Jason Brooks

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks

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Jason Br0oks

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH EXPERT WITNESS & CONSULTANT, OSHA TRAINER

 

An effective and highly trained Safety Manager with 9 years’ experience overseeing Dominion Energy’s sub-contractors and their safety teams during the development stage of large solar projects. Overseer of safety and health policies, tool box talks, training, compliance and enforcement. Creating programs and effectively communicating guidelines to all parties and sub-contractors. Making required changes and developing response strategies to keep safety risk
to a minimum. Teach up and coming safety professionals on how to coach employees while in the field and how to get their point across while at the same time earning the respect needed to be an effective safety professional. Effectiveness in leadership and bringing working men and women together as a team to complete a project safely.
CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Considerable experience and knowledge of Dominion Energy’s Exhibit G and their health and safety practices

● Exceptional knowledge of VOSH, OSHA, MSHA, and Dominion Energy compliance standards.
● OSHA 500, OSHA 510, OSHA 502, & OSHA 30 certified.
● Authorized by the American Red Cross to train and certify participants in first aid, CPR, & AED.
● Equipment Operator Instructor – Certified through Eastern Lift Truck Academy.
● Authorized through MSHA to teach, train, and certify Virginia New Miner and General Miner training.
● Safety Management 1 & 2 certification.
● Authorized through ATTSA to teach, train, & certify participants in the VDOT flagger course.
● ATTSA Work Zone Supervisor certification.
● OSHA recordkeeping specialist including all OSHA 300 logs.
● Accident investigation and prevention.
● Weekly client safety audits and immediate abatements.
● Post OSHA citation representation.
● Safety training and effectively being able to communicate to all parties.
● Bilingual.
● Onsite drug screening.
● Jobsite inspection and hazard assessment.
● Creating emergency action plans and fire prevention plans.
● Creating and Implementing hazcom procedures.
● Ability to conduct Job Hazard Analysis procedures and training.
● Equipment inspection and documentation.
● Exceptional computer skills including word, excel, power point, and quick books.
● Knowledge of blueprints and estimating (structural and architectural)
● Site Management.
● Identifying risk and showing root cause analysis for near misses.
● Creating safety programs and communicating guidelines.
● Trenching and excavation competent person and trainer of.
● Rigging and instruction.
● Considerable knowledge of NFPA guidelines.
● Exceptional relationship with Dominion Energys’ safety representatives, directors, and project managers.

EDUCATION

● Dinwiddie High School Graduate (2003)
● Chesapeake Region Safety Council (2014)
● Eastern Lift Truck Training Academy (2015)
● WVA/VA Mine Association Instructor Course (2016)
● American Red Cross Instructor Training (2016)

EXPERIENCE

Custom Safety Compliance & Supply, LLC.

Occupational Safety Manager and Occupational Safety & Health Trainer

Southern Tradesmen Group (2020) Electrical Contractor
Safety Manager

Brad Cole Construction (2019-2020) Civil Contractor
Safety Manager
Safety Trainer/Safety Manager

C.E. Thurston Contractors (2018) Mechanical Contractor
Safety Trainer

DSI (2018) – Electrical Contractor
Safety Manager

D&D Mechanical Inc (2017) Mechanical Contractor
Safety Manager/Trainer

Merck Pharmaceuticals – Elkton VA

Nitro Power (2017 – 2018) Electrical Contractor
Safety Manager

D&D Mechanical (2016) Mechanical Contractor/Trainer
Safety Manager

Dominion Coal Ash plant- Chesterfield VA

Sukit Civil Construction – (2016) Civil Contractor
Safety Manager

Gloucester Solar Farm – Gloucester VA 95 mw

Elgin Power Solutions (2016-2017) – Electrical Contractor
Safety Manager

Southampton Solar Project- Southampton VA 120 mw

J.E. Liesfeld (2014-2015) Civil Contractor
Safety Manager

Karr Construction Inc.-Steel Erectors

Alvin Pardo-Monell, MS, ME

Alvin Pardo-Monell, MS, ME

Alvin Pardo-Monell, Electrical Engineer, Expert Witness, Safety Resource Associates

