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Podojil & Associates, Inc. is a Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) . why hire our company?  The following information explains why we are the best company to provide our services to you.

Honestly, veterans support each other, period. There’s a common bond of the shared experience of hardship and sacrifice. Especially when dealing with a business, veterans know they can trust who they’re doing business with.

When dealing with larger businesses, veterans tend to lean toward companies that they know support the military and veterans. Corporations that sponsor that give to veterans’ charities stay in the forefront of veterans’ minds when they make decisions about where they’re going to spend their money.  Just take a look at our client list.  We have worked with the largest employers in our country and we know what they are searching for especially if they are a government supplier.

Loyalty is important to veterans and service members. They respect their peers who were loyal to the unit and the mission, and they respect businesses that show loyalty to the men and women who have served our country, and they return that loyalty with their business.


about us

Why Did I Start A Consulting Business Instead of Staying Working for Large Corporations?

Podojil & Associates, Incorporated was founded in 1999 after a tragic accident occurred in a facility where Mr. Podojil was employed as a Corporate Safety and Health Manager of Technical Support of a major large aerospace company.  Senior management was made aware of a variety of serious unsafe conditions and poor management attitudes that were occurring in the workplace.  

As a result of senior management not following the advice of their professionals, two employees were involved in an electrical explosion that severely injured them.  Mr. Podojil since he was part of senior management of the company immediately was called to that facility and met with both the company's legal department and other senior management officials. One of the top management officials stated to Mr. Podojil "You are part of the team right Jack since OSHA is on the way".  Mr. Podojil response was to tell them that to him, he believed that "TEAM means "Together Everyone Achieves More".  Lying for people who are not following written company safety, health & environmentaql policies and procedures doing their job to protect the company and their most valuable resource, their employees, and then trying to cover up the accident is not being part of a team.  Mr. Podojil left that company and formed Podojil & Associates, Incorporated.

Every day the news has a story about a worker injured or killed on the job. We see workplace safety and health as everyone's responsibility.  By offering our professional consulting services and certified training courses to management, supervisors, and employees, we strive to improve the safety of the workplace.
From onsite instruction, performing safety, health and environmental audits, to creating professional courses that are current and relevant; Podojil & Associates, Incorporated is committed to sharing our knowledge with our clients.  Our consultants and our professional and certified instructors are available to support our clients conducting with on-site visits, by email or phone and can provide resources to them. 


Podojil & associates mission statement

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 Podojil & Associates, Incorporated Mission Statement

Mrs Peggy Sue Podojil is currently President and CEO of Podojil & Associates, Inc.  Peggy assumed the role in September 2019 and Mr. John F. Podojil serves on the Board of Directors for the company.

The primary mission of Podojil & Associates, Incorporated is to provide safety, health & environmental professionals with innovative educational and training opportunities that exceed basic OSHA compliance as well as providing professional certifications to assist them in carrying out their safety, health & environmental related functions with confidence and proven competence. In order to achieve our mission, Podojil & Associates, Incorporated offers professional development courses in a variety of ways that include but are not limited to – convenient distance learning through our self-paced online courses and interactive live webcasts, or traditional face-to-face professional courses all designed to enhance and expand the knowledge base of safety, health, environmental professionals, educators, professors of education and others worldwide.

All of Podojil & Associates, Incorporated courses are built on the strict guidance that is found in International Standards Organization (ISO 17024). ISO/IEC 17024:2012 contains principles and requirements for a body certifying persons against specific requirements, and includes the development and maintenance of a certification scheme for persons. Podojil & Associates, Incorporated also follows the stringent requirements of ANSI/IACET 2018-1 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. 



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The primary function of Podojil & Associates, Inc. is to provide safety, health and environmental consulting, litigation support, and certified training to their clients.

Mr. Podojil founder of Podojil & Associates, Incorporated has 45 years of certified professional experience in the industrial safety, health and environmental field. 

