Meet Our Safety Experts

Martin’s trainings, audits and inspections are taught and conducted by enthusiastic, competent instructors who know how to keep audiences engaged. Our team keeps up-to-date on the latest safety standards and is always improving their safety knowledge base through educational trainings and certifications.

Malcolm Ritchie - Martin Supply

Malcolm Ritchie, BS, QSSP, HMTRI
Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor

Malcolm has been teaching companies how to operate safely and stay OSHA compliant for more than 25 years. Malcolm is an Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor, a Hazardous Material Training and Research Institute (HMTRI) graduate and is a Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP). His expertise includes OSHA Compliance and OSHA Written Program Knowledge. Malcolm has a keen eye for identifying non-compliant hazards in the workplace and conducts plant safety assessments, audits and trainings to ensure Customers pass OSHA requirements, meet OSHA standards and avoid hefty fines.

Charlie Hall, CSP, CRSP
Safety Training Consultant

Charlie has been in the safety industry for over 30 years. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) who specializes in Work-At-Heights Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry with Rescue, Gas Detection and Monitoring Procedures, Safety Audits, Lockout/Tagout/Verify Tasks and Assistance with Written Company Safety Plans. He has many published articles to his name and has been involved in the design, specifying and arranging production of safety equipment such as the Portable Board Anchor Kit currently used by the outdoor advertising industry.


Charlie Hall - Martin Supply
Clay Taylor - Martin Supply

Clay Taylor
Safety Specialist – Midwest Zone

Clay is from Henderson, Kentucky and has been in safety distribution for over 25 years. He is a Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP), a Fall Protection Competent Person, Safety Equipment Expert Certified (Silver) and OSHA-10 and OSHA 30-Hour trained. His specialties include hand protection audits, fall protection equipment inspections, gas detection service and repair for both portable and fixed gas detection systems, and respiratory fit testing. Clay has extensive experience offering PPE solutions for hot metal work environments, arc flash hazards, and for customers who require air purifying respirators and supplied air respirator services. Clay takes the time to understand the needs of his customers fully, so he can present the best available options and help them address their safety concerns.

Jim Bell
Safety Specialist – Southeast Zone

With over 16 years of experience in the Safety PPE industry, Jim is an expert in a wide range of protection products, including eye, face, head, hearing, respiratory, fall, hand, and footwear. He holds multiple certifications, including Fall Protection Competent Person, Confined Space Rescue, and Respiratory Fit Test Training. Jim is also proficient in Hazard Communications, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), and Arc Flash risk assessments. He has delivered presentations to various companies and safety associations, sharing his expertise to mitigate risks and ensure employee safety. Jim’s passion for fall protection is well-known among his customers, who rely on his knowledge and dedication to address their safety concerns.

Jim Bell, Martin Safety Expert