Learn from Industry Experts

As leaders in their fields, ASSP approved instructors are the best of the best. We carefully review and confirm their credentials, experience, and teaching abilities to bring you the most up to date education available in the safety industry. Check out our list of instructors who bring relevant real-world experiences to support your education.

Bryan R. Beamer, Ph.D., P.E., CSP

Bryan R. Beamer, Ph.D., P.E., CSP

Bryan Beamer has more than 20 years of experience as an industrial engineer, engineer and educator. He has worked as an industrial engineer at Rittal Corporation, an engineer at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


Jeannette Black

Dr. Jeanette Black, EdD, SPHR-SHRM SCP

Jeanette Black is a professor in the College of STEMM at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is the co-author of “The Human Factor to Profitability: Building a People-Centered Culture for Long-Term Success.” Black is an occupational health nurse/nurse practitioner who has worked with Fortune 500 companies focused on developing psychologically healthy workplaces.


Earl H. Blair, Ph.D., CSP, FASSP

Earl H. Blair, Ph.D., CSP, FASSP

Earl Blair is a visiting lecturer at Indiana University. His experience includes years of industrial safety management, consulting and training throughout the U.S. and internationally. He researches safety culture, leadership and employee engagement. Blair is a CSP and ASSP Fellow.


James Boretti, CSP

James Boretti, CSP

With more than 30 years of experience, James Boretti has an extensive background in safety. As a business owner, he provides leadership and oversight of business operations, including board consultations. Boretti is a CSP, member of the ASSP Code of Conduct Committee and former regional vice president of Region I.


Wyat Bradbury, CSP, CIH

Wyatt Bradbury, CSP, CIH

Wyatt Bradbury serves as an HSE Advisor for Hitachi Rail serving projects throughout the United States. He has experience in aquatic and recreation risk management, electrical construction, powerline safety, rail safety, and safety consulting. He holds CSP, ASP, CHST, and CIT certifications from the BCSP and is pursuing a Master of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Cynthia E. Braun, CSP, CET, CHMM

Cynthia E. Braun, CSP, CET, CHMM

Cynthia Braun, CSP, CIT, CHMM, is the president of Braun Safety Associates and CEO of Celebrate Safety Inc. She has 27 years of safety and health experience, and provides consulting and training on safety management systems, OSHA compliance, industrial hygiene, incident investigations, and risk management. Braun serves clients in manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, retail, government and other industries.


Lisa A Capicik, CSP, ASP, CHST

Lisa A. Capicik, CSP, ASP, CHST

For the past 16 years, as safety director for a large general contractor, Lisa Capicik, CSP, has worked to bridge the technical requirements of safety with sustainable improvements to organizational teams that meet best practice standards in safety and health.


Rosa A Carrillo

Rosa A. Carrillo

Rosa Carrillo, author of “The Relationship Factor in Safety Performance,” is dedicated to promoting safety, well-being and inclusion in the workplace. She has helped safety professionals transform their companies’ safety performance for more than 25 years working internationally in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, nuclear, mining, manufacturing and power generation industries.


Kenneth A. Clayman, SMS

Kenneth A. Clayman, SMS

Kenneth Clayman is a safety and health professional who has spent more than 35 years working with organizations around the world to develop and apply innovative management approaches. He advocates for management systems that support safety culture and continual performance improvement. Clayman is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 283, which publishes ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational safety and health management systems.


Thomas R Courtney, CSP

Thomas R. Courtney, CSP

Tom Courtney is an OSH program manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtney has 30 years of experience as a safety and health professional and has held numerous OSH leadership positions at the field and corporate level for multinational companies, including those in the manufacturing, construction, and facility maintenance industries.


Jeff Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeff Dalto is a workplace learning and performance improvement specialist with more than 15 years of experience in safety training. He's a member of the ANSI/ASSP Z490 committee that's currently revising the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 standard on occupational safety and health training and also helped create the new Z490.2 standard for online OSH training.


Patricia M. Ennis, MS, CSP, ARM, CRIS

Patricia M. Ennis, MS, CSP, ARM, CRIS

Trish Ennis is a leadership, risk management and occupational safety and health professional with more than 30 years of experience. She has expertise in many different areas, including construction, property management, healthcare and zoo and animal management.


