CORE Safety Brochure



“CORE provides a national presence and very competitive rates and I always think of them first when needing a safety consultant for one of our projects. Most importantly, they understand the kind of safety professional we need and can respond to an immediate need anywhere in the country.” Dan Hodge - Atlas Industrial



About CORE................................................................................................ 5

On-Site Safety Staffing............................................................................6

Safe Assist Program................................................................................. 8

Loss Control Auditing.............................................................................. 10

Training.......................................................................................................... 12

Safety Program Assessment................................................................. 14

OSHA/Insurance Claims Defense........................................................ 16

Professional Speaking.............................................................................. 17


Corporate Office 2034 Hamilton Place Blvd. Suite 400 Chattanooga, Tenn. 37421 888-250-1830

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ABOUT CORE QUALIFICATIONS Our leadership members at CORE Safety Group have degrees in Occupational Safety Management and hold credentials that are certified through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, such as: • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) These certifications offer recognition among safety and health practitioners (such as OSHA), demonstrate competence to employers and employees, increase confidence in occupational health and safety programs, help improve our clients’ profitability through reduced incidents and losses, and enhance our clients’ safety image. EXPERIENCE CORE Safety Group has vast experience in the safety challenges in all types of environments. Construction, insurance programs, healthcare, hotel, residential and multi-family, retail, municipal, transportation, mining, manufacturing, industrial, oil and gas , and power industries are no strangers to our staff. Our goal is to provide your company with peace of mind and a functional, efficient, and effective health and safety program. UNIFORMITY When using more than one safety consulting firm, consistency and communication can break down and greatly impact the overall outcome of the company’s safety culture. By utilizing CORE Safety Group’s strategic partnering program, clients will be provided with a level of consistency among development, auditing, and training program procedures. ASSURANCE In the unlikely event that your organization receives an OSHA violation or insurance claim, we can provide professional assistance in the process of mitigating those losses. Furthermore, you can rest assured; CORE Safety Group is currently covered by a $3 million professional liability policy. • Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) • Occupational Health and Safety Professional (OHST) LOGISTICS As a nationwide safety management and loss control firm, CORE Safety Group can provide the safety management and loss control services you need from coast to coast.



Whether you need temporary support or have a long term need, you can rely on CORE Safety Group to provide safety professionals you can depend on to protect your greatest assets: PEOPLE. OUR VALUE: CORE Safety Group has full-time recruiting, a national database, and a network of professional safety organizations across the country that have enabled us to find top safety professionals to meet our client staffing needs nationwide. YOUR SAVINGS: Rather than shouldering the expense of permanent safety personnel, employ the exact expertise you need, only during the time period you need it. • Safety Managers and Advisors • Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) • Certified Safety & Health Officers (CSHO) • No recruiting or interviewing process. We understand the safety industry and will provide the safety professional with the background and expertise to meet your project needs. • No unemployment and payroll taxes to deal with. • No cost of workers’ compensation to you. • All employee benefits such as health, life, dental, and 401k provided by CORE Safety Group. • Reduced risk and liability. CORE Safety professionals are covered with $3 million of professional liability insurance. • No downtime. Should one of our consultants get sick or become unavailable, we have the ability to quickly provide a replacement. • Do you have specific training specifications to meet? We will provide the safety professional with the credentials to meet those requirements at no additional cost to you. • Each of our employees is subject to a pre-employment drug screening and background check. • Construction Health & Safety Technicians (CHST) • Occupational Health & Safety Technicians (OHST) • Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians • Industrial Hygienists WHY OUTSOURCE:


“Thanks again for providing us a safety consultant that not only meets the qualification requirements for the project, but is also a great individual and team player. Ben has adapted well to our company safety culture and has become a huge asset to the division and our team.”

CORE SAFETY CLIENTS Our clients consist of owners, insurance brokers, construction management firms, general contractors and subcontractors. Our staff of safety professionals is involved in the following environments: • Army Corp of Engineers • Chemical • Construction • Entertainment & Sports Facilities • Healthcare • Heavy Industrial • Large Commercial • Manufacturing • Mining • Municipal • OCIP/CCIP Projects • Oil & Gas • Pharmaceutical • Power Facilities • Retail • Transportation • Wind & Solar Energy Call 1.888.250.1830 for more information or visit to contact us. Follow our safety blog on Twitter and Facebook to learn more on outsourcing your safety needs with CORE Safety Group.

