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Joseph Allen Joseph A. Allen, Ph.D., is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology at the University of Utah. Before he completed his doctorate (Ph. D.) in Organizational Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) in 2010, he received his Master of Arts degree in I/O Psychology at the UNCC in 2008 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Brigham Young University in 2005. His research focuses on three major areas of inquiry including the study of workplace meetings, organizational community engagement, and occupational safety and health. He has more than 100 publications in academic outlets, another 20 under review, and many works in progress for a number of journals. He has presented over 250 papers/posters at regional and national conferences and given more than 100 invited presentations on his research. His previous academic outlets include Human Relations, Human Performance, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Psychology, American Psychologist, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Group and Organization Management, and so on. He serves as a reviewer for various journals including the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Creative Behavior, and Academy of Management Journal. He is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Business and Psychology, Group and Organization Management, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. He directs the Center for Meeting Effectiveness housed in the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Dr. Allen has consulted for more than 350 non-profit and for-profit organizations. These include animal welfare organizations, human services organizations, large corporations, government entities, emergency safety and intelligence agencies, as well as retail conglomerates and external talent management firms. His research has attracted internal and external grant funding of more than $4 million since 2010. Dr. Allen can be reached at
Dustin Austin Dustin Austin has almost three decades of experience in Heavy Industrial and Commercial environments and has had safety responsibilities for two thirds of that. As a safety professional, he has worked as a Faculty Instructor at two OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers, and as a consultant and trainer for the NDSC. Prior to that, his safety work experience includes large and mid-sized businesses at the local, regional, national level. Dustin has more than 15 years of experience in professional training and consulting. His years of work experience in the Construction, Oil & Gas, Mining, and Manufacturing industries helps him quickly connect with his students and clients alike. Dustin has been recognized for his efforts to promote safe work environments and has received industry recognition for those efforts from his peers at the national level.
Scott Bainbridge
Brian Beebe
Sean Biggs
Cynthia Braun Ms. Braun is the President of Braun Safety Associates, LLC and Celebrate Safety, Inc. She is a CSP (Certified Safety Professional), Certified Instructional Technologist (CIT), and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)with 27 years of field/facility management experience. Ms. Braun provides consulting and training services in safety management systems, OSHA compliance, written programs/policies, industrial hygiene projects, field oversight, incident investigation, risk management, incident investigation, and attorney assistance. Her clients include manufacturing, construction & trades, golf/ski resorts, field service companies, oil & gas, energy, food & beverage, retail, municipalities, enviro. consultants, law firms, military & federal agencies.
Rachel Brown
Eli Chavez Eli Chavez has been in high-risk management since the 90's and has implemented mitigation strategies for everyone from military operations and c-suite executives. He has 20+ years in leadership roles for the U.S. Marine Corps and the construction industry along with 20+ years as an OSHA Outreach trainer in both construction and general industry. Eli offers a comprehensive, strategic approach to ensuring complex organizational safety through design and delivery of targeted programs to achieve goals for worker and public safety, compliance, and profitability. Eli is experienced in OSHA regulations, risk assessments, and hazard recognition in high-risk construction, general industry, military, and federal government environments. Eli is an accomplished public speaker and has addressed groups of up to 400. He is valued for initiative, judicious decision-making, and ability to deliver results with ethics and integrity.
Carrie Christofferson
Robert Dunton 33 years Utah Army National Guard, Combat and Construction Engineer. 3 years with the US Air Force as a safety inspector, instructor, and investigator. 3 years as an Authorized Outreach Trainer.
Carl Farley
Bradley Ferland Brad Ferland is a passionate safety professional with nearly two decades of experience in a variety of industries. He is a proven leader in achieving a safer work environment in manufacturing, construction, industrial, waste, energy and mining. Brad enjoys creating and fostering relationships to strategically strengthen a culture of empowerment in order to actively improve safety from an worker level to an executive level. Brad's favorite pastimes are hanging out with his family and watching sports.
Lukas Gabert
Nate Gallegos
Joy Glad
Roberto Gomez
Ricky Halldorson
Rod Handy
Larry Hatch Larry currently works as a Safety Manager, and coordinates all safety efforts with subcontractors and workforce of field, manufacturing, and office employees. In cooperation with a top-notch safety-orientated management team, Larry provides safety leadership, training, and council for workers at his home base in SLC as well as across the northwestern United States. Larry provides additional instruction in many safety subjects both in English and Spanish, and is also an authorized Outreach trainer in both Construction and General Industry.