Paul A. Esposito, CSP, CIH

Paul A. Esposito, CSP, CIH

Paul A. Esposito, CSP, CIH, is President of STAR Consultants, Inc. He has nearly 40 years of technical experience, and has led health, safety and environmental (HSE) consulting organizations for more than 30 years, giving him a breadth of experience working with leading companies worldwide. He holds a Master’s in Health and Safety from Johns Hopkins University. Paul is a member of the ISO 31000 technical advisory group on Risk Management and Risk Assessment, and a member of the ANSI Z16 development team on Safety and Health Metrics and Performance Measures.


John L. Esposito

John L. Esposito

John Esposito was involved with safety over the course of his 40-year career in cargo handling transportation, logistics and supply chain management. As corporate director for Ports America, he developed and implemented safety management systems, risk assessment and auditing certification programs, emergency response programs and behavior-based safety.


Jim Frederick

Jim Frederick

Jim Frederick is a principal consultant with ORCHSE Strategies. He joined in September 2019 following three decades of experience providing health, safety and environmental leadership to North American labor unions. Frederick earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental health from Purdue University and a Master of Science in environmental health and safety management from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has been a member of a several groups, including the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors, the ANSI Z10 standard committee, the NIEHS Worker Training Program National Clearinghouse Advisory Committee and the OSHA Metal Working Fluids Standard Advisory Committee.


Shawn M. Galloway

Shawn M. Galloway

Shawn Galloway is president of ProAct Safety, an award-winning consultant, a speaker, and the author of several bestselling books on safety strategy, culture, leadership and behavior-based safety. He is a columnist for several magazines and one of the most prolific contributors in the industry, having created more than 650 podcasts, 200 articles and 100 videos.


Gary J. Garrahan

Gary J. Garrahan, CHMM

Gary J. Garrahan is the manager of environment, health and safety for The Wonderful Company, a privately held grower, harvester, bottler, packager and marketer of products including fruits, nuts, flowers, water, wines and juices. He lives in Bakersfield, CA.


Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP, FASSP

Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP, FASSP

Samuel. J. Gualardo, M.A., CSP, FASSP, is a nationally recognized expert in occupational safety and health management. His LeadSAFE safety/risk management process is used by organizations around the world. Gualardo routinely testifies as an expert witness in workplace injury cases.


Mark D. Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA, FASSP

Mark D. Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA, FASSP

Mark Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA, FASSP, is a past president of ASSP. He has 30 years of domestic and international experience in occupational safety and health. Hansen has written three books and more than 200 articles. He has a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.


Danyle R. Hepler, CSP, CPEA

Danyle R. Hepler, CSP, CPEA

Danyle Hepler is a technical specialist and a corporate health and safety manager at Haley & Aldrich. She has 20 years of business and consulting experience. Hepler is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) and Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer (CESCO).


Mark A. Hernandez, CHST

Mark A. Hernandez, CHST

Mark Hernandez is passionate about empowering leaders and accelerating safety performance. After beginning his career in scaffolding, he has spent more than 20 years in safety. Hernandez worked with OSHA for 12 years and is a certified John Maxwell speaker. He enjoys informing, challenging and inspiring audiences.


Todd R. Hohn, CSP

Todd R. Hohn, CSP

Todd Hohn, CSP, is the managing director of ES&H at ONE Gas. He is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the team that supports safety, health, environmental and operational improvement for the organization.


James C. Howe, CSP

Jim Howe, CSP, specializes in safety management systems and the application of systems thinking. He chairs the ANSI/ASSP Z10 committee and is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 283, which publishes ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational safety and health management systems.


Jay Jamali, CSP, CHCM, CHMM

Jay Jamali, CSP, CHCM, CHMM

Jay Jamali is the safety director for Enviro Safetech. He has a bachelor’s degree in safety engineering and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Jamali has 10 years of experience in industry and 30 years in safety consulting. He has been a member of ASSP since 1990.


Patrick J. Karol, CSP, ARM, SMS, CIT

Patrick J. Karol, CSP, ARM, SMS, CIT

Pat Karol began his career in a role where safety was a collateral responsibility. Now, he advises organizations on risk reduction strategies. Karol spent more than 20 years in the safety departments of Fortune 200 companies. He currently works as an independent safety consultant.


James 'Skipper' Kendrick, CSP, FASSP

James 'Skipper' Kendrick, CSP, FASSP

James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP, has vast experience in the disciplines of safety, management, education and training. He is an ASSP Fellow, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT) and an inaugural member of the ASSP Region III Hall of Fame.


Eoin A. King, Ph.D.

Eoin A. King, Ph.D.

