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Curtis E. Falany, PE

Brad Shepherd, PE

   Steven E. Malich, PE, CEM
   John R. Toth, PE
   Fred E. Medley

   Richard Mesker, CSP

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Curtis Falany, P.E., President

J. B. Shepherd & Company, Inc.
110 Bushnell Plaza
Bushnell, FL 33513
352-793-9300 (Office)
813-716-2582 (Mobile)
352-793-9301 (Fax)

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Richard Mesker, CSP, CUSA, OHST
Safety Consultant


Richard Mesker has over 20 years of experience in Electric Utility Power Plant Safety and Operation; Radiation Protection, Power Plant Water Chemistry Programs and General Utility Safety Management. Richard oversaw the safety program for a fortune 250 company with multi-state locations. Richard is a graduate of the US Navy Nuclear Power Program. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York and performed graduate studies at the University of South Florida in Industrial Hygiene and Safety Management. He is a certified safety professional, certified utility safety administrator, occupational health and safety technician, and registered with the national radiation protection technologists. Richard is qualified to teach many OSHA courses including OSHA 10 and 30 hour construction and general industry certification.  

His current and past affiliations include the Nuclear Industrial Safety and Hygiene Association (NISHA), the Southeastern Electric Exchange Accident Prevention Section and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Richard has experience with OSHA investigations, injury/fatality investigations, root cause determination, working with labor on investigations, site audits, training, procedure development and program oversight. 

Employment history includes:    

Manager of Safety and Health, Progress Energy Florida

Manager Safety and Training, Sumter Electric Cooperative