Mr. Paine additionally founded a union ironworker construction company. This organization operated throughout the United States installing fall protection products, specialty rigging, personnel and debris netting systems, and other related construction activities.
Safety Legislation & Speaking Experience
Mr. Paine was influential in proposing new and revised safety legislation before the US Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. He also frequently lectured and spoke before such national organizations as The National Safety Council, The American Society of Safety Engineers, The Ironworkers Contractors Insurance Program, and The Governors' Pacific Rim Safety and Health Conference. Mr. Paine was a key player during the negotiated rule making committee for OSHA in 2001.
Mr. Paine received his bachelor's degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York. He is a native of Connecticut and currently resides in Avon.
Mr. Paine is an expert on a variety of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) committees. He was a member of the Fall Protection Group at Industrial Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and a member of Senator Dodd's ad hoc committee on OSHA reform. He was also a participant in a National Institute Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study on ironworker fatalities from unstable structures and collapses. His extensive list of qualifications includes multiple activities, chair positions, speaking engagements, and accolades.