Receive Specialized Safety Services for your Business
Our region boasts some of the richest resources on earth, with a long history of success in manufacturing, construction, and mining companies keeping the economy vibrant. Our people are some of the most resilient, too.
Safety among our employees is important to us. These are our friends, family members, and neighbors. Let OECS workplace safety experts step up and take on your unique safety challenges with you. Our experts can visit your facility to provide the following workplace safety services in northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin:
- OSHA compliance: for general industry and construction
- Workplace safety training: all facets of safety for employees
- Environmental compliance: including program writing services
- MSHA training: including best practices
- Facility safety audits: to analyze your current processes and risks
- MN OSHA grant work assistance: awards funds to qualifying employers for projects
- Specialized training: tailored to the needs of your business
OECS is your one stop shop provider of safety and environmental services. You will save hours, even weeks worth of time in your search for safety solutions. Call us today to learn more.
Meet the OECS Team Serving Northeastern Minnesota
Tim O’Connor is a safety consultant and field associate with OECS. Tim started with OECS in January 2016 after retiring from the U.S. Army after 25 years of honorable service. He has more than 19 years of progressive safety experience in program writing, job hazard analysis and mitigation, hazardous materials handling and on-site field safety implementation. Tim is a certified Workplace Violence Prevention Specialist. He also has accredited environmental compliance training in Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control planning. Tim is proficient in writing and reviewing safety programs to include ISN specific programs.
Tim Peterson, CHST
Vice President of Operations
Tim is the Vice President of Operations and a key senior strategic management member of OECS. He manages field operations in Minnesota, South and North Dakota and has extensive experience in regulatory issues in construction and general industry.
Mike has been an active MSHA Inspector for 10 years, from 2007 until 2017. His work included inspecting surface and underground mines, accident investigation, and enforcement actions when necessary. Prior to becoming an inspector, he spent time working as a surface coal miner and at gypsum mines. His duties included drilling and blasting material as well as operating several types of heavy mobile equipment, such as front end loaders, dozers, cranes, trucks, scrapers, road graders, and excavators.
"We have worked with OECS for a number of years and find the value we obtain in the services they provide to be immeasurable. In working with OECS, we not only feel confident in our level of compliance, we more importantly feel that our employees are provided the tools they need to create a safe work environment.
From safety training to on-site audits to record-keeping and everything in between, OECS makes sure we are on track and up-to-date! They are also always available and ready to answer any questions we may have regarding safety or compliance. Members of the OECS team are definitely experts in their field. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their assistance to anyone!"
- Teresa Donahue, Technical Manager of Van Technologies, Inc.