. During this in-depth training, participants will learn how to attack stress - the modern epidemic. Whether it's stress due to a frantic work schedule or unexpected life changes, they will discover proven ways to handle day-to-day stressors. And, the workshop itself is a great stress reliever because it's so much fun!

Bring It on Home
Powerful Inspiration for Living a Safe and Healthy Life
According to the National Safety Council, U.S. workers are safer on the job than in their homes or communities. Nearly all of workers - unintentional fatalities and more than 70 percent of disabling injuries occur off the job. For every two workplace injuries, there are five off-the-job injuries'. During this engaging and convincing presentation, Richard Hawk moves audiences to change their dayto-day habits while they are away from the job. He offers practical, easy-to-remember tips and techniques to replace dangerous and unhealthy habits with behaviors for a safer and healthier life. Safer habits at home lead to safer habits at work.

Create a Vibrant Safety Culture
Lead the Way to an Accident-Free Workplace
Leaders face a special set of challenges when it comes to safety performance. Not only do they have to understand a wide array of safety requirements, but they also need to possess the social skills to influence people to perform better. This engaging training session helps leaders develop those skills and create a vibrant safety culture that everyone will buy in to. Participants will learn how to increase their influence as a safety leader and better inspire employees to take to heart their company's safety and
health values.

Find Your Focus
How to Reduce Accidents and Mistakes by Paying Better Attention
In today's fast-paced world, lack of focus and mental distractions are a major root cause of accidents.  Every year, un-focused acts cost billions of dollars in damage and injury. 'Find Your Focus' combats this problem by giving participants the tools to concentrate better, heighten their attention to detail and effectively manage distractions. The end result? A safer workplace.

Great Leaders Make Safety Fun!
Using Your Influence to Create a Vibrant Safety Culture
Leaders at Southwest Airlines, Google, Raytheon and other world-class companies know that when employees are in a good mood and enjoy their work - in other words, having FUN - they perform better. That means they make fewer mistakes and have fewer accidents. In this engaging program, leaders will learn how to leverage their influence to instill a spirit of fun in your company's safety culture. Richard Hawk, world-renowned expert on making safety fun, uses stories, props, songs and innovative interactions to share what he?s learned from working with hundreds of leaders in all kinds of industries. Audiences can't help but have fun while they discover new ideas they can put into action right away.

Just Imagine!
Innovative Ideas to Keep Your Safety Program Fresh and Alive
This mental workout will give you the power and the skills to create safety and health campaigns guaranteed to pump-up your employees. Let Richard take you on a surprising and wonderful ride that will strengthen your amazing imagination and hone your creativity. A stronger imagination will not only make you a better problem solver, but also give you the passion, know-how and ideas to revitalize all aspects of your safety program.

Spice It Up!
Practical Ways to Turn Your Safety Presentations from Bland to GRAND!
Let's face it - safety meetings have a reputation for being boring. But they don't have to be! Using the time-tested techniques in Spice It Up, your safety leaders can deliver captivating, compelling and memorable safety meetings that will promote safe behavior and reduce accidents. Participants will master various presentation skills and learn dozens of ways to take even the most mundane topic (even hazmat and confined space training) and turn it into an exciting learning experience. No more napping in
your safety meetings!

The Future of Safety
A Hawk-Eye View of New Trends on the Safety Horizon
During this insightful presentation, Richard Hawk shares what is on the horizon for the safety and health field and how you and your company can take advantage of emerging trends. Richard's work with dozens of companies in a wide array of industries every year allows him to see firsthand what is new, what is developing and what isn't working with respect to safety. Don't get left behind! Find out everything you and your team need to know to keep your safety program on the leading edge.


Richard was a huge success. The employees loved him and want to know when he will be coming back!
- North Coast Opportunities

This was my second time attending a 'Richard Hawk Presentation'. The first time was great and the second was even better! Great job, I love it!
- BP

Richard was AWESOME! INTERESTING! And I can't wait to have him back!
- Equistar

Another great success. It was an excellent presentation and was well received by all.
- Exxon Mobil Refining and Supply Joliet Refinery

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