Luis Paz, III
Senior Vice President
It is not often that you find a safety consultant standing over two grills cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for one of his client's employees as a reward for a quarter that was free of OSHA-recordable injuries. However, Luis Paz from Horton Safety Consultants (NSC) finds it important to recognize the accomplishments of his clients when they embrace safety programs and improve the atmosphere of their workplaces.
Since 1999, Luis has been the Senior Vice President for NSC, a Horton Group affiliate. With nearly 20 years of safety experience, he provides safety consulting for businesses based on each company's individual needs. In addition, Luis' bilingual abilities allow him to effectively communicate safety issues to the rapidly growing Spanish-speaking workforce.
As a certified OSHA Instructor, Luis provides 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA training, which includes instruction on OSHA inspections, violations, industry standards, and safety. Luis is also a Hazardous Materials and Waste Handling instructor, as well as an American Red Cross Standard First Aid instructor. Although he is a certified instructor for many specific topics, Luis spends much of his time crafting tailored safety programs for clients in the areas of construction and industrial safety operations.
When asked about some of his proudest accomplishments, Luis described one specific client. “I have been involved with this client for three years, and in that time, I have helped improve their safety program. I provide monthly safety training to all employees on applicable OSHA and operational requirements. The same training is provided to the team members in Spanish. My client's experience mod has reduced from 1.2 to 0.9. I also meet with supervisors monthly to guide them in identifying unsafe conditions and employee practices during day-to-day operations. We have conducted Industrial Hygiene activities to document noise levels, which have proven beneficial to hearing conservation program needs and compliance. In addition to the improved safety conditions, I would say that even employee morale has improved.“
“My priorities include determining major areas of concern for clients, and developing safety programs including plan maintenance and loss reduction. The most rewarding part of my job is when we help clients achieve measurable goals, such as reduction in injuries resulting in lower premiums or a reduction in employee turnover. That is where the true value is apparent for our clients.”
Luis resides in Indiana with his wife and children. While he enjoys vacationing outside of the country, most weekends Luis is found swimming, biking or spending time outside with his family. In addition, Luis loves to write, watch movies and listen to music.
- M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health, Indiana State University
- B.S. in Management, Purdue University Calumet
- U.S. Department of Labor and OSHA Construction Outreach, OSHA 10 and 30-hour Instructor
- U.S. Steel Gary Works 40-hour Hazardous Materials and Waste Handling Instructor
- American Red Cross, Standard First Aid Instructor
- American Society of Safety Engineers since 1990
- Purdue Alumni Association since 1992
- Horton Safety Consultants Senior Vice President since 2008; Senior Safety Consultant, 1999-2008
- Purdue University Instructor ֠Adjunct Faculty since 1999
- J.L. Manta/HMS Services, Inc. Safety Representative, 1998-1999
- United Scrap Metal, Inc. Safety Director, 1994-1998
- General American Transportation Corporation Assistant Safety Manager, 1991-1994
Read More From Customers
We are extremely pleased with Luis’ knowledge of safety issues and his skill working with our employees and management personnel. He makes safety a top priority for all of us.
FJ Kerrigan Plumbing Corporation
Safety services since May 2005
Luis has become part of the team here at Rail Exchange. He focuses on the true safety issues and provides valuable ongoing training for our team. Without him, we would not have achieved such a developed safety culture.
Rail Exchange, Inc.
Safety services since June 2005
Luis’ bilingual training ensures that all of our employees receive the same level of valuable safety training. Our experience modification factor has reduced dramatically over the past several years, as Luis has created an awareness of safety for every member of our team.
Louis Ruffolo & Son
Construction Safety services since June 2003