23 episodes

Leading Safely™ | A HazTek Podcast is dedicated to engaging with our listeners through a diverse range of environmental, health, and safety topics. Podcast hosts Chris Bellina, HazTek’s logistics manager and Matt Clark, HazTek’s Operations Manager/Safety Professional, team up to tackle hot safety topics, interview experts in the safety industry, answer listener questions, and highlight opportunities for those in the safety field. The podcast is designed for all types of safety professionals, as well as for anyone interested in learning about safety in a new and interesting way.
 
What makes Leading Safely™ | A HazTek Podcast unique is that our co-host Matt is a safety professional with years of in-the-field experience, while Chris, who is safety adjacent, does not have a safety background — together they both have compelling safety questions that we all want answered. It makes for a great dynamic and an interesting listen for people in the safety industry, people looking to get into the safety industry, and people who just want to learn more about safety in general.
 
HazTek is a professional safety services organization that employs 300+ safety professionals across North America and throughout the world. New episodes of Leading Safely™ | A HazTek Podcast come out twice a month and listeners can send in their questions to podcast@haztekinc.com. Listeners can also visit our website to learn more at https://www.haztekinc.com.

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    • Education
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Leading Safely™ | A HazTek Podcast is dedicated to engaging with our listeners through a diverse range of environmental, health, and safety topics. Podcast hosts Chris Bellina, HazTek’s logistics manager and Matt Clark, HazTek’s Operations Manager/Safety Professional, team up to tackle hot safety topics, interview experts in the safety industry, answer listener questions, and highlight opportunities for those in the safety field. The podcast is designed for all types of safety professionals, as well as for anyone interested in learning about safety in a new and interesting way.
 
What makes Leading Safely™ | A HazTek Podcast unique is that our co-host Matt is a safety professional with years of in-the-field experience, while Chris, who is safety adjacent, does not have a safety background — together they both have compelling safety questions that we all want answered. It makes for a great dynamic and an interesting listen for people in the safety industry, people looking to get into the safety industry, and people who just want to learn more about safety in general.
 
HazTek is a professional safety services organization that employs 300+ safety professionals across North America and throughout the world. New episodes of Leading Safely™ | A HazTek Podcast come out twice a month and listeners can send in their questions to podcast@haztekinc.com. Listeners can also visit our website to learn more at https://www.haztekinc.com.

    Ray Stupienski | Safety Q & A

    Ray Stupienski | Safety Q & A

    HazTek Employee Programs Advisor Ray Stupienski joins Chris Bellina for a special Q and A episode of our podcast.Since the launch of this podcast in June 2023, our listeners have been emailing safety questions to our email (podcast@haztekinc.com). On today’s episode, Ray Stupienski answers these important questions for the audience. The questions range from how to get started in the safety industry to what the best certifications are to obtain as a safety professional. Ray’s years of exp...

    • 40 min
    James Beasley | Effective Pre-Task Planning on Construction Sites

    James Beasley | Effective Pre-Task Planning on Construction Sites

    James Beasley, HazTek Senior Safety Manager, discusses a topic he calls “embracing the premortem” on construction sites. James coined this term because having effective pre-task planning and job hazard analyses prevents accidents and injuries — so there no longer needs to be an investigation after the fact on what went wrong. He goes into detail on what a job hazard analysis (JHA) is and the proper steps to take when performing this technique. James also offers tips for safety professionals o...

    • 33 min
    Herb Strong | Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

    Herb Strong | Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

    Herb Strong, HazTek’s Client Services Manager (and former OSHA compliance officer), joins Chris and Matt again for a very important discussion on preventing slips, trips, and falls on construction sites. Herb informs our audience of the alarming statistics of these types of incidents that occur on project sites. He explains the factors that lead to slips, trips, and falls and offers tips for preventing these types of accidents on construction sites.Herb has been working at HazTek for 12 years...

    • 33 min
    Kelly Feldkamp | Taking Care of Your Body as a Construction Worker

    Kelly Feldkamp | Taking Care of Your Body as a Construction Worker

    Kelly Feldkamp, owner of ProVention Plus LLC and certified massage therapist, discusses with Chris Bellina and Matt Clark how construction workers, and those working on sites, can take care of their bodies. She explains how she uses touch therapy on construction sites to help workers stay injury free throughout their workday. Kelly also talks about holistic health, and the steps workers can follow to help keep them healthy on and off the job. She explains that even if workers are followi...

    • 44 min
    Lee Worley | Training for Ironworkers and Crafts Professionals

    Lee Worley | Training for Ironworkers and Crafts Professionals

    Ironworker and Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Training for Ironworkers International Lee Worley discusses with Chris and Matt the ironworker training process. Lee explains what his position entails and how IMPACT— Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust — helps the apprentices manage the training program and become the best worker possible. Lee goes into detail about what his training process looked like when he was starting as an ironworker versus how ...

    • 50 min
    Bart Peetermans | Innovative Confined Space Rescue Technology

    Bart Peetermans | Innovative Confined Space Rescue Technology

    Code Red Safety’s Vice President of Product Development, Bart Peetermans, discusses an innovative confined space rescue technology that he invented and patented in 2000. This type of technology is now replicated as the norm for the refinery, chemical, and petrochemical industries. Bart explains the many benefits of using this confined space technology in order to make projects safer — including cameras, gas detection systems, a monitoring system for clients, and an intercom system.In addition...

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

tad1209 ,

A Fantastic Listen

I’m new to the safety industry and am learning so much from listening to this podcast! I love Chris and Matt’s dynamic and the guests always bring so much knowledge. Leading Safely is definitely part of my podcast lineup now!!

Boots2Go ,

See Diversity & Inclusion in a Different Way

When you hear "Diversity & Inclusion," a lot of people automatically think about race and gender. The Leading Safely | A HazTek Podcast episode with Alex Willis, discussing diversity and inclusion in the safety industry, makes you look at "diversity and inclusion" in a whole new way. Diversity and inclusion applies to all aspects of life, not just at work in the safety industry. Alex was a very inspirational guest – great job Chris and Matt!

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