Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE):
Basic Peace Officer Course (2005 & 2006)
Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate
Basic Instructor Proficiency Certificate
Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor Proficiency
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT):
North American Standard Part A (Driver Inspection)
North American Standard Part B (Vehicle Inspection)
Texas Intrastate Rules Part C
General Hazardous Materials
Cargo Tank Inspection
Other Bulk Packaging Inspection
Passenger Vehicle Inspection
Texas Department of Public Safety:
Advanced Traffic Crash Reconstruction Levels I – VI
Region 8 Crash Reconstruction Team Member
Level II Active Shooter Response Training
Energy Training Council:
Basic SafeLand / SafeGulf Instructor
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service / OSHA Training Institute:
PRT256 - Level III Medic First Aid / CPR Instructor
PRT106 - Hydrogen Sulfide Instructor
SAF981 - Certified Safety & Health Official (General Industry)
SAF983 - Certified Safety & Health Official (Construction)
OSH500 – OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer (Construction)
OSHA 501 - OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer (General Industry)
Thank you for stopping by! My name is Santiago Talamantez and I am the owner of Safety Compliance & Training LLC based in San Antonio. I provide DOT and OSHA Compliance coaching services as a consultant and instructor. I have been in operation for close to four years and began this journey with a seven year career in law enforcement, primarily as a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety. In 2012, I was recruited to the private side by an oilfield company in Carrizo Springs. I spent the next several years learning the role of DOT Compliance Management on the company side. As I grew in experience, I quickly observed that there was equal value in being knowledgeable of OSHA Workplace Compliance. I then committed myself to being dually educated in OSHA regulations and moved out to Midland at the end of 2013. I worked as a field safety representative for several years before obtaining my first safety manager position with a pipeline company in San Antonio. After two years of managing that program, I was hired as a Corporate Safety Director for an oilfield service company based in Houston. It was a 500+ employee operation with over 22 locations spread throughout the United States. In less than a year, the corporate Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) dropped from 2.49 in 2019 to 1.47 in 2020. Being dually trained and experienced in HSE Management was proven to be just as valuable as being experienced and educated with DOT regulations on the company side.
My goal now is to take all the experience and education I've gained over the last 19 years and provide companies with more trustworthy and applicable training and coaching services, from someone with the most credible and proven background compared to most "consultants." I regularly travel around the state presenting various courses tailored to provide motor carriers the most current and applicable knowledge for your employees managing your company safety program. The DOT Compliance Manager Training Course I provide has also been approved for continuing education units (CEU's) at Midland College and is the only course that approved by the SACSCOC. I also have the exclusive trademark to issue students the designation of "Certified DOT Compliance Manager" for professionals desiring to progress in their careers. Please visit my other pages to view my services, and check out the training page for my current schedule and course information!
USMC Combat Veteran
I served a total of 9 years in the military, with 4 years of active duty service, and 5 years in the reserves. My assigned occupation was as a Rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines in Twentynine Palms, California. I achieved and left the service at the rank of Sergeant.
Back in 2003, I deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I. My military service set the foundation for a life of helping others.
FMCSA / DOT Experience
As a former Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper, I have a very thorough perspective and understanding of all FMCSA rules and regulations as well as the rules specific to a carrier operating solely in Texas. I served a total of seven years in law enforcement with the majority of that time in the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Service. I now have worked on the company side for over 9 years which has allowed me to learn the more intricate requirements on the parts of a motor carrier operation regarding compliance for audits, as well as day to day tasks and responsibilities .
These years of experience, from both the enforcement side and the company side, allow me to analyze and manage your company's specific operation with care and diligence and I promise that with along with your cooperation and management, your company will NEVER be served with an "Order to Cease Operations" letter from FMCSA.
I also am now offering training throughout Texas presenting both one-day seminars and an extensive three-day course that teaches students how to manage an entire DOT Safety Program regardless of the type of commercial motor vehicles in their fleet. Please click on the "Training" tab for more information including dates and locations.
**Safety Compliance & Training LLC is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The picture depicted is solely to verify previous experience as described above.
Environmental Health and Safety Experience
I began my Occupational Health and Safety career back in 2012 after being recruited by an oilfield trucking company. I first worked as a DOT Manager and then slowly shifted to the safety side. This is where I discovered a deeper passion for helping others. My first safety role was on-site safety supervision during drilling rig moving and heavy haul operations both in the Permian Basin and down in the Eagle Ford. After a few years I joined a full service safety company as an OSHA Instructor providing training and on-site safety supervision in various operations. I then made the move to Safety Manager for a pipeline company and began to learn the logistical side of my profession. During this time, I attended formal OSHA education courses and graduated the dual Certified Safety and Health Official program from Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in General Industry and Construction. The program consisted of 500+ classroom hours and testing. This led me to the position of believing that both my education and experience can help companies in every aspect of occupational health and safety compliance.