Preston Dunn has  30+ years as an Instrumentation Technician and Industrial Electrician has afforded me the opportunity to be involved in and contribute to many diverse safety programs from oil field drilling to petrochemical, gas compression station, specialty chemical production, and steel manufacturing

​ As a current member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), I also benefit from the experience and knowledge base these organizations provide. He currently holds  certifications from IASHEP including Certified Environmental, Health and Safety Professional (CEHSP) and Certified Safety, Health and Environmental Technician (CSHET).

SeaRay Beltran is a regional director for  Hawaii & Guam and reports directly to Peggy Podojil

​He is a seasoned safety and health professional with diverse work history spanning multiple public and private sector environments, seeking challenging role within organization that values leadership, sharp observation skills, discipline and dedication to excellence in job performance

His areas of expertise are:Environmental, Health and Safety,Risk Management/Insurance.Loss Prevention/Security
NFPA 70E & 70B.NFPA 101. LSCEmergency Preparedness,Renewable-Energy,Federal/State Government,Audit/Analysis
Facility Management,Expert Witness 

Brian Tagg  is a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran of 10 years. Brian has worked with Podojil & Associates for over ten years beginning in the construction safety area in Southern California. His safety knowledge has been derived from over 25 years hands-on work & experience in the facilities fields of HVAC & Electrical work @ hospitals, hotels, high-rise buildings, biotechnology and hi-tech companies around the San Francisco Bay Area. Tagg's strengths are in building & leading teams, conducting safety audits, Lockout/ Tagout, Confined Spaces and Electrical Safety. Brian can assist you with training for HAZWOPER, 10 & 30 Hour Construction & General Industry Training, Respiratory Protection, Lockout/Tagout, & Electrical Safety. Tagg has a BS in Safety & Health and is CEHSP Certified.


Eugene Taylor has over 35 years of Safety, Health & Environmental experience
Advisory Board on The International Association of Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals
Masters of Science Degree, Occupational Safety and Health Management Columbia Southern University
Bachelor of Science Degree, Occupational Safety and Health Management Columbia Southern University
Certified Safety Consultant – National Safety Management Society Advanced Safety Manager Trainer – National Safety Management Society
Certified Safety and Health Manager, Institute for Safety and Health Management Certificate 
IASHEP Certified Trenching/Excavation Specialist
IASHEP Certified Hazardous Material Specialist 

 IASHEP Certified Emergency Management Technician 
 Certificate in Safety Management, American Society of Safety Engineers
 Root Cause Analysis Using Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT) (NRC)
 Accident Investigation Using Sequential Time Event Process 

​​Sam Wilson is an experienced Health and Safety Advisor and Trainer with an excellent track record in solving health and safety problems quickly, efficiently and economically. Driven by an enthusiastic appetite for new challenges, his key strengths are the ability to get to the root cause of a problem and the experience, knowledge, organizational ability and leadership to apply these confidently at any level of the organization from shop floor to boardroom.

Qualifications & Professional Memberships Qualifications 
Degree in Occupational ,Health & Safety,Certified Safety, Health and Safety Technician,First Aid, CPR and AED Trainer, International Safety Management ISM DPA Auditor 
Emergency Medical Technician 
Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Fire Fighting
Diploma in Business Management & Administration
Volunteer – Office of Disaster  Preparedness & Management
Member – American Society of Safety Engineers
Member – Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross

James Elekwa is  located at Muscat Sultanate of Oman Middle East.  Muscat, Sultanate of Oman is my current location since 2010 while I hail from Eziukwu Nkagbogo  Ekoli Edda Afikpo south Ebonyi State Nigeria and will work with Sofiane Quali on training and curriculum in the middle east and surrounding areas.

