Hellman & Associates

Team

Kassey has a strong background in health and safety program development, industrial hygiene monitoring, health and safety training, hazard communication and safety compliance. As Process Improvement Director, she will implement effective processes and practices across service models.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health & Safety Program Development
  • Health & Safety Support
  • Industrial Hygiene Monitoring
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Incident Investigation


Certifications & Professional Training

  • Certified Safety Professional, CSP (Certification #37192)
  • OSHA Special Government Employee (SGE)
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Training
  • National Safety Council Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene


Education
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, Colorado State University

Professional Information
Kassey graduated from CSU in 2014 and during her time there, she completed an internship at TOLMAR, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Through her experience there, she assisted in new-hire safety training, job hazard assessments, hazardous waste inspections and revised safety data sheets. From May 2014 to November 2020, Kassey also interned at Hellman & Associates and then as Senior EHS Consultant. She was a project manager for AssuredCompliance clients, helped on Industrial Hygiene Steering Committee and served as an SGE. From November 2020 to October 2021, she was an Industrial Hygienist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. While there, Kassey completed a hospital-wide EHS gap assessment in addition to IH duties including routine IAQ monitoring, water sampling and waste anesthetic gas monitoring. She returned to H&A in October 2021 as the Process Improvement Director.

Chalie Z. Nevárez Díaz has fifteen years of environmental, health and safety (EHS) responsibilities in manufacturing and mining operations for private and government clients.

Areas of Expertise

  • EHS Management Systems
  • OSHA Compliance and Recordkeeping
  • Workers Compensation
  • Environmental Regulatory Support
  • Business Continuity Program Development and Implementation
  • Hazardous Materials Storage Compliance and Reporting
  • Site Security Program Development and Implementation
  • Hazardous Waste Program Management and Reporting
  • Health & Safety Support and Training
  • Hazard Communication/SDS Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Waste Management
  • Chemical Inventory and Regulatory Reporting


Certifications & Professional Training

  • Professional Engineer No48413
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety
  • NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • ICS-001- Incident Command System
  • Red Cross First Aid / CPR / AED
  • ISO 14001 Internal Auditor


Education
Masters of Science, Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering, Marquette University

Professional Information
Prior to joining Hellman & Associates, Inc., Chalie gained experience in multiple EHS roles in food and beverage manufacturers including over 6 years as a multi-site EHS Manager and EHS Team Lead / Project Manager for a consulting firm.

Emily Hornung has years of experience helping companies comply with regulatory requirements and improve their health and safety programs.  She is well versed in many of the OSHA standards.  Specific areas of knowledge/expertise include: electrical safety; OSHA recordkeeping; emergency preparedness; hazard communication; and bloodborne pathogens.  As a Senior EHS Consultant, she helps companies create, implement and maintain effective health and safety programs; provides safety training on OSHA-required and other subjects; mediates company safety committee meetings; helps companies set and track safety-related goals; prepares regulatory reports to submit to local, state and federal agencies as required; assists with incident investigations; and conducts on-site safety assessments.

Areas of Expertise
  • Electrical Safety/NFPA 70E
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Regulatory Reporting
  • Health & Safety Program Development
  • Health & Safety Support and Training
  • Industrial Hygiene Monitoring
  • Hazard Communication/SDS Management
  • 49 CFR DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • Waste Management
  • Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure
  • Chemical Inventory Reporting

  • Education
    Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, Colorado State University

    Certifications
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certificate No. 35744
  • OSHA 30-Hour Certification: General Industry
  • DOT Hazardous Materials/IATA Certification
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

