Mr. Straub is very, very thorough and knowledgeable in everything that he does. He does not overlook anything. I have learned quite a bit from him. I look up to him as my mentor so to speak. He communicates in a clear, concise manner both verbally and in written form. He is a true professional.Daniel M. Smith, Safety Director -- Tri-Boro Construction Supplies, Inc.
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Fred for 3 years as he provided consulting, mentoring and development to our Safety Program while I was at Nissin Foods. During that time, the number of safety related incidents and incident severity decreased dramatically. The morale of the workforce improved as a result of these positive changes. Fred provides all the necessary ingredients for any organization, company, or individuals to vastly improve their safety knowledge and experience. He is by far the most talented and informed safety trainer that I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and I highly recommend his services and expertise.Charles Stamm, Safety/Loss Prevention Manager -- UNFI
After looking at several safety consulting firms, we decided to use the services of Prospering Safely. Their insights into our business and commitment to create a Zero Loss Policy only verified that we choose the correct firm. Fred's approach and training helped avoid wasted energy and time in getting a safety program up and running. His knowledge and services will only continue to improve our employees and company's safety goals.Tony Andes, Senior Builder/Safety Manager - Charter Homes & Neighborhoods
Prospering safely has performed many excellent safety services for the Edwin L. Heim Company over the past 10 years. Why do I keep using them? That’s easy; Fred Straub (Owner and Trainer) has the ability to do the impossible! He makes safety training not only very informative but also very fun! Safety is paramount to our company however; it can be a challenge getting construction workers to buy into safety! Fred has helped create a safety culture within our company, reduce our incident rates and made our workplace a safer and more profitable one! My philosophy is simple; if you want the best results, you hire the best people! Thanks Prospering Safely!Sam Bashore, Safety Director - Edwin L. Heim Company
Fred Straub has been providing safety consulting services to our firm for over 8 years. Through this same period of time, our firm has managed to develop a strong culture of safety. This is most apparent by our impressive safety records. Specifically, on July 28th of 2008, our firm will have gone 8 full years without a lost time accident! While there are many factors that contribute to this success, clearly Fred’s involvement in our safety program has been a significant influence. Fred’s approach to managing safety has been one of collaboration, discipline, and enthusiasm. I have met few people in my career who are as dedicated and uncompromising as Fred Straub.David Cross, President - Wagman Construction, Inc.
Fred helped me understand that zero losses was possible, and we have taken this vision to every employee at ISCO Industries LLC. Our people rally behind the idea that it is not OK for anyone to get hurt. Zero losses sounds good, but it takes a lot of knowledge and discipline to accomplish. Fred is the best source of knowledge that we have worked with in this industry.Mark Kirchdorfer, Vice President of Operations - ISCO Industries, LLC
I have known Fred Straub approximately three years since I contracted with him as a Fire Safety Expert. During this time, Fred collaborated with my safety supervisor and I in an effort to improve the safety of our facility for our staff and guests. Fred utilized his professional knowledge as a Certified Safety Professional, a former risk consultant for an insurance company and fire safety professor at Millersville University to apply industry best practices. Although we were one of the first personal care facilities that Fred worked with, he quickly grasped a thorough understanding of the Department of Public Welfare’s regulatory standards. As the Administrator of the personal care facility, I appreciated the fact that Fred understood and placed himself in my shoes with regards to budgetary and staff constraints without jeopardizing the life safety of my staff and guests. Mr. Straub was very conscientious and thorough in his audits and inspections. He took the time to explain the rationale behind the regulations in a way that the lay person, who is affected by the standard, could understand and appreciate. Fred followed up on his recommendations to ensure that nothing had been lost in the interpretation. He exhibited very high standards in a professional, yet personable way. He always displayed a positive and outgoing attitude. I would recommend Fred Straub of Prospering Safely to anyone who is searching for a safety professional to boost their current safety programs to the next level for their business.Janet Williamson, NHA, Administrator - The Brunswick at Longstown
