Dwayne R. Towles, MS, CSHM
Dwayne is President and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Safety & Health, LLC headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. He has over 30 years’ experience in occupational safety and fire protection. He holds a Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management and a Bachelor of Science in Fire Prevention and Control. He is also a Board Certified Safety & Health Manager (CSHM) accredited by the Council on Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.
With Advanced Safety & Health, Dwayne and his staff have worked with clients such as LG&E Energy Services, Lockheed Martin, Beam-Suntory, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, BASF Corporation, Corrections Corporation of America, American Electric Power, FreightCar America, and many others where they are involved in multiple aspects of occupational safety, regulatory compliance, and industrial hygiene services. Prior to establishing the company in 2000, Dwayne was the Accident Prevention Leader for EBI Companies in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has served as a corporate safety and security manager for a large manufacturing company as well as a safety engineer for a U.S. defense contractor working on the production of the Multiple Launch Rocket System and various other weapons projects for the military.
Along with his safety background, Dwayne also has a significant experience in various fire and emergency services capacities. He has a proven track record of assisting companies in developing and executing accident prevention strategies that have seen tangible results in reducing the frequency and severity of occurrences and in turn saving companies millions of dollars and preventing hundreds of injuries each year.
Dwayne is an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for the Construction and General Industry 10- and 30-hour programs and performed for many years as a trainer for the OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC) at Eastern Kentucky University. With the OTIEC Program, Dwayne instructed a significant number of the OSHA-numbered courses as well as specialty safety training for the various U.S. Army Safety Officers Courses and the Correctional Safety Officers Certificate Program. In addition, he has served as an Adjunct Instructor for the Indiana University Occupational Safety undergraduate program.
With over 30 years’ experience in the safety field, Dwayne is qualified to offer safety expert witness and litigation support (consulting expert) for clients located throughout the United States. He has worked with numerous clients and their legal counsel on OSHA, Worker’s Compensation, and liability matters.