Meet Our Instructors

David Berard

Safety Consultant, DB Services


David worked for OSHA for 31 years as a Compliance Officer and a Compliance Assistance Specialist involved in outreach activities. As a Compliance Officer, David was involved in over 2,500 inspections in construction, general industry, maritime, and agriculture. David has his own Occupational Safety Consulting business. He also works as a part-time instructor for the Safety and Health Council of Northern New England, and is also a part-time instructor for the OSHA Training Institute. His certifications include Certified Safety Professional, authorized OSHA Construction Instructor, authorized OSHA General Industry Instructor, and Professional Engineer- State of NH.

Bob Burdick

Consultant and Trainer, Burdick Training and Safety Consulting Services


Bob Burdick is a Professional Safety Consulting and Trainer with 28 years of experience as an Occupational Health & Safety professional in the General Industry and construction field. He retired June 2014 as safety officer for FEMA MATF-1, based out of Beverly, MA where he was part of the Urban Search and Rescue Team overseeing safety for team members during rescue deployments. Bob is an experienced trainer for General Industry, Construction, and the Fire Services.

Bob serves as the Chair for the National Safety Council Conference Committee for Maine, The Chair for the MESHE (Maine Employers for Safety and Health Excellence) SHARP and SHAPE With Maine Department Of Labor and OSHA. Chair for the Town of Wilton Safety Committee, Training officer for the Town of Wilton Fire & Rescue, and Franklin County Hazardous Material Instructor.

Richard Leute

NSCNNE Instructor


Rich is a National Safety Council Instructor /Instructor Trainer since 1998. He holds many Certifications in NH, NY & CT for Instruction and is a retired New York State DMV Commercial Bus Driver Examiner. Rich has a background of almost 20 years in School Bus, Motor Coach, Public and Para Transit Bus Safety, Operations and Management. In addition, Rich holds Bus Accident Investigation Certifications from the Public Transportation Safety Board and Federal Transit Administration. Both his experience and engaging story-telling ability lend strong credibility to his presentation style. Rich was awarded the National Safety Council's Instructor of the Year in 2008 and 2015.

David May

Concord Cymorth, LLC


Since 2006 David has been Principal with Concord Cymorth, LLC proving instruction, training, consultation and research in occupational health and safety matters, industrial hygiene and other related employment issues. He has also been serving as an Associate Professor Emeritus with Keene State College since 2009. David alsowas the CHSO/Supervisor - Industrial Hygiene/Area Director with the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration from 1975-2004.

Don Olesen

Founder, Nuterra Safety Solutions

Founder of Nuterra Safety Solutions, Donald is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a registered Professional Engineer (PE) providing consulting and safety training services in New England. Donald is also an OSHA certified instructor for the OSHA 10 Construction course. From 2010-2017, he worked as the Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Sturm Ruger implementing many new safety initiatives and programs including Lockout/Tagout Machine Specific Procedures, PPE Hazard Assessments, and Chemical Inventories.

James Sievert

Safety Consultant


Jim began his career as an ironworker in local union 404, Harrisburg, PA.  After serving our country in the US Army for two years, he returned to civilian life and began his career in safety in 1973. 

During this thirty year plus period, Mr. Sievert has had three very different careers. He started as a  safety engineer for what was the largest construction engineering company in the world, at that time. He then became a project manager in construction, and then moved on to the insurance industry, as a Loss Control Professional. Professionally Mr. Sievert has had many interesting experiences. These include testifying in front of judicial and legislative bodies, training clients, overseeing the construction of the highest independent brick chimney linear in the world, and helping clients reduce their losses.

Mr. Sievert has received numerous awards and honors for his efforts, including the Henry Chase award for safety excellence, Junior Chamber International Senatorship, and US Junior Chamber Ambassadorship. These are two of the highest awards presented by these organizations.