John J. Meola, CSP, ARM
Mr. Meola has been in the occupational, transportation, and industrial safety arena since graduating Rhode Island College in 1976. He began his safety career as a Safety Supervisor at the US Navy nuclear submarine shipyard providing training, compliance surveys and teaching in-depth safety practices. Mr. Meola then turned to the insurance industry performing safety and risk management consulting which included field safety audits and inspections, training and developing safety programs for insured clients in a wide range of industry including heavy construction, road, bridge, pipeline, high voltage transmission line construction, open pit mine and quarry. He continued to move towards the transportation industry by becoming the Safety Manager for the first asset management firm in the United States. There he authored and maintained the firm’s safety and health program, conducted on-site safety audits and facility inspections, presented training programs, developed risk and performance metrics and implemented a drug and alcohol screening program in accordance with US DOT program. Currently he administers PILLAR’s safety program performing similar duties for PILLAR and their clients.
Mr. Meola has published two safety guidebooks and contributed numerous articles to various construction industry trade magazines and publications. He presents various safety webinars with several training companies and is an adjunct professor with Virginia Commonwealth University, Mr. Meola is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), an OSHA Section 1926 Outreach 500 Trainer, a NIMS/TIMS Highway Incident Response Trainer, and currently serves as the Treasurer of the Richmond Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).