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Over 30 years of experience working for you! 

We are a 30 year old company, specializing in Industrial Loss Prevention by means of Safety Inspection and Training of Employees in Workplace & Environmental Safety.

Areas of Expertise: Mechanical Engineering -   Environmental Facility Auditor - Structural Engineering - Maritime Science - Environmental Engineering - Fire Fighting Services - Emergency Medical Services - Third Party Trainers - Environmental Affairs Director - Class ‘A’ Certified Driver - D.O.T. Compliance - Emergency Response Trainers - Chemistry - Hazardous Waste Transportation - Treatment & Disposal Expert - Director of Hazardous Waste -  Transportation Fleet - NFPA Confined Space Competent Person - Corporate Safety & Environmental Affairs Director 

John W. Furrh 
Owner, Instructor

John’s constant objective is to improve the company’s performance and service to its clients. He analyzes and reviews everything that is going to get to the customer, to make sure it is right for them and their operation. John is our lead instructor.

He came from the chemical manufacturing industry and serviced hundreds of companies in the metal finishing industry. His service was provided to many of the New England General Electric Plants, weapons manufacturing, aerospace, and metal fabrication industries. He designed, manufactured, and installed chemical process and storage tanks and turn key systems for processing and chemical waste treatment.

With over 30 years of experience in the industry and coordinating OSHA and environmental compliance, he left the manufacturing industry to start a safety consultant company in 1989.

Jennie F. Cormier
Executive Vice President

Jennie spent 20 years in direct sales before joining the John W. Furrh Associates team. During that time, she developed skills in training and marketing. In 1986, she started working in the safety field throughout New England. Now, with over 30 years at John W. Furrh Associates, her main emphasis has been on developing the client base in the Automotive, Marine and Transportation fields. Jennie is also involved in the company's administrative facets, such as accounting, billing and scheduling. She is the liaison to the client and works with them and their key personnel in developing and providing their Safety and Compliance needs, however large or small they might be.

Jennie has developed many of the programs that the company offers and she has specific expertise as an advisor in the areas Storwater-NPDES and SPCC (Spill Control and Countermeasure Plan).

Kristin L. Perkins
Vice President, Instructor

Kristin oversees customer service and relations. In addition, she is a an Instructor and Technical Representative. She leads our team in assisting our clients with Environmental concerns and heads up our RCRA Training Program and assists our clients to assure they have the proper permits in place and are using the correct EPA ID Number. Her expertise also includes Respiratory Training, assisting clients with the set up of Medical Evaluations and writing the Standard Operating Procedures and going on site to do the Training and Fit Testing.

Clients deal with Kristin for their needs in training office personnel in Hazard Communication (Right-to-Know) and Ergonomics General Awareness within the office environment.

Her certifications include: CSHO (Certified Safety and Health Official), Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals for General Industry and Construction Certificates, OSHA General Industry 10 & 30 hour Instructor, Industrial Hygiene Safety and Health Specialist Certificate Program through OSHA. She’s also a Registered Massachusetts Third Party Right-to-Know Instructor. 2018 Dale Carnegie Course.

Paul Simons
Senior Instructor

Paul's background includes over 10 years of safety experience in the shipbuilding and repair industry. His other expertise includes hoisting/crane and equipment operation and has a CDL in the Transportation industry.

As our Senior Instructor since 2015, he conducts training in RTK, Forklift/Hoisting/Crane Safety, MA State Lisence Prep & CEU's for Class 1, 2, and 3, DOT Hazardous Materials Shipping and Function Specific, Hazwoper, Defensive Driving, Lockout/Tagout, Bloodborne Pathogens and Drug/Alcohol Training.

He also assists our clients at their facilities with thorough inspections pertaining to OSHA, fire safety and environmental compliance, SDS maintainence, as well as signage and labeling.

His certifications include: MA Registered Third Party Right-to-Know Instructor, MA Dept. of Public Safety Continuing Education Instructor, OSHA Outreach Trainer for Martitime and Construction, Accident Investigation, OSHA Record Keeping, Marine Straddle Lift Safety, Rigger and Inspector for Level 1 Rigger, Competent Person for Frame Scaffolding/ Lynn Ladder, and Hazwoper, RCRA and DOT Hazardous Materials Shipping.

Gary Richards

Gary's background includes over 25 years working as a Fire Fighter and Paramedic. His other expertise includes sales and inventory management in the auto parts, plumbing and heating fields. Gary worked as the Emergency Medical Coordinator for an ambulance service for over 5 years, where he was responsible for compliance in the areas of department training, including CPR and ACLS yearly and regional updates. Gary was also involved in the bidding, selection and design of all the ambulance and medical devices and equipment.

He joined our team as an Instructor in 2018 and has been assisting our clients at their facilities to stay in compliance by conducting training, thorough inspections pertaining to OSHA, fire safety and environmental compliance, SDS maintenance, as well as signage and labeling.

His certifications include: AHA ACLS Instructor, AHA CPR Instructor, Paramedic Emergency Services, Firefighter 1/2 certified.

James 'Chip' Brackett

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Crystal J. Silva
Information Systems Manager

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Pam Barr
Executive Assistant

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Kristina 'Nina' Stuart
Administrative Assistant

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645 County Street, 6B                    
Taunton, MA 02780


Phone: 508-824-4939                    
Fax: 508-822-8608


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