PTS Pulse: Get to Know Your PTS Safety Teams


PTS Diagnostics aims to provide a safe and healthy environment to work in for all employees. We would like to take a moment to introduce the PTS Safety Teams. It is important that you know who to contact with any safety concerns or comments. California and Indiana sites meet monthly to discuss safety issues and work on strategies to a promote and maintain a safe workplace. 

Indiana Sites Safety Team

The Indiana Sites Safety Team is looking for new members. If you are interested in serving on the Safety Team for Indiana sites, please contact Ben Benedict.

Team Members:

Ben Benedict – EHS/Facility Team Leader

He is our Indiana Safety Representative and ensures safety and compliance OSHA regulations.

Heather Tomeo, Quality Control Manager

She manages Quality Control functions by ensuring all released product meets performance specifications, manages Product Support, and provides final approval of complaint reports.

Jennifer Grandidier – Director of Human Resources

She has experience overseeing all administrative, compliance, and employee relations aspects regarding of Workers Compensation.

Brian Yates – Facilities Manager

He is responsible for building security and issuing of key cards for Indiana sites, issuing and maintenance of company cell phones, and oversees the Maintenance Team for the Indiana sites. I have been here 22 years.

Heather Williams – HR Generalist

She has prior Workers Compensation experience focusing on ways to prevent losses, educating employees regarding various safety measures to handling claims as an employer representative.

Tom Harris – Senior Designer

Throughout his career he has been responsible for drafting and designing layouts and prints of PTS equipment and products to aid in the compliance and validation of design control, work instructions, and protocols.

Aaron Carver – Customer Service Representative

He is a new member to the PTS family and the Safety Team this year. He is an active member of the Indiana Army National Guard for the past 7 years as a Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Non-commissioned Officer. He is certified in HazMat Awareness and Operations; and is a certified HazMat Technician.

Nele Taevere– Quality Specialist

She is also a new member to the Safety Team. Currently she acts as an auditor for internal audits, provides support for Operations regarding NCRs, CAPAs, TDNs, updating working instructions, and approves Calibration, Maintenance and Validation documents.

Sunnyvale Safety Team

Our Sunnyvale Safety Team consists of a combination of subject matter experts. This allows for improved and detailed Safety Training which remains compliant with state and federal regulations. As a reminder for the Sunnyvale site periodically training will be assigned via QT9, email in-person presentations or using the display screen in the breakroom by one of the Safety Team members it is vital to make sure all employee understand information that is provided in the training and completes them on time.

Sunnyvale Safety Team members:

Will Benedict, Vice President & General Manager, Site Safety Representative

Colleen Rutledge, Consultant from Wise Waste and Environmental Management, Oversees Safety Team and provides Bloodborne Pathogen Training

Jayvee Suliguin, Strip Production & Reagent Manufacturing Manager, Evacuation, IIPP, Fire Safety Hearing Conservation

Ferida Turnadzic- Production Manager, Personal Protective Equipment

Prapoorna Garimella, Senior Calibration Manager, Personal Protective Equipment

Precioso Pe Benito, Maintenance Operator, Lock out Tag Out

Jennifer Cua, Materials Manager, Slips, Trips and Falls

Sahlee Dulce, Production Lead, Close Calls

Hang Chu, Production Chemist II, Close Calls

Mylene Ocumin, Production Lead, Close Calls for 2nd shift

Jagdip Suprai, Strip Reagent Chemistry Supervisor, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Waste Management, and Hazard Communication

Vincent Nguyen, Production Chemist I, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Waste Management, and Hazard Communication

Michael Estabillo, Production Chemist I, Biohazardous Safety

Long Ma, Facilities Manager, Facility Related Training

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