Workplace Safety Specialists has been providing clients real-world environmental, health and safety training since 1991.  

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.

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.


Mr. Burns’ background includes U.S. Naval service as an Engineman and Diver from 1964 – 1968.
Bob Burns
Heavy Equipment & Welding Instructor
Mr. Cordoba is a bi-lingual, goal and growth oriented professional with 13 years of progressive management and operational experience in Manufacturing and Construction Environmental Health and Safety.
Jon Cordoba
Mr. Kemppainen received a BA from Northern Arizona University and a Certified Occupational Safety & Health Professional from the University of California – San Diego CA.
Stu Kempainen
Health and Safety Consultant
Mr. Leonard’s career in safety began after receiving a B.S. and an M.A. from the University of Phoenix. He then became a Hazardous Material Certified First Responder.
Jay Leonard
B.S. from the University of Phoenix and took further training in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Technology from Phoenix College
Joe Meier
Health & Safety Trainer and Consultant
John Meraz holds an Associate in Science Degree, Mathematics and Chemistry along with many hours of specific EHS training.
John Meraz
Senior Safety Trainer and Consultant
Mr. Wicks holds the following credentials: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic & State University, Major: System Protection & Power System Analysis
Jay Wicks
Senior Safety Trainer and Consultant
Rick Prince is an Arizona State Certified Firefighter I and II and Emergency Medical Technician. He is retired from the City of Chandler Fire Department with over twenty-three years of service.
Rick Prince
Health & Safety Trainer and Consultant