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Alvin Pardo-Monell, MS, ME

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER CONSULTANT, EXPERT WITNESS, SAFETY MGT & TRAINING

  • 34 years of experience in the Electrical Construction & Maintenance Industry
  • Teaching professionally since 1996
  • Former Electrical Engineering Professor- Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
  • Instructor for ABC- VA, ABC-Metro-Washington, MD, ABC-Baltimore, MD & IEC, MD
  • Founder of a bilingual Vocational Institute in Northern Virginia- June 2000
  • OSHA Outreach Construction Instructor (since 2002) +VDOT Instructor (since 2005)
  • Conducted seminars and made presentations for audiences of up to 300 people
  • Fully Bilingual – English/Spanish
  • ­Associated Builders and Contractors Instructor of the Year Finalist (2006 and 2017)­ ­

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Vocational Training School Management:

  • Provided advice and led instructors of vocational programs for the successful professional development of electrical apprentices in the Washington Metropolitan Area, Florida and the Caribbean.
  • Reduced costs by conducting extensive analysis of training costs, facilities costs and effective marketing.
  • Developed technical and audiovisual learning tools to complement live classes in English and Spanish.
  • Founded APM Vocational Institute, LLC, accredited by NCCER as a training unit under ABC Virginia since 2003.

Electrical Safety Management and Construction:

  • Planned, Supervised and coordinated electrical distribution construction systems.
  • Provided NFPA, NFPA 70E Arc Flash and Electrical Wiring Methods following OSHA Standards (Sub-Parts K and S).
  • Conducted field visits and inspections of underground and aerial medium voltage electrical distribution constructions for residential, commercial projects including traffic control operations following VDOT, SHA and DDOT.
  • Responsible for safety inspections, audit reports, Safety Manuals Development, JSA’s.
  • Provided and development of Competent Person Training in electrical, fall protection, excavation and scaffolding.
  • Document control, Onsite Testing Procedures, Codes and Standards (OSHA, ANSI, ASTM and others).
  • Conducted hundreds of electrical topics and safety classes and seminars annually.
  • Represented organizations by developing strong liaison network with contractors, vendors, and suppliers
  • Served as consultant to licensed electrical engineers, professional electricians, and consumers.  Advised on electrical construction requirements according to the National Electrical Code and related electrical and safety standards

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUALS

  • Developed a technical “Electricians Manual”, in Spanish for Hispanics to be distributed by Delmar Learning Publishers in 2018 and a “Safety Pocket Manual” for Hispanic construction workers
  • Wrote comprehensive educational materials (e.g., Manuals, Training Aids) for effective learning process.
  • Prepared presentations to companies in the area to recruit students trained by APM and ABC- Chapters.

EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

Alvin provides legal expert witness services in the capacity of electrical engineering safety and construction.

INSTRUCTOR/TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS

  • Professional Trainer for Electrical Apprentices since 2000 (Spanish/English), accredited by NCCER in 2003
  • APM Vocational Institute Founder/ Principal
  • OSHA 500-Outreach Construction Industry Safety Trainer (Since 2002)
  • OSHA 501 (Jan. 2018)
  • NSC-CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor
  • Fall Protection
  • Excavation & Trenching, Scaffold, Confine Space Instructor
  • Advanced, Intermediate and Basic Traffic Control Instructor (since 2005)
  • ATSSA Flagger Instructor
  • MAOTIEC Construction Specialist
  • NSC Advanced Safety Certificate
  • OSHA Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals (Construction and Gen. Industry)
  • CHST Certification (early 2018)
  • NCCER Electrical Safety Technology Certification (Since 2005)

