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safety award from asse

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:

small blue bullet The St. Louis ASSE Chapter Safety Professional of The Year Award

small blue bullet The Central New York ASSE Chapter Past President

small blue bullet Regional ASSE Safety Professional of the Year Award

small blue bullet National Safety Council Outstanding Instructor Award

small blue bullet Federal Aviation Administration Outstanding Safety Management Systems Contribution Award

small blue bullet Tri-State Safety Council Special Recognition Guest Speaker Award

small blue bullet Greater St. Louis Chapter Society of Fire Protection Engineers Distinguished Service Award

National Fall Protection Stand-Down

fall protection stand down participants gather at naval academyOSHA 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.

fall protection safety stand down hank hedges demonstrates fall protection harness

fall protection safety stand down hank hedges demonstrates fall protection harness fall protection safety stand down at annapolis vaval academy

EM 385-1-1 Safety & Health Requirements Manual

em 385-1-1 construction safety hazard awareness manual for contractorsWhen 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 any USACE original text.

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 385-1-1Training 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.

This was our EM 385-1-1 Class in Okinawa, Japan. Doing a site inspection with their reflective gear.

em 385 class okinowa japan

Our Customers Say it Best

"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"

Kevin Wolfe, Safety Director, Chemung County ARC

"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

“Hank is an excellent manager and colleague. He is very thorough in his field of expertise from training of personnel and subcontractors to follow up in the field with debriefing meetings and recommendations. Working under the adverse conditions of "Ground Zero", Hank made numerous decisions to direct contractors for immediate evacuation to safety, thereby reducing the potential for lost time injuries and accidents.”

Mike Sturdevant, Safety Engineer

“Hank Hedges is an experienced safety professional and root cause analysis trainer. He was a pleasure to work with.”

 Brian Locker, President , Know Problem Inc.

“Hank is one of the better safety consultants I've worked with; he also was one of the first. His services have been invaluable relative to our ergonomics and machine guarding programs. As a trainer, he is able to relate to all levels of our organization.”

Frank Wood, Borg Warner Automotive

“Henry and I both served as presidents of the Central New York Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. I have known him for over ten years. He is a consummate safety professional and excellent trainer.”

Robert N. Andres, CSP, CPE, DABFE, INCE, Owner , Environmental & Safety Associates

“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

"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