  • Professional Information
    Emily brings more than five years of experience to our team as an Environmental Health and Safety Professional. Prior to graduating from Colorado State University in 2011, Emily interned for the Environmental Health Department at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Her professional experience includes managing EHS responsibilities at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) locations in twenty U.S. states, serving as the safety officer on HPE’s account with NASA, and acting as the safety liaison between HPE’s EHS team and facilities management. Additionally, Emily has provided EHS consulting for small to large scale clients across the United States for over four years with H&A. Her coursework knowledge, previous work experience, and strong work ethic equip her with the skills to serve H&A’s diverse client base.
    Kaiza Kleen has a strong background in health and safety program development and implementation as well as OSHA compliance. Her experience has taught her how safety culture and continuous improvement can have a positive effect on employee engagement and success.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Hazard Communication/SDS Management
  • Health & Safety Program Development
  • Health & Safety Support and Training
  • OSHA Compliance
  • VPP Assessment and Recertification Support

  • Education
    Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, Colorado State University
    Minor, Global Environmental Sustainability

    Certifications
  • OSHA 30-Hour General Industry
  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction
  • First Aid/CPR & AED Certified

  • Professional Information
    Prior to graduating from Colorado State University in 2019, Kaiza interned for the Environmental Health & Safety Department at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Through her experience there, Kaiza was able to support the company through an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) recertification, perform noise monitoring and develop a comprehensive noise map, and update their hazard communication program. Kaiza’s professional experience includes supporting EHS development and implementation for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), serving as a safety coordinator. In her time at KSE, she developed a comprehensive health & safety program and built relationships with employees. She also acted as the main safety trainer for multiple buildings and venues, teaching subjects such as bloodborne pathogens and sharps, fire extinguisher safety, and forklift safety. Her coursework knowledge, work experience, and interpersonal skills prepared her well to work in the health and safety industry.
    Heather Larson oversees the Hellman & Associates databases, keeping our operations on track. Her 20+ years of data system management coupled with her office administration skills ensure that all of our systems are running correctly, our data is accurate and current, and our key performance indicators are met.

    Heather wears multiple hats, ranging from gas detection sales and support to safety manual compilation to maintaining customer compliance calendars. She splits her time between internal and client-facing tasks, and applies her analytical skills to support H&A staff in continually evaluating and honing processes for heightened efficiency.

    As our gas detection representative, Heather is the manufacturer liaison and works with the H&A client team to recommend the best gas detection solution for the client’s environment. She also supports gas detection maintenance operations for portable equipment.   Heather is certified in Microsoft Project and is currently working on her Salesforce certification.  
    Ashten McCloskey’s current work responsibilities include industrial hygiene sampling, conducting on-site safety assessments, and developing, implementing and monitoring systems to meet OSHA standards. Her background includes experience conducting industrial hygiene monitoring, chemical inventory management and environmental sampling.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Industrial Hygiene Monitoring
  • Noise Dosimetry
  • Ergonomics
  • Incident Investigation
  • Data Analysis
  • Health and Safety Support
  • Standard Interpretation
  • Ground Water Sampling
  • Project Management
  • Engineering

  • Education
    Master of Science – Industrial Hygiene – Montana Tech
    Bachelor of Science – Petroleum Engineering – Montana Tech

    Professional Information
    Preceding Hellman & Associates, Ashten worked for Liberty Oilfield Services as an Engineering Intern in Colorado, North Dakota and Texas. During her time there, she trained as an engineer tracking data and managing chemical inventory for materials at oil and gas locations. Ashten was an Environmental Field Consultant for Aspen Ridge Technical Services conducting residential groundwater sampling for Montana Resources Inc. Classes taken during her master’s program in Industrial Hygiene from Montana Tech include noise, toxicology, ergonomics, chemical hazards and other industrial hygiene related topics. These courses have provided her with skills to work in the environmental, health and safety industry.
    Kimberly Mollenhauer developed a background in the Environmental Health & Safety industry through managing and implementing several safety programs for field personnel. Her previous work experience has taught her the value of recordkeeping, data management, and building a culture of safety to achieve regulatory compliance and maintaining the health and safety of workers.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Gas Detection
  • Gas Monitor Program
  • Data Reporting & Management
  • Standard Interpretation
  • Health & Safety Support
  • OSHA Compliance

  • Education
    Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, Colorado State University
    Double minor in Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering

