Meet David Lynn


David Lynn is a native of Greenville, South Carolina, and he graduated from Furman University in 1991. He has published articles in EHS Today, Occupational Hazards Magazine, AIST, ISHN, PTQ, and The Leader. David has also written the book Principle to Practice and co-authored the book, 22 Ways That Will Make You A Champion For Safety. He has been a guest speaker at various conferences such as the National Safety Council Conference, VPPPA Conference, South Carolina Manufacturers Association Conference, Milliken Safety Conference, American Institute of Steel Technology Conference, EHS Today Magazine Web Expos, and regional ASSE Conferences.

David Lynn delivers motivational keynote talks that draw from his experiences working for performance-driven companies. Through a unique blend of work experiences with OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), Duracell, Owens Corning, and Fluor, David has witnessed leadership styles that drive success. With a unique style and candid humor, David shares what he has seen and heard in these competitive environments.

David used his diverse background as a foundation to enter the consulting world as a High Performance Safety Leadership consultant.  His company, Peak Safety Performance, LLC is a safety consulting firm that helps clients develop strategic safety plans that address everyday challenges. With safety transformation initiatives and leadership training, Peak Safety Performance can solve problems and achieve client goals. Other services include leading indicator development, contractor safety management, root cause analysis training, and strategic planning for safety.

A Background For Success

David Lynn began his safety career in 1992 working for OSHA as a Compliance Officer. He conducted more than 200 safety inspections that included audit, complaint, and fatality investigations. David witnessed the good and the bad of health and safety management across a variety of industries. The regulatory perspective helped David see his job with a well-rounded point of view and enabled him to transition into an EHS Engineer’s role at a Duracell battery plant in South Carolina. The facility manufactured Duracell AA & AAA batteries for North America.

For five years, David led injury prevention strategies with a large workforce in a high demand industry with unique hazards. In 2000, David accepted the challenge to work for Owens Corning as an EHS leader during the construction phase of a state-of-the-art, Cultured Stone facility in South Carolina. David managed construction health and safety and coordinated all environmental permitting processes for the site. He was also instrumental in the start-up phases of the plant and he remained as the EHS Leader for the plant until 2004.

David Lynn started work with Fluor in 2004 as a US Regional HSE Manager based in Greenville, South Carolina. Fluor is one of the world’s largest construction and engineering firms, known for their ability to execute complex projects with exceptional health & safety performance. In 2008, David became the Senior Programs Manager for the Corporate HSE group. In this role, David led a team responsible for corporate HSE training, auditing, workers’ compensation, substance abuse, regulatory compliance, HSE communications, and high impact corporate programs such as OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). In 2008, David successfully led the corporate initiative to achieve Corporate VPP status with OSHA. Fluor has been recognized twice by Occupational Hazards Magazine as one of America’s Safest Companies.