Our Instructors

“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.

Brian Basbagill

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

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.

Marissa Scott

Marissa Scott

Instructor since: 2015

Favorite topic to teach: All things industrial hygiene. 

Best part of teaching: “I like watching the light bulb go off when students learn something new.”


Read about the rest of our team here.