Serving Northwest Iowa for Over 35 years
SHIELD Safety Program

Safety Health Issues Employment Leadership Decisions

The purpose of the SHIELD Committee is to oversee the delivery of Comprehensive Workplace safety, training and compliance to the local governments within Iowa Planning Region 3 who wish to actively participate in this program.

There are 13 Members currently enrolled in SHIELD

City of Arnolds Park
Contact is Ron Walker City Administrator

City of Milford
Contact is Matt Skarett City Administrator

City of Okoboji
Contact is Denny Daly City Administrator

City of Spirit Lake
Contact is Mark Stevens City Administrator

City of Spencer
Contact is Mark White Public Works Director

City of Storm Lake
Contact is Mike Jones Fire Chief

Buena Vista County
Contact is Dale Arends B.V. County Board of Supervisors

Dickinson County
Contact is Paul Johnson Dickinson County Board of Supervisors

Emmett County
Contact is Tim Schumacher Emmett County Board of Supervisors

Osceola County
Contact is Tom Snyder Osceola County Engineer

Lyon County
Contact is Kirk J. Peters Lyon County Board of Supervisors

O’Brien County
Contact is Rich Haack O’Brien County Board of Supervisors

Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District
Contact is Glen Petersen District Superintendent

Trainings offered include:

- Confined Spaces, Awareness, Entry, and Rescue
- Hazardous Energy Control (lockout-tagout)
- Hazardous Chemicals Communication
- Electrical safety
- Safe use of portable power and hand tools
- Excavation Safety (trenching and shoring competent person)
- Portable fire extinguishers exit and egress
- Bucket Truck Safe use and setup
- Highway Work Zone Safety (MUTCD guidelines)
- Bloodborne Pathogens in the workplace
- CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
- Office safety, ergonomics, slips trips and falls, back safety
- Safe scaffold erection

Additional Services Offered:

- Assistance with workplace inspections w/workers comp., IOSHA
- Assistance with accident investigations, workplace incidents
- Assistance with required safety policy development

SHIELD Program Director

Michael D. Raner B.S. OSAF Iowa State University
IT Instructor Iowa Great lakes American Red Cross

IT Instructor Siouxland American Red Cross
Authorized instructor IOSHA 10 hour General Industry and Construction Standards
Authorized instructor IOSHA 30 hour General Industry and Construction Standards
Fire Fighter I and II Certified

Phone 1-800-798-7224 ext. 145
E-Mail: Michael.Raner@NWIPDC.org