​​​Where In The World Is BDS?

People often ask "Can you bring the class to us?"  

Short (and only) answer: YES!

Here is a short list of where we've been in recent weeks:

  • Austin, TX
  • El Reno, OK
  • Eunice, LA
  • Stennis Space Center, MS
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Joint Base Andrews, MD
  • Columbia, SC
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Marietta, OH
  • Houston, TX
  • Petersburg, VA
  • and, of course, Dallas/Fort Worth!

BDS Opens New Office!

Black Dog Safety, LLC is excited to announce the opening of our new West Region Office in Las Vegas, NV.

BDS will offer the same, full scope of services out of the Las Vegas office as the main office in Fort Worth, TX.

Watch for more news on the office opening and open-enrollment courses in Vegas.   


BDS now offers MEDIC First Aid courses as Authorized Instructors

Beginning November 1, 2015, Black Dog Safety, LLC began offering the following MEDIC First Aid courses:

  • BasicPlus CPR, AED, and First Aid for Adults
  • CarePlus CPR and AED
  • PediatricPlus CPR, AED and First Aid for Children, Infants and Adults
  • Child/Infant CPR and AED Supplement
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Oxygen First Aid for Emergencies

This ability to deliver these courses add to the existing offerings of American Heart Association and American Red Cross courses to more fully service our clients by providing choices that truly meet their needs. Please click HERE for more details.

What Clients Say Ab​out Us

"I had Matt as a teacher when I attended OSHA training at UTA. His knowledge, teaching ability, commitment, and continued striving to become an even better teacher surpass most anyone I have ever known."

Thomas Frank 

Safety Coordinator at Cardinal Oilfield Services LLC

  • Safety & Health Training
  • ​OSHA Training Institute Education Center Courses
  • EHS Consulting
  • Curriculum Design/development
  • Programs & Plans Development

Our Mission

Black Dog Safety, LLC exists to help save lives and eliminate injuries through leadership, education, training, advising, consulting, and community/industry outreach.

Black Dog Safety, LLC offers a variety of services to the public and private sectors in construction, oil & gas, manufacturing, and more.

Our Services

Black Dog Safety, LLC is staffed with top-drawer trainers, consultants, curriculum designers and developers, programs and plans developers, and support personnel to provide the highest quality services to meet your goals. 

Our Team


Black Dog Safety, LLC

Yes, But What Does It Cost?

Yes, but what does it cost??

A common question, and one that rarely is answered on a web site. Black Dog Safety will always strive to provide honest, up-front information to our customers, and potential customers, so they can make the best decisions for themselves and their organizations. Typical course costs are as follows:

One-day (8-hr.) course - 20 students max. - $1,000.00 / $50.00 pp

Three-day (24-hr.) course - 20 students max. - $3,000.00 / $150.00 pp

Five-day (40-hr.) course - 20 students max. - $5,000.00 / $250.00 pp

Course costs include everything needed to deliver quality training: customized curriculum, travel, certificates, etc. Some travel (we go everywhere) may affect the total cost, but not by much! Please visit our course descriptions to find out what specific courses typically cost or contact us for a direct quote.

I utilize Matt Kerr and Black Dog Safety for all of my HAZWOPER/first responder operations training and refresher training. Matt is an outstanding instructor with a highly professional, effective and enjoyable educating style. Matt's knowledge is unsurpassed  in the field of hazardous waste operations, confined spaces and overall health & safety topics. I have thoroughly enjoyed Matt's  instruction, as have the rest of his students. We at Yesco feel privileged to receive training from Matt because he is simply the best that there is.

Jim Morasco, CSM

EHS Director, Yesco, LLC

"Matt is a consummate EHS professional. Excellent education skill set and presenter, and a true gift to his students. I highly recommend Matt for EHS education and EHS Education Management."

John Genuise, CPEA, CPSA, REM

Training Manager at ENLINK Midstream, Principal and Founder of Genuine EHS LLC