R.D. Fulwiler, ScD, CIH, CSHM


  • A Doctor of Science in occupational and environmental health
  • Twenty-eight years of global leadership, consulting and training experience in Health and Safety (H&S) with Procter & Gamble
  • Seven years as President of Technology Leadership Associates
  • Possesses expertise in the following areas:
  • Strategic planning
  • Intervention strategies
  • Organizational assessments and design
  • Building global H&S capability
  • Reducing injury and illness rates
  • Reducing workers comp. costs
  • Designing/Implementing global H&S systems
  • Behavior based mgmt. Systems
  • Effective oral and written communications
  • OSHA regulatory/legislative affairs
  • Application of TQM principles to H&S
  • High performance work systems


  • Led team that developed and implemented the Industrial Hygiene and Safety "Key Element" approach that dramatically reduced injury/illness rates and reduced worker’s compensation costs.
  • Developed a H&S strategic plan linked directly to the achievement of business goals.
  • Managed a decentralization process and persuaded the business units to assume ownership for their H&S capability and results.
  • Built H&S capability in each of the international business units.
  • Led the global Risk Management Steering Team (Health, Safety, Environment, Fire Protection)
  • Developed a process by which acquisitions worldwide could achieve Procter & Gamble H&S standards in a predictable systematic way over a finite period of time.
  • Managed a process to achieve a high level of occupational medical capability needed to support the business.
  • Developed H&S into a strategic competitive advantage.
  • Presented the highest rated leadership and management professional development course at the AIHC&E in 1997, 98, 99, 00, and 01
  • Partnered with the Harvard School of Public Health in developing and presenting a highly successful Leadership and Management course.
  • Developed and presenting the Qualified Safety Sales Professional Course for the safety equipment industrty

    1994 - Present

    A consultancy dedicated to increasing the level of individual effectiveness in Health, Safety and Environmental professionals and building increased organizational capability and improved results in the business sector.

    Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Teaches two courses in Occupational Health and serves on the NIOSH ERC external advisory committee and the ABET Accreditation Advisory Board

    Course Director, Harvard School of Public Health
    Course director and presents 1/3 of the content of the Leadership and Management Skills for Health, Safety and Environmental Professionals course.

    1988 - 1994

    Director, Health & Safety Worldwide
    Corporate responsibility for occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, safety, Worker’s Compensation, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and health care quality and cost. Administered the budget and managed a staff of 25 professionals and 10 support staff.

    1976 - 1988

    Associate Director, Health and Safety Division
    Responsible for administering the worldwide corporate industrial hygiene and safety program including the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Workers' Compensation, and aspects of occupational toxicology.


    Head, Industrial Hygiene & Safety Department
    Responsible for administering the corporate safety program was added to those described below.


    Head, Industrial Hygiene Section
    Responsible for a corporate industrial hygiene for a multi-divisional company embracing industrial chemicals, soaps, cleaning and paper products, food, toilet goods, cellulose, and oil.

    1967- 1969

    Corporate Industrial Hygienist
    Provided industrial hygiene and industrial toxicology consultation and services to all plants and research centers within the soap, detergent and industrial chemical divisions.


  • BS, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, 1961
  • MS, Industrial Hygiene, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, 1963
  • ScD, Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Medicine, U. of Cincinnati, 1968

    Professional Development Courses
  • Negotiating Strategy and Tactics, Procter & Gamble
  • Leadership and Mastery (Organizational Assessment and Design), Procter & Gamble
  • Effective Writing Skills, Procter & Gamble
  • Effective Listening Skills, Procter & Gamble
  • Investment in Excellence (Empowerment and Accountability), Procter & Gamble
  • Implementing Total Quality, Procter & Gamble
  • Executive Leadership Program, Steven Covey, Procter & Gamble
  • Writing Skills, Right Associates
  • Financial Aspects of Business, Xavier University
  • Advanced Training Techniques, Xavier University
  • Time Management – Getting it All Done, Career Track
  • High Performance Teams – How to Lead a Team, Career Track
  • Management Skills for the Technical Person in a Leadership Role, Fred Pryor
  • Leadership Development and Team Building, Skill Path

