David Galt
Senior Legal Editor - EHS Training
Email: dgalt@blr.com
Phone: 860-510-0100 x2378

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David Galt is the Senior Legal Editor - EHS Training at BLR. Dave coordinates the development and maintenance of all environmental, health and safety training content for the BLR portals and other training products to help businesses comply with OSHA, EPA, and DOT rules. He writes feature articles and presentations about EHS training, workplace safety, and the business value of EHS programs. Dave has presented at ASSE national and regional conferences, NSC, AHMP, and NAEP about EHS training and promoting the business value of EHS. Before joining BLR in 2001, he spent 15 years in the environmental regulatory field as a lobbyist and policy analyst.

Dave serves on the National Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association (NESHTA) Board of Directors. He earned his master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 1997.

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Recent articles by David Galt

  • NSC Congress & Expo highlight #2: Understanding the requirements of confined space rescue


    One of the most misunderstood portions of the OSHA confined space standard for general industry is the rescue requirement. Many employers don’t manage their confined space entry risks because they fail to adequately assess the hazards and recognize the need for rescue services.

  • NSC Congress & Expo highlight: Electrical safety a shared responsibility between employers and contractors


    During a packed technical session at the 2016 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Anaheim, California, Wesley Wheeler, director of safety with the National Electrical Contractors Association, addressed key questions about the roles and responsibilities of electrical contractors and employers that hire them.

  • National Forklift Safety Day emphasizes operator training


    Every year more than 100 people lose their lives in forklift incidents, and thousands more are injured. Forklift tipovers are the leading cause of fatalities involving forklifts, representing about 25 percent of all forklift-related deaths, according to OSHA. Keep reading for important forklift safety tips in honor of National Forklift Safety Day.

  • The war against complacency: Don't be complacent about it


    As injury rates decrease, complacency increases. In turn, complacency leads to human errors that cause injuries. It’s a paradox explained by Don Wilson, vice president of SafeStart Division of Electrolab Training Systems at his opening keynote presentation, The War Against Complacency: Proven Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Human Factor Errors, delivered during the BLR® Safety Summit last week in Austin, Texas.

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