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Total Safety Names Industry Veteran Brad Clark as CEO

Total Safety Names Industry Veteran Brad Clark as CEO

Experienced, growth-oriented industrial services executive will build upon the successes realized under the current leadership.

HOUSTON, January 11, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Total Safety U.S., Inc., a leading global provider of integrated industrial safety services, strategies, and solutions for hazardous environments and portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), today announced that it has appointed Brad Clark as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 17, 2022. Mr. Clark succeeds George Ristevski, who has decided to step down to pursue other endeavors.

Mr. Clark brings more than two decades of industrial services leadership experience to Total Safety, having most recently served as President and CEO of HydrochemPSC, another Littlejohn portfolio company. At HydroChemPSC, Mr. Clark oversaw the company’s strategic expansion of service capabilities and the acquisition and integration of Hydrochem in 2017. Mr. Clark led the sale of the combined business to Clean Harbors, Inc. in 2021. Previously, Mr. Clark served as President and CEO of PSC Industrial Outsourcing and Americas President of KBC Advanced Technologies.

A growth-oriented leader with strong industry relationships, Mr. Clark joins Total Safety well-positioned to build upon the successes of Mr. Ristevski’s tenure. Since 2017, Mr. Ristevski has implemented world class management processes, invested in technology and capability to expand the company’s offering, led Total Safety through five acquisitions that significantly increased sales and earnings in two years, and successfully steered the business through the pandemic.

Mike Kaplan, Managing Director of Littlejohn, said, “We have known Brad for many years and are excited to be working with him again in this important role. Total Safety has thrived under George’s leadership, and we are grateful for his contributions to the business, which have positioned the company for continued growth.”

Mr. Clark added, “I am thrilled to be joining Total Safety and to be partnering again with Littlejohn for this exciting opportunity. Looking ahead, I am eager to leverage all the capabilities Total Safety has built to grow in both our existing and new end markets and to expand upon George’s accomplishments.”

About Total Safety, Inc.

Houston, Texas-based Total Safety is the leading global provider of integrated industrial safety services, strategies, and solutions to keep workers and facilities safe. Formed in 1994 to serve the needs of the oil and gas industry, Total Safety transformed through internal growth and over 30 acquisitions to become the industry leader in safety solutions. Today, we are doubling down on our SafeTek Technology Solutions, innovating the way we approach worker safety. With over 200 locations worldwide, we have the technology, equipment, compliance, and people to deliver the best industrial safety services tailored to your specific business needs. For more information about Total Safety, visit

About Littlejohn & Co., LLC

Littlejohn & Co. is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm focused on private equity and debt investments primarily in middle-market companies. With approximately $14 billion of regulatory assets under management, the firm seeks to build sustainable success for its portfolio companies through a disciplined approach to engineering change. For more information about Littlejohn, visit

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Total Safety’s SafeTek featured on BIC Magazine Cover

Total Safety’s SafeTek, is the cover story for the September / October edition of BIC Magazine. In the article, Total Safety’s VP of  SafeTek Worker Safety Technology, Clint Palermo,  begins the discussion with some great information on “Choosing the Right Gas Detection for your Worksite ” in partnership with Blackline Safety.

Next,  Mr. Palermo dives into what is involved in connected safety and how Total Safety’s new SafeTek offerings are meeting the demand to create safer job sites.  In the feature article “How Connected Safety is Transforming the Workplace” , we learn in detail the benefits of Total Safety’s SafeTek Worker Safety technologies and how they apply in real-world settings.

A  focus on SafeTekSmartMonitor™ and the benefits of Total Safety’s partnership with  Blackline Safety to create a modern, reliable, connected gas detection program that benefits confined space work as part of  SafeTek™ Worker Safety Technology offering is a main highlight.


Total Safety HEROES - Dolly, Sharmayne, and Denielle

Our People Make the Difference…. A HEROES Story

Total Safety HEROES - Dolly, Sharmayne, and Denielle

Meet Sharmayne, Dolly and Denielle. Early on the morning of Saturday, July 24th, 2021,  Sharmayne Pilisko, Dolly Villareal, and Denielle Olivares’s were in a Total Safety company truck on their way to a remote job site when they passed a house that appeared to have smoke coming from it. Without hesitation, the team decided they should investigate. They discovered a shed on the property was on fire and posed a serious threat to a nearby home.

The team’s emergency response training was put into action immediately. Sharmayne called 911, while Dolly and Denielle alerted the sleeping residents of the situation. The team was able to evacuate a grandmother, with her grandchildren, to a safe place. Next, they evaluated what property could be saved from the fire, and were able to save one of the family’s vehicles that was near the burning building.  The team waited with the family until help arrived.

Once the incident was under control, Sharmayne, Dolly, and Denielle continued to the job site and worked a full day as if saving lives is just part of a typical day’s work.  Meanwhile, the family called Total Safety’s dispatch office to express their gratitude for the thoughtfulness and bravery our employees displayed. They were able to assess the circumstances and make informed decisions that “helped save our family members, our home, a 50 year career, and our family legacy. “

Total Safety is proud to recognize the heroic acts of these three women for their extraordinary actions to ensure the wellbeing of others, no matter the situation.

