Forrest Rohde

Health and Safety Instructor & Consultant 

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt.  Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil.  He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.  His areas of expertise include OSHA 510 and 511; OSHA 500 Construction Industry Trainer; Confined Space; Machine Guarding; Electrical Safety; Industrial Hygiene; Behavior Based Safety; HazCom; IS/ICS-100, 200, 700 & 800; Hazardous Materials Technician; Pollution Prevention; Emergency and Environmental Management; and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) National & Arizona.

Daniel J. Sciarro

Health and Safety Instructor & Consultant 

Mr. Sciarro is a seasoned Certified Safety Profession dedicated to driving effective HSE leadership. Danny, helps identify dynamic solutions for overcoming occupational safety and health risk while improving overall performance. With 17+ years of director and management experience for large engineering, construction and environmental firms, his ability to train and influence change in organizations is proven.Accustom to high hazard industries (on/off shore oil & gas, demolition, confined space entry, and hazardous/toxic environmental site clean-up), his process safety management (PSM) approach will bring a new vision to your program.

Brandan Dodds

Health and Safety Instructor & Consultant

Mr. Dodds holds a Master of Science (MS) degree in Safety & Industrial Hygiene, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and is Green Belt certified. He has developed and implemented safety and industrial hygiene programs in manufacturing, construction, warehousing, and government for over 30 years. Some of his focus areas include chemical safety, industrial hygiene, job safety analysis, inspections/investigations, root cause, COVID-19 protocols and machine guarding. Mr. Dodds specializes in industrial hygiene and currently provides client consultations and teaches various safety courses for Workplace Safety Specialists.

Cara Garry

Business Development Manager

For over 17 years, Ms. Garry has been the main point of contact for all training and consulting needs.  She works closely with the client and instructor or consultant to ensure all details are handled efficiently throughout the entire process.  Her experience in the EHS industry along with her attention to detail and timely customer service ensures client priorities, budgets, and project timelines are met.  You will find her, along with our instructors, exhibiting at our booth during conferences we attend.

Jay Leonard

Senior Health and Safety Instructor & Consultant

Mr. Leonard’s career in safety began over 20 years ago after receiving a B.S. and an M.A. from the University of Phoenix.  He continued on as a Health and Safety consultant for the City of Phoenix where he created an on-the-job training program for all employees to promote safety awareness.  He has been certified as an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry and Construction since 1999.  Mr. Leonard has remained dedicated to the administration of health and safety regulations, EPA, OSHA, MSHA, and FAA.  He currently teaches various safety classes and consults on technical projects for Workplace Safety Specialists.

Bob Burns

Heavy Equipment &

Welding Instructor

Mr. Burns’ background includes U.S. Naval service as an Engineman and Diver from 1964 – 1968.  Mr. Burns is a Certified Instructor for Caterpillar Hydrostatic Drive Loaders; Technical, Service and Operator Safety Trainer for Lift Trucks; and Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic for Road Construction and Equipment Dealers.  He is certified to teach Hydrostatic Drive Equipment and Train-the-Trainer Forklift Operator Safety.  He created and implemented an “Open Entry – Open Exit” modular program for Diesel Truck and Equipment Mechanics. Mr. Burns has been dedicated to instructing in Heavy Equipment Operator Safety and Welding Safety for Workplace Safety Specialists since 1998.

Joe Meier

Need Role

Joe Meier’s education and experience in the safety field are extensive. He received a B.S. from the University of Phoenix and took further training in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Technology from
Phoenix College. He is also a Paramedic and attended the Reserve Fire Training Program at the Tolleson Fire Department. Mr. Meier’s real-life rescue experience as a firefighter and emergency response paramedic complements the classes that he teaches for Workplace Safety Specialists. Some of the classes he teaches include chlorine safety with emergency response, all levels of Hazwoper, confined space including rescue level, electrical safety, trench and excavation including rescue level and aerial lift.

Liz Perry

Accounting

Ms. Perry has handled Accounts Receivable and Sales Orders for our clients for over 15 years.  She ensures invoices are timely and accurate.

