2019 EHS Operational Excellence Conference

Dr. Walter C. Fluharty, Vice President of EHS & Organizational Development; Simon Roofing


Dr. Walter C. Fluharty, Vice President of EHS & Organizational Development; Simon Roofing

Dr. Walter C. Fluharty is currently the Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety & Organizational Development for Simon Roofing and is responsible for their manufacturing facilities and 66 Service Centers nationwide.


In a career that spans more than 30 years, he has built a reputation developing world-class safety cultures in a wide variety of industries. His experience includes developing the widely used training program “It Can Happen Here” funded by an OSHA New Directions Grant. He actively participated in the development of several OHSA standards, including the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Cadmium standards.


Dr. Fluharty was first introduced to Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) while working as a trainer in the field. He went on to successfully integrate user-friendly BBS principles into corporate safety systems from within manufacturing, refining, pharmaceutical, biotech, distribution and construction industries while serving in a variety of EHS leadership roles.


Dr. Fluharty holds an M.S. in safety management from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and a Psy.D. from Southern California University for Professional Studies in Santa Ana, CA. Over his career he has published numerous HS&E related articles and authored the chapter providing an overview of BBS in the text, “Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries.” Dr. Fluharty is a frequent speaker at national and international HS&E professional symposiums.

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