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The COSS Team



Anthony Barzelatto, COSS

COSS, COSM, & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: abarzo@optonline.net

  • Currently serving as an United Nations Safety Inspector
  • Credentials include: Instructor for Homeland Security, Certified Fire Instructor, ICS Instructor, Emergency Management Specialist and Hazmat Technician
  • Degree in Fire Science from Passaic Community College and served as a Fire Inspector for 20 years
  • Volunteer firefighter for 34 years
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Jan Bellemore, COSS

COSS & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: safety@cfl.rr.com

  • Safety Consultant for 15+ years, and owns her own safety consulting firm, Safety Compliance Services
  • Currently serves as an instructor at the United Safety Council in Orlando, FL
  • Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Barry Bourgeois, COSS

COSS & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: barrypbourgeois@gmail.com

Barry Bourgeois
  • Currently employed as a Safety Trainer and Consultant
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Retired Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • 7 years of experience as a teacher in the Louisiana School System
  • 26 years of experience as Safety Director, and 2 years as Public Affairs Coordinator for a 400-employee chemical plant
  • Former President of the Louisiana Loss Prevention Association
  • Former Chairman of the Geismar Area Mutual Aid Organization
  • Served two terms as the Chairman for the Ascension Parish CAER Committee
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Instructor
  • 25-year professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Asim Bukhari, COSS

COSS & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: abukhari@floridasafety.org

Asim Bukahri
  • Experienced Safety & Health professional currently working and teaching in Saudi Arabia
  • Extensive experience working in the oil, gas, and chemical industry
  • Worked with and taught for 3 of the world's largest companies including, Aramco, Sabic, and Sinopec
  • Extensive working knowledge of both OSHA and NEBOSH standards
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Rightor Cobb, COSS

COSS & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: cobbpbm@cox.net

RIGHTOR COBB
  • Currently employed as a Safety Trainer and Consultant, and owns his own safety consulting firm, PBM Training Services
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Mississippi
  • Has been working in the field of safety since 1985
  • Participated in the initial development of the COSS program
  • Has been working as an instructor for the Alliance Safety Council since 2000
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Kenneth Daigle, COSM

COSM Instructor
Email: kengdaigle@cox.net

  • B.S. in Mathematics from Louisiana State University
  • 35+ years of experience with ExxonMobil
  • Experience includes Maintenance Electrician, E & I Maintenance and Power Distribution Supervisor, Contracts Coordinator, and Procurement Advisor
  • Facilitator for ExxonMobil "Managing the Business" First and Second Line Supervision Training
  • 30 year service with ExxonMobil Volunteer Fire Squad
  • GBRIA Workforce Development Committee Member and Alliance Safety Council Independent Executive Board Member
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Steve Ferguson, COSS

COSS Instructor
Email: sferguson@totalsafety.com

steveferguson
  • Currently serves as Instructor and Safety Trainer at Total Safety US, Inc.
  • Has been a Safety Consultant for 20+ years
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southwestern Louisiana
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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T.R. (Tom) Di Giacomo, COSS

COSS Instructor
Email: trdigiacomo@yahoo.com

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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering (1981) and M.S. in Engineering Management (2007) from Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Currently Refining & EHS Consultant for Saudi Aramco in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia
  • 35 years’ experience in Refining Oil & Gas Industry (Mobil, Sun, Coastal& Aramco)
  • Instructor in Root Cause Analysis (TapRoot) and CPR/First Aid/AED (ASHI & ARC)
  • Former EMT in New Jersey (1981-92); Volunteer firefighter and oil spill response
  • Member AIChE (since 1981) and ASSE (since 2008)
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Greg Hays, COSS

COSS & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email:ghays57@gmail.com

  • Retired from Baton Rouge Fire Dept. (Sept. 2010) District Fire Chief
  • Member- Fire Dept. Safety Officers Assoc. and La. Pipeline Assoc.
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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John Marsden, COSS

COSS Instructor
Email:marsdenmaster@yahoo.com

  • Owner/Master Instructor of Marsden Master Safety Training
  • Instructor for UCSD OTI and Pacific Safety Center
  • Ferris State University B.S. HVACR Engineering Technologies
  • U.S. Navy Submarine Qualified/Nuclear Trained
  • Master Trainer National Resource Center for OSHA Training
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction,General Industry, and Disaster Response
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Matt Murphy, COSS

COSS & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: safetymurph13@aol.com

Matt Murphy
  • Currently serves as Owner/President of his own safety consulting firm, See, Inc.
  • Serves as Chairman or co-chairman on several safety committees
  • Safety program development, safety training, safety auditing, safety consulting
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Ronnie Meyers, COSS, CSP

