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About Us: Why We Started OWYN Safety

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Why We Started US Compliance Systems

OWYN Safety got its start in 1999 as US Compliance Systems. Keith Dague and Charles Jobe owned contracting businesses and experienced the headaches of trying to satisfy OSHA requirements first-hand. They knew there had to be a better way. So they started a company to make safety management simple, easy and pain-free.

Over time, safety requirements became even tougher to meet. This spurred the emergence of robust and complicated safety management programs. With an extensive list of services and high price tags, they weren’t a realistic solution for smaller businesses.

Driven to deliver on their original core values of simple, easy and pain-free, US Compliance Systems evolved to OWYN Safety. In 2022, the family-run business introduced an affordable subscription-based safety and compliance management platform based on one principle: providing Only What You Need.

Who We Are

We’re an Ohio-based family-founded, employee-owned business. Our staff includes many members of the founding Dague family along with a growing team of specialists in online technology and document delivery.

What We Do

We help thousands of companies—from single-owner businesses to multi-state corporations—manage safety and compliance. Our services cover a wide range of industries and are tailored to provide only what you need.

How We Do It

We continuously develop and invest in technology to make compliance management simple, easy and pain-free. We stay on top of compliance regulations and industry trends so you can stay focused on your business.

Meet the Team

Meet Keith


President & Co-Founder

My biggest achievement in life has been to marry the girl down the street, raise our 4 children together and continue to share in their lives along with our 4 grandchildren.

Meet Mandarin


Vice President

I’ve been a full-time employee of U.S. Compliance Systems dba OWYN Safety since 2013. My focus is on operations and staff management. When I’m not working, I can be found reading or hanging out with family and friends.

Meet Jan


Accounts Manager

I have been married to my best friend for almost 45 years and raised four awesome children.

Meet Efrem


Safety Document Manager

I enjoy working on cars, but mostly my own. Anything from basic car repairs to completely custom modifications. Ex: Installed a Nintendo in the car for long drive-thru waits.

Meet Lea


HR Manager/Customer Service/Marketing Coordinator

I’ve been a full-time employee of U.S. Compliance Systems dba OWYN Safety since 2014. I enjoy spending time with my family by going for walks, swimming at the pool and visiting the beach. I also enjoy baking and making delicious chocolate dipped treats.

Brandon Szentes Owyn


Safety Document Developer & Customer Service Representative

A favorite pastime of mine is playing cornhole. For the past 6 years or so, a bunch of friends all meet up on Thursday evening to play some cornhole during the summer. We now are in a league during the winter months. I like it because its all about throwing bags with your buddies.

Meet Tracy


Customer Service Manager

I like to do home improvement whether inside or outside. It’s always nice to see the completed product.

David K Owyn


Online Training Manager

I enjoy spending time outdoors with my two boys and in my gardens!

Rebecca Barrio Owyn


Online Training Developer & Translator

I enjoy playing tennis and board games with my kids. We get very competitive with each other, so when I win, I feel like I’ve really accomplished something!

Doug Enos Owyn


Technology Manager

I enjoy the outdoors and taking weekly hikes in the park with my daughter.


Marketing & Online Training Assistant

I have two daughters that are pretty fun people to be with. I enjoy traveling with them and my husband to anywhere I can possibly go. My camera, a book and a knitting project are always close by.