Safety Training Courses, Classes and Keynotes


As a safety professional it is vital to remain current on the changes in the safety profession. This may include OSHA training or deeper knowledge on individual subjects such as Hazard Communications, Fall Protection, Machine Guarding or Electrical Safety. Bob and his team of associates not only remain current in their profession, but excel in making their safety training easy to comprehend and fun to attend.

We provide OSHA training for both Construction and General Industry. 10 and 30 hour programs are available for each, as well as customized individual safety training topics. Many of our instructors are also associated with OSHA Education Centers and can help co-ordinate and deliver on-site OSHA 510 and 511 qualification courses and the OSHA 500 and 501 safety trainer’s instructor programs.

Most importantly, our safety training programs are based on the “purpose” of the standards. We realize that once students understand why a standard was necessary and why it is written the way it was, it’s easier to learn how to recognize hazards and explore the options to control them.

We also provide safety training that goes beyond OSHA requirements to meet corporate goals and “best practices“ in safety training. Our instructors are passionate about safety training and our students learn more because of that passion.

Accident/Incident Investigation

This session explores the true meaning of an “accident” and how we to keep it from happening again. Incident investigations and our safety program needs more than good instincts. We need people who are trained to discover and eliminate the root causes of our mistakes. In this session you will learn to respond efficiently, investigate thoroughly, analyze, and prepare an accident report. You will also learn about corrective actions and proper follow-up procedures. All presented with the dynamic style of “Mr. Wizard”.

This is a one-day program for safety professionals, HR Professionals, supervisors, and safety committee members.

Example Keynote Speech: Defining Safety: Roles & Responsibilities

This is a high motivation session often used to open or close safety seminars. They’ll be talking about for years to come.

There are many reasons why unsafe conditions and work practices exist and, without effective safety communications, accidents continue. It isn’t enough that people “do their best”, first they must know what “their best is”.  In “Defining Safety” you’ll learn to define specific roles in safety for everyone and how to assure accountability. There’s a lot more to it than telling them to “be safe”!  You need a culture where everyone knows “how to be safe” and wants to do it. This program also examines:

  • The true cost of accidents both personal and business losses.
  • Why hazards/accidents are not reported.
  • Attitudes & cultural roadblocks to safe work practices.

All of this delivered in the light hearted, motivational style Bob is famous for providing.

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Electrical Safety Seminars

If you have fond recollections of a science teacher who made a subject come alive and crackle with excitement, then you will surely enjoy this class. Experience the snap and sizzle of electricity dropped right into your lap. Office workers and electricians will learn more about this deadly force we depend on, in a few hours, than they have learned in a lifetime. Using live demonstrations & actual accident videos, Bob not only cover the pertinent standards but demonstrates why those standards are necessary. Bob’s classes are informative and fun.

This is our specialty. We can provide electrical safety sessions from ½ day to 4 days long. Topics include OSHA standards and NFPA 70-E standards. These sessions can be tailored to qualified workers or unqualified workers. Shortened versions of the “electrical magic” may be used as keynote presentations. This is a program they’ll never forget.

Industrial Hygiene Principles

Training for safety professionals and safety committee members must include basic industrial hygiene. Our training makes these principles easy to understand. Industrial Hygiene Principles is an essential course to take if you are concerned about the safety, health and general well-being of your co-workers and hazards that could affect them. This is a 4-day course that develops your understanding of industrial hygiene terminology, principles and practices by examining four key processes in an effective industrial hygiene effort -- anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control. Discussions on when to use a qualified/certified industrial hygienist are held throughout the course. Topics include: Anatomy & Physiology, toxicology, chemical hazards, biological hazards, physical hazards, noise, ergonomics, etc.

Hazard Communications (HazCom)

Although the program is called “HAZCOM” it actually covers several areas of concern. In fact I find it difficult to teach hazcom without including some basic information on Industrial Hygiene, fire, hazardous materials and chemistry. They are all interconnected when we consider safe methods of handling & storing chemicals. The class includes numerous demonstrations. This is important because adults learn better by visual impact. You don’t have to be a chemist to know what can hurt you. Let us show you! This program includes the required introduction to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

Train the Trainer Workshops

2 and 3 day trainer development seminars are available to develop training skills. Safety committee members, safety professionals, and management personnel all will benefit from these workshops. They are custom tailored to your needs. We can include video review and course development in our 3 day program.

How Adults Learn

Safety training holds the key to improving work performance. But learning isn’t as easy for adults as it is for children. The reason so much training time and money is wasted on training is because training programs aren’t addressing the needs of the adult learner. These basic rules for adult learning aren’t complex or costly but can make the difference in your program. With a little effort people will want to attend safety training. If you’re going to train, train them correctly.

This session is about 2 hours and designed for anyone who provides training and wants to improve their delivery.

Creating Powerful PowerPoint Presentations

This program is dedicated to those who would like to make their training memorable through the use of PowerPoint presentations. You will develop a program in class as you learn the special features the computer program has to offer. Are you creating your own safety clip art? Importing movies into your program? How about creating motion and animation to “word art”? Or are you still putting up cold and boring overheads or slides that no one reads or pays attention to? Training should be informative and fun. You bring the knowledge; I’ll show you how to add the fun.

This is a hands-on program; so if you have a laptop with PowerPoint, bring it! Others will be grouped with a laptop. You will develop an outline, student notes, instructor guides and a striking presentation as we walk through the features of the software. You will also get tips on finding free PowerPoint safety shows available on the Internet.

