Southwest Missouri Safety Company (SWMSC) was formed by Ron Hinds, after working in the construction community for several years. First as a Masonry Contractor in K.C. then as owner of Four Star Equipment Company followed by 5 years as a Regional and District Safety/Maintenance Manager for United Rentals Inc.

Ron Hinds has extended experience in the field of Safety and understand the challenges that construction brings in today’s market. From the largest construction company to the smallest Ron has something that will benefit your organization.  Known as one of the strongest trainers in the Midwest, Ron brings over 50 years of experience in “real world” situations that not only help the employee, but the employer deal with the day to day issues of managing a strong safety program.

Russ Hinds has joined Ron bringing over 22 years of experience in the business world.  Russ has a strong management background, allowing him to work directly with your management team to develop strong programs that will work.  Russ has managed and developed strong safety programs for large workplaces as well as small offices.  He has a strong background training large groups of individuals in new techniques as well as emphasizing the importance of working as a team to accomplish a strong and safe workplace. Russ has a B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health graduating Suma Cum Laude from Columbia Southern University.

Del Mathew joined SWMSC in 2010 bringing over 25 years of experience in the trucking industry as well as a strong background in safety meeting development.  Del has a B. S. in Industrial Communication from Missouri State University and works directly with our industrial clients to develop a strong safety program that works.  These programs work to encourage employee involvement and allow the employee to develop a strong understanding of their role in the safety of their company.  Del is also a Certified Safety Auditor, Certified Safety Inspections Technician, Certified Accident Investigation Technician, and a Certified Hazard Analysis Technician thru the National Association of Safety Professionals.


When it comes to your safety program, SWMSC has a real interest in helping you and your employees succeed in a safe environment.  They are not former government, military, or individuals that have spent their entire careers just managing safety.  They have spent years in the roles of employee, employer, and have developed and managed successful safety programs.  They understand how an employee thinks and the issues facing an employer when it comes to costs. They not only take their business seriously, but they take your safety program and your companies profitability serious.  They are here to help and want not only your employees to go home each day to their families, but for the employer to reap the benefits of ownership knowing that their employees will work safely in a safe environment.


Ron has the following credentials

  • NUCA (National Underground Contractors Association) Confined Space Entry and Trench Competent Person
  • OSHA 500 Trainer for the Construction Industry
  • American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED Trainer
  • Ives Mobile Equipment Instructor (Master)
  • Flagger Trainer
  • Certified Safety Consultant – State of Missouri
  • DOT Program Facilitator


Russ has the following credentials

  • OSHA 500 Trainer for the Construction Industry
  • OSHA 501 Trainer for General Industry
  • ATSSA Flagger Instructor
  • DOT Drug & Alcohol Collection Certification
  • NSC (National Safety Council) First Aid/CPR/AED Trainer
  • HAZWOPER Trainer
  • HAZMAT-DOT Trainer
  • Confined Space Entry Instructor
  • EPA Accredited Trainer
  • Certified Safety Consultant – State of Missouri


Del has the following credentials

  • OSHA 511 General Industry
  • NSC (National Safety Council) First Aid/CPR/AED Trainer
  • OSHA 701 Safety for the Small Business
  • Forklift Trainer
  • DOT Program Facilitator
  • CAIT (Certified Accident Investigation Technician – NASP)
  • CHAT (Certified Hazard Analysis Technician – NASP)
  • CSIT (Certified Safety Inspection Technician – NASP)
  • CSA  (Certified Safety Auditor – NASP)