We work with businesses and project owners to evaluate their independent contractor risk, and develop management strategies to reduce risk, improve safety performance, and limit liability.
This tailored approach to contractor safety and risk management ensures your interaction with contractors improves safety performance, controls host exposure, and ultimately drives down cost.
Dr. Zach Hansmann has spent 18 years in the health and safety field and is the Principal of The Hansmann Group. He is also currently the Contractor Safety Manager and an Adjunct Faculty member in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University . He previously served as the Environmental Coordinator for the University, where he was responsible for campus-wide compliance with asbestos, lead, and other hazardous material requirements.
Zach maintains the Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designations. He is the Administrative Vice President of the Michigan Safety Conference and a member of its Construction Safety Division, a member of the Mid-Michigan Chapter of ASSP, and an authorized OSHA outreach instructor.
He holds degrees from Michigan State University in Human Biology (B.S.), Construction Management (M.S.), and Planning, Design, and Construction (Ph.D.), where his research focused on the owner’s involvement in construction safety. Dr. Hansmann's complete CV is available at the link below.
Dr. Hansmann is a Certified Safety Professional with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Dr. Hansmann holds the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager with the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
Dr. Hansmann has completed the Associate in Risk Management program from the Institutes, widely recognized as the premier risk management credential
Dr. Hansmann is active with the local Mid-Michigan chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals.
Dr. Hansmann is an Authorized Outreach Instructor with the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center
Dr. Hansmann is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).
Dr. Hansmann sits on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Safety Conference and is currently serving as the Administrative Vice-President.
Sigma Lambda Chi is a scholastic honor society that recognizes academic achievement among students in the field of construction management