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Mr. Ghormley is Zero Injury Certified through the Zero Injury Institute and through the National Center for Construction Education and Research as a Master Trainer in Construction Safety and as a Construction Site Safety Technician.


Mr. Ghormley has served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston in the Department of Construction Management.


As Corporate Safety Director has received the following honors and awards:

  • Named as the first recipient of the “Safety Manager of the Year” award presented by the Texas Safety Association

  • Received the Chairman’s Award 5 times, from the Texas Safety Association for Outstanding Safety Record in the Southwest and Gulf Coast Area

  • Received the Houston Business Roundtable Safety Excellence Grand Award for Outstanding On-The-Job Safety Performance 4 times

  • Received the National Conference of Business Roundtable Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Award, 1990, 1993 and 1997.

  • ABC National Safety Award Winner, 1998 and 1999.

  • Construction User’s Round Table (CURT) National Safety Award, 2001


Career highlights:

  • Achieved over 25,000,000 Safe Work Hours (without a lost day injury), 1996- 2002.

  • Maintained EMR at or below 0.20 for six years (1996 – 2001).

  • Three time nominee for Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) by American Society of Safety Engineers.

  • Received Lifetime Safety Achievement Award, 2012 by Houston Business Roundtable.

Mr. Ghormley has published the following articles:

  • Workplace Safety Standards”, Hydrocarbon Processing, March 1991.

  • Competent/Qualified/Designated Person”, ABC General Conditions

  • “Why Don’t They Listen”, ABC General Conditions

  • “Why Safety is a Moral Issue”, HACSC Newsletter

  • Contributes monthly Safety Articles for Business and Industrial Connection Magazine (BIC), 2002-Present

  • Contributes monthly Safety Articles for ABC Build Houston Magazine, 2010-present


Books published:

  • The Book on How to Achieve 30 Million Safe Work Hours

  • Zero Injury Safety Talks

  • Blue Collar Board Room

  • Never give up on your Dreams

  • The Ditch


Safety Areas of Specialty-Service

  • Accident Investigation/reconstruction/witness

  • Site Inspections/Assessment

  • Construction Pre-Task Analysis

  • Job Safety Analysis

  • Development/Implementation of Contractor Safety and Health Programs

  • Behavior Based Safety

  • Industry/Association Service

  • Board of Directors, Texas Safety Association 1989 – 2006

  • Chairman, Texas Safety Association 1996-1998

  • National Chairman, Safety Committee, Associated Builders and Contractors 1998 – 2000

  • Chairman, Safety Committee, Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Houston-1990-1997

  • Member, National Safety Committee, NCCER -2000–2002

  • Member, Construction Maintenance Education Foundation, CMEF,1994-1995

  • Chairman Board of Directors, Houston Area Safety Council, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2013

  • Chairman, Amoco-BP Contractors Safety Association-1997 – 1999

  • Member American Society of Safety Engineers, 1986 – 2002; officer-1995

  • Member, Houston Business Roundtable, Safety/Health Committee 1988 – Present


Employment History:

  • Founder/Owner, Zero Injury Consulting, 2010

  • Founder Zero Injury Institute 2009

  • Certified Safety Specialists, Executive Vice President, 2002-2005.

  • AltairStrickland, V.P. Corporate Safety Officer and Human Resources, 2002-2012.

  • S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd., Partner, Corporate Safety Director, 1979-2002

  • Safety Consulting to multiple Construction, Turnaround, Mechanical and Specialty Contractors

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