Robert Blaylock

West Plains Consulting, LLC
Robert Blaylock

12433 N Hwy 59,
Caller Box 3042
Gillette, WY 82717-3042

A Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) with forty years of Training, Safety, Operations, and Human Resource experience working in line and staff roles in both Underground and Surface Coal.  

Current position: Manager, Safety Training, Peabody Western Training Center, Peabody Energy, Gillette, WY.

Previous positions: Rio Tinto Energy America, ExxonMobil, Arch Coal, and Old Ben Coal Company.  Positions held: Manager of Safety for Arch of Illinois, Sr. H&S Representative (Rio Tinto), Production Supervisor, Rotating Preparation Plant Supervisor (ExxonMobil), Supervisor of HR, Supervisor of Safety & Training (Arch), Deputy Safety Inspector (Old Ben).

I served as a member of the safety committees of the National Mining Association, Bituminous Coal Miners Association, and Illinois Coal Association during my Arch Coal tenure.

Trained in, and have successfully utilized SAWOL, People-Based Safety, TapRoot, ZIP and LPS safety management systems.  Multiple mining certifications held in the state of Illinois.  

Education & Honors:

Bachelor of Science – Business Management from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL graduating Summa cum Laude.  Outstanding Management Major & Outstanding College of Business & Administration Senior, Class of 1990. Beta Gamma Sigma.

Awarded the 2012 Safety Professional of the Year, Mining Practices Specialty, American Society of Safety Professionals.

Professional Organizations:

Administrator, Mining Practices Specialty, American Society of Safety Engineers.

Treasurer, Powder River Basin Safety Association, Gillette, Wyoming