About Us

The Construction Safety Council was founded in 1989 as a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of safety and health interests in the field of construction throughout the world. It was chartered by a board of directors composed mostly of large construction company owners and operators whose vision and leadership made the organization possible. Since it's humble beginnings in 1989, the organization has quickly grown to become a world class professional construction consortium with associations that span the globe. With an emphasis on quality and customer service, all of the construction safety and health resources and loss reduction tools developed by the Construction Safety Council have been designed to maximize positive impact on your safety program.

Construction Safety Council Staff

4415 W. Harrison St. Suite 404 

Hillside, IL 60162 

Phone: (708)449-8600/Fax (708)449-8604

Robert Lahey

President & CEO

Patti Romero

Business Manager
Manages financial end of grants/ organizes the 145 hour safety program

Renee Medlin

Certification Specialist
Manages class photos/manages online orders for safety classes.

Paul Satti, CSP, CHST

Technical Director
Instructor for safety classes


Denise Rosicky

Manager of Training and Outreach

  Bryan Steiber, CHST

Instructor for  Safety Classes

Detria Walker

Office Manager

Our Mission at The Construction Safety Council

OUR MISSION....to reduce the tragic and costly accidents, injuries and illnesses that take the lives of six construction men and women in the United States every day. The Construction Safety Council (CSC) is a not-for-profit organization funded by the contributions and grants from both the public and private sector. The CSC with its related organization, The Chicagoland Construction Safety Council (CCSC), have been providing credible safety and health information to the construction industry for over 23 years in the following areas:

  • Training and Education - Qualified CSC and CCSC instructors provide safety training to both construction employers and employees. Classes are taught at the training center in Hillside, Illinois and at outreach and on-site locations. CSC also holds an annual Construction Safety Conference and Expo, which provides the opportunity to learn about the latest safety products and services along with professional development seminars, training programs and mini-sessions.
  • Training Materials and Publications - The CSC delivers current, pertinent and timely construction safety information (in conjunction with training courses offered) through its monthly and quarterly publications, and in additional educational materials that cover a variety of other targeted safety programs.
  • Research - Extensive research of fatalities, injuries, loss and OSHA citations is performed prior to the development of all CSC training programs to afford the most comprehensive coverage of safety concerns for a particular topic.
  • Consultation - CSC has collected credentials of consultants with specialized knowledge and certifications. These references are made available to contractors, unions, and associations that may require either immediate or long-term safety consultation.