Are you looking for a speaker for your next safety meeting or safety banquet? Whether it is trying to convince management to invest in safety or just trying to get your employees to buy in to your safety culture, CORE Safety has two dynamic safety professionals that will leave your audience with a different prospective on safety.


Russ Bartholomew CSP, CHST, CHSP | President

Russ is a graduate from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Safety Management. Russ has over 15 years of experience in the safety management field and currently holds his designation as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Russ has spent much of his career helping employers deal with large insurance losses and training supervisors and leadership on the cost benefits of an effective safety program and culture. Russ presents on the financial impact safety performance has on a company. His presentation is designed to ensure leadership that safety is not just an expense center but is potentially a profit center for your organization. His presentation is designed for management professionals from CEOs to front-line supervisors.

“Every company executive should hear Russ’s presentation on the financial impact that safety performance has on a company. His breakdown of the experience modification rate (EMR) and explanation on the financial impact injuries have on our company was exactly what our company management needed to hear.”

Ed Pontis - Signal Energy


Kraig Kyle CSP, CHST, CHSP | Vice President

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Kraig has over 12 years of practical safety management experience that includes developing and managing corporate safety programs for both large and small corporations and advising client leadership on best management and loss control practices. Designed for management and front-line supervisors, Kraig presents on how management’s behavior impacts the safety culture of an organization and the role “perception” has in the workplace as well as in our daily lives.
Kraig is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management and currently holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) certifications from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.


Lee Shelby | Motivational Speaker

Lee Shelby is a bi-lateral below elbow amputee. Lee lost both hands just above the wrist in an electrical accident that occurred on August 12, 1991, while working for Memphis Light, Gas & Water. Lee currently wears body powered prosthetics which now take the place of both hands. Lee is a husband, a father of three children, and a grandfather. Lee’s story about his accident on that dreadful day, the lack of personal safety that resulted in the accident, the struggles that he has had to overcome, and his willingness to fight the challenges of his disability make his presentation inspirational to any workforce.

“As a safety professional, I know that you can have all the safety procedures in place and still have accidents. Employees need to understand WHY they are important. Seeing their response to Lee’s presentation showed me that ‘making it personal’ with personal stories like his will have an impact. I will strive to do more to make it personal.”

Safety Engineer - BP Oil


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