Meet The Trainer

Meet The Trainer
James Harrald Director of Safety at Border Construction Specialties / OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer
James Harrald

As the Director of Safety for Border Construction Specialties, James supports all our locations through product and vendor support, as well as safety trainings.  He manages a team that covers everything from toolbox talks to specific in-depth training for the competent person.  James is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for Construction and teaches safety subjects to thousands of workers on an annual basis.  James joined the Border family in 2013 in his current role but had previously worked in the safety sales and training market in the Seattle area since 2007.  James comes from a construction background, having worked in the concrete and gravel industry beginning in high school.  He truly embraces what it means to be a safety professional and partners with our clients to grow their safety culture.

James and his wife Laura spend their time with there dogs and horses.  They also run a charity called Sun Lakes Citrus Sharers, serving the residents of Sun Lakes and helping Saint Mary’s Food Bank.  In what spare time is left James is a distance runner, often picking charity events like Pat’s Run and the Travis Manion Foundation.



As a leader in the Southwest Construction Industry since 1955, we have a responsibility to share our years of experience and teach others; a responsibility we take seriously. It’s not just about reducing the bottom line and improving operational efficiency. It’s about sharing knowledge around the risks associated with your job and making sure you have the tools you need so you can make it home to your family at the end of each day.

Trainings Available

  1. Fall Protection
  2. Ladder Safety and Inspection
  3. Respiratory Fitting
  4. Hand, Face and Body Protection
  5. Confined Space
  6. CPR, AED and First Aid

Book an Appointment Today with our Fall Protection Trailer

  • Hands on training at your job site
  • Real life demonstration on the importance of fall protection and proper safety
  • See the impact of weights dropping from elevation and the difference the right gear used the right way makes

Consulting Services Available

  • Advice on your Safety Plan, regardless of what stage it’s in
  • Authorized OSHA Trainers come to your jobsite and customize a Safety Plan based on your individual needs
  • Piece of mind that your Safety Plan meets or exceeds OSHA regulations

Job Walks Available

  • Know your jobsite meets/exceeds OSHA Safety Regulations & you’ve taken every precaution to ensure the safety of your workers
  • Safety audit performed by an Authorized OSHA Trainer
  • Receive a personalized audit summary, including pictures, reports and checklists