Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus

Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus


The Safety Consultant Podcast with Sheldon Primus is your weekly guide to starting or growing a profitable occupational safety and health consulting business. Do you feel that your knowledge would be better served, if you are your own boss? Your knowledge can help more people improve their workplace safety. Most of what you know may be wasting in a job that limits what you can do for the overall health and safety of workers. Now is the time to start your own safety consulting business!

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212 episodes

5 Tips for Scheduling 2023

In this episode, Sheldon goes over 5 tips with setting up your 2023 consulting and training schedule. Avoid a bad situation before it happens by being intentional with scheduling your appointment and classes. Here are the 5 tips: 1. Schedule know things first a. Events b. Classes c. Family events/trips 2. Don’t plan anything too early in January 3. Try a 6 month schedule for more flexibility 4. Look for client projects for production downtime for early 2022 5. Match your calendar with the family calendar

Nov 30
Holiday Short

A short message to open the holiday season.

Nov 25
Zoom Tips and Tricks Part 2

In this episode, Sheldon continues giving tips on Zoom setup, Meeting tips, and Engagement methods.

Nov 16
Zoom Tips and Tricks

Sheldon goes over some tips and tricks with Zoom. This is a 2 part episode to help get the most of your Zoom sessions.

Nov 10
Brief Overview of the OSHA website

In this episode, Sheldon reviews the website and shows the hidden gems on the website. No matter where you are in the world, the resources found on the OSHA website will help your consulting business.

Nov 03
OSHA Outreach Trainer Tips, Pricing and Rules

In this episode, Sheldon reviews the OSHA outreach training program requirements, gives pricing guidance or 10 & 30 hour outreach training, and shows how to upsell an outreach training job to compliance training work.

Oct 26
5 Ways to stay "top of mind" for your clients

in this episode, you get 5 tips on how to stay "top of mind" for your clients. These practical tips can yield repeat business.

Oct 19
OSHA Compliance Assistant Specialist Tool Overview

In this episode, Sheldon goes over the OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist Tool. This tool can be used for your safety consulting business to get your new or prospective client to be OSHA compliant. This is a step by step tool used to assist business owners with understanding what is necessary for OSHA compliance in their specific industry.

Oct 12
Reasons to Start Your Safety Consulting Business Today

Many people have been contacting Sheldon about how to start a safety consulting business. This episode gives reasons and tips for starting your own safety consulting business.

Oct 05
Special Show Announcements-September 2022

Episode recorded in Florida during hurricane Ian.

Sep 28
Podcast Update

In this episode, Sheldon gives an update on the podcast release. He is looking for listener input on which day to release the podcast. You can contact Sheldon before 9/25/22 at

Sep 21
Dr. Todd Conklin: Do Safety Differently

Sheldon interviews Dr. Todd Conklin about his new book with Dr. Sidney Dekker, "Do Safety Differently." During the conversation, Sheldon and Dr. Todd talk about defining safety differently, the faulty H.W. Heinrich's safety pyramid, possible dangers of wearable safety technology, safety metrics abuse and many other pressing safety topics. "Do Safety Differently" is the right book for the right time in safety.

Sep 13
Understanding the OSHA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs)

In this episode, Sheldon answers another question from the US Safety Facebook group. A member asked if there was good resource for learning how to read the US OSHA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs). He goes over the OSHA website to explain how the CFRs became laws and the best way to interpret the codes. Visit OSHA.Coach for the upcoming OSHA Compliance Help workshop.

Sep 05
Creative Ways to Get and Retain Clients

In this episode, Sheldon goes over 5 creative ways to get clients and 5 creative ways to retain clients. This question was brought up from the Safety Consultant Facebook group. You can also get more tips by attending the Safety Consulting 101 virtual event.

Aug 29
OSHA Update Summer 2022

It's time for the OSHA update for the summer of 2022. Sheldon goes over the latest on OSHA with compliance assisstance and enforcement. This summer has OSHA asking for comments on a new heat stress prevention standard. OSHA is also taking on suicide prevention and trenching fatalities in the summer. Also, the fatality tracker is back on the OSHA website. That means a return to Obama era thinking for OSHA.

Aug 24
Safe and Sound Week 2022

The US OSHA is having its annual Safe and Sound Week 8/15-8/21. Safe and Sound week is a nationwide event that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. This week should be used to start safety initiatives, check on existing safety and health programs, and get workers to participate in safety activities. Sheldon gives you some ideas for this week. Also visit to learn about 2 events happening in September.

