World Class Safety – A Safety Fest TN Special Session

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm, join Joe Fleetwood of EnergySolutions, and Jacque Gierth of Performance Pipe when they present World Class Safety moderated David Blessman of TOSHA. All classes, sessions, and demonstrations at Safety Fest TN are free but registration is required to ensure there is enough space. More info below.

The Class

Learn from World Class companies in a special session moderated by Mr. Blessman, TOSHA. Representatives from TOSHA Star-VPP companies will discuss their programs, operating experience, lessons learned and special projects that keep them safe and competitive at work, at home and in the community.

The Presenters

Joe Fleetwood, CSP, CIH: Joe is the Health & Safety Manager at EnergySolutions in Oak Ridge, TN. After graduating from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Environmental Health, Joe began his health & safety career with consulting and transitioned to a site health and safety position in 2016. Joe is a Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, and is currently serving as Vice President of the East TN Chapter of ASSP.


Jacque Gierth: Jacque is a 28 year employee of Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. She has spent 18 years in the EHS Representative position active in EHS with all Performance Pipe facilities and mentoring other facilities, where possible, in achieving VPP. The facility has been a VPP Star site since 2005 and proud recipient of the Tennessee Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health for 11 years.

Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

The Moderator

David Blessman: David has worked for TOSHA for 17 years serving in the positions of Industrial Hygienist, Health Consultant, Occupational Safety Specialist, Safety Supervisor and most recently as VPP Manager. He has also worked in private industry as a Safety Specialist for an Automotive Parts Manufacturer and as an Industrial Hygienist for the PACE and USW International Unions.

Tennessee Volunteer STAR

Safety Fest TN

Safety Fest TN provides a week of free safety and health training annually in Oak Ridge, and Knoxville, Tennessee, and is dedicated to the mission of making the region the safest place to work and live in the United States. The classes, demonstrations, and sessions are free to all who register to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn safety and health skills.

The event will be held April 29 – May 3, 2019 at multiple locations in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the combined efforts small and large businesses; local, state, and federal agencies; colleges and universities; and non-profit organizations.

“Safety at work, at home, and in the community.”

Last year’s event included 110 free safety classes, sessions, and demonstrations. The 125 instructors and presenters were graciously provided by 105 organizations, just like yours, giving back to the community. Your organization can partner, sponsor or provide resources too – showing commitment to safety at work, at home, and in the community!

Class schedule has launched and online registration is available.

Exhibition spaces and sponsorship opportunities are available now!

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