Why Choose Workplace Safety Specialists?

Workplace Safety Specialists has been providing clients real- world environmental, health and safety training since 1991. Workplace Safety Specialists can provide training at your facility or at our comfortable National Training Center in Mesa, Arizona.  Our instructors encourage interactive student participation and are skilled in delivering professional presentations with proven teaching techniques to help ensure the greatest amount of information is conveyed to our students.  They put into action an extensive inventory of training aids and real-world equipment that provide practical, hands-on activities.  Bi-lingual verbal and written translation services are available.  

Equipment for training can be brought to your facility or our instructors can utilize your equipment for site-specific training.  The Workplace Safety Specialists training experience combines the knowledge students gain in class with the application of hands-on activities to produce proven, effective training. 

Meet Our Staff


Ron Sciarro
Technical Area of Expertise: Emergency Responder Training, Advanced First Aid, American Heart Association Training, Cultural Based Safety Programs and Leadership/Mentoring facilitation.
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Joan Monroe
Technical Area of Expertise: Project coordination and management, contracts administration and procurement. Safety consulting project administration, review and implementation.
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Liz Perry
Technical Area of Expertise: Accounting, vendor relations and customer service related to AP/AR.
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Judy Smith
Technical Area of Expertise: Ms. Smith is the voice you will most likely hear greeting you on the phone. She will ensure your request, whether it’s for training, equipment, written programs or a safety audit gets to the right person. Ms. Smith assists with class preparation, scheduling and production of class materials and processing of course completion certificates.
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Cara Garry
Technical Area of Expertise: Ms. Garry is the Client Services Representative who can answer all your questions regarding training, consulting and other safety-related products. After an opportunity to talk with you, she can create a proposal that addresses your site-specific and job-specific needs, schedule and coordinate the details for you classes or consulting projects - and make sure you are happy with the results.
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Meet Our Training and Consulting Staff


Jack Novak, CIH, PE
Technical Area of Expertise: All areas of industrial hygiene and extensive design and development work in the petrochemical and water/wastewater treatment industries. Mr. Novak is qualified as an expert witness and provides testimony and depositions in OSHA civil and criminal cases and third party liability lawsuits.
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Bob Burns
Technical Area of Expertise: 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.
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Mark Dewey
Technical Area of Expertise: Standard and advanced first aid instruction, Workplace violence prevention and temporary traffic control
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Rick Prince
Technical Area of Expertise: Hazardous materials emergency response, HAZWOPER, Technical rescue courses such as rope rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue and other first responser courses. OSHA 30 hour General Industry.
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Jay Leonard
Technical Area of Expertise: Accident prevention, aerial lift safety, back safety and lifting techniques, ergonomics, CPR and first aid, CDL refresher, confined space, DOT hazmat, fall protection, forklift, hazwoper, heat stress prevention, hazardous energy control (LOTO), PPE, respiratory protection and fit-testing, trench and excavation and workplace violence prevention.
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Bob Brown
Technical Area of Expertise: Mr. Brown currently teaches a variety of safety topics and providestechnical consulting services for Workplace Safety Specialists.
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