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Lonna BlaisLonna is Adjunct in the Safety Studies Program at Keene State College where she teaches Health Hazard Identification, Construction Standards and a variety of other safety and health related courses. She spent 21 years employed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a Safety and Health Compliance Officer in the Concord, New Hampshire area office. She spent over 5 years with the Department of Defense as an Industrial Hygienist working for the Naval Medical Command Detachment and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.


David BuckDavid has spent the past 25 years teaching in the safety program at Keene State College. He is a lead instructor at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center. He teaches accident investigation, machine guarding, and respiratory protection. David is past president of the Safety and Health Council of Northern New England and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He is the founder of the Region 1 OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.


Martha CatevenisMartha is a safety and health consultant who has been an instructor with the OSHA Training Institute Education Center Region 1/Keene State College since 1999, instructing both general industry and construction related courses. She owns a New England-based consulting firm, which services the construction, mining and general industries. She has BS degree in Applied Adult Education and an AAS in Occupational Safety and Health.


CHIP DARIUS, MA, OHST, CET, CSHO, CUSPChip has provided occupational safety and health consulting and training services for over 25 years to general industry, construction, utilities and emergency service organizations (EMS, fire/ rescue, law enforcement). He has been an instructor for the Region 1 OSHA Education Center since 2002, presenting OSHA regulations courses for construction and general industry, outreach trainer courses and refreshers, and many specific topics. Chip is a frequent presenter at local, regional and national conferences and provides safety consulting across the US and internationally. He is a professional member of ASSE, has been a certified EMT for over 35 years.


Tony GomesMr. Tony Gomes is an instructor with the OSHA Training Institute Education Center Region 1/Keene State College since 2011 having completed five certificate programs including Safety and Health Specialist in General Industry and Construction plus Fire Prevention Life Safety and Certified Safety and Health Official certificates in General Industry and Construction.
Tony has over 20 years teaching experience in general industry standards, 24 years of hazardous materials emergency response experience, 38 years in the fire service with 24 years as shift commander. In addition to being adjunct faculty at Keene State College OSHA Education Center, he has been adjunct professor at Massasoit Community College for 24 years.
Tony brings years of experience, training and knowledge to safety and health education.


Jim GossJim has over 20 years of diverse safety and health retail, warehouses, and for over 3,000 employees including responsibility for a corporate construction safety program for a large portion of the Northeastern United States. Jim specialized in construction safety for general and specialty contractors throughout the Northeast and became one of the first Construction Health and Safety Technicians in the country. As Vice President of an insurance brokerage firm he managed the Loss Prevention Services Department. He currently provides national training in construction for the Association of General Contractors of America and serves as Vice Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for AGC’s National Safety and Health Committee. Jim is Region 1 OTIEC premier 3110 Fall Arrest Systems trainer with qualifications to lead OTIEC Construction based courses.


Mark HaskinsMark has worked in safety and health since 1981. He held a part-time faculty position at the University of New Haven from 1990 – 2008. Mark is currently the principal at Practical Safety Solutions, LLC. Formerly, he has been manager of safety and health for pharmaceutical and chemical companies, as well as for a multinational construction company. He holds a master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health Management, a graduate certificate in industrial hygiene, and a bachelor’s degree in biology. He is a Safety Professional (CSP) in comprehensive practice.


Peter KellyExperienced occupational safety and health professional, with a proven 30 year history of implementing effective safety management systems that comply with municipal, state and federal regulatory requirements and developing programs that focus on company goals, earning the support of both management and employees in building an effective safety culture. He has held regional and global positions with the U.S. Postal Service and Pratt & Whitney. Peter is a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from the .S. Army Reserve as a Comman Sergeant Major of a Chemical Warfare Brigade in 2012 with 31 years of service.


Dan KnapikMr. Knapik has 21 years of experience in the field of occupational safety and health. He is a certified environmental trainer in the fields of occupational safety and health and the transportation and management of hazardous materials and hazardous waste. Additionally, he has been an OSHA outreach instructor for construction and general industry since 1996. He has been a professional occupational safety and health instructor since 1990 and has trained thousands of persons throughout the United state on a variety of occupational safety and health topics. He is currently mayor of Westfield, Massachusetts.


Steve LarsonStephen has been an occupational and environmental health professional since 1973, a certified safety professional since 1980, and a certified industrial hygienist since 1981. He has served as the director of comprehensive occupational and environmental health and safety programs at hospitals, universities, and scientific research institutions. Stephen was also a radiation control officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1999-2004. Stephen has been on the faculty of several institutions.


As president of Green Mountain Safety Consulting, Holly began her experience in the safety field in 1994. Holly’s wide variety of knowledge brings a unique approach to effective safety management. Experience with industry loss control and work as a safety officer for a construction company provided opportunities that allowed Holly to specialize in Accident Investigation, Power Industrial Trucks, Supervisor Accountability, and the development of safety committees and programs. Holly is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and Vermont Safety and Health council. She is also a Certified Red Cross instructor for Infant/Child/Adult CPR/First Aid/AED. Holly has been an instructor with the OSHA Training Institute Education Center Region 1/Keene State College since 2001.


Kimlee LindgrenKim is a safety and health consultant with over 30 years of experience. Prior to coming to the Region 1 OTIEC, she served as the Construction Curriculum and Industry Director for the OTIEC in San Diego for 20 years. Her expertise is in construction with previous employment with general contractors, specialty contractors, insurance companies and trade associations. Kim is also a former compliance officer for Cal/OSHA. She is a Professional Member of the ASSE and a past president of the San Diego Chapter. Kimlee serves as Construction and Maritime Industries Curriculum Director and Chairperson for OTIEC Region 1.