Mr. Podojil has extensive experience in the following areas:

Providing safety, health and environmental audits to include but not limited to; 

Review and development of safety, health and environmental policies, standards, task analysis procedures and programs. 

He is considered a subject matter expert (SME) on problem solving, design reviews, conducting accident investigations and reconstruction, construction safety and many more topics. 

Further areas of expertise include knowledge in Federal and State OSHA regulations, National Electrical Codes (NEC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and National Institute Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) standards as well as Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) rules and regulations.

Mr. Podojil is a published author of “Safety Solutions” for the Plastic Fabricators & Distributors Magazine and has published three other motivational books. He has worked extensively with educational and commercial organizations solving safety and health related problems. Mr. Podojil has conducted technical research on a myriad of industrial topics utilizing all applicable documentation.

Mr. Podojil holds the following professional degree & certifications

Glendale Community College,  Glendale Arizona - Associates Art Degree Business

California State University Dominguez Hills (Carson) California Advanced Safety & Health Certificate

University of California San Diego (UCSD) Professional Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health


International Hazard Control Board, Bethesda, MD, Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM #1907) - Member of the International Hazard Control Management Society

Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals, Bethesda, MD, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM #491)

Member of the International Hazardous Materials Management Society International Loss Control Institute, Longville, GA

Accredited Safety Auditor (ASA)
Registered Environmental Professional ( Retired - REP #2553)

National Safety Council Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA)

Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA)

Certified Homeland Security III (CHS-III - Diplomat)

Certified Environmental, Health & Safety Professional (CEHSP), 

Certified Safety, Health & Environmental Technician (CSHET),

Mr. Podojil has been listed as an Honored Professional in the 2004 & 2017 National Registry of “Who’s Who in America”. Mr. Podojil is a published author. His first book entitled; “I Am A Teacher” motivational quotes for teachers, was published and has been enthusiastically received by a myriad of teachers’ organization throughout the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Podojil is also an author for Simple Truths and his book by that publisher is entitled Inspiration Quotes For Teachers. Mr. Podojil is also a published author by Trafford Publishing and this book is titled " Popcorn Favorites, Everything That You Want To Know About Popcorn & More".  He has two other books in the works and they are titled " United States Air Force, Motivational Quotes for Air Force Personnel" and "Jack's Czech Cookbook". 

 He currently writes safety articles of interest for several national magazines and is a requested lecturer for various national organizations as a motivational speaker at Professional Development Conferences.

During Mr. Podojil’s 45 year career, health and environmental consultant and is considered an expert in the field of safety, health and environmental affairs. He has developed and implemented numerous safety, health and environmental policies and training programs for his clients and has performed these duties for his previous employers.

John was part of the design build team for the new Boeing 777 aircraft when he held the position of Corporate Manager of Technical Support for the Boeing Company and their subsidiaries. He is considered a subject matter expert for review on facility bid specifications. Conducting reviews of equipment safety and health requirements, referencing State & Federal OSHA standards, referencing International Safety Organization (ISO) standards, National Electrical Code and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards to name but a few. 

Mr. Podojil has presented safety seminars for many Fortune 500 companies including the Boeing Company, General Electric International, Allied Signal, Lockheed-Martin Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, the Brady Corporation, as well as the Pacific Rim Safety Council, American Society of Safety Professionals, National Safety Council, Southwest Safety Council, Texas Safety Association,  Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc. (VPPPA), the University of Washington and Cornell University.

He is a requested expert witness in safety and health matters representing legal organizations throughout the United States and Canada. 

Mr. Podojil past corporate affiliations include; 

Corporate Manager of Technical Support for the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, 

Senior Safety Specialist to the Lockheed Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works) Multiple Sites, 

Senior Safety Engineer Allied Signal Aerospace, Multiple Sites

Training & Audit Program Manager - Department of Defense / Department of the Navy - Long Beach Naval Shipyard (Long Beach) California

Federal and State Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Featured of Television News Station

WCCO Channel 4 I-Team Investigation Report on Safety of machinery found in Minnesota Technical Education classrooms 2004  Minneapolis, MN.

