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Expert in Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety

Expert ID: 736747 Kentucky, USA

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• Experienced Occupational Safety and Health professional with over thirty years of diverse background as a trainer, consultant, and manager
• Team leader with highly effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Organized, take-charge professional with exceptional follow-through ability and detail orientation; ability to plan and oversee projects from concept to successful conclusion
• Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety consultant for government agencies from the local to the national level
• Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety consultant for various local, national, and international corporations and public agencies in all aspects including behavior-based safety and process safety management
• Experienced grant writer and grant manager

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Lexington, Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky - Cincinnati, Ohio - Buffalo, New York

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: Doctor of Public Health Subject: Occupational Safety & Health Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Year: 1992 Degree: Master of Science Subject: Environmental and Occupational Health Institution: Hunter College
Year: 1990 Degree: Bachelor of Arts Subject: Liberal Science Concentration: Environmental Studies Institution: State University of New York at Buffalo

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor; Graduate Program Coordinator Environmental Health Science and Sustainability & Industrial Hygiene Programs Department: Environmental Health Science and Sustainability Department Responsibilities: • Provide curriculum development & training in EHS 280 Introduction to Environmental Health Science (EHS); EHS 290 Seminar in EHS; EHS 335 Solid & Hazardous Waste; EHS 340 Industrial Hygiene; EHS 345 Advanced Industrial Hygiene, Laboratory Course; EHS 349 Co-op; EHS 360 Air Pollution & Health, Laboratory Course; EHS 370 Environmental Epidemiology & Risk Assessment; EHS 390 OSHA Hazwoper, Laboratory Course; EHS 425 Environmental Health Program Planning; EHS 440 Toxicology; EHS 498 Independent Study; EHS 510/710 Radiological Health & Safety; EHS 839 Co-op; EHS 840 Industrial Hygiene; EHS 841 Essentials of Industrial Hygiene, Laboratory Course; EHS 845 Environmental Health Standards & Compliance; EHS 860 Air Quality & Health; EHS 863 Field Experience in Environmental Health; EHS 885 Crisis Management, Risk Communication/Assessment; EHS 890 Independent Study in Health Science; LPS 890 Industrial Hygiene, Online; MPH 895 Public Health Capstone; CHS 210 OSHA General Industry Standards; CHS 210 Mold Technician; CHS 410 OSHA Pathogens, Terrorism; CHS 410 OSHA 40 hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker; Hon 317 Human Impact of the Essentials of Life Air and Water & HSO 100 Academic Orientation /EHS
 Overall student evaluations for all courses taught since arriving at EKU are a 3.82 on a 4.0 scale
• Taught 15 credit hours for both semesters during the 2021 academic year when the normal load is 12 credit hours
• Taught 16 credit hours for both semesters during 2019-2020 academic years when the normal load is 12 credit hours
• Taught 16 credit hours for both semesters during 2014-2017 academic years when the normal load is 12 credit hours
• Taught 19 credit hours for one semester and 16 for another semester during 2013-2014 academic years when the normal load is 12 credit hours
• Taught 17.5 credit hours for both semesters during 2010-2013 academic years when the normal load is 12 credit hours
• Taught 14.5 credit hours for one semester during 2008-2010 academic years when the normal load is 12 credit hours
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: • Provide scientific expertise in administrative and legal proceedings for plaintiff or defendant firms
• Taught Coast Guard Safety and Environmental Health, Industrial Hygienists and Safety Officers a 2-day Indoor Air Quality Training
• Conduct Indoor Air Quality investigations and develop cost effective solutions
• Perform industrial hygiene surveys
• Analyze potential or existing hazards for a wide variety of manufacturing processes
• Specify engineering, administrative or personal protective equipment controls
• Evaluate ventilation systems and determine design parameters
• Develop, institute, manage & evaluate behavior-based safety systems
• Develop solutions to minimize ergonomic risk factors and improve productivity
• Assisted in the development of a Bachelor of Science program in Environmental Health Science Program for Jumeira University located in Dubai
• Developed and conducted training regarding proper ventilation in schools for Covid 19 for the Department of Public Health (DPH) Division of Public Health Protection and Safety (PHPS)
• Taught Trinidad & Tobago Occ Safety & Health Act Inspectors Industrial Hygiene Principles
• Guest lecturer for the University of West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Master’s Program in Occupational Environmental Health & Safety during the academic year
• Provided a weeklong training program “Industrial Hygiene Basics” for the International Labour Organization
• Provide curriculum development & training in environmental, ergonomic, industrial hygiene & safety arenas including Accident Investigation, Arc Flash, Aerial Lift (Scissor Lift), Asbestos Awareness, Asbestos Supervisor, Back Safety, Behavior-Based Safety, Bloodborne Pathogen, Chemical Control Plan, Combustible Dust, Confined Space Entry, Electrical, Ergonomics, Fall Protection, Fire Extinguisher, Fire Prevention, Forklift, Hand Safety, Hazard Communication, Hazardous materials, Hazwoper, Hazwoper Annual Refresher, Hearing Conservation, Indoor Air Quality, Injury/Illness Reporting, Laboratory Ergonomics, Laboratory Safety, Lockout/Tagout, OSHA 10 & 30-hour Construction Standards, OSHA 10 & 30 hours General Industry Standards, OSHA 521 Industrial Hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and Supervisor Training
• Presented short training course on air and water pollution for Zhejiang Medicine Corporation located in Xinchang, Zhejiang China