Lynch_LouiseLouise Lynch joined the OTIEC Region 1 to teach OSHA 2255 Principles of Ergonomics. Louise holds a physical therapy degree from the University of Vermont, and has been practicing in her field for over 30 years. Louise is a Certified Ergonomic Evaluator Specialist (CEES). She is owner/president of Injury & Health Management Solutions which serves as a resource to employers on injury prevention, ergonomics, health promotion and industrial rehabilitation. Louise speaks internationally in the area of Ergonomics, Functional Testing, Post Offer Testing and Marketing.


MacDonald_DougDouglas MacDonald joined OTIEC Region 1 to expand safety training to utilities, and enhance OSHA’s electrical standards education through his significant work history with Public Service of New Hampshire & Northeast Utilities. Doug is an authorized outreach trainer with ETD (Electric Transmission Distribution) endorsement as qualified by the Directorate of Training and Education/OSHA. His background in the utilities industry included designing, managing and overseeing safety on construction projects such as underground utilities, substation construction, power plant construction and maintenance. Doug also served as facilitator on the Labor Management Safety Committee, chaired the Service Worker Committee and developed service workers and line worker training programs. Past President of the Safety Council of Northern New England. OTIEC qualified to teach OSHA 7115 LOTO and 3095 Electrical Standards.


Lee MarchessaultLee has 24 years of experience in the Electric Utility Industry before going into consulting in 2002.  OTIEC trainer for Electrical Standards OSHA Courses and short term technical programs. Lee continues to maintain his Electrician license and Commercial Driver’s license; and holds several safety certifications including the National Safety Council’s Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA).


David MayDavid is Assistant Professor in the Safety Studies Program at Keene State College where he teaches industrial hygiene and OSHA related courses. He spent 29 years employed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, much of which was as Area Director of the Concord, New Hampshire area office. He is also Principal of Concord Cymorth, LLC, a small research/consulting firm.


Peter McDonoughPeter has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Master of Science degree in Management from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY. Peter currently has more than 16 years’ experience as a professional Environmental, Health & Safety Officer and is also an experienced EMT, Firefighter and Hazardous Materials Technician (Specialist), and is also an experienced Radiological Health Physicist. Peter is currently an OSHA-Instructor for General Industry, Construction Industry and OSHA’s new Maritime Industry Outreach Program. Peter is also an active instructor at several local community colleges and an instructor for the American Red Cross, the National Safety Council and the US Department of Energy (TEPP / MERRT).


Steve MyersSteven R. Myers, CFI has 25 years experience in safety and health. Steve is a former occupational safety compliance officer with Vermont OSHA and is an experienced trainer in a variety of regulatory fields. Steve has spent many years working in the private sector in both general industry and construction. He brings a unique perspective to employers and employees with his knowledge and understanding of safety regulations, and experience managing workers compensation claims in the insurance industry.


Mike NeedhamMichael is a Certified Safety Professional and professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers with over 25 years of experience in the military, public sector, heavy industry and construction.  Michael is also a Registered Environmental Scientist, Certified Fire Protection Specialist, and Certified Environmental Trainer.


Robert SandsBob Sands works as a safety and health consultant and as an instructor for the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Region 1/Keene State College. He performs gap analysis, safety and health management reviews, and VPP assistance for companies interested in VPP. Bob was the OSHA Region 1 VPP Manager, working in OSHA VPP for 14 years performing on-site safety and health management system reviews, VPP application reviews, and VPP gap analysis. Bob also worked in the OSHA Regional Office in Enforcement Programs. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Boston and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.


David is a safety professional, trainer, and author, with over 25 years of experience managing the safety and human resources for some of the larger companies in the U.S. He is a Certified Safety & Health Official (CSHO) and OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer in both Construction and General Industry, MSHA certified, and is recognized for developing and maintaining a “world class” safety culture in the water, wastewater, construction, transportation, mining, and municipal solid waste service industries. David is skilled in training both internal and external customers committed to a team effort of safety and who have a zero tolerance for accident, injuries, and safety failures regardless of their individual position.


Yandow_RandyRandy began his electrical career in 1985 as an electrical apprentice for the IBEW. In 1991, he became a licensed Master Electrician and worked for a local union contractor in Vermont. He worked for IBM as a contractor, primarily in the industrial field, before being hired to work in their high voltage department. Randy attended specialized training at the AVO Institute in Dallas, Texas and at the University of Tennessee, becoming a 3rd year instructor in the IBEW Apprenticeship Training Program. In that capacity, Randy taught industrial motor controls, semiconductor electronics, safety and PLCs. He also spent several years at the Champlain Cable Corporation as the Facilities Master Electrician, prior to joining Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc. He is currently adjunct faculty with OTI Education Center Region 1/Keene State College, where he is a lead instructor in electrical courses.



Mike ZiskinMichael serves as General Industry and Disaster Site Worker Curriculum Director and Chairperson and has been teaching courses in general Industry, construction, maritime, and disaster-site worker programs since 1999 and at the University of New Haven since 1991. He has over 35 years of experience in EH&S, as president of Field Safety Corporation since 1983 and previously, a corporate H&S director, air pollution engineer and a hazmat specialist. Michael is a fellow of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management and serves on AIHA and NFPA committees involved with chemical protection and emergency response.

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