“The value of his presentation - to save a life, to prevent accidents - is, as they say in the ads, Priceless!” - Eileen Drake, Plant Manager, Visteon Systems
In December of 1980, while working on an aerial cable, Billy was injured in an accident that was 100% preventable. Contact was made with a 7200-volt power line! Even though the accident investigation concluded he was not at fault, the results were profound... the amputation of both his hands!
Since the time of the accident he has gone on to become a successful businessman, professional speaker, author, horse breeder and entrepreneur. He and his lovely wife Harolronda have five children, Cody, Caleb, Carrissa, Allyssa and Peyton. They reside in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
At the urging of many in the safety profession after experiencing his passion for accident prevention "Hooked On Safety®" was established in January of 1990. His presentations have yielded such positive, immediate and long lasting outcomes, Billy is now internationally recognized as one of the foremost motivational safety speakers available! His humorous but direct approach drives the point home that an accident free workplace is not just a dream; it can become a reality...and why would anyone want to work any place else!
From the beginning, Billy has dedicated himself to bring new and creative ideas about how safety is presented in the workplace. His fast paced, motivational, behavior based safety presentations will shape and change the attitudes of your employees. This in turn will make your safety programs, processes and procedures much easier to implement. Helping you change your safety culture!
Billy is convinced, "CHANGED ATTITUDES PRODUCE SAFETY!™"
Billy Robbins has been a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), International Federation of Professional Speakers (IFPS) and a President of NSA Oklahoma. He earned his CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation which is the speaking industry’s international measure of speaking experience and skill. Less than 10% of the speakers who belong to the NSA and IFPS hold this professional designation. Billy did however let that designation slide after he discovered it didn’t really have any relevance in his business.
He has served companies on all levels, from the Fortune 100 to national associations with rave reviews and immediate, positive outcomes.
He has presented to hundreds of companies, thousands of employees and all levels of management. His diverse clientele include Princeton University, NASA, Bechtel, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Brookhaven National Laboratories, UPS, Tyson Foods, General Motors, ChevronTexaco, Kraft, Kroger Inc., ExxonMobil, Entergy, Quaker Oats, Honeywell, Conoco, Imperial Oil, Tropicana, Lucent Technologies, General Mills, UAW, Imperial Oil, Con Edison and the Departments of Defense and Energy...all of which he has helped to shape, change and forge their safety cultures.