Ron Coons has more than 30 years of business leadership experience in various industry sectors, with the last 18 years spent helping businesses make dramatic improvements with their safety and health programs. He is the founder and past president of the Safety & Health Council of the Hudson Valley. This VPP-affiliated not-for-profit offers free training and networking opportunities to its more than 500 members. He is an OSHA outreach trainer for construction and general industry and an MSHA instructor. He holds a bachelor’s in Occupational Safety & Health Management and a certificate in Industrial Hygiene and Human Resource Management.