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About the Owner

Our team of safety consultants at Innovative Safety LLC in Unionville, Connecticut, is led by one of the most successful safety experts in the industry. Daniel M. Paine has more than 40 years of experience and brings his safety and management expertise to construction and business as well as law firms, and insurance companies and the government.


Management, Manufacturing, & Marketing Experience

Mr. Paine worked at The SINCO Group, Inc., for more than 20 years, where he served as President and CEO from 1974 to 1996, and had offices all over the world. He successfully directed the design, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of a broad spectrum of internationally recognized fall protection and other safety systems and equipment for the construction industry. Mr. Paine became widely recognized as an expert in active and passive fall protection concepts and systems. He resigned his position upon the sale of The SINCO Group, Inc., in 1996.

Developing Safety Products

Mr. Paine has worked with many industrial rack and conveyor manufacturers in industrial plants and warehouses throughout the US and Canada. Under the leadership of Mr. Paine, The SINCO Group, Inc., established an industrial and material handling division which developed, engineered, manufactured, and sold products and services to industrial and material handling customers for their plant and warehousing facilities. Those products included storage rack and conveyor guarding to protect personnel, products, and the public. These pre-engineered systems are designed to be adapted to most manufactured storage racks and conveyors, and can be customized to meet most material handling needs and situations.


Entrepreneurship Experience

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.

Academic History

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.

Industry Affiliations

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.