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.
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Brian is a Summit Safety Group consultant based out of our 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 OSHA standard. He is also known for his innovative safety training techniques and his depth of experience dealing directly with OSHA.
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Nick is a Summit Safety Group consultant based out of our Kansas City office. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH), and is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP). For over 8 years, Nick worked under a well respected safety & IH professional, Tim Sterling of Novus Sterling, as well as 2 additional years running his own safety consulting business, Novus Smith. Nick has been exposed to multiple industries and trades over his years as a consultant, and he brings that expertise to his construction and manufacturing clients each day. Nick has also spent several years as a high school and club soccer coach and understands the true value of coaching and teaching, not pointing fingers. Nick is great at combining his OSHA expertise with our client's vast job site and facility expertise to develop realistic, effective, & OSHA-compliant solutions.
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Prior to working with SSG, Josh had worked as a Safety Manager for over 10 years with Meeks Building Centers and American Construction Source, focusing on facility and jobsite compliance, injury/incident investigation, and safety training on all OSHA compliance guidelines for both field crews and facilities. Josh maintains a Class A CDL with airbrake endorsement and a vast knowledge in safe operation of CDL trucks and heavy equipment. He helped maintain DOT compliance and safety training for his drivers, led new driver orientations, taught pre-trip inspections, and driving techniques for CDL licensing. Aside from OSHA compliance, Josh will be a great resource for your DOT program as well. Josh studied Industrial Organization Psychology, focusing on behavior in the workplace and influencing employees to be more efficient and safer on the job. His approach is to always to seek to understand what individuals do, then implement the process, the safety, and the training necessary to ensure safe operations.
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Jill is your point person for scheduling specialty classes, IH work, and any of our safety consulting services. She assists with proposals, various customer service items, and consultant support. Jill has spent 19 years as a safety professional in the lumber and building materials industry ensuring a safe work environment and compliance in the workplace. She assisted in the development and implementation of safety policies, procedures, and OSHA regulations for over 70 locations and 1400+ employees. Jill is originally from Union, MO, a small town west of St Louis. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor or Science degree in Administrative Management. She has several OSHA certs, she’s a Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt, and is HIPPA certified. In her “spare time” she serves as a shuttle service for her three children’s youth activities and events, but enjoys every minute of it.
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Kristin worked for several years as a CPA within a large accounting firm based in Iowa. She brings her expertise in working with small to large corporate accounts where she handles all of SSG's client invoicing, 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.
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