Danny Smith

SMS, CIT, Senior Safety Consultant

Danny Smith

Danny—a thought leader and subject matter expert in human factors management for SafeStart—regularly speaks at state, regional and national conferences on a variety of topics related to injury reduction, engagement and culture.

Danny has the ability to connect with any audience and to put them at ease. With over 25 years of EHS management experience in several industries, he can easily relate to a number of different environments. You may also recognize his voice as the co-host of the SafeTalk with SafeStart podcast.


Current Speaking Topics

Safety’s Flux Capacitor: Shaping The Future of Your Organization
If you had a workplace time machine, what insights would your future-self provide? Most leaders would want to use this opportunity to improve the outcome reliability in common problem areas like safety, performance, employee engagement and culture. The great news is reliable outcomes don’t require seeing the future. A human factors framework model can provide a prescriptive approach to addressing deficiencies in organizations. Participants will learn the common challenges associated with human factors—within both individuals and organizations.

It’s Not Rocket Surgery, It’s Brain Science! Understanding the Complexities of Safety
It’s easy to get lost in the discussion of the neuroscience surrounding the brain’s conscious and subconscious functions and their impact on injury potential. Gaining an understanding of concepts including habit formation, intentional and unintentional actions, and how human factors influence our actions is critical to improving our workers’ safety.

29.CFR.1910.Blah, Blah, Blah: What Comes Next Makes All the Difference
Compliance training is obviously required, but does it go far enough? If your safety program is only meeting minimal requirements, then it’s very likely that not keeping your workers as safe as possible. Moving from basics to best practices that address human factors can produce more reliable and predictable outcomes.

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


A special thank you for being a speaker for our educational program. This portion of our event was a huge success and we could not have achieved this without you.

Hilda Koskiewicz
Conference Program Manager, National Safety Council


Top articles

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Blog posts

SafeStart’s Danny Smith Among the First to Receive New SMS Designation

Safety’s Impact on the Bottom Line