Our Team

Robert D. Gilchrist, CSP, CIH   
President

 

 

 

 

Rob is and has been a well-known and highly respected member of the safety community for over 25 years. He purchased Capital Safety Services in 2013, and has focused on providing his colleagues and customers with reliable, affordable and exceptional service. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in Biology and maintains professional certifications as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) in addition to over 25 years of experience in EHS management. He is an Authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for Construction, and has a wealth of experience teaching a wide variety of safety and health trainings. Rob’s excellent training skills and interpersonal abilities allow for highly effective and enjoyable training environments.

  

Kevin D. Labas, CSP, EIT
Director of Operations

 
 

 

 

 

Kevin has been with Capital Safety Services since 2013 working as the Director of Operations. He is a passionate and personable health and safety professional who has worked directly with hundreds of customers and clients in both construction and general industry environments. He takes pride in the improved safety performance he is able to achieve while working with these customers. He is a graduate of Clarkson University with a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering, and maintains professional certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Kevin provides engaging and upbeat training in a wide variety of topics, and is the company’s primary first aid, CPR and AED instructor.  

   

Lisa J. Hunter
Business Manager

Lisa Hunter Capital Safety Services

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa has been working for Capital Safety Services as the Business Manager since 2013. Previously working for a local public school in a similar role, Lisa enjoys the wide variety of challenges and experiences that are in involved in managing the business aspects of a company.  She has dual degrees in Business Management & Accounting, and enjoys coordinating and scheduling training services to satisfy our client needs. 

 

Evan P. Leahy
Assistant Director of Operations

 

 

 

 

 Evan Leahy has been with the Capital Safety Services team since 2015, and has worked in various industries including construction, maritime, and general industry. He has quickly become an extremely knowledgeable, dependable, and versatile health and safety professional. Evan graduated with a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies from Siena College in 2014.  He has spent considerable time consulting and training with heavy manufacturers, textile services, and construction clients. Evan takes pride in providing a tailored and engaging safety training in a friendly and open atmosphere.   

  

Clark W. Conklin
Senior Environmental Health & Safety Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 The longest tenured employee at Capital Safety Services, Clark capitalizes on his 26 years of health and safety experience, including 22 years working as a Federal OSHA Compliance Officer. As an employee of OSHA, Clark conducted over 1200 federal OSHA inspections, including several fatality investigations. After his tenure at OSHA, Clark joined the private industry at Capital Safety Services, to help companies large and small keep their employees safe. He has trained thousands of workers in the greater capital region on topics such as excavation/trenching, confined space, powered industrial truck safety, electrical awareness, introduction to OSHA, caught in/ caught between, and various other safety topics. Clark has remained one of the most sought after instructors with his wealth of experience and training techniques that keep his class participants involved and excited to learn. 

  

Michael F. McMillen
Senior Safety Consultant

 Joining the Capital Safety Services team in 2014, Mike formerly served the Town of Bethlehem, NY Police department for over 25 years both as an officer and investigator. He applies the same detail orientation, work ethic and dedication to the health and safety field, and enjoys the teamwork aspect of bringing all parties together in accomplishing safety goals. Mike is an Authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for Construction, and has vast experience teaching a wide variety of safety and health topics.

 

Jeff Kennedy
Senior Safety Consultant

 

Jeff Kennedy has been apart of the Capital Safety Services team since 2012, and has over 20 years of diverse experience in the construction industry. His experience has been both as a safety professional and also as a project superintendent. Jeff brings an immense resource of knowledge regarding safety management and successful implementation on construction projects. He enjoys creating an environment and culture where people can work without injury, as well as helping companies maintain compliance with health & safety regulations.

 

 

Phil Elmer
Senior Safety Consultant

 

Joining the Capital Safety Services team in 2017, Phil is a an extremely knowledgeable and approachable health and safety professional who has worked directly with numerous companies  in both construction and general industry environments. He is a graduate of Keane State College with a B.S. degree in Occupational Health & Safety Technology. Phil enjoys the challenge and reward of helping to send workers home safe everyday, and enjoys learning from the different trades he works with. Outside of work his hobbies include spending time outdoors, hiking, and traveling to new places.

  

Austin Metcalfe
Safety Engineering Technician

 

 

 

 

 

Austin is the most recent member of the Capital Safety team, joining the company in 2019. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Management with a minor in Occupational Safety & Health from Keene State College in 2018. Austin has safety experience in both construction and general industry through several internships he held this past year. He enjoys inspiring and motivating others to work safe, and the reward of helping to send workers home to their families each and every day.

 

Jill McMillen
Environmental Health & Safety Professional

 

Joining the Capital Safety team in 2019, Jill is an extremely knowledgeable and dependable heath and safety professional. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Engineering from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and is also an Army Veteran. She brings with her over 13 years of experience in the profession, including extensive experience in the heavy construction and commercial building sectors. Jill enjoys being in the safety profession because it’s for the well being of people, which she believes are the most important in asset in every company. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

  • On-Site Safety Services
  • Safety Training
  • Safety Consulting
  • Safety Products

Solutions

  • Site Safety Representatives
  • OSHA Citation/Inspection Assistance
  • Corporate Safety Programs and Manuals
  • Safety Audits
  • Industrial Hygiene

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