• Supervised Pre-Occupancy Environmental Sampling of New Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago
• Assist client with achieving VPP
• Assist clients in regulatory arenas to achieve and maintain compliance to applicable standards, as well as minimize liability
• Provide informal representation during EPA and OSHA inspections and hearings
• Perform environmental/safety audits for general industry and construction clientele
• Develop written compliance programs
• Develop environmental permits and complete regulatory submissions
• Sample air, soil, solid waste, wastewater, and water
• Assist clients in the minimization and disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste
• Assist clients in the improvement of their processes
• Assist clients in reduction of air emissions
• Assist clients in the development, implementation, and maintenance of process safety management
• Assist clients in the development and institution of the Chemical Manufacturer’s Association Responsible Care Program
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Senior Lecturer Department: Chemistry Department Responsibilities: • Thesis chair and committee member for Master & Doctoral students in Occupational/Environmental Health & Safety
• Annually during the fall semester teaching a section of Industrial Hygiene topics regarding noise, ionizing radiation, BEI’s, nonionizing radiation, and mold
• For 5 years during the spring semester taught a section of Industrial Hygiene topics regarding air sampling, direct reading instrumentation, analysis, and engineering controls
• Provide a variety of training courses for professionals from academia, consulting firms, government, industry, mining, and tourism
Years: 1995 to 2004 Employer: DGB Industrial Hygiene Consultants Title: President Department: Responsibilities: • Provided curriculum development & training in environmental, ergonomic, industrial hygiene & safety arenas
• Developed & managed State of New York Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Training & Education Program Hazard Abatement Board Grants
• Supervised & directed personnel in the development of environmental, industrial hygiene & safety programming
• Assisted clients in the development, refinement & implementation of behavior-based safety systems
• Assisted clients in regulatory arenas to achieve & maintain compliance to applicable standards, as well as minimize liability
• Provided informal representation during NYS DEC, EPA, and OSHA inspections & hearings
• Performed environmental/safety audits & ergonomic evaluations for clientele
• Developed written compliance programs
• Performed industrial hygiene and indoor air quality surveys
• Analyzed potential or existing hazards for a wide variety of manufacturing processes
• Specified engineering, administrative or personal protective equipment controls
• Developed, instituted, managed & evaluated behavior-based safety systems
• Developed solutions to minimize ergonomic risk factors and improve productivity
• Conducted toxicological research
• Developed environmental permits and completed regulatory submissions
• Sampled air, soil, solid waste, wastewater, and water
• Assisted clients in the minimization and disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste
• Assisted clients in the development and institution of the Chemical Manufacturer’s Association Responsible Care Program
• Assisted clients in the development, implementation, and maintenance of process safety management
Years: 1993 to 1994 Employer: VanDeMark Group Title: Industrial Hygienist/Safety Specialist Department: Responsibilities: • Developed curriculum development and conducted safety training including customer safety training. Training programs included: Bloodborne Pathogen, Confined Space Entry, Defensive Driving Course – Professional Truck Driver, Fire Extinguisher, Fire Prevention, Forklift, Hazard Communication, Hearing Conservation, Lockout/Tagout, Personal Protective Equipment, Phosgene Safety, Respiratory Protection, and Supervisor Training
• Initiated the development of a Hazardous Material (HazMat) Emergency Response Team
• HazMat Emergency Response Team Coordinator and On-Scene Incident Commander
• Ensured compliance with NYS DEC, DOT, EPA, NFPA, and OSHA regulations
• Managed all aspects of process safety
• Coordinated Chemical Manufacturer’s Association Responsible Care Program
• Implemented ISO 9001 Quality Control
• Managed site security including the supervision of security personnel
• Developed laboratory chemical hygiene plan
• Created an injury/illness prevention program
• Developed written compliance programs
• Conducted facility evaluations for compliance and liability related matters
• Conducted industrial hygiene surveys
• Analyzed hazards and specified engineering, administrative or personal protective equipment controls
Years: 1992 to 1993 Employer: Occupational Safety & Environmental Associates Inc. Title: Industrial Hygienist Department: Responsibilities: • Training program development and instruction included: Bloodborne Pathogen, Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, Fire Extinguisher, Fire Prevention, Forklift, Hazard Communication, HazMat Emergency Response First Responder Awareness Level, HazMat Emergency Response First Responder Operations Level, HazMat Emergency Response Hazardous Materials Specialist, HazMat Emergency Response Incident Commander, Hazardous Waste Site Worker, Hearing Conservation, HM 126, HM 181, Lockout/Tagout and Respiratory Protection
• Conducted industrial hygiene surveys for various biological, chemical, and physical hazards in numerous settings including construction sites, hazardous waste sites, and manufacturing facilities
• Performed indoor air quality investigations
• Evaluated ventilation systems
• Conducted facility evaluations for compliance and liability related matters
• Developed Protection and Countermeasures Plans
• Conducted property transfer investigations
• Developed Hazardous Waste Site Health and Safety Plans
• Ensured proper work practices were being followed at hazardous waste sites
• Performed environmental and safety audits
• Performed on-site safety assessments for construction clientele
• Conducted “toolbox” safety talks for construction clientele

