HMS believes an insurance broker needs to do more than just provide coverage. Effective Safety Management is a crucial component of any insurance program. Properly evaluating your exposures will keep your employees safe, enhance your company’s reputation as a dependable organization, and help to maximize your company’s overall profits. 

Meet our Safety Team

HMS Safety Management Services takes a proactive approach to safety and accident prevention. We can help develop programs specific to your needs and organizational goals. In addition, we will coordinate the services provided by your insurance carrier to ensure that you receive comprehensive and tailored services. 

Safety Management is a core component of an effective insurance program. HMS has a staff of Safety Consultants with over 50 years of experience.  

Please contact us if you have an interest in learning more about our Safety Management Services. 

Michael Sutherland, AAI, Senior Vice President of Captive and Safety Management Operations.

Safety Management Services

  • Safety Programs
  • Access to Online Safety Resources Training
  • Safety Management Assessments
  • Policy Review & Implementation
  • Workforce Accountability and Safety Culture
  • Identification and Control of Exposures and Hazards
  • Customized Training
  • Interpretation of OSHA Regulations and Compliance
  • Job Site Surveys
  • Property Surveys
  • Accident Investigation
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Ergonomic Evaluation
  • Fleet Safety

Help protect your company with the Risk Management Center, a unique web-based software suite of safety and risk management tools designed to empower your organization’s risk prevention efforts.

Our Safety Team



Michael Sutherland

Senior Vice President of Captive and Safety Management Operations

Michael Sutherland is an experienced Commercial Insurance Broker, Risk Management Consultant and Senior Vice President with HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.. Mike has an extensive background with insurance company, brokerage, captive and management operations. Mike started his career with UF&G Insurance as a corporate trainee in 1995. In 1999 he joined HMS Insurance Associates, Inc. as a Commercial Insurance Broker. Mike has spent the last 27 years working with clients to lower insurance costs and protect assets by utilizing his expertise as a commercial Insurance Broker, Captive Insurance Specialist and Risk Management Consultant. Mike has earned the title of Senior Vice President of Captive and Safety Management Operations.

Magnus Turesson

Risk Control Director

Magnus Turesson joined HMS in 2006 as the agency expanded to include its own Risk Control Director. Magnus brings a wealth of knowledge to educate and advise our clients on how to control their risks and losses. Prior to HMS, Magnus was the Claims/Loss Control Manager for a large Maryland based construction contractor and a construction/manufacturing company. Magnus holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational/Environmental Safety and Health from the University of Michigan as well as numerous certificates in health and construction safety. Magnus has completed a number of OSHA training courses and has earned a Safety Certificate in Construction Safety.

John Stelma

Senior Risk Control Consultant

John holds a BS in Safety Science from Indiana University of PA (IUP). John has 30 years of service as a safety professional. John served as a safety & training coordinator for 3 years with a clothing manufacturer, 10 as a safety manager for a large utility, road & bridge contractor and 5 years as a Safety & HR manager with a communications contractor performing underground & aerial fiber optic installation. Prior to joining HMS in 2014, John served 9 years as a risk management consultant with Hartford Insurance specializing in Auto & fleet safety, Business contingency planning, WC, GL & Property. Clients included construction contractors, county governments, private education, real estate and manufacturers. John is an authorized OSHA construction trainer and a NSC- forklift, basic rigging and CPR & FA trainer.

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