Eoin King is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Hartford. He sits on the board of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering in the U.S. and is a member of the European Commission's Noise Expert Group.


Delaney King

Delaney King

Delaney King has worked as an instructor and adult educator for nearly 10 years. Holding a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan and a master’s degree in adult and continuing education from the University of British Columbia, King strives to deliver professional development workshops and seminars for all types of learners.


Jonathan T. Klane, M.S., CSP, CIH, CHMM, CIT

Jonathan T. Klane, M.S., CSP, CIH, CHMM, CIT

After many years of consulting, teaching and directing safety and risk for two engineering colleges, Jonathan Klane is now part of the BioRAFT team in a new role as director of risk management and safety education. This innovative position encompasses risk management, safety culture, OSH compliance, loss control and safety education.


Thomas E. Kramer, P.E., CSP

Thomas E. Kramer, P.E., CSP

Thom Kramer, P.E., CSP, is managing principal for LJB Inc. He has a master's degree in engineering and an MBA. He is the ANSI/ASSP Z359 committee chair and also chairs two subcommittees. Kramer is a director-at-large for ASSP.


Kurt E. Krueger, CIH, CHMM

Kurt E. Krueger, CIH, CHMM

Kurt Krueger is a principal consultant with ORCHSE Strategies LLC. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with more than 35 years of experience developing and implementing effective safety and health programs. He has focused on human and organizational performance and the prevention of fatal and serious injuries and illnesses.


Glenn J. Landry

Glenn J. Landry

Glenn Landry has studied circadian rhythms and sleep for more than 20 years. He provides sleep health training for shift workers, older adults and families. This training improves people’s physical and mental health by translating sleep science into practical interventions tailored for each individual's lived experience.


C. David Langlois, CSP, FASSP

C. David Langlois, CSP, FASSP

C. David Langlois, CSP, is president of Langlois, Weigand and Associates Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience in training and consulting. He has presented programs at several regional and national conferences, and was named an ASSP Fellow in 2010.


Alan J. Leibowitz, CSP, CIH

Alan J. Leibowitz, CSP, CIH

Alan Leibowitz, CSP, CIH, spent more than 30 years as the EHS and security leader for ITT. He chaired the committee that developed ANSI Z10, and is currently on the boards of the Board for Global EHS Credentialing (BGC) and the Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA). He is the author of chapters in “The Occupational Environment” and “Patty's Industrial Hygiene.”


Kimlee Lindgren, MS, CHST

Kimlee Lindgren, CHST

Kim Lindgren is a site safety officer for AECOM on the South Coast Rail project in Massachusetts. She has been part of the safety and health profession for 40 years. Lindgren’s passions are construction, maritime, transportation and training. She has taught at the OSHA Education Center for 30 years.


C. Gary Lopez, MS, CSP, FASSP

C. Gary Lopez, MS, CSP, FASSP

C. Gary Lopez is an ASSP Fellow and a recipient of the National Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety award, among other honors. His courses are based on the 45 years he has spent in safety, primarily in the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device and construction industries.


Jennifer McNelly, CEO

Jennifer McNelly, CEO

Jennifer McNelly is the chief executive officer (CEO) of ASSP. She works with the Board of Directors to execute ASSP’s strategic plan, strengthen the Society’s position as a leading voice in occupational safety and health and support nearly 39,000 members in their efforts to create safe work environments.


David Musgrave

David Musgrave

David Musgrave has designed and implemented human performance improvement change initiatives around the world to help organizations achieve performance targets. His work demonstrates that the human brain operates in predictable ways that can be harnessed to drive sustainably safe results within changing conditions and organizational cultures.


David Natalizia

David Natalizia

David Natalizia leads the ergonomics practice for BSI services and solutions. He is a recognized expert on slip and trip prevention, and has implemented practical solutions in hospitality, industrial, agriculture and construction environments. Natalizia has participated in standards development and research on slips and trips.


Stephen A. Newell

Stephen A. Newell

Steve Newell is a founding partner of ORC HSE Strategies LLC, a global membership-based networking and consulting firm. He works extensively with member companies on topics such as fatality and serious injury prevention, human and organizational performance, contractor safety and health, improved safety and health performance metrics, OSHA recordkeeping, and safety and health value analysis.


Camille P. Oakes, CSP, SMS, CIT

Camille P. Oakes, CSP, SMS, CIT

Camille Oakes, M.Eng., CSP, SMS, CIT, is a safety professional with 15 years of experience helping companies create better training, better culture and better business practices on their way to Better Safety. Camille combines a safety engineering education with practical experience to teach safety professionals how to reduce risk.


