Terry D. Gray
Allow me to introduce myself, I am Terry D. Gray, and I am delighted to meet you. I am a proud husband and father of four beautiful children who mean everything to me. I cherish my family and believe that everyone deserves to enjoy what they love.
Currently, I work as a pipefitter for the sole provider of aircraft carriers for the US Navy, the largest industrial employer in Virginia. With over 14 years of experience, I have held multiple leadership roles in various non-profits, churches, and industrial companies. As a safety team leader, craftsman, minister, musician, and motivational speaker, I have seen the need for collective obligation to each other, especially when it comes to safety.
I am incredibly passionate
about promoting the value
and importance of human
life in the workplace and
community. For me, safety
is more than just a job; it is
a culture that we all must
embrace to protect
ourselves and our loved ones. My dedication to safety has earned me multiple awards, including the 2013 Vice President's Safety Award, the 2016 National VPPPA Health and Safety Achievement Award at the VPPPA National Conference, and the 2017 Model of Excellence Award for my leadership with the "Safety Man Movement." In 2018, I was thrilled to attain the VPPPA National Safety and Health Outreach Award, and in 2019, I was elected to the VPPPA Region 3 board of directors, a highlight of my career.
I have been invited to numerous companies and organizations around the country to share my "Safety Man Movement" message, which has been incredibly fulfilling. I believe that we all have an obligation to care for the loved ones of others, as we want others to care for our loved ones. We owe it to one another to create a safe environment at work and in every moment of our lives.
My safety journey began as a safety task team member in 2012, and since then, I have been making positive impacts for safety by calling others to accountability and ownership. My mission is to inspire a million heroes to be one, not to make a million heroes. I want to make the "Safety Man Movement" a global movement that reaches every industry.
In my highly energized and powerful presentations, I strive to change the perception of safety and convey the obligation we all have to safety. I want to encourage everyone to be the stranger that others can depend on when it matters the most. So, do your organization a favor and join the "Safety Man Movement" to create a safer world for everyone. Remember, "The safety man is no longer one individual, but many individuals that are one!" - Terry D. Gray.