Stu Kemppainen

General Manager

Mr. Kemppainen received a BA from Northern Arizona University and a Professional Certification in Occupational Safety & Health from the University of California – San Diego CA.  He is also a Certified OSHA 30-hour and 10-hour Code of Federal Regulation Policy Trainer in Construction and General Industry. Mr. Kemppainen is a qualified MSHA New Miner and Refresher course Trainer.  He is a Certified Risk & Safety Manager and a Licensed & Bonded Private Investigator. With over 30 years of experience in the health and safety field, Mr. Kemppainen has provided risk management services and assessments, disaster preparedness and business continuity plans, including COVID-19 response and procedure. Mr. Kemppainen currently teaches safety courses and provides consultation in a wide variety of fields for Workplace Safety Specialists.

Traci Sawyer-Sinkbeil

CPR & First Aid

Instructor 

Traci Sawyer-Sinkbeil is a very passionate CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor. She likes to bring in real life experiences while teaching students the basic skills of CPR. She applies a personable approach that is fun as well as resourceful. Traci successfully completed her Emergency Medical Technician certification and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for the City of Surprise. Traci holds a dual Bachelor's degree in Business & Public Administration and an MBA from Ottawa University. Traci has been a part of the Workplace Safety Specialists team since May 2019.

Shayne Anderson

Health and Safety

Instructor & Consultant

Mr. Anderson’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Health & Safety and title of Laser/Radiation Safety Officer.  He has been in general industry as a safety professional for 13 years and is proficient at eliminating hazards associated with processes within various facilities. Some specific areas of expertise include Process Safety Management and Risk Management Plans, Hazardous Materials Management Plans, Lightning/Grounding Systems, Explosive Materials and Active Shooter training. Mr. Anderson teaches many courses for Workplace Safety Specialists and consults on various issues to help employers develop and maintain a safe work environment for their employees and the public.

Judy Smith

Administrative Assistant

For the past eight years, Ms. Smith has worked with clients and instructors to ensure materials are tailored to include client-specific policies, materials are updated regularly, schedules are confirmed and certifications are sent promptly.  She is the final oversight for coordination of training.

Simone Fadda

Health and Safety Instructor/Consultant

Mr. Fadda is a bi-lingual safety professional with 25 years of management and operational experience in Construction, General Industry, Manufacturing, Military and Marine EHS Compliance.  He has developed and updated various written safety programs and procedures including LOTO, HAZWOPER, Respiratory Protection, Confined Space; Chlorine and; Fall Protection. His accomplishments include the following: Qualified OSHA General Industry and Construction Outreach Trainer (ASU); International Designated Safety Training Specialist; HAZWOPER Team Commander; CPR and First Aid Instructor; EMR Crisis Coordinator; International Certified Mentor for Safety in Workplace; Crowd & Crisis Certified Leader; Waste Management Auditor; Advanced Fire Fighter; Marine Safety Awareness; Chemical and Radioactive Safety.Mr. Fadda also consults on various EHS issues to support employers in developing and maintaining a safe work environment for their employees and the public.

Ron Sciarro

Founder & Owner

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Joan Monroe

Manager

Since the inception of the company in 1991, Ms. Monroe’s oversight of all aspects of the business has been instrumental in delivering exceptional quality service to each client.  She ensures the company’s core values are incorporated into every aspect of every project.  She works with our instructors and consultants to ensure they are the very best in their areas of expertise.  Management of contracts ensures client needs are met.  Her years of business experience have ensured continued growth that has WSS well-known as the premier safety training and consulting business in the southwest year after year.

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Frequently Asked Questions...

What forms of payments do you accept?


Workplace Safety Specialists accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express and Purchase Orders. Please contact Sales Account Executive Cara Garry at carag@workplacesafetyspecialists.com for pricing and payment information.




How long is forklift certification good for?


Forklift certification is generally good for three years. The exception to this is that an employee must be retrained under some specific circumstances outlined in regulation 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(4). This includes when an operator has been observed operating the forklift in an unsafe manner, workplace changes, was involved in an accident, or has been assigned a different type of truck.




How long is a training class?