Aug 15
Viewstub VP of Strategic Partnership, Joshua Veninga

Sheldon interviews Joshua Veninga, the VP of Strategic Partnerships with Viewstub. Sheldon has been using the Viewstub platform for several years. Joshua reviews the benefits of viewstub, creativity of the software, and outstanding customer service. Virtual event, in-person events, and hybrid events are back in full force. Viewstub will get you looking like a giant organization even if you work alone.

Aug 09
The Return of Allen Woffard: A Mind in Constant Motion Part 2

Part 2 of the co-interview between Sheldon Primus and Allen Woffard. They continue their talk about consulting, podcasting, training tips, stress relief aids, essential oils, and a lot of stuff. You can take the Safety Consultant Blueprint course:

Aug 01
The Return of Allen Woffard: A Mind in Constant Motion

In this episode, Sheldon speaks with the one and only Allen Woffard, Dairy of a Bald Man podcast host, and former student. Allen has a brillant safety and health mind that seeks to change the industry from the ground up. His training is innovative, fun, and sucessful. We catch up and talk about when I was his trainer for the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist program (COSS), podcasting, and consulting. Join us for this fun and informative co-interview. I am also hosting the 2nd Annual Safety Consulting 101 virtual event in September. For more information:

Jul 27
Keys to Conducting a Mock OSHA Audit

In this episode, Sheldon goes over how to conduct a successful mock OSHA audit. You will have to do some research, from reading National Emphasis Programs to client-written programs. If you want to provide audit services for clients, then this is important information. Also, please visit Safety Consultant TV for more consulting tips. Use code SC101 for 30 days free trial.

Jul 18
Pricing Strategies for Instructional Design Work

In this episode, Sheldon goes over the mindset for pricing an instructional design gig. You will have to think past hourly for successful pricing.

Jul 11
Independence Day

Independence Day message from Sheldon. Visit: SafetyConsultant.TV and use code "SC101" for 30 Days free.

Jul 04
5 Must Have Skills for a Successful Consultancy Practice

In this episode, Sheldon talks about his 5 must-have skills for a successful consultancy practice. These skills are not in order, but they are: Creativity, Humility, Ingenuity, Stubbornness, and Guilt-Free Downtown. Having these skills will keep you from burnout and help you manage your business. Visit :

Jun 27
National Safety Month for Consultants

In this episode, Sheldon goes over thoughts on how to get the most from the US National Safety Month. During the month of June the National Safety Council has organized and raise awareness of occupational safety. Sheldon reviews how to use this week to provide services and resources for clients and potential clients. Visit SafetyConsultant.TV and use code "SC101" at checkout for 30 days free.

Jun 18
Utilizing Regulator Compliance Letters for Client Services

In this episode, Sheldon talks about using the EHS regulators compliance enforcement letters as a roadmap and tool for client services. When you understand the compliance letters, then you will see how regulators look for vulnerabilities in safety management systems. Understanding CPL's can also help your client avoid costly citations, give you webinar training material, and increase service offerings.

Jun 13
Mistakes can be our biggest lessons

In this episode, Sheldon goes over one main "mistake" that turned out to launch his career in safety. Mistakes are your perception in the moment. Those event can lead you to great things if you look closer. Learn more at Use code "SC101" at checkout.

Jun 06
Safety Consultant TV

In this episode, Sheldon reveals the Safety Consultant TV service. Safety Consultant TV is an online Video on Demand service providing training and mentoring resources that shows you how to start and grow your safety consultant company. Use code "SC101"

May 30
Answering Questions from the US Safety Professional Facebook Group

In this episode, Sheldon answers 2 questions posed from the US Safety Professional Facebook group. This group was created by a former student Allen Woffard and Jorge Torres. Allen was interview on episode 9 of this podcast back in 2019. The 2 questions are: 1) What are the merits of Behavioral Based Safety and Human & Organizational Performance safety programs. 2) Why is there a major global shortage of qualified EHS professionals. This episode was sponsored by Use code "SC101" for a month free.

May 23
Spring 2022 OSHA Update

In this episode, Sheldon goes over what's new with OSHA. He interprets the homepage of and gives tips to find new clients. Join Sheldon for the Demystifying OSHA event.

May 17
Grow You Business Through Gratitude

In this short episode, Sheldon goes over the things that he is grateful for in his life and business. The Law of Attraction starts with gratitude. Sheldon is grateful for: Higher Power, Family, Clients, Mentors, Friends, Resources, Podcast family. Don't forget to subscribe, share and comment on this podcast!

May 09