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Joe VenOsdel

Safety Director

Professional Profile:

Mr. VenOsdel has been in safety management for 12 years and has worked as a Project Safety

Manager / Project Engineer, Loss Control Consultant, Safety Director / Risk Manager. His experience in safety management, providing safety leadership, and risk management on our projects. Experienced in developing safety programs, provide consultative safety services to construction and manufacturing companies, retained to lead safety department, liaison to field staff from executive management through training, and dad-to-day field interactions.

Business Management History:

  • Rachel Contracting, Inc. – Proj. Safety Manager / Proj. Engineer April 2008 – September 2012
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates – Loss Control Consultant October 2012 – January 2016
  • Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. – Safety Director / Risk Manager February 2016 - Present

Current Assignments:

  • Enhance company safety culture to improve loss performance
  • Risk management activities as the company inherently grows
  • Instruct OSHA 10 & 30-hour course; Iowa Lead Safety; MSHA New Minor Training, Forklift and other equipment training classes
  • Manage safety for a staff in excess of 280 employees, 4 locations


  • B.S., Construction Management
  • A.S., Civil Engineering Technology
  • OSHA 500+510 Outreach
  • OSHA 30 Hour
  • CPR/First Aide/AED for Adults and Children
  • USACE Contractor Quality Control
  • Certified Rigging Inspector and Signal Person
  • MNDOT Plan Reading 2010
  • MNDOT Erosion and Storm Water Pollution Management Certification
  • CPC Level 1 Associate
  • NICET Level II

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