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Shae Birkey, MS

Safety Leadership Adviser
Caterpillar Safety Services | Caterpillar Inc.

Shae Birkey has more than 17 years of experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) profession working in consulting, governmental, commercial, industrial, and private industry settings. He has a range of work experience, including frontline field positions and corporate management roles, as an EHS subject matter expert, a corporate auditor, and an EHS Facility Manager. Shae applies knowledge from his experiences to his current role as a Safety Adviser and Industry Account Manager with Caterpillar Safety Services. His passion is educating others on the process of empowering front-line employees, engaging and educating supervisors in positive accountability practices, and supporting top leaders to be visibly committed to improving safety culture. He holds a Master of Science degree with an emphasis on leadership skill development from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.

Notable Recent Speaking Engagements

National Association of Environmental Professionals-May 2019
Illinois Manufacturer’s Association-June 2019
Railway Interchange-October 2019
Association of General Contractors of Missouri-January 2020
Titan University Summit-February 2020
Iowa Limestone Producer’s Association-February 2020
Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Days-March 2020
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Upcoming Talks

Better Together: Creating Connectivity in a Divided World
Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2022 - Denver - October 5, 2022

Past Talks

My Brain Made Me Do It: Psychological Drivers of Employee Behavior
Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2021 - St. Louis - September 17, 2021

Taking Safety from the Executive Office to the Frontline: What to Say and Do to Demonstrate Commitment
Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2020 - Virtual - October 6, 2020