Fox News Channel 9 Undercover Safety Expert

Reporter on injuries to people from falling merchandise 2003
Minneapolis, MN

Articles & Publications John (Jack) F. Podojil - These publications are listed on The Plastic Fabricator & Distributors Website.


Does OSHA Cite Employers Equally? (May/Jun-19)

Are You Ready For The New Year? (Mar/Apr-19)

Creating a Safety Culture Means Staying Informed (Nov/Dec-18)

Safe Lifting Techniques (Sep/Oct-18)

Are Your Machines Safe to Operate? (Jul/Aug-18)

Have You Recently Conducted Your Required Safety & Health Program Audits? (May/Jun-18)

Do You Know How Old Your Tires Really Are? (Jan/Feb-18)

Risk Assessment & Premise Liability Insurance (Nov/Dec-17)

Forklift Safety – You Can Save A Life Today (Sep/Oct-17)

Protect Your Employees from Heat Stress Related Injuries (Jul/Aug-17)

Lockout-Tagout from a Manager’s Perspective (May/Jun-17)

Do Your Employees Really Know How to Use Personal Protective Equipment? (Mar/Apr-17)

OSHA & Lockout/Tagout (Nov/Dec-16)

OSHA Increases Their Penalties Towards Employers (Jul/Aug-16)

Do You Know What Your Experience Modification Rate Is? (May/Jun-16)

Machine Safety (Sep/Oct-15)

Lockout, Tagout & Tryout – Are You in Compliance? (Jul/Aug-15)

Forklift Safety Practices (May/Jun-15)

Using the Right Power Saw to Cut Plastic Materials (Mar/Apr-15)

OSHA & Machine Safeguarding (Jan/Feb-15)

Ergonomics (Sep/Oct-14)

Respiratory Protection . . . Does Your Program Protect? (May/Jun-14)

First Aid Program (Mar/Apr-14)

Working with Composite Materials Safely and Preventing Dermatitis (Jan/Feb-14)

Preventing Winter Slips, Trips and Falls (Nov/Dec-13)

The Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication – Are You Ready For It? (Sep/Oct-13)

Safety & New Employee Orientation (Jul/Aug-13)

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety (May/Jun-13)

Posting of OSHA Notices (Jan/Feb-13)

Staying Safe This Winter (Nov/Dec-12)

Personal Protection - Storage, Maintenance and Care (Sep/Oct-12)

Machine Safeguarding (Jul/Aug-12)

Is Your Lockout & Tagout Program Working? (May/Jun-12)

Getting Familiar with OSHA (Mar/Apr-12)

Is Your Piping Systems Properly Marked? (Jan/Feb-12)

Accident Prevention, Does Your Company Have An Effective Program? (Nov/Dec-11)

Defining FR – Flame Resistant Fabrics (Jul/Aug-11)

OSHA's Flammable & Combustible Liquids (May/Jun-11)

Safety & Health Program Check-up (Jan/Feb-11)

OSHA Is My Friend (Nov/Dec-10)

OSHA Standard for Control of Hazardous Energy Sources? (Sep/Oct-10)

Lockout/Tagout Program (Jul/Aug-10)

Safe Handling of Compressed Gas Cylinders (May/Jun-10)

What You Should Know about OSHA and Plastic Working Machinery (Mar/Apr-10)

Fasten Those Forklift Seat Belts (Jan/Feb-10)

My Back Hurts (Nov/Dec-09)

Fall Protection Program (Sep/Oct-09)

Accident Prevention & Investigation (Jul/Aug-09)

OSHA & Machine Safeguarding (May/Jun-09)

Carbon Monoxide Hazards (Mar/Apr-09)

OSHA Electrical Safety and Training (Jan/Feb-09)

Free Forklift ANSI Standards (Nov/Dec-08)

