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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    Steve Roberts, Ph.D.

    Steve Roberts, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Safety Performance Solutions. For the past 30 years, he has been focused on implementing people-based safety processes. Roberts taught the “People-Based Safety” ASSP course from 2005-18. He also wrote the “Principles of Behavior-Based Safety” chapter in the “Handbook of Safety Principles,” published in 2018.

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    Deborah R. Roy, MPH, CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP

    Deborah R. Roy holds a Master of Public Health in occupational health and safety from the University of North Carolina. She is president of SafeTech Consultants Inc., and was the corporate director of health, safety and wellness at L.L.Bean for 12 years. Roy is President of ASSP for 2020-21.

  • Lawrence Schulze

    Lawrence J. Schulze, Ph.D., P.E., CPE

    Schulze is an associate professor at the University of Houston with 35 years of national and international professional experience specializing in applied ergonomics, applied human factors engineering, system safety, and applied engineering economics. He is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

  • Kathy A. Seabrook

    Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, FASSP

    Kathy Seabrook is an influential futurist, working with companies across industry sectors and leveraging workplace OSH for operational and commercial excellence. She is a published author, member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 283 that publishes ISO 45001, member of the ANSI/ASSP Z10 committee and member of the Global Reporting Initiative 403 OHS standard working group. She is board chair of the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, a past president of ASSP, and an ASSP and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Fellow.

  • Francis Sehn

    Francis P. Sehn, CSP, ARM

    Fran Sehn, MSA, CSP, ARM, is principal consultant for FxS Risk and Safety Consulting. Prior to establishing this consultancy, he was a vice president of risk control for Willis for more than 20 years. At Willis, Sehn provided comprehensive consulting services for global and U.S. organizations.

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    Ralph Shreeve

    Working globally, Shreeve has developed and implemented complex change programs to align operational and safety improvement initiatives that transform organizations’ capacities to work safely. By leading the effective human-centered design and delivery of interactive action learning programs, he has successfully facilitated and sustained significant improvement in safety leadership capabilities.

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    Daniel J. Snyder, Ph.D., CSP, CHST, OHST, SMS, CIT

    Considered a subject matter expert on OSH professional competencies, Daniel Snyder's research-based consultancy is focused on safety leadership. As the founder of, he created a learning management system dedicated to customized OSH professional development. Snyder serves as the chair for the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 training standard.

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    Barry S. Spurlock, CSP

    Barry S. Spurlock, J.D., CSP, is an associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University, a member-attorney with law firm Crump Spurlock and a founding partner of Safety Change Agents. His entire professional career has been devoted to the safety profession, working in manufacturing, insurance loss control, law and academia.

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    Cole L. Tait

    Working as a firefighter for more than 14 years, Cole Tait has become passionate about changing the way everyday professionals approach training. He has created courses that engage first responders and safety professionals. In early 2019, Tait partnered with another safety trainer to create Preventative Measures Consulting. He has spoken at several ASSP events.

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    Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM, FASSP

    Joel Tietjens is president of T-JENS & T-JENS, INC., based in Houston. He is a professional speaker, seminar leader, and occupational safety and health management consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial safety from the University of Central Missouri, is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Safety and Health Manager.


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