Ben Galen is Shaw-Lundquist’s full-time professional safety director. He began his career in construction in the field, first as a foreman and later as a superintendent. His interest in project safety led to years of specialized training, professional development and certification. Ben models Shaw-Lundquist’s “zero incident” safety culture and works directly with project teams to craft site specific safety plans for each individual project.
Ben, along with his wife, have two daughters and three granddaughters, and are empty nesters. They have no pets at the moment, but that could change in an instant as his wife is looking for a puppy. Ben is a member of ASSP, MN Safety Council, BCSP, AGC, and CURT. He has an A.S in Construction Management, and is pursuing a B.S. in Occupational Health and Safety (est. graduation in June 2023).
Do you have a favorite travel destination? Hawaii
What is the first concert you attended? Motley Crue
Do you have a favorite movie? Lethal Weapon
MY Favorite Quote
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”