Ron Kinlaw, CHST

Director of Safety and Training

Ron Comes to Hood Construction with over 20 years of multi-faceted safety experience. Ron started his career in safety as an offshore safety officer in an oil and gas industry. Having worked in a vast array of different industries since, he has successfully promoted safe work environments within different cultures to ensure that safety is believably conveyed as Job One. His focus is on empowering all Hood employees, by a means of setting them up for success. As a skilled leader Ron possesses numerous credentials and certifications. He is a member of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, American Society of Safety Engineers and National Safety Council. Ron is also our corporate OSHA outreach trainer, American Red Cross First Aid AED/CPR/First Responder and Trainer. His wide variety of safety experience compliments Hood Construction’s vision for safety and the future of our company, as well as reinforces our “2,000,000 Man Hour” safety milestone. An Irmo Native, Ron enjoys spending time with his family, travel, and is a bit of a foodie, and additionally enjoys playing the guitar.