Meet Our Team
The Cardinal Team is a multi-disciplinary team of Engineers, Scientists, Certified Industrial Hygienists, OSHA Instructors, Hazardous Materials Managers, Safety Professionals, Environmental Engineers and Electrical Engineers that provide the highest quality health and safety compliance and training services.
Richard Barcum is the President of Cardinal Compliance Consultants, LLC. He is a Certified Safety Professional with 26 years of experience in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of workplace hazards and in developing and implementing H&S programs at hazardous waste sites nationwide for the US Navy (EFA Midwest EJOCs I & II), USACE, VA and other federal clients. As well as with federal, state, and local occupational safety and health and environmental regulations. He has experience developing PPE and air monitoring programs for work involving solvents, POLs, toxic metals, acids/bases, reactives, PCBs, UXO/OE, pesticides, asbestos, and lead-based paint. He has specialized training in personal & respiratory protective equipment (PPE Levels A, B, C, and D), safety program management, hazard communication, ergonomics, hearing conservation, lockout/tagout, fire safety and electrical safety. He is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Heidi is the wife of Owner, Rich Barcum and the Office Manager at Cardinal Compliance Consultants. She started with Cardinal in July of 2017. Her work experience includes over 15 years of experience in Property / Office Management and 6 years of experience in Medical Billing and Patient Coordination. Heidi handles the day to day management of the Cardinal office, as well as Training Schedule Notifications, Processing Client Certification Cards, Certificates, and Training paperwork, in addition to supervising the Administrative Staff. She assists Rich in Accounting and Financials, as well as client relations.
Thomas joined Cardinal Compliance Consultants, LLC in 2014. He has brought with him over 40 years of experience in the Electrical Engineering field. Thomas handles Arc Flash Analysis, Authoring and implementing Electrical Safety Programs, performs Safety Training Classes that are offered by Cardinal Compliance Consultants, LLC and also specialized in Lockout/ Tagout procedures, training and program authoring.
Marc joined Cardinal Compliance Consultants, LLC in 2022.
Mr. Corbett is a Managing Consultant with Cardinal Compliance Consultants and has 39 years of comprehensive experience in the industrial hygiene and safety profession. He is a certified industrial hygienist and has extensive exposure assessment experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. He has evaluated a wide array of chemical, physical, & biological exposures, performed toxicological reviews, has conducted ergonomic & human factors assessments, and work practice & engineering control evaluations. He has a developed a skillful passion for solving occupational exposure to airborne contaminants with well designed local exhaust ventilation system controls. He is well versed in and values the implementation of health and safety management systems to establish excellence in worker protection.
Health & Safety Consultant
Jeff has over 8 years of Environmental, Health and Safety experience in both Construction and Manufacturing. He received his B.S. degree in Spanish from the University of Toledo. Jeff joined Cardinal in 2019 and provides general EHS consulting such as the development of health and safety programs, audits and inspections and training. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Environmental Health and Safety Management program at the University of Findlay.
Health and Safety Consultant
Phil Harris joined Cardinal in 2019 and has been working in the safety and loss prevention field since 1990. Phil started his safety career working for a large concrete paving contractor in southeast Wisconsin. During those 17 years the company worked in several markets: tunneling, excavations, crushing / mining, concrete structures, bridges, grading, redi-mix plants and general building construction.
Phil also worked as a loss prevention consultant for Marsh McLennan serving a single client, the MMSD (Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District). During his 8 years with Marsh, he was part of a three-person team that developed and managed the OCIP (Owner Controlled Insurance Program) for all of the MMSD construction projects totaling $400 million. This program received state recognition from the DWD (Department of Workforce Development) for setting the standard for “best construction safe work practices” achieving a .3 EMR for 8 consecutive years.
Moving to Ohio in 2016, Phil worked on the Little Caesar’s Arena project in Detroit until completion in late 2017. His most recent project was a 6-month involvement in the new JUSHI Fiberglass Plant in Columbia S.C. as the onsite construction safety director for a local Toledo electrical contractor.
Deon joined Cardinal Compliance Consultants, LLC in July 2021. His work experience has been compromised of bringing over 3 years of experience at UPS as a Building & Systems Engineering Supervisor and as an Industrial Engineering Supervisor. Deon received his B.S. degree from the University of Toledo in Electrical Engineering Technology. Deon specializes in the development of Arc Flash Analysis and Lockout Tagout for electrical safety.
Health and Safety Consultant
Michaela joined the Cardinal Compliance team in 2017. She started out at Cardinal as an administrative assistant, bringing with her 7 years of experience in the administrative field. After furthering her education at Columbia Southern and completing her Bachelors Degree in Occupational Health & Safety. Michaela is now a Health and Safety Consultant; managing, creating and implementing client safety programs, contractor vetting, providing safety training and training tracking, conducting Industrial Hygiene Monitoring, along with onsite safety coverage at client facilities.
Mike Yates joined Cardinal Compliance Consultants, LLC in May 2022. His work experience brings in over 15 years of experience in industrial and manufacturing settings. He has been involved in several aspects of manufacturing as in assembly, quality, forklift, training, and supervising. Mike is specializing in developing Lockout Tagout procedures, trainings, and audits.
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