MICHAEL HUTCHENS
Safety Consultant

701-751-4955

michaelh@ndsc.org

“Mike is one of the most engaging and personable instructors I’ve had for this class in the last 20 years.”

“New information and perspective compared to previous years.”

Michael Hutchens, HSP, is an Occupation Safety Trainer & Consultant. His primary focus is on NDSC’s MSHA and OSHA programs. Mike’s current training/consulting qualifications include:

– MSHA Unlimited Surface Instructor
– OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer – General Industry
– OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer – Construction
– OSHA/MSHA Confined Space Trainer/Consultant
– OSHA/MSHA Machine Guarding Trainer/Consultant
– OSHA/MSHA Lockout Tagout Trainer/Consultant
– OSHA/MSHA Recordkeeping Trainer/Consultant
– OSHA/MSHA Emergency Action Plan Trainer/Consultant
– OSHA/MSHA Program Development Trainer/Consultant
– NSC First Aid/AED/CPR Trainer
– School Bus Driver Trainer
– IVES Trainer – Skid Steer Trainer
– IVES Trainer – Loader Trainer
– IVES Trainer – Backhoe Trainer
– IVES Trainer – Excavator Trainer
–OSHA/MSHA Safety inspection Consultant
–OSHA/MSHA Incident investigation & Root Cause Analysis Consultant

What do you do at NDSC?
Occupation Safety Trainer/Consultant. Mainly MSHA and OSHA programs.

Why is NDSC’s mission to prevent injuries and save lives important to you?
I care about people. I have, unfortunately, had the need to investigate numerous serious industrial incidents including fatalities. I have experienced, firsthand, how an industrial incident can forever change lives.

What are your hobbies?
Mainly outdoors. Fly fishing and upland game hunting are among my favorites. I have also raced sled dogs in races up to 250 miles long, participated in team roping and team penning on horseback.

Name one really interesting thing about yourself.
I have better taste in women than my wife has in men.

What other talents do you have?
I once won a pasty eating contest.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why?
Bush, Alaska, to see the places where my wife grew up.

What’s the most embarrassing thing to happen to you?
Once went into a restaurant bathroom and had the stall next to me open and saw a pair of high heels under the stall wall. Managed to sneak out without being noticed. No, unfortunately, alcohol was not involved.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
Make it a kinder place.

Biggest pet peeve?
Bigots.

What is your biggest strength and your biggest weakness?
Empathy….Empathy

What is your biggest fear in life?
My children and grandchildren not being healthy and happy.

What’s on your bucket list?
Sitting on a rocking chair at the old folks’ home and can’t think of a thing I wish I had tried.

What is your favorite book?
“Slim” By William Webster Haines