Mr. Henry L. Hedges, Vice President of The Safety Company, Inc. has been in the safety field for over 20 years. He a recipient of:
The St. Louis ASSE Chapter Safety Professional of The Year Award
The Central New York ASSE Chapter Past President
Regional ASSE Safety Professional of the Year Award
National Safety Council Outstanding Instructor Award
Federal Aviation Administration Outstanding Safety Management Systems Contribution Award
Tri-State Safety Council Special Recognition Guest Speaker Award
Greater St. Louis Chapter Society of Fire Protection Engineers Distinguished Service Award
OSHA kicked off the first ever National Fall Prevention Stand-Down from June 2-6, 2014. The Stand-Down was a tremendous success, reaching more than 1 million workers, more than 1 in 10 construction workers in the U.S. Across the country, companies of all sizes paused to discuss the importance of fall prevention. Almost 5,000 Stand-Downs were reported to OSHA, with participation in all 50 states and internationally.
Hank Hedges led the National Fall Protection Safety Stand-Down at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. There was 100 percent participation.
When The Safety Company, Inc. started to teach the EM 385-1-1 Construction Hazard Safety Awareness Course for Contractors, Hank decided that we needed to make the USACE 2008 Edition of the Manual more user friendly. So we set out to do just that.
We had so many great compliments from our students that when the 2014 Edition was ready to be released, we knew we had to do the same with it. Hank Hedges and The Safety Company, Inc. staff went to work to make the 2014 edition even better and re-published it in it's entirety with color tabs for each section, color photos, more structure in the main body of content, a more in depth index system along with many other enhancements without changing the text of the original.
Our students who have taken our course since the new 2014 Edition was finished have been very pleased with the book. If you would like one, please see our EM 385-1-1 Updates Page or just click the link here to take you to the page. If you would like more information on the EM 385-1-1 Construction Hazard Safety Awareness Course please click here.
"The best safety training we ever attended"
Mike Hagemeyer, Corporate Safety, PG&E National Energy Group
"We were able to achieve a significant reduction in our accident rate due to The Safety Company's help"
"I wish all our safety training was accepted by the employees like this was. The interaction was unbelievable"
Bob Prater, Corporate Safety, Amtrak“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
Mike Sturdevant, Safety Engineer
Brian Locker, President , Know Problem Inc.
Frank Wood, Borg Warner Automotive
Robert N. Andres, CSP, CPE, DABFE, INCE, Owner , Environmental & Safety Associates
Mark Paradies, President, System Improvements
"I have known Hank for over 10 years. Hank has trained our employees in Hazard Communication and general safety. His well rounded training experience left our employees with a good understanding of safe work practices."
Ernie Payne, President, Payne Enterprises