Neil Ballard, Owner/President
Neil has a BS in Natural Resource Management from the University of Tennessee, majoring in Environmental Management with a minor in Geology. He has over 15 years of experience as a safety professional working with a large variety of trades in many different construction / industrial settings.
Neil’s experience makes him versatile to meet your safety needs. He is qualified to teach most safety requirements that are needed for the job.
Neil is also, an OSHA Outreach Trainer. This allows him to teach OSHA 10/30 Hour awareness courses. With Neil’s experience, and team of safety professionals, he is equipped to lead your company to meet your safety goals.
Matt Summers, Director of Programs
Matt is currently the Director of Programs for Safety First Resources, LLC. He has 5 years’ experience in the field of safety, in a variety of different aspects ranging from General Industry, Construction, and Drilling safety.
Matt has served on panels as a subject matter expert for the BCSP and, achieved various certifications through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals such as the; CSP (Certified Safety Professional), CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technical), STS (Safety Trained Supervisor in General Industry).
Matt currently serves as the Vice President of the ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) Louisville Chapter, as well as a full member of the AIHA. He is an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry with the ability to teach 10/30 hour General Industry Courses.
Matt is a driven individual with a passion for safety, and is willing to help you in achieving you safety goals.
Bob Townsend, Director of Operations
Bob Townsend has worked over 30 years in a wide variety of fields/trades as a Safety Professional. He has worked in the Power, Automotive and Steel industries. His work and education have mostly been in the areas of Safety and Management Services.
Bob has held many leadership positions and because of his broad training in the area of safety, he is uniquely positioned and is a great asset to any safety project. Bob has worked with several larger capital projects as a Safety Representative, Coordinator, and Trainer.
Bob has received several awards from the National Safety Council and has received ASSE Recognition. He currently serves as the Vice President of Safety First Resources, LLC. Bob is highly versatile in his ability to both managing projects and connecting the right client with the right consultant.