The story of ODIZ Safety
ODIZ Safety LLC strives to provide “Safety Through Innovation!” ODIZ safety products and custom machines are proudly engineered and made in the USA. By not outsourcing our products, we are able to sustain the quality while helping to secure the future of American manufacturing. Joseph Gasparino is a Lean Six Sigma practitioner and inventor that brings “Safety Through Innovation” to life. He has synthesized an innovative process that combines safety, Lean Six Sigma, and engineering to solve the “unsolvable” safety issues. He is focused on eliminating industrial safety problems with electro-mechanical automation, while generating productivity gains and costs avoidance for American businesses.
ODIZ Safety LLC offers “Safety Through Innovation” by the following Pillars:
- Risk Innovation by combining Safety, Six Sigma, Lean & Engineered Solutions
- Engineered Solutions to solve the “unsolvable” safety issues & custom machines builds with IoT capabilities
- Patented Products like the Patented No-Go™Grinder Safety Gauge & the No-Go™Grinder Safety Stand
- Training with our FREE open source Safety Training
Joseph P Gasparino Jr.
Founder of Odiz Safety LLC
Joseph Gasparino is the Founder of Odiz Safety. His career started in electrical engineering designing military electronic and then transitioned into machine maintenance and EH&S. He went into operations where he became a Lean Six Sigma Expert facilitated over 100 Kaizen events. He then moved on to Executive Management eventually becoming a CEO of a small Private Equity Group. With that unique background, he continually noticed a gap in safety solutions on the market and followed his passion. Joe’s passion is combining engineering, safety, and lean for innovative results, thus ODIZ SAFETY THROUGH INNOVATION was born! Joe has various technical and business degrees from Asnuntuck (AS Business; Enfield CT), Wentworth Institute of Technology (BS Electronic Engineering; Boston MA), University of Hartford (E2M West Hartford CT), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MBA Finance; Worcester MA), and Walden University were he studied for a Doctorate of Business Admin DBA and focused on Critical Success Factors (CSFs) of successful Lean Six Sigma implementation.
VP of Sales at Odiz Safety LLC
Traci Totzke is an sports medicine & exercise physiology graduate from the Eastern Michigan University. She has focused on all around sales of the organization and raised industry awareness of ODIZ unique product & services offerings.
VP of Services at Odiz Safety LLC
Steve Misuraca leads our Odiz EHS Services Division. He brings over twenty years of professional Environmental Health & Safety experience, having past leadership roles at United Technologies, GE Energy, Barnes Aerospace and other companies spanning the aerospace, energy, glass manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries. He has helped operations build robust EHS systems for protecting employees and the environment that have attained OSHA VPP Star and ISO14001 certifications. Steve’s expertise will allow us to expand our services to include compliance audits, air and wastewater support, and safety and environmental compliance training. Steve has a bachelor of science degree from the University Connecticut with a focus in water resources management and engineering.
ODIZ Safety LLC Timeline
ODIZ Safety launches FREE Training Links (July2019)
ODIZ Safety believes that awareness training should be FREE. Get aware of the risks and opportunities our organization has and contact us for custom engineered solutions.
ODIZ Safety recieves UTILITY patent for No-Go™ Technology (Dec 2018)
ODIZ Safety received the Utility Patent for the No-Go™ Grinder Safety Stand. The only engineered solution on the market
ODIZ Safety launched the CUSTOM ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS (May 2018)
ODIZ Safety launched CUSTOM ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS which include products like ergonomic solutions, custom belt guards, barrier guards, light curtains, and guarding for lathes, mills, and surface grinders.
ODIZ Safety launches SERVICES offerings (June 2017)
ODIZ Safety launched a full service team for environmental, safety, IH, and ergonomic consultative services. The SERVICES group can handle all special and/or compliance type needs including assessments, permits, procedures & policies.
ODIZ Safety Featured in OH&S Magazine (Dec 2016)
ODIZ Safety was featured on the cover of OH&S December 2016 Magazine, “Combining Safety Job Hazed Analysis & Lean Six Sigma to Improve Machine Guarding”. This article outlines the No-Go Grinder Safety Stand and the ODIZ Unique JHA/LSS Process to generate the innovation.
No-Go™ Grinder Safety Stand (2016)
Even since the No-Go™Grinder Safety Gauge was patented, Joseph Gasparino was immediately thinking of a product to supersede the No-Go™Grinder Safety Gauge. With his engineering, machine safety, and lean autonomous thinking, Joseph designed and submitted a patent for an autonomous bench grinder. Design, patent submittal, and production has commenced in 2016. All No-Go™Grinder Safety Stands are designed and manufactured in America, with as many American sourced raw material and components as we can find.
Universal Replacement Guards Designed (2012)
While in the industry Joseph Gasparino noticed replacement parts were difficult to obtain and was getting several requests for them. As a result, Universal replacement toolrests and tongue guards were designed. This product has two benefits 1) the industry get a safer more durable guard (made with ¼” aluminum versus standard sheetmetal) and 2) it provides a lower cost solution versus replacement of the entire benchgrinder. This endeavor has also allowed Odiz Safety LLC to pivot into the No-Go™Grinder Safety Stand
No-Go™ Grinder Safety Gauge Patented (2010)
Although No-Go™Grinder Safety Gauges were sold under a patent pending status, the patent got approved in 2010 and solidified the future for Odiz Safety LLC. To heighten awareness, Joseph opted to give 1 free grinder to every organization in the hopes of preventing injuries, a practice that still exists today! Click here to get your own!
Point of Use Tooling (2009)
With Joseph Gasparino’s Lean background, he as always tried to promote productivity gains through safety. Since he recognized that injuries could occur because no tools were around to adjust the wheels or guards, he designed Point Of Use (POU) magnetic allen wrenches for the tool rest & tongue guards and magnetic/wire adjustable wrenches for wheel changes. Although the bench grinder is a simple machine, its quick use coupled with human factors, makes this a high risk scenario for injuries and fines.
ODIZ Safety LLC Created (2008)
Odiz inventor Joseph Gasparino was working as a safety director at an aerospace component manufacturer when the company had a surprise OSHA audit. The audit resulted in a verbal warning for being in violation of the positioning of their bench grinder’s tool rests and tongue guards. Even though the audit did not include a fine or finding, Joseph thought that there had to be a gauge available to heighten operators’ awareness and prevent this potential hazard from reoccurring. In the following weeks, he researched safety catalogs and the Internet, but found no gauges for bench grinder safety. With the level of hazard and numerous cases of deaths from the lack of compliance within the manufacturing industries, along with his background in engineering, Joseph knew he could design a valuable safety tool. The gauge was prototype and market tested with immediate results…Odiz Safety LLC was born!