Lendel Del Cid
Corporate Safety Director
Lendel Del Cid, a professional Corporate Safety Director based in Oregon, owes his deep-seated knowledge of the construction industry to his father. A seasoned superintendent in California, his father would often bring Del Cid to various job sites, instilling a passion for construction in him from an early age. After graduating from high school, Del Cid made the ambitious choice to pursue full-time construction work, while simultaneously attending college in the evenings. This dual commitment of labor and academia enriched his practical and theoretical understanding of the field.
A few years into his career, Del Cid's employer found itself in need of a Safety Director. The role resonated with his future aspirations of assuming a safety manager position, so he embraced the opportunity. His wealth of field experience proved invaluable, and his company provided further training, aiding in implementing critical safety procedures.
When presented with the opportunity to serve as a safety professional with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Del Cid eagerly pursued it. To prepare, he completed the OSHAcademy's 40-hour EM 385-1-1 Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Program for Contractors, underlining his dedication to occupational safety and health in the construction industry. Del Cid successfully completed two additional OSHAcademy programs: the 132-hour Occupational Safety and Health Professional and the 192-hour Construction Safety and Health Professional.
As he neared the completion of his OSHAcademy training, Del Cid received a well-earned promotion, transitioning from a Safety Coordinator to a Safety Manager. He attributes this career advancement to the skill-enhancing programs offered by OSHAcademy. Del Cid observes that while many of his fellow safety professionals at his workplace do not possess a formal degree, the comprehensive training provided by OSHAcademy effectively bridges that educational gap.
Del Cid holds a firm belief in the importance of continued education, commenting, "Staying abreast of the latest regulations is crucial, and OSHAcademy excels in delivering this," he remarks. "As a safety professional, I find OSHAcademy to be an invaluable resource," he further adds.
Del Cid continued his education at Columbia Southern University (CSU) in 2018. After working hard for four years, he graduated in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health. This was a big accomplishment for him as he constantly strives to improve and succeed in the field of safety. He took advantage of OSHAcademy's learning partnership with CSU by earning credit for his OSHAcademy training, which helped him earn his degree.