This is the story of how Safety Made Simple came to be—it is the personal story of our founder, Chuck Pirie. In order to understand our vision and mission, it is helpful to explain how it all got started. The following is a very condensed version of the story—if you wish to learn more, contact Chuck and he will gladly share it with you. From Chuck:
During many years as a safety consultant I realized that most people make things way too difficult, and conversely, that most things are much simpler than what people tend to make them. This fundamental belief is at the core of how I approach and share my passion for safety; with the belief that safety success is best achieved when there is a simple and clear message. I noticed that my most successful clients had a simple truth; their leaders really cared for the safety of their people, and that a genuine and sincere desire for their safety was the driving force behind their safety efforts. With this heart held belief, their commitment and interest in safety was understood by all employees, and this clarity paved the way to their safety success every time. It was that simple.
The same “make it simple” realization about faith occurred to me during a bible study. Many people think that there is probably a long set of rules, or a crazy path that needs to be followed, in order to be loved by God and to achieve salvation. The reality is that the path is as simple as the path to safety; love God with all of your heart and be committed. God loves you already and all you need to do is believe in Him. When this is your genuine and sincere belief, then your commitment becomes obvious to everyone. The parallel between this and safety became very clear, as did a need to share it with others.
Being able to demonstrate the “simple” message in safety training is what Safety Made Simple is about. The goal of everyone at Safety Made Simple is to share “the simple message” in our training, and in everything that we do. I hope that you find that “simple” is a message that works for you.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”
Chuck Pirie, Founder
North America’s trusted provider of safety training for the agriculture and livestock industry.
Helping working people avoid the heartache of death and injury.
OUR CORE VALUES
A dedicated team serving with integrity, excellence, accountability, and the Golden Rule.
Chuck Pirie is CEO and a content creation expert for Safety Made Simple, bringing over 25 years of experience in the cattle feeding industry. A nationally recognized safety expert in this area, he has been a consultant to more than 70 feedlots throughout the country. His safety experience includes work in the agriculture, industrial, health care and public entity areas since being awarded a Master of Science in Industrial Safety from the University of Central Missouri.
Chuck holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and has been a frequent presenter at multiple safety conferences. He is also an active member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).
Joe Mlynek is a content creation expert for Safety Made Simple, bringing over 17 years of experience in the grain industry. He has also worked in the milling, fertilizer, manufacturing, insurance, construction, and maritime industries, and is a safety columnist webinar presenter for the Grain Journal.
Joe is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and an Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) through The Bureau of Certified Safety Professionals. He is also an active member of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society and the National Grain and Feed Association.
Simple Training Truths – a proven process for more than 2,000 years:
- Simple is best
- Understand the audience
- Clarity is critical
- Share the message with a story
- Show them the way
- Ensure understanding
The above process works best when it comes from the heart, with passion and conviction.
Every Safety Made Simple team member believes. We believe that putting the needs of others comes first. Our purpose is simple: to provide a clear message that shows people the safe way home.