Kris Graham

United Rentals Trench Safety

Kris Graham joined United Rentals Trench Safety in 1999 as an Outside Sales Representative working with the various shoring systems and was involved with projects from just several feet deep to 80 feet underground. He was involved in the development of the Excavation Training Program that United Rentals uses today. Kris has always thought teaching the OSHA Standards was an important component of a good safety program, and he became a full-time Customer Training Specialist for the Trench Safety Division eight years ago. This has allowed him to train in over 32 states.

Literally starting from the ground up in the construction industry, Kris was hired as a pipe layer 43 years ago, laying water, sewer, and storm sewer systems. In 1985, the pipeline company that Kris worked at had a fatal trench cave-in that took the lives of four co-workers, and OSHA used it as one of the case studies to develop the Sub Part-P Excavation Standard that we use today. The cave-in had a big impact on Kris and is a large part of why he believes so strongly in the importance of safety training.

Kris is certified to train Competent Persons for Excavation Safety, Confined Space Entry, and the OSHA 10 and 30-hour Construction classes through the OSHA Institute, and recently was certified to teach the ATSSA 4-Hour Flagger Class.

Mike Courouleau

Cajun Safety Services

Mike Courouleau, MS, CIH, CSP, SGE, has a passion for public speaking and teaching workshops around the globe. His style of teaching includes interactive workshops, humor, and an easy understanding of others’ perspectives. He holds a master’s degree in health safety and environmental management from Columbia Southern University, as well as a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. With 18 years of experience in construction and maintenance and manufacturing history, he has vast experience in multiple industries. He also has been working with OSHA for ten years in the Voluntary Protection Program and received several awards from OSHA for his outstanding contributions to the worker safety program.

Nate Nordin

Wyoming OSHA

Nate has been a compliance officer with Wyoming OSHA for the past eight years. Prior to coming to OSHA Nate worked in the Oil and Gas industry for 15 years. Nate has vast experience as equipment operator operating track hoes, backhoes, loaders and cranes and dozers. Nate served as the competent person on hundreds of excavations throughout his career in private industry. Nate was previously a certified instructor for rigging as well as excavations and soil mechanics.

Kristin Grossman

MSA Safety

Kristin Grossman is a North American Training Instructor. Prior to joining the Training team, Kristin spent several years in the MSA Customer Service Department. It is during this time Kristin gained valuable knowledge of the MSA Fall Protection product line.

Kristin received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Slippery Rock University. She has completed OSHA: 10 and 30 Hour General Industry, Rigging and Material Handling along with MSA Competent Person Safety at Heights classes. Kristin’s energy and enthusiasm are contagious. She serves on the MSA Young Professionals Newsletter Team and IDEAS Leadership Team.

Kristin’s specialties include: Fall Protection, Certifications, OSHA 10 Hour General Industry, OSHA 30 Hour General Industry and Rigging & Material Handling.