Cary Usrey

Cary Usrey has been at Predictive Solutions since March 2007. As a Process Improvement Leader, Cary is responsible for implementing best practices for customers seeking to prevent worker injuries. He coaches customers through an assessment, goal-setting, and goal measurement process that is designed to maximize safety improvement and widespread organizational engagement, from the field to leadership. Cary started his career in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Program. After leaving the Navy, he served as the Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Director at Adirondack Resource Recovery Associates, a waste-to-energy power plant in upstate New York, where he was employed for over twelve years. Following this, Cary took a position with Turner Construction, where he served as the Business Unit Safety Director for the upstate New York office for approximately three years. Cary has graduated with his Associate's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado, is a member of the Central FL chapter of the ASSE, and has served on the Board of Directors for the VPPPA (Region II).

Recent Posts

Choosing Your Contractor

Publication: ISHN Magazine Issue: February 2014

Achieving Sustainability in Construction Safety Programs

Publication: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine Issue: August 2013

Check Your Warning Lights

Publication: ISHN Magazine Issue: July 2013

Workplace Safety Inspection Strategy Guide

In my past blog, “The Value of Safety Observations, Especially Safe Observations”, I discussed collecting workplace safety observations – both safe and unsafe. What I wish to explore further is the structure of the safety inspection process that determines what observations will be collected. ...

Safety ‘Truths’ Predict and Prevent Workplace Injuries

Publication: Construction Executive Issue: August 2012

Inspection Process Best Practices

Publication: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine Issue: August 2012

Improving Observer Performance

Publication: The Leader Issue: August 2012

The Value of Safety Observations, Especially Safe Observations

CASE STUDY: SOUTHERN COMPANY Southern Company achieved a 94% accuracy rating in predicting the likelihood of injury on a project. The safety profession has an unhealthy fixation on measuring purely using negative values. OSHA recordable and lost time injuries first spring to mind – both lagging, ...

Focused Safety Inspection Strategy

In my previous blog I discussed the concept of increased inspections and safety observations leading to fewer incidents. However, inspections should not be done simply for the sake of doing inspections. A proper strategy should be employed ensuring observers are engaged in the most meaningful and ...

Deming's System of Profound Knowledge

In my introductory blog post, I referenced several quotes from W. Edwards Deming, best known for his work in Japan’s successful approach to quality in manufacturing. His 14 points that make up a “System of Profound Knowledge” is still extremely relevant and widely used today. Here is a link that ...
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