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“Safex’s training course instructors are excellent. They are the best at ensuring that all students understand the content.”

-Safety Specialist at an energy corporation

Our instructors are tenured staff that know their content. Not only will they help you learn, but they will keep you engaged with hands-on activities, relevant stories and maybe even a few jokes.

Meet our Featured Instructor, Heather Tibbitts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read her complete bio here.

Instructor since: 1995

Favorite topic to teach: Emergency response and DOT

Best part of teaching: “I enjoy the challenge of engaging employees to educate them. Safety training is often looked at as boring but I try to make it as interactive as possible.”

Heather’s upcoming courses:

“Heather’s training was very professional and she’s extremely knowledgeable.” -Senior construction manager

Brian Basbagill

Instructor since: 2000

Favorite topic to teach: “Confined space training because students seem to have the most interest, best questions and like to perform the tasks we teach. Plus, I have fun when we do the hands on rescues in our training simulator at Safex.”

Best part of teaching: “I like seeing when people get it. Safety training isn’t just theory or nagging people about doing things wrong. When I’m training others I feel like I’m making a difference in somebody’s life.”

Most interesting class: A machinist who had been on TV many times showcasing antique tractors he had restored. And a few NFL players and an Olympic athlete.

Ralph Oliveti

Instructor since: 1978 (started as a high school teacher and then became a plant training director)

Favorite topic to teach: Hearing conservation because his father was severely affected by noise induced hearing loss.

Best part of teaching: “I enjoy sharing my interesting experiences from the field so students don’t necessarily do the things I’ve done.”

Most interesting students: He taught a 40-hour HAZWOPER in Manila to students from the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Nepal.

Read about the rest of our team here.