Ron Gantt is the Vice President and a Principle Consultant for SCM, a safety management training and consulting firm located in California. Ron has over 15 years of experience working with organizations in a variety of industries, such as transportation, utilities, construction and chemical manufacturing. He is a Certified Safety Professional, a Certified Environment, Safety and Health Trainer, and an Associate in Risk Management. Ron has a graduate degree in Safety Engineering and Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Occupational Safety and Health. He is a regular speaker at national and regional conferences, and author of numerous articles, chapters and blog posts on safety leadership and human factors. Ron was named a Rising Star in Safety by the National Safety Council in 2013 and was a recipient of the Young Talent designation from the Resilience Engineering Association in 2015. He is also co-editor of SafetyDifferently.com.