Brent A. Knight CSP, after working through community college as a Union Laborer in the early 90's, Brent enrolled in and achieved a bachelor’s degree in Loss Control Management from Central Washington University in Ellensburg Washington which included an internship with General Construction, a large marine construction company. Following a one-year contract with a municipality, Brent accepted a position in 1996 with Safety and Supply Company as a safety focal that lasted for 16 years. This career move opened the doors to continued learning and new opportunities including the formation of Intuitive Safety Solutions in 2007 where Brent has led ever since.
Throughout his career, Brent has chaired many industry groups and received numerous awards for his contributions. Some of these include board positions with the American Society of Safety Professionals, Puget Sound Chapter, President of the Seattle and Vicinity Construction Safety Council (SVCSC), SVCSC Construction Safety Person of in 2005, facilitator of the Puget Sound Area Safety Summit from 2001-2007 as well as committee positions on many national committees with trade associations such as ABC, AGC and AWEA. Brent’s ultimate career accomplishment was the achievement of board certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in September 2010.
Brent is a subject matter expert in construction safety and health, working at heights and rescue, confined space entry and rescue operations, respiratory protection, personal protection equipment (PPE) and its elements, safety leadership, culture change and training. Brent is a life learner and is committed to driving the safety value message to all.
I am honored to have been nominated for the chair position with the American Society of Safety Professionals, Consultant Practice Specialty (CPS). I would like to thank the current board and Mr. Brian Hitt for their support and confidence in considering me for this important role.
I have been a long-standing member of ASSP, and currently serve on the CPS board as the mentoring committee chair and as an active board member. In addition to my two years with the consultant practice specialty group, I have been an active committee member and delegate of the Puget Sound Chapter for many years, going back to my student chapter membership starting in 1992 at Central Washington University.
I have a strong interest in ASSP and more specifically the consultant practice specialty. As the ASSP consultant practice specialty chair, my goal will be to continue the efforts of the current chair, maintain the energy and cohesion of the group and determine the primary objectives of the group to create value for practice specialty members. I will also focus on succession and the overall growth of the group going forward.
I have extensive leadership experience in both paid and voluntary roles and currently run a company with around 75 employees, providing health and safety consulting services. I am an active member of a CEO/executive leadership group, giving me the tools and experience to succeed in leadership. I promise to take this elected role very seriously.
In my spare time I have a family with two teenage boys, love to scuba dive and fish for salmon and steelhead and am an active assistant scoutmaster in our Boy Scout troop.
I am honored and promise to give this role 110%.
Thanks for your consideration.