John Podojil owns and operates Podojil & Associates, Inc. and has 44 years of experience in the industrial safety, health and environmental field. He has sat on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B11.19 machine safeguarding standards committee and is considered an expert in the machine guarding field. He holds numerous safety-related professional certifications and is a requested expert witness for safety and health matters for legal organizations. He currently writes articles for national and international magazines, is a requested lecturer, and has been featured on several television specials. He has been honored as a catalyst for his determined quest to make the industrial work place and Industrial Technology Education (TECH-ED) classrooms a safer environment for working and learning.