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 05/98 – Pres:    Principal Engineer, APM Electrical Technologies, Alexandria, VA
  • 06/00 – Pres:    Principal – APM Vocational Institute, Alexandria, VA
  • 07/97 – 05/98   Program Manager, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Rosslyn, VA
  • 10/95 – 05/97:  Principal Engineer, APM Engineering & Associates, Inc. – San Juan, PR
  • 11/96 – 04/97:  Professor, Electrical Eng. Dept., POLYTECHNIC UNIV. OF PR – San Juan, PR (part time)
  • 04/90 – 09/95   Electrical Engineer, US ARDEC-ARMY – Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, NJ
  • 09/89 – 04/90:  Electrical Engineer Supervisor II, PR POWER AUTHORITY – San Juan, PR
  • 12/87 – 11/89:  Engineer Assistant III, PR ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY – San Juan, PR
  • 11/84 – 12/87:  Distribution Systems General Inspector, PR ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY – Fajardo, PR
  • 07/83 – 07/89:  Construction Electrician 3rd Class -Supervisor. US NAVY NAVAL RESERVE – Ceiba, PR

EDUCATION

  • 08/98 M.S. – Systems Management, FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – Melbourne, FL
  • 05/93 M.E. – Mechanical Engineering, STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – Hoboken, NJ
  • 05/89 B.S. – Electrical Engineering, POLYTECHNIC UNIV. OF PUERTO RICO – San Juan, PR

OTHER CREDENTIALS

  • Assn of Professional Engineers & Surveyors of Puerto Rico –
    Engineer Certificate No. 10601: VA, DC, KY, WV, AL & MD
  • Master Electrician License
  • Association of Professional Masters Electricians – PR License No. 5895 (09/1986)
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • Master Trainer/Master Craft Electrical/ Adv. Electrical Topics (Since 2003)

Kenneth E. Hulse, CHST

Kenny Hulse, Certified Occupational Safety & Health Trainer, Safety Resource Associates LLC

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Kenneth E. Hulse, CHST

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH EXPERT WITNESS & CONSULTANT, OSHA TRAINER

 

  • More than 30 years of industry and construction experience, training and facilitation in safety and security management, procedures, and personal protective equipment.
  • Authorized Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outreach trainer for Construction and General Industry
  • Authorized Instructor for the National Safety Council First Aid/CPR/AED programming.
  • Certification from the National Safety Council in Principals of Occupational Safety and Health (POSH)
  • Certified in US Army Corps of Engineers EM-385-1-1 Construction Standards
  • NSC Advanced Safety Certificate.

SPEAKING SERVICES

As an experienced instructional designer, facilitator, instructor, and much sought-after safety speaker, Kenny has provided both senior executives and line staff with orientation, general awareness, and detailed instructional programs in multiple OSHA, health, safety, and equipment disciplines.

EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

Kenny provides legal expert witness services in construction, industrial, manufacturing, medical/healthcare, water-treatment, packaging, and non-profit industries.

TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS

He is an instructor for General Mineral Miner Training in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Federal MSHA part 46 Trainer. Kenny also teaches Permit-Required Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and has completed the Mine Safety Appliance (MSA) Distributor Product Training, Levels I and II.

SAFETY & HEALTH AUDITS

Kenny has been conducting OSHA-standards specific Facility Safety and Health Audits for more than 25 years, and specializes in the construction, steel, manufacturing, healthcare, water-treatment, packaging, and non-profit industries. These audits address every facet of safety and security operations including record keeping, facility maintenance, training, and electrical safety areas measured against industry specific OSHA standards.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUALS

Kenny specializes in the development of OSHA required Facility Safety and Health Policies and Procedures manuals – which are tailored to each facility and industry. Kenny also develops maintenance and training plans for the effective management of these policies and procedures manuals.

