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.
Meet our instructors!
Justin Gallo, CHST, STSC
As the safety director and senior project manager at one of Long Island's largest and most respected electrical contracting firms, Justin is both diligent in his responsibilities in safety compliance and committed to upholding the standards of the industry. In his current role of nearly 14 years as safety director, Justin has continued to actively and aggressively develop and expand his own ongoing 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's education consists of dual degrees in both construction electricity and business management. In addition, he has 24 years' experience in the electrical contracting industry as an electrician, foreman, estimator, project manager, and safety director. Justin is currently working on completing his master's degree in safety and health.
Anthony is a Loss Control consultant for Oryx Insurance Brokerage, Inc and is based in Pittsford, NY. He has had a background in construction health and safety since 1981. Anthony graduated from Fanshawe College in London, Canada, as an Emergency Medical Care Attendant (EMCA) and shortly thereafter found a calling in accident prevention. He quickly developed a career in safety by taking courses in Safety Management, Leadership, and Safety Engineering. Following seven years in oil and gas construction, Anthony became the corporate safety director for an international General Contractor based in Canada with operation in six countries, including the USA. After ten years in that capacity, Anthony transferred into the USA and began working in the Insurance Loss Control field, where he continues today with Oryx. He uses his construction safety background to assist the insured clients of Oryx Insurance through site visits and training in an attempt to reduce and eliminate injuries in the workplace.
Dale Jerge, RPIH, REP, OHST, CSM
Dale Jerge is a registered professional industrial hygienist with over 25 years' experience in occupational safety and health and loss control. He has worked with manufacturers, municipalities, health care, educational institutions, and the insurance industry providing consulting and training in a variety of health and safety topics. He has taught OSHA courses for over 16 years and was recognized as ASSE Safety Professional of the Year. Dale's personal business, Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health, specializes in conducting IH surveys, environmental compliance audits, general safety and health hazard identification, and program development for environmental, safety, and health compliance. Dale also holds a master's degree in law and a master's degree in social and preventative medicine epidemiology.
Lee Marchessault, CUSA, CUSP
Lee Marchessault, CUSA, CUSP, is the President of Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc. and resides in Canandaigua, NY, and Bradenton, FL. He worked in various construction positions before starting his career in the Electric Industry in 1978. After nearly 20 years in the field, he became the Safety Manager for the power company. Lee is a licensed Electrician and has a BS from Johnson State College. Now, a safety consultant, he specializes in Electrical Safety. He has been an outreach instructor for both construction and general industry for more than 15 years, and adjunct faculty instructor for the OSHA Training Institute Education Center Region 1 since 2009 teaching the 3095, 7115, 7300, and 511 classes. His volunteer positions have included; President, Vermont Utilities for Electrical Education, Inc.; Editor, National Safety Council Utilities Division Newsletter; Safety Director, VT Wing of the Civil Air Patrol; and Safety Committee Chair, Energy Council of the Northeast. Lee has written numerous articles in national publications and continues to present electrical safety topics for International venues. He is an active member with organizations including NFPA, ASSE, OTIEC, NEPPA, and NSC Utilities Division.
Doug Miller has been involved in safety and health for over 15 years in various industries, including construction, maritime, and general industry. He currently serves as President of Occupational Safety Consultants, Inc. For the past sixteen years, Doug has taught for the Region II OSHA Education Centers and currently serves as course chairperson for eight 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.
Jean-Pierre "Pete" Moreau
"Pete" Moreau is an experienced safety professional, having over 40 years of industrial, academic, and research experience. Pete currently is an OSHA Outreach Instructor and safety specialist for Occupational Safety Consultants, Inc., specializing in general construction safety, hazardous materials and hazardous waste operations, confined space, fall protection, and electrical safety. Pete has extensive experience in managing remediation at hazardous waste sites and providing safety services for a regional electric and gas utility. He started his career at a university research corporation, performing sanitation inspections and operating an analytical services laboratory. After his employment at the research corporation, he has worked for engineering firms, resource recovery operations, and a nuclear power plant in Central New York. In 2005, Pete moved into the safety arena, and worked as a utility safety specialist, and since retirement from the utility, a private safety consultant. Pete received his BS and MS degrees from the SUNY College Environmental Science at Syracuse University. Further, Pete devotes a significant amount of time to emergency services, as both a New York state certified EMT and a safety officer with the Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.
Jarred O'Dell, ASP
Jarred O’Dell is the full-time safety director for Syracuse Utilities, Inc., and an instructor at the Region II OSHA Training Institute Education Center at RIT. He teaches Flagging, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the National Safety Council. He began his career in the safety field as a volunteer firefighter, completing over 600 hours of courses from the New York State Fire Academy Outreach Program and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. Jarred has obtained RIT’s Safety Professional Certificate and Construction Safety and Health Certificate, and is an OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction. Outside work, Jarred spends his time as President of the Central New York Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). He has also been invited to serve as a consensus panel member for the review process of various ISEA/ANSI standards. In addition, Jarred is working on his master’s degree in Safety Sciences at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was recently accepted into the Ph.D. Safety Sciences program, beginning in Summer 2017.
Joe Rosenbeck, CSP
Joe is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and an associate professor and chair of the environmental, health and safety management MS degree program at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he has developed and taught traditional and online environmental, health, and safety courses since 1991. He has an MS degree in industrial safety from Central Missouri State University and over 25 years of EHS work experience including 16 years in industry for Amoco, FMC, and Arch Chemicals. He also spent three years as an associate professor at Central Missouri State University, teaching industrial safety and loss control courses.
Bob Stevens began his training career with the Region 2 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 12 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.
Susan Zampella, MS
With almost two decades experience in various capacities in the environmental health and safety industry, Susan brings valuable insights to the training environment. During her career spanning manufacturing, consulting, construction and educational settings, she has worked as an EHS manager at an OSHA VPP STAR facility; conducted numerous health and safety inspections, compliance audits, industrial hygiene sampling, risk assessments, and environmental audits; and has developed, implemented, and modified health and safety procedures and training programs. Susan's education consists of a BS in Industrial Hygiene from Clarkson University and an MS in EHS management from Rochester Institute of Technology. A lifelong love of learning reveals itself in her dedication to teaching all ages in various organizations. Susan believes that people understand best through multiple learning methods, and can help you make safe and informed decisions for you and your colleagues.Susan Zampella has two decades’ experience in various capacities of the environmental health and safety field and brings valuable insight to the training environment. During her career spanning manufacturing, consulting, construction, and educational settings, she has worked as an EHS manager at an OSHA VPP STAR facility; conducted numerous health and safety inspections, compliance audits, industrial hygiene sampling, risk assessments, and environmental audits; and has developed, implemented, and modified health and safety procedures and training programs. Sue’s education consists of a BS in industrial hygiene from Clarkson University and an MS in EHS management from Rochester Institute of Technology. A lifelong love of learning reveals itself in her dedication to teaching all ages in various organizations. Susan believes that people understand best through multiple learning methods, and can help you make safe and informed decisions for yourself and your colleagues.