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Burk Shaw


About Burk Shaw

Burk is President of Medsafe, La Porte, TX. He joined Medsafe in 1990 after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University with BBA in Finance & Economics. Burk has over 27 years of safety experience including manufacturing, services and distribution. Burk lives in Houston and is married to wife Talbott and has three children. Burk enjoys golf and spending time with family and friends on the weekends.

Burk serves on the board as a director. Burk is also on the Board of the Texas Safety Foundation which provides scholarships to students entering the safety field. Burk also has served on numerous advisory committees for safety equipment manufacturers.

What makes me a great Safety Equipment Expert

I have 28 years of experience being a Safety Equipment Specialist and worked with many different sectors

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Featured Location

4200 Underwood Rd.
La Porte , TX , 77571

Certificates & Training

  • Competent Person Fall Protection
  • Safety Equipment Expert 101
  • Safety Equipment Expert 201

Professional Safety Organizations

  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Texas Safety Foundation Board Member
  • Safety Network Board Member

Product Expertise

  • Fall Protection
  • Gas Detection
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Protective Clothing

Industry Expertise

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Pharmaceuticals
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing

Safety Moments by Burk Shaw

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Your fall protection harness is a lifesaver – literally. But how effective it is depends heavily on how well it's used. Workers who fail to properly don their harnesses are at increased risk for...

Articles by Burk Shaw

When anchorage options are limited, is it safe to tie off at foot level? Find out what you need to know before resorting to this.
Your fall arrest system stopped your fall, but what happens next could cost you your life. Learn about the dangers of suspension trauma.
Fall protection consistently tops annual lists of OSHA safety violations. Learn how to avoid them and keep your workers safe and your bottom line healthy.
When working at height, your SRL is often your last line of defense. Find out how to properly inspect so it won't let you down when you most need it.
Your anchorage is an integral part of your overall fall protection system. Find out how to stay safe by selecting the right anchorage.
Outdoor workers are at increased risk of heat-related illnesses during hot summer days. Learn the signs of heat stress and how to protect workers.

Q&A by Burk Shaw

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