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Photo of Jim Sharp Sr
Founder (Retired) Hazard Management Services, Inc.Modesto

Biographical Info

Mr. Sharp worked for seven years with Cal/OSHA Consultation Service in the Fresno office performing industrial hygiene duties, prior to founding HMS, Inc. Before leaving Cal/OSHA, he was instrumental in developing and providing asbestos training seminars for school officials and contractors throughout California. He was on the U.C. Berkeley Extension Advisory Board, and help develop and instruct various asbestos training programs at U.C. Berkeley’s Pacific Asbestos Information Center. He worked for the state of Nevada in their OSHA compliance program for over a year before joining Cal/OSHA in 1979. Previous experience involves 11 years of biological and toxicology research with Shell Development Company. Mr. Sharp earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from CSU, Sacramento.

With his education and regulatory background. Mr. Sharp founded HMS, Inc. and instilled company culture that was based on quality people doing quality work. Mr. Sharp, though retired, continues to conduct in-house training for HMS, Inc. – helping to assure the level of quality (in work and personnel) he established continues at HMS, Inc.

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C.E.O. / Director of Training Hazard Management Services, Inc.Modesto

Biographical Info

Mr. Sharp is the CEO and Director of Training for HMS, Inc. Michael provides training at various HMS, Inc. facilities, as well as throughout the State of California and the Nation. Mr. Sharp has been with HMS, Inc. since its inception in 1984. He has conducted asbestos and lead inspections for more than 30 years. Mr. Sharp is the former Director of Training, as well as an instructor, at UC Berkeley’s Center for Occupation and Environmental Health’s Asbestos and Lead Paint Training Programs (These programs were closed by the University at the end of 2016).

Mr. Sharp, under HMS, Inc. training program teaches all of the initial and refresher AHERA courses (Contractor Supervisor, Building Inspector/Management Planner, Project Designer, and Worker). Mr. Sharp has also developed and conducted asbestos, lead and mold training courses for Architects, Construction Managers, Building Owners and Contractors.

Mr. Sharp graduated from Chico State in June of 1988 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communications with an emphasis in database systems. Mr. Sharp has since become a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and has designed the inspection and project management databases used in the field by HMS, Inc. personnel.

Certifications

  • Cal/OSHA Certified Asbestos Consultant
  • California Department of Public Health Certified Instructor
  • CDPH Certified: Lead Inspector, Risk Assessor, Project Supervisor, Project Monitor
  • US EPA Accredited: Building Inspector, Management Planner, Contractor Supervisor, and Project Designer
  • US EPA and Cal/OSHA Accredited Instructor
  • NIOSH 582 (PCM Analysis)
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Photo of Harry Stevens
Vice President / General Manager Hazard Management Services, Inc.Fresno
Work Phone: (559) 436-0277

Biographical Info

Mr. Stevens has been with HMS, Inc. since 1988 and is currently Senior Vice President/General Manager. His prior experience was with Twining Laboratories, Western States Testing, U.S. Testing and involved in various soils and concrete testing capacities, and as department manager for U.S. Testing’s asbestos consultation program. Mr. Stevens opened HMS, Inc.’s Fresno office in 1989 and has served our clients in the area since that time. He has significant independent experience in managing HMS, Inc.’s affairs in this area. He has managed over 500 abatement projects since he joined HMS, Inc. Mr. Stevens has taken continuing education courses including, Air Sampling, Environmental Site Assessment, and Indoor Air Quality courses. Mr. Stevens served in the United States Air Force for 7 years.

Certifications

  • Cal/OSHA Certified Asbestos Consultant
  • CDPH Certified Lead Inspector, Risk Assessor, Project Supervisor, Project Monitor
  • US EPA Accredited: Building Inspector, Management Planner, Contractor Supervisor, and Project Designer
  • US EPA and Cal/OSHA Accredited Trainer
  • US EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule Certified Renovator
  • NIOSH 582 (PCM Analysis)
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Photo of Jacob Sharp
Project Manager Hazard Management Services, Inc.Fresno
Work Phone: (559) 436-0277

Biographical Info

Mr. Sharp has been with HMS, Inc. for about 5 years part time and became full time in May of 2016. He is currently a Project Manager, assigned to the Fresno office. Mr. Sharp received asbestos and lead training from The University of California Berkeley Extension. He has been involved in numerous asbestos surveys, abatement and lead inspection projects. Prior to working for Hazard Management Services, Inc. he went to the University of Kansas.

Certifications

  • Cal/OSHA Certified Site Surveillance Technician
  • CDPH Certified Sampling Technician
  • US EPA Accredited: Building Inspector, Management Planner, Contractor Supervisor, and Project Designer
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