MARY CZAJA joined Argus Pacific in 2014 as an occupational health and safety trainer. She teaches a wide variety of initial and refresher classes including: hazardous waste operations and emergency response, hazard communication, confined spaces, respiratory protection, lead hazards in construction and various asbestos classes. Additionally, Mary performs periodic consulting fieldwork assistance in asbestos building inspections, asbestos abatement projects and hazardous waste projects. Before joining Argus Pacific, Mary was a health and safety trainer and consultant with a safety firm in the Seattle area. Mary’s interest in safety began with her being appointed Safety Officer for the 42nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron parachute shop at Loring Air Force Base, Maine in 1983. Mary honed her teaching skills at the American Red Cross by teaching over 5,000 individuals how to perform CPR. Over 8,000 students later, her student feedback is constantly positive. Educational, entertaining, and passionate about safety are phrases used again and again to describe her teaching. In 2010 Mary completed the Safety & Health Leadership Certificate from the University of Washington’s OSHA Education Center. Mary’s extensive background also includes serving as an Emergency Medical Technician for over five years. Mary has a Bachelor’s degree from Mills College in Oakland, California.