About Us

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Safety Matters began in 1995, with the mission of bringing high quality and interactive training to a relaxed and fun occupational setting. Our first year, we trained 8 people. Today, we train more than 2,500 people a year in life saving skills.

To us, this means much more than learning to count compressions. It is about teaching our community to respond in an emergency and take care of their neighbor, colleague, friend or family member with confidence. We instill the skills needed to improve survival, because we believe that responding to an emergency is better than waiting for an ambulance while doing nothing.

Our commitment to our customers is evident. Each year at least one of our students has had the opportunity to save a life. These survivors are what motivate us to continually improve our process, stay up-to-date on the latest research and provide the best training practices in every course we offer.

Meet the Trainers:

PattiDickert (533x800) (333x500)Patti Dickert

In the beginning of her career, Patti’s passion for safety led her to work as an occupational health nurse, LPN. She has served as a safety coordinator and OSHA outreach trainer in construction and manufacturing.  Seeing a need for tailored courses specific to the hazards in many industries, Patti founded Safety Matters, LLC.  Now with more than 25 years of experience as an instructor and instructor trainer, Safety Matters works with 3 nationally recognized training programs and trains more than 2500 people every year. Patti also served as a speaker for numerous state and national safety seminars including OSHA VPPPA conferences.

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StaceyDickert (533x800) (333x500)Stacey Dickert

While still in high school, Stacey was once the youngest CPR instructor in the state of Wisconsin. Today, she has 10 years of professional experience in health communication and holds a master’s degree in Health Communication from Emerson College in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Stacey brings enthusiasm and technical expertise to the Safety Matters team along with a background in educational design, health literacy, and public speaking.


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