Scott Burrows


Keynotes that help individuals and teams develop a safety-first mindset


Mitsubishi Power
US Foods
National Reconnaissance Office
Snow & Ice Management Association
United Site Services
American Society for Health Care Risk Management
State of Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety
Certified Contractors Network
JGM Steel
Asphalt Pavement Association
Automotive Oil Change Association
National Association of Chemical Distributors
Workplace Safety

Inspire supervisors and teams to develop a true safety mindset.

In his unforgettable keynote, safety speaker Scott Burrows details how one split-second decision  – not wearing a seatbelt – changed his life forever, and inspires audiences with how he turned a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback.

His profound message will educate and inspire audiences to create a safer work environment by embracing protocols, making better day-to-day safety decisions, and avoiding the temptation to cut corners “just this once”.

Your people will walk away more willing to embrace workplace safety protocols instead of resisting them, and be able to harness a belief system powerful enough to overcome any obstacles or setback.

  • Reinforces a positive workplace safety culture
  • Helps individuals and teams rethink their attitude to safety at work
  • Connects a workplace safety message back to what it takes to overcome adversity and reach your goals, no matter the circumstances

The Keynotes

Speaking Program #1


Success Strategies to Help You Stand Up to Any Challenge

With human error causing an alarming number of workplace accidents, the importance of engaging teams to adhere to safety procedures cannot be understated. Even the most highly-trained individuals need to remain alert and focused during potentially hazardous work situations.

In this gripping keynote, Scott shares the story of how his life was transformed in an instant by not wearing a seatbelt, and encourages audiences to transform their approach to safety at work, so they can make better day-to-day decisions.

Attendees will experience an instantly applicable shift in their ability to:

  • Create a clear vision that promotes accountability and motivates employees to follow safety procedures
  • Harness a safety mindset of poise, execution and non-resistance
  • Ask the right questions to think differently and prevent accidents at work
C.W. Driver Annual Meeting at the Discovery Cube in Santa Ana, CA

Speaking Program #2

The Mindset of Safety for Supervisors

Supervisors are the linchpin for an effective safety culture, because they are responsible for creating an environment that embraces self-awareness, accountability, and safety first.

In this impactful leadership safety presentation, Scott shows supervisors how they can motivate teams to make better safety decisions, reduce their number of recordables, and prevent the complacency that often comes with a good safety record.

Attendees will experience an instantly applicable shift in their ability to:

  •  Lead by example to encourage coworkers to make better safety decisions
  • Safeguard company protocols, so they aren’t overlooked
  • Positively reinforce safety compliance through encouragement and reward
Scott Burrows

Speaking Program #3

Fleet Safety:

Peak Performance Strategies for Drivers

With road traffic accidents costing employers $60 billion per year, employee training and development is key to keeping drivers safe while protecting your bottom line.

Nothing delivers the importance of safety better than a compelling story—in fact, storytelling has been shown to be up to 7 times more effective than training through facts and figures alone.

In this keynote, Scott uses his story of turning a paralyzing setback into a comeback to elicit a deep emotional response from audiences that seal his message in their memories.

Attendees will experience an instantly applicable shift in their ability to:

  • Communicate a shared company vision that will motivate drivers to take safety seriously
  • Harness a laser-focused mindset that helps minimize distractions and heighten awareness while driving
  • Increase employee buy-in to safety protocols

Speaking Program #4


Overcoming Stress on the Job

In this interactive safety session, Scott teaches audiences how to recognize the symptoms of stress and nervous system overwhelm and reduce mental distractions, so they can stay focused on the job site.

Scott teaches workers how to identify the difference between job-induced stress and personal projections that can lead to accidents, while engaging audiences to identify and reframe their way of thinking.

Packed with insights from his compelling personal journey overcoming catastrophic change, audiences will walk away empowered with tools to help them react instead of respond in the heat of stressful moments.

Attendees will experience an instantly applicable shift in their ability to:

  • Recognize negative thought patterns, realign their mindset, and reduce stress
  • Stay focused despite distractions
  • Develop new patterns of behaviors onsite that support safety and productivity
  • Identify personal stressors that affect their job performance
Workplace Safety

From Scott’s Workplace Safety Blog