Senior Management Consultant and President at The Safety Training Solution
- Fort Wayne, Indiana Area
- Public Safety
Leanne Coffman's Overview
- 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
- Vice President & Senior Management Consultant at Genesis Management Services
- University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
- High School
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
Team Members: Leanne Coffman
- November 2011 to October 2012
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
Expert HR and OSHA Consultant
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; E-Learning industry
May 2013 – Present (1 year 6 months)
Freelance Content Writer
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry
January 2009 – Present (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.
Self-Employed; 501-1000 employees; Writing and Editing industry
July 2009 – Present (5 years 4 months)
Freelance writer for public and workplace safety and health.
Premier, Medical Paraprofessional and Content Writer
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry
2008 – Present (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 2004 – June 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
- June 2012
The Federal Manual for Workplace Security is an extensive analysis of various security-related topics that pertain to HR and Safety Professionals, covering topics such as emergency plans and disaster management, protecting intellectual property and preventing and responding to workplace violence.
- May 2012
Comprehensive study of risk models and approaches for managing and avoiding various threats to businesses.
- CE Solutions
For CE Solutions, an outstanding continuing education website devoted to EMS and firefighters, Coffman produced a series of articles which are used nationally by public service workers to maintain occupational certification. The medical article Ms. Coffman wrote on Bloodborne Pathogens achieved certification from the Continuing Education Certification Board for Emergency Medical Service (CECBEMS), which is the national accrediting body for emergency medical personnel.
Additional continuing education articles she wrote for the site included:
• Workplace Violence Prevention
• Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
• An Introduction to OSHA
• Bloodborne Pathogens
• Respiratory Protection
• Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plans
• Ergonomics in the Workplace
• Noise and Hearing Protection
• Safe Electrical Practices
• Hazard Communication
• Working in Temperature Extremes
• Stress in the Workplace
• Lifting and Back Safety
- Bottomline Safety
Blog style safety articles for Bottomline Safety, the authorized distributor of the Original Wilkuro Safety Toes. Coffman is a contributor to the site due to their high standards in products and dedication to worker safety.
- Personnel Concepts
Created the introduction to the Ergonomics Training Program for the web-based HR resource, Personnel Concepts.
- Yahoo! Voices
Humorous real-life parenting article.
- Mrs. Bankrupt
Three-part series on healthcare, featured on MSN's Money Central, Smart Spending Blog, August 03,2009.
Leanne Coffman's Skills & Expertise
- Technical Training
- Technical Writing
- Industrial Safety
- Creative Writing
- Web Content
- Copy Editing
- Freelance Writing
- Content Management
- Content Development
- Press Releases
- Short Stories
- Feature Articles
- Content Writing
- Book Reviews
- Social Networking
- Occupational Health
- Employee Training
- Policy Writing
- Workplace Safety
- Security Operations
- AP Style
- Magazine Articles
- Published Author
- SEO copywriting
- Content Strategy
- Marketing Copy
- Online Publishing
- Travel Writing
Leanne Coffman's Education
OSHA Voluntary Compliance Federally Authorized Trainer
2006 – 2006
1979 – 1983
Leanne Coffman's Additional Information
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
- 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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