Ron C McKinnon Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Ron C McKinnon

Safety Consultant
Ron McKinnon & Associates

Ron C. McKinnon, CSP (1999-2016), is an internationally experienced and acknowledged safety professional. He has been extensively involved in international research concerning the cause, effect, and control of accidental loss, near-miss reporting, accident investigation, and safety culture change for the last 42 years. He has authored 4 books published by CRC Press, as well as "Changing Safety's Paradigms" published by G.I.


Ron is the author of “Cause, Effect, and Control of Accidental Loss,” published by CRC Press, “Changing Safety’s Paradigms,” published by Government Institutes and “Safety Management: Near Miss Identification, Reporting and Investigation,” and “Changing the Workplace Safety Culture,” published by CRC Press. His latest CRC Press book is, “Risk-based, Management-led, Audit-driven Safety Management Systems.”

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    I specialize in Safety and Health Management System implementation, safety culture change, safety training, safety team building and developing people to be professional safety practitioners and communicators. I believe in safety motivation and am critical of traditional thinking in safety management where safety is dumped on the Safety Department. I believe safety must be initiated and led by management. I am not afraid to challenge safety's sacred cows!

Personal Interests

    I build and fly RC controlled model planes, manage a hydroponic garden and focus on writing about my 40 years of international safety experience.


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