Worksite Fire Emergencies (Sep/Oct-08)

Machine Safety (Jul/Aug-08)

Ladder Safety (May/Jun-08)

Is Your Company on OSHA's Hit List? OSHA Notifies Workplaces with High Injury and Illness Rates (Mar/Apr-08)

Safety Means . . . Never Having to Say You're Sorry (Jan/Feb-08)

Flammables and Combustible Liquids (Nov/Dec-07)

Designing-In Safety NOT Retrofitting Safety (Sep/Oct-07)

Back Safety and Lifting (Jul/Aug-07)

Machine Guarding (May/Jun-07)

Your Hearing Keep it for a Lifetime (Mar/Apr-07)

Light Up the Holidays the Safe Way (Nov/Dec-06)

Would You Risk Your Employee's Life? (Sep/Oct-06)

How to Control Workers' Compensation Costs (Jul/Aug-06)

Compliance with 70E Electrical Standards (May/Jun-06)

OSHA Is on the Move (Mar/Apr-06)

Workplace Violence (Jan/Feb-06)

The Aging Workforce (Nov/Dec-05)

The Safety Paradox (Sep/Oct-05)

Machine Guarding (Jul/Aug-05)

Effective Risk Management (May/Jun-05)

Safety Is Everyone's Business (Mar/Apr-05)

New Year's Resolution Safety (Jan/Feb-05)

Safe Driving (Nov/Dec-04)

Terror In The Skies Revisited (Sep/Oct-04)

How They Got Hurt (Jul/Aug-04)

In-Plant Air Monitoring & Analysis (May/Jun-04)

Safety on the Job and Complying with the Americans With Disabilities Act (Mar/Apr-04)

Link to Article Archive (Jan/Feb-04)

A Supervisor's Duty (Nov/Dec-03)

Machine Safety – Are Your Machines Safe to Operate? (Sep/Oct-03)

Summer is Here (Jul/Aug-03)

Working Safely On Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts) (May/Jun-03)

Does Your Safety and Health Workplace Program Contain All of These Elements? (Mar/Apr-03)

Methylene Chloride (Jan/Feb-03)

Safety Signs & Labels - Does Your Facility Comply? (Nov/Dec-02)

Indoor Air Quality (Sep/Oct-02)

When OSHA Arrives (Jul/Aug-02)

Facts About the Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) (May/Jun-02)

Workplace Fire Safety (Mar/Apr-02)

OSHA 300 Form (Jan/Feb-02)

Preparing for Disaster (Nov/Dec-01)

How Much is a Life Worth? (Sep/Oct-01)

Material Handling Programs (Jul/Aug-01)

It's Up To You To Protect Your Skin (May/Jun-01)

When You’ve Been Handed the Responsibility for Safety (Mar/Apr-01)

A Fresh Look at Machine Safeguarding (Jan/Feb-01)

Safe Work Habits (Nov/Dec-00)

The Importance of Material Safety Data Sheets (Sep/Oct-00)

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Jul/Aug-00)

Lockout/Tagout Program (May/Jun-00)

OSHA Violations, Citations and Penalties for 1998 (Mar/Apr-00)

Erogonomics and Machinery Safeguarding (Jan/Feb-00)

General Machine Principles (Nov/Dec-99) 


Uncompromising Honesty & Integrity "We Do Not Compromise Whe

Honest & Integrity

Podojil & Associates, Incorporated is a leader in the safety, health & environmental field.  Podojil & Associates, Inc and our team are uncompromising when it comes to honesty, ethics and integrity. To our company "Integrity Means Doing The Right Thing Because It’s The Right Thing To Do"

Leaders with integrity are not afraid to face the truth. This is called the reality principle, or “seeing the world as it really is, not as you wish it to be.” It is perhaps the most important principle of leadership and dependent on integrity because it demands truthfulness and honesty. Many companies and organizations fail because they don’t follow the reality principle.
Integrity means telling the truth even if the truth is ugly. Better to be honest to your clients and the clients with us than to delude others, because then you are probably deluding yourself, too.

