IISC Trainers

The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council currently has two full-time trainers on staff.  We also contract with additional trainers on a needed basis.  Please contact Jim or Eric with any questions you may have about training courses or safety at your company.  Over-the-phone consultation is free to IISC members!

Jim Silvers, SSH

Director of Program Development & Training
jim@iisc.org | 515-276-4724 ext. 222

Jim is identifiably qualified as an occupational safety and health trainer by several years of experience. He has 19 years of manufacturing experience, 5 years in the chemical industry. He also has over 10 years of experience conducting on-site inspections across the country.

Jim has an extensive background and knowledge in OSHA compliance and is an authorized Outreach instructor for OSHA 10 Hour & 30 Hour.

Jim's experience also extends into Industrial Hygiene, HAZWOPER, and Medical Team training.  Jim has a personal commitment to assist you in creating a strong safety culture within your individual organizations.

Eric Thompson

Trainer/Consultant
eric@iisc.org | 515-276-4724 ext. 221

 Eric has 10+ years of experience in the occupational safety field. He served as an Environmental, Safety and Health Coordinator for several years, overseeing the safety program for a facilities department. This role gives Eric a diverse history in the safety field having experience in both construction and general industry.

Eric also has an extensive background and knowledge in OSHA compliance and is an authorized Outreach instructor for OSHA 10 Hour & 30 Hour.

Eric also has experience and qualifications with NFPA 10, Hazardous Waste Management, Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor, First Aid/CPR/AED Training.

Eric has made a commitment to use his personal experiences to help you improve the safety culture in your workplace and at home.