Safety America, Incorporated was established in 1991 by
R. L. (Bob) Tomlinson, Captain, Jacksonville Fire/Rescue, Retired.
In the early years, training requests from industry involved on-site training for emergency response to hazardous materials, contingency planning, and fire response for in-house fire brigades.
We soon received requests for Hazardous Waste Operations training and then RCRA training. We enlisted the services of appropriate instructors and began operating in that area as well.
With the advent of 29 CFR 1910.146 (Permit Required Confined Space Entry) we added courses to teach those entry procedures and to train confined space rescue teams.
In 2004 we added the OSHA Training Institute safety courses for construction and general industry.
Now, Safety America through a cooperative agreement with the Northeast Florida Safety Council is the primary resource in Northeast Florida for HAZWOPER training. We conduct a regular schedule of courses at their facility.
Safety America has conducted training for hundreds of companies. The list includes US military organizations, NASA contractors, national and international companies. We also deal with many small contractors. Plumbers, surveyors, engineers, geologists, etc. make up a large portion of our business, especially in our open enrollment courses.
Our organization employs a staff of full and part time instructors and office personnel. Student numbers increase each year now with over 2,000 students annually.
Our services are primarily training, but we also do respirator fit-testing, Level “A” suit annual re-certification, and the training materials produced by our company are available for purchase.