Who We Are

Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is a family of seven brands offering complete emergency care training, continuing education, safety training and chemical compliance solutions with one goal: Making the Workplace and Community Safer. That mission is supported by innovative technology, robust administrative systems and exceptional customer support—three areas that have driven our organization forward since 1977.



HSI is the only provider capable of addressing the full set of EH&S and emergency care compliance and training needs for individuals, businesses and trainers.

HSI delivers high-quality training materials, courses and programs in CPR, first aid and advanced emergency care to healthcare professionals, first responders, employees and the community. Our credentialed emergency care training programs meet the requirements of nearly 5,000 state regulatory agencies, occupational licensing boards and national associations in more than 550 occupations and professions.

HSI offers workplace safety and compliance solutions to help meet state and federal regulations. We provide a robust library of training programs and reporting and tracking tools for workplace safety, and also deliver workplace chemical and hazardous materials management that includes safety data sheet (SDS) authoring, environmental reporting and onsite chemical tracking and inventory.

Leadership Team

Get to know the people that are creating the solutions that make protecting and saving lives easier.

Chad Birckelbaw

Chad Birckelbaw, CEO

Chad has over 20 years’ experience in the Safety and Risk Management space, working directly with customers to lower costs, reduce losses, improve efficiency and manage the complexity often associated with regulated industries. Prior to joining HSI in 2016, Chad led the growth of a privately held tech-enabled medical cost containment business, FairPay Solutions, for several years prior to its acquisition by Mitchell International. He has also consulted for several firms across various industries in areas of strategy development and execution, leadership and talent management.

Chad holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University, as well as holding the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.

Frank Powers

Frank Powers, CTO

Frank Powers is the Chief Technology Officer for HSI and is responsible for the development of the information technology infrastructure that manages all the HSI brands.  He brings 15 years' experience developing health and safety training businesses to this role.

Prior to assuming his role of CTO, Frank was the Chief Operating Officer at American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), the CPR and first aid division of HSI. Before joining ASHI, he was the Director of AED Training and Implementation for Cardiac Science, where he drove the expansion of a national training network of over 200 educators and the automation of training class delivery to 8,000 classes a year. Frank has served in senior management roles with Complient Corporation, Quaker State and Blue Coral/Slick 50.

Anthony Corwin

Anthony Corwin, General Manager - Emergency Care

Anthony oversees all aspects of HSI’s Emergency Care business, which includes ASHI, MEDIC First Aid and 24-7. Since joining HSI in 2016, Anthony has played an instrumental role in streamlining the product development process, implementing strategic partnerships and ensuring HSI continues to deliver best-in-class service for all customers.   

Anthony joined HSI from Guardian Industries, where he served as Global Marketing Director, overseeing marketing strategy development and implementation across Europe, South America, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East/North Africa. His accomplishments with Guardian Industries included extensive market and customer segmentation, leading a digital transformation across the organization and aligning global priorities with regional execution.

A graduate of California State University – Fullerton, Anthony also led successful marketing campaigns and strategic initiatives through his leadership positions at Custom Building Products, Makita USA and Hilti.

Kraig Haberer

Kraig Haberer, General Manager - EHS

Kraig is General Manager of EHS, with responsibility for the SafeTec strategic business unit. With more than 20 years of active roles in software businesses, Kraig brings extensive product, marketing and operations experience to HSI.

Kraig is the former COO of SiteHawk, an EHS software provider, where he was responsible for business strategy, marketing and day-to-day operations. Prior to SiteHawk, Kraig held senior marketing positions with leading enterprise software companies including SAP, Edgenet and Platinum Technology (now CA).  

Kraig holds a bachelors of Science degree from the University of Illinois.

Matt Hammer

Matt Hammer, President EH&S

As President of EH&S Matt is focused on strategy, culture and the financial performance of the strategic business unit. With nearly 25 years of executive leadership in technology-based businesses, Matt brings insight and vision to the team, with special emphasis on sales and marketing. 

Prior to joining HSI through acquisition in 2018, Matt was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vivid Learning Systems, a leading provider of online safety training. Matt also serves as the current Board President of the Washington State STEM Education Foundation. 

Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing from Washington State University. 

Duane Tumlinson

Duane Tumlinson, General Manager EH&S

Duane brings 30 years of versatile, technology-based experience to his role as the General Manager of EH&S.  Duane’s responsibilities include customer care, customer onboarding & implementation, CRM management, pricing, contracts, and all related sales operations.

Prior to joining HSI, Duane spent 14 years with Vivid Learning Systems as they became the fastest growing provider of online safety training.  Duane was the Chief Operating Officer at Vivid when HSI acquired them in 2018. 

Duane is a former CPA in the state of Washington and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Accounting from Washington State University. 

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