In 1998, our company name was WeCare and our logo colors were red and white. My two brothers were call-firefighters in the Town of Auburn, Massachusetts and I was a physical therapist working in the UMass system. My bothers were teaching First aid, CPR classes, part-time, over the summer and their business was growing. My dad suggested I join my brothers and help them build a safety training company.
The Events of 9/11 forever changed our country in many ways. For us, we grew from an emergency management and training company into an occupational, health and safety company for general industry and construction.
By 2007, our youngest brother join the team and took charge of our OSHA Construction Division. We incorporated, and changed the name to Cook Professional Resources, Inc dba Safety Trainers. We service over 20 different industries throughout New England.
Our culture is one based on the way we were raised at children. We still believe in building relationships, handshakes, written thank you notes, please and thank you and your "word" is a contract. Today, we are proud to say that over 60% of our clients have been with us for over 14 years.
Joe is the Director of OSHA Compliance at Cook Professional Resources, Inc. dba Safety Trainers. Joe’s work experience includes carpentry, masonry, hardscape, excavation, steel erection and fabrication of ornamental steel products. In 2000, Joe was the youngest Project Manager working on Gillette Stadium.
After surviving an industrial accident in 2002, where a two thousand pound steel beam landed on his leg in a rigging accident, his focus shifted to safety in the workplace. Joe has been implementing safety programs, writing policy, consulting and training throughout New England since 2007. He holds a 2A and 1C Hydraulics License, OSHA 10 & 30 Instructor Certification in both Construction & General Industry, Qualified Hot Work, High Pressure Spray Foam, NFPA 70e and continues to take courses at the Keene State OSHA Training Institute.
In 2012, he was a featured speaker at JLC Live, he co-hosted on a weekly radio show, has trained over 10,000 people in his career and has personally been the first rescuer on the scene of three cardiac arrests and performed CPR as a lay rescuer all three times.
He has been the lead safety officer on many disaster recovery projects including the Bostik Explosion in 2011 and the third party safety auditor for Whiting Turner Construction and Core Safety.
Contact Joe to get started with your OSHA compliance. 508-799-2857 x 14 or [email protected]
Cook Professional Resources, Inc dba Safety Trainers
PO Box 3488, Worcester, MA 01613
TRAINING CENTER – Open Enrollment Location
49 Canterbury St. Suite 600, Worcester, MA 01610