Steven P. Pereira, CSP

Mr. Pereira has over 40 years of safety and loss prevention experience. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and has a Master of Construction Science and Management Degree from Clemson University. He serves on the Southeastern Louisiana University OSH&E Advisory Committee. Mr. Pereira has trained over 8,000 individuals in Pre-Task Safety Planning and Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control. Steven has an extensive background in the area of Chemical Process Safety Management (PSM), Confined Space Entry and Gas Testing. Mr. Pereira has assisted numerous clients and law firms in responding to catastrophic incidents involving regulatory and law enforcement agency visits as well as whistleblower complaints.


Georgi Popov, Ph.D., CSP, QEP, ARM, SMS, ASP, CMC

Georgi Popov, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, SMS, QEP

Georgi Popov, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, SMS, QEP, is a professor in the School of Geoscience, Physics and Safety (GPS) Sciences at the University of Central Missouri. Popov is a member of ASSP's Heart of America Chapter.


Eldeen E. Pozniak, CRSP, CMIOSH

Eldeen E. Pozniak, CRSP, CMIOSH

Eldeen Pozniak is an international management consultant who specializes in occupational safety and health. She is committed to a safer world of work. Pozniak has more than 25 years of diverse industry experience within 21 countries and on five continents.


David Provan

David Provan

David Provan is the managing director of Forge Works. He has more than 20 years of experience as a safety director across numerous industries. Provan’s Ph.D. thesis was titled, “What Is the Role of a Safety Professional?” He is the co-host of “The Safety of Work,” a podcast with an international audience.


Steve Roberts, Ph.D.

Steve Roberts, Ph.D.

Steve Roberts, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Safety Performance Solutions. For the past 30 years, he has been focused on implementing people-based safety processes. Roberts taught the “People-Based Safety” ASSP course from 2005-18. He also wrote the “Principles of Behavior-Based Safety” chapter in the “Handbook of Safety Principles,” published in 2018.


Deborah R. Roy, MPH, CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP

Deborah R. Roy, MPH, CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP

Deborah R. Roy holds a Master of Public Health in occupational health and safety from the University of North Carolina. She is president of SafeTech Consultants Inc., and was the corporate director of health, safety and wellness at L.L.Bean for 12 years. Roy is President of ASSP for 2020-21.


Lawrence J. H. Schulze, Ph.D., P.E., CPE

Lawrence J. H. Schulze, Ph.D., P.E., CPE

Lawrence Schulze is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and a Certified Professional Ergonomist. Schulze has 35 years of experience applying human factors and ergonomics in industrial and service sector settings.


Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, FASSP

Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, FASSP

Kathy Seabrook is an influential futurist, working with companies across industry sectors and leveraging workplace OSH for operational and commercial excellence. She is a published author, member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 283 that publishes ISO 45001, member of the ANSI/ASSP Z10 committee and member of the Global Reporting Initiative 403 OHS standard working group. She is board chair of the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, a past president of ASSP, and an ASSP and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Fellow.


Francis P. Sehn, CSP, ARM

Francis P. Sehn, CSP, ARM

Fran Sehn, MSA, CSP, ARM, is principal consultant for FxS Risk and Safety Consulting. Prior to establishing this consultancy, he was a vice president of risk control for Willis for more than 20 years. At Willis, Sehn provided comprehensive consulting services for global and U.S. organizations.


Bill Sims

Bill Sims

For more than 30 years, Bill Sims has created positive reinforcement systems that have helped large and small firms to inspire better safety performance and increase profits. He is a world-renowned keynote speaker, and recently was selected as one of the Top 10 speakers by the National Safety Council (NSC).


Daniel J. Snyder, Ph.D., CSP, CHST, OHST, SMS, CIT

Daniel J. Snyder, Ph.D., CSP, CHST, OHST, SMS, CIT

Considered a subject matter expert on OSH professional competencies, Daniel Snyder's research-based consultancy is focused on safety leadership. As the founder of SafetyMentor.com, he created a learning management system dedicated to customized OSH professional development. Snyder serves as the chair for the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 training standard.


Barry S. Spurlock, CSP

Barry S. Spurlock, CSP

Barry S. Spurlock, J.D., CSP, is an associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University, a member-attorney with law firm Crump Spurlock and a founding partner of Safety Change Agents. His entire professional career has been devoted to the safety profession, working in manufacturing, insurance loss control, law and academia.


