About Us

The Safety Company, Inc. Associates have an average of 15-20 years experience in Occupational and Industrial Safety with all associates being degreed, certified professionals in their field of expertise (CSP, CIH, etc.). With the combined resources of expert Associates, The Safety Company, Inc. has quickly become a valued company proving extremely beneficial for our domestic and international clients profit improvement.

In 2002, The Safety Company, Inc. provided Confined Space Management for The World Trade Center Emergency Response and Recovery Project.  Based in Syracuse, New York, the company offers a complete menu of Safety Training Courses and Safety Consulting Services.  The Safety Company, Inc. serves clients in every private and public industry segment (e.g. Transportation, Manufacturing, Food Processing, Medical, Energy and others).  Specializing in designing and delivering cost effective safety training, The Safety Company helps clients reduce employee injuries.  In addition, The Safety Company personalizes written safety programs and procedures to fit management styles and specific industrial exposures. This combined effort most effectively positions The Safety Company, Inc. as a World Class safety service provider.

Our clients have been able to significantly reduce injury rates and workers compensation costs up to 75%; institute effective safety programs; meet OSHA training and compliance requirements and improve the bottom line.

About Us

The Safety Company, Inc. is a woman owned  business and is dedicated to helping companies and organizations prevent injuries and provide a safe working environment for all employees in the workplace.

The Safety Company, Inc. is a premiere safety management and technical services firm. Our ability to provide premiere local safety talent on a short-term basis, enables us to focus solely on innovative safety solutions.  Our attention to detail, quality and cost control provides a significant competitive advantage over other firms.

The Safety Company, Inc. prides itself in achieving its primary goals of consistent superior performance, quality services, cost competitiveness and customer satisfaction.  The success of The Safety Company, Inc. commitment mirrors these goals.

We thank you in advance for your interest in exploring The Safety Company, Inc. as a value added resource to meet your organizations safety needs. We personally ensure the quality and timeliness of our safety services and products, as these are the standards of excellence that The Safety Company, Inc. consistently delivers and our clients expect!

Our Vision

Our vision is to make sure that every employee has the opportunity to go home at the end of the day free from injury and the knowledge about how to do that.  We take safety very seriously. We believe that we have the ability to make our people think before acting.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help companies and organizations prevent employee injuries, illness and fatalities by providing value added, cost effective, safety consulting and training. We keep our cost better than competitive so it is more affordable for everyone.

Our Clients

Some our great clients include:

Architect of the Capitol
BAE Systems
Borg Warner Automotive
Building Envelope Solutions, LLC
Chemung County ARC
Clark Construction
Clover Contracting, Inc.
District Veterans Contracting
Dynastics, Inc.
Environmental Chemical Corporation
Frazier Engineering
GCR, Inc.
Growing Solutions, Inc.
Grunley Construction Co., Inc.
GW Management, LLC
Hensel Phelps Construction Company
JRA & Associates Contracting LLC
Midas Utilities
NAVFAC Washington
O'Brien & Gere
Oswego County Waste
Pepco Energy
PG&E National Energy Group
R & J Steel Erectors, LLC
Sertec, LLC
Sonneborn, Inc.
Sundt Construction
USMC Okinawa, Japan


Board of Certified Safety Professionals
American Society of Safety Engineers
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


  • Since 1996 we've been focusing on the one thing we do best.

    Helping our students to understand the rules and regulations that so many are eager to implement into their daily lives and work environment is important to me as a safety professional.

    -- Hank Hedges, CSP
  • “Hank is a very competent safety professional. His services are top notch. Hank and his team were of tremendous help during the recovery operation at the WTC Disaster Recovery Project in New York City following the events of 9/11.”

    -- Ray Master, Corporate Safety, Bovis Lend Lease
  • “Hank's extensive experience is invaluable on projects requiring SHE knowledge. He's easy to work with and extremely reliable. Gladly recommend him to help with or lead any safety improvement project.”

    -- Mark Paradies, President, System Improvements
  • "We were able to achieve a significant reduction in our accident rate due to The Safety Company's help" -

    -- Kevin Wolfe, Chemung County ARC.

Our Team

Henry (Hank) Hedges

Vice President

Henry L. Hedges III  is Vice President of The Safety Company, Inc.  He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Fraud Examiner, a National Safety Council Certified Senior Trainer/Consultant and is an Authorized Department of Labor OSHA Instructor.  He has earned degrees in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Safety and Fire Technology from Western Kentucky University and Central Missouri State University.  In addition, he has 20 years of experience including assignments as Corporate Safety and Environmental Director,  Professor and Consultant.  As Vice President of the Safety Company, Inc. Hank provides:

 Auditing       Training       Program Development       Risk  Assessments      Catastrophic Accident Investigation      Program Management

Mr. Hedges re-published 2014 EM 385-1-1 Health and Safety Manual for Contractors. Mr. Hedges managed confined spaces for the World Trade Center Emergency Response and Recovery Project in 2002.  He was previously Director of Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs for Fortune 500 multi-national manufacturing companies.  He has experience developing and implementing Environmental, Health and Safety programs and audits in twenty different countries.  He has provided safety consulting and training services to Government, school districts, municipalities, transportation, manufacturing, health care, maritime, chemical, petroleum, construction, computer and food industry sectors.  He leads CSP Study Groups, worked as an Adjunct Professor and has presented numerous safety and environmental topics for schools, companies and other organizations.  He has also been recognized as Chapter and Regional Safety Professional of the Year by the American Society of Safety Engineers for successfully exceeding accident prevention goals.  In addition, he has served on numerous machine guarding and other safety related committees and is Past President of the St. Louis and Central New York American Society of Safety Engineers Chapters.

He conducts on-site hazard analyses and evaluation, and provides improvement recommendations for executive and operations management.  He implemented the first EH&S program for a large multi-national company and  helps numerous companies reduce injuries and workers' compensation costs.   He has been most effective customizing training and prevention programs to fit client needs and management style.

Debra Mattie


Debra Mattie is President of The Safety Company, Inc. She attended Mattatuck Community College, Waterbury, Connecticut and Frederick Community College, Maryland.  Ms. Mattie worked with Mr. Hedges on site during the World Trade Center Emergency Response and Recovery Project in 2002.

Her commitment to safety  was recognized for Outstanding Service to the Central New York chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers

She re-published the 2014 publication of the EM 385-1-1 Safety & Health Requirements Manua for Contractors in 2015.

As President of the company, she provides:

Project Management     Cost Containment   Database Design/Management     Site Safety Support     Program  Development  Administrative Management 

Lauren Healy

office manager

Meet Lauren Healy.  Ms. Healy attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. She is a Certified Site Safety and Health Officer and has performed her duties on-site with outstanding performance and we are proud to have her as part of our team.

When Lauren is not on site, she works on program development, updating safety training programs and helping with daily office tasks and accounting functions.

Need Help Fast?

Call us at 202-557-6869 or send us an e-mail to safety@Thesafetyco.com.