Bruce is a senior risk control specialist with PayneWest Insurance in Spokane, Washington. He provides hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control, safety management systems, regulatory compliance and accident/incident investigation services to clients. Mr. Hollcroft has approximately 35 years of experience.Prior to joining PayneWest Insurance, Mr. Hollcroft held positions with several different insurance, risk management and safety, health and environmental consulting firms. This included more than 16 years with the world’s largest insurance broker where he worked in New Zealand for three years and ultimately served as head of risk consulting for the northwestern region of the United States including 35 people and $5.5M in revenue. Mr. Hollcroft’s experience includes evaluating, developing and implementing safety and risk control programs for many companies. He has worked with many Fortune 500 companies including the largest aerospace company in the United States. His projects have focused on employee safety and health, public safety, property and fire protection, transportation safety, product safety, environmental protection, emergency response and business continuity. His industry experience is broad, including but not limited to, agribusiness, biotech, chemical, construction, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, public entities, manufacturing, retail and distribution, technology, transportation and utilities as examples. He has significant experience with Federal and State OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations, national consensus standards including ANSI, ISO and NFPA as they relate to the protection of people, assets and the environment. Mr. Hollcroft holds a B.S in industrial safety from the University of Central Missouri and has completed the majority of courses required for an M.S. in safety management. He is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He is past president of the Heart of American Chapter (1993) and Columbia-Willamette Chapter (2011). He was ASSP Safety Professional of the Year for the Columbia-Willamette Chapter (2013) and ASSP Region 1 (2015). He was the chair of the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference (2011). He has also been a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). He is currently a director for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Mr. Hollcroft has presented at numerous national, state and local conferences and authored articles in a variety of publications. An article published in Professional Safety Magazine was awarded Professional Paper of the Year (2013) by the ASSP. Most recently he co-authored a textbook entitled Risk Assessment – A Practical Guide to Assessing Operational Risks (2016). He also frequently conducts custom safety and risk control training for clients.