Nathan Braymen

Greetings! My name is Nathan Braymen and I am the creator of,, and! (I go by #RedBeard on LinkedIn and other social media, connect with me!) I am a former USMC 7051 crash fire and rescue specialist. I studied Occupational Safety in college at Iowa State University and received both my BS and MS in occupational safety. I also am certified by the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council in OSHA recordkeeping and am an authorized OSHA outreach trainer. 

I began my career working at the USDA National Animal Disease Center in Ames, IA as a safety technician and then spent over 8 years at Berkshire Hathaway Energy as a corporate safety manger. I have over 15 years of experience in safety. 

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Check it out! My first safety book 5 Principles for Parenting and Occupational Safety Management was published August of 2020!

You may also be interested in my children's book, Mandorla, published in 2018. Or my OSHA recordkeeping podcast called "is it recordable?"

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is it recordable? is a top 200 podcast in the USA and has reached number 1 in some categories outside of the USA! Tune in for a quick (2-4 minute) bitesize podcast. Get a taste of OSHA recordkeeping and hopefully laugh a little while you do it: