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About Safety Topics
Safety Topics was founded by Carl Potter a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and safety consultant who is dedicated to working with companies that want to improve the safety culture of their organizations.  Carl presents keynote addresses, conducts seminars and workshops and consults to corporations to put safety first on the minds of employees, so that everyone can go home every day without injury.

Carl recognized the need for updated and helpful safety topics that provide relevant, real world applications of safety processes and procedures.  The blog articles on safety topics are intended to challenge the reader to think differently about safety and motivate them to do what it takes to create a zero injury workplace.

If you want to share your opinion about a specific blog, I encourage you to use the comment section at the bottom of the blog page.

About the Founder

Carl Potter knows what he’s talking about. He spent 17 years with one of the largest electrical utility companies in the United States. Since 1993 Carl has worked with companies to help clients create a safer workplace.

Carl holds a Bachelors of Science in Technical Management, is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and Certified Speaking Professional as well as a board-certified certified safety professional.  He continues to research, write and speak in areas of safety motivation and leadership.

Much of Carl’s safety research comes from his involvement as an airplane pilot.  He is a Certified Instrument Flight Instructor is a volunteers to several aviation humanitarian organizations such as Angel Flight, Mission Aviation Fellowship, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary a division of Homeland Security where he is a Flight Examiner and Division Flight Safety Officer.

If you are looking for a motivational safety speaker for your meeting, or a consultant to help you improve your company’s safety culture, email to request information.

Carl is author of:

  • Who is Responsible for Safety?
  • Safety on My Mind
  • Safety Is A Team Sport
  • Working Safely in a Changing Environment
  • Listening for Safety Sake
  • I Am Safe!
  • Accident Prevention Workbook for Distribution Technicians
  • Introduction to Supervision
  • ZERO Responsible Safety Management by Design
  • Hazard Recognition and Control Workshop
  • Safety and the Supervisor Seminar

 Here you can view Carl delivering a keynote motivational safety message:

Some of the companies and organizations served by Carl Potter


  • American Public Power Association
  • American Society of Safety Professionals
  • Construction Excavation Association Conference
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Florida Municipal Electric Association
  • Greater Omaha Safety Council Conference
  • Illinois Electric Cooperative Association.
  • Incident Prevention Conference
  • International Mine Safety Association
  • Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
  • Kansas Electric Cooperatives
  • Kansas Safety and Health Conference
  • Kentucky Association Electric of Cooperatives
  • Minnesota Rural Electric Association
  • National Electric Construction Association
  • National Utility Safety Educations Association
  • Nebraska Electric Cooperatives
  • Nebraska Safety Council
  • North Central Electrical Association
  • North Dakota Power Conference
  • North Dakota Rural Electric Association
  • Northwest Pulp and Paper Safety Conference
  • Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives Association.
  • Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives
  • Oklahoma Rural Electric Association
  • Pacific Rim Gov.’s Conference on Safety (Hawaii)
  • Pennsylvania Energy Conference
  • Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association
  • PRB Coal Users Conference
  • Southern Oregon ASSE Conference
  • Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association
  • Tennessee Public Power Association
  • Texas Electric Association
  • Texas Power Conference
  • Tree Care Industry Conference
  • Utah Safety Council Conference
  • Utility Products Exposition
  • Utility Safety Conference
  • WY-MT Safety Conference
  • WY-State OSHA Conference


  • Nordam Group
  • Texas Instruments
  • Centralift Inc.
  • Goodyear
  • Burgess-Norton
  • Honeywell
  • Precision Products
  • Whirlpool
  • Frey Lutz
  • Leggett and Platt
  • Kellogg Food
  • Unilever


  • American Airlines
  • Cablevision of New York
  • Hap Taylor and Sons
  • Matrix Services
  • Southwest Corporation
  • Wadsworth Brothers Construction



  • Alliant Energy
  • American Electric Power
  • APS (Arizona Public Service)
  • Central Arizona Project
  • Central Power and Light
  • Chelan Public Utilities (Washington)
  • Connecticut Power and Light
  • BC Hydro (Canada)
  • CLECO Power
  • South West Electric Power Co.
  • Consolidated Edison
  • Detroit Edison (DTE)
  • Dayton Power and Light
  • El Paso Electric
  • Entergy Power Company
  • Grant County PUD
  • Central and South West Services
  • Gen-On
  • Hawaiian Electric
  • Illinois Power
  • Indiana Power and Light
  • Kansas City Power and Light
  • Kansas City Power and Light/KCPL
  • Medicine Hat Municipal. (Canada)
  • Mid-West Generation
  • Minnesota Power
  • Norris Power
  • Oklahoma Gas & Electric
  • Omaha Public Power
  • Otter Tail Power
  • PacifiCorp
  • PG&E
  • PNM (Power New Mexico)
  • Progress Energy (SC)
  • Public Service Co. of Oklahoma
  • Salt River Project
  • Southern California Edisom
  • Texas Utilities
  • West Texas Utilities
  • Westar Energy Generation
  • Westar Energy T&D
  • Xcel Energy


  • Apache Corporation
  • Explorer Pipeline
  • Halliburton
  • Imperial Oil of Canada
  • Laredo Energy
  • Marathon Oil
  • NCRA
  • Suncor (Canada)
  • SUNOCO Logistics
  • Superior Energey
  • Superior Energy
  • Warrior Energy


  • American Airlines
  • Burlington Northern Railroad
  • Cargill Corporation
  • Corp of Engineers
  • Crowley (Alaska)
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Kellogs
  • MCI/Worldcom
  • National Parks Service
  • Staples
  • TSA (Transportation Safety Administration)
  • Tulsa Auto Collection
  • Tulsa Community College
  • Tulsa Technology Center
  • Unilever Foods
  • US Coast Guard Aviation Training Center