David Holland David Holland, CHST, is a safety professional with over 25 years of experience in health, safety and environmental management. He is the owner and president of Wasatch Safety Group, a safety consulting company he started in 2011. David provides training, support and program development to general industry, construction, and mining clients throughout Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada.
William Hood
Kenny Kummer
Joseph Lanute Joe began his safety career in 1988 following 4 years in the Marine Corps. He was born and raised in Chicago, relocated to Arizona in 1996, then started Universal Safety Compliance in 1998. Universal Safety Compliance is a full-service safety consulting company covering all Industries. Joe has been the Lead OSHA Training Institute instructor for ASU for 9 years and relocated to Colorado the end of 2022. He is now an OSHA Training Institute instructor with Mountain West OSHA Education Center.
Gary Lietz Gary Lietz, Ed.D., CSP, is owner of G.S. Lietz and Associates, LLC, a comprehensive safety, and health consultation resource with 30 years of expertise in construction, general industry and Federal Agency safety and health programs.
Dean Lillquist
Marc Malejizca
Michael Malone

Michael Malone has worked in many different fields and taught at a local community college for the last 8 years. Michael has taught classes in OSHA 10- and 30-hour Industrial safety, Construction. Fall Protection, Confined Space, Excavations, Utility Locator, Process Technology, Quality Control, Renewable Resources and Fire Safety, CDL, Ariel Platforms, Front End Loader, and Forklift training.  Prior to becoming an instructor, Michael served 4 years in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electrician and spent time in the Persian Gulf on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier during the Gulf War. After serving in the Navy, he attended school at the University of Wyoming and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Michael then went to work on commercial wind turbines in the Casper area where he became a Lead Wind Technician. Michael is extremely passionate about teaching and has a firm belief that establishing a safety conscious workforce will increase production, quality and morale.

Lane Miller Lane Miller is an innovative safety professional with a passion for teaching adult learners. He has a unique ability to create and deliver highly effective training programs through the utilization of creative hands-on field activities and classroom instruction. Lane brings 15+ years of experience across multiple industries including general, construction, manufacturing, transportation, and oil & gas.
Shawna Page
Gary Petersen Gary brings his expertise in safety management; fall protection; accident investigation; permit required confined space; trenching and shoring; scaffolding; Operational Risk Management and Supervisors Safety Course. Lead Instructor for Mountain West OSHA Training Institute in Construction and General Industry also instructs the OSHA 3115 and 3015 courses also with the 510, 500, 511 and 501 courses. Written Fall Protection Programs and Training for Mt West OSHA and numerous construction companies.
F. David Pierce Started as an industrial hygienist over 50-years ago (before OSHA). Led and built multiple world-class safety and health programs. Has published 5 books on safety and health management and well over 100 articles.
Hazen Price
Forrest Dale Robinson Dale Robinson is the owner of HR Safety Consulting, LLC located in Erie, Colorado. He is an Independent Occupational Safety and Health Master Instructor Trainer, Consultant, and business owner since June 2002. Dale has authored many safety and health training courses recognized by governmental agencies and industries. Dale is an internationally renowned safety and health consultant, master instructor trainer and professional motivational speaker. He brings 46 years of occupational work and occupational safety experience from a diverse group of industries. He has over 40 years of boots-onthe-ground experience in the oil and gas industry along with the general and construction industries. Dale is recognized as SME and expert witness for many industries and agencies. His passion is educating people on how to live a fuller and happier life in an occupational setting through personal life experiences and stories along with the understanding and application of Occupational Safety Standards that are designed to keep employees safe.
Eldon Romney
David Roskelley
Steve Smith
Casey Spreeman
Richard Wade Rick Wade has enjoyed a variety of assignments throughout his career. He was employed for several years in the healthcare industry as a Facilities Manager, and in the construction industry as a Project Manager. He retired from Weber State University after 30+ years of service with his last assignment being that of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety. As the Director of EHS, Rick was privileged to lead a group of professionals to ensure compliance for all environmental, occupational health, and safety functions for the university. Rick lives with his wife, Robin, in Ogden, Utah. He enjoys gardening, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with his four children, their spouses, and his eight grandchildren.