2020 Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series
Jason Birdwell
North America Training Manager
The Crosby Group

Riggings Awareness, principles of safe riggings and lifting and applicable standards overview
September 24, 2:00 PM Eastern

A full time rigging and product trainer with The Crosby Group for 5 years before becoming the North America Training Manager in 2020. Prior to joining Crosby, he spent 15 years with Schlumberger Oilfield Services. While at Schlumberger, he worked as a field engineer running and supervising jobs including crane and rigging operations. After 8 years in the field, he spent the next 7 years as a technical instructor training engineers and operators from all over the globe. Jason has a BS in Mathematics with a minor in Physics from Angelo State University.

Henry Brozyna
Industrial Product Trainer
Columbus McKinnon

Chain Hoists & Monorial inspection requirements and best practices
September 10, 2:00 PM Eastern

Henry has dedicated 30 years to the material handling industry as an Associate for the Columbus McKinnon Corporation (CMCO). He started as a machinists/fabricator constructing & assembling the conveyors for CMCO’s tire shredder. Shortly thereafter, Henry designed, built, and troubleshot gantry type crane systems used as personnel assists for CMCO’s Medical Products Division. He spent the next several years as a hoist and crane quotation specialist. Soon after was promoted to the Cady Lifter division designing below the hook lifting equipment and specialty lifts and rigging. Henry has traveled throughout the world teaching proper rigging techniques, rigging gear inspection and hoist crane inspection and maintenance. Henry holds an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Henry has been training since 2006.

Joe Otten
Director of Learning and Development

Cranes and Wire Rope Hoist inspection requirements and best practices
September 17, 2:00 PM Eastern

Joe started his career in 1989 and has worked in the Overhead Crane Industry for the past 30 years. During his career he has held various positions including crane installations, sales, operations management, business director and for the past 8 ½ years as the Director of Training and Development for Konecranes.

Therese Stawowy
Supervisory Safety Specialist
OSHA – Regional Office - Atlanta

OSHA Crane and Hoists inspections focus + resources from CMAA, HMI and MMA.
September 3, 2:00 PM Eastern

She oversees a staff of six, comprised of two safety engineers, two industrial hygienists and a safety specialist, who provide technical support to eleven area offices throughout the Southeast.  She started with the agency as a Compliance Officer in 2007.   She has a Master's degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University and prior to joining OSHA, she worked in private sector manufacturing as a Safety Manager for approximately six years and before that, in a business management capacity for approximately nine years.