INDUSTRIES AND MARKETS SERVED

Government Agencies Industry & Manufacturing Public Works Construction Companies General Contractors Small Business Municipalities & Public Authorities Distribution & Warehousing Non-Profits Medical / Healthcare & Hospitals Professional Service Firms Mining

CREDENTIALS

National Safety Council: Advanced Safety Certificate, 2014
National Safety Council: Instructor, First Aid/CPR/AED, 2019-Current
National Safety Council: Instructor, Blood-Borne/Airborne Pathogens, 2019 – Current
National Safety Council: Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Course Completion, 2014
National Safety Council: Safety Management Techniques Course Completion, 2014
National Safety Council: Principals of Occupational Safety and Health (POSH), 2013
Member, National Safety Council, 2004-Current
Chesapeake Region Safety Council: EM 385-1-1, Course Completion, 2013
Member of the Board of Directors, AIDS Response Effort (A.R.E.), Winchester, VA, 2013-2019
Chairman, A.R.E. Volunteer and Outreach Training Committee, Winchester, VA, 2013-2019
Graduate, Dale Carnegie Training Institute, Winchester, VA, 2011
Chairman, Northern Shenandoah Valley Safety Network (NSVSN), 2011- 2019
Member of the Board of Directors, Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, VA, 2009-2011
Chairman, Education Committee, Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, VA, 2009-2011
Member, Virginia Museum Association CERT Team, 2009-2018
President of the Lord Fairfax Community College Alumni Association, 2007-2009
Volunteer in Policing (VIP), Winchester City Police, 2007-Current
Member, City of Winchester CERT Team, 2009-Current
Trainer, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), 2012-Current
Virginia Division of Mineral Miner, General Mineral Miner Instructor Course, 2008
Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Instructor, 2008
OSHA Outreach Instructor, Construction, Rocky Mountain Education Center, 2006-2010
OSHA Outreach Instructor, General Industry, Rocky Mountain Education Center, 2006-2010
OSHA Outreach Instructor, Construction, Mid-Atlantic OSHA Education Center, 2010-Current
OSHA Outreach Instructor, General Industry, Mid-Atlantic OSHA Education Center, 2010-Current
Basic Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association, 2006-2019
OSHA General Industry, Chesapeake Region Safety Council, 2006
Distributor Product Training, Level II, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA), 2005
Distributor Product Training, Level I, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA), 2005
Bachelor of Business Administration, Averett College, 1996
Associate Arts & Sciences, Triple Major in Communications, Journalism and Literature, Lord Fairfax Community College

Susan Wilcox, CIH, CSP

Susan Wilcox, CIH, CSP, Safety Resource Associates

Susan Wilcox, CIH, CSP

CERTIFIED INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST, CERTIFIED SAFETY PROFESSIONAL

Susan Wilcox, CIH, CSP, Safety Resource Associates

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Susan Wilcox, CIH, CSP, is an occupational safety and health professional with more than 30 years of experience.

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University with a minor in Chemistry.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist
  • Certified Safety Professional
  • experience in a variety of sectors including consulting, laboratory management, as well as industrial and chemical manufacturing, and academia.
  • Served on the local board of both the ASSP and AIHA sections throughout her career.
  • Serves as adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, teaching Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene.
Expertise includes:

  • EHS Metrics / Data Collection & Analysis
  • Radiation Safety /
  • Toxicology Testing / Process Safety
  • EHS Field Work / Data Management Systems
  • Regulatory Compliance / OSHA
  • Manufacturing Incident Investigation
  • Auditing & Reporting Risk Assessment/Risk Management
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Omar Lopez, CHST

Omar Lopez,
Omar Lopez, CHST, Safety Resource Associates

Omar Lopez, CHST

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY & HEALTH CONSULTANT AND FIRST AID EXPERT

Omar Lopez holds a Law degree from UTPL in Ecuador and a Business Administration Associates Degree from NOVA.

