Masters of Science,
Bachelor of Science, Education
Southern Illinois University (SIU)
Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
Graduate Member, IOSH (GIOSH)
Safety Trained Supervisor (STS)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Director at Large, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Past President, Director, and Ambassador, Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Former Board Trustee, ASSE Foundation
Advisory Board Member, Murray State University
Past Chairman, National Construction Safety Executives
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
President's Award 2010 and 2012
Safety Professional of the Year - Construction 1994
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Award of Excellence - CSP 2016
Lifetime Achievement 2017
Associated General Contractors (AGC)
2004 and 2008 Construction Safety Excellence Award
2011 Grand Award CSE
Construction Users Roundtable (CURT)
2011, 2013 and 2015 Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award
2011 and 2012 General President's Associated Maintenance Contractors Safety Award and Construction Safety Excellence Award
EHS America's Safest Companies
2004 - Washington Group
2005 - Rust Constructors
2005 - Washington Savannah River Company
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)
2007 - 2014
President's Award (2)
Gold Medal (5)
Silver Medal (1)
Brad Giles is Principal of Bradley Giles and Associates, LLC, providing experienced safety counsel. He has over 40 years of industry management experience in environmental, safety, health and security disciplines. His tenure spans Consolidation Coal and Morrison Knudsen with successive companies Washington Group, URS and AECOM for 35 years. He was responsible for the group's comprehensive safety program and served as the executive leader for safety & health professionals and providing functional management for over 2,500 professionals in more than 30 countries. He also currently serves as a Senior Advisor for FDR Safety.
Mr. Giles previously served as Senior Vice President of Safety, Health and Environment for AECOM's Energy, Infrastructure and Industrial Construction Operating Group. Within the scope of those operations, the organization employee a workforce of more than 40,000 individuals and generated in excess of $4 billion in annual revenues. He held a similar position with legacy companies URS Corporation and Washington Group. In this role, he initiated the first alliance between the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and a private company. He also was instrumental in helping the company become the first engineering and construction company approved under OSHA’s Corporate Voluntary Protection Program. During his tenure, 375 of the company’s projects qualified for the President’s Award for Safety Excellence, attaining over 750 million hours without a days away injury. Earlier, Mr. Giles served as the Morrison Knudsen Corporate Safety Director and Corporate Safety Manager, specializing in the health, safety and training aspects of projects. As Safety Manager during construction of the Denver International Airport, Mr. Giles was named Safety Professional of the Year by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
He was named a Fellow by ASSE - the organizations highest honor and twice awarded the President's Award for his work with the Future Safety Leaders program & young professionals and the ASSE Foundation Distinguished Service Award. Mr Giles was recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) with the Life Time Achievement Award and CSP Award of Excellence
Mr. Giles is currently a Director at Large for ASSE, an Ambassador for BCSP, a member of the National Safety Advisory Committee for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Health and Safety Program at Murray State University. He is a registered professional engineer and a Graduate Member of IOSH. In addition, he is a Certified Safety Professional and a Safety Trained Supervisor (STS), helping to sponsor more than 2,500 non-safety professionals for this certification. He was also an instructor twice at the Harvard School of Public Health for the “Safety in Design” Symposium.
Mr. Giles is known for his experience developing and improving workplace safety cultures. He was an early advocate for the Safety Trained Supervior, crisis management planning, employee engagement, VPP, Safety in Design (Constructability) and Leading Indicators to improve safety performance. During his career, he initiated and promoted community safety awareness programs, including Safety Fest of the Great Northwest – providing free safety training to the workforce.
Brad, his wife Linda Lou and their dogs reside in Idaho, spending time at the Meadow Creek Golf Resort in New Meadows. They have one son, Chip, an attorney practicing in Boise.
Brad enjoys snow skiing, reading, travel, riding his Harley Davidson, golf, fishing and hunting upland game birds with his Brittany Spaniels. His volunteer activities focus on coaching and developing young professionals and supporting the safety profession, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and United Way.
He has had a residence in Idaho for over 37 years, but is still proud of his origins in Illinois and graduating from Southern Illinois University. His license plates, SALUKIS, are in recognition of the SIU mascot. While in Carbondale, he developed some lifelong relationships with his fraternity brothers from Tau Kappa Epsilon.