Professor Amit Bhattacharya, Ph.D., CPE, is trained in the field of mechanical engineering with specialization in biomedical engineering and stress physiology. Dr. Bhattacharya’s research activities since 1971 involved projects with multidisciplinary approaches. A majority of his research activities involved collaborative projects (as P.I. or as Co-Investigator) with researchers having a wide range of expertise such as, biomechanics, engineering, medicine, physiology (human and animal), epidemiology, toxicologist, neuropsychologist and genetics.
Eric Buschard, CHST, CSP is the Safety Director for Monarch Construction Company. With a background in fine art, sculpture and music he applies a different way of thinking to the world of work, leadership and safety. His career includes over 15 years of construction site work experience, including eight years with his current company. All the while working as a professional artist, musician and educator. As a Certified Health and Safety Technician, Certified Safety Professional, heavy equipment operator/trainer, OSHA authorized outreach trainer and authorized OSHA vetted instructor at the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center, Eric has helped revolutionize his company’s and other company’s safety programs. He is a past chair of the Allied Construction Industries Safety Committee, a motivating leader of Monarch Construction Company’s Safety Team and a lead member of the Tri-State Safety Dialogue Group and Tri-State Safety Council. His goal is to make safety knowledge accessible to everyone he works with. He is passionate about the study of human and organizational performance, resilient engineering and the “safety differently” approach.
Daryl Daniels CSP, CIT, is a Safety Professional and Industrial Hygienist with over 30 years of field work and management experience. Daryl has worked in the Aerospace Industry at the Kennedy Space Center for Lockheed Space Operations, he has worked in Chemical Manufacturing, in the Electric Generation and Transmission industry, in the Automotive industry, and in the Public Sector. Daryl is also the founder and president of CSP Safe LLC. Daryl’s work experience include Auditing, Chemical Exposure Assessments, Management Systems Development, Programs and Procedures Development, and Training.
Associate Professor Kermit Davis, Ph.D., CPE, was trained in Industrial Engineering with specialization in occupational ergonomics and low back biomechanics with special interest in multiple exposures, both physical and psychosocial stressors. Recently, many of his research projects have evaluated healthcare products with a focus on caregiver and patient ergonomics.
West Davis has been an educator for the past 16 years at the high school level and the past seven years at the college level. Before entering the teaching field, West spent 25 years in the plumbing industry as a technician and entrepreneur. West holds an Associate’s degree in Building Technologies from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and is an authorized trainer for OSHA and a master trainer for NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research). West is a registered provider of license renewal services for the state of Ohio Division of Compliance for the construction trades.
Prior to joining the staff at the Center Don worked in the glass manufacturing industry. He has been a member of the American Flint Glass Workers Union for 25 years. During that time he held the positions of Division Chairperson, Safety Chairperson, Vice President and President of Local 700. Don served on the Toledo AFL-CIO Executive Board. He is dedicated to membership safety through training both at the Center and in the field. The National Labor College chose Don's paper entitled "Workers Training Workers" to be presented at 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) held in Washington DC in November 2004. In March 2010 Don assumed the duties of OSHA/DOT Coordinator.
Mike is a national speaker, published author, adjunct professor, Arbitrator and Mediator; Mike has serves on ANSI A10. He is a prior Board member and Vice President of the American Society of Safety Engineers (Region VII); and been appointed nationally to OSHA’s Advisory Council on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH).
Michael is President and CEO of NESTI Inc. since 1996 an OSHA and ANSI based safety training, mentoring and litigation support firm headquartered in Dayton Ohio.
Michael holds numerous Safety Professional of the Year awards from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) on the local, state, regional and national levels.
Mary Malotke has over 42 years of environmental engineering and management experience, both as environmental manager for Procter & Gamble and for the past 28 years as president of TENCON, Inc. Ms. Malotke is highly regarded as a trainer in the fields of environmental and occupational safety and health.
Keith worked for Red Spot Paint and Varnish in Evansville Indiana. He was an active member of ICWUC Local 833 for over 12 years. While a member of the local he held several leadership positions within the local. Keith was a member of two negotiating committees, Recording Secretary for over four years and Vice President for three years. Keith served on the plant safety committee for 8 years, serving as its chair for six years. In January of 2000, after attending the initial training Keith became a worker trainer for the Center. He was hired as a full time staff instructor in January 2006 and is currently the Field Training Coordinator.
Timothy Roberts, CSMP, COSM, is an international speaker, author, trainer and one of the leading authorities in the field of occupational safety. His expertise includes over 35 years of experience in industrial and construction safety and over 20 years in disaster management.
Mr. Roberts has appeared on TV, has been a keynote speaker and instructor for Fortune 500 companies (General Motors, Kroger, Syngenta, Volkswagen, Veolia, Honda, Bovis, and Turner Construction), national trade associations, professional organizations, universities, and foreign governments.
He is founder and president of Safety Alliance LLC. The first safety consulting company in the United States to receive the OSHA’s “VPP” star status and has conducted over 100,000 hours training worldwide.
Mr. Romine is a senior industrial hygienist and hazardous waste specialist with 37 years of industrial hygiene, indoor air quality (including mold and other bioaerosol) investigations, occupational safety and health compliance and support, emergency response, training, and management experience. He has managed more than 200 projects ranging from hazardous waste site assessments to industrial hygiene surveys, asbestos evaluation, abatement and remediation, mold assessment and remediation, lead-based paint assessments and abatement, job safety and hazard analyses, chemical safety audits, and training course development and presentation. He also serves as an expert witness in industrial hygiene litigation. In addition, he teaches OSHA courses and industrial hygiene courses. He also provides hazardous materials manager, and certified and associate safety professional review courses at the University of Cincinnati.
Professor Glenn Talaska, Ph.D., CIH, has a background in industrial hygiene, genetic toxicology, and carcinogenesis. His research is related to biological monitoring, chemical carcinogens and includes DNA adduct analysis, cytogenetics and metabolite analysis. He is the Vice Chair of the ACGIH Biological Exposure Indices Committee.
Brandon Workman, MS, is the director of the Continuing Education Program in the Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating safety and health trainings within the department including OTI numbered courses facilitated by the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center and Susan Harwood Training Grant courses. Additionally, Brandon oversees the development of curriculum, program evaluation efforts, hiring and coordinating safety instructors and consultants, and promoting the program’s training mission. Brandon holds a Master’s of Science degree in Health Education and Promotion with a focus in Public Health from the University of Cincinnati. Brandon’s thesis work involved a quality improvement evaluation of a program that assists families living in Cincinnati with education, identification, and abatement of environmental hazards and asthma triggers in their homes.
Dawn Yates, CHST, is a Safety Professional with the Grote Family of companies including Thomas J Dyer, Cinfab and Commercial HVAC. With over twenty years of field experience as a skilled tradesman in Industrial Maintenance and Construction, her past field experience helps her to build relationships of trust with tradesmen when it comes to implementing and supporting safety in the workplace. Dawn is passionate about both safety and educating. She believes that understanding the work and the human element is key to finding solutions.