Frank Castillo, MESH, CHSP
Cell: (919) 621-3434
As a Senior Safety Consultant, I am engaged in providing my clients a level of professional services that could only be described as “trusted, proactive adviser”. My clients seek me to conduct their business, safeguard their employees, fulfill their regulatory requirements and reduce any unexpected overhead expenses associated with employee accidents. The various facets of my role include planning and conducting safety committee meetings, performing on-site safety inspections, composing policies and providing safety training. I like to think I save lives within the workplace setting. The satisfaction my clients have affirms that position.
I was born in Havana, Cuba, raised in Miami and schooled in Alabama and with the US Marine Corps. I consider myself a bilingual/bicultural individual. My wife of 26 years, Yolanda, is originally from Mexico, where her family still lives. We’ve visited them on more than 15 occasions. My three children have either graduated from college or are currently attending. I am involved with the local Boy Scout Council, the Knights of Columbus of my parish, and the local chapter of the American Red Cross. I also assisted in starting a non-profit organization to assist Cuban refugees that have re-settled in NC. My personal hobbies include cooking, reading and playing tennis.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – President Theodore Roosevelt
If you had to pick one meal to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Arroz con pollo
Where was your most memorable vacation?
Our most recent trip to Spain where my wife and I (and three friends) hiked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. We started in Sarria and ended in Santiago. Afterwards, we traveled to Madrid and enjoyed that great city for two days. The trip affirmed my appreciation of my faith, my culture, historical events and enhanced my understanding of Spanish food and wine.