Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CET

Senior Safety Consultant

Tim Page-Bottorff

Tim is an inspirational certified safety professional who brings over 20 years of occupational health, safety and environmental experience. He has received the coveted ASSP Safety Professional of the Year for Region II and also for the Arizona Chapter.

As a United States Marine, Tim earned the Humanitarian Service Medal and is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He started his safety career in the Marine Corps and is very proud of his continued grassroots approach.

Tim has been published in industry magazines and online, including in Safety Decisions, Coatings Pro Magazine, Professional Safety Magazine, the Journal of Environmental Management, and by the Water Environment Federation. He is also the author of The Core of Four: 4 Tools To Navigate Roadblocks To Great Human Performance.

Participants in Tim’s training sessions benefit from his enthusiasm and unique ability to immediately put his audience at ease through humor and personal life experiences.


Current Speaking Topics

Protecting the Frontline with Military Precision
Supervisors play a starring role in safety performance. But, a lot of times they are promoted without going through safety or leadership boot camps. The basic training that got them started may not provide specific safety knowledge or the communication skills needed to keep their crew safe from the potential hazards coming out of the trenches every day.

Tim uses his military background and his safety expertise to explain how safety professionals can apply that military discipline needed to help supervisors be effective in protecting the frontline workers, getting engagement to retain training, ensuring compliance and setting a positive safety climate.

Embrace Errors Don’t Hide Them
People are often ashamed to admit they’ve made a mistake—but human error is unavoidable. The reality of the situation is that simple mistakes can often have serious injury outcomes. Should you focus on helping people prevent making errors in the first place or focus on managing errors with sound systems thinking?

Tim will demonstrate how to do both. See why individual, group and systems thinking is needed to effectively prevent injuries and continuously learn from everyday variances in work to avoid serious consequences.

Leapfrogging from Compliance to Culture
There are several stages companies eventually progress through on their journey to zero injuries. With limited time, budget and an urgency to mitigate risk, safety professionals need to spot the most efficient path by pursuing the big improvement opportunities that will move them well beyond OSHA compliance to a self-compliant culture of safety.

Humor in Safety…From Blah Blah Blah to Ha Ha Ah-ha
Injecting humor into safety meetings can take them from being dreaded to highly anticipated! Attendees will be introduced to simple techniques that can make meetings not only fun but motivating and informative.

View Tim’s speaker video below for a brief overview of what to expect in his sessions. To book Tim for a conference, association or corporate speaking event, please contact us.


Tim, your presentation was the best one I attended. You really have an art of captivating an audience and making them laugh. Great job!

Jude Lee
Conoco Phillips

Top Articles

The Habit of Safety

All Hands on Deck

Humor in Safety

Incident Investigation and Reporting


Blog Posts

Tim Page-Bottorff, Named Safety Professional of the Year

When Humor Meets Safety

Two of the NSC Top 10 Speakers are SafeStart Consultants

Make Safety Training More Engaging With Stories


Free webinar

All Hands on Deck

Safety trainers can get better engagement and knowledge retention by changing how their training is delivered. Discover the truth about training effectiveness, find out how to leverage multiple training methods and learn to deal with common challenges in safety training.

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Free webinar

Humor in Safety

Let’s face it, safety presentations can be dull, yawn-inducing torture. Humor in Safety provides techniques to make safety training more engaging with tips like how to relate yourself and the training topic to the audience, the importance of storytelling and when to use humor to achieve learning objectives.

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