The appealing blend of science and business is one of the reasons Dick Griffith entered the industrial hygiene and safety consulting business. “In addition to the scientific and technical challenges of industrial hygiene and safety, I enjoy sales and like the competitive, business side of my work. I also like the diversity of my schedule. One day I may be in the office, and the next day I may be out in a factory,” Dick said.
In 2000, Richard Griffith opened Workplace Safety & Health Company Inc. in Indianapolis, and the company has experienced steady, sustained growth since that time. “Providing services, products, and training that protect people’s lives while also protecting business capital is one of the most rewarding parts of his work,” Dick said. After graduating from Purdue University with a B.S. in Environmental Health, Dick began working in the industrial hygiene field and advanced into ever increasing roles of responsibility in his field. A Certified Industrial Hygienist, Dick eventually became vice president and part owner of two companies before starting his own company. He sees his career as a series of steps toward owning an industrial hygiene and safety consulting business; the process began in 1993. “I enjoy working in a business that gainfully employs professional people who are providing health, safety, and risk management solutions to employers and their employees nationwide,” Dick said. “Experts have found that the return on investment from good risk management practices is easily quantifiable. Our best customers know this, and that is why we really enjoy working with them to achieve their risk management goals.” Dick is a member of American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
“We get to see how products are made and how businesses are run while using scientific principles and sales and marketing techniques to pursue our goals. In my mind, getting paid to do what you enjoy while helping others is the best possible career for me,” Dick said.