Earl Blair

Adjunct Faculty
Applied Health Science

Associate Director for Curriculum & Instruction
Heartland Center

(812) 856-4887
PH 116

  • University of Kentucky, Ed.D., 1997
  • West Virginia University, M.S., 1979
  • Asbury College, B.A., 1973
  • Department Chair, Health, Safety & Environmental Health Sciences, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2004 - 2006
  • Principal, Blair Safety Services, (international safety training and consulting), 1992 - present
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Savoy, Illinois, since 1987 (CSP #8564)
  • Certified Safety Program Auditor - International Loss Control Institute (since purchased by DNV Corp., Netherlands), Atlanta, GA, 1990
  • Authorized OSHA Trainer for 1) General Industry (Card # G 0012447) and, 2) Construction Standards (Card # C 0018618), U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration, 2007
Research Interests

All research is related to how to improve safety performance in the workplace, through:

  • Management Interventions
  • Safety Measurement
  • Education & Training
  • Safety Culture: Perception Surveys and SWOT Follow Up
  • Behavioral Processes
Selected Publications


Blair, E. H., Improving Safety Performance with Behavior-Based Safety, revised chapter for third edition of safety textbook, Fundamentals of Occupational Safety & Health, edited by Mark A. Friend; Rockville, MD: Government Institutes, 2003


Blair, E.H. & O'Toole, M., Leading Measures for Safety Performance: One Way to Enhance Your Organization's Culture, Professional Safety Journal, American Society of Safety Engineers, August 2010.

Blair, E. H., and Yang, J. C., Web Conferencing Technology for Distance Learning: Connecting with Students Is a 'Breeze', The Health Education Monograph Series, Eta Sigma Gamma, Volume 25 (1), 2008. pp. 7 - 10.

Blair, E. H., and Seo, D. C., Safety Training - Making the Connection to High Performance, Professional Safety Journal, October 2007