We’ve been working with Prospering Safely ten years now and plan on working with Fred and his team for many years to come. Fred has assisted us with anything from safety training, new facility construction contractor compliance, to developing a written safety program. Our employees love Fred’s safety training sessions. Can you believe that, they love attending safety training? Fred covers the regulations and best practices in the most fun and enjoyable format. Our employees remember their training and have commented on how they not only use their training on the job, but off the job as well. Our Maintenance Department also looks forward to training with Fred because in their words “Fred serves great food”. Seriously, Fred knows the subject matter and relates the information to the employee and his or her environment very well. I would highly recommend Prospering Safely’s services to anyone; whether you need to start a safety program from scratch or you just need to add a fresh face to your training program, Prospering Safely will get the job done.Tina Killinger, EHS Program Manager - The Jay Group
Distinguishing among safety science, safety law, and safety regulation has become an increasingly significant challenge since passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. The Prospering Safely staff is exceptional at providing guidance on matters of safety regulation and presenting related training. Safety science, a body of knowledge so organized as to be useful in assisting human efforts to function in manners that do not harm themselves or others, continues to emerge. The Prospering staff is well versed in best practice concepts to reduce probabilities of harm.Joe Heller, Safety Specialist - Horst Construction
We are celebrating thirty years in business, and as I reflect on that accomplishment, I realize we partnered with various key people to help us survive and avoid some tough times. We have always been concerned with the safety of our employees, but being concerned without a plan of action and follow-up doesn’t cut it. Eleven years ago, Fred Straub with Prospering Safely became involved with our company to put us on a program to put safety first and trained us to do the basics to avoid an accident. Fred’s thorough approach to teaching us to do the job with safety in mind has equipped us through the years to see the accident before it occurs and keep the workplace safe. Teaching construction workers to be safe has been a struggle to be sure, but Fred’s pro-active approach and periodic job site visits has kept us on our toes and out of the hospital. Thank you Fred for sharing your vast knowledge and professionalism in making us a safety conscious company.Cliff Ellis, C.R., C.M.R.S, President - Compleat Restoration
Our company had the privilege of working with Mr. Straub for one of our safety training courses. Our field staff employees, project managers, and I were instructed by Mr. Straub in a manner in which the training was extremely informative, challenging, and fun. This particular program has been a significant influence on our company. With Mr. Straub’s approach of effective, informative, disciplined, and enthusiastic training, everyone has welcomed the idea of Mr. Straub conducting more of our training. We walked away with more than simple instructions; we walked away with a plan of action. If you are making a decision and are concerned about the “Oh no, not another boring safety training course,” I would highly recommend Mr. Straub for any of your safety training. He is able to accomplish the impossible of making safety informative but also fun.Rodney R. Hess, President - R. Hess Excavation, Inc.
After looking at several safety consulting firms, we decided to use the services of Prospering Safely. Their insights into our business and commitment to create a Zero Loss Policy only verified that we chose the correct firm. Fred’s approach and training helped avoid wasted energy and time in getting a safety program up and running. His knowledge and services will only continue to improve our employees and company’s safety goals.Tony Andes, Senior Builder/Safety Manager - Charter Homes & Neighborhoods
Because of previously being a union electrician I have had the opportunity to work in some very large facilities with some very well-known companies such as Ford, General Motors, Toyota, UPS, Brown and Williamson and many others. Part of working in companies like this is dealing with lots of safety directors and lots of safety meetings and not one of the meetings or classes that I have attended including my OSHA 10 or OSHA 40 has been done as well as the one you put on for us here at ISCO. You presented the material in a way that was as entertaining as it was informative and made a class that I wasn’t exactly looking forward to a pleasant surprise. Also I can’t remember the last time I was a part of a training class where the presenter seemed so well prepared. So I just wanted to take a few minutes and write this to let you know how I felt about the class and say thank you for doing such a great job.Scott Ellenbrand, Facilities Manager - ISCO Industries, LLC
Fred Straub is by far the most knowledgeable and driven safety professional that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His ability to connect to trainees is unparallelled. I've had the distinct pleasure to know and work with him professionally for many years and I consider that a wonderful blessing.Charles Stamm, Facility Safety Manager - United Natural Foods
Fred's thorough knowledge of all things safety, and his understanding and ability to recognize and help us mitigate the hazards to which our employees are exposed, has been instrumental to our continuing safe operations. But by far the most beneficial aspect of working with Fred is his success in getting the employees fully involved and actively contributing to their own safety efforts to prevent losses.Doug Dolinar, General Manager - Guidemark, Inc.
