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Meet Our Consultants

Safety Consultants use a variety of testing instruments and focus on physical hazards related to machinery from hand tools and cranes to scaffolds, which can result in injuries ranging from skin irritations and abrasions to broken bones, amputations and death.

Industrial Hygiene (IH) Consultants use various sampling devices and focus on health hazards related to chemical and noise exposures, which can result in reduction or loss of personal abilities such as hearing, memory, sight, muscular function and death. Consultants address biological hazards such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and other living organisms which may cause adverse health effects. They also cover chemical hazards (solids, liquids, gases, dusts, fumes and vapors) which carry toxic chemicals to workers through inhalation (breathing), absorption (through direct contact with the skin) or ingestion (eating or drinking).

Both Safety and IH Consultants look for hazards related to electrical, falls, fire protection, material handling, use and storage of materials and welding.

INSafe Consultants

Harold Davidson
INSafe Safety Consultant | INSHARP Coordinator
Harold's specialty comes from a strong 17-year position in production and plant maintenance and serving on a safety committee for SILGAN Plastics. Harold transferred to the consultation division from the enforcement side of workplace safety and health. He had previously worked in IOSHA as a compliance officer. Prior to that, Harold served the state with INDOT. Harold is a lifetime Hoosier, graduate of Seymour High School and Ivy Tech in Columbus.

Brad Freeman, MS, CIH, CSP
INSafe Health Consultant
Brad has worked for the Department of Labor for eight years. His career began as an Environmental, Safety and Health Coordinator at CNS, a steel processing company in Terre Haute. In 2008, Brad came to the DOL as an industrial hygiene compliance officer, and a few years later, transferred to the INSafe division. Brad has a Bachelor Of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Indiana University School of Health, and earned his Master's in Human Resource Development at Indiana State University. Brad resides in Bloomington, IN, and conducts most consultations in the southern part of Indiana.

Gary Hulbert, CSP, CHMM
INSafe Health Consultant
Gary began his career as a Safety and Environmental Manager in the private sector before joining the Indiana Department of Labor as a compliance safety and health officer for IOSHA. After nearly two decades, Gary joined INSafe in September 2013 as a health consultant. He is a graduate of Illnois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety. He is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. He conducts most consultations out of north-central Indiana.

Mark McDaniel
INSafe Safety Consultant
One of INSafe's field consultants, Mark specializes in general industry safety, construction, and industrial hygiene. Mark has been an employee for the State of Indiana for 17 years, and counting. He received his Bachelor Of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. Mark is a U.S. Navy retiree after 22 years of service to his country. He conducts most consultations out of the northwestern and north central parts of Indiana.

Bryan L. Thais
INSafe Safety Consultant
Bryan L. Thais resides in Vincennes, IN, serving the southern part of the state as a field safety consultant for the INSafe division, performing both construction and general industry safety consultations. Mr. Thais came to INSafe from the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (IOSHA’s) construction safety compliance division where he served as a compliance officer and construction area supervisor. Prior to joining the Department of Labor he worked in the highway and bridge construction industry. Mr. Thais is a graduate of Vincennes University and has over 37 years experience in the construction and safety fields.

INSafe Administration

Kenneth R. Boucher II
Deputy Commissioner of Labor, Director of INSafe
Kenneth R. Boucher II is the Deputy Commissioner of Labor for the State of Indiana, managing the OSHA consultation and training division, INSafe.

Kenneth began his tenure with the Indiana Department of Labor in 2006 as a Common Construction Wage Hearing Officer. From 2009 to 2013, Kenneth served as the Director of Child Labor, Training and Education. He is a 2011 recipient of the Governor’s Public Service Achievement Award for his work in improving the Indiana Department of Labor’s wage claim process. In 2014, he continued his service with the Indiana Department of Labor serving as the Executive Director of Quality, Metrics and Statistics, assuming the role of Deputy Commissioner in May 2018.

Kenneth is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Criminal Justice and a minor in French. He also holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Purdue University.

Djanedi Cardwell
INSafe Marketing and Communications Assistant

Djanedi Cardwell shares the latest department news with media, employers, and the public through a variety of communication channels including social media, the agency website, and publications. New to working for the state of Indiana, her previous professional experience included working as a television news producer and in healthcare marketing. Djanedi graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Public Relations.

Sherry Judkins
INSafe Administrative Assistant/INSHARP Coordinator

Sherry Judkins has been with the Indiana Department of Labor since 2019. She serves as the INSHARP Coordinator and administrative assistant for INSafe. She has more than 30 years of experience in customer service and administrative roles. “I’m happy to be able to help Hoosier employers and employees get the answers they need regarding health and safety”.