Jack Robertson - Hunt Construction Group Dodger Stadium Renovation, $100,000,000

“I wanted to thank you for your prompt response to our needs at BP Oil and for the consultants you have provided on our other project sites. Even on short notice you are able to provide us with a qualified safety professional to meet the stringent requirements of the refinery. CORE has done us a great service in providing safety consultants for our projects.” Mark McGee - Coreslab Structures University of Texas Southwest Hospital, $800,000,000


How It Works SIMPLY PUT, OUR SAFETY PROFESSIONAL BECOMES YOUR ORGANIZATION’S SAFETY DIRECTOR AND IS AVAILABLE WHEN YOU NEED THEM. For a specified number of hours each month, our Safety Professional will provide a spectrum of safety management services to meet your organization’s program needs and goals. Our Safety Professional will work closely with a point-of-contact to discuss program needs, schedule job site inspections, and handle training requests. The safe assist program is designed for smaller organizations and those with multiple locations that may have the necessity for a Safety Professional but are not large enough to hire one full-time or have the need for multiple Safety Professionals in various locations. As a nationwide consulting firm, CORE can provide a Safety Professional near your site or facility to perform program development, auditing, and training to meet your organization’s needs and significantly reduce the overhead of having a full-time safety professional.


“CORE’s Safe Assist program has been a tremendous asset for Adman Electric, providing in-depth safety expertise without the financial commitment of a full-time safety director. They have exceeded our expectations and have truly become a part of the Adman Electric family.” Ricky Etherton - Adman Electric “I had a meeting with the managers yesterday, and we went over some of the reports and recommendations that your team has made. I just wanted to express my gratitude for what you’re doing for us. You’re on top of it; I don’t have to worry and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that!” Lisa Clements - Gehan Homes

Safety Audits: • Perform site safety audits with written SERVICES INCLUDE

Testing Services: • Coordinate of substance abuse testing and results reporting for random, pre-employment, reasonable cause, and post-accident testing for drugs and alcohol. Safety Training: • Safety awareness training in-house or on the project.

reports and trend analysis to monitor OSHA compliance and review for best practices. Weekly Safety Meeting Book: • Provide custom built book with over 60 toolbox talks of various construction activities. • Meetings will also be provided in electronic format for quick electronic access. OSHA and Insurance Claims: • Assist in mitigating and reducing the cost of OSHA and insurance claims. Safety Manual Development and Update: • Develop a customized safety program and maintain updatesfor consistency with current OSHA policy and best management practices. Accident Investigation: • Complete a thorough investigation from preliminary findings to post-investigation procedures should an accident occur.

Compliance based Company specific

New hire safety orientation Annual safety awareness

• Certification training First Aid and CPR Powered industrial vehicle (Fork lift) Aerial lifts (Articulating boom lift, scissor lift) OSHA 10-hour OSHA 30-hour Rigging and Signal Person (Qualified)

• Web-based training

• See Safety Training on page 10 for additional training services.

* Bilingual training is available for all courses.


Loss control audits are a necessity in any safety program. Not only do audits provide assistance in maintaining compliance with OSHA and other regulations, but they also help provide insight to the level at which the organization’s safety program is being executed. We understand that every organization is different, and we know that an effective auditing program is not a one-size fits all solution. We take the time to evaluate your specific organizational needs and create a customized auditing program through our four phase process. WRAP-UP INSURANCE SERVICES: Our auditing and management experience includes billions of dollars of wrap-up projects. Whether you are an insurance carrier, broker, owner, or contractor, our loss control services can assist in effectively implementing a successful safety and claims management strategy for your project.

PHASE 2 AUDIT REPORT DEVELOPMENT: • CORE Safety will develop a customized audit report that will incorporate your company’s specific policies, objectives, and goals. • Each report will include photos and a detailed description of positive and at-risks behaviors and conditions, along with suggested corrective actions in line with company policies, regulatory standards, and best management practices. • We will capture multi-dimensional lines of data which enable us to benchmark performance and determine areas of deficiency and training needs of your staff.

PHASE 1 ASSESSMENT: • Identifies gaps between your current and desired program goals and objectives. • Identifies liability issues and areas of risk exposures specific to your organization. • Determines the appropriate audit strategy for your organization.



• By conducting a quarterly or annual trend analysis report, we will be able to determine areas of deficiency and training needs of your employees and organization. • We will uncover unexpected areas of need which should be accounted for and met with a solution. • We will identify and address any necessary changes within the audit process. • We will establish new benchmarks for your organization.



