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Customer Reviews and Class/Student Comments

Very good class with very knowledgeable instructor. I have been doing similar courses for more than 20 years and this is as good or better than most of those I have taken.
I did not know the following at the start of this course:
1. an 11 foot fall = 50/50 fatality. I thought it was 20 feet.
2. Rules for attending a truck with explosives.
3. The formal assembly for a site safety plan.
Thank You.
I think this class was excellent. I enjoyed the hands-on activities that broke up the lecture presentation. It made it easier to listen all day. The last day’s activities were very important In helping me put it all together in my mind. Without that I would still not feel like I could put together a response/ decontamination if needed.

I will definitely recommend that our company keep using this course.

Thank you.
Instructor was very knowledgeable of topics and materials. He explained things thoroughly and did mock drills, which helped understand better the importance of this class.

Conclusion: It is a great, informative and fun class to take with this instructor.
I thought the class was great. Teaching style made it fun to learn by getting to know one another and by telling stories of experiences. Teacher had a lot of knowledge over the topics, was very enjoyable. Thank you.
Thought the class was great. A lot of great info that I will incorporate at work as well as home. Instructor great at keeping us involved and participating. Overall great experience.
Very interesting. Some things I did not know anything about! There’s a lot to know and still a lot to use! Will help to work better at work & on the farm. 
 l Iike the class. It was very informative but did not like the chairs.
Thanks, Chris
I liked this class. I have learned a lot of things we are not doing in our plant. This will help our employees stay safe and are environment.
Thanks, John
The class was well organized and Andy did a great job keeping the class engaged. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the training and gave real life examples of how his training and past experiences helped him throughout his career. I would recommend this class.
The class was very enjoyable. Material was presented in a very organized and easy to follow manner. Classroom interaction and discussion was very helpful to understand the material. More discussion-type interactions would aid in the absorption of material (time permitting). I would recommend paying attention to your enunciation and articulation. At times it would be somewhat difficult to follow what you were saying (mostly in the morning(. Overall this is a very well-run class and I will recommend to my company to continue using you for training purposes.
The class was very informative. Covered more OSHA information than I expected. I liked the 50 min teaching / 10 min break. Teaching was very clear & practical. Not just regs.
The class was a good experience for me. The safety training was thorough. I learned correct decon procedures as well as how to be safe around hazardous material. I liked the hands on exercises and wish there had been more. I liked the break format. It kept us refreshed. Some of the regulations were slightly monotonous, but were necessary to understand the concepts.
I thought the class was very informative and I was able to relate a lot of the contents of the class to the workplace & home environment. There are several questions that have been answered about the safety of the environment I work around. I really liked the concept of a person’s core values & how it can affect the safety of everyone around you.
I work for the USDOT so safety is very important in my professional and personal life. I love to companies like this making a difference by creating jobs in this economy and making the areas we live and work in even safer. Greetings and thanks from Washington, DC. 
Tia F.
“Kyle was very responsive and prepared for any service our company required. He was very knowledgeable on any subject matter I requested information on. I would recommend Kyle for work in the future.” 
John O.
Kyle has always responded very quickly to our training needs when I've sent a co-worker to him. He provides fast, reasonably priced solutions and has been willing to work with our company to modify training so it is specific to our needs, and not just following a template.” 
Gary R.
“ I hired Kyle to provide H&S Training in 2007, and hired Kyle more than once. He is personable, has good knowledge value, and is always on time.” 
Lydia C.

Andy Knebel - Owner, Head Instructor

Andy Knebel is an OSHA authorized instructor for their (OSHA’s) general industry 30 & 10 hour training courses. This is a relatively new stance for OSHA. Up until this program was developed, OSHA would never “authorize” an instructor but rather would state that the instructors must show their competence when confronted by them.

          After attending Southern Illinois University as a math major (Andy Knebel had a teacher’s scholarship), he began working at an oil additive plant in 1973. In 1977, while on strike, he answered a newspaper ad about a similar job in Boulder, Co. This plant made bulk pharmaceutical medicines. They asked him to develop their safety program. When they agreed to allow Andy to develop the program as he believed it needed to be, he took the job. This was years before OSHA, DOT, & EPA got together to develop the training requirements for the people who would address hazardous materials spills. This standard was made a final rule in 1986 shortly after the Bhopal disaster. When the HAZWOPER (hazardous waste operations and emergency response) standards came out, Andy looked over the very specific training requirements and saw that the training that he had set up and had been conducting for years, had met these requirements. Andy Knebel continued working in the environmental, health, and safety field Until he left the company in 1997. Then Andy, started a business renting campers and motor homes. Andy stayed involved with safety (the camper rental business shuts down in the winter) as a consultant. Insurance companies and manufacturing plants would hire Andy to do worksite audits (mainly on the “life safety codes” from the NFPA) and do OSHA required training.

In 2010, Andy Knebel, helped form the company Safety Helpers, LLC. Andy Knebel is now the Head Safety Instructor at Safety Helpers. Andy Knebel presently gives the HAZWOPER and DOT HAZMAT Transportation training Nationwide to thousands of students.

Debbie Moder - Assistant Trainer

"I have worked in a variety of positions in the public education systems in the states of Illinois and Nevada from kindergarten to high school. I retired from public education in June of 2012. I recently joined Safety Helpers as an Assistant Trainer."
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