Protect Worker Wellbeing & Promote Compliance with a Health Compliance Officer

Guidelines are constantly changing in response to managing the health and safety of workers during the pandemic.  It can be challenging to keep up with all of the new requirements enforced by CDC, EEOC, OSHA, and local regulations.  Total Safety now offers Health Compliance Officers (HCOs) to bridge the gap between your specific jobsite environments and local mandates, promoting compliance and creating a healthier workplace.

Hiring a Health Compliance Officer.

Our Health Compliance Officers are trained in current pandemic workplace guidelines, and they have the leadership skills to adequately address issues with the management team on current health compliance. They will provide sound recommendations that can be quickly implemented, checked, and reported.

Improved safety culture.

Total Safety’s mission is …to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide.  Our Health Compliance Officers bring this mission to your jobsite to encourage a culture of compliance by educating employees on the latest best practices, monitoring compliance adherence, and delivering daily reports on how well implemented protocols are followed. Having the HCO on your jobsite can make a significant difference in creating a healthy, professionally managed jobsite that increases employee participation and improves morale.

To learn more about how we can help you stay compliant, contact us today.  Download our Health Compliance Officer Flyer



Total Safety Launches SafeTek™ Technology Solutions To Help Keep Workers Safe Worldwide

Total Safety announced today the global launch of their new SafeTek worker safety technology solutions that will improve the protection of  workers worldwide. SafeTek is a continuation of Total Safety’s commitment to delivering industry leading worker safety solutions that incorporate new and emerging connected, data-enabled technologies, equipment, and services.

Ensuring The Safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide

 At Total Safety, providing a safe environment for workers worldwide is the company’s highest priority. In fact, it’s their mission. When it comes to hazardous conditions, no matter what industry or location, Total Safety is the company to count on to keep workers safe.

The Future of Worker Safety

“We are creating the future of worker safety with our advanced SafeTek technology,” said George Ristevski, Total Safety Chief Executive Officer. “As we look forward, we will lead the next generation of safety technology. We will continue to innovate our safety solutions and expand our global reach. We envision a future where technology can assist all workers in hazardous and life-critical situations to bring them home safely. Our SafeTek solutions will be at the forefront of worker safety technology and will help set the gold standard for connected safety innovations.”

Revolutionary Safety Technology

SafeTek solutions empower work sites with the technologies and equipment to keep workers protected and connected 24/7. Industry leading safety monitoring software, wearable technologies, connected area monitoring, personal gas detection, and communications systems report critical safety related data in real-time, helping save lives and streamlining costs. Total Safety SafeTek solutions include:

SafeTek Smart Monitor – Real-time integrated Centralized Confined Space Monitoring (CCSM) technology maximizes worker safety in confined spaces, monitoring work atmosphere, activities, and employee identification remotely from a central control room.

SafeTek Shield – From personal gas detection to lone worker location monitoring and fall recognition, wearable GPS-enabled devices with innovative technology monitor, alert, and provide immediate and real- time assistance to protect workers during critical situations.

SafeTek WorkZone – Advanced connected atmospheric monitoring, mobile-connected smart inspections, alerts, and asset distribution and tracking safeguard job sites and ensure work site safety and compliance with OSHA regulations.

SafeTek Communications – SafeTek’s 2-way radios, networks, and real-time connected communication systems provide a direct link with workers to a centralized control room for immediate assistance and responsive incident resolution.

SafeTek eDistribution – Cutting-edge technology makes it easy to order, monitor, and distribute PPE and tooling. Total Safety’s suite of eProcurement solutions combines technology and advanced reporting to ensure you have supplies in stock for workforce safety.

SafeTek Hub360 – This multifunctional platform monitors worksites in real-time, displaying critical safety and performance data, incident reporting, gas exposure mapping, predictive analytics, and worker efficiency reports.


Total Safety’s innovative solutions and team of experts keep workers and worksites safe and in compliance with regulatory requirements. The company manages local, state, federal, and industrial compliance standards to ensure that businesses are OSHA compliant.

Making the Complex, Simple

Implementing permanent onsite digitization programs and/or temporary connected technology deployments for projects can be daunting, Total Safety has the data-enabled technology, equipment, people, and expertise to connect your workers to increase productivity and keep them safe. With Total Safety, you’re not just buying a product or service, you’re getting a safety focused, connected solutions technology partner who is reliable, professional, knowledgeable, and committed to protecting your business.

About Total Safety

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Total Safety is a leading provider of global integrated industrial safety services, strategies, and equipment. With nearly 4,000 employees and over 180 locations worldwide, they help customers increase employee safety, meet compliance, boost productivity, and reduce downtime. Total Safety is driven by an unwavering commitment to their mission …to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide®.  See more.

Join Us

 Total Safety works with some of the world’s largest companies, currently protecting 50 million workers worldwide in industries such as refining, aerospace, automotive, petrochemical, and more. Join us on a mission to protect 200 million workers by 2025. To get started, call to speak with one of our safety expert technicians. Also, learn about SafeTek and how Total Safety solutions can help safeguard your workforce.

