Paul is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Board Certified Environmental, Safety, and Health Trainer with a broad background as a regulator and in private practice encompassing over 30 years. His experience encompasses occupational and construction safety, hazardous materials operations, emergency management, and regulatory compliance. He has an extensive knowledge of Federal OSHA/Cal-OSHA regulations, multi-employer job sites, and Building and Fire Codes with application to a range of areas and operations including construction, manufacturing, refinery, chemical, high-tech, bio-tech and emergency response.
Paul’s career includes 15 years in the fire service where he held a variety of positions from firefighter to fire chief. He holds certification through the State of California Office of the State Fire Marshal, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the University of California to provide training programs in hazardous materials handling and response, emergency preparedness and response, occupational health and safety, and regulatory compliance.
In addition to the CSP designation, Paul has an Associate’s degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, and certifications as a Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer, Public Education Officer, Radiological Officer, Fire Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician and Specialist, Paramedic, and lifetime teaching credentials in several disciplines.
Paul is the driving force behind Safety Compliance Management’s classroom, onsite and online training curriculum. He is also the author of the industry standard textbook (recently updated with new Instructor Guide) Hazardous Materials: Regulations, Response, and Site Operations which covers all aspects of chemical handling and response, which is in its second edition. A speaker in demand at the national level, Paul is also an expert witness in several disciplines.
Paul enjoys spending time with his friends and family, which includes his wife, children, grandchildren, and one spoiled English Bulldog.