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COVID Virus
REVISED 6-15-21
As of June 15, 2021, California has removed the Blueprint and has mostly reopened the State. To this end, all of our classrooms will resume normal operations and student enrollment. We will continue to frequently wipe down our facilities to maintain cleanliness. The wearing of masks is optional for students. We are available for onsite as well as traveling course training.
Any student showing signs of illness should NOT attend our training.

Our Instructors

At Safety Unlimited, Inc. we put a premium on quality instruction.

All of the workplace health and safety instructors we use at Safety Unlimited, Inc. are certified to teach the subjects they present by the following organizations:

Our instructors produce the highest quality online courses based upon the most accurate and up-to-date information available — reinforced by years of experience. This ensures the online training you receive from Safety Unlimited, Inc. provides the highest quality learning experience available.

The mission of Safety Unlimited, Inc. is to provide the best online and classroom training available, so we employ the best instructors with a wealth of workplace and training experience.

Safety Unlimited, Inc. employs three full-time workplace safety and health instructors, as well as additional instructors as needed. All of our instructors have extensive training and experience in workplace safety and health training.

Our instructors also remain in contact with the working professional world, ensuring they are aware of changes to laws and regulations as well as the creation of new ones. Maintaining a connection with the working professional world allows our trainers to aid in the development of new courses and the improvement of existing courses, tailoring training to real-world situations that students can use at their workplace.

In addition to years of experience training and in the workplace, our trainers have also aided in the development of courses for private industry, and governmental organizations at the State and Federal level. Our trainers, in conjunction with Safety Unlimited, Inc. have aided in the development of extensive safety programs for private companies.

Feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about our workplace health and safety instructors.

Biographies

Safety Unlimited, Inc. employs six full-time classroom trainers who make up our primary Instructor Cadre. Our instructors have a wealth of experience and training, and decades of teaching experience in a variety of occupational safety and health fields, including but not limited to: OSHA HAZWOPER, Emergency Response, General Industry Safety, Construction Safety, Maritime, Emergency Medical Services, First Aid, CPR, and other disciplines, including DOT and RCRA topics.

In addition to providing classroom instruction, our instructors are also provide consulting services, plan development, and online course development. Their extensive background experience allows them to serve as subject matter experts in their respective fields.

Jules Griggs, President/CEO
Jules Griggs
President / CEO

Mr. Griggs is an OSHA and Cal/OSHA Outreach Trainer for both General Industry and Construction, an H2S and DOT Instructor, and is also a Certified Hazardous Materials Outreach Instructor for the State of California, California Specialized Training Institute—Office of Emergency Services. He has 23 years of full-time employment in the fire service, over 30 years of full-time experience in the construction field, and 4 years of military experience.

As an Instructor, Mr. Griggs has taught tens of thousands of students, beginning as a military trainer, then a fire service educator, as well as a general safety instructor for both General Industry and Construction. Mr. Griggs has taught firefighters, police officers, military personnel, government employees, and private industry students on a wide array of topics.

Mr. Griggs holds a BS in Fire Protection Administration.

Jeannie Smith, Compliance Trainer/Consultant
Jeannie Smith
Compliance Trainer / Consultant

Mrs. Smith is an OSHA Outreach Trainer for both General Industry and Construction, specializing in OSHA HAZWOPER training, and is also a DOT Instructor. She has over 30 years experience in Occupational Safety and Health, as well as 4 years of military experience. Mrs. Smith has served as an Environment/Safety Coordinator, Safety Director, and Safety Engineer/Industrial Hygienist. Since 2010, Mrs. Smith has managed our Charlotte, North Carolina Training Center.

As an Instructor, Mrs. Smith has taught thousands of students throughout her career, including firefighters, police officers, military personnel, government employees, and private industry students, on a wide array of topics.

Mrs. Smith holds a BS in Safety Engineering Technology.

Steve Kosmatka, Instructor
Steve Kosmatka
Compliance Trainer / Consultant

Mr. Kosmatka is a Hazardous Materials Specialist and a Certified Hazardous Materials Outreach Instructor for the State of California, California Specialized Training Institute—Office of Emergency Services, specializes in OSHA HAZWOPER, as well as DOT Hazmat training and EPA RCRA training, and is also an H2S, First Aid, and CPR Instructor. In addition to being a Compliance Trainer/Consultant, Mr. Kosmatka has worked as a Health and Safety Manager and Analytical Chemist, and has 4 years of military experience. Mr. Kosmotka manages our Simi Valley, California Training Center.

As an Instructor, Mr. Kosmatka has taught thousands of students throughout his career, including firefighters, police officers, military personnel, government employees, and private industry students, on a wide array of topics.

Mr. Kosmatka holds a BS in Biology and an MBA in Business.