Cole L. Tait

Cole L. Tait

Working as a firefighter for more than 14 years, Cole Tait has become passionate about changing the way everyday professionals approach training. He has created courses that engage first responders and safety professionals. In early 2019, Tait partnered with another safety trainer to create Preventative Measures Consulting. He has spoken at several ASSP events.


Dennis A. Terpin, Ph.D., OHST

Dennis A. Terpin, Ph.D., OHST

Dennis A. Terpin retired as a senior industrial hygienist and emergency manager at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He has more than 50 years of experience in occupational safety, health, laboratory safety, emergency management and response. Terpin serves on the ANSI Z88, Z88.10 and ASTM F23.65 international respiratory protection committees.


Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM, FASSP

Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM, FASSP

Joel Tietjens is president of T-JENS & T-JENS, INC., based in Houston. He is a professional speaker, seminar leader, and occupational safety and health management consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial safety from the University of Central Missouri, is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Safety and Health Manager.


Jack Toellner, P.E., CSP

Jack Toellner, P.E., CSP

Jack Toellner, P.E., CSP, is a retired ExxonMobil executive with diverse experience in construction, engineering, safety and health management, and operations management. He has worked in more than 30 countries with more than 100 clients, and has delivered more than 30 full-day workshops on safety management for ASSP.


Zachary J. Toellner

Zachary J. Toellner

Zach Toellner is a safety and health consultant and instructor based in Oklahoma City. He owns and is the primary content creator for SafetyExamAcademy.com, and serves as the lead web developer and business development manager for ExecutiveSafetyMinutes.com.


Cary Usrey

Cary P. Usrey, Sr.

Mr. Usrey started his career in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Program. After leaving the Navy, Cary served as the Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Director at Adirondack Resource Recovery Associates, a waste-to-energy power plant in upstate New York, for over 13 years. Cary then took a position with Turner Construction, serving as the Business Unit Safety Director for the upstate New York office for approximately three years. Currently he is working as a Process Improvement Leader at Predictive Solutions since March 2007. In this role, Cary is responsible for implementing solutions and best practices for customers seeking to prevent worker injuries using an integrated safety management system that focuses on leading safety indicators.


Wayne Vanderhoof, CSP

Wayne Vanderhoof, CSP

Wayne Vanderhoof, CSP, has more than 30 years of experience in public safety, mechanical engineering design and worker safety. He is the senior consultant and president of RJR Safety Inc., a safety consulting practice in the manufacturing and oil and gas industries.


Pamela J. Walaski, CSP

Pamela J. Walaski, CSP

Pam Walaski, CSP is Senior Program Director with Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. Pam is a Professional Member of ASSP, currently serving a 3-year term as a Director- At- Large. She is an instructor for the ASSP Risk Assessment Certificate program and delivers many workshops and seminars on risk management.


Hilarie Warren, MPH, CIH

Hilarie Warren, MPH, CIH

For the past 15 years, Hilarie Warren, CIH, has assisted businesses through the OSHA 21(d) Safety and Health Consultation Program, particularly with construction industry health hazards. As a course director for the OSHA Training Institute at Georgia Tech, she has taught more than 230 safety and health courses.


Michael A Weigand, CSP

Michael is Vice President of Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety & Health from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, LA, a master’s degree in safety management from the University of Arizona, and a Doctor of Education in Safety Education from Texas A&M University. He has over 20 years of experience in the safety & health career field and has been a CSP since 1979. Mr. Weigand has taught courses in occupational safety, safety management, industrial hygiene, fire science and safety law at LSU. He has conducted professional seminars on such topics as safety and health audits, safety management, and safety training and has served as a management consultant and expert witness.


Aileen Yankowski, CIH

Aileen Yankowski, CIH

Aileen Yankowski has more than 30 years of leadership experience in OSH — primarily in aerospace — and continues to share her experiences with professionals at all levels of their careers. She is the co-founder of Women in IH. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently recognized Yankowski with the Ruth and Larry Birkner Leadership Award.


Paul A. Zoubek, CSP, CIH

Paul A. Zoubek, CSP, CIH

Paul Zoubek provides expertise in management and engineering control of workplace hazards and risk assessment/mitigation for organizations nationwide. He advises in the areas of engineering hazard control, written program development and training. Specialties include electrical safety program management, development and training, machine safeguarding, risk assessment and hazard control, and procedure development and auditing.

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