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.

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    Amy Timmerman, CSP, CHES

    Amy Timmerman is a highly seasoned safety professional who has held leadership positions implementing safety programs and services for global companies like GE, Siemens and Stryker. She is chair of the ANSI/ASSP Z10 Committee and a member of the leadership team for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Project Committee 283 that publishes ISO 45001, the international standard on occupational health and safety management systems. Timmerman is the president of AT Safety, a consulting firm that specializes in management systems. She is a recognized expert in management systems, risk assessments, incident investigation and regulatory compliance. Timmerman is also an assistant professor at Illinois State University, where she teaches courses in its safety degree program.   Outside of safety, she is actively involved in Girls on the Run and is an avid fitness and health enthusiast.

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    Jack Toellner, P.E., CSP

    Jack Toellner, P.E., CSP, is a retired ExxonMobil executive with diverse experience in construction, engineering, safety and health management, and operations management. He has worked in more than 30 countries with more than 100 clients, and has delivered more than 30 full-day workshops on safety management for ASSP.

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    Zachary J. Toellner

    Zach Toellner is a safety and health consultant and instructor based in Oklahoma City. He owns and is the primary content creator for, and serves as the lead web developer and business development manager for

  • Victor M. Toy

    Victor M. Toy, CSP, CIH

    Toy is president of Insyst OH&S, a management system consulting company, following 30 years in government and industry, most recently with IBM as its leader in global safety and health transformation. He chairs the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO PC 283 on ISO 45001 and is vice-chair of the ANSI/ASSP's Z10 Committee.

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    Cary P. Usrey, Sr.

    Mr. Usrey started his career in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Program. After leaving the Navy, Cary served as the Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Director at Adirondack Resource Recovery Associates, a waste-to-energy power plant in upstate New York, for over 13 years. Cary then took a position with Turner Construction, serving as the Business Unit Safety Director for the upstate New York office for approximately three years. Currently he is working as a Process Improvement Leader at Predictive Solutions since March 2007. In this role, Cary is responsible for implementing solutions and best practices for customers seeking to prevent worker injuries using an integrated safety management system that focuses on leading safety indicators.

  • wayne_vanderhoof

    Wayne Vanderhoof, CSP

    Wayne Vanderhoof, CSP, has more than 30 years of experience in public safety, mechanical engineering design and worker safety. He is the senior consultant and president of RJR Safety Inc., a safety consulting practice in the manufacturing and oil and gas industries.

  • Pam Walaski

    Pamela J. Walaski, CSP

    Pam Walaski, CSP is Senior Program Director with Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. Pam is a Professional Member of ASSP, currently serving a 3-year term as a Director- At- Large. She is an instructor for the ASSP Risk Assessment Certificate program and delivers many workshops and seminars on risk management.

  • Rajni Walia

    Rajni Walia

    Rajni Walia is a senior leader within DEKRA’s Brain-Centric Reliability™ team, which provides leading-edge solutions that incorporate the latest in applied behavior and neuroscience to help organizations achieve “right first time” results in safety performance and human performance reliability. Walia has more than a decade of experience in performance management, organizational assessment and development, and human error reduction. To foster strong performance reliability, she takes a systemic approach to designing and enhancing workplaces and processes, deeply embedded in applied neuroscience. Walia holds a Ph.D. in Applied Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University, an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from St. Mary’s University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas.

  • Paul_Zoubek

    Paul A. Zoubek, CSP, CIH

    Paul Zoubek provides expertise in management and engineering control of workplace hazards and risk assessment/mitigation for organizations nationwide. He advises in the areas of engineering hazard control, written program development and training. Specialties include electrical safety program management, development and training, machine safeguarding, risk assessment and hazard control, and procedure development and auditing.


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