About MidSouthWest Training and Consulting
MidSouthWest Training and Consulting was founded in 2015 by Tom Charlton. Based in Burlington, Ontario, MidSouthWest provides a comprehensive selection of occupational health and safety training courses and consulting services, including:
- On-site equipment and management training
- Online training in English and French
- Safety manual and Workwell audit preparation consulting services
Meet Our Team
Tom Charlton, CEO of MidSouthWest
Tom has more than 20 years of experience in planning and delivering health and safety training courses. Tom is an engaging public speaker who has specialized in providing adult education courses. He has delivered on-site training courses to groups between 1 and 200 people, worked with firms of all sizes, from local, small business to large national and multi-national firms, and in all sectors, including automotive, retail, professional services and heavy industry. In addition to providing on-site training, Tom has also provided consulting services to assist companies in developing health and safety policy and procedure manuals and standard operating procedures. Tom is experienced in conducting and preparing for health and safety audits, including Workwell, and has assisted in the implementation of programs through activities such as management and employee training to ensure that all the health and safety needs of the organization are met. Prior to founding MidSouthWest Training and Consulting, Tom founded and was the CEO of Occupational Safety Group.
An experienced businessman, Tom understands the value of strong communication and delivering results. Through MidSouthWest, Tom and his team aim to provide the most current and relevant safety advice and training programs to give your company and employees the confidence needed to handle any situation that may arise in today’s ever-changing workplace safety environment. Please contact MidSouthWest to discuss your company’s health and safety training and consulting needs.
Highlights of Tom's experience
Some of the companies that Tom has worked with include:
Glen Hughes CHSC, CHSEP has over 20 years experience in occupational health and safety training, consulting, and internal management. He has particular expertise in the safe use of material handling and construction equipment. Glen also has extensive experience in working with Joint Health and Safety Committees and in safety project management in office and manufacturing. Most recently, Glen has focused on health and safety training course development and adult learning strategies.
Michael Langlois CES, CHSC, CRSP has worked as a Health and Safety Officer for largest employer in Niagara Region for 15 years. As part of his current role, he designed a fall protection program including risk assessments identifying 2736 locations where staff work at heights and maintains fall protection equipment requirements for 350 staff that work at heights. He has a completed the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate from Ryerson University, Osgoode Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Law, Capital Safety Fall Protection Train-the-Trainer course, and is a Certified Ergonomic Specialist designation (CES), Certified Health and Safety Consultant designation (CHSC), and Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation (CRSP). Michael is currently completing a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from University of New Brunswick. He is also the Chair of the Hamilton/Niagara BCRSP chapter.
Jason Martinez PEng, Masters of Engineering, has 20 years of experience in health and safety protocols, procedures, mechanical and structural engineering, along with electrical design implications for safety systems, plus training in risk and hazard assessments. IrATa and Sprat Level 1 training Certified.
Jared has been with MSW since 2019, working closely with many clients, providing a series of adult education courses for their employees. Jared is also working as an NFPA certified volunteer firefighter in his community. He has experience working and training with Confined Spaces, Working at Heights, Lift Truck, Overhead Crane, and is working towards his First Aid/CPR training certification.
Dawn has 20+ years experience in the health and safety field, providing workplace inspections, JHSC member, evaluate clients workplace and programs, and identify gaps within their system. Networking with safety agencies, attending seminars and keeping an active membership in industry organizations keeps her up to date with the ever changing Health and Safety World. Currently in the final stages of obtaining her NSCO designation.
Michelle has 11 years in the health and safety field, from administration, purchasing, shipping and receiving, to working with the online development team to develop online courses, and upgrade the LMS. Michelle has conducted orientation training for both co-workers and clients to the highest point of technical support. She is constantly upgrading her knowledge of health and safety requirements by taking courses, and keeping up to date with the MLTSD.
Meghan joined the MidSouthWest team in 2018, bringing her customer service experience and multitasking abilities with her. Trained to use various administrative programs, Meghan is responsible for ensuring that customers receive their invoices and certification papers in an efficient and timely manner. Working alongside MidSouthWest’s sales team and health and safety trainers, she is responsible for booking all training locations and taking care of any customer questions or concerns. Always having a cheery disposition, Meghan is a welcome asset to the MidSouthWest team!