National Safety Education Center Trainers
The National Safety Education Center features an instructional staff comprised of experienced and knowledgeable safety professionals who possess excellent credentials relevant to a variety of safety areas.
David Amos is a safety and training professional with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, transportation and logistics and most recently in the temporary staffing area. David has implemented safety management programs in all types of industries. His experience with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 encourages development and implementation of programs and policies that exemplify a best practice approach to safety and health solutions. As a senior consultant at the National Safety Council, David was responsible for providing field consulting, auditing and training services geared towards solving a variety of safety and health challenges. As an outreach trainer for many years, David conducts 10- and 30-hour General Industry training, and instructs OSHA 511, 501 and 503 courses, in addition to serving as a trainer for most of the National Safety Council's Advanced Safety certificate programs. David also serves as a trainer and presenter for the Wisconsin Safety Council.
Don Bartalone has been involved in the transportation and warehousing industries for over 35 years and served on the safety team and committee for 20 of those years. Don spent five years as a facility manager / safety coordinator for an oil refinery. He is an OSHA-authorized General Industry and Construction Outreach Trainer that conducts 10- and 30-hour General Industry training and also instructs OSHA 511, 501 and 503 at the National Safety Education Center. Don has National Safety Council certificates in Fork Lift Truck Operator Training, Incident Investigation, Safety Inspections and Advanced Safety. He teaches at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Hoffman Estates, Naperville and Rockford, Illinois, and also teaches the National Safety Council in Itasca, Ilinois. More recently, Don has broadened his teaching horizons to the international level – traveling to Saudi Arabia to assist in a safety development program for the world’s largest oil company.
Brent Bryden brings 32 years of manufacturing safety and environmental health experience. He is able to facilitate training for small, medium and large employers with a wide range of needs. His passion is to educate the basics to form strong safety foundations within an organization through training and education. Brent strives to effectively manage the elements of those safety programs for its employees and the companies they represent. Continuous improvement in safety training is his vision and maintaining a level of service to providing quality products, practices and services driven to achieve positive results is his goal.
Kent Crytzer, CSP
Kent Crytzer serves as Director of Safety and leads the Construction Employers Association's safety programming, as well as the Construction Safety Council of Northeast Ohio. He is one of 12,000 professionals to actively hold the CSP designation in the United States. Prior to CEA, Kent worked at The Ruhlin Company, where he was a safety specialist. Kent graduated with a degree in safety and environmental management from Slippery Rock University in 2002 and obtained his Certified Safety Professional designation in April of 2009.
JoAnn Dankert, CHMM, CET
JoAnn Dankert is a safety professional approaching 30 years of experience in the electronics, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and distribution industries. She designed and implemented cost-effective solutions to the safety and health challenges businesses face on a daily basis. Her background in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards helps businesses integrate safety, health and environmental practices into their operations. As senior consultant at the National Safety Council, JoAnn is responsible for providing field consulting, auditing and training services geared towards solving a variety of safety and health challenges. She has experience in providing industrial hygiene and ergonomic audits, compliance and safety management system assessments, training, program development and plan implementation to the shop floor.
Sheri DeBose is a safety and training professional with more than 30 years experience in the manufacturing and utility industries. She is an OSHA General Industry outreach trainer experienced in conducting 10-hour, 30-hour and annual OSHA training requirements. Sheri also instructs OSHA 511, 501 and 503 classes for the National Safety Education Center. She holds a Master's Degree in business administration from the University of Illinois. She is an independent consultant with hands-on experience conducting site audits, forklift training, ergonomic assessments, accident analysis and observation based training. Sheri is also an adjunct professor at Richland Community College in Decatur, Illinois, teaching occupational safety and health.
Tom Grey, CHCM, ARM
Tom Grey is a highly-skilled trainer and coach in employer and employee development of safety performance. He has over 28 years of hands on experience as a former plant manager, human resources manager and quality control manager in manufacturing, construction, distribution and trucking industries. His manufacturing experience ranges from automotive, food processing and packaging, consumer products, public schools, city municipalities, construction and personal care products. Tom’s extensive background, knowledge and expertise solidify his role as a Safety Performance Leader.
