About Dave Smith
Dave Smith is a safety professional with over 20 years of consulting experience in construction, manufacturing, health care and service industries. The goal of his practice is to prevent injuries and illnesses and to control the costs of loss. Previous employers have included Heath Cal, CareAmerica and Zenith Insurance.
Dave is a published author in Professional Safety, NSMS Insights, AGC California Constructor and Concrete Construction. He has been invited to speak before groups from the World of Concrete to the National Safety Management Society.
Dave is a Certified Safety Professional (Board Certified), an Associate in Risk Management and a Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM). A Professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), he was elected a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He served as the ASSE Bay Area Construction Section Chair from 2003-2005, and National Safety Management Society 1991 Golden Gate Chapter President. Dave is a member of the Bay Area Environmental Safety Group, the Bay Area Ergonomics Roundtable, and the National Fire Protection Association.
Dave received the distinguished ASSE Consultants Practice Specialty (CPS) Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award at ASSE’s 100th Anniversary Professional Development Conference (PDC), held June 12-15, 2011 in Chicago, IL. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recognized safety professionals across the country for their contributions to the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field, as well as their contributions to individual practice specialties.
Dave is a graduate of Cogswell Polytechnic College (Safety Management) and Ohio University (Government/Communication). Continuing education includes courses from the University of Southern California Extension and the University of California San Diego Extension.