While some courses have regulatory-directed time frames for the length of training, many courses are left to the employer to determine appropriate course lengths. OSHA directs the requirements for what must be trained or communicated to employees, but does not direct the amount of time to effectively train employees. Generally, Awareness level is 2 hours; Refreshers are 2-4 hours; and employees that are newly exposed to complex topics such as confined space entry or trench & excavation usually receive 8 hours. Some courses, such as 40-Hour HAZWOPER and Initial Backhoe require more time.




How soon can I have a training class scheduled?


Workplace Safety Specialists works with you and often can schedule training within days.. If travel is required, we keep costs down by coordinating with the best airfare.




Is CPR and First Aid Training required in the workplace?


The requirement can vary depending on industry and activities in the workplace. OSHA states that "In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available."




What materials do students receive during training?


Courses include a student manual and supplemental reference material as applicable, ie. Temporary Traffic Control - MUTCD, Hands-On classes - Skills Assessment Forms, NIOSH, ERG and others. Two-hour awareness courses include hand-out material.




When do I get my course certificate and wallet card?


Course completion certificates and wallet cards are sent within seven days of receipt of payment. If there is a regulatory or company requirement for proof or documentation of training prior to receipt of the course completion certificates, the training roster can be made available.




Where does training take place?


Training is provided at the convenience of your facility which reduces the length of time employees are away from their job. In addition it allows for us to train your employees on the equipment being used for the job. Proper use, inspections and common mistakes are shown when doing the hands-on field exercises.




Is there a minimum number of students needed to hold a class?


No our classes are typically scheduled for up to 10 or 20 employees and includes all classroom materials. If you just have a couple of employees who need training we can usually add them into already scheduled course.




How have you addressed issues with COVID-19?


Workplace Safety Specialists complies with your COVID-19 procedures. Classrooms need to allow for physical distancing and we leave it up to the client if both the students and instructor need to wear a face covering. Students can either pick up their own materials or can access them online. We also allow extra time for breaks to wash hands and ask that if you are sick to not attend class.




Do you offer instructor-led training via Zoom?


Yes we offer almost all of our classes via Zoom with a live instructor. Your facility does not need a Zoom account. A link is sent to employees to live stream through a TV monitor, laptop, tablet or cell phone. There is no additional fee for this service. This option allows for: Interaction between the instructor and students from several locations at the same time Hands-on demonstrations (for most classes) by the instructor as well as by the employees with their equipment Meets guidelines established by ADEQ’s Operator Certification Program for PDH’s Student manuals are emailed or hard copies mailed prior to class Testing is performed using a link that is emailed to each student. Results are immediate and correct answers are provided





 Our Commitment

 Unsafe situations can happen... at Workplace Safety Specialists, we understand this is a possibility and we work to help our clients minimize health and safety exposures.

Forrest Rohde

Health and Safety Instructor & Consultant 

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Brandan Dodds

Health and Safety Instructor & Consultant

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Cara Garry

Sales Account Executive

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

John Moore

Health and Safety Instructor & Consultant

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Jay Leonard

Senior Health and Safety Instructor & Consultant

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Bob Burns

Heavy Equipment &

Welding Instructor

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Joe Meier

Need Role

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Liz Perry

Accounting

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Stu Kemppainen

Senior Health and Safety Instructor Consultant

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Traci Sawyer-Sinkbeil

CPR & First Aid

Instructor 

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Shayne Anderson

Health and Safety

Instructor & Consultant

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Judy Smith

Administrative Assistant

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Simone Fadda

Health and Safety Instructor/Consultant

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Ron Sciarro

Founder & Owner

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

Joan Monroe

Manager

Mr. Rohde’s career in safety includes a MS Safety Engineering, BS Environmental Management, Emergency Responder and Six-Sigma Green Belt. Drawing upon experience with global leaders in safety including Bechtel, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, and Shell Oil, he works as a team leader to help ensure safe work environments. He specializes in risk management consulting, jobsite safety audits and safety training.

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What does it mean to work at Workplace Safety Specialists?

Core Values We Live By:

Relationships Over Profit

Extend grace to those Who Are Teachable

Think outside the box; always question the status quo

Treat others the way you desire to be treated

Praise in public; correct in private

 Affirm each other’s strengths and protect each other’s weaknesses

Choose relationships over profits

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