I have had the opportunity to use Fred as a trainer for the 30hr OSHA Training on numerous occasions and as a Safety Motivational Speaker with great success. Knowledgeable, energetic, enthusiastic, engaging and the ability to make a relatively technical subject exciting for classroom participants is the best way to describe Fred. He is able to keep the participants in his classes engaged in topic discussions that enhance the transfer of knowledge so that they leave his class with a firm understanding of the materials presented during the 30hr OSHA General Industry Training. As a motivational safety speaker, Fred was able to engage all levels of leadership and clearly communicate their roles in supporting a successful safety program to positively impact plant safety behaviors and culture. I would recommend Fred to anyone or any company that is beginning or has already started their “Journey to Zero Accidents ”as he can be a valuable asset to their success.JR Phillips, CSP, Safety Manager - ArcelorMittal
Fred is an outstanding Safety consultant. "Safety Fred" helped s take our safety program to a whole new level. His passion, knowledge and experience enabled us change our culture, establish best practice protocols, "aligned" our management to Safety and understand OSHa regulation.Becky Stauffer, Director of Human Resources - Penn-Mar Human Services
It is my pleasure to recommend Fred Straub at Prospering Safely as a dependable, knowledgeable safety consultant. Fred has been a valuable resource for me to help recognize safety hazards, reduce and eliminate those hazards, improve our safety program, and conducts our annual safety training to keep our company OSHA compliant. For these reasons I would highly recommend Fred!Nicole Nikolaus, HR & Safety Director - Flyway Excavating, Inc.
Fred makes safety topics training very interesting. He is great at job-site safety audits. Fred helped build Flyway's Safety Training Manual (now Health & Management System). It's thorough! Give him a chance . . . you'll be glad you did.Michael Shober, Manager - Barn Yard, LLC
In working at the Brunswick at Longstown, (personal care), I needed to hire a Fire Safety Expert in Healthcare. I had known of Fred with some other colleagues. Fred was definitely an expert in his area. He was prompt, efficient, and comprehensive with his safety recommendations. Fred has a thorough knowledge of the Personal Care Home regulations and I would definitely recommend him to any personal care facility that is in need of a Fire Safety Expert!Janet Williamson, Asst. Healthcare Administrator - The Brunswick at Longstown
Fred is a well rounded safety professional, who brought these skills to his students in the Occupational Safety program at Millersville University. He showed a deep dedication to the students and the educational process, involving the students in projects that would lead them to future real world success.Duane Hagelgans, Assistant Professor - Millersville University
Fred is a dynamic and effective instructor. He has a depth of knowledge in the safety & health field and presents it very clearly to his class. I have dealt with many of his clients who were very pleased with Fred's work.Paul G. Specht, Professor, Safety & Technology - Millersville University
After hearing Fred speak at our corporate meeting to present his company and the services he provides, and seeing the enthusiasm he had, I knew I needed to have him visit our facility to provide his assistance in meeting the Department of Welfare regulations as a Fire Safety Expert. Fred was able to reveal several things to us, items we could modify, to make the fire drill process and our safety plan a better program. The detail in evaluating and putting together a letter specifying what needed to take place in order to meet the requirements was exceptional. Fred also evaluated our entire complex as a Safety Expert to meet the CARF requirement of having a 3rd party perform an annual inspection. Again - Fred was able to reveal several concerns for us to address in order to become a better, safer facility. Fred truly believes that we can have a Zero Loss facility and he strives to bring recommendations and requirements forward that address any unsafe practice in order to achieve his goal.Jeff Householder, Director of Environmental Services -- Presbyterian Senior Living