Mr Elekwa has  over 15 years extensive knowledge of QHSE Organizational Startups, Development, Program & Project Management, Loss Prevention, Site Safety Supervision, Technical Safety & Risk management, Regulatory Compliance & QHSE Management Systems in Oil and Gas Exploration & Production, Drilling, Engineering, maintenance, construction, Commissioning & Operation, Fabrication Management, Vendor Oversight, Public Safety and Relations, core QHSE/operational Training, Pipeline, Refinery, Quality Emergency Response management, Fire Safety Engineering and Crisis management   Onshore /Offshore Environment. He has the following qualifications: 

Certified Safety, Health & Environmental Technician. (CSHET) IASHEP USA
Certified Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety Specialist. (CHSSS- H2S) IASHEP USA 
Certified Petroleum Safety, Health & Environmental Administrator. (CPSHEA) Refinery Systems. IASHEP USA  
 Certified Refinery Safety Officer. (CRSO) IASHEP USA     
Certified and Authorized Safety, Health & Environmental Professional Instructor. IASHEP USA.
Certified Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety Specialist Authorized Instructor. (CH2ST) IASHEP USA 
Occupational Health and Safety. NEBOSH IGC.   Uk.
OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor. IRCA UK.
ISO 9001-2015 QMS Internal Auditor (N-IRCA) UK.

John cale

25 years of experience in the safety, heal & environmental  field John is a big ally:
Certified Environmental, Health & Safety Professionals and has additional License of Vocational Nursing
Bachelors of Science- Health Trinity College and University
Certified Master Trainer from National Center for Construction Education and Research
Certified Trainer for OSHA 10 and 30 Hours classes
Advisory Board on The International Association of Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals  ​​

Tom Carroll started his  career as a crane operator in 1966 working for Reynolds Metals Co. Phoenix Arizona, operating a 35 ton Chicago Bridge Crane, and assorted mono-rail, swing arm, and A-frame hoists, electric, air, and hand operated.

Tom has  the  following certifications: CEHSP & CSHET

* Certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as a Construction Health and Safety Technician, February 27, 2001. 
* Certified Equipment Operator March 1, 1972 by the State of California.
* Certified Crane Operator by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators February 28, 2007 (Current)
* Commercial Vehicle Operator Certified by the State of Arizona June 22, 1990. (Current)
* Certified By the State of Arizona as a Commercial Skills Test Information Management Responsible Party. June 19, 2015. (Current) 
* Arizona Community College Special Teaching Certificate(Heavy Equipment Operator #52830) by the State Board of Directors for Community    Colleges of Arizona. 

Diane Hale

Has over 25 years of experience in environmental and safety compliance, customized safety and health plans and site specific training, environmental compliance, hazardous materials/waste management, hazardous chemicals and materials, site safety management, and OSHA/MSHA safety training. Diane has received multiple. Diane has expertise in the following areas· Phase I Environmental Site Assessments · OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Safety Training/ Site Specific Safety Classes · Safety Training Expertise with Focus on Changing Workers Habits to Obtain Compliance and Customized Safety and Health Plans · Safety Oversight of Workers and Site Evaluations for Hazards · Environmental Science/Engineering and Regulatory Compliance · RCRA Hazardous Waste Management and Permitting · Hazardous Materials Management and Fire Department Compliance Permits

Karen Schomburg is the assistant director for the entire U.S.& Canada and also the assistant director for re-certification for credentials. Karen  reports directly to Peggy Podojil Karen can be reached at:

Karen Schomburg is a Certified Environmental, Health and Safety Professional (CEHSP) and Certified Safety, Health and Environmental Technician (CSHET). She has a Masters in Education Administration from Seattle University and an Associates of Science Degree in Occupational Safety. Her experiences include serving as a member of the Duwamish Corridor Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Team, and Safety, Health and Environmental Manager at a large Fortune 100 company where she earned the honor of being the first management person recognized by the International Association of Machinists Union (IAM District Lodge 751) for contributions in making a healthier and safer workplace. Karen's strengths include disaster preparedness, accident investigation training, and working with companies to create a positive and sustainable safety culture.


Kippy R. Lewis is a Certified Safety, Health and Environmental  Professional (CSHEP) with the International Association of Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals (IASHEP).  Kippy has worked in the safety, health and environmental field for the last 14 years and is qualified as an OSHA Outreach Instructor plus he is considered a subject matter expert in the professional field of general industry and construction.

