RIT OSHA Training Institute Education Center Instructors
All of our courses are taught by an outstanding group of instructors who have been carefully selected for their professional credentials, teaching ability, and real-world experience as health and safety professionals.
CMS, CHST, STSC
As a safety and electrical project consultant, Justin is both diligent in fulfilling safety compliance requirements and committed to upholding the standards of the industry. He has continued to actively and aggressively develop and expand his own safety education. Justin is extremely well versed in the methods, standards, and protocols involved in creating safety training policies, procedures, manuals, and courses that both engage and resonate with students, are highly effective in the field, and are compliant with all required standards. Justin holds dual degrees in construction electricity and business management. In addition, he has 25 years’ experience in the electrical contracting industry as an electrician, foreman, estimator, project manager, vice president and safety director/manager. Justin is currently working on additional continuing education endeavors and is serving a volunteer position as President of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Suffolk County, N.Y.
Doug Miller has been involved in safety and health for over 20 years in various industries, including construction, maritime, and general industry. He currently serves as President of Occupational Safety Consultants, Inc. For the past 20 years, Doug has taught for the Region II OSHA Education Centers and currently serves as lead instructor for 10 different courses including the OSHA 500 and OSHA 501, Construction and General Industry Train-the-Trainer programs. During his career he has worked as an iron worker, auditor, project manager, and trainer, identifying or addressing health and safety compliance issues, developing written safety and health programs and site-specific procedures, as well as the development and delivery of industry-specific training programs for both the public and private sector.
Bob Stevens began his training career with the Region II OSHA Training Institute in 1998. Having a background in construction as well as general industry is a great benefit for real-life situations. Bob works on site with both general contractors and subcontractors, performs site inspections, writes and reviews company and site-specific Safety and Health programs, and has helped companies through OSHA inspections. In his more than 20 years of training experience, Bob has remained one of the most sought-after instructors with his cutting-edge style and techniques that keep his class participants involved and excited to learn. Bob has completed the Construction Safety and Health Specialist Training Certificate (CSHST) and can train in a wide variety of topics. He currently serves as lead instructor for the OSHA 5400, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Maritime Industry.
RN, CEAS II, COHC
Shari Langlois attended the University of Vermont where she earned her BS in Nursing as a second degree to her BS in Biology from Trinity College of Vermont. Bringing 30 years of experience as an Occupational Health & Safety Specialist from both General Industry & the Construction Industry, Shari specializes in injury prevention & injury management program design with a systems approach that encompasses as much attention to OSHA compliance as to ensuring best possible outcomes for individuals with work-related injuries & illnesses. This experience gathered from settings in manufacturing, healthcare, schools and construction couples exceedingly well with her specialty as a Registered Nurse in behavioral health. Shari enjoys a proven track record with her clients for decreasing injury rates and claims costs while improving organizational efficiencies and employee engagement through the development of comprehensive health & safety programs and the delivery of their associated training curricula.
Peter T McDonough
Peter received his undergraduate degree in Physics (BS) and his Masters’ degree in Management (MS) from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY. He started his career as a Medical Physicist at Memorial Hospital / MSKCC in New York City, and later earned the title of Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiology, at both New York Medical College and at Westchester County Medical Center where he taught at both of their Graduate Schools. In addition, Peter has been the Radiation Safety Officer on several US-NRC, NYS and CT Radioactive Material Licenses, and is also an instructor for the US-DOE for their TEPP-MERRT Program. Peter is an experienced EMT, firefighter and hazardous materials technician and has more than 26 years’ experience as a professional environmental, health & safety program administrator / EHS Director, managing both corporate and governmental OSHA / PESH compliance, hazardous waste, and environmental discharge permits. Peter was a member of the City of Danbury’s Local Emergency Planning Committee, and has recently served as LEPC Chairman for Westchester County for the past 11 years. Currently Peter is the owner and principal consultant of On-Site Safety Training in LaGrangeville, NY.
Dave Halton retired from G.W. Lisk Company in 2022 to pursue safety instruction for the RIT OTIEC. He spent 27 years at Lisk, serving the last 16 as the Employee Health & Safety Director. While in this position, he had the opportunity to experience all facets of health and safety in general industry, including LOTO, machine guarding, accident prevention & accident investigation. Dave completed both the General Industry Safety & Health Specialist certificate and the General Industry Safety Professional certificate from the RIT OTIEC. Dave also holds two honorable discharges from the U.S. Army Reserve and the United States Air Force where he packed parachutes, life rafts, and life preservers. He is excited for the opportunity to use his experience to train future safety professionals.
Scott recently retired as Safety Director from the Duke Company in Rochester, NY where he built their safety program from the ground up. He handled all aspects of the safety program including investigations, claims management, training, program development and assisting customers with their safety concerns. He also managed the DOT safety & compliance for the company fleet and designed the driver training program. Scott also managed safety programs and training in the public sector for a few local municipalities with experience in OSHA, FMCSA, MSHA & PESH During his career, Scott has also maintained his CDL where he has driven dump trucks to low bed tractor trailers. He’s also an experienced heavy equipment operator. Scott contributed 30 years as a volunteer firefighter and is a proud Past Chief.