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The RCI Safety executive management team includes (from left to right): Tim Boyer, Global Information Officer; Sandy Reese, Chief Financial Officer; Dave Powers, Vice President of Operations; Ron Demaray, President; and Sam Germer, Chief Operating Officer.

Established in 1988, Regulatory Compliance, Inc. (RCI) was founded to help companies comply with a growing number of operational and facility regulations. Concurrently, a group of visionary safety and compliance consultants had already determined that most new regulations imposed on businesses at that time were intended to protect two primary resources: workers and the environment.

These founders were convinced that changing the way companies approached safety — i.e., their culture — from a compliance mindset to an operational philosophy based on behavior, was certain to have a profoundly positive impact. So they put their minds together, sketched out the framework and ultimately developed what would change the future of safety and become the industry's first Web-based Safety Management System (SMS). In September of 1998, they formed their own company, ushering in a new approach to protecting the health, well-being and lives of workers around the globe.

In 2002 they acquired RCI, and the focus of the company's services shifted from regulatory compliance to safety consulting. Today, the SMS approach developed by RCI Safety has been implemented by hundreds of companies at thousands of facility locations worldwide. RCI Safety has not only had a profound impact on how companies view safety, but the safety management system has also revolutionized safety metrics and analytics.

On October 31, 2014, RCI was acquired by safety consultancy leader BST (http://www.bstsolutions.com). The acquisition, completed by BST parent company DEKRA, (http://www.dekra.com/en/home), has enhanced RCI's web-based data management capabilities by adding BST's suite of safety solutions. By combining the strengths of both companies, clients can enjoy access to single-source thought leadership regarding safety methodology and cultural change, backed-up with the ability to track critical safety-related and operational data, including behavior-based safety observations, audits, incident investigations, corrective actions, quality management and other enterprise information. RCI Safety's proprietary solution allows organizations to record and analyze data from multiple sources, effectively eliminating the information siloes that have plagued the safety field, while measuring the effectiveness of new safety implementations and track improvement initiatives to completion.