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When it comes to dangerous or hazardous conditions, no matter what industry you are in or where you are in the world, Total Safety is the company of people you can count on to keep your employees, neighbors and the environment safe.

About Total Safety

Total Safety is the leading global provider of integrated industrial safety services, strategies and equipment necessary to keep your workers, your facility and the environment safe. We not only deliver complete, cost-effective safety service solutions to our customers as promised and without compromise, but we have the resources and the support to back it up.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 176 locations worldwide in more than 20 countries, Total Safety has the people, programs and processes to deliver the industry’s best industrial safety services and equipment tailored to your specific business needs.

Our History

Total Safety was formed December 1994, to serve the industrial safety needs of the oil and gas industry. Over several years, our company has transformed itself through internal growth and 25 acquisitions to become the industry leader through a comprehensive array of industrial safety services in a variety of end markets.

We are now the world’s leading premier global provider of integrated safety services, strategies and equipment for hazardous environments. Whatever your company’s objectives, we’re here to help you meet them!


George Ristevski

Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Ristevski joined Total Safety in October 2017 and serves the company as Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Ristevski’s career spans over 30 years, most at Praxair, Inc. where he held leadership positions in both business management and finance. He was President of Praxair Distribution, Inc. and President of Praxair Healthcare Services.  His financial career at Praxair included serving as its Vice President, Corporate Controller, Division Finance Director and Director, Financial Planning and Analysis.

Following his career at Praxair, Mr. Ristevski served as President & Chief Operating Officer for Maxum Petroleum; Chief Operating Officer for The Brock Group and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Animal Supply Company. Having completed more than 100 acquisitions and integrations, he was most recently an adviser to several private equity groups seeking acquisition prospects. Mr. Ristevski received an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Brown University.

Paul Tyree

Chief Commercial Officer

Paul Tyree joined Total Safety in 1996 and currently serves as Chief Commercial Offer. He is responsible for all global sales, marketing, product management and innovation, pricing, business development, strategic planning and M&A across all business units. Mr. Tyree has held various positions of increasing responsibilities including Vice President – Sales, Vice President & General Manager US Operations, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and President, Global Business Units. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University and is currently attending Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Waiter

General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Waiter joined Total Safety in January 2014 and is responsible for all legal affairs for company and also serves as Chief Compliance Officer.  Mr. Waiter’s career spans 30 years as an accomplished corporate lawyer with extensive experience in the global chemical and materials industry, specializing in commercial, compliance and transactional matters.  Early in his career, he served in various senior legal positions with National Distillers & Chemical Corporation (New York, NY), Sherex Chemical (Columbus, OH), a subsidiary of Schering A.G. Berlin Germany, and Witco Corporate (New York, NY and Greenwich, CT).  He served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Kraton Polymers (Houston, TX) under the ownership of Ripplewood Holdings and TPS Partners; Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Enventure Global Technology (Houston, TX) under the ownership of Kenda Capital; and most recently Associate General Counsel of Styron LLC (Philadelphia, PA) under the ownership of Bain Capital Partners.  Mr. Waiter received a J.D. Degree from George Mason University School of Law, and a B.A. Degree in Political Science from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Lynnelle Long

Senior Vice President, Human Resources 

Lynnelle Long joined Total Safety in April 2018 and serves the company as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for global human resources including talent acquisition, total rewards, talent management, learning and development, and HR operations. Most recently, Ms. Long was the Global HR Director for manufacturing and global projects for LyondellBasell.  Prior to that, she held various HR leadership roles at Comerica Inc. for over 16 years. Ms. Long holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Behavioral Science from University of Houston.

Steve Long

Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment

Steve Long joined Total Safety in March 2011 and currently serves the company as the Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE).  Mr. Long has over 18 years of professional management and safety leadership experience and has been a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) since 2004.  Mr. Long has held various positions within Total Safety including Quality and Training Manager, Director of Global Training and Quality and HSE Director.  Prior to Total Safety, Mr. Long worked for United Space Alliance, a NASA Space Shuttle contractor, for 11 years, holding various positions of increasing responsibility in the Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) organization.  Mr. Long was also a professional baseball player from 1990-1997 for the Montreal Expos, New York Mets and Florida Marlins minor league organizations, including a short stint with the Caracas Leones in the Venezuelan Winter League. Mr. Long received an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

…to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide.™

Total Safety operates from 176 locations in more than 20 countries in keeping with our unwavering commitment to our mission. We have proudly welcomed thousands of experts into our family of safety providers to support our mission. Today, these experts are our Total Safety HEROES.