With our home office located in Livonia, MI, Eureka Educators was founded in 1992 by two public servants dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for every worker. Our co-founders, Mark and Martin, took their years of experience and began developing training programs to deliver to local corporations. Knowing that training just wasn’t enough, Eureka Educators also began consulting with companies to ensure that their business was up to OSHA standards. Before long, Eureka Educators was the go to professionals in health and safety trainings, both in the United States and Canada.
Mark F. Neal
Co-Founder, Lead Consultant, and Author
As an expert in OSHA compliance and industrial health and safety training, Mark brings over 30 years of experience to assist each client in their distinctive training and curriculum needs. With a professional history of local Fire Fighter, a United States Army Field Medic and Occupational Therapy Technician, and industrial work with General Motors Fisher Body, Mark provides a unique and highly qualified perspective to educational program development and implementation, as well as compliance consultations.
Mark has authored a variety of training manuals and materials used throughout the industry, including the Ford Permit Issuer manual for Confined Space and the Confined Space Supervisors manual that is still used by UAW-GM. In an innovated effort to better serve his clients, Mark developed the first OSHA online training course that is offered through Eastern Michigan University’s program, EMU Worldwide.
Mark has received his Bachelor of Science in General Science and Chemistry from Eastern Michigan University and is a certified CPR and First Aid instructor through the American Heart Association. Mark also serves as an adjunct faculty member for Madonna University and Jackson Community College.
Co-Founder, Lead Trainer, and Author
When it comes to preparing and educating your employees in the areas of safety, health, and rescue, Martin is dedicated to developing and providing the highest level of training available. With certifications in Rope Rescue 1 and 2, and licensing as a Paramedic and HAZWOPER Specialist, Martin is an expert Technical Rescue Advisor. Martin also holds certifications as an instructor for CPR and First Aid through the American Heart Association. As the retired Deputy Chief of the Westland Fire Department (Michigan), Martin brings his 23 years of experience to each training program he creates and delivers.
Partnering with MIOSHA under a grant, Martin developed many MIOSHA Safety Education Training programs including Fall Protection, Fall Protections Rescue, and Competent Person. Martin is also the author of the Rescue from Heights program and course booklet offered through UAW-Ford, as well as many Eureka Educators manuals.