John Newquist is an independent safety trainer, author and consultant. From 2005-12, John was Region V’s Assistant Regional Administrator for Cooperative and State Programs, where he managed the region’s training programs, Susan Harwood Grants, state plans and consultation grants, and voluntary protection programs. He has a BS in fire protection and safety engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master's of Science in industrial management from Northern Illinois University. A Certified Safety Professional, he was a founding member of the ANSI Z359 Standards Committee (Safety Requirements for Fall Arrest Systems). He created and taught the first OSHA Training Institute fall arrest and process safety management classes. He has taught hundreds of safety seminars across the country, including the National VPPPA, Construction Safety Conference, American Society of Safety Engineers and National Fire Protection Association. He worked for OSHA from 1983-2012, including a stint as the Area Director of the Peoria Area Office.
Paul Satti is the technical director of projects and research at the Construction Safety Council with over 20 years of experience applying safety and health management systems. Paul holds a Master's degree in industrial management from Northern Illinois University, is a Certified Safety Professional and Construction Health and Safety Technologist by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and an authorized OSHA outreach trainer for construction. Paul has authored a number of student and technical manuals in construction safety and brings a wide scope of knowledge to the class.
Barry Schwalbe, CHMM
Barry Schwalbe has over 20 years of experience in environmental chemistry and safety. He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) through the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. Barry is a training coordinator at Richland Community College in Decatur, Illinois. Barry is an OSHA authorized trainer for both General Industry and Construction and a Training Center Coordinator for the American Heart Association. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Eastern Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Springfield. In addition to training center coordination, Barry teaches OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour classes, emergency response, hazardous materials, and first aid/CPR.
Wes Scott, PhD
Dr. Wes Scott, a retired military officer, has over 30 years-experience in the engineering, environmental, biomedical, industrial hygiene and occupational safety and health fields. Scott has worked with the US Army, the Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, The Center for Intelligence and Smith Klein Medical Laboratories. He currently serves as the Director of Consulting and Training Services for the National Safety Council and is the lead subject matter expert for government, healthcare, aviation and maritime. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and serves as a lead auditor for ISO 14001, in addition to being an internal auditor for ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001. Scott also has affiliations with several organizations, including the American Society of Safety Engineers, National Fire Protection Association and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Bryan Steiber, CHST
Bryan Steiber holds a Specialist in Safety and Health certificate from both the Midwest OSHA Education Center, and the OSHA Education Center at the University of Texas at Arlington. His decades of work on the cellular communication towers of this country have honed his skills in fall protection, rigging, and radio frequency exposure. Bryan is an alumni of the Construction Safety Council’s 145-Hour Construction Safety Administrator’s Certificate course, which provided him with the knowledge to pass the Construction Health and Safety Technician’s examination delivered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Bryan is an authorized instructor for the construction industry and for general industry hazard awareness courses. Bryan also holds an instructor status with the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support and First Aid/CPR/AED. Bryan is currently working on a degree in occupational safety and health with San Juan College.
Matt Stein, MS, CIH, CSP
Matt Stein is president of Stein Safety and Health Services, LLC. He is a certified industrial hygienist and certified safety professional with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of settings, including government and private sector consulting. He spent approximately ten years working for OSHA. First he worked for contractor to OSHA’s National Office for approximately half of that time, and was a compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) for the other half. While working as a contractor to OSHA’s National Office, Matt was one of the managers of the compliance guidance call center, which answered OSHA compliance questions from around the nation and world. Matt conducted more than 250 inspections as a CSHO across a broad range of industries and construction specialties. He earned a Master of Science degree in industrial hygiene from the University of Iowa.
Larry Te Stroete, CSP
Larry Te Stroete has been an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer and safety instructor for over 28 years. Among his areas of expertise are construction/general industry safety, forklift training, hazardous materials handling, environmental health and safety and emergency management. His instructor credentials include the Wisconsin Technical School System, OSHA Training Institute Education Centers and the National Association of Safety Professionals. Larry is an enthusiastic instructor with knowledge and experience to share with his students. He brings OSHA safety standards to life by sharing exciting, current real-life examples.