Staff

Learn more about the team at Industrial Consultants. Our team is standing by to provide expert assistance and guidance to help meet all your compliance needs. We remain dedicated to assisting you in achieving your compliance goals, taking the mystery out of compliance, and helping you gain control of your safety and training needs.

Blake Vandegrift

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Experience/Qualifications
Blake joins Industrial Consultants LLC after achieving a Bachelor's of Science at Northeastern State University studying Environmental Health and Safety Management, with a minor in Criminal Justice Studies. Blake has taken classes studying safety engineering, hazardous waste treatment, PSM overview and industrial hygiene. He enters this industry with a fresh mind focused on doing everything he can to keep employees going home safely at the end of each day. Blake specializes in technical program development for Process Safety Management (PSM) Programs, conducting Process Hazard Analysis, also while focusing his energies in other aspects of OSHA and EPA compliance.

In his free time, Blake is an avid outdoorsman including water fowling and deer hunting.

Throughout his college years Blake played baseball at Northeastern State University(NSU).

Education 
B.S Environmental Health and Safety Management
OSHA 30
OSHA 30 Hr
Confined Space Train the Trainer
32 Hr Managing Ammonia Emergency

Christopher Harmon

Experience/Qualifications

Chris brings forty plus years of training, consulting,   design, engineering and operations experience in the food, petrochemical and hazardous waste treatment industries to Industrial Consultants, LLC. This experience and education translates into practical application and technical development for clients needing Emergency Response and Refrigeration Training programs, Refrigeration System Review and Optimization along with PSM & RMP Programs.

Chris offers our clients training, consultation and technical program development for Process Safety Management (PSM) programs, Risk Management Programs (RMP). Additionally he conducts Mechanical Integrity Inspections, PHA's and PHA Revalidation along with Refrigeration Review courses, all of which can be customized to meet the individual client needs.

Education
RETA CIRO Certificationr-a-i_logo_harmon_000
RETA Authorized Instructor
B.S. Chemical Engineering
OSHA 501/503
OSHA Recordkeeping


Industry Affiliations
Member: RETA
Member: IIAR

David Bennett

Experience/Qualifications

David brings eighteen plus years of experience in general and medical industries to Industrial Consultants, LLC.

He utilizes all his past experiences which allows him to add a real world approach to a sometimes very frustrating world of OSHA and EPA compliance.

David’s main focus is HAZWOPER training, while he also focuses his energies on specializing in other aspects OSHA and EPA Compliance.

Education
OSHA 501 Compliance Training
OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Training

Industry Affiliations
Member: RETA

Debra Bennett

Experience/Qualifications
Debra brings thirty plus years of training, consulting and operations experience in the food and medical industries to Industrial Consultants, LLC. This experience and education translates into professional, applicable and practical knowledge to our clients when development and implementation capabilities are required.

Debra offers technical OSHA program development with practical safety application and expertise, as required, in the classroom and on the job. Debra also brings a complete offering to our clients in the classroom setting or at the corporate level when discussing the important issues of Emergency Response and Safety related training programs (i.e. confined space, lockout/tagout, fall protection, etc.).


Education
B.S. Education
M.S. Safety Management
P.H.D. Safety Engineering
OSHA 501/503
Confined Space Rescue
Fall Protection

Industry Affiliations
Member: RETA

Dennis Coppersmith

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Experience/Qualifications

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Education


Industry Affiliations
Member: RETA

Jim Leach

Experience/Qualifications
Jim brings twenty plus years of training, consulting and project management experience in the food and petrochemical industries to Industrial Consultants, LLC.
This includes the development and implementation of Emergency Response and Respiratory training programs for our clients.

Jim offers clients the practical, technical development and implementation skills needed when discussing and implementing Emergency Response, Incident Command and Confined Space. Additionally, Jim has specific expertise in the areas of training, consultation and program development for Emergency Response.

Education
OSHA 501/503
OSHA 201 A Hazardous Materials

OSHA 30 Hr

Confined Space Train the Trainer

32 Hr Managing Ammonia Emergency

Kent Harmon

 

Experience/Qualifications
Kent brings forty plus years of experience in the ammonia, aerospace and petrochemical industries to Industrial Consultants, LLC. He utilizes all his past experiences which allows him to add to a real world approach to a sometimes very frustrating world of OSHA and EPA compliance.

Kent's main focus is Business Development Manager along with writing and auditing Process Safety Management Programs. He also focuses his energies on Mechanical Integrity Inspections as well as writing SOP's.

