About Us

As the director of North Georgia Safety Training Center, Inc. (NGSTC, Inc.), I want to introduce you to what I am confident is the most progressive and proactive training and educational experience for an in-house Emergency Response Team that you can find. Whether you want to train 10 people, 100 people or more, we will design a program to address the specific safety concerns and hazards associated with your particular organization!

I founded North Georgia Safety Training Center, Inc. as a source of quality safety training for Georgia and adjacent areas in response to the increased need for specialized safety training for the business and industrial community. My personal experiences as a Paramedic and Firefighter for over 32 years give me unique insight into the preventive aspects of safety.

NGSTC, Inc. is a registered training agency for the Emergency Care & Safety Institute. We utilize up-to-the-minute Emergency Care & Safety Institute materials and confer approved Certifications upon satisfactory completion of training. But, we don't stop there... we don't just "teach" your employees... we "educate" them on how to respond to specific situations using a proactive, hands-on approach. Again, we don't stop there... We follow up with the host companies to ensure that employees are re-certified as appropriate to maintain their level of readiness. I urge our client companies to continue the investment they initially made in their employees by offering refresher courses and/or re-certification drills.

As you browse through our website, pay particular attention to our focus on customized course content. No two companies are alike, and consequently, no two safety programs should be alike. NGSTC, Inc. does not offer a cookie-cutter approach to safety education, but rather, a workplace-specific program that has been designed with the customer's input.

Some organizations do not understand or realize the number of lives that are lost due to Workplace Injuries. The statistics are astounding and the cost tremendous. Also, add to the cost fines, assessed by OSHA, because safety rules were not being followed. As you can see, our programs will not only save lives, but also reduce your cost.

Our client base includes companies such as BioLab Inc., Herman Miller, Fuel Quality Services, Baldor, Dodge- Reliance, Yamaha and Heidelberg USA, Inc..

Call us... email us... we welcome an opportunity to put our expertise to work for you! We will even arrange for you to visit a class in progress. What better way for you to witness our commitment and enthusiasm on a first-hand basis!

John Athens