Hank Tribolet, Compliance Trainer/Consultant
Hank Tribolet
Compliance Trainer / Consultant

Mr. Tribolet is an OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry, Construction, and Maritime, and is a First Aid, CPR, and Disaster Site Worker Instructor. He has over 30 years experience in Occupational Safety and Health, and 7 years of military experience. Mr. Tribolet has served as a Health and Safety Director, Regional Field Safety Manager, and National Safety and Compliance Manager for the entire US. Mr. Tribolet manages our Riverside, California Training Center.

As an Instructor, Mr. Tribolet has taught thousands of students throughout his career, including firefighters, police officers, military personnel, government employees, and private industry students, on a wide array of topics.

Mr. Tribolet has a Dual Certificate for Construction and General Industry in Occupational Safety & Health from the University California, San Diego (OSHA Training Institute), an Industrial Hygienist Technician Certificate, and an Occupational Safety and Health Management Certificate from the University California, Long Beach.

Mark Komins, Paramedic, EMS Director
Mark Komins
Paramedic, EMS Director

Mr. Komins is a Nationally Registered and California State Licensed Paramedic with extensive EMS experience totaling 30 years. In his tenure, Mr. Komins has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Reserve Police Officer, Search and Rescue team member, ambulance-based Paramedic, flight Paramedic, fire-based Paramedic, EMS Educator, EMT Instructor, and CPR/First Aid Instructor. Mr. Komins manages our Simi Valley, California EMS and CPR Training Center.

As an Instructor, Mr. Komins has taught thousands of students throughout his career, including, high school and college students, prospective EMS providers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, and even physicians.

Mr. Komins holds a California K-12 teaching credential and National EMS Educator certification with undergraduate degrees in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services. Mr. Komins also holds a post baccalaureate degree in instructional development and a graduate degree in Emergency Health Services.

Jacob Sipos, Paramedic, EMS Director
Jacob Sipos
Paramedic, EMS Instructor

Jacob Sipos is a California State Licensed Paramedic and has been in the EMS industry since 2013. During his time in EMS, Jacob has been an Emergency Medical Technician, 911 ambulance-based Paramedic, EMS Educator, EMT Instructor, CPR/First Aid Instructor, and a Co-Founder of VC Medical Explorer Post 911.

As an Instructor, Jacob Sipos has trained high school students, college students, prospective EMS providers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, and even physicians.

Jacob will have a California K-12 teaching credential by the end of the year 2020, and has completed the NAEMSE Level 1 Instructor course.

Jacob has also founded non-profit 501c3s, through which he has made several charitable contributions, including donating AEDs to every school in the CVUSD.

Jim Bakman, Paramedic, EMS Instructor
Jim Bakman
Paramedic, EMS Instructor

Mr. Bakman is a California State Licensed Paramedic with over 25 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services. In addition to working as an Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic for a ground-based ambulance service, Mr. Bakman has been a Paramedic Supervisor and Field Training Officer, a Search and Rescue Flight Paramedic, EMS Instructor, and BLS/ACLS/PALS Instructor.

As an Instructor, Mr. Bakman has taught thousands of students throughout his career, including high school and college students, school district employees, current and prospective EMTs, and paramedics, firefighters, nurses, and physicians.

Mr. Bakman is a graduate of Mount San Antonio's Paramedic Program (Class 27).

Tiffany Lechnar Admin Assistant, CPR Instructor
Tiffany Lechnar
Admin Assistant, CPR Instructor

Tiffany is a CPR and First Aid Instructor and Office Administrative Assistant. She is also part of the AHA Training Center Faculty for Safety Unlimited. She has a lengthy history as a volunteer for the Ventura County Fire Department with Community Education, teaching the general public about fire safety. Tiffany is a certified car seat technician, educating parents about car seat installations to keep children safe. She also has CPR certified many students in the medical field (fire, paramedics, EMTs, doctors, nurses), as well as high school and college students, general employees, etc.

Tiffany has her Associates Degree in Fire Science from Oxnard College as well as her Fire Prevention 1A, B, C and Fire Instructor 1A, 1B.

David Beattie Certified EMT, Instructor
David Beattie
Certified EMT, Instructor

David Beattie has been a California Certified EMT since 2008. Prior to that he was certified as an EMR. He has been an AHA CPR instructor since 2009, teaching independently and working through EMS Training Institute. While with EMSTI, he taught CPR, PHTLS, and EMT skills, as well as testing EMTs. He also attended the NAEMSA instructor course and began teaching EMTs as a lead instructor.

Mr. Beattie has many years of experience working as a standby EMT, mainly at the Hollywood Bowl but also at numerous other venues in the Los Angeles area. He is also a Ventura County Fire Department certified C.E.R.T. instructor.

Mr. Beattie graduated from the Moorpark College’s EMT program under the guidance of Mr. Mark Komins.