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Ted Speaks is a venue where we can collaborate with other professionals in the health and safety industry and share valuable information with our listeners. My name is Ted Carew and I have been in the health and safety industry for over 20 years. I will be talking with other health and safety professionals to cover important topics related to our field. As the owner of Total Health & Safety Solutions, I realize, as do all of you listening, the importance of a strong health and safety process ...
 
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On this episode Ted and Barb welcome Jordan Kozub. Jordan Kozub is a Business Development Representative for the world’s largest manufacturer of safety air guns; Guardair Corporation in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Jordan is 27 and has been in the safety industry for 5 years, with also being around manufacturing his entire life. He specializes in safet…
 
In this episode, Ted and Barb welcome Jay Allen. Jay Allen, Ph.D. is a seasoned safety executive with over 20 years of operational leadership and policy experience in the transportation, retail, and logistics spheres. Professional focal points include OSHA compliance, logistics service strategy, management development, process automation, emergency…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome Derek Boyd. Derek Boyd, a 20+ year Risk Management & Safety leader focuses on development of others and helping colleagues deliver digestible loss mitigation solutions. He recently joined Greenheck Group as the Global Environmental Health & Safety Director overseeing a team of 7 EHS professionals. Derek shares f…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome Ryan Green. Ryan Green has been in the field of EHS for 15 years. He got his start as a wild land firefighter and deployed to some of Washington State’s largest forest fires. He joined the Active Duty United States Coast Guard in 2007. In 2010, he became a Coast Guard Corpsman, providing safety, medical and heal…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome Tim Fisher, CSP, CHMM, CPEA, ARM, STS, CAE, and Director of Standards and Technical Services at ASSP. Fisher provides direction in the overall administration and operation of the technical aspects of ASSP-related standards programs and publications. Tim has been with Safety since he was nineteen years old, and h…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome Emily Cunis. Emily is a safety professional for Florida Entertainment Company. She majored in biomedical sciences and she recently earned her CSP. For the last five years Emily has learned and gained her experience in the multitude of safety sectors. Emily shares about her experience and what made her fall in lo…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome Michael Kandrack. Michael is currently Head of bidding with Americas for Hitachi Rail in Pennsylvania. He is responsible for all bids delivered for Hitachi in North and South America. His previous experience include: Project director for large system projects and also Project manager for signaling projects acros…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome David Cooks, the founder of David Cooks Enterprises. David, a T-6 paraplegic, is a virtual and onside speaker, a certified business coach, and an award-winning author of the book Getting Undressed – From Paralysis to Purpose. In his book David encourages the reader to keep moving forward regardless of life’s cha…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome a caffeine scientist, best-selling author and speaker, Danielle Rath. Danielle Robertson Rath, better known as “the GreenEyedGuide” serves the sleep deprived and overwhelmed. After earning degrees in biochemistry and food science, she worked in a Food, Beverage and Supplement industry for over a decade. As the f…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome a Safety Professional Wyatt Bradbury. Wyatt serves as an HSE Advisor for Hitachi Rail, and as part of the Department of Engineering Faculty and the University of Alabama Birmingham, teaching Professional Ethics and Introduction to Safety Systems for the ASEM program. He has experience in the Aquatics, Constructi…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb talk to Brent Rehberg. For over 20 Years Brent has helped his customers to find cost-effective solutions for safety needs. Through excellent project management and customer service, he strives to be better every day and help in any way he can. Brent currently works for Lighthouse Safety as a Fall Protection Specialist. …
 
On this episode Ted and Barb are welcoming certified OSHA strategic Labor and Employment Lawyers for Businesses Phillip Russell and Dee Anna Hays. Phillip and Dee Anna are “go-to” OSHA lawyers who have handled hundreds of cases for construction, manufacturing, health care and other types of employers. They are both with the International Labor and …
 
This week I spoke with Colin Thomas and Tim Beasley of the Bristol Radical History Group to discuss the history of state surveillance in their pamphlet 'State Snooping - Spooks, Cops and Double Agents'. From the reign of Elizabeth I right up until the present day, the British state has used spies, informants and double agents to infiltrate what it …
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome a safety professional and business owner Patrick Karol. Pat’s work in the safety field began as a front-line supervisor with safety as a collateral duty and now involves advising senior leaders on strategies to reduce risk. His experience includes over 20 years in the corporate safety departments of two Fortune …
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome Steve Trickel. Steve has over 30 years of construction, maintenance and turnaround industrial services experience in Power, Petro Chemical, and other energy related industries as a safety professional. He is a member of the HASC Board of Directors currently serving as Vice Chairperson. He is currently the Vice P…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb talk to Brandy Bossle. Brandy Bossle started her career off as an Industrial Hygienist. She moved from that role to an Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist for AVX Corporation. Last year, she transitioned to AVX’s Corporate Environmental and Safety Manager for over 14,000 employees. She has her Certified Safety …
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome Mark Masters, a comedian based in Denver, Colorado. Mark does good clean comedy and workshops for companies, corporate event, meetup group, or at comedy showcases. He is host of the Vail Comedy Show in Vail, CO. He also has a weekly online showcase called the Comedy Test Kitchen, and Comedy videos on YouTube at …
 
On this episode Ted and Barb talk to Josh Hocker who has 18 years of experience as a safety professional. He has worked in manufacturing, construction, utilities, and as an OSHA consultant. Josh has also promoted a strong safety culture by building relationships with employees and management. He is focused on developing strong safety management sys…
 
