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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    Bruce K. Lyon, P.E., CSP, SMS, ARM, CHMM

    Bruce Lyon is vice president and risk consultant with Hays Companies Inc. He is chair of the ISO 31000 U.S. Technical Advisory Group, chair of the ASSP TR-31010 Technical Report for Risk Management, vice chair of the ANSI/ASSP Z590.3 Prevention Through Design Standard, advisory board chair to University of Central Missouri’s (UCM) Safety Sciences program and a director of Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Lyon is lead author of “Risk Management Tools for Safety Professionals” published by ASSP in August 2018, and co-author of “Risk Assessment: A Practical Guide to Assessing Operational Risk” published by John Wiley & Sons in 2016. He holds an M.S. in Occupational Safety Management and a B.S. in Industrial Safety from UCM. In 2018, he received the CSP Award of Excellence from BCSP.

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    Loui McCurley

    Loui McCurley is CEO of PMI and founder of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians. For decades she has worked on a global scale to improve knowledge, training, and equipment for enhanced safety in work at height. She has served as a member of ANSI Z359 committee on fall protection and as a SPRAT certified rope access technician for over 20 years, and has authored three textbooks on related topics. Loui is recognized internationally as a thought leader, training specialist, and authority on safety in rope access and related fields including rescue, fall protection, and safety at height.

  • Regina McMichael

    Regina C. McMichael, CSP, CIT

    McMichael is president of The Learning Factory Inc. She has 31 years of experience in safety and health education, training, communication and leadership. McMichael is known as "The Safety Training Ninja,” and has authored a book by the same name. Reach her at or visit

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    David Natalizia

    David Natalizia leads the ergonomics practice for BSI services and solutions. He is a recognized expert on slip and trip prevention, and has implemented practical solutions in hospitality, industrial, agriculture and construction environments. Natalizia has participated in standards development and research on slips and trips.

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    Camille P. Oakes, CSP, SMS, CIT

    Camille Oakes, M.Eng., CSP, SMS, CIT, is a safety professional with 15 years of experience helping companies create better training, better culture and better business practices on their way to Better Safety. Camille combines a safety engineering education with practical experience to teach safety professionals how to reduce risk.

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    Steven P. Pereira, CSP

    Mr. Pereira has over 40 years of safety and loss prevention experience. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and has a Master of Construction Science and Management Degree from Clemson University. He serves on the Southeastern Louisiana University OSH&E Advisory Committee. Mr. Pereira has trained over 8,000 individuals in Pre-Task Safety Planning and Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control. Steven has an extensive background in the area of Chemical Process Safety Management (PSM), Confined Space Entry and Gas Testing. Mr. Pereira has assisted numerous clients and law firms in responding to catastrophic incidents involving regulatory and law enforcement agency visits as well as whistleblower complaints.

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    Georgi Popov, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, SMS, QEP

    Georgi Popov, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, SMS, QEP, is a professor in the School of Geoscience, Physics and Safety (GPS) Sciences at the University of Central Missouri. Popov is a member of ASSP's Heart of America Chapter.

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    Eldeen E. Pozniak, CRSP, CMIOSH

    Eldeen Pozniak is an international management consultant who specializes in occupational safety and health. She is committed to a safer world of work. Pozniak has more than 25 years of diverse industry experience within 21 countries and on five continents.

  • David Provan

    David Provan, Ph.D., REA

    Provan is the managing director of Forge Works and Safety Futures. He has more than 20 years of experience as a safety director across numerous safety-critical industries. Provan is an adjunct fellow of safety science at Griffith University and hosts the internationally-popular podcast, “The Safety of Work.”

  • Alex Reed

    Alex Reed, M.Ed., CIT

    Reed helps organizations elevate their training programs by breaking down silos and developing sustainable learning ecosystems. She holds a Master of Education in instructional technology with a certificate in online teaching and training, is a Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT) and serves on the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 subcommittee.


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