Trent Blake, ASP
Senior Technical Advisor, Security, Health and Safety Services
Experience: 18 yrs
As the Senior Technical Advisor for KERAMIDA's Security, Health and Safety Services, Mr. Blake plays a pivotal role within the corporation by providing strategic direction to the company and its clients. He has a proven track record of delivering effective and efficient safety management across complex international organizations. Formerly a regional safety manager for Johnson Controls and a safety/security manager for Ingersoll Rand, Mr. Blake ensures that effective security, health and safety systems are in place and that a robust safety culture is developed throughout a corporation. He works in highly regulated industries providing and delivering solutions to further improve the health and safety of employees while also improving efficiencies in working practice. Mr. Blake designs and delivers strategic health and safety plans adapted to a wide and varied risk profile. He works directly with health and safety managers to ensure they have clear guidance by providing support and developing H&S systems to ensure they achieve set goals.
Mr. Blake is responsible for providing leadership and technical support to clients while supporting the application of EHS Management Systems, procedures, programs, and standards. His responsibilities include developing, in alignment with a facility’s operation, the process for annual review of the EHS performance and Management System. He ensures the EHS commitment of the company’s management team in order to implement processes to achieve compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations. He assures that specialized training is provided by developing, modifying, and implementing training programs as required. In addition, he coaches, supports, and instructs the clients’ management team to achieve a high level of Health, Safety, and Environmental capabilities resulting in an integrated approach to safe operations by encouraging active participation by all employees in Health, Safety, and Environmental processes, including company and regulatory requirements. Mr. Blake also has experience in claims management of workers’ compensation claims to ensure plans are in place to effectively manage and reduce claims costs.
Mr. Blake’s experience with OSHA, including Process Safety Management, has focused on chemical industries, pharmaceutical plants, foundries and other manufacturing environments. He is one of the most knowledgeable silica experts in the country and has developed a unique silica mapping process that is being used extensively in the metal casting industry to assist in compliance with the 2018 OSHA Silica Rule. His expertise has also included construction safety management, training and security management. In addition to holding extensive certifications in training from OSHA Outreach Training Institutes, he is an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer, an Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and holds a B.S. in Building Construction Management from Purdue University.