WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2018) – Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, LLC (STC) announces the expansion of its services to include Workplace Violence Prevention and Active Shooter Mitigation Training. STC President and CEO David Osiecki is teaming up with Senior Safety and Security Consultant David Medeiros to launch these services.
STC is a specialized business consulting venture launched by Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary Law Firm in the fall of 2016.
“Workplace violence costs American businesses up to $36 billion annually. With more than 5,000 incidents each day, all companies – especially trucking companies, where several recent, high-profile active shooter events have occurred – should be prepared to save as many lives as possible,” said Scopelitis Law Firm President and Managing Partner Greg Feary. “STC’s new services are designed to help companies committed to taking a strategic approach to protecting their employees.”
In its beginning, STC focused on providing consulting services to transportation industry companies in the areas of electronic logging devices, independent contractor issues, and regulatory compliance. With the addition of Medeiros, STC’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Active Shooter Mitigation Training programs will include consulting new and existing clients on personnel and facility security, workplace violence prevention training, best practices, and advice.
“The transportation industry is not immune to the societal problems that have led to workplace violence incidents,” said STC President and CEO David Osiecki. “We’re excited to partner with David Medeiros to provide clients with timely training and strategic advice on how to prevent workplace violence incidents, and mitigate active shooter incidents before they become tragedies.”
Medeiros is a graduate of the United States Army War College and National Preparedness Leadership Initiative training at Harvard University. A 22-year veteran lieutenant of Rhode Island State Police, Medeiros uses his substantial experience in safety and regularly compliance to build one-of-a-kind training programs. These programs are specifically designed to increase the survivability of workers in an active shooter event by providing a model response framework to practice and recall under stress.
“The team at Scopelitis is known for their agile approach in building services that fit the ever-changing needs of the industry,” said Medeiros. “Scopelitis’ thought leadership, combined with my experience in providing companies with security and workplace violence prevention training, will help to protect the hard-working employees that make up America’s thriving transportation industry.”
About Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, LLC (STC)
STC is a specialized consulting and advisory business that serves the evolving business, regulatory and compliance needs of the transportation industry. As a wholly owned subsidiary of full-service transportation law firm Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, based in Indianapolis, STC is designed to augment the professional service offerings of the Firm. STC is based in Washington, D.C. and serves motor carriers and other transportation businesses throughout the U.S. and worldwide.
About David Osiecki
David Osiecki is the president and CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, LLC (STC) and delivers the training and advisory service offerings of STC. He began his 30-year transportation career in 1986 as a motor carrier safety auditor for the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Motor Carriers (OMC).** He spent years building his trucking and regulatory expertise in program, policy and regulatory development positions for OMC in Washington, D.C. He left federal service in 1995 and spent 20 years at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in Washington working on behalf of the trucking industry in policy, regulatory and advocacy-related positions. Osiecki rose to the executive vice president & chief of national advocacy for ATA, and has represented the industry before state legislatures, federal agencies, the U.S. Congress, and in the national media, including appearances on national network news programs. ** OMC was the predecessor agency of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which was established by Congress in the year 2000.
About David Medeiros
Senior Safety and Security Consultant David Medeiros is a 22-year veteran lieutenant of Rhode Island State Police, who successfully served as the night executive officer and the officer in charge of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit. He served on the division’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Tactical Team. Medeiros is a combat veteran with 35 years of service. He recently served as the assistant adjutant general (Army), in the Rhode Island Army National Guard and retired at the rank of brigadier general. He is a senior army aviator and a senior parachutist. Medeiros has a BA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, a BS in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University, a Masters in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and National Preparedness Leadership Initiative training from Harvard University.
Kirsten Cuniffe, Communications Manager