When Safety Matters, We’re Ready

 With advanced technology, over 250,000+ supplies and PPE, and a suite of comprehensive safety solutions, Total Safety has you covered – providing immediate service when you need it most. Total Safety delivers complete, cost-effective safety service solutions as promised and without compromise, with the resources and the support to back it up.

Get to know the MSA ALTAIR 4XR Multi-gas Detector

Total Safety and MSA are teaming up to offer rugged, reliable gas detection and our expert safety services to help make your worksite safer. MSA is a global leader in the design and manufacture of connected portable and fixed gas detection sensors that are customizable to meet the requirements of any jobsite challenge when it comes to gas detection and worker safety.

Total Safety’s experts are ready to help you select the right MSA single and/or multi-gas detector for your jobsite, industry, and work environments. Our solutions experts make complex connected gas solutions simple, with – technical expertise, robust training, emergency planning, and onsite services so you know your workers are connected to a safety expert 24/7.

Renting from Total Safety is smart! Our MSA gas detection rental fleet is compliant, calibrated, and tested to ensure safe operation.  We have MSA gas detectors available immediately where you need it, when you need it.

MSA’s ALTAIR® 4XR Multi-gas Detector surpasses industry standards:


  • Survives 25 drops from 1.2 meters (MIL-STD-810G Drop Test 3rd Party Certified)
  • Survives an incidental 7.5-m drop onto concrete
  • Dust- and waterproof IP68 rating (2 meters for at least 1 hour)
  • Operating temperature range: -40°C to +60°C


  • 4-year instrument & sensor warranty
  • The integrated MotionAlert tells others that a user has become immobile
  • User-activated InstantAlert notifies others of a potentially dangerous situation
  • Confirm compliance quickly with the Bump LED & on-screen checkmark – visible also by the S+H expert from hygienic distance
  • Bump and calibrate with 1/2 the test gas and in 1/2 the time vs. industry average
  • Bump and calibrate at a specified “Time of Day” with your MSA GALAXY® GX2 Automated Test System
  • Online fleet management availability with Safety io Grid Fleet Manager


  • Sense gas 2 times faster than the industry average with MSA’s XCell sensors
  • Quickly update MSA ALTAIR 4XR settings via the ALTAIR Connect app (available on the Google Play Store)
  • View live gas detector readings through Safety io grid live monitor locally on site or remotely

Learn More about MSA’s 4XR





Total Safety Expands to Enhance Workers Safety

Houston –  March 31, 2021)

To meet the growing demand of safety service solutions, Total Safety opens  new service centers- Benicia, CA, Signal Hill, CA, Shreveport, LA,   Denver, CO and Sulphur, LA.

All Total Safety locations are equipped with expert service capabilities serving the industrial sector including the rental, sales and service of:

Total Safety also offers customized safety services built around each customer’s specific requirements.

“We’re expanding to meet the needs of our customers. That’s always our first priority- to keep workers safe and companies in compliance,” said Paul Tyree, Total Safety Chief Commercial Officer


Benicia, CA
6240 Goodyear Road
Benicia, CA 94510

Signal Hill, CA
2701 Junipero Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Denver, CO
8312 Raspberry Way, Unit B-E
Fredrick, CO 80504

Shreveport, LA
500 Flournoy Lucas Road, Building 5
Shreveport, LA 71106

Sulphur, LA
3205 Metric Drive
Sulphur, LA 70665


Find out more information about Total Safety and any of our industrial safety services & equipment by calling 888.328.6825 

Total Safety – …to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide®

Bailey and Ni Capture Low Scores in the Southern Texas PGA Bay Forest Junior Championship

golf-photo-2014Ryan Bailey and Grace Ni held the low scores for the overall boy and girl categories at the Southern Texas PGA’s Bay Forest Junior Championship, supported by Total Safety, on Oct. 11-12. Bailey finished with a score of 138 in the 15-18 boys category. Grace Ni finished with a score of 143 in the 13-15 girls category.

Other champions included Jason Bryant for the 13-14 year old boys and Madison Kidd for the 16-18 year old girls. They finished with scores of 152 and 150, respectively.

With participation growing exponentially every year, the STPGA was glad to have the addition of Total Safety as a supporting sponsor for the championship.

“It’s a great thing whenever we can get additional sponsors for our junior events, but to have a local Houston-based company like Total Safety join in on the Bay Forest Junior Championship, it’s even better,” said STPGA Director of Junior Golf Thomas Hutton of the initial partnership.



Total Safety looks forward to working with STPGA in 2015.


Total Safety Acquires Z-Safety Systems

Houston, TX and Brussels, Belgium (July 25, 2014)

Z-Monitoring Patented Confined Safety System Deepens Total Safety’s Solutions Sets.
Total Safety, the leading international safety solutions provider, today announced it has acquired Z-Safety Systems (d/b/a Z-Monitoring), designer and engineer of the Z-Monitoring Centralized Confined Space Monitoring System, from Z-Group. Z-Monitoring developed the only globally patented system to safely monitor and communicate with confined space personnel. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Full Story