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James A. Bishop, MBA, CSP
President and Founder
A safety professional with a Bachelor of Science and an MBA. He has 35 years experience in risk management, safety, and finance both with fortune 500 corporations and small employers.

Jim authored works on topics dealing with Continuous Improvement in Safety; Safety Program Development Process; Bridging the Gap Between Safety & Disability Management; and Critical Components of an Effective Safety Program. He publishes a Client ‘Risk Management Newsletter’ and served on the editorial advisory board and was a contributing author to Aspen Publishing’s Industrial Rehabilitation Services: Forms, Checklists, & Guidelines.
American Workplace Consultants, Inc. is a unique, multi-faceted consulting services company that can address a variety of client needs from regulatory compliance management and response, to leadership team development and enhancement. We are steadfastly focused on being the best of class in the delivery of our compliance and business consulting services to assure optimum outcomes for our clients’ needs.

Founded in 1992, we began as a single independent consultant and focused our growth on strong client relationships and supported that through an alliance of premier business partners. We are centrally located in the midsection of North America close to established, growing manufacturing and construction markets and logistically well connected to the global marketplace.

We engage committed consulting professionals with a passion to confront challenging problem-solving opportunities and a mutual desire to exhibit our premier reputation. Ongoing professional development training ensures the delivery of leading edge technical assistance engendered in the best practices of the profession.

We have demonstrated our impeccable skill levels, credentials, track record, and reputation in our market base allowing us to grow from two clients at inception in ’92 to more than 20 clients currently. We are now poised to add staff and resources to launch a multi-sector growth plan.  

Our Vision:  Lead the industry in professional excellence by delivering Integrity, Innovation and Impact that will bring clarity and strength to our customers’ stated mission.

Our Mission:  Define the future in Leadership and Management Development Training and Value Stream Optimization worldwide.  

Our Technology:  Our delivery of those services is supported by state of the art technology that will support the best practices of our profession to assure quality outcomes and measurable results.

Our Passion:  Re-engineer business enterprises with sustainable systems necessary to ensure success.

Our commitment to excellence translates into services that revitalize your business plans, not canned programs that will lose impact soon after introduction.

Our strategies will bring into focus your safety priorities in context with current safety needs and evolving regulatory trends.

Our pledge to indoctrinate your workforce with a sound safety culture and understanding of shared responsibility for ensuring a safe workplace.

Our experience in developing programs sensitive to the company's risk adversity and in context with strategic plans and stakeholder interests.  
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Jim conducts audits, risk assessments, OSHA interventions, accident investigations, leadership and team building training, and leads client needs assessments focused on strategic realignment and sustainable process and system improvements. Safety proficiencies include machine safeguarding,
lockout/tagout, welding safety, power press safety, machine hazards inspections, hazard communications, confined space training, forklift training, materials handling safety, fall protection, scaffold safety, trenching, power tools, and use of personal protective equipment.

Although in private practice, Jim is also an OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry and Construction Safety. This authorizes him to conduct 10 and 30-hour safety training courses in accordance with guidelines provided by the OSHA Training Institute.

1973–1976 BSBA, Finance, College of Business Administration, The Ohio State University.
1981–1984 MBA with concentration in Finance, University of Connecticut

Professional Certifications:
Certified Safety Professional - ASP 1994, CSP 1995
Authorized as OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction since February 18, 1998
Authorized as OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry since April 19, 2000

Professional Affiliations:
Risk Management Society (RIMS)
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
OSHA Outreach Trainer (10 and 30 Hour – General Industry and Construction)
Founding President of HFC Safety Council and member of Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter
Frequent speaker at local, state, regional, national and international HSE Conferences
2010 – member of Delegation of ASSE Safety Professionals to China - exchanged ideas and best practices with Chinese Government Officials and Chinese EHS Professionals
March 2011 was a featured speaker at ISEM’s International Safety Conference in Lima, Peru

Civic Affiliations:
Bright Local Schools – VP of Board of Education, 2003 – present, Labor Negotiations Team,
Legislative Liaison and founding member of Strategic Planning Team
Highland County Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors, 2004 – 2010, served as Chairman of the Board, member of Executive Committee and Chair of Audit Committee
Member of Highland County Manufacturer’s Council
P-16 Regional Education Council, 2006 – present, founding member and Exec. Committee
Adjunct business professor @ Southern State Community College

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