As experts in the field of material handling safety, we are constantly asked to assist companies and organizations in many areas.
The Employers responsible to provide a work place free from recognized hazards is not only required under section 5 paragraph A line 1 of the OSH act of 1970. More commonly referred too as a 5A1 violation.
The frequently issued and even litigated, is simply because employers did not conduct a competent and documented hazard assessment of their material handling systems. In most cases it is because of an injury or death.
Expert Witness Services - Litigation Support
As an acknowledged expert in the fields of forklift, crane and aerial lift safety, Guy is often asked to serve as an expert witness or provide litigation on cases involving accidents. While he is committed to spending most of his time helping businesses avoid these problems by properly training equipment operators, Guy has assisted attorneys in a variety of cases involving industrial lifting and moving equipment.
He has over 30 years of experience writing and conducting thousands of training programs and has served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in civil and federal litigation cases both for and against OSHA. He brings a well-rounded and credible perspective in the assessment of each case.
We provide a detailed Gap Analysis of existing operator safety training programs and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Included in the comprehensive report are detailed insights on the programs compliance, but more importantly the effectiveness of them.
The goal is not only to address gaps but improve safety and reduce damages and injuries.
It is sad but true, training programs after an accident occurs, regularly come under scrutiny from OSHA and trial attorneys. In many cases, the first time that an employer reviews their training program is after the fact.
Meet the Trainer
MHS Safety Training's Operator Safety Training program is led and developed by Guy Snowdy whose credentials include over 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge in the material handling and construction equipment industries, particularly powered industrial trucks, aerial lifts, cranes, and rigging equipment.
"Guy’s willingness to tailor the training to our specific needs and the needs of our operators is what truly sets him apart. He picks up on things, sees them and tweaks them to make sure our team understands and is always learning."
- Steve Hess, VP of Safety
Heico Construction Group