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Charlie York

charlieCharlie York has been involved in many different aspects of construction, general industry and the United States Marine Corps for the past twenty-two years. His construction experience has included responsibilities as Steel Fabricator, Steel Erector, Drafter, Project Estimator, Project Coordinator, General Manager, and Vice President. On the General Industry side, Charlie has managed construction projects from concept to completion utilizing contractors from various disciplines and backgrounds working in a hazardous environment, and achieved over 1200 days, with only one recordable injury. Charlie retired from the Marine Corps Reserves as a veteran of the Gulf War after twenty-one years of dedicated service. This unique blend of experience and leadership has proven to be extremely effective in the area of safety training and enforcement. His leadership-by-example, integrity and passion for safety changed the safety culture of several organizations, while maintaining respectful, working relationships with employees and management alike. This quality has proven to be welcomed at every organization that places their emphasis on reducing employee at risk behavior and eliminating potential injuries.

Sandee York

Sandee York has an impressive background in sales and administration. Over the course of twenty-one years, she has assumed the responsibilities in International Financing, Purchasing and Sales. Sandee has been responsible for the financial management of a 25 million dollar per year Electronics Company, to include purchasing and scheduling product from Taiwan, Japan and China for a large customer base. Each title taught her every aspect of business, but most importantly, to always treat the customer right. During these challenges Sandee earned the respect and trust of all her colleagues and customers and received recognition for her outstanding professionalism.Sandee’s primary responsibility as Vice-President of York Safety Solutions is to oversee the daily internal operations of the company, including Accounts Receivable/Account Payable as well as Office Manager.Sandee graduated from S.U.N.Y at Alfred with a degree in Computer Programming.

Mike Graves

Mike has personally conducted over 2,000 detailed worksite inspections. He is knowledgeable at reporting tasks and worksite conditions to trade and general contractors, and construction managers. Through years of experience in the professional field, Mike has operated multitudes of complex machinery and equipment for landscaping, masonry, and various construction sites. His proficiency has equipped him to train over 500 students how to operate aerial lifts, forklifts, specialized equipment, as well as fire protection training. He creates written Site Specific Safety Plans and instructs crews on how to execute them accordingly. He is an OSHA 500 trainer, certified to instruct both 10 hour and 30 hour courses in General Construction. Clearly, Mike is extremely beneficial when it comes to employing safety on a worksite.

Eric Coons

Eric has over 25 years of professional General Industry and General Construction experience, including commercial and residential construction trades (ranging from carpenter and HVAC technician to project manager).  He is well versed in contract negotiations, project estimating, foreseeing design problems, building code and regulations, material purchasing, site management through certification of occupancy – all while ensuring OSHA compliance through inspection, training, and enforcement. Eric has had the responsibility to manage work within the confines of construction hazards, including: aerial lifts, forklifts, electrical, lock out tag out, scaffolding, stairs and ladders, power and hand tools, fall protection, demolition, fire prevention, and personal protective equipment. His wealth of knowledge and experiences in the construction and general industry fields are what make him an expert at ensuring safety in dangerous workzones.

Mike Altonberg

Mike began his career as an ironworker one month after graduating from McQuaid High School in Rochester, NY.  Throughout his 45 years career; 33 years of field experience and 11 years in the office, he has worked every aspect of his trade and was often the designated site safety person.  His vast knowledge in construction equipment and cranes makes him a great resource in vertical erection.  Mike is proud to have worked on some of the largest construction projects in and around the Rochester area. His passion for safety comes from witnessing, first hand, the positive impact of OSHA’s safety implementation in the construction industry.

Chad Mezo