To protect and promote the value of life

Jake Woolfenden, Owner

Jake Woolfenden is the owner of Summit Safety Group, a safety consulting firm that leads the Midwest in providing onsite & online safety training solutions, workplace assessments, written programs, and OSHA consulting to a variety of industries.

Jake has been a speaker at numerous conferences & seminars around the country where he can be found speaking on anything from OSHA law, company culture, or advocating for mental health awareness within the blue collar trades.

With a graduate degree in clinical counseling, and years of social work & counseling under his belt, Jake dove into the field of safety & health back in 2009 when he worked with Harris Rebar, a large rebar installation & fabrication company with over 70 offices in North America. Jake served as a field safety manager for multiple Harris locations throughout the country until purchasing Summit Safety Group in early 2014.

Since owning Summit Safety Group, Jake & his team of consultants have continued to provide their clients with critical support regarding the federally mandated Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards they must adhere to. With offices in Springfield, MO & Kansas City, MO, they have a unique ability to effectively serve businesses throughout Missouri, Kansas and the entire Midwest.

Brian Thompson, Senior Consultant

Brian is a Summit Safety Group consultant based out of Springfield office. He holds a bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety & Health and has nearly 30 years of manufacturing & construction safety experience. Brian is our lead consultant in the areas of OSHA-required written programs, ISNET (& related platforms), onsite assessments, & industrial hygiene. In his near 30 year safety career in working with hundreds of different organizations, Brian has provided assistance in just about every OSDHA standard. He is also known for his innovative safety training techniques and his depth of experience dealing directly with OSHA.

If you'd like to contact Brian directly, you can email him at

Wendy Beazley, Senior Consultant

Prior to becoming a Summit Safety Group consultant, Wendy spent over 20 years working in Environmental, Health and Safety for the Department of Defense. She carries a strong background in the implementation of federal, state and local regulations pertaining to OSHA, natural resource management, conservation, and environmental health programs. Wendy’s a well-rounded consultant who has worked directly with hundreds of organizations throughout her near 10-years with SSG.  This ongoing exposure to numerous OSHA standards allows her to lead her clients reduce liability, work comp claims, and OSHA citations.  Wendy’s areas of expertise include air quality, water quality, hazard communication, mock OSHA audits and DOT compliance.  

If you’d like to contact Wendy directly, you can email her at

Krysia Bradford, Junior Consultant

Krysia is a Summit Safety Group consultant based in Lees Summit, MO. Before joining SSG, she worked as the Safety Director of a large manufacturer. Krysia holds a GSP certification, and a four year, Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health from the University of Central Missouri.  Since joining SSG in 2018, Krysia hit the ground running, immediately applying her knowledge & education to her client’s safety & health programs. With her safety career rooted in manufacturing, and now coupled with hundreds of construction site audits under her belt, Krysia brings a wide array of consulting expertise to her clients in both General Industry & Construction.  Krysia’s areas of expertise include contractor safety, roofer safety, heavy manufacturing, & written programs.  

If you’d like to contact Krysia directly, you can email her at

Kristin Woolfenden, Admin Assistant

Kristin worked for several years as a CPA within a large firm based in Iowa.  She brings her expertise in working with small to large corporate accounts where she handles all of SSG's training certifications, works with the consultants to build each custom safety manual, and she works to support internal operations that keep our consultants in the field and focused on our clients.

Sue Fuller, SPHR

Sue Fuller is the Office Manger for Summit Safety Group, although that title doesn’t do her career nor her role with SSG the accolades it deserves. Prior to working with SSG, Sue spent over 40 years as an HR Manager for various private owned organizations, one of which had over 1,100 employees. Working with large organizations like Northrop Grumman Technologies, understanding the detailed elements of the Human Resources role, & working with SSG for over 10 years, Sue brings our team of consultants & our clients a high level of service & expertise that’s difficult to find.

If you’d like to contact Sue directly, you can email her at


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“Summit Safety Group saved my company from HUGE OSHA fines. We couldn't have made it without them.”

John Doe, Big Company

“The consultants at Summit have a wide range of experience & have been successful in keeping both our field & manufacturing operations safe & OSHA compliant. They're a big part of our team for sure.”

John Doe, Different INC

"Our team really appreciates the large number of resources Summit provides us. We utilize their onsite services, their online training platform, IH sampling services, & their First Aid/CPR courses. We use it all!”

John Doe, Terribad Construction

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