Eric W. Hallerud, CSP is the Corporate Safety and Risk Manager for the City of Kansas City, Missouri.
Eric’s experience includes over twenty years in safety and health program management and education. Along with his team of 5 professionals he oversees safety training, program development and workers’ compensation management for 4,400 employees.
Eric is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and earned his Master of Science in Industrial Safety and Health Management from the University of Central Missouri (UCM). He has served as an adjunct faculty member for UCM since 2012.
In 2017 Eric was elected to serve a 2-year term as the Regional Vice President (RVP) for ASSP Region V. A Professional Member of ASSP’s Heart of America Chapter, he served as chapter president in 2010-2011 and on the chapter Executive Committee in various roles from 2009-2016. Eric served as Chair for ASSP’s annual Leadership Conference 2014-2016. He also serves on the Board of Directors for; the Missouri Self Insurers Association (MSIA), the Safety and Health Council for Western Missouri & Kansas and serves on the Leadership Development Committee for the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)
In 2017 Eric received the chapter SPY Award for Heart of America chapter. In 2016 he received the Charles V. Culbertson Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to ASSP. In 2015 he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA). In 2012 Eric was named an honorary member of the UCM Safety Sciences’ Honor Society.
As RVP for Region V my vision for moving forward involves working as a servant leader for all of our members and volunteer chapter leaders. That service role may involve any number of roles including: facilitator, sounding board, advocate, or mentor. Whatever the role, I pledge to work with your chapter’s volunteer leaders to bring improvements and efficiencies and to build consensus within the region as we look to have an impact in the larger world of occupational safety and health.
For my first term I shared the following as pillars on which to guide my actions.
1) Serving as an active listener to help ensure our chapters and region build on the great work of the volunteer leaders who preceded us.
2) Enhancing networking between the chapters so that your great ideas can spread.
3) Working closely with chapters to ensure we effectively recruit the next generation of safety innovators and champions into the ranks of Region V.
I pledge to stay the course using these pillars again as a guide.
Born in Wisconsin, I spent my youth up Illinois and then moved to Missouri which has been home for many years. With members of my extended family living in all 9 of the states in Region V I have traveled to all. Having spent all of my life in the mid-west I have an affinity for the people who call this region home. The values I learned living here which shaped me personally and professionally include: an appetite for hard work, a desire to help others, a love of lifelong learning, fairness, persistence, and most importantly a sense of humor. As RVP for our region I pledge to bring these values to the role as we work together to enhance our profession.