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist, Comprehensive Practice, ABIH
  • Certified Hazard Control Manager - Master Level (inactive)
  • Certified Safety and Health Manager
  • Distinguished Service Award, University of Wisconsin – EC, 1979
  • MINERVA/Irwin Best Paper Award, 1991
  • Honorary Membership, American Industrial Hygiene Association, 1996
  • Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award, American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, 1999
  • Distinguished Service Award, Industrial Safety Equipment Association, 1999

    American Academy of Industrial Hygiene
  • President (94), President Elect (93), Vice-President (92)
  • Treasurer and Member of the Council (1977-1990)
  • Participated in the drafting of Charter Code of Ethics for Industrial Hygiene
  • General Chair - Professional Conference on Industrial Hygiene, 1993

    American Industrial Hygiene Association - National
  • Treasurer, 1982 – 1985
  • Chairman – Engineering Committee
  • Member - Hygienic Guides Committee, Law Committee
  • General Chair - American Industrial Hygiene Conference, 1982
  • Management Institute Advisory Committee, 1996 – 1998
  • ACGIH/AIHA Joint Permanent Conference Committee, Member and Chair

    American Industrial Hygiene Association - Ohio Valley Section
  • Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Board Member
  • Board of Directors (1976-1980)
  • Past Chairman - Membership, Audit, By-Laws, OSHA Committees

    Organization Resources Counselor, Occupational Health & Safety Group, Washington DC
  • Steering Committee (1987-1991)

    Academy of Kettering Fellows (University of Cincinnati-College of Medicine)
  • Secretary-Treasurer (1970-1980)
  • President (1982-1984)

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Molecular Characteristics of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons,
    Master of Science Thesis, University of Cincinnati, 1963.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Techniques of Instrument Calibration. Toxicological Investigation
    Techniques (Course Manual). Division of Occupational Health, USPHS, 1964.

    Fulwiler, R. D. and Conroy, W. D.: The Industrial Noise Survey, Industrial Noise Manual,
    Division of Occupational Health, USPHS, 1965.

    Fulwiler, R. D. and McKee, S: The Determination of Particle Size Distribution in Industrial Dust. The Industrial Environment ... Its Evaluation and Control, Powell and Hosey, editors, Division of Occupational Health, USPHS, 1966.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: The Interaction of Trivalent Chromium with Tissues of the Tracheal Mucosa, Liver, Spleen, and Kidney. Doctor of Science Thesis, University of Cincinnati, 1968.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Detergent Enzymes - An Industrial Hygiene Challenge. AIHA Journal, 32.73, 1971.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Abbott, J. D., and Darcy, F. J.: The Evaluation of Detergent Enzymes in Air. AIHA Journal, 33:2312, 1972.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Chapter 40, Instruments and Techniques Used in Evaluating the Performance of Air Flow Systems. The Industrial Environment ... Its Evaluation and Control, NIOSH/USPHS, 1973.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Chapter 57, Synthetic Detergents, Volume I, Industrial Aspects of Plant Operations, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1982.

    Fulwiler, R. D. and Hackman, R. J.: EPA's Intervention into Workplace Health and Safety - The Other OSHA, AIHA Journal, 51:A-490, 1990.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Health and Safety's Stewardship of Key Business Values:
    Employees, Public Trust, and Responsibility to Shareholders. Recipient of The Minerva Award - Academy of Management. AIHA Journal, 54:697, 1993

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Part 1, Leadership Skills: Key to Increasing Individual Effectiveness, Occupational Hazards, May, 1995.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Part II, Leadership: Key to Building Organizational Capability, Occupational Hazards, July, 1995.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Will the H&S Profession Survive into the Next Millenium?, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, February, 1996.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Safety First – No Not Really, Occupational Hazards, October, 1997.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: The Application of Behavior Based Management Systems to Industrial Hygiene, The Synergist, January, 1998.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Are Your Injuries Really “Accidents”?, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, April, 1998.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: People, Public Trust & Profit – Modeling Safety for Lasting Success, Occupational Hazards, April, 1998.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Connecting to the Bottom Line – How to Express EHS Contributions in Business Terms. IS&H News, May, 1999.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Behavior Based Safety…and the…Missing Links, Occupational Hazards, Jan., 2000.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: How Good Are You at Listening. IS&H News. May, 2000.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Building the Business Case for H&S. Occupational Hazards, Oct., 2000.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Industrial Hygiene – A Business Building Asset, Synergist, March, 2001.

