Who We Are

Rancour & Associates, LLC helps organizations achieve excellence in safety, health, business continuity and sustainability through relentless focus on culture, processes and management systems. Tom Rancour is our principal consultant and has over 30 years of diverse experience across multiple industries. He is an expert on policy, strategy, management systems, program deployment and technical problems-solving. He is especially skilled in identifying the ‘critical few’ actions necessary for performance breakthroughs.Prior to founding Rancour & Associates, LLC  in 2004, Tom was Corporate Director, Safety and Environmental Operations for Honeywell International, Inc., Morristown NJ. During his 24 year career at Honeywell and its predecessor companies (AlliedSignal, Inc., Allied Chemical and Bendix Corporation) he held multiple SH&E positions with progressive leadership responsibilities. Tom received several outstanding contributor awards throughout his corporate career. He has extensive experience in techniques for leadership, management and supervisory engagement, teamwork, six sigma, lean manufacturing and safety, health, environment and business continuity business integration.

Tom is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Board Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). He holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental and Industrial Health from the University of Michigan’s Rackham School of Public Health. He also holds Master of Science (MS) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Biochemistry from Michigan State University and The University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers and ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals.

Tom has served as a Steering Committee Member for Mercer/ORC Networks Occupational Safety and Health Group, a national management consulting firm in Washington D.C. with over 150 Fortune 500 member companies. He is also affiliated with Mercer/ORC Networks OSH Consulting Service. He is currently a board member of the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society.

Selected Papers and Presentations

Kicking the Tires on Management System Quality in Three Different Industries. American Industrial Hygiene Conference. Montreal, Quebec. May 19, 2013

Measuring Implementation of Your Safety & Health Management System. American Industrial Hygiene Conference. Montreal, Quebec. May 18, 2013

Assessing Your Safety and Health Management System. American Industrial Hygiene Conference. Indianapolis, IN. June 20, 2012.

Return on Health, Safety and Environmental Investments. Fall 2008 Seminar Series: “Taking Care of Business”, sponsored by Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Michigan. October 14, 2008.

Top Ten Pitfalls in OSHA Recordkeeping and How to Avoid Them. Industrial Safety and Health News (ISHN) Webinar sponsored by ORC Worldwide, Washington, DC.  August 14, 2008.

Coaching Today’s Business Leaders…Gaining Support for Safety Initiatives. 2007 Indiana Safety Conference and Exposition, Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Indianapolis, IN February 14, 2007. (Submitted and Published in Conference Proceedings).

Pandemic Preparedness: Beyond the Plans to Addressing Key Business Continuity and Management Systems Issues. ORC Worldwide, Executive Business Issues Forum Meeting. Omni Chicago Hotel, October 11, 2006.

Human Factors & Risk: Challenges and Strategies. Executive Business Issues Forum Meeting, ORC Worldwide.Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 5, 2006

SHE Management Systems and Business Integration: The Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework. Professional Safety, October 2005.

An Innovative Approach for Assessing Safety Culture and Management System Effectiveness. National Safety Congress/World Safety Congress. Aerospace Section. Orlando Convention Center. September 21, 2005.

Integrating Safety Into Process Improvement. National Safety Congress/World Safety Congress. Orlando Convention Center. September 21, 2005.

Insights on the ANSI Z10 Emerging Safety and Health Management System. Douglas Publications / Compliance Magazine Teleconference Series. July 21, 2005.

OSHA Recordkeeping – Beyond the Basics. Douglas Publications / Compliance Magazine Teleconference Series June 22, 2005.

OSHA Recordkeeping – Beyond the Basics. UAW-General Motors Corporation Health and Safety Conference. Renaissance Hotel, Detroit Michigan. May 11-19, 2005.

Safety & Health Process Implementation: Identifying and Addressing Risks Through Six Sigma. ORC Worldwide, Executive Business Issues Forum Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 6, 2005.

Approaches for Developing Leading Safety Performance Metrics. ORC Worldwide, Occupational Safety and Health Group Meeting, Washington, D.C. May 13, 2004.

Applying Six Sigma Methods for Breakthrough Safety Performance. Professional Safety, October 2000.