COSS & COSM Instructor
Email: ronnie.meyers@westlake.com

Ronnie Meyers
  • Currently serves as Principal Health and Safety Professional at Axiall Corporation
  • Certified Safety Professional for 15 years
  • Master's Degree in Education
  • Member and previous President of Greater Baton Rouge American Society of Safety Engineers
  • 24 years of work experience in health and safety field
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Dennis Schmitz, COSS

COSS Instructor
Email: dennis@hrsincfl.com

Dennis Schmitz
  • Over 15 years experience in the onshore and offshore Oil & Gas Industry
  • Current Chair for MonDaks Safety Network Williston Basin Chapter of National STEPS Network
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Duane Smith, COSS, COSM

COSS, COSM, & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: KDSmith@alliancesafetycouncil.org

Duane Smith
  • National Program Safety Specialist with Alliance Safety Council
  • B.S.in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University
  • Served as Director of Safety for HR Solutions, LLC
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction
  • 30 years of experience at Dow Chemical; 8 years as EH&S Delivery Leader for site Maintenance Department
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Bhushan P. Sukhram, COSS

COSS Instructor
Email: bhushan.sukhram@cityoforlando.net

Bhushan Sukhram
  • Currently employed as a Safety Specialist
  • Has been working in the field of safety since 1994
  • Safety Coordinator for Federal Department of Transportation since 2002
  • State of Florida Third Party Commercial Driver License Tester since 1995
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Mubashar Abbas Syed, COSS, P.Eng, CRM, CHSC

COSS & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: mubashar.abbassyed@aramco.com

Mubashar Abbas Syed
  • Currently employed with Saudi Aramco as an Occupational Health & Safety Consultant/Specialist since 2010
  • 18 years plus experience in Process and Safety Design Engineering, Health, Safety and Environment of Oil & Gas industry, Fire Protection Design Engineering
  • Experience working with global companies in Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Canada and other countries
  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, 1998
  • MBA, Masters of BA in MIS and Mkt., Institute of Business Administration, 2001
  • NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, UK 2013
  • NEBOSH International Certificate in Oil & Safety, UK 2014
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Bernard Telatovich, COSS, COSM

COSM Instructor
Email: csiexperts@gmail.com

Bernard Telatovich
  • Owner/President of Consulting Services & Investigations, LLC
  • Vice President of Engineering at Benchmark, Civil Engineering firm
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Master of Engineering degree
  • University of Florida, Juris Doctorate
  • Experienced forensic engineer
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Eric Tofte, COSS

COSS & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: eric@esc.org

Eric Tofte
  • Director of Training and Consultation for Evergreen Safety Council
  • Experienced in developing disaster response/emergency preparedness plansas Deputy Director of Chelan County Emergency Management
  • Developed comprehensive safety program for accident prevention, hazardous materials handling, hazardous materials emergency response actions, construction safety, fall protection, safety committee rules, personal protective equipment, emergency disaster preparedness plans and confined space entry and non-entry rescue
  • Veteran Military Policeman and Investigator 1972-1975
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Charles Pecquet, PhD, COSS

COSS Instructor
Email: cpecquet@lsu.edu

Charles Pecquet
  • Louisiana State University Construction Management OTI Coordinator and Instructor
  • PhD in Human Resource Education and Workforce Development from Louisiana State University
  • M.S. in Human Resource Education and Workforce Development from Louisiana State University
  • B.A. in History from Louisiana State University
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Sheldon Primus, COSS

COSS & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: sheldon@oshacompliancehelp.com

sheldonprimus
  • Owner of OSHA Compliance Help and Utility Compliance, Inc.
  • Serves as a safety trainer and consultant for construction, general industry, and the utility sectors
  • Masters of Public Administration Degree with a concentration in Environmental Policies
  • Bachelor of Science Business Degree, Marketing
  • Professional Operator (PO) Certification for the utility sector
  • Adjunct Instructor for Wastewater and Environmental Science at Florida Gateway College in Lake City, Florida
  • Has been working in occupational safety for the utility sector since 1995
  • Member of the Water Environmental Federation Safety and Security Committee
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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Keven Yarbrough, COSS

COSS & Safe Supervisor Instructor
Email: yarbrough.keven@gmail.com

Keven Yarbrough
  • 25 year experience with OSHA as a Compliance Office and Area Director of the Tampa, Florida OSHA office
  • B.S. in Industrial Arts and Military Science from University of North Carolina
  • Served in the United States Army and trained in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare
  • Awards include: United States Department of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award, United States Army’s Exceptional Performance Award, Exceptional Achievement Medal, Overseas Ribbon and Defense Ribbon
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction and General Industry
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