Safety Program Management Consultants

The Team

Michael Sicking, President & CEO

Michael Sicking, President & CEO of SAFETY INTERNATIONAL, is a proven leader and innovator in the fields of occupational safety and health, as well as manufacturing and construction. With his 25 years serving these industries, he has gained an extensive amount of firsthand experience through several senior level positions in commercial/residential construction projects and manufacturing risk management throughout the United States.

Besides being the President of an established safety consulting firm, he also enjoys serving as the Chairman of the Safety Committee for the American Subcontractors Association of the Midwest. He is also an active member and consultant to the OSHA/MCA Partnership.

Mr. Sicking is also the founding architect of the American Subcontractors Association STAR Safety Program. This is an intensive partnership among ASA member companies which is a successful Loss Control Program modeled after a formal CAL/OSHA style partnership.

As an educator, Michael Sicking is a U.S. Department of Labor OSHA authorized outreach trainer, Certified Fall Protection Systems Inspector, Enterprise University Guest Professor, MCA Authorized Silica Awareness trainer, and also a Licensed American Red Cross Training Instructor in Adult/Pediatric First Aid, CPR, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Safety. 

Michael Sicking is also the Director of Safety for the National Painting and Decorating Contractor’s Association. This organization is comprised of over 2,000 professional painting companies nationwide.

Mr. Sicking and his staff have diligently worked to be the safety provider of choice for many companies ranging from manufacturing, construction, universities, and the Insurance Company sectors.

Douglas Sicking, Vice President & Partner

Douglas has 15 years of extensive knowledge and experience within the Construction, General and Manufacturing Industries, consulting with companies in all industry segments not just on Safety, but also the direct and indirect impact safety has on worker’s comp cost, bottom line and production revenue. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and two associate degrees in Business and Marketing. Doug has been the driving force and has brought SAFETY INTERNATIONAL into mainstream 2018 as one of the leading Safety Management Firms not just in St. Louis, but the Midwest.

In 2016 Doug became Partner & Co-Owner of SAFETY INTERNATIONAL. His personable approach and key experience in developing a safety culture and infrastructure tailored for each specific company is unparalleled to the rest.

He holds many certifications and is OSHA Construction and General Industry Certified and MSHA Certified and is an active member in several OSHA Industry Partnerships as an advisor and is always seeking additional hours of OSHA continuing education.  Below are just a few of Doug’s Certifications:

  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction

  • OSHA 30 Hour Construction

  • Scaffold User/Erector/Dismantler

  • Qualified Rigger Safety & Procedures

  • First Aid/CPR & AED Certified  

  • Competent Fall Protection Instructor

  • Mine Safety & Health Certification

  • Qualified HVR Signal Person

  • Post Tensioning

  • Aerial Lift Operator Safety Certification

  • Hydro mobile Erector/Dismantler/Inspector

  • Asbestos/Lead Abatement Building Inspector

Jay Unwin, Safety Manager

Jay Unwin, Safety Manager in the Field operations Division of SAFETY INTERNATIONAL, is a proven leader in the field of construction safety. With his 15 years serving this industry, he has gained an extensive amount of firsthand experience through several supervisory level positions in commercial/residential construction projects.

Besides being a very busy Field Operations Safety Manager of an established safety consulting firm, he also enjoys serving as Assistant Chairman of the Safety Committee of the American Subcontractors Association of the Midwest.

In his previous positions, he has had extensive safety responsibilities as an Iron Worker, Project Foreman, and Competent person for fall protection and scaffolding.

Always the professional who strives for continuing education, Mr. Unwin holds certifications in:

  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction
  • OSHA 30 Hour Construction
  • Scaffold User/Erector/Dismantler
  • Qualified Rigger Safety & Procedures
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Mine Safety & Health Certification
  • Qualified HVR Signal Person
  • Post Tensioning
  • Aerial Lift Operator Safety Certification
  • Hydro mobile Erector / Dismantler / Inspector

Mr. Unwin and his colleagues have diligently worked to be the safety provider of choice for many companies ranging from manufacturing, construction, universities, research laboratories, and the Insurance Company sectors in the St. Louis and Chicago metropolitan areas.

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