I worked for over 20 years as a Safety Professional. My last safety position was as the Director of Occupational Safety and Health for the US Department of Commerce. I am now retired and write bi-weekly on my blog fredefanningauthor.com. I also write safety books. My published work includes the peer-reviewed book Basic Safety Administration-A Handbook for the New Safety Specialist. I also authored two editions of the peer-reviewed chapter Safety Training and Documentation Principles that was published in the best-selling Safety Professional Handbook and the Safety Professional Handbook Management Applications. I co-authored the peer-reviewed chapter Safety Training with Christine Fiori, Ph.D., PE, published in the best-selling Construction Safety Management and Engineering, second edition edited by Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP.
I also have self-published books. My series Fred’s Safety Shorts is a collection of books on topics related to safety in the Kindle format. My series Leadership and Management Shorts is a collection of books on topics related to leadership and management in the Kindle format. I also have another six books on safety in paperback and Kindle format as well as nearly fifty articles in various publications all on safety and occupational health.
I recently self-published my first novel A Walk Among the Dead. It is available in paperback and Kindle format. I have completed the first draft of my second novel Mystery at Devil’s Elbow that I expect to publish this winter.