Podojil & Associates, Inc beleive there should be no exceptions to honesty and integrity.  Integrity is a state of mind and is not situational. If you compromise your integrity in small situations with little consequence, then it becomes very easy to compromise on the small situations.   Leaders keep their promises. They give promises carefully, even reluctantly, but once they have given that promise, they follow through on that promise without fail. And they always tell the truth. 

Leaders with integrity always err on the side of fairness, especially when other people are unfair. As a matter of fact, the true mark of leadership is how fair you can be when other people are treating you unfairly. 



Code of Professional Conduct.

The Code of Professional Conduct ("Code, Ethics, Responsibilities and Standards") are the ethical benchmark for the Podojil & Associates, Incorporated around the globe, regardless of job title, cultural differences, or local laws.  As a Podojil & Associates, Incorporated employee or client, you are required to follow the Podojil & Associates, Incorporated Code of Conduct, Ethics, Responsibilities and Standards.  A code of professional conduct is a necessary component to any profession to maintain ethics and standards for the individuals within that profession to adhere. It brings about accountability, responsibility and trust to the individuals that the profession serves.

Podojil & Associates, Incorporated Code of Conduct, Ethics, Responsibilities and Standards have established the highest principles and standards for the organization. These Principles are general statements expressing the ethical and professional company and management ideals. We will never risk a worker’s safety or health and we will always protect the environment in which we work. Podojil & Associates, Incorporated and its employees would rather turn down an assignment than put a worker at risk. Each worker has the right to go to work each day and return home safely to their families.

The Code of Conduct, Ethics and Standards maintains that you must: 

Principle 1 – Integrity: Podojil & Associates, Incorporated, provides professional services with integrity. Integrity demands honesty and candor which must not be subordinated to personal gain or advantage. Podojil & Associates, are placed in positions of trust by employers, employees, and the clients that they serve. The ultimate source of that trust is the Podojil & Associates, Incorporated employees’ personal integrity. Allowance can be made for innocent error and legitimate differences of opinion, but integrity and honesty cannot co-exist with deceit or subordination of one’s principles.
Podojil & Associates Incorporated employees and applicants shall exhibit loyalty in all matters pertaining to the affairs of their organizations or to whomever they may be rendering a service. However, Podojil & Associates, shall not intentionally and knowingly be a party to any illegal or improper activity related to safety, health and environmental laws or otherwise indicating a lack of personal integrity.

Principle 2- Competence: Podojil & Associates Incorporated management and employees must maintain the knowledge and skill necessary to provide professional services competently. Competence means attaining and maintaining an adequate level of knowledge and skill, and application of that knowledge and skill in providing services to employers, employees, clients and the public. Competence also includes the wisdom to recognize the limitations of that knowledge and when consultation with other professionals is appropriate or referral to other professionals is necessary, Podojil & Associates consultants must make a continuing commitment to adhere to continuing their learning and professional improvement.
Principle 3- Responsibility: Responsibility is our duty to take ownership for the decisions we make or fail to make, the actions we take or fail to take, and the consequences that result. We make decisions and take actions based on the best interests of society, employers, clients, their employees and the environment that we are pledging to protect.
Podojil & Associates Incorporated management, consultants and the clients that we serve shall comply with all laws, regulations, policies and ethical standards governing professional practice of safety, health and the environmental related activities.
Podojil & Associates Incorporated shall never put employees or the public at risk of being injured.  Podojil & Associates Incorporated, shall accept personal responsibility for their professional activities, provided, however, that Podojil & Associates, may seek indemnification for services arising out of their practice for other than gross negligence, where Podojil & Associates Incorporated interests cannot otherwise be protected.
Principle 4 - Rules of Practice: Podojil & Associates Incorporated, shall hold paramount the safety, health, environmental and welfare of the public. If a Podojil & Associates Incorporated consultant(s) judgment is overruled under circumstances that endanger life or property, Podojil & Associates Incorporated shall notify their client and such other authority as may be appropriate to protect the life and environment of those that they serve.
Podojil & Associates Incorporated having knowledge of any alleged violation of this Code shall report thereon to appropriate professional bodies and when relevant, also to public authorities, and cooperate with the proper authorities in furnishing such information or assistance as may be required. 