• Our Safety Professional will conduct an audit consistent with the strategy established during the assessment process. • Coach and advise your project team members on company and regulatory requirements and how to properly mitigate safety-related issues. • Our Safety Professional will collaborate and work with your project team in understanding and meeting company expectations.




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“On behalf of Aon’s Construction Services Group, I wanted to express our appreciation for our partnership with CORE Safety Group over the years in serving our clients. You have been and will continue to be a valuable partner in assisting us with our safety management and loss control services.” Jim F. Dunn - AON Risk Solutions


CORE Safety Group, as seen in ENR Magazine, is known as a premier nationwide training provider. Attendees will walk away with a true educational experience. As students watch the outcome of energized power tools being thrown into water; scaled scaffold; fall protection; rigging demonstrations; and more; our interactive courses are designed to keep students’ attention while they learn essentials for on-the-job safety.

Interactive Training: Our courses use intuitive polling software integrated within PowerPoint presentations to pose questions to attendees. Attendees use handheld keypads to respond and stimulate employee interaction. Results are instantly displayed and data is captured for future analysis and recordkeeping. Ever wonder what your employees truly learned during training? Our response system confirms retention of material by tracking individual responses and providing employers with a detailed report and demographic data of their employees’ performance.

“This was by far the best class I have taken. The instructor was superb. The class materials were excellent, as was the entire training program. I have one word for that electrical demonstration: AWESOME”. Aaron Liles - C1S Group Inc


“I just wanted to let you know that the training your Instructor provided was outstanding. He got the necessary information across by delivering training in a way that kept everyone’s attention and was understandable.” Bill Cooper Nuclear Fuel Services

Safety Education and Training CORE Safety Group provides numerous training courses in English and Spanish from general safety classes, such as the OSHA 10-Hour to more specific competent person training in areas such as fall protection, electrical, scaffolding, steel erection, concrete, masonry.

Our courses can be scheduled at our facility, your location or on your project site. Below are just some of the many courses we provide.

Awareness Training: • Hazard Communication/GHS • Bloodborne Pathogens • Confined Space Entry • Excavation & Training • Empowerment Training (BBS) • Workplace Violence

• Fall Protection • Fire Protection • Respiratory Protection • Scaffolding • HAZWOPER Training 8, 24, 40 • Lock-out/Tag-out • Many More

Certification Training: • First Aid/CPR/AED Training

• OSHA 10-Hour Construction & General Industry • OSHA 30-Hour Construction & General Industry • Qualified Rigging & Signal Person • Many More

• Powered Industrial Vehicles (Forklift) • Aerial Lifts (Articulating Boom Lift, Scissor Lift)

Web Based OSHA & Safety Training Course: CORE Safety offers over 300 interactive training courses including 50 courses in Spanish. Visit us at to view our course catalog and sign up.


Ready to take your safety program to the next level? Our Safety Program Assessment will help identify gaps within your safety program as well as provide a benchmark for how your organization is performing as compared to requirements set forth by federal regulations and other best management practices commonly used in the industry. CORE Safety Group will provide a customized assessment to meet your organization’s needs. Upon completion of the assessment, our consultant will provide a descriptive report and summary of suggested practices to improve your organization’s safety program, facility, and culture. The assessment is directed towards identifying risk management and loss control practices and focuses on the following 12 functions. These functions may be modified based upon your organization’s structure and need. • Company Manual • Safety Inspections/Loss Control Auditing • Safety Training • Hiring Practices • Substance Abuse Program • Accident Investigation & Claims Management • Fleet Safety/DOT Compliance • Environmental Controls • Subcontractor Safety • Disciplinary Policy • Employee Involvement • Leadership Commitment



Collect and Analyze Data · Review and evaluate performance of each function set · Identify barriers and · Conduct employee perception survey · Determine areas of non-compliance and risk · Score each function gaps in current processes and procedures

Establish New Objectives


Benchmark Performance

· Collaborate with management team · Identify organizational structure and resources · Identify company vision, goals, and objectives · Establish

· Prioritize issues · Design new processes and

· Provide a tactical behavior based approach · Coach/Mentor at all · Conduct training · Complete risk and loss control auditing · Recordkeeping levels of the organization

· Establish benchmarks of each function

procedures to close gaps and eliminate deficiencies · Establish measurable objectives and goals · Brand safety initiatives

· Provide quantitative and qualitative data · Annually score each function · Review program scores and impact · Make necessary program development changes

appropriate assessment functions

An effective safety program is a key component that reflects the way your organization does business. Let us help develop a safety and health program that is right for your organization. Need help meeting third-party pre-qualifications requirements? We provide *ISNetworld®, PICS™, MICCS™, or PEC Premier™ assistance.

