David Schwoerer

Senior Safety Manager Dave Schwoerer assists clients with all aspects of OSHA compliance, safety training, audits, and injury prevention. Nicknamed “Safety Dave” by clients, he has 30 years’ experience in the safety field. He previously co-founded the consulting firm Innovative Safety Systems, Inc. (ISSI), and worked as a corporate safety director. He has also served on the board of the Wisconsin Safety Council and headed its Professional Training & Development Committee, and is a frequent speaker on workplace safety topics.

Dave is an authorized OSHA 500 & 501 trainer and has successfully completed training as a competent person in Excavation, Scaffolding, and Fall Protection. He earned a masters degree in Occupational Safety from the University of Whitewater.


Karen Gromowski

Safety Coordinator Karen Gromowski provides day-to-day support on client projects, as well as assisting with practice management. She worked with Dave Schwoerer and his clients for many years at ISSI.


Paul Zech

Safety Specialist Paul Zech is instrumental in implementing Michael Best’s new cloud-based training system, Best LCMS (Learning Content Management System), which helps to reach the new generation of employees by tailoring web-based workplace safety training to individual clients and industries. Working with client legal teams, Paul has particular knowledge regarding the handling of incident investigations to protect attorney work-product and privilege. He is also experienced with industrial hygiene testing and analysis for airborne contaminants such as silica. Paul assists clients from a wide range of industries including building and excavating construction, automotive, foundry, tool manufacturing, refining and ethanol, agriculture, paper, and wood products. He works closely with clients to develop programs and practices that sustain a positive safety culture, and comply with state and federal regulations. Paul serves in a part-time safety director role for many clients, and also conducts scheduled or unannounced audits and job site inspections for others.