Education
Kent is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management, Marketing and Computer Science
OSHA 501/503
OSHA 201 A Hazardous Materials

Industry Affiliations
Member: RETA
Member: IIAR

Tulsa Area RETA Chapter
2nd Vice President- 2007
Chairman of the Board- 2009

RETA National
Past National Board Member
Past National Education Chairman

Mark Bennett

Experience/Qualifications
Mark brings thirty plus years of training, consulting, technical testing and quality control inspection experience in the food, and aerospace industries to Industrial Consultants, LLC. This practical experience has been enhanced with specific training in Technical Program Development, Hazardous Materials and Certified Safety Professional preparatory classes.

Mark, through his experience and technical expertise, offers the clients of Industrial Consultants, LLC practical, real life methods for applying and implementing Emergency Response and Incident Command. Mark also provides consultation and program development for Process Safety Management (PSM) programs and Risk Management Programs (RMP).

Education
Safety and Environmental Management
OSHA 501/503
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health
M.A. Human Services Counseling
Graduate Studies at Liberty University: Human Services
Risk Management Compliance

Industry Affiliations

Member: RETA
Member: IIAR

Roygene Harmon

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Experience/Qualifications
Roygene brings forty-four years of education and training experience in the food industry and public education system. Roygene, along with Robert Harmon, developed the ammonia HAZMAT, refrigeration operator and boiler operator training, information and techniques used at Tyson Foods. Roygene and Robert Harmon used this experience and knowledge to train over 700 of the leading food companies with these state-of-the-art techniques.

Roygene offers our clients OSHA training, consultation, research and program development, tempered with practical safety application and expertise. Roygene also brings industry leading experience to our clients at the corporate level when discussing the important issues of Emergency Response and Safety related training.

Education
B.S. Education (biology and chemistry)
M.A. Education
OSHA 501/503

Steve Harmon

 

Experience/Qualifications
With formal OSHA training, a degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, as well as his leadership in ‘on the job’ safety programs, Steve brings a great deal of information to the class room in his role as a HAZMAT safety specialist.

Previously a plant manager, Steve offers a business prospective to safety, plus his innovative HAZCOM program for a specialty arm of one of the largest glass companies in the U.S. gives him the ability to present your company with a unique, creative approach to the HAZMAT process.  His role as a safety team leader for a major rubber specialty parts manufacturer, has uniquely prepared Steve to help your team become safety literate and safety savvy from a very practical employee involvement viewpoint.

 

In his personal life, Steve’s hobby in amateur radio, along with many years as a volunteer in ARES and RACES has allowed him to be involved in handling emergency communications traffic in times of severe storms and other local emergencies in the community.

 

Steve’s business experience, hands on safety training, on the floor understanding, and leadership roles in all aspects of the process allow Steve to give your HAZMAT program an employee centered approach that they will understand and take with them in their everyday jobs.

 

Education

30 Hr General Industry Outreach Program

OSHA 511

OSHA 501

OSHA 503

Tyler Keys

Experience/Qualifications
Growing up in a blue collar family, Tyler began working with his hands before most learn long division.  Having seen many injuries and accidents over the twenty years of working in construction and auto/motorcycle repair has given ample experience regarding what should be avoided and how we can efficiently do our jobs with the key idea being life safety.  Along with this, time spent with Hershey Ice Cream provided some experience working in a freezer and knowing the daily routine of many of our clients, creating a fun and understanding environment in the classroom.

Studying at West Virginia University with a focus on legal studies through the Political Science Department and a minor in Economics has provided some experience in interpreting law and breaking down the different ways that clients can interact with varying agencies.  Furthermore, his ability to tie topics from case studies to the classroom helps students understand in a relatable way.

In his free time, Tyler is an avid motorcyclist, and amateur bike builder.  He still helps on the construction site when he's not teaching and can usually be found outdoors when he is not on the road.  He is a bit of history buff and likes to tie local information into his class, along with other precedent that can be tied to our industry.

Tyler's approach is to create a comfortable and fun environment where students can express themselves and share while learning, meanwhile providing the much needed experience to help each other in the most difficult of circumstances.

Education
OSHA 511

NIMS

Wes Bennett

Experience/Qualifications
Wes has thirty plus years experience in the industrial manufacturing sector.  During those years, Wes has excelled and advanced due to his work ethic and dedication to quality performance. 

Within the last thirty five years, Wes had worked 13 years as a production supervisor that included employee management, production line maintenance and design implementation activities.   Wes has been a safety consultant for fifteen years with Industrial Consultants in the capacity as instructor, classroom media development and specialized inspections pertaining to mechanical integrity, electrical safety, lockout tagout, confined space entry and hazardous materials response.

Over the past fifteen years and currently with Industrial Consultants, Wes assists in the development of training programs, and client workplace programs for compliance with OSHA requirements to meet and surpass both the client’s needs and the regulatory agencies.

Education
Allegany Community College-Electro-Mechanical Technology.
Baptist Bible College
OSHA- 501/503
MSA Rose Fall protection Training
Montgomery County Fire Academy- Confined Space/ Rescue Training

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