Our Client List

We Are Proud To Have Worked With These Fine Companies

Allied Signal Aerospace (Phoenix) Arizona 

Allied Signal Aerospace (Los Angeles) California 

Allied Signal Aerospace (Mexicali) Mexico 

Allied Signal Aerospace (Redondo Beach) California 

The Boeing Company (Havelock) North Carolina

The Boeing Company Seattle, Washington

The Boeing Company Portland, Oregon

The Boeing Company Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino (Lakeside) California

Bellagio Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas) Nevada 

Bonneville Power Administration (Portland) Oregon

Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad (St. Louis) Illinois 

Burlington Northern & Sana Fe Railroad (Billings) Montana

Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad (Multiple locations)

Brady Corporation (Varitronics) Minneapolis

Brady Corporation (Milwaukee)

Brady Corporation (Toronto) Canada

Brady Corporation (Los Angeles) California 

California Prison Industry Authorities CAL-PIA (San Louis Obispo) California 

California Prison Industry Authorities CAL-PIA 

(Folsom Prison) California California Prison Industry Authorities CAL-PIA (Avenal State Prison) California

California Prison Industry Authorities CAL-PIA (Pelican Bay State Prison) California

Central Arizona Project (Phoenix) Arizona Central Arizona Project (Multiple Locations)

Cirque du Soleil (Las Vegas) Nevada – Multiple Locations 

Department of Veterans Affairs (West Los Angeles) California 

Department of Defense (Multiple Location)

Dyno Nobel ( Carthage ) Missouri

3M Corporation (Monrovia) California 

3M Corporation (Monrovia) California

3M Corporation (Cottage Grove) Minnesota

3M Corporation DeKalb) Illinois

Albert Lea High Schools (Albert Lea) Minnesota 

Anderson America (Pineville) North Carolina

Annandale High School District (Annandale) Minnesota

Andersen Windows (Bayport) Minnesota

Anoka-Hennepin Public School District (Anoka) Minnesota

Arizona Beaman Drilling & Pump Company (Gold Canyon) Arizona

Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health (ADOSH) (Phoenix) Arizona 

Arizona School Risk Retention Trust, Inc (Phoenix) Arizona

Arizona State University (OSHA OTIEC) 

Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino (Lakeside) California

Bellagio Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas) Nevada

Belle Plaine Public School District (Belle Plaine) Minnesota

Bemidji Public School District (Bemidji) Minnesota

Blue Ridge Unified School District (Lakeside- Pinetop) Arizona Bonneville Power Administration (Portland) Oregon

Brainerd Public School District (Brainerd) Minnesota

Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad (St. Louis) Illinois Burlington Northern & Sana Fe Railroad (Billings) Montana Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad (Multiple locations)

Brady Corporation (Varitronics) Minneapolis

Brady Corporation (Milwaukee)

Brady Corporation (Toronto) Canada

Brady Corporation (Los Angeles) California

Caledonia Public School District (Caledonia) Minnesota California Prison Industry Authorities CAL-PIA (San Louis Obispo) 

California California Prison Industry Authorities CAL-PIA (Folsom Prison) California 

California Prison Industry Authorities CAL-PIA (Avenal State Prison) California

California Prison Industry Authorities CAL-PIA (Pelican Bay) California

California State University Dominguez Hills OTIEC (Carson) California

Capital Safety / DBI-Sala (Red Wing) Minnesota

Central Arizona Project (Phoenix) Arizona Central Arizona Project (Multiple Locations)