    Professional Information
    Prior to joining Hellman & Associates, Kimberly worked as a EHS Technician and Contractor for Noble Energy, an Oil & Gas company in Greeley, CO. Through her time there she was able to develop skills in gas monitoring, sourcing and organizing PPE, vendor orientation, data reporting, wildlife surveys, state inspections, and reporting, as well as coordinating with a variety of different departments. In her final year earning her EHS degree, she interned for the Fort Collins Utilities with the Water Resource Team coordinating the biannual Household Hazardous Waste event as well as waste water testing for multiple departments. Her coursework at Colorado State University has prepared her well for work in the health and safety industry with courses including industrial hygiene, toxicology, waste management and water quality.
    Beth Plentl has a solid background in the Environmental Health & Safety field with specialized knowledge in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. Her experience in the field taught her the array of factors that contribute to jobsite hazards and how everyday environments can present grave danger. She has witnessed firsthand the effectiveness continued education and building a culture of safety have on creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Ergonomic principles and the NIOSH lifting equation
  • General Industry & Construction standards
  • Asbestos & Demolition using Bluebeam Revu
  • Energy, electricity, mass-energy balance, and fluids
  • Laboratory safety
  • OSHA Regulations interpretation and application
  • Standards interpretation

  • Education
    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health & Safety, Colorado State University
    Double minor in Chemistry and Food Safety & Science

    Professional Information
    In her final year earning her EHS degree, Beth interned at Hellman & Associates. Prior to joining H&A as a full-time consultant, she worked for an engineering firm in Windsor, Colorado as a Project Technician specializing in asbestos and demolition. During that time, she had the opportunity to interact with a large client base by participating in safety training and job hazard assessments, helping remediate a variety of hazardous work and research environments.
    Peter has over five years of experience with a strong background in providing safety consultation and auditing of comprehensive safety and health management systems. His previous work experience taught him the sustainable value that going beyond compliance can have on an organization, and the dedication and resources it takes to not only maintain but continually improve safety culture. At Hellman & Associates, Peter has had experience providing fulltime EHS support, as well as delivering ASSUREDCompliance™ services to both general industry and construction clients.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Behavior-Based Safety
  • Safety & Health Management Systems
  • Health & Safety Program Development
  • Health & Safety Support
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Hazard Communication
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine Guarding
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • Overhead Cranes & Rigging
  • Standards Interpretation

  • Education
    Master of Science in Technology, Environmental and Safety Management, Pittsburg State University
    Bachelor of Science in Technology, Wood Technology, Pittsburg State University

    Certifications and Professional Training
  • Certified Safety Professional,  Certificate No. 34796
  • Associate in Risk Management

  • Professional Information
    Prior to joining Hellman & Associates, Inc., Peter worked two and a half years as a Safety Specialist for the On-site Consultation Program in the State of Kansas. In this position, he had the opportunity to work within a wide variety of industries, performing audits of both written programs and facilities/job sites to identify any potential OSHA violations. He was also deeply involved with the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), auditing the safety and health management systems of companies who voluntarily participated in the program. During this time, he was able to attend a large number of training courses through the OSHA Training Institute.
    Ray Robitschek has over five years of EHS experience in both the public and private sectors. He has supported companies both big and small in general industry and construction. Although safety comprises the bulk of his current work, he is experienced in industrial hygiene, hazardous waste management, and DOT FMCSA compliance. Ray believes that with the right people, resources, mindset, and commitment by all those involved, companies can be truly successful in their pursuit of a safe and healthy workplace. Ray hopes that the strong relationships he builds with his clients will inspire them to continually work towards making improvements to their safety program and maturing their safety culture.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Construction Safety
  • Health & Safety Compliance Audits
  • Health & Safety Program Development
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Incident Investigations
  • Job Hazard Analysis and Pre-Planning
  • OSHA Inspections
  • DOT FMCSA
  • Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
  • Subcontractor Prequalification

  • Education
    Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, Colorado State University

    Certifications and Professional Training
  • Certified Safety Professional,  Certificate No. 38914
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Certificate No. 12553

  • Professional Information
    Prior to joining Hellman and Associates in 2016, Ray interned at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the City of Fort Collins. While working at CDOT, he helped coordinate air sampling of various maintenance operations and develop a comprehensive, CDOT-specific respiratory protection program. At the City of Fort Collins, he was responsible for developing a strategic safety plan to address work-related injuries and worked extensively on emergency action planning for a number of city facilities.
    Mike Rose has over fifteen years of environmental, health and safety (EHS) responsibilities in manufacturing, oil and gas, construction, and mining operations for both private and government clients.

