Joseph M Teeples
Education: Master of Business Administration (University of Wisconsin)
Bachelor of Science (Business- Cameron University)
OSHA Training Institute (OSHA 500, 501, 521, 600 courses)
US Army Safety Center (Safety and Ergonomics Training)
Business Skills OSHA Authorized trainer for construction and industry
Successfully planned & implemented Safety Management Programs
Planned, developed and executed Strategic and long range plans
Conducted Safety training for forklift and manufacturing facilities
Maintained 95% operability on a fleet of vehicles, Performed staffing reviews
Developed and managed multi-million dollar budgets
US Passport, Top Secret US Clearance
Certified Government Safety Officer (World Safety Organization)
2001-Present President- We’re Into Safety Consulting-OSHA Training Instute trainer
Operated a safety consulting company that provided safety training, audits , risk management, loss prevention and similar educational seminars around the world. Developed and sold safety training material on CD ROM for presenters . Developed and wrote books on Homeland Defense, General Industry and Construction safety.. Developed and taught safety and Homeland Defense coursesfor business leaders. Trained over 700 forkift drivers in Washington State, conducted training in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, Japan, South America and the Middle East. Assisted clients with loss prevention and loss control as part of a Risk Management program.
2000-2001 Safety Director, AdvanceOnline – We’re Into Safety
Developed online safety training in cooperation with OSHA to provide the OSHA Outreach 10-hour construction course in an online version. Conducted Hazard Assessments, taught OSHA Outreach courses for construction and industry, taught OSHA 500/501/600 courses for the OSHA Training Institute.
1999- 2000 Director, OSHA Training Institute, OSHA Region 8
In this private business sector, organized a staff of instructors to provide OSHA and Environmental training around the world. Provided training to future instructors, maintained liasion with OSHA offices and provided assistance to clients on safety matters, loss prevention and risk managment on a routine basis. Increased student enrollment and sales to 1 million dollars, maintained institutional classrooms in the Denver area and provided safety and health assistance to clients worldwide. Developed and provided presentations on such topics as ergonomics, construction and general industry safety and contract management.
1991-1999 OSHA Trained Safety Manager
Conducted audits, analyzed training and evaluated p0rograms to insure compliance with OSHA standards. Conducted work site evaluations and coordinated with managers, Occupational Health Agencies and Industrial Hygiene personnel to provide work environments which met OSHA standards as well as ergonomic guidelines. Worked with human resources personnel to reduce Workmens Compensation and loss prevention costs. Taught OSHA compliance courses from coast to coast with emphasis on loss prevention and risk management. Performed duties as Safety Manager for a Federal installation with over 1400 employees and facilities from coast to coast. Reduced lost time injuries by 50%, provided workers compensation briefings to management using statistical analysis and presentation techniques. Taught strategic business courses at Viterbo and Lakeland colleges.
1989-1990 Full Time Graduate Student – University of Wisconsin
Master of Business Administration
1977- 1989 US Army Safety Officer
Two years as Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, Six years as an Operations Officer. Developed safety programs, trained personnel and conducted safety audits on Federal Installations. Subject Matter Expert for Field Artillery Safety/M110 Howitzer system. Developed and wrote Field Manual 6-50, taught Tactical Safety Classes for two years. Assisted in development of the Army Risk Management program.
1974-1977 US Army Non Commissioned Officer
Performed Human Resource functions for military members regarding personnel management actions, promotions, occupational reclassification, skill testing and appraisals.
1972- 1974 Assistant Manager, General Finance Corporation
Analyzed, reviewed and approved loan applications, managed and collected accounts, managed a staff of six people. Responsible for pushing sales over the 1.2 million dollar mark.
Professional American Society of Safety Engineers
Activities: American Society for Quality Control
Certified Public Manager Association
Adjunct Faculty member of Viterbo/Lakeland Colleges