Gary Glader, CSP
President, Safety Consultants
If you ever find yourself driving behind a car with a license plate that reads “SAFMAN1”, just know that the driver, Gary Glader, understands the business of safety better than almost anyone in the country.
Gary is the President of Horton Safety Consultants, a Horton Group subsidiary, which provides comprehensive safety consulting services to a growing number of industrial, construction, public entity and service operations. Since 1991, Horton's Safety Consultants team has given the agency the ability to offer their clients a multitude of services designed to control exposure to risk at every level of operation.
“Safety Consultants doesn't just walk through a client's facility and point at burnt-out exit signs and frayed wires,” said Gary. “We identify fundamental flaws in existing safety programs and then develop, implement and maintain effective programs.”
Gary's first and most immediate goal is to make the client's facility a safer place to work. This has the residual effect of saving clients a great deal of money.
“Our proactive safety programs are ROI intensive,” said Gary. “We lower experience modifier ratings, reduce the prevalence of claims, and help to foster environments where productivity and morale is higher than before. In one case, we helped a large auto parts manufacturer in Illinois reduce their losses from $900,000 to $200,000 in a single year!”
Gary is a Certified Safety Professional with nearly 30 years of experience in occupational safety. He is recognized nationally as an industry expert and is involved in numerous professional and trade associations, including the National Demolition Association (NDA). Gary's involvement with the NDA and OSHA has helped foster a more productive working relationship between the two organizations. As a result, curriculums are being expanded and new courses are being rolled out throughout the country.
Gary makes his home in Mokena, Illinois with his wife and two children. He enjoys soccer, funny films and revving up his Harley – with a helmet on, of course.
- B.S. in Occupational Safety / B.S. in Business Administration, Illinois State University
- CSP - Certified Safety Professional in Comprehensive Practice
- Standard First Aid Instructor – American Red Cross
- OSHA 10-Hour Hazard Awareness for Construction Instruction
- NUCA Competent Person for Excavation Instructor
- NUCA Confined Space Entry Instructor
- National Demolition Association
- Construction Safety Council
- Underground Contractors Association
- American Subcontractors Association
- Plumbing Contractors Association of Greater Chicago
- Joint Plumbers Apprenticeship Training Program
- First Aid
- OSHA 10-Hour Hazard Awareness for Construction
- Competent Person For Excavation Training
- Confined Space Entry Training
- OSHA Lead In Construction Training
- Respiratory Protection Training
- Scaffolding and Fall Protection Training
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As many other employers do, I attributed most of the accidents we experienced to a lack of common sense, especially since we provide safety training, safety equipment & a state-of-the-art facility. Horton Safety Consultants has shown me how programs designed to establish responsibility & accountability for safety can actually cause change in behaviors resulting in fewer accidents & injuries.
Scott Arquilla, Vice President
Best Homes, Inc.
The certified safety professionals at Horton Safety Consultants have worked with all levels of our organization to assess our safety needs and implement cost-effective solutions.
Barb Scieczkowski, Vice President
R. Carlson & Sons
Horton Safety Consultants play an important role in our ongoing effort to maintain a strong culture of safety at Ryan. Their consultants effectively communicate with all levels of our organization to help all our employees understand our corporate safety goals and objectives. The safety success we enjoy is directly reflected in our bottom line results, providing us with a competitive advantage in a very competitive market.
Cheryl Demrow, Corporate Safety Director
Ryan Incorporated Central