Conducting business in New York State is becoming more difficult, with increasingly stringent regulatory requirements from federal, state, and local governments.

Since the mid 90’s Tom Poquette has been responsible for managing the regulatory affairs of several industrial operations. These operations have included start-up operations and established Fortune 500 companies. Safety First Training was formed to assist companies with safety and environmental compliance. Tom is a certified professional that understands regulatory constraints in a business setting. A compliant, injury–free work place creates a more positive culture, reduces turnover, and increases profits on the bottom line.

OSHA Top 10 Citations: 

OSHA recently released a list of the most frequently cited health and safety violations.  This list was compiled after 32,000 inspections, but rarely changes from year to year.

  1. Fall protection
  2. Hazard Communication
  3. Scaffolds
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Lockout / Tag out
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Ladders
  8. Machine guarding
  9. Electrical wiring
  10. Electrical general requirements

More than 4500 workers and approximately 3 million are injured annually, often as a result of inadequate programs in place to protect employees.

Which one of these pose the most risk to your employees?

*Thomas Galassi,  director of enforcement programs for OSHA. 

Site-Specific Training & Services

Safety Services – Program Development & Training

  • Back safety
  • Confined space
  • Electrical
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fall protection
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fork lift training & certification
  • Guarding
  • Global harmonization
  • Hazard communication
  • Hazard recognition
  • HAZWOPER Training
  • Hearing protection
  • Hot work
  • Incident investigation
  • Lockout/tag out
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Slips, trips, and falls

Environmental Services – Program Development & Training

  • Environmental testing / reporting
  • Air permit
  • Stormwater (SWPP)
  • Spill prevention (SPCC)
  • Waste (RCRA)
  • Chemical Bulk Storage (CBS)
  • Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS)

Other Services Offered

  • On site EHS management
  • Compliance auditing & gap analysis
  • OSHA 10 and 30 classes – general industry
  • OSHA 10 and 30 classes – construction
  • Respiratory training and fit testing
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Process Safety/Risk Management Program guidance
  • Waste management
  • DOT training
  • Site Security assessment