ASSP Safety Course Instructors and Trainers


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The American Society of Safety Professionals course instructors are leaders in the safety professional field and have many years of experience in safety.

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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.

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    Lauren Bauerschmidt, CSP

    Lauren Bauerschmidt is a manager of standards development for ASSP. A member of the Society’s staff since 2016, Bauerschmidt oversees standards-development activities for safety committees including hazardous energy, OSH training, fleet, metrics and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Management Board Working Group on Risk Management (PC 262).

    Prior to joining ASSP, Lauren was an ergonomics and safety specialist with Abbott Laboratories. A professional member of ASSP, Bauerschmidt holds an M.S.E in Ergonomics and Safety and a B.S.E. in Industrial Engineering, both from the University of Michigan.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    Wyatt Bradbury, CSP, CHST, CIT

    Bradbury serves as a HSE advisor for Hitachi Rail in Maryland. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He has experience in aquatic and recreation risk management, electrical construction, powerline safety, rail safety and safety consulting.


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    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.


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    Alexi Carli, CSP

    Alexi Carli, CSP, spent more than 40 years with UPS, retiring as vice president of safety and health in 2018.  In her role with the company, she prepared and presented business cases at various levels of the organization, including the C-suite. Carli is president of Carli Consulting LLC. She holds degrees in business management and occupational safety and health. In addition, she is chair of the ANSI/ASSP Z16 Committee developing a standard on safety and health performance metrics.


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    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.


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    Dawn C Colombi

    Colombi is a provider of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEH) services. As a Project Management Professional (PMP), she leads a variety of projects, including those that address safety, health and environmental risks. In addition, Dawn serves as LJB’s Training Manager and Corporate Safety Director.


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    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 Esposito

    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.


  • Tim Fisher

    Tim Fisher, CSP, CHMM, CPEA, ARM, STS, CAE, Fellow

    Tim Fisher is director of standards and technical services for ASSP. A member of the Society’s staff since 1995, Fisher oversees ASSP’s standards-development activities. During his ASSP career, Tim also served as manager of governmental affairs and relations. Prior to joining ASSP, Tim was facilities and operations manager with Allstate Insurance Co., and also served in the U.S. Air Force. A professional member of ASSP, Fisher holds an M.S. in Industrial Management, Safety and Industrial Hygiene, from Northern Illinois University, an M.A. in Public Administration from University of Illinois-Chicago and a B.A.


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    Savanna Gabbard, M.Ed.

    Gabbard is the learning and design manager for She has a passion for integrating a culture of learning that empowers individuals, and is committed to providing research-based training methods and instructional design principles to help learners implement interactive training programs.


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    Jay R. Harf, Ph.D., CSP, CPEA

    Harf is a relentless, passionate, and results-oriented transformational servant leader seeking an executive-level position in the field of safety, health, and environment with the opportunity to elevate others by establishing a safety and sustainability culture.


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    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.


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    Robert Hites, CSP, CIT, SMS, CHST, and A&P Mechanic

    Robert Hites is the founder/CEO of Forethought Consulting. He is an accomplished professional specializing in advanced problem-solving. He partners with stakeholders to unravel complex issues, identify triggering factors, develop strategies and translate those into operational actions.


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    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.



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