Jonathan Thomas

Jonathan D. Thomas

Senior Director, Research and Safety Management Solutions

Jonathan Thomas leads the National Safety Council group that helps organizations measure, assess, benchmark and improve their safety management systems and safety culture. For 17 years, he has developed or directed all phases of the Council’s high-value workplace consulting services. These activities include employee safety perception survey services, safety management system assessments and other workplace safety and health related consulting.

Jonathan also directs the NSC research and statistics technical staff who develop, conduct and report on a wide variety of research and statistical projects, initiatives and services. His team monitors and reports on the trends in preventable injuries and deaths through Injury Facts at

From 1992-2000, Jonathan designed, conducted and managed a variety of psychiatric/medical research projects for the Hines Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center and the Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jonathan is associate editor of the Journal of Safety Research and oversees content development for the quarterly, peer-reviewed publication.

With a master’s degree in applied social psychology, Jonathan has completed course work and qualifying exams (ABD) for his doctoral program at Loyola University of Chicago.

Jonathan is also an adjunct faculty member at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he teaches advanced research methods, statistics and applied methods in the department of psychology.