Who We Are

Turner Safety was established in 2004 and works with construction and general industry clients to manage safety in the workplace. Our large client list includes contractors such as, Turner Construction, BN Builders, Plantco, CMI, Webcor, US Steel, State Fund, Stanford, UC, IBEW, Swinerton, DPR, Berkeley Cement, Jacobs, Build Group, Restec, Roberts/Obayashi, Herrero and hundreds more. References are available.

2018 Turner Safety Team: Steve Turner, Dennis Gallagher, Don Moschella, James Mendoza, Johnathen Somner , Stephen Nash & Calvin “Les” Haddix.

Associate Trainers are Joe Buhowsky, Skip Bloom, Don Anderson & Keith Warwick

Turner Risk Consulting works closely with insurance carriers and their policyholders to develop and implement risk control & safety programs for business. Our primary territory is Northern California but we also serve most of the Western States.

webpic-20-advisorsAdvisors: The principle, Steve Turner, has over 40 years combined construction and safety experience. He is a nationally recognized OSHA safety trainer in Construction and Gen’l Industry subjects and is accredited by the Insurance Institute of America (IAI) for Risk Management .

Turner Safety has been training people in construction safety since 2004. Assisting business managers with Fed & Cal OSHA compliance and accident prevention programs is our specialty. We know  and speak ‘SAFETY’.  We stay on top of the latest regulatory changes in OSHA regulations to make your job easier.

Dennis Gallagher has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry.Dennis Gallagher is our Equipment and EPA LEAD Trainer. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He has managed residential home owner projects from initial building phase, pre-walk inspection and quality control. In addition, he has supervised hazardous mold remediation project from trouble shooting – removal of the problem and build back – environmental testing.  He is bringing all of his experience and expertise to make sure students get the most out of our Safety Classes.

Skip Bloom Skip Bloom: Skip joins our team this year in providing a new and valuable service for our clients: CPR & First Aid.  Gleaning from his extensive background as a fire captain and EMT, he has been teaching for 26 years.  He is currently the owner/operator of Emergency Medical Training.

Field Sales Mgr/ equipment trainer, Don Moschella is a former private school principal.

Field Sales Manager/ Equipment Trainer, Don Moschella is a former private school principal and has successfully made the transition from public education to occupational safety. He is an accomplished safety instructor. Don devotes his considerable skills to teaching courses such as Confined Space, Lockout/Tagout, Forklift, and Scissor Lift.


Stephen Nash is in his 30th year as a safety trainer and is well respected in the safety community.  This is his 2nd year at Turner Safety. His easy going training style and hands on approach make him a favorite of those who take our 30 HR, Excavation,Traffic Safety, Rigging & Aerial Lift classes.


JT Somner, OSHA Trainer Safety Consultant

Johnathen Somner comes to us from the HVAC industry and has been a pleasant surprise with his great safety knowledge and is an excellent instructor.  H e also helps with Marketing and alltypes of safety program documentation.  He is in his third year with Turner Safety.

Electrical Safety Instructor- Joe Buhowsky

Joe Buhowsky’s 35 years of experience in the electrical trades has made him an expert in “How to do it Safely”   He also trains for the union apprenticeship program on low voltage and green energy systems.

James Mendoza – Business Development/Consultant and Certified OSHA 500 Trainer.

James attended the University of Texas at Arlington and has done some classes at UC Berkeley. He is currently continuing to further his education by studying for his CHST.  James comes to Turner Safety with over 20 years of experience with safety in the construction of greenfield sites in the Telecom industry. He is utilizing his safety training from that industry to bring a new awareness to our safety classes.  James is also bi-lingual which helps us to expand our classes with training in Spanish when needed. James is currently teaching OSHA 10 &30, Rigging, Aerial LIft, Forklift and Fall Protection classes. Feel free to contact James for any new business development projects you may have and/or to consult with him on any safety programs you may need to implement at your business.

Les Haddix is Turner Safety’s newest trainer.  He has a masters in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern and is a proven, effective communicator across all management levels including upper management, project managers and tradesmen and women.


In addition he has a Bachelor of Science, Higher Education Management from Florida Metropolitan University.  He is well versed in almost any OSHA compliance matter and we’re proud to have him as our newest safety professional

Hands-on Forklift Class at Turner Safety, San Leandro