  • Certified Construction Safety & Health Technician
  • OSHA-10/30 Instructor
  • Certified First Aid Instructor
  • experienced Site and Work Zone Auditor and Trainer.
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Michelle Thompson, PhD

Dr. Michelle Thompson, Safety Resource Associates
Dr. Michelle Thompson, Safety Resource Associates

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Dr. Michelle Thompson

LICENSED & REGISTERED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

 

Michelle Thompson, PhD,  has more than 20 years experience as Occupational Therapist at VCU Medical Center.

Her specialties include:

  • Workplace accommodation
  • Return-to-work case management
  • Ergonomics.

Her expertise also includes:

  • PhD in Special Education
  • Lead Occupational Therapist
  • RPS Assistive Technology
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership Education in Neuro-developmental Disabilities (LEND)
  • Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chris Chapman, CIH

Chris Chapman, Safety Resource Associates, LLC
Chris Chapman, Safety Resource Associates, LLC

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Chris Chapman, CIH

CERTIFIED INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST, EXPERT WITNESS

Mr. Chapman is Director of Industrial Hygiene for ECS Mid-Atlantic.  His responsibilities include coordinating and overseeing industrial hygiene related projects across the company in the mid-Atlantic region.

 

Mr. Chapman has more than 35 years experience in a broad range of industrial hygiene and environmental/safety projects.

 

 As a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Mr. Chapman also serves as a resource in safety and industrial hygiene related issues for ECS in general.

 

Mr. Chapman performs all aspects of indoor air quality monitoring and evaluations including microbial assessments and remediation activity.

 

Other duties include performing and managing projects such as OSHA compliance surveys (for exposures to solvents, dusts, and noise) and development of recommendations for abatement of identified concerns.

 

Particular projects have included sampling and evaluation of various operations in both public and private sector facilities in the mid-Atlantic region involving Bioaerosols, air quality, noise, hazardous materials, welding, spray-painting, solvent manufacture/mixing, polishing/buffing, and recycling operations.

 

Other duties include performing ventilation assessments, expert witness testimony, and Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments.  Asbestos and lead services include building inspections for lead and asbestos, preparation of management plans for asbestos and lead, preparation of specifications and abatement plans for lead and asbestos removal projects, inspections and monitoring abatement contractors to ensure compliance with project specifications and applicable federal and state regulations, and final clearance testing to verify contractor’s completion of work.

 

Education
• MS, Biomedical Engineering (Industrial Hygiene) Medical College of Virginia, 1996
• BS, Biology Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1988
• BS, Anthropology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1986

 

Registrations/Certifications
• Certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in Comprehensive Practice
• OSHA Health and Safety Training-29 CFR 1910.120
• OSHA Authorized Instructor – General Industry and Construction Industry
• Virginia Accredited/Licensed Asbestos Inspector and Management Planner
• Virginia Accredited/Licensed Asbestos Project Designer
• Virginia Accredited/Licensed Asbestos Project Monitor
• Virginia Accredited/Licensed Lead-Based Paint Inspector/Risk Assessor

 

Committees
1996-97  Participated as part of an exploratory committee for the University of Richmond in  Development of an Environmental Health and Safety undergraduate course program.
1996-97  President of Virginia Industrial Hygiene Council – Lobbying Group of the Virginia Local Section  chapters of the AIHA
1997-98 Participated as part of a focus group for the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University effort to establish a graduate Industrial Hygiene course Program.

 1998-2021  Member of a steering committee for the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (VOSH) annual conference.

2008-2012  Appointed  by Gov. of Virginia  –  DPOR Board for Home Inspectors, Asbestos, Mold and Lead
2014 – 2019  Member of the IICRC S540  Consensus  Committee  – Trauma Scene Clean-up Standard
2013- 2016  President  – CVS-AIHA (local chapter)

 

