Leanne Coffman

Leanne Coffman

Senior Management Consultant and President at The Safety Training Solution

Location
Fort Wayne, Indiana Area
Industry
Public Safety

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Leanne Coffman's Overview

Current
  • Senior Management Consultant and President at The Safety Training Solution
  • Expert HR and OSHA Consultant at OneForte
  • Freelance Content Writer at Elance
  • Freelance Writer at Demand Studios
  • Premier, Medical Paraprofessional and Content Writer at Helium.com
Past
  • Vice President & Senior Management Consultant at Genesis Management Services
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Leanne Coffman's Summary

Throughout her career, Leanne Coffman has instructed more than six thousand individuals in government required trainings for general industry and developed numerous site-specific compliance programs for clients. Along with workplace safety and health, Coffman specializes in human resource management that fits clients’ unique criteria and facility organization. Through the decade Ms. Coffman has spent in consulting, casework routinely exposes her to a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing to healthcare facilities. Professionally, these experiences continually augment her knowledge of complex HR and workplace safety issues.

As a consultant, Coffman assesses workplace conditions and delivers training programs and policies for clients on topics relating to diversity, anti-discrimination laws, violence prevention, substance abuse and occupational safety and health compliance. Additionally, she has participated in more than twenty-five separate OSHA inspections and subsequent formal and informal conferences. Post-accident investigations, disaster preparedness, and hazard abatement are other arenas of dedicated expertise.

Ms. Coffman serves as an expert witness for two northern Indiana law firms representing client litigation. In 2009, she was an invited presenter on topics of combustible dust and hazard mitigation for the Tri-State Safety Council sponsored, Construction Safety Day in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Also a prolific author and content writer, Coffman’s published works include medical and mental health articles, as well as on topics regarding workplace safety, OSHA compliance, personal and public health, human resource, legal aspects of employment and disaster response.

More than 1,000 articles have been published by Coffman throughout her writing career.

She has authored or collaborated on various books and training manuals, including portions of a comprehensive ergonomics training program for a leading HR source.

Leanne Coffman's Projects

  • Xpert HR Contributing Author Firm

    • November 2011 to October 2012
    Team Members: Leanne Coffman

    Leanne Coffman, President and Senior Management Consultant of the Safety Training Solution, who has over a decade of experience in employment law and workplace safety regulations, was recently commissioned as a subject matter expert to write for XpertHR, an award winning, subscription-only website for HR professionals, recently released by Reed Business Information, in partnership with LexisNexis.

    Written by the top employment attorneys in the country, XpertHR is an online resource which helps the HR Professional comply with employment and labor law at the municipal, state and federal levels.

    Ms. Coffman specifically contributed more than forty-five submissions, including Xpert HR’s Federal Manual for Workplace Security, which is an extensive analysis of various security-related topics that pertain to HR and Safety Professionals. The Workplace Security Manual covered topics such as, emergency plans and disaster management, protecting intellectual property and preventing and responding to workplace violence.

Leanne Coffman's Experience

Senior Management Consultant and President

The Safety Training Solution

April 2010Present (4 years 7 months) Northern Indiana

The Safety Training Solution provides live support, technical advice, and timely publications in the challenging arenas of OSHA compliance, HR and disaster preparedness.

Expert HR and OSHA Consultant

OneForte

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; E-Learning industry

May 2013Present (1 year 6 months)

Freelance Content Writer

Elance

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

January 2009Present (5 years 10 months)

Creates continuing education articles for emergency responders and general industry clients. Consultant for clients on safety training development, risk management, security and public health projects. Contract writer for blogs, technical writing and professional articles.

Freelance Writer

Demand Studios

Self-Employed; 501-1000 employees; Writing and Editing industry

July 2009Present (5 years 4 months)

Freelance writer for public and workplace safety and health.

Premier, Medical Paraprofessional and Content Writer

Helium.com

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry

2008Present (6 years)

Freelance writing on various topics, including public and personal health, business-related topics and government compliance.

Vice President & Senior Management Consultant

Genesis Management Services

January 2004June 2009 (5 years 6 months)

Researched & created written reports regarding risk management of facilities. Duties involved OSHA and HR as well as ergonomic evaluations. Conducted trainings of employees nationwide for a variety of industries, including law enforcement, schools, and manufacturing.
Contrasted and compared causation of injury incidents with applicable legal codes and standards.
Reviewed and determined pre-employment candidates for suitability and skill assessment for multiple management clients.

Leanne Coffman's Publications

Leanne Coffman's Skills & Expertise

  1. Technical Training
  2. Technical Writing
  3. Industrial Safety
  4. Editing
  5. Blogging
  6. Publications
  7. Editorial
  8. Publishing
  9. Research
  10. Creative Writing
  11. Proofreading
  12. Web Content
  13. Copy Editing
  14. Copywriting
  15. Journalism
  16. Freelance Writing
  17. Content Management
  18. Content Development
  19. Training
  20. Press Releases
  21. Newsletters
  22. Books
  23. Ghostwriting
  24. Storytelling
  25. Newspapers
  26. Short Stories
  27. Non-fiction
  28. Magazines
  29. Poetry
  30. Feature Articles
  31. Content Writing
  32. Book Reviews
  33. Social Networking
  34. Fiction
  35. Occupational Health
  36. Employee Training
  37. Policy Writing
  38. Workplace Safety
  39. Security Operations
  40. AP Style
  41. Magazine Articles
  42. Published Author
  43. SEO copywriting
  44. Articles
  45. Fact-checking
  46. Content Strategy
  47. Ebooks
  48. Marketing Copy
  49. Online Publishing
  50. Travel Writing

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Leanne Coffman's Education

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

OSHA Voluntary Compliance Federally Authorized Trainer

20062006

High School

19791983

Leanne Coffman's Additional Information

Interests:

As the mother of a child with severe gluten/dairy intolerance and Crohn’s Disease, Coffman often writes and advocates for awareness. Coffman is a proud mother of five amazing human offspring and two furry non-human children. She resides in Northern Indiana and is a two-time cancer survivor, but prefers the term, “life thriving.”

Groups and Associations:

Member Helium.com medical paraprofessionals, American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor, OSHA authorized trainer. Blogger for Coffee Party USA.

Honors and Awards:

Coffman received authorization to conduct federal OSHA 10 & 30 Hour voluntary compliance trainings from the US Department of Labor, Great Lakes Regional OSHA Training Institute (OTI) and certification from the American Red Cross to teach CPR and first aid.

Ms. Coffman has been an expert witness for two northern Indiana law firms representing client litigation and a member of the Lawrence County, Indiana Safety Committee. She has been an invited presenter on topics of combustible dust and hazard mitigation.

Leanne Coffman's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • FEMA/RDPC: AWR 148-W: 8 Hour Course: Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents:Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems
    • FEMA IS-00907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do
    • FEMA IS-00454: Fundamentals of Risk Management
    • FEMA/RDPC: AWR-187-W: Terrorism and WMD Awareness in the Workplace
    • FEMA IS-00319: Tornado Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
    • FEMA IS-00320: Wildfire Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
    • FEMA: IS-00325: Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk and Mitigation
    • FEMA IS-00906: Basic Workplace Security Awareness
    • Department of Defense (DoD): Cyber Challenge (Unclassifed course)
    • Department of Defense (DoD): Tablets and Smart Phones (Unclassified course)

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