Month: November 2019

Prevent the flu with a vaccination and safety guidelines.

Prevent the Flu this Season

Prevent the flu this season by taking action to protect yourself and avoid exposure to sick people. Follow these simple steps to lower your chances of getting the flu this year, and learn best practices for your workplace. Get the…

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Winter driving on a snowy road

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter driving safety tips save lives when put into practice. When the weather brings ice, snow, extreme cold, wind or all of the above, winter driving has many safety risks. If you are among the 70% of Americans that live…

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Thanksgiving food safety for your feast

Thanksgiving Food Safety For Your Feast

It’s that time of year where when millions of Americans begin planning their Thanksgiving feast. Along with deciding how big of a turkey you need for your gathering and what sides to serve, it’s important to review Thanksgiving food safety….

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Space Heater Safety

Space Heater Safety

As temperatures cool down and winter arrives throughout the country, many people will use space heaters to stay warm in their homes, garages and workplaces. Though these devices can provide comfort, they can also cause accidents if used improperly. The…

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Our Experts

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Allencia Ballard, MPM

OSHA-Authorized General Industry Outreach Trainer

Allencia Ballard has been designing and delivering curriculum and learning materials to teach adults in the business and education sectors for over 10 years.  She is an OSHA-authorized General Industry Outreach Trainer with 6 years of manufacturing safety and environmental health experience, specializing in hazard recognition and machine guarding safety.  She also holds a master's degree in Project Management.

Brent Bryden

OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer

Brent Bryden has 35 years of manufacturing safety and environmental health experience. Brent specializes in facilitating training for small, medium and large employers with a wide range of needs. He is passionate about using basic safety education and training to form strong safety foundations within an organization. Continuous improvement in safety training is his vision and providing results-oriented, quality products and services is his goal. Services: Training, Inspection Audits, Abatement Assistance, Safety Program Development, Implementation & Management.

Don Bartalone

OSHA-Authorized General Industry and Construction Outreach Trainer

Don Bartalone is the lead instructor at the National Safety Education Center. He has 35 years of transportation and warehouse industry experience, serving on the safety team and committee for 20 of those years. Don also spent five years as a facility manager/safety coordinator for an oil refinery and has recently traveled to Saudi Arabia to assist in safety program development for the world’s largest oil company. He holds National Safety Council certificates in Fork Lift Truck Operator Training, Incident Investigation, Safety Inspections and Advanced Safety. Services: 10- and 30-hour General Industry OSHA training, OSHA 511, 501 and 503 instruction.

John Newquist

OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer

John has over 30 years of experience as a safety trainer. Since 1987 John has trained over 50,000 people including OSHA compliance officers and Fortune 500 Clients. His areas of expertise include Incident Investigation, Confined Space, Excavation Safety, Cranes Signaling, Rigging Safety, Fall Protection, Scaffold Competent Person, Silica Competent Person, CHST Prep, Lockout, Machine Guarding, OSHA Recordkeeping, and Safety Management. Services: Mock OSHA Inspections, Site Safety Audits, Expert Witness 
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