Presentations/Publications:
1991  Presented a paper on Quality Improvement of Asbestos Abatement Projects at the Virginia Safety Association’s annual meeting (Norfolk).
1995  Served as Program Chair for Environmental Auditing at the Central Virginia AIHA Fall Seminar  (Richmond).
1995  Presented a joint paper on Environmental Concerns During Renovation Projects at the Virginia Association of Physical Plant Administrators annual meeting (UVA, Charlottesville).
1996  Published an article in Virginia’s Environment (magazine) on The Impact of the New OSHA Regulations on Asbestos to Building Owners.
1996  Participated as part of a panel during the Virginia Land Institute’s Seminar on Environmental Concerns in Real Estate (Richmond).
2000  Participated in the AIHA National Leadership Conference held in Arlington, Virginia.
2001 Presented a paper to the Homebuilders Association of Richmond (Remodelers Council and Restoration Committee) on Indoor Air Quality and Microbial Evaluation and Testing
2002  Presented a joint paper on microbial assessment and remediation at the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Annual Conference in Roanoke, Virginia
2002  Panel member for an open discussion/presentation on Addressing Microbial Concerns During Restoration Projects – Homebuilders Association of Richmond  (Remodelers Council and Restoration Committee) meeting
2002  Presented Paper on Solving Indoor Air Quality Concerns at the Winter Meeting of the Virginia Community College System
2003  Conducted a joint presentation to the Richmond Bar Association on Mold and Litigation Concerns
2004  Presented a paper on Current Issues in Mold Abatement to the Southwest Virginia Waste    Management Association Annual Meeting
2005  Presented a paper on Solving Indoor Air Quality Problems to the Architect of the Capital – Washington D.C.
2010  Presentation to  Central Virginia Section of the American Society of Safety Engineers on Industrial Hygiene Sampling
2011  Co-presented  presentation at the EIA National Meeting in Savannah, “So You Have to Testify”
2012  Presented a Presentation to the Assurance Societies of Virginia (trade association of insurance groups) on mold
2013  Co-presented a paper at the EIA National Meeting in Washington DC on Problem Abatement Projects.
2014  Presenter – Apartment Safety Coalition Conference Chesterfield Virginia
2014  Presented Asbestos, LBP, and mold issues  in housing at AHMA Conference in Richmond Va
2014  Presented papers on H&S considerations on Meth Lab Clean-ups, and EHS Certifications at the 2014 VOSH Conf. Roanoke Va
2015  Presented a paper at the EIA National conference in Atlanta Ga on Exposure to heavy metals during Aircraft Hanger Clean-up.
2016  Presented paper on IICRC S-540 Trauma Scene Clean-up Standards at the 2016 VOSH Conf.
2017  Publication – Contributor and Consensus Committee   ANSI/IICRC S540 Trauma and Crime Scene Clean-up
2017  Presented Hazardous Materials at the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineer Conference Fredericks Virginia
2017  Presented Asbestos, LBP, and mold issues  at the PMA Maintenance Summit  in  Greenbelt Md
2017  Presented Overview of the new BSR*/IICRC S540  Trauma and Crime Scene Clean-up Standard at EIA National Conf. in Orlando Fla.
2018  Publication on asbestos misconceptions May 2018 issue of PMA magazine
2019  Overview of EHS certifications – 24th Annual VOSH Conference September 2019 Va Beach Va
2020  AGC Environmental Conf.  – co-presented Mold and Moisture concerns in new Construction July 2020
2020  Presentation Environmental Hazards for chapter meeting of
Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors Oct. 2020
2021  Overview of EHS certifications – Annual VOSH Conference March 2023 Va Beach Va  

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Best Practices Training (Podcast)

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John Meola, Risk & Safety Consultant, Safety Resources Associates

John Meola, CSP, Risk & Safety Consultant for Safety Resources Associates, is also safety manager for the Timmons Group, and a regular contributor to ForConstructionPros.com.

 In this podcast, Meola discusses OSHA requirements and best practices as they relate to Personal Protective Equipment (hardhats, gloves, etc.), including hazard recognition, hazard assessment, PPE selection and employee training. He gives particular focus to head, ear and eye protection for both workers on the ground and operators in machines.