I completed my work study internship program with Illinois State University at Horton Safety Consultants,” states Chris Pfeiffer, Safety Consultant. “I knew that if they were to ever offer me a safety position, I?would accept the opportunity blindfolded.”
Chris Pfeiffer is currently a consultant on the Horton Safety Team and provides routine and annual audits of both construction and general industry. His daily routine focuses on in-depth employee training, with specialization in applicable OSHA requirements, industrial hygiene exposure monitoring and accident and incident investigations. “I?enjoy engaging in face-to-face discussions with our clients, while developing ways to better their understanding of OSHA's complex requirements,” Chris said. “I am passionate about explaining the need for a ‘safety culture' on all worksites and at all facilities.”
Chris has developed a unique philosophy when it comes to occupational safety. “Safety is a field that remains relevant and ever-changing,” he said. “Safety in the workplace will never plateau – we will always find safer ways to perform job tasks and duties.”
The thought of making a difference in his industry, keeping his clients more productive and ultimately saving lives is what compels Chris to be a true advocate when out in the field. “I would like people to pay more attention to the risks around them,” he said. “A safer environment should never take a backseat in the workplace.”
“My goal is to educate and demonstrate what a vital investment safety really is,” he continued. “Sustaining a safety culture can make a company productive and successful at all levels of operation. Our clients start to experience what their companies are really capable of when they have zero loss time, no employee injuries and no OSHA visits or violations. Minimizing these problems dramatically keep their insurance premiums at a low as well.”
Chris was drawn to the occupational safety industry in college through a class he took called “Safety in Society.” The class emphasized the risks that people take everyday without thinking twice, especially those within the workplace. “Teaching others what I know is the best choice I have ever made,” Chris said.
- Bachelor of Science, Safety Illinois State University, Normal IL
- American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Member