Thomas Barnes

Tom Barnes

Mr. Barnes began his career in the hazardous material field over 34 years ago. He has actively managed two separate Treatment Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF’s) and has had responsibility for all environmental compliance matters, including OSHA, DOT, and training requirements.

He was also retained in a regional capacity by a hazardous waste company, designated with the responsibility for training and implementation of the company’s industrial services program. This has afforded Mr. Barnes with a detailed look at what today’s businesses are confronted with in the area of environmental, health, and safety compliance. He has also obtained experience through employment with both an analytical services firm and an environmental engineering firm.

Mr. Barnes has a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.A. in Public and Private Management, with a concentration in Private Management, from Birmingham Southern College.

Tom Barnes has served as President of the Alabama Society of Hazardous Materials Managers for 1996 and 1997 and has served as Co-Chair of the Training and Education Standards Committee for the National Academy in 1997. He has also served as an instructor in Certified Hazardous Material Management (CHMM) review courses held at Samford University, Faulkner State Community College, and the Bevel Center for Environmental Technology.

Tom is also an authorized Training Outreach Instructor for OSHA and is certified to perform both 10 hour and 30 hour certification courses for both the general industry and construction programs. Tom has performed classroom presentations at both statewide and national conferences over the past five years.

Ron McClennyRon McClenny

Ron McClenny comes from the Converting Industry. Ron holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and has over 25 years of experience in high tech converting manufacturing operations. He has held management positions including Director of Operations, Vice President and General Manager, and Engineering Manager. His responsibilities in industry have included Engineering, EHS, Quality, SCM, and Production.
Ron is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has extensive experience in quality systems and continuous improvement.

Ron is currently heading up CSI’s Electrical Safety Program including 70E Arc-Flash Analysis. Ron’s current scope of work includes but not limited to the following:

  • 70E Arc-Flash Analysis
  • Qualified Electrical Person training
  • Electrical Safety Program (ESA) development and implementation
  • ISO 14001 and 45001 program development and implementation
  • General EHS including JSA’s and written program development

Curtis PooleCurtis Poole

Curtis Poole graduated with an Associate of Science Degree and has received multiple certifications through University of Alabama and Georgia Tech. He began his career in industry as an operator with a spandex manufacturing facility.

Curtis was soon given responsibility for daily production and quality. In 4 years he was promoted to the Environmental, Health and Safety Technician (EHS Technician) position and was responsible for the facility safety and environmental programs. He performed all safety training and helped with compliance of environmental permits, including managing the site’s hazardous waste program as a large quantity generator. After serving 6 years as EHS Technician, Curtis was promoted to EHS Specialist and assumed the task of keeping the plant compliant within OSHA regulations, ADEM, and EPA. In this role Curtis had to become familiar with all Federal and State laws, and regulation in accordance with SID, NPDES and Major Source Operating permits.

Curtis later accepted a position with resin coating proppant facility as a Safety, Environmental and Health Manager and was responsible for all safety and environmental compliance. In this role he traveled to parent companies and helped with safety / environmental compliance performing audits and training in addition to total Safety, Environmental and Health responsibilities for his home base facility in Birmingham.

Qualification and Certifications:

  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • DOT Certified and DOT Trainer
  • Certified Forklift Training Instructor
  • 8 Hour Certified of Academic and Field Instruction in Bomb Threat Response to a Terrorist Incident
  • Certified Respirator Trainer and Fit Test Instructor
  • HAZWOPER Instructor
  • OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer
  • OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer
  • Excavation and Trenching for the Competent Person

Tommy Jones

Tommy graduated with an Associate of Science Degree in Business Management and an Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services. After serving in the EMS field for 10-plus years, he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety Management from Athens State University. Tommy went on to graduate from Birmingham School of Law to receive his Juris Doctorate Degree. After a short stint in the law field, he found his way back to his passion for keeping people safe. Tommy has received multiple certifications through the University of Alabama and Georgia Tech.

Tommy has a combined 30 years of experience in EHS, Safety, and Law. He has extensive experience with OSHA audits and negotiating fines at the informal conference process. Tommy has experience in the heavy manufacturing industry, the tier-I automotive industry, and the construction industry. He has helped businesses start EHS programs from the ground up, including Emergency Preparedness Plans, LOTO Plans, Machine Guarding, Workers Compensation, and Environmental Plans.

Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Certified Forklift Training Instructor
  • HAZWOPER Instructor
  • LOTO Program development and Verification Processes
  • ISO 14001 development and implementation
  • ISO 14001 Auditor
  • Construction Industry EHS
  • Manufacturing Industry EHS
  • EHS Audits and Inspections
  • Accident Investigations
  • Excavation and Trenching for the Competent Person

Robert L. Pope Jr.

Robert has over twelve (12) years of occupational safety, health, and environment experience in the manufacturing and oil/gas industries. He served as an EMT in the Birmingham area for over 10 years. He has worked in a variety of industries including oil and gas, steel, pipeline, coal/coke, manufacturing, construction, railroad, concrete, and medical.

