James Kendrick

CSP, Director, EHS Training
Textron Inc.
Recently named by Occupational Hazards magazine as one of the most influential safety leaders of the last decade, James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP has over 30 years experience in the fields of safety, education and training. He is currently the Director, EHS Training for Textron Inc., Providence R.I.. Textron Inc. is a $14.2 billion Fortune 500 multi-industry conglomerate with major brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, E-Z Go, Greenlee and Jacobsen. As such he is responsible for developing and leading EHS training strategies for businesses in 29 different countries with 37,000 employees worldwide. Prior to this position, Skipper was Corporate Manager, Industrial Safety and Hygiene for Bell Helicopter.

Skipper holds a BS degree in Industrial Technology, with a safety option, from Louisiana State University. He recently received ASSE’s highest honor, that of being named a Society Fellow. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by examination. Skipper holds ASSE’s Certificate in Safety Management and Executive Safety Certificate and has been named 2009 Safety Trainer of the Year. He has been named Safety Professional of the Year at the Chapter, Region and National level. Skipper is also a certified OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

He has presented a wide variety of general safety, safety management, workplace training and communication seminars to audiences including Federal and State OSHA, Workers Compensation programs, general industry, educational institutions and trade or professional organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Skipper is the co-author and instructor of Safety Management I & II; required courses for ASSE's Certificate in Safety Management. He is also a faculty member of the Society’s Executive Safety Certificate program.

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