    Fulwiler, R. D.: Striving for Mediocrity? IS&H News, July, 2001.

    PRESENTATIONS (Since 11/98 only)
    Applying Total Quality Principles to Integrated Risk Management: Organization Resources Counselors, Washington, D.C., November, 1988.

    A Successful Approach to Integrated Risk Management: Organizational Resources Counselors, Washington, D.C., September, 1989.

    EPA's Intervention into Workplace Health & Safety - the Other OSHA: American Industrial Hygiene Conference, Orlando, Florida, May 1990.

    Global Health & Safety Delivery Systems: DuPont Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, July 1990.

    Improving Risk Management Systems: Organization Resources Counselors, Washington, D.C., August 1990.

    Introduction to OSHA: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, November, 1991.

    Health & Safety Stewardship of Key Business Values: Employees, Public Trust, and Responsibility to Shareholders: American Industrial Hygiene Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1992.

    Industrial Hygiene: No Longer an Option: University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, April 1993.

    Organizational Capability, Technical Mastery, and Systems Capability Equals Results: World Technical Systems Leadership Board, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 1993.

    Alignment of Occupational Health & Safety with Business Objectives: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 1993.

    Building Health & Safety Capabilities in the Far East: International Forum, Organization Resources Counselors, Washington, D.C., November 1993.

    Industrial Hygiene Aspects of Organic Dust: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 1994.

    Status of Occupational Health & Safety Codes of Ethics in the United States: British Occupational Hygiene Society Conference, Torquay, England, March 1994.

    Integrating Health & Safety into the Business Planning Process. Minerva International Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 1994.

    Selling Health & Safety to Upper Management: Symposium on Health & Safety Program Management, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 1994.

    Industrial Hygiene Leadership Skills - from a Technologist to a Technology Leader: Tennessee Valley Fall Conference on Health & Safety, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, October 1994.

    Industrial Hygiene Leadership Success Criteria: American Industrial Hygiene Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, May 1995.

    Organizational Excellence - Integrating Health & Safety into the Business of the Business: American Industrial Hygiene Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, May 1995.

    The Safety Equipment Industry Professional Development Initiative: The Industrial Safety Equipment Association Conference, Tucson, AZ, May, 1995.

    Leadership Skills for the Occupational Physician - The Key to Making a Difference: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, June, 1995

    The Value of Knowledge Based Selling: Increasing the Industrial Hygiene and Safety Technical and Regulatory Knowledge Base: The Safety Equipment Distributors Association, Napa, CA, July, 1995.

    Industrial Hygiene Leadership Skills - The Key to Results, Recognition, and Rewards: Ohio Valley Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 1995.

    Measuring Systems Capability and Strategic Planning: PPG Corp. Health, Safety, and Environment Conference, Morgan Town, W.Va., Sept. 1995.

    The Key to Managing Change in Health & Safety: Mead Corp. Health, Safety, and Environment Conference, Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 1995.

    Integrating Health & Safety into the Business of the Business: Kennecott Corp. Health, Safety, and Environmental Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, Oct. 1995.

    Applied Behavior Based Safety Management: Kennecott Corp. Health, Safety, and Environment Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, Oct. 1995.

    Drivers and Barriers to Achieving Breakthrough Health & Safety Results: Grace Davison Corp. Health & Safety Conference, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 1995. The Qualified Safety Sales Professional Course: Safety Equipment Distributors Association Annual Breakfast Meeting, National Safety Congress, Dallas, TX. Nov. 1995.

    Communication with Senior Management: YPSW/AIHA 21st Annual Conference, Newport Beach, CA, January, 1996.

    Building Individual Effectiveness and Organizational Capability Skills and Applying the Balanced Scorecard Technology to Safety & Health: FMC Safety & Health Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, April, 1996.

    Achieving Global Systems Capability - Key Elements and Barriers: The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Washington, DC, May, 1996.

    Would You Rather be a Buffalo or a Goose? – Individual Effectiveness: TheUniversity of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, September 1996.

