Who Are we?
Perry L. Ballard MS WSO-CSE/CSM CSHM, President/Owner of Ballard Safety LLC in Martinsburg, West Virginia, has been named the WSO 2018 Safety Person of the Year, an honor he also received in 2017. In 2021, Ballard became the CEO for the World Safety Organization.
Ballard, a longtime member of WSO’s Board of Directors, has been a WSO member since 2000. He is the founder of Ballard Safety LLC and has over 24 years of experience working with government agencies, commercial/construction industries, and manufacturing companies. His goal is to reduce potential occupational injuries, OSHA, EPA citations, workers compensation claims, and general liability concerns by completing appropriate safety and environmental inspections with detailed resolutions.
Ballard was named WSO’s 2017 Safety Person of the Year. In addition to his WSO-CSE/CSM designations, he also holds the following degrees/certifications: Master’s Degree in Safety Management from West Virginia University; Bachelor’s Degree from Fairmont State University; the CSHM designation from the Institute for Safety and Health Management; OSHA 501 General Industry Outreach Trainer; Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals; and a member of the National Safety Council.