Safety & Training Information

Safety is a top priority and a core value for our membership. The AZUCA Foundation partners with Arizona 811 to offer four free Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Training Classes throughout Arizona each year. The Foundation also offers additional low cost and/or free training.
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Russ Barringer is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant with BARCON Safety Solutions.  Coming out of the US Navy nuclear power submarine program, much of his working career has involved construction, operations, maintenance, training and management in the electric utility generation, transmission and distribution industry. The majority of his time has been devoted to worker safety and health. Dedicated to the development and implementation of an effective human error reduction process, he is passionate about establishing an efficient work process as the foundation of a safe working environment.  Russ is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM), and holds a Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health/Environmental Management.

OSHA Phoenix provides OSHA training for industry leaders in Phoenix Arizona. We focus on providing you with the most up-to-date training, while at the same time, we make our classes fun and interactive. Rest assure that you are dealing with a company that has plenty of experience servicing construction companies in Phoenix, Arizona. Classes available in Spanish & English.


Sharon Powers, Registered Safety Professional, has been a trained OSHA Authorized Outreach Instructor for 18 years in both Construction and General Industry Standards. She has held this distinction since the mid-90’s and regularly attends OSHA training seminars to update and refresh her training qualifications.  Her background includes 7-1/2 years as a compliance officer and safety consultant for ADOSH.  She has over 30 years’ experience in the safety, health, mining and OSHA training fields working in the construction community as well as in general industry, manufacturing, agriculture and aerospace. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Biology. Visit her website for detailed information about classes and services that she offers.


  • Sharon is the 2008 recipient of the Cornerstone Award for Professional Services Provider of the Year.  This is indeed an honor she can be proud of having been self-employed for only two years.
  • The American Society of Safety Engineers awarded Sharon with the 2013-2014 Safety Professional of the Year.
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