    Areas of Expertise
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Environmental Regulatory Support
  • Energized Electrical Program Development and Training per NFPA 70E
  • Air Emissions Calculations, Permitting and Compliance
  • Hazardous Materials Storage Compliance and Reporting (TRI and Tier II)
  • Process Safety Management and Process Hazard Analysis
  • Hazardous Waste Program Management and Reporting
  • Fire and Life Safety Code Evaluations
  • Confined Space Entry and Rescue Training
  • Machine Safeguarding Evaluations and Lockout Tagout Procedures

  • Education
    Bachelor of Science, Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University

    Certifications and Professional Training
    • Certified Safety Professional,  Certificate No. 23296
    • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety
    • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety
    • OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations
    • OSHA Hazardous Materials Technician
    • Colorado Contractors Association Design and Operation of Work Zone Traffic Control
    • NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace
    • ICS-001- Incident Command System

    • Professional Information
      Prior to joining Hellman & Associates, Inc., Mike gained experience as a Safety Director for a heavy civil construction company, Environmental Compliance Specialist with the US Air Force, and as a Fire Protection Engineer/ Project Manager.

    Robert has over seven years of health and safety experience assisting companies with regulatory requirements as well as developing company-specific best practices for their unique challenges. His background includes work in heavy civil and commercial construction, Army Corp of Engineer managed projects and manufacturing environments. Robert has experience providing full-time EHS support, as well as delivering safety and health services to sites around the country to include OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) requirements.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Confined Space
    • Construction Safety
    • Crane and Rigging Plans
    • Excavation Safety
    • Fall Protection
    • Hazardous Waste Remediation
      Health and Safety Program Development
    • Heavy Equipment Use
    • Incident Investigation
    • Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Analysis
    • Noise Evaluation and Analysis
    • Safety Management System Development
    • Standards Interpretation

    Education
    Associate of Applied Science, Trinidad State Junior College – Trinidad, CO Occupational Safety and Health Technology

    Certifications and Professional Training

    • OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
    • OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction
    • OSHA #3015 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics
    • OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar
    • 30 Hour Occupational Safety and Health Training

    Professional Information
    Prior to joining Hellman & Associates, Inc., Cory worked as a Safety Manager for a heavy construction specialty trade contractor. In this position, he had  responsibility of developing plans and procedures to protect employees from chemicals of concern including asbestos, mercury, benzene and other volatile organic compounds during clean-up activities. This work was completed under a variety of private entities, general contractors and governmental organizations including the US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Matt has over five years of health and safety experience assisting companies with regulatory requirements as well as enforcing federal safety and health standards through compliance activity with OSHA. His background includes work in manufacturing environments, sawmills, residential construction and record keeping. Matt has experience providing on and off-site EHS support as well as delivering safety and health services to sites in Idaho.


