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Robert Sands, CSP

Safety Consultant/ Instructor

Bob Sands brings extensive OSHA standard compliance expertise to the United Alliance Services technical staff.

As a former Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Manager for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Bob advised companies in safety and health management systems development, and performed more than 100 on site VPP evaluations. He supported companies through the VPP Application process, and getting to compliance.

Before becoming a VPP Manager, Bob spent ten years at OSHA as a Compliance Safety and Health Officer conducting hundreds of inspections and accident investigations, including fatality investigations.

He then moved on to become an OSHA Enforcement Programs Manager, where he wrote letters of interpretation for OSHA Standards, and helped companies apply the standards in their workplaces. He also reviewed significant enforcement cases, reviewed cases under Congressional Inquiry, and wrote local and regional Emphasis Programs.

In addition to his work with United Alliance Services, Bob is currently adjunct faculty at the OSHA Training and Education Institute/Keene State College.

Bob’s deep understanding of OSHA standards and his experience with applying them across various work environments and industries is an invaluable asset to our clients. He has unparalleled inside knowledge that will help guide any company through OSHA investigations and citations, and most importantly, prevent workplace illness and injury.


Certified Safety Professional

OSHA 501 Outreach Instructor


Bachelor of Arts, University of Massachusetts at Boston

Professional Associations

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Qualified Instructor

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry

Confined Space

Lockout Tagout

Safety and Health Management Systems

OSHA Recordkeeping



Safety Training and Consulting

Schedule an OSHA training or free risk assessment!