Chisago Lakes Public School District (Chicago Lakes) Minnesota

Cirque du Soleil (Las Vegas) Nevada – Multiple Locations

College of Southern Nevada OSHA OTIEC) (Las Vegas) Nevada

Colton Joint Unified School District (Colton) California 

Department of Veterans Affairs (West Los Angeles) California

Department of Veterans Affairs (Kerrville) Texas

Department of Defense (United States Air Force (Moody AFB) Georgia

Department of Defense (United States Air Force (Tyndall AFB) Florida

Department of Defense (United States Air Force (Robbins AFB) Florida

Department of Defense (United States Air Force (Keesler AFB) Mississippi

Department of Defense (United States Air Force (Shaw AFB) South Carolina

Department of Defense (United States Air Force (Seymore  Seymour Johnson AFB) North Carolina

Durham District School Board (Durham) Canada

Dyno Nobel (Cartridge) Missouri

Eden Prairie Public School district (Eden Prairie) Minnesota

Edina Public School District (Edina) Minnesota

ETC Compliance Solutions (Tucson) Arizona

ETC Compliance Solutions (Phoenix, Arizona)

Faribault Public School District (Faribault) Minnesota

Farmington Public School District (Farmington) Minnesota

Fergus Fall Public School District (Fergus Falls) Minnesota

Foley Public School District (Foley) Minnesota

Forest Lake Public School District (Forest Lake) Minnesota

Four Peaks Brewery (Tempe) Arizona

Fox News Minneapolis) Minnesota Frito Lay (Casa Grande) Arizona

General Electric (Ponce) Puerto Rico

General Electric (Dallas) Texas

General Electric (Houston)

General Electric (Tonawanda) New York

General Electric (Minneapolis) Minnesota

General Electric (Iron Range) Minnesota

General Electric (Preco) Texas

General Electric (Chicago) Illinois

General Electric (Philadelphia) Pennsylvania

General Electric (Toronto) New York

General Electric (Pittsburgh) Pennsylvania

General Electric (Boston) Mass.

General Manufacturing Ltd Drummondville QC Canada

General International Manufacturing Company Montreal Canada

Goodman Manufacturing (Air Conditioning Plant Houston) Texas

Goodman Manufacturing (Heating Plant Houston) Texas

Goodrich Corporation (Phoenix) Arizona

Goodwill Industries (Tucson) Arizona

Hancock Public School District (Hancock) Minnesota)

Hasting Public School District (Hasting) Minnesota

Honeywell Aerospace) Phoenix, Arizona

Hopkins Public School District (Hopkins) Minnesota

Hualapai Tribal Nation – Sky Bridge (Peach Springs) Arizona 

Hualapai Tribal Nation – Hualapai Ranch (Peach Springs) Arizona 

Hualapai Tribal Nation – Hualapai River Runners (Peach Springs) Arizona

Hexcel Corporation (Auburn) Washington

Hexcel Corporation (Casa Grande) Arizona

State of Hawaii (OSHA) Honolulu, HI 

Ideal Industries (Dekalb) Illinois 

Ideal Industries (Wisconsin)

International Falls Public School District (International Falls) Minnesota

Inver Grove Heights Public School District (Inver Grove) Minnesota

Lakeville Public Schools (Lakeville) Minnesota

Lancaster Public School District (Lancaster) Minnesota

Maricopa County Risk Management (Phoenix) Arizona

Minneapolis Public School District (Minneapolis) Minnesota 

Minnetonka Public School District (Minnetonka) Minnesota

MGM Resorts (Las Vegas) Nevada - Multiple locations

Monticello School District (Monticello) Minnesota

Moorehead Public School District (Moorehead) Minnesota

Mounds View Public School District (Mounds View) Minnesota

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) (Pasadena) California

NASA Ames Research Center (Moffett Field) California

New Prague Public School district (New Prague) Minnesota

New Ulm Public School District (New Ulm) Minnesota

Northrup Grumman (Rolling Meadows) Illinois

Northrup Grumman (Tucson) Arizona

Lockheed Martin Advance Development Systems (Skunk Works)