    Areas of Expertise

    • Health and Safety Culture
    • Health and Safety Program Evaluation
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Machine Guarding
    • Fall Protection
    • OSHA Record Keeping
    • Residential Construction Safety
    • Trenching and Excavation Safety
    • Incident Investigation
    • Mechanical Power Presses
    • Electrical Safety Practices
    • Powered Industrial Trucks
    • Accident Investigation
    • Walking-Working Surfaces

    Education
    Bachelor of Science Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Boise State University


    Certifications and Professional Training

    • Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards – #2040
    • Electrical Standards – #3090
    • Introduction to Safety Standards – #1051
    • Evaluation of Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS) – #2451
    • Inspection Techniques and Legal Aspects – #1411
    • Construction Standards – #2001
    • Investigation Interviewing Techniques – #1311
    • Accident Investigation – #1241

    Professional Information

    Prior to joining Hellman & Associates, Inc., Matt worked as a Safety & Health Compliance Officer for the Boise, Idaho OSHA Area Office and as an EHS consultant for the Idaho OSHCON program. In these positions, he had the responsibility of enforcing federal general industry and construction safety and health standards throughout the State of Idaho. This work was completed in a variety of environments including residential construction sites, general industry manufacturing sawmills and a variety of others. He has experience investigating serious incidents such as fatalities and amputations and has assisted employers in becoming compliant with occupational safety and health regulations.

    Cory has over five years of health and safety experience assisting companies with regulatory requirements as well as developing company-specific best practices for their unique challenges. His background includes work in heavy civil and commercial construction, environmental remediation and manufacturing environments. Cory has experience providing full-time EHS support as well as delivering safety and health services to sites around the country.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Confined Space
  • Construction Safety
  • Crane and Rigging Plans
  • Excavation Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Hazardous Waste Remediation
  • Health and Safety Program Development
  • Heavy Equipment Use
  • Incident Investigation
  • Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Analysis
  • Noise Evaluation and Analysis
  • Room Treatment for Reverberant Noise
  • Safety Management System Development
  • Standards Interpretation

  • Education
    Masters of Science, Environmental Health, Colorado State University
    Bachelor of Science, Safety, Health and Environmental Applied Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Certifications and Professional Training
  • Certified Safety Professional – #38277
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician – #13775
  • EM385-1-1 40-Hour
  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER and 8-Hour Supervisor

  • Professional Information
    Prior to joining Hellman & Associates, Inc., Cory worked as a Safety & Health Officer for an environmental remediation company. In this position, he had the responsibility of developing plans and procedures to protect employees from chemicals of concern including asbestos, mercury, benzene and other volatile organic compounds during clean-up activities. This work was completed under a variety of private entities, general contractors and governmental organizations including the US Army Corps of Engineers.
    Jordan Zirker has knowledge and a background in fall protection, CPR/First Aid, excavation/trenching and respiratory protection throughout his career as a safety professional. His previous experience taught him the value of an efficient organization system, fact-based decision making, and a dedication to maintaining and improving safety cultures, while also taking every opportunity to teach and train others on the importance of safety in the workplace as well as in our everyday lives.

    Area of Expertise
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Fall Protection
  • Excavation/Trenching
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Ergonomics
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • SDS Management
  • Health & Safety Program Development
  • Health & Safety Support and Training
  • OSHA Compliance

  • Education
    Bachelor of Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Brigham Young University-Idaho

    Professional Certifications
  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER
  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
  • Colorado SWMP Certification
  • Excavation Safety Training for Competent Persons (CPT)

  • Professional Information
    Prior to joining Hellman & Associates, Jordan worked as an EHS Consultant at Cardinal Health. Through his time there, he gained experience in risk assessments, lock-out tag-out procedures, safety program implementation, record-keeping and inspections/audits in a distribution setting. He also worked in the safety department at BYU-Idaho as a HAZMAT Safety Specialist and was responsible for the appropriate storage and disposal of all chemicals used on campus while also managing the safety data sheets. Other experience was gained while teaching CPR/First Aid courses, inspecting and maintaining automated external defibrillators (AED’s) and implementing a new inspection system for the safety department. Most recently, Jordan gained experience in the construction industry as a Safety Specialist for Brinkman Construction, a General Contractor based in Fort Collins. There, he gained experience managing a safety program on a company-wide scale, managing multiple sub-contractors, fire extinguisher inspections, monthly safety audits, leading safety trainings and adhering to state storm-water regulations.

    Laura Colombo, Financial Manager

    Colton Hellman, Financial Administrator

    Melody Miller, Sales Development Representative