This is a one-day program for anyone who uses PowerPoint. (I recommend you bring your PowerPoint CD in case you need to access features you haven’t loaded on your laptop)

Confined Spaces

Confined spaces incidents aren't the most common, but they can be the most deadly. That's because the hazards tend to be misunderstood or underestimated. And many confined spaces fatalities involve not one, but multiple victims. Often the worker and several rescuers are injured or killed.
OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Spaces Regulation was created to help prevent these incidents. Through discussion and activities, our professional facilitator will break down the regulation into terms you can understand. In just four hours, you'll learn practices and procedures that will keep you in compliance and, best of all, protect your employees.
The course covers:

  • Key elements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Spaces Regulation (29 CFR 1910.146)
  • Confined spaces concepts and terminology 
  • The difference between confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces 
  • How to identify and evaluate hazards: atmospheric, mechanical, chemical
  • Procedures for controlling hazards 
  • Proper protective equipment for confined spaces 
  • Duties of the entry supervisor, entrant, and attendant 
  • Procedures for self-rescue, non-entry rescue, entry rescue 
  • Completing the entry process & documentation

Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention Plans

The Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans & Fire Prevention Plans Compliance Training course is designed to help participants understand key elements of Subpart E (Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans & Fire Prevention Plans) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The course is intended for team leaders, middle managers, human resource personnel, safety and health committee members, and other employees who have recently been appointed to safety and health responsibilities. The course covers: Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, & Fire Prevention Plans Regulation (29 CFR 1910.33-39 E), Revision of Subpart E, Exit routes, terminology, parts of exit routes, types of workplace emergencies, plan elements, & planning issues.


Lockout/Tagout is one of OSHA's Top 10 "Most Serious Violations" and Top 10 "Most Often Cited Violations." We will break down the regulation and answer your site-specific questions. Understand key elements of the Lockout/Tagout regulation (29CFR 1910.147, Subpart J) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

This ½ day course is intended for those team leaders, middle managers, human resource personnel, safety and health committee members, and other employees who are required to be knowledgeable about the lockout/tagout process.

Machine Guarding

Machine guarding ranks among the Top 10 of OSHA citations issued, possibly because the regulation can be confusing. Machine Guarding Compliance Training course will help you sort it out. Through discussion and activities, we will break down the regulation into terms you can understand. In just four hours, you'll learn practices and procedures that will keep you in compliance and, best of all, protect your employees.

The course covers:

  • Each section of OSHA 1910 Subpart O Machinery and Machine Guarding (1910.211 - 1910.219) in detail 
  • Basic concepts, principles and methods of machine guarding 
  • Common causes of machine incidents and how to avoid them
  • Which areas should be guarded to provide adequate worker protection 
  • Best practices - how to apply basic guarding principles when specific issues aren't covered in the regulation
  • This ½ day program is for maintenance workers, safety professionals and committee members and operations supervisors.

Personal Protective Equipment

You can't eliminate all physical hazards through engineering or administrative controls. Personal protective equipment provides a last line of defense. However, data shows that most workers who suffer eye, head, and foot injuries aren't wearing PPE or wear it improperly. OSHA requires that all employers assess their workplace for hazards and certify this assessment. In just four hours, we'll walk you through the key elements of the OSHA PPE regulation (29CFR 1910.132-140, Subpart I), and show you how to protect your employees and your business.

The seminar covers:

  • The relationship between PPE, administrative controls, and engineering controls 
  • How to conduct a PPE Hazard Assessment and Certification Statement 
  • Various types of PPE and how to use them 
  • OSHA's responses to questions about implementation, including: who is required to pay for PPE, and who is responsible if an employee brings in his own PPE 
  • Simple, practical methods that ensure compliance with the OSHA standard and protect your employees 


Repetitive motion and overexertion are the biggest risk factors facing American workers today. We'll show you how to reduce the number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in your workplace with a practical and effective ergonomics program. I call it “User Friendly Ergonomics”, because we can train your employees to solve 80% of the problems.

What you'll learn:

  • Learn the basic concepts relating of ergonomics in the workplace. 
  • Gain skills to recognize ergonomic risk factors related to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). 
  • Determine how to conduct an ergonomic worksite analysis, and evaluate and rank hazards. Assess various control methods, and select the method best suited to the level of risk. 
  • Identify steps to implementing a successful ergonomics program at your workplace. 

This 1-day program is beneficial to everyone who works for a living.

OSHA General Industry & OSHA Construction

We are authorized to provide 10 & 30 hour courses. Following the OSHA guidelines we can customize these programs to meet your specific needs.

Why Bob LoMastro?

Bob has been involved in safety training for over 40 years in a wide range of activities:

  • Demolition expert for the US Special Forces
  • Hospital Corpsman for the US Navy
  • Former Supervisor of the National Safety Council's Safety Training Institute
  • Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Member of the World Safety Organization
  • Master in Safety Management and Engineering
  • Degrees in Nursing, Business and Construction Engineering.

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Bob LoMastro has lectured, trained and delivered keynote speeches in literally hundreds of occassions and diverse audiences. He has been keynote speaker on safety training at:

  • Speaker at Wisconsin Safety Council
  • Scheduled to appear in Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day 2014
  • Presenter at 2013 Wisconsin School Safety Coordinations Association
  • 2012 National Safety Council Congress & Expo
  • 2012 Great Plains Safety & Health Organization Annual Safety Wellness Conference
  • Joint Utility Training School Keynote 2012
  • Speaker at National Agronomic Environmental Health and Safety School 2012
  • 2011 Greater St. Louis Safety and Health Conference
  • 2008 National Safety Council Congress & Expo
  • 2007 Annual Chicagoland Safety & Health Conference
  • 2003 Chicagoland Safety Conference