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Bennett Ghormley, Special Advisor, OSHA Relations

Mr. Ghormley is Zero Injury Certified through the Zero Injury Institute and through the National Center for Construction Education and Research as a Master Trainer in Construction Safety and as a Construction Site Safety Technician; additionally served as OSHA Construction Outreach Instructor through Federal OSHA, certified on 29 CFR 1926. 40+ years as safety professional and consultant. Mr. Ghormley has served as expert witness and appeared before Civil Courts on fatality and injury cases. Mr. Ghormley has served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston in the Department of Construction Safety and as Engineering Graphics instructor at San Jacinto College.


  • BS Texas A&M University
  • University of Houston-Post Baccalaureate studies, Certificate in Secondary Education

Employment History:

  • Self-employed: Safety Consulting in Construction; Contractors and Owners
  • Founder/President, Consultant Zero Injury Consulting, 2010-Present
  • Founder/President, Consultant Zero Injury Institute 2009-Present
  • Crawford Industrial Services, LLC, Partner, 2015-Present
  • AltairStrickland, VP, Chief Safety Officer and VP of Human Resources, 2005-2012.
  • Certified Safety Specialists, Executive Vice President Safety, 2002-2005.
  • S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd., Partner, Corporate Safety Director, 1979-2002

Industry/Association Service

  • Chairman Emeritus, Houston Area Safety Council, 2017-Present
  • Chairman Board of Directors, Houston Area Safety Council, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2013
  • Board of Directors, Texas Safety Association 1989 – 2006
  • Chairman, Texas Safety Association 1996-1998
  • National Chairman, Safety Committee, Associated Builders and Contractors 1998 – 2000
  • Chairman, Safety Committee, Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Houston- 1990-1997
  • Member, NCCER National Safety Committee, 2000–2002
  • Member, Construction Maintenance Education Foundation, CMEF,1994-1995
  • Chairman, Amoco-BP Contractors Safety Association-1997 – 1999
  • Member American Society of Safety Engineers, 1986 – 2012; officer-1995
  • Member, Houston Business Roundtable, Safety/Health Committee 1988 – Present

Industry Honors and Awards:

  • Houston Area Safety Council-Named as first recipient-Director Emeritus, 2017
  • Houston Business Roundtable/Houston Area Safety Council-Named as first recipient-Lifetime Safety Achievement Award, 2012
  • Texas Safety Association-Named as the first recipient of the “Safety Manager of the Year” award
  • Awarded the Chairman’s Award 5 times, from the Texas Safety Association for

Outstanding Safety Record in Texas

  • Awarded the Houston Business Roundtable Safety Excellence Grand Award for Outstanding On-The-Job Safety Performance 6 times
  • Awarded the National Conference of Business Roundtable Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Award, 1990, 1993 and 1997.
  • ABC National Safety Award Winner, 1998 and 1999.
  • Three-time nominee for Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) by American Society of Safety Engineers.
  • Construction User’s Round Table (CURT) National Safety Award, 2001


  • Zero Injury Safety Talks
  • Workplace Safety Standards”, Hydrocarbon Processing
  • Competent/Qualified/Designated Person”, ABC General Conditions
  • “Why Don’t They Listen”, ABC General Conditions
  • “Why Safety is a Moral Issue”, HACSC Newsletter
  • Monthly Safety Articles for Business and Industrial Connection Magazine (BIC), 2002-2019
  • Contributes Quarterly Safety Articles for ABC Build Houston Magazine, 2010-present