USF OTI Education Center

USF Health - College of Public Health

Henry Milam, MS – Adjunct Instructor

Experience: Mr. Milam Henry (Hank) recently retired from the freight transportation industry after nearly 55 years of service. Mr. Milam has vast experience and expertise in both trucking and longshore/terminal cargo operations. Mr. Milam has overseen safety operations for breakbulk, dry bulk, and container cargoes in ports from Fall River, MA to Houston, TX. Mr. Milam was a General Manager and Director of Safety for Florida Transportation Services for 23 years, where he successfully designed, implemented and managed the safety programs of longshore operations in Houston, TX and Port Everglades, FL. Hank trained all employees and supervisors in longshore safety and conducted the 10/30 hour OSHA Maritime classes. Mr. Milam initiated, planned, and conducted monthly safety meetings in each Port. Mr. Milam implemented and managed one of the first Facility Security Plans in Port Everglades. Mr. Milam developed the subsequent employee training and conducted the required drills and exercises required by Homeland Security.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Mr. Milam designed fall protection systems for single point crane operations; developed presentations for the prevention of hazardous cargo fatalities; designed and directed the development and implementation of the Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Safety Committee’s Longshore Safety Orientation for New Hires; and designed, developed and presented a multitude of training programs for both novice and veteran longshoremen. Mr. Milam trained over 170 managers, supervisors and employees of the island of Grenada’s Port Authority, providing the first longshore safety training for most of these individuals.

Awards & Certifications: Mr. Milam has received numerous safety certifications and awards. Mr. Milam is a past Chairman of the Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Safety Committee where he was awarded the Safety Leadership Award in 2014. Mr. Milam received the Certified Safety Training Specialist and Safety Planning Specialist designations from the National Association of Safety Professionals. Mr. Milam is qualified as an instructor for OSHA training classes in General Industry, Construction, and Maritime.

Mr. Milam graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Journalism. Mr. Milam has a Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. Mr. Milam is a veteran of the US Army Intelligence Corp.