AAS, Occupational Safety and Health—Edmonds Community College

Lance Baird

Site Safety Coordinator, Seattle

Safety is about everyone going home to their family every day, so Lance engages people on those terms, reminding each person about what’s important and encouraging safe decisions. Lance is a natural communicator who treats people respectfully, with compassion, empathy and a focus on solutions. The same values carry forward to his volunteer time, where he works with Washed, a small organization that provides mobile clothes-washing services to families who are homeless. “The smiles when families have clean socks is so rewarding,” he says.