President, Chief Safety Advisor
Industrial Safety & Training Services, Inc.
A senior safety consultant with nearly three decades of professional experience, Gary currently serves as the President/Chief Safety Adviser of Industrial Safety & Training Services (ISTS, Inc.) in Louisville, Kentucky. In this executive capacity, he oversees a staff of 20 safety professionals responsible for aiding 150 clients across USA. In addition, Mr. Yurt teaches corporate safety teams procedural rules and standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Before opening the doors to Industrial Safety & Training Services, Gary Yurt held middle management level safety positions with Borden Chemical, Inc. (now known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.), and General Electric Appliances.
Gary has served the three local communities for 34 years as a volunteer and career firefighter holding the rank of Fire Chief. Gary also is also on staff at Eastern Kentucky University, where he has served 9 years instructing is the OSHA training institute. Throughout his career, Gary Yurt has balanced his professional duties with academic advancement. He holds several degrees and certificates, including a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Risk Management and Safety Engineering and a Master’s degree in Loss Prevention and Safety Administration, both of which he earned from Eastern Kentucky University.