About Core Safety

Our Foundation

Purpose

To Enhance Workplace Safety and Health

At CORE Safety Group, our core mission is to assist our client enhance their workplace safety and health programs. From the onset, we have aimed to not only meet but exceed expectations by supporting our clients with the tools and resources they need to protect their work environments and their workforce.

Mission

To Deliver Comprehensive Safety Solutions

Our commitment to safety drives us to deliver comprehensive solutions that bolster operational efficiency and improve safety records. CORE Safety Group’s team, holding top-tier certifications, deeply understands the unique challenges in various sectors, enabling us to provide effective health and safety resources to help organization cut incidents, boost safety culture, and enhance profitability and reputation.

Values

Professionalism – Our team is recognized for its professional certifications and commitment to excellence in safety, earning trust among peers and entities like OSHA.

Experience – We possess vast experience across a broad spectrum of industries, enabling us to provide tailored solutions.

Reliability – We are committed to supporting our clients through challenges, including OSHA violations or insurance claims.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Russ Bartholomew

Based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Russ has served as CORE Safety’s President since the company’s inception in 2009. Russ has over 22 years of experience and is highly skilled in the development of corporate safety programs. Russ has spent much of his career helping employers deal with large insurance losses and training supervisors and leadership on the cost benefits of an effective safety program and culture. Russ has successfully administered several owner controlled insurance programs and is experienced in the development of loss control programs to aggressively manage claims. He continues to be a leader in the safety community and participates in many local safety committees including the Associated General Contractors, the American Society of Safety Professionals, and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Russ is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Occupational Health and a Bachelor of Science in Safety Management and currently holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), and Occupational Hygiene & Safety Technician (OHST) certifications from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Russ Bartholomew

President

CSP, CHST, OHST

rbartholomew@coresafety.com

Kraig Kyle

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Kraig serves as Vice President of CORE Safety. In this role, Kraig provides leadership and support to CORE’s company growth initiatives and operational processes. Kraig’s background includes over 19 years of practical safety management experience that includes developing and managing corporate safety programs and advising client leadership on best management and loss control practices. He has experience in loss control such as worker’s compensation, general liability, and claims management. These experiences include effectively developing and implementing safety and claims management strategies on billions of dollars of wrap-up insurance programs. Kraig participates in many local safety organizations such as American Subcontractors Association, Associated General Contractors, Board of Certified Safety Professionals and American Society of Safety Professionals.

Kraig is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety Management and currently holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) certifications from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Kraig Kyle

Vice President

CSP, CHST

kkyle@coresafety.com

Scott Lydick

Based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Scott serves as CORE Safety’s point of contact for consulting services and focuses on developing existing relationships into lasting relationships with our clients’ management teams. Scott has over 20 years of experience in safety management, including loss control and claims management for manufacturing and construction industries. He is highly experienced in the onsite safety management of large-scale construction, hospital renovation, industrial retrofit, and demolition projects. He has developed, implemented and managed corporate safety programs, policies and procedures to impact overall safety performance. He has also developed and implemented job-site specific safety plans, fall protection plans, job site hazard analysis, and adverse weather plans for critical construction and demolition activities for pharmaceutical, hospital, chemical, and manufacturing industries. Scott is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety, Associated General Contractors, Building Contractor Association, Board of Certified Safety Professionals and the American Red Cross.

Scott is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Safety Management and currently holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), Occupational Hygiene & Safety Technician (OHST) and the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certifications from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Scott Lydick

Director of Safety Services

CSP, CHST, OHST

scottlydick@coresafety.com

Bill French

Based in Dallas, Texas, Bill provides leadership for department operations and developing business strategies within the company. Bill is a multi-degreed safety professional with 15 years of experience in safety management, including loss control, risk management, program development and implementation, accident investigation and training. He has participated in a variety of construction projects including large corporate campuses, healthcare, higher education, hospitality and aviation. Bill is an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, Associated General Contractors, National Registry of Environmental Professionals and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Bill is a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University and holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety. He holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Bill French

Director of Safety Services

CSP

bill.french@coresafety.com

Qualifications

Our leadership members at CORE Safety Group have degrees in Occupational Safety Management and hold credentials that are certified through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, such as:

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST)

These certifications offer recognition among safety and health practitioners such as OSHA and underscore our proactive approach to maintaining and advancing industry safety standards. They demonstrate competence to employers and employees, increase confidence in occupational health and safety programs, help improve our clients’ profitability through reduced incidents and losses, and enhance our clients’ safety image.

Experience

CORE Safety Group has vast experience and knowledge about the safety challenges in all different types of environments. Construction, insurance programs, healthcare, hotel, residential and multi-family, retail, municipal, transportation, mining, manufacturing, industrial, oil and gas, and power industries are no strangers to our staff. Our goal is to provide your company with peace of mind by providing efficient, and effective services that will help in supporting your health and safety program needs.

Expertise

Diverse Sector Knowledge

CORE Safety Group’s team possesses a deep understanding of the unique safety challenges that arise in a variety of sectors. Our goal is to provide assistance to your company through it’s implementation of an efficient, and effective health and safety program. By focusing on these sectors, our safety resources support the mitigation of risks and enhance your operational safety across all levels of operation.

Specialization

Focused Regulatory Compliance

Our expertise extends into specialized areas such as insurance programs, retail, municipal settings, and transportation. This allows us to address the specific needs of these environments, enhancing safety protocols that are not only compliant but also advance industry standards. Our staff are adept at navigating the complex regulations and operational challenges these sectors face.

Industry

Operational Safety Focus

We have significant experience across construction, healthcare, renewable energy, residential and multi-family housing. This broad exposure enables us to tailor our approaches effectively, providing your organization with tools and resources that are industry-specific and up to date. We also excel in heavy industries including mining, oil & gas and power industries.

Core Safety Locations Nationwide

Locations

National Coverage, Local Expertise

Over our years of operation, CORE Safety Group has grown into a national provider of safety consulting services, specializing in OSHA compliance support. Our expansion allows us to deliver a full scale of safety consulting, staffing, training, and ongoing support to the construction and general industry sectors from multiple locations across the country. Whether our clients require one-time, part-time, or full-time support, we’re equipped to offer the resources to assist organizations in protecting their greatest asset: People.

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