Lockheed Martin Missiles (Orlando) Florida

Lockheed Martin (Ocala) Florida 

Lockheed Martin Aerospace (Fort Worth) Texas

Lockheed Martin Missiles (Grand Prairie) Texas

McDonnell Douglas Corp.(Torrance) California

North Bay District School Board (Near North Bay) Canada

Nebraska Beef (Omaha) Nebraska

Nibbi Brothers General Contractors (San Francisco) California

Nibco Valve Manufacture ( Blytheville) Arkansas

Oak Valley Farms (Waterford) Iowa

Orono Public School District (Orono) Minnesota

Paso Robles School District (Paso Robles) California

Payson Unified School District (Payson) Arizona

Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse (Tucson) Arizona

Plastech Engineered Products Inc (McCalla) Alabama

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. (Chicago) Illinois

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. (Elkwood) Indiana 

Plastech Engineered Products Inc (Kerndallville) Indiana

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. (Louisville) Kentucky

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. (Shreveport) Louisiana

Plastech Engineered Products Inc (Auburn Hills) Michigan 

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. *Grandville) Michigan

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. Port Huron) Michigan 

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. (Andover) Ohio

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. (Brooklyn) Ohio

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. (Bryan)Ohio 

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. (Byesville) Ohio’

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. (Cleveland) Ohio 

Plastech Engineered Products Inc. (Stongsville) Ohio

Prescott Unified School District (Prescott) Arizona

Raytheon Corporation (Tucson) Arizona

Red Rock Central School District (Red Rock) Minnesota

Red Wing Public School District (Red Wing) Minnesota

Rim Of The World High School (Lake Arrowhead) California

Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto) Canada

Ryerson University (Toronto) Canada

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (Sacramento) California

Seattle Public Schools (Seattle) Washington

South Seattle Community College (Seattle) Washington)

Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Multiple Locations Louisiana & Texas

Sudbury Catholic District School Board (Sudbury) Canada

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board (Thunder Bay) Canada

Two Chefs On a Roll, Inc. (Carson) California

Toyota Corporation (Redondo Beach) California

University of California San Diego (OSHA OTIEC) San Diego) California

Tyler Pipe (Marshfield) Missouri

U.S. Army Ft. Huachuca (Sierra Vista) Arizona

The Weitz Company (Phoenix) Arizona

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board (Thunder Bay) Canada 


A Poem By A Friend Named Don Merrell

Will You Help Save A Life Today

A poem by an awesome friend by Don Merrell from JR Simplot. We have published this poem with Don’s permission. (Email: donmerrell@hotmail.com )

He is happy for you to reproduce and use any of the poems in any, non commercial, way to promote safety and to share them with anyone who might find them of interest or use. His only request is that the poem stay intact and his name and contact information remain with the poem.

I Choose To Look The Other Way.
I could have saved a life that day,
But I chose to look the other way.
It wasn’t that I didn’t care;
I had the time, and I was there.
But I didn’t want to seem a fool,
Or argue over a safety rule.
I knew he’d done the job before;
If I spoke up he might get sore.
The chances didn’t seem that bad;
I’d done the same, he knew I had.
So I shook my head and walked by;
He knew the risks as well as I.
He took the chance, I closed an eye;
And with that act, I let him die.

I could have saved a life that day,
But I chose to look the other way.
Now every time I see his wife,
I know I should have saved his life.
That guilt is something I must bear;
But isn’t’ something you need to share.
If you see a risk that others take
That puts their health or life at stake,
The question asked or thing you say;
Could help them live another day.
If you see a risk and walk away,
Then hope you never have to say,
“I could have saved a life that day,
But I chose to look the other way.”
by: Don Merrell

In my 45 years of working in the safety, health & environmental field, I have walked in Dons shoes. We will not compromise when it comes to protecting people from harm.