Qualifications and certifications:

  • First aid, CPR, AED instructor
  • Defensive driving instructor
  • PEC Safeland Safegulf instructor
  • Certified Forklift instructor
  • H2S instructor
  • DOT compliance
  • Hazard Waste management

Robert has traveled all over the US managing HSE programs in various industries during his career. He started in the coal/coke industry as a medic and progressed into HSE where he later began working his way into more prominent roles. Robert is well versed in incident investigation, workers’ compensation, OSHA compliance, environmental requirements, and ISO certification processes; Robert can develop program needs such as policies, procedures, and training.

Robert currently lives in Falkville, AL. with his wife and kids.

Kelly LittleKelly Little

Kelly Little is an individual dedicated to the safety and environmental industry. He attended college at Bessemer State College studying Architectural and Mechanical Design. After working in the design and quality assurance fields, he began his career as a safety representative in 1998. Many years of experience were acquired in the foundry and Tier I automotive industries.

In 2012, Kelly began consulting work, helping companies to implement programs and comply with regulatory agencies. He is CSMP-certified through the Institute of Safety Management. Training and experience includes Electrical Safety, Lockout/Tagout, Industrial Hygiene, Workers’ Compensation, and Hearing Conservation. He is a qualified 10- and 30-hour OSHA Outreach Trainer in general industry. Kelly is a certified trainer in CPR, AED, and First Aid through the American Red Cross.

In addition to his diverse HSE experience, Kelly is trained as an Internal Lead Auditor and has implemented and managed ISO 14001 environmental programs.

Kelly lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife, and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Mark StaggsMark Staggs

Mark Staggs served as Safety and Health Officer for an Environmental Response company in Birmingham, AL tasked with planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining a variety of health, safety, and environmental programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees.

Mark has planned, implemented, coordinated, and assessed accidents, fire prevention, and occupational safety and health programs under the general direction of General Manager, utilizing knowledge of industrial safety-related engineering discipline and operating regulations. He has developed and recommended new procedures and approaches to safety and loss prevention based on reports of incidents, accidents, and other data gathered from office personnel. Mark was also responsible for auditing safety compliance, inspecting field work sites, and assisting managers and supervisors in implementing timely corrective actions for unsafe acts or conditions.

As a Site Health and Safety Officer, Mark ensured all operations were completed safely, developed and implemented the Site HASP including preparing daily tailgate safety meetings, ensured Job Safety Analysis (JSAs), work permits, and confined space permits were completed properly, and performed air monitoring of the site as hazards and operations dictate. He completed periodic safety sweeps of the site performing observations and safety audits of the work being performed and had the authority to change an operation if it is being completed in an unsafe manner.

Mr. Staggs served as the Environmental Protection Specialist for the USN at the Cutler Naval Communication Station in Cutler, ME.  He was tasked with the oversight of 2 EPA/MEDEP-permitted operations under the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Mark also managed the Base HAZWASTE Program, Base contact for the Natural Resources and Cultural Resource Programs. He inspected and administered the Tank Management Program, was the Response manager for all spills and cleanups, and Base Manager for all Environmental Restoration Projects.

Mark served 22 years in the United States Coast Guard. During his career, he was tasked as a Pollution Investigator and Transfer Facility Inspector while attached to the Coast Guard Marine Safety office in Houma, LA. Acknowledged by peers and supervisors for raising the efficiency of operations with a 30% reduction of personnel. This enabled the effective management of more than 150 bulk liquid transfer facilities, response to approximately 1,300 pollution reports, and enforcement of pollution prevention regulations within one of the most environmentally sensitive estuaries in the nation. He planned, organized, and managed the daily activities of the Port Operations Department. Mark’s responsibilities included overseeing Federal Projects, managing the staffing requirements, scheduling training, and personnel evaluations. Mr. Staggs has received the Coast Guard Achievement Award for superior performance.

Cole Lindsey

Cole Lindsey’s background comes from the electric motor industry. Cole graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BS in Criminal Justice. Cole has used what he learned in this degree to further his understanding of the OSHA and NFPA laws and regulations. Alongside his degree, Cole has earned several different certifications including:

  • OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training
  • OSHA 10-Hour (Construction Safety and Health)
  • OSHA 30-Hour (Construction Safety and Health)
  • OSHA 10-Hour (General Industry Safety and Health)
  • Excavation and Trenching for the Competent Person
  • 8-Hour Qualified Electrical Person Training (NFPA 70E)
  • 2023 NFPA 70 NEC (National Electrical Code)
  • General Requirements for Bonding and Grounding, 2023 NEC
  • NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace)
  • Basic Life Support and CPR

Cole spent 8 years working in the electric motor industry where he performed tasks such as general repairs, equipment installations, maintenance, Laser alignments, assisting in the motor winding process, and wiring of single-phase and three-phase induction motors. It was in the electric motor industry that Cole learned the importance of electrical safety in the workplace. Upon his employment at CSI in 2023, Cole began his 70E apprenticeship working under the supervision of Ron McClenny the head of CSI’s Electrical Safety Department. Cole actively supports Ron in conducting 70E Arc-Flash Analysis and Qualified Electrical Person Training.

Stacey Cochran

Stacey Cochran has been with CSI for 3 years as the Administrative Assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alabama. She has over 10 years of experience assisting in a variety of administrative roles including but not limited to document management, data entry, invoicing, and customer service. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, baking, serving in her local church, and traveling. Stacey lives in Centreville, Alabama with her husband and their daughter.

Judy Barnes

Judy Barnes


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