The employee perception survey and interview process provides feedback of the worker’s view of the organization’s safety program. This survey, along with confidential interviews, allows for analysis of the functions within the safety program that may need improvement.

High responses were obtained from the statements regarding the training provided to those given a new job function. Both populations believe an acceptable amount of information is provided when given a new function or when moving into a new role.


Have you had an OSHA inspection lately, or a large workers’ compensation or general liability claim? CORE Safety Group has experienced loss control and risk managers that will work to mitigate OSHA penalties and reduce costs on open claims.

OSHA Citation Defense Our experienced staff and General Counsel can provide you sound advice for handling your OSHA defense. It’s important to consider the technical and procedure pitfalls during an OSHA investigation. There are various defenses available to employers. CORE Safety Group’s professionals will carefully review and discuss the options your organization has and can provide representation to assist you in reducing or eliminating your citation and penalties during the informal or formal contest and appeals process. Workers Compensation / General Liability Claims Management The consequences of mishandling a workers compensation or general liability claim can be catastrophic to an organization. CORE Safety Group provides assistance by:

• Reducing claims through loss control • Properly investigating and reporting claims to your adjuster • Establishing an effective returning-to-work program

• Providing management of claims litigation • Evaluating loss-run reports and open claim status • Benchmark reporting

“CORE Safety Group helped us negotiate a Repeat Serious Citation down to a Non-Serious Citation. Their safety professionals really went to bat for us when we were negotiating with OSHA. “ Trisha Peare Power Design Inc. “Our firm called upon CORE Safety to provide Expert Witness testimony and advice for a large construction safety loss. I was very pleased with the level of construction safety knowledge that CORE Safety brought to the table. Their safety certifications, education, and experience make them ideal candidates for this type of work.” Jason Isaacson Evans Law Firm


Russ Bartholomew CSP, CHST, CHSP | President Russ is a graduate from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Safety Management. Russ has over 15 years of experience in the safety management field and currently holds his designation as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Russ has spent much of his career helping employers deal with large insurance losses and training supervisors and leadership on the cost benefits of an effective safety program and culture. Russ presents on the financial impact safety performance has on a company. His presentation is designed to ensure leadership that safety is not just an expense center but is potentially a profit center for your organization. His presentation is designed for

management professionals from CEOs to front-line supervisors.

“Every company executive should hear Russ’s presentation on the financial impact that safety performance has on a company. His breakdown of the experience modification rate (EMR) and explanation on the financial impact injuries have on our company was exactly what our company management needed to hear.” Ed Pontis Signal Energy

Kraig Kyle CSP, CHST, CHSP | Vice President Based out of Dallas, Texas, Kraig has over 12 years of practical safety management experience that includes developing and managing corporate safety programs for both large and small corporations and advising client leadership on best management and loss control practices. Designed for management and front-line supervisors, Kraig presents on how management’s behavior impacts the safety culture of an organization and the role “perception” has in the workplace as well as in our daily lives.

Kraig is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management and currently holds the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) certifications from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Lee Shelby | Motivational Speaker Lee Shelby is a bi-lateral below elbow amputee. Lee lost both hands just above the wrist in an electrical accident that occurred on August 12, 1991, while working for Memphis Light, Gas & Water. Lee currently wears body powered prosthetics which now take the place of both hands. Lee is a husband, a father of three children, and a grandfather. Lee’s story about his accident on that dreadful day, the lack of personal safety that resulted in the accident, the struggles that he has had to overcome, and his willingness to fight the challenges of his disability make his presentation inspirational to any workforce.

“As a safety professional, I know that you can have all the safety procedures in place and still have accidents. Employees need to understand WHY they are important. Seeing their response to Lee’s presentation showed me that ‘making it personal’ with personal stories like his will have an impact. I will strive to do more to make it personal.” Safety Engineer BP Oil


CORE Safety Group’s mission is to provide health and safety services to our clients that are high in quality, professional, and cost effective, while adding value to our client’s organization and protecting their greatest assets, people. CORE Safety Group understands the diverse challenges project development can create. Managing varying work environments and monitoring constantly changing regulations takes time and effort. We provide the experience, knowledge, and dedication required to protect your assets and meet your needs. Our five strategically located offices further ensure consistent and efficient service. CORE Safety Group takes pride in our safety and risk management services in all areas of project development. Let us show you how we can serve you.



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