Meet our Trainers

Safety training and compliance is something every business needs.  Our professional, certified trainers can assist with OSHA compliance, safety training, and consultation services, through both traditional courses and customized, on-site training.

 

IMG 4481Heather Vanover, CHCM, Senior Safety and Health Trainer/Consultant

Heather has a true passion for safety and improving the health and lives of workers. Her extensive experience with OSHA, EPA, and DOT agencies as well as knowledge of ANSI, NFPA, ISO and ASTM standards make her a valuable asset to the Nebraska Safety Council and our members. She has over 15 years of manufacturing, food, distribution and general industry experience holding management positions in Human Resources, Operations and Safety.

 

LEWIS-WEBJohn Lewis, Safety Trainer and Consultant

John has been with the Council for over 13 years. His credentials include a B.S. in Education from the University of Nebraska and an EMTA (Emergency Medical Technician Ambulance) from Southeast Community College. His responsibilities with the Council involve providing training and on-site consultation on a wide variety of safety topics including First Aid, CPR, Powered Industrial Truck, OSHA Construction Standards, OSHA General Industry Standards and many more. John is also an OSHA Training Institute Construction Industry Trainer and Trainer Instructor. His other duties include conducting walk-through inspections, customizing safety training to individual clients and adapting training for every audience.

 

ricRic Voelker, Safety Trainer and Consultant

Ric Voelker joined the Nebraska Safety Council as a new safety trainer and membership development team member in January 2017. Ric has been an adult instructor since 2004, with extensive law enforcement experience. He has been focused in workplace safety since 2006, most recently with Reinke Manufacturing where they won numerous state and national safety awards. With this addition, the Nebraska Safety Council is poised to introduce new classes and expand our capabilities for onsite courses and consulting services.