This episode is a crash course into manhole covers 101 and why New Yorkers find them to be such curious objects. How many manhole covers are there in NYC? How are they made? Where do they lead to? Justin Rivers, Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer, will be talking about his personal experience going down into a manhole. Lisa Frigand, the f…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb talk to Andrew Schmitz, CEO & Co-Founder of Proceed.app. Proceed.app is a visual knowledge sharing system. They help organizations with on-boarding new hires, capturing institutional knowledge, training teammates, customers and employees, and much more! Clear communication is very important, especially for health and sa…
 
2020 marked the eightieth anniversary of the Bristol Blitz, which saw 77 Nazi air raids on the city, with six major raids taking place in the winter of 1940-41. I spoke with Eugene Byrne of the Bristol Post to discuss the origins of the Blitz and how Bristolians coped with being bombed. We also explored the legacy of the bombing, which killed 1,299…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb welcome Richard Flynt, who has over 20 years of experience in the manufacture industry in environmental health and safety. He is currently EHS Manager at Lonza. In 17 years of working as a controls engineer at many different manufacturing plants across North America, he had to go through safety orientation many times. T…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb talk to David Jaenike, environmental health safety specialist at Red-Rochester, and the Founder at Safety Knights, an online community for health and safety professionals to discuss industry topics, and build their careers. As a new safety professional, Dave found it tough to find recourses and ask questions regarding h…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb talk to Steve Bell, President/Owner at Employers Health and Safety LLC. Steve has 25 years of experience in manufacturing and construction industry in environmental Health and safety. He has been working with all state and local agencies. In this show Steve talks about saving lives and reducing costs in regards to reduc…
 
Angela Carter was one of the most acclaimed British novelists of the post-war period. She spent the 1960s living in Clifton amidst a flourishing 'provincial bohemia' of folk clubs, artists and radical politics. I met with Dr. Stephen E. Hunt to discuss his work on Angela Carter and the counterculture in 1960s and 1970s Bristol and Bath, in which he…
 
Who doesn't love the New York City water tower? This episode, hosted by Michelle Young, founder of Untapped New York, is an exploration of how water towers work and why New Yorkers find them so endearing. Guests include artist Tom Fruin, who makes those amazing glass water tower sculptures, Larry Hoffman, a New Yorker who spent his career installin…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb speak to Wyatt Bradbury, a Health and Safety Advisor for Hitachi Rail STS. Wyatt describes himself as a Safety Professional with experience in the Aquatics, Construction, and Utility industries. Like most people in Safety Industry, he simply “fell into it”, and he now works in the Rail Industry - which is a Safety pione…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb talk to Melissa Samuels, a Vice President of Global Business Development at ErgoFactor. The topic of today’s show is ergonomics, which can be defined as a scientific discipline of designing or modifying a workplace to fit the worker. Melissa is an occupational therapist and has been working in the field of ergonomics an…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb talk to Jessica Jannaman, the Executive Director of EHS & Quality at Global Automotive Systems, LLC. Jessica has 8 years of experience in automotive industry in environmental health and safety. She was awarded the 2020 National Safety Council Rising Star of Safety Award. Like most safety professionals, she “fell into” s…
 
On Thursday 3 April 1817, in the village of Almondsbury just outside of Bristol, a strangely dressed young woman began attracting the attention of local villagers. In the weeks and months that followed she became a figure of national renown: but was this lady 'Caraboo' really the exotic princess that she claimed to be? I spoke with author Catherine…
 
On this episode Ted and Barb talk to Joshua Hughes, a Division Safety Manager at Clark Construction Group LLC. Joshua was recently awarded the 2020 National Safety Council Rising Star of Safety Award. His career as a safety professional started after he got out of the Navy back in 2006 and found a job as a Rescue Technician in the shipyard. Joshua …
 
Did you know mail used to be sent underground in New York City and other U.S. cities? Imagine an underground world where mail was zipping around in tubes beneath the incredibly crowded and busy New York City streets. That’s what was happening for over half a century 4 to 6 feet below street level. In this episode, host Michelle Young, the founder o…
 
On this episode Ted talks with Kevin Hildebrandt, Miron Construction’s Director of Risk Management, about safety in the construction business. Miron is a construction giant conducting work safely all the time, not just periodically. For them, safety is the norm and they’re maximizing the efficiency by implementing their SQP Philosophy - Safety.Qual…
 
On this episode Ted is talking to Jim Lee, Executive Vice President at L. Keeley Construction. They talk about the importance of safety in construction and Jim offers us an insight on health and safety from an executive’s perspective. According to Jim, you can’t run a successful business without taking care of your people, therefore it’s evident wh…
 
On this episode Ted educates us on Covid-19 prevention during Halloween Holidays. Up to 90% of accidents are linked to human factors, so Ted provides several examples where people made mistakes causing accidents, as well as some factors that can cause us to make errors. Special guest on this episode is Cory Mullard, safety coordinator with Miller E…
 
At the end of the eighteenth century, 'pneumatic' (gas) chemistry was at the forefront of scientific knowledge. In 1799 the remarkable physician Thomas Beddoes opened the Pneumatic Institute in Hotwells and set about finding a cure for tuberculosis using gasses isolated from air. I spoke with author and cultural historian Mike Jay to discuss the wo…
 
This week I spoke with Mark Steeds and Roger Ball to discuss their new book, 'From Wulfstan to Colston: Severing the Sinews of Slavery in Bristol.' Covering over a thousand years of history, the book charts Bristol's long involvement in trading enslaved human beings. We discussed the two titular characters: St. Wulfstan, who was responsible for end…
 
This week I met with Professor Madge Dresser to discuss the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963. The boycott against the Bristol Omnibus Company over its racist employment policy was the first black-led protest against racial discrimination in post-war Britain. We explored race relations in Bristol around the time of the boycott, and why its legacy continu…
 
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