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SAFETY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE BORING!

Helping businesses and organizations develop stronger health and safety programs with engaging and interactive learning.

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Training that REALLY is entertaining.

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Does your workforce actually have the skills and knowledge to perform their tasks safely?

  • We create an interactive, involved, and lighter training atmosphere.

  • Our content and conversations will be relevant to what goes in your field and shops.

  • We focus discussions on how to improve real-life situations and processes.

  • We facilitate hands-on and group exercises with a variable pace to keep all learning styles interested.

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Training courses offered. If you don't see a desired topic, just ask!

Construction Safety

  • OSHA 10 & 30 Hr. Certifications

  • MSHA 8 Hour Refersher

  • MSHA 24 Hour New Miner

  • Basic Electrical Safety

  • Excavation and Trenching

  • Basic Fall Protection

  • PPE

  • Permit Required Confined Space

  • Silica Awareness

Equipment Operation

  • Aerial Lift (scissor and boom)

  • Cranes and Rigging (basic)

  • Crane Signaling

  • Power Industrial Truck (forklift)

Health and First Aid

  • Basic First Aid CPR/AED

  • RPE/Fit Testing

Emergency Response

  • Emergency Action Procedures

  • Fire Safety

  • Spill Response

  • Hazcom/GHS

Hazardous Materials

  • DOT Hazardous Material Shipping

  • DOT Materials of Trade

  • Hazwoper 8 Hr. refresher

  • RCRA

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Monica Rakoczy

Owner

Born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, I grew up walking jobsites with my father who ran a construction company. I graduated from Penn State University and started my career with a large General Contractor in Chesapeake, Virginia. This exposed me to the daily operations of how a job gets done – the true nuts and bolts of our industry. I began working heavily with equipment which began my foray into safety management. During my years at the CC, I took many training classes, and quickly learned what training was effective with our field crews and what didn't resonate.

After the CC, I transitioned to work in sales for the trench safety side of nationwide rental company. This is where I developed my love and passion of all things trench safety. Eventually my role expanded to include training. I began teaching Competent Person Trench Safety and Permit Required Confined Space classes monthly in the Mid-Atlantic Region. I finally had a career path that made sense – training was what I was meant to do! I Loved it, and my customers kept coming back for more.

After relocating back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family, I took a position as a full time safety consultant. My class offerings quickly grew from 2 to over 20, and I expanded from a construction focus to industrial and utilities. I became involved in the 811 partnerships, which led to public speaking events at safety days across the state, as well as an active role in regional partnerships.

About me
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KEYNOTING WITH A PURPOSE!

Tackling all aspects of health and safety, I aim to maintain the truth about construction and industrial industries.

In the News

Monica regularly shares her expertise through various news outlets.

Monica talks about how to make the job site safer through training.

Monica's advice for how to have difficult conversations with operators.

Monica discusses how technology is impacting safety on the job site.

Gavin Jenkins talks safety with Monica.

Lancaster Online asked Monica about her business roots.

Learn how Monica pivoted her business to help during COVID-19.

In the News
Testamonials

When we first engaged Monica Rakoczy to assist with our safety training it was simply to meet our regulatory obligations.  We had tried other companies over our 20 years in business and frankly the attitude of our 50+ workforce was typically "Do I have to go through this again?"  Having had to sit through a number of sessions myself, I knew exactly what they were thinking, monotonous and boring.

 

Monica's training sessions have been anything but.  From the very first session it was clear that Monica's approach to training; hands-on, interactive, interspersed with a touch of humor, hit just the right cord with our workforce.  Comments like "that was awesome" and "that's the most I've gotten out of a training session in my 20 years here" are commonplace after her presentations.  I have to concur with my workforce, Monica Rakoczy is an awesome Safety Trainer.

Earl Furman, President & CEO - Versatek Enterprises, LLC

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