Lee Shelby is a Power Lineman from Tennessee and at the age of 28, lost both arms resulting from an occupational injury after he came in contact with more than 12,000 volts while working for a Utility Company. Lee returned to work in less than one year with the ambition to be an active part of society. Lee actively teaches and shares his story of “Triumph Over Tragedy” “Safety is Personal” with thousands across the United States in every industry.
Lee chooses to Educate, Motivate and Inspire audiences by sharing the story of his tragic occupational injury as well as the importance of making safety personal. His desire is for everyone to be responsible for their own safety and watch out for their co-workers, take safety personal and to return home safe to their families.
Never backing down from a challenge Lee is a National Speaker and OSHA and NFPA trainer, Lee is currently working on his Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, he is an author, as well as a private pilot and enjoys skydiving as well coaching baseball, he is married with three children and one grandson, Lee is also a successful businessman owning his own corporation as well as consulting and training for multiple safety consulting firms.
Lee’s presentation is unique because it comes from the heart. It is highly motivational, interactive and humorous as he relates his own occupational injury, his recovery to work and the challenges he has faced along the way, in such a way that will change the hearts and minds of everyone who attends.
- Create a new mindset about personal safety
- Take responsibility for our own actions and “Be our brothers keeper”
- Don’t think safety is someone else’s responsibility
- Make a new commitment to safety everyday
- Don’t be afraid to tell someone they are about to do something wrong
- Strive for an accident free workplace