Jim Wright is the Corporate Safety Director for Terracon Consultants, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene. Jim began a career in the drilling industry in 1991 as a project safety officer for safety and environmental monitoring on Superfund sites for an international drilling contractor. This work took him to some of the most highly contaminated sites in the United States. Jim’s position then evolved into managing all aspects of safety, health, environmental and fleet management for worldwide drilling operations.
Jim has designed and implemented world class safety systems for drilling operations in the US, Africa, Australia, Mexico, Canada and South America. From remote mineral exploration to high-tech radiation contaminated soil sampling, Jim has made a career of providing industry leading safety programs and a zero accident goal to field crews.
Jim is an MSHA certified underground and surface mining instructor; American Red Cross certified infant, child and adult first aid / CPR instructor; OSHA approved 10 and 30 hour construction safety trainer; performance, off-road and Smith SystemÒ driving instructor; and LPSÒ certified instructor. Jim currently sits on the National Groundwater Association’s Professional Development, Safety Subcommittee, and was the past Chairperson. He was awarded the 2012 Safety Advocate Award by the National Groundwater Association.