His credentials include CSHEP, STS, CEHSP, American Safety & Health Instructor, Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer and is member of Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers ( ASSE) 

Sofiane Quali is a assistant director for Saudi Arabia and the Middle East areas and reports directly to Peggy Podojil

He has 7+ years Environmental, Health and Safety experience in the Oil & Gas industry with drilling, completions and production operations. Highly motivated, and care about the people I support.  Enjoy team environments, but also can work individually to achieve stated objectives. Have strategic and operational safety and environmental skills with a track record of successful project execution. He has many degree's including:

> Bachelor degree in Languages: University of Algiers, ALGERIA
> BA-English and American Literature / Civilization: University of Algiers, ALGERIA
> BA-Translation Arabic/French/English Languages: University of Algiers, ALGERIA
> BA-German Language: Goethe Institute – Algeria 

Primary Language: English Other Languages: Berber, Arabic, French, German 


Joe Olson has demonstrated though a susccessful  30-year career in OSHA, MSHA and Government Activities. he has experience at corporate division and facility levels with emphasis in occupational safety & health and fire safety operations.


Certified Environmental, Health & Safety Professional (CEHSP)
Certified Safety, Health & Environmental Technician 

Kevin Jones

Kevin W. Jones  has over 29 years of experience in the safety, health and the environmental field. Kevin is a Certified Environmental, Health and Safety Professional (CEHSP) and Certified Safety, Health and Environmental Technician (CSHET). 

John F. (Jack) Podojil

Mr. John F. (Jack) Podojil has 43 years of experience in the Industrial Safety, Health and Environmental field. He is a Certified Environmental, Health and Safety Professional (CEHSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHCM), Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM), Registered Environmental Assessor (REA), Registered Environmental Professional (REP), Accredited Safety Auditor (ASA), a Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA) and a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), Certified Homeland Security Manager--Diplomat Level.​ Mr. Podojil has been listed as an Honored Professional in the National Registry of “Who’s Who in America”. Mr. Podojil CEO of Podojil & Associates, Inc. and is an IASHEP Founding Board Member, an Advisory Board Member and is also an IASHEP Authorized Learning Partner for the entire United States. 


commitment to diversity

The International Association of Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals (IASHEP) is dedicated to providing our courses and certified credentials to everyone with a desire to learn. We highly value diversity in students, faculty, and staff and we are committed to non-discrimination. Program and scholarship decisions are not made on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disabling condition.

Peggy S. Podojil,
Founding Director

Peggy Sue Podojil

Founding Director. Peggy is Certified Environmental, Health and Safety Professional (CEHSP).  Peggy attended Ball State University and studied Special Education through the Honors program.  After moving to Arizona, Peggy had a career in banking for 38 years. She held positions in branch banking and administration and retired as a Vice President from Chase in 2005. During her banking career she was recognized as promoting educational opportunities to her employees and her clients. Now, as the Founding Director of IASHEP, she is committed to providing education to individuals seeking skills in the safety, health and environmental fields

mission statement

The International Association of Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals (IASHEP) is dedicated to developing curriculum and instructing our students by teaching them the most up to date and technically advanced standards and information in the safety, health, and environmental field. It is our goal to be respected nationally for the quality of safety, health, and environmental professionals that we educate. Our signature programs and our offering of recognized professional credentials will have a national reputation for providing courses that will enable our students to develop effective safety, health and environmental risk management programs providing guidance to management and workers. Our ultimate goal is to help reduce the tragic loss of life and reduce accidents in the workplace.


Over forty years after OHSA was founded we have employees who do not understand the basics of safety. IASHEP was founded to provide the workforce with the knowledge to WORK SAFE. Every day the news has a story about a worker injured or killed on the job. We see work place safety as our responsibility. By offering courses to management, supervisors, and employees we strive to improve the safety of the work environment. From onsite instruction, safety, health and environmental audits, to creating courses that are current and relevant; IASHEP is committed to sharing knowledge. Knowledge is power and our students will be empowered. The IASHEP experience does not end at the conclusion of a course. Our instructors are available to support our students by email or phone and can provide resources to them. Our goal is that IASHEP’s students have the ability to research and utilize the classroom instruction and translate resources to the work place.
“The world’s future rests with technical education instructors educating the future craftspeople and professionals of tomorrow.”  Jack Podojil

founding principles