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To us safety is more than a job …it’s our passion!

We care about our customers and strive to provide them with the highest quality products and services at affordable prices.  We pride ourselves in forming relationships with our clients.

We know safety is smart business.  We can save you time and money by supporting your safety initiatives with our comprehensive programs.

Our instructors have extensive knowledge and experience in safety and training.  They stay current through constant research and review of industry newsletters.

CTS safety professionals have the following qualifications:

  • American Red Cross Instructor – First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer
  • Certified MSHA Instructor
  • IADC Authorized Rig Pass Instructor
  • Mobile and Earth Moving Equipment Master Instructor Trainer
  • NCCER Certified Master Trainer
  • PEC SafeLandUSA / SafeGulf Instructor
  • Texas A&M Vocational Industrial Extension Instructor

With over 70 years of combined experience in the safety and training industry, CTS will deliver.

Bonnie Banks
Bonnie BanksPresident
Bonnie helped start and grow Certified Training & Safety with her husband Houston Banks in July of 2009. Using her experience and knowledge of leadership she gained by owning and directing her own preschool and kindergarten of over 10 years, help give her the confidence to serves as President of CTS. Besides helping to set goals for CTS she is  also responsible for all the banking, accounting and payroll. Bonnie majored in Child development at San Jacinto College where she also served as Vice president and then President of their chapter of Phi Theta Kappa earning awards for outstanding leadership, service and dedication.
Houston Banks
Houston BanksVice Pres. Risk Management
After many years working as a safety professional, from a field safety person to a corporate safety director, he is now serving as the Vice President of Risk Management at Certified Training & Safety, Inc. CTS primarily focuses on safety, health and training issues. He provides: mine safety expert witness services in administrative hearings and civil cases, assistance for operations under Pattern of Violation notices, training program evaluations, instructor monitoring and training, expert safety and health evaluations and technical advice regarding MSHA rules, policies and interpretation and due diligence reviews. Mr. Banks is an authorized safety instructor in multiple categories and classes of Forklifts, Aerial Work Platforms, OSHA and MSHA (part 48 training). He is the author or co-author of seventeen technical publications on equipment safety as well as numerous OSHA and MSHA safety training programs.
Denise Sandy
Denise SandyAccount Specialist
Denise Sandy is an experienced Account Specialist with Certified Training & Safety, Inc., since November 2014. She specializes in sales, customer service, networking and project bidding. She has experience and knowledge in safety and training. She is skilled in negotiation and operations management. She is certified by the American Red Cross as a First Aid/ CPR/ AED Instructor. Denise is a graduate of Victoria College with an Associate degree in Business. Goals: Provide the highest level of customer service and training.
Richard 'Zach' Smith
Richard 'Zach' SmithSafety Trainer
Zach has achieved the level of a master instructor of heavy equipment. As an authorized OSHA outreach trainer and an approved MSHA trainer, he is able to provide both classroom and hands-on instruction for his students. Zach believes that as an instructor, you must be open to continuously learning and seeking out ways to improve the industry’s training methods.

Here are some of the companies using CTS programs:

Air Liquide
Barrilleaux
BASF
B&E Resources
Bechtel
City of Victoria, TX
Civil Mechanical
Clark Constructors
Clean Harbors
Conoco Phillips
Coonrod Electric
Crescent Services
Diamond M Field Services
Dow Chemical
FAST Safety Training
Fit for Work
Flatrock Engineering & Environmental
Formosa Plastics
Halliburton
Haz-Matters Safety

HERC
High-Vis Safety
H.K. Carr & Associates
Houston Controls
ICS Inc.
Industrial Safety Solutions
Invista
Klean Corp
Knife River
Lonestar College
Marathon Oil
Midwest Glass & Mirror
Momentum Rental & Sales
M&T Equipment Safety Training
Nucor Steel
Nueces Power Equipment
Pettus Services
Pinnacle Training Solutions
PMI
Port of Corpus Christi

Safety Council Texas Mid Coast
Safety Logistics
Safety Railway
SafZone
Seadrift Coke
Stage 3 Separation
Strata Energy, Inc.
Taurus Services, LLC
Testengeer, Inc.
The Safety Consortium
Titan Machinery
Udelhoven Incorporated
United Rentals
Valero Refinery
Way Energy
Weber Construction
We-Rent-It
Western Farmers Electric Coop
Wolfenson Electric
Wood Group