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.

Learn from Industry Experts

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.

  • Daniel Hopwood

    Daniel G. Hopwood, CSP, ARM, SMS

    Hopwood is a career-long safety professional and has been a proud member of ASSP for more than 40 years. As a regional risk control leader for Sompo International, he is engaged in the day-to-day operations of staff in the Western U.S. He is a published author and frequent safety speaker.

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    James C. Howe, CSP

    Jim Howe, CSP, specializes in safety management systems and the application of systems thinking. He chairs the ANSI/ASSP Z10 committee and 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.

  • Colin Hubanks

    Colin Hubanks

    Colin Hubanks has more than 25 years’ experience managing and developing effective safety and environmental programs for a range of clients and industries. He has pioneered environmental, health and safety programs across several high-risk fields, including mining, manufacturing, and oil and gas. His guidance on behavior-based safety and root-cause analysis extends across employee levels and businesses. Prior to joining DEKRA, Hubanks was environmental health and safety manager for Weir SPM. He holds a degree in business management from LeTourneau University.

  • Jay Jamali

    Jay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, CHCM

    Jamali has a bachelor’s degree in safety engineering and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) with more than 40 years of experience in safety.

  • Patrick_karol

    Patrick J. Karol, CSP, ARM, SMS, CIT

    Patrick Karol started his career as a front-line supervisor with safety as a collateral duty, and now he advises senior leaders on strategies to reduce risk. His experience includes more than 20 years in the corporate safety departments of two Fortune 200 companies and the federal government.

  • James _skipper_kendrick

    James 'Skipper' Kendrick, CSP, FASSP

    James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP, has vast experience in the disciplines of safety, management, education and training. He is an ASSP Fellow, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT) and an inaugural member of the ASSP Region III Hall of Fame.

  • Delaney_King

    Delaney King

    Delaney King has worked as an instructor and adult educator for nearly 10 years. Holding a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan and a master’s degree in adult and continuing education from the University of British Columbia, King strives to deliver professional development workshops and seminars for all types of learners.

  • Thom_Kramer

    Thomas E. Kramer, P.E., CSP

    Thom Kramer, P.E., CSP, is managing principal for LJB Inc. He has a master's degree in engineering and an MBA. He is the ANSI/ASSP Z359 committee chair and also chairs two subcommittees. Kramer is a director-at-large for ASSP.

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    Richard Lindsey, CSP, SMS

    Richard Lindsey has more than 25 years of experience with a wide range of industries and safety, security and compliance subjects. Richard has provided independent safety consulting services for the past 12 years, with a significant portion of that work related to training at all employee levels.

  • C_Gary_Lopez

    C. Gary Lopez, MS, CSP, FASSP

    C. Gary Lopez is an ASSP Fellow and a recipient of the National Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety award, among other honors. His courses are based on the 45 years he has spent in safety, primarily in the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device and construction industries.


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