10 Feet Tall and Bullet Proof

Jack Jackson, SafeStart

10 Feet Tall and Bullet Proof

Do the terms “that will never happen to me” or how about “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years and never been hurt” sound familiar? This session will address how to take us from thinking we are “safe enough” already to exploring how to get the attention of management to address those things that will enhance our safety culture. In this session, Jack discusses the transition that all employees make from thinking that nothing can hurt us to learning our mistakes.

Date: Thursday, March 3

Start Time:  3:30 pm

End Time:  4:15 pm

Track(s): Electric, Engineer, Excavator, Public Works


William “Jack” Jackson attended Lincoln University where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Technology and was a 3 year letterman on the university’s football team. While attending Lincoln he completed Basic Training in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Rockbridge Seminary.

Jack’s experience has given him the ability to relate to any audience. His career included working in production, operations and safety at Johnson Controls for 19 years, followed by seeing Avanzar Interior Technologies through the safety phase of new construction. In addition to developing a safety program, he also developed a conditioning program to prepare team members to become industrial athletes.

Coach Jack as he is affectionately known, worked with two semi-professional football teams for 6 years and was named NAFL defensive coordinator of the year 2003. Jack used his experience on the field to develop a safety concept that teaches participants of his courses that “safety is always first.”

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