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.

Top 10 Causes of Workplace Injury*: 

  1. Overexertion -lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying,  – 25.3%
  2. Falls on same level: –  15.4%
  3. Struck by object – 8.9%
  4. Falls to lower level: – 8.6%
  5. Other exertions or bodily reactions (bending, crawling, reaching, twisting, climbing, stepping, kneeling, – 7.2%
  6. Roadway incidents – 5.3%
  7. Slip or trip without fall: – 3.6%
  8. Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects:- 3.5%
  9. Repetitive motions including micro-tasks: – 3.1%
  10. Struck against object or equipment: – 2.9%

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

*Liberty Mutual – 2012

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
  • 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)

Other Services Offered

  • Site safety  “check up”
  • 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 profiling and management
  • Waste reduction
  • DOT training
  • Site Security assessment