Heico Construction Group
Steve Hess, Vice President of Safety & Training Services
Some of the things that really separate Guy and his training methods from anyone in the industry and placing him WAY above anyone else is his knowledge and his willingness to create customized trainings for all his clients.
His willingness to tailor the training to our specific needs and the needs of our guys…he picks up on things, sees them, and tweaks them to make sure our team is always seeing and always learning.
This has been invaluable in reducing accidents in the almost 15 years that we have been working with Guy. He’s not willing to cut corners and neither are we…if we were, we’d buy a DVD, stick out operators in front of it for 30 minutes and give them a test to meet the minimum OSHA requirement.
Guy has not only helped reduce accidents but he’s help them complete risk and needs assessments.
Bottom line, we love Guy. The guys in the field respect him and he respects them.
Occupational Safety & Health Association
Kansas City Area Office
I wish to congratulate you on developing a powered industrial truck management system and training program which, in my opinion, are second to none. OSHA’s mission of safeguarding employees is furthered to a much greater degree with the existence and availability of the service your company provides and the impact it has on ensuring employee protection.
I also want to thank you for sending Guy Snowdy to our Kansas City office to train our compliance officer staff. The quality of the instruction was unmatched with Guy providing terminology, concepts, and insight that were new to even our most seasoned compliance officers. The OSHA Training Institute (OTI) in Schaumberg IL would benefit from Guy’s high-caliber instruction because his subject matter knowledge surpasses even their resource, which comes as no surprise since he was relied upon by OSHA to assist in developing the 29 CFR 1910.178 regulation.
The most common question we receive about the fork truck standard is what OSHA accepts, or views as sufficient, when it comes to defining the “knowledge, training, and experience” qualification of the trainer. Guy’s train-the-trainer instruction is, by far, the finest I have encountered. The powered industrial vehicle standard continues to receive the largest amount of scrutiny from OSHA due to the variety of hazards presented and the amount of injury they cause. OSHA inspectors are instructed to expand the scope of inspections to evaluate PIT whenever it is present, regardless of whatever prompted the initial inspection, because of the potential for death and injury from a single mishap.
Again, I wish to express my appreciation for the service you provide and for assisting OSHA’s mission in safeguarding employees.
Assistant Area Director
Kansas City OSHA Office
U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA
Johnson County Waste Water Treatment
Frank Manners, Industrial Hygienists
Frank has been with the county for over 20 years. He’s got a BA in Industrial Safety with a minor in Industrial Hygiene.
For him, it’s all about the money…if you can reduce incidents it will save you money. Which is his goal…reduce loss associated with the large fleet and variety of equipment that they have and more than 200 employees.
Some of those risk include chemical exposure, trenching and excavating, and material handling equipment.
Guy trained on fork lifts, booms and overhead hoists because they must be OSHA compliant. What makes Guy and his program so special is that he understands the classroom and the actual piece of equipment that operators are being training on. He’s got the ability to convey the information practically so people understand it.
Another big selling point for us about Guy that people should understand is that he understands the unique topics, needs and equipment for our facility, where a canned DVD or presentation doesn’t do that. Moreover, he’s not trying to sell people anything, he’s trying to impart the knowledge that he’s gained throughout his extensive career to help you save money.
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