    Intgrating H&S into the Business of the Business: Health & Hygiene Current Trends Conference, Ashville, NC, October, 1996.

    The Application of Industrial Hygiene to Behavior Based Safety Management: AIHC&E, Dallas, Tx, May, 1997.

    Industrial Hygiene as a Strategic Function and Competitive Advantage: Caterpillar Corperation, Peoria, IL, June, 1997.
    Health & Safety and the Bottom Line: 3M World Wide Services Conference, Park City, MN, September, 1997.

    Integrating Safety into the Business: Champions of Safety Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October, 1997.

    Walking the Talk: Key Learnings from One Company’s Journey to S&H Excellence, BHP S&H Conference, Tucson, AZ, October, 1997.

    Health & Safety: A Business Building Asset: 7th Annual Environmental Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, May, 1998.

    A Perspective: H&S Drivers into the Next Mellinnium: 3M Wonewok Conference, Park City, MN September, 1998.

    How to Avoid Being Outsourced: Champions of Safety Conference, Cleveland, OH, September, 1998.

    The Makings of a Premier H&S Program – Partnerships and Business Success: TRW H&S Conference, Chicago, IL, September, 1998.

    Health & Saftey as a Business Building Asset – Best Management Practices: 8th Annual Buisness & Industry Environmental Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, March 30, 1999.

    Application of an Economic Model to H&S: U. of Cincinnati, College of Engineering, Cincinnati, OH, April 22, 1999.

    Value Driven Technical Service: Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Global Technical Conference. St. Paul, MN, June, 1999.

    Industrial Hygiene as a Strategic Function and Competitive Advantage: Occupational Health and Environmental Safety World Wide Services Conference, Wonewok, MN. August, 1999.

    H&S Programs – An Asset, Not a Liability: New OSHA Programs and Initiatives Conference, Cincinnati, OH, Sept., 1999.

    Industrial Hygiene – A Competitive Advantage? You Betcha!: Professional Conference on Industrial Hygiene, Keynote Address, New Orleans, Sept. 27, 1999.

    Individual Effectiveness – The Critical Few: Professional Conference on Industrial Hygine, New Orleans, Sept. 27, 1999

    Optimizing Your Professinal Effectiveness. Greater Hamilton (OH) Safety Council. March 8, 2000.
    What’s Driving H&S – if anything? Creating Value by Helping Your Customers Improve Their Bottom Line. AIHCE, SEMAA Meeting, Orlando, FL., May 23, 2000

    Linking Personal Protection Equipment with Business Values, Bullard Conference, Destin, FL, Sept. 29, 2000

    Applying the Ballanced Scorecard to EH&S, ORC EHS Executive Business Forum, Chicago, IL, Oct. 4, 2000.

    H&S and the Bottom Line, Siemens EHS Conference, Detroit, MI, Octo. 4, 2000

    People, Public Trust an Profit – Modeling Safety for Lasting Success, 10th Annual Ohio OSHA Conference, Columbus, OH, Oct. 19, 2000.

    Industrial Hygiene – A Technology Enabler, 2001 AIHCE, New Orleans, June 5, 2001.

    COURSES TAUGHT AND LECTURES GIVEN (University of Cincinnati only)
    Team Building in Occupational Health & Safety, #29-566-816 with Christine Greater

    Introduction to Occupational Health, #26-904-781

    Occupational H&S Leadership Skills: The Key to Making a Difference, Survey of Industrial Hygiene Course

    Program Management and Evaluation: Certified Safety Professional Comprhensive Review Course.

    Industrial Hygiene Management and Ethics: Comprehensive Review for Industrial Hygiene Professionals Course

    Program Management and Evaluation: Hazardous Materials Management Certification Program

    Application of an Economic Model to H&S: College of Engineering

    COMMITTEES (University of Cincinnati only)
    External Advisory Committee – Educational Resource Center: Dept. of Env. Health: Since 1998 we have met twice on 2/17/98 and 11/5/98. My role is to serve as a reprsentative of the business community who hires and utilizes graduates of the verious programs within the department.

    Faculty Selection Committee: Dept. of Env. Health: As needed. Last particiaption was 10/8/99. Acitivity is to conduct an evaluation interview with prospective faculty members.

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