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to Present Country / Region: Jamaica Summary: University of West Indies at Mona (UWI at Mona), Chemistry Department, Kingston, Jamaica Adjunct Senior Lecture. Provide a variety of training courses for professionals from academia, consulting firms, government, industry, mining, and tourism.
Years: 2016 to 2016 Country / Region: United Arab Emirates Summary: Bachelor of Science program in Environmental Health Science Program for Jumeira University located in Dubai.
Years: 2012 to Present Country / Region: Trinidad and Tobago Summary: Taught Trinidad & Tobago Occ Safety & Health Act Inspectors Industrial Hygiene Principles. Guest lecturer for the University of West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Master’s Program in Occupational Environmental Health & Safety during the 2009 academic year.
Years: 2017 to 2017 Country / Region: China Summary: Presented short training course on air and water pollution for Zhejiang Medicine Corporation located in Xinchang, Zhejiang China.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
President Elect National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
Council member National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (NEHSPAC)
President Kentucky Association of Milk, Food, and Environmental Sanitarians (KAMFES)
National Environmental Health Association Ambassador to the Caribbean
Kentucky National Environmental Health Association (KYEHA) Board Member
Member of the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the ISO PC283 Committee for Occupational Health and Safety Management
President Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs
Journal of Environmental Health peer reviewer
EKU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter President
University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Steering Committee
President of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs
Licenses / Certifications
2003 Certified Industrial Hygienist Certificate
2010 Registered Sanitarian by the State of Kentucky
Awards / Recognition
• Professor of the month from the Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Sorority
• Received Distinguished Educational Leader award for Outstanding Service & the award for Excellent Student Support from the Student Government Association (SGA)
 Only four distinguished educational leader awards given out by the SGA University-wide per semester
• Received EKU University Housing College of Health Sciences Golden Apple Award, an annual recognition of EKU’s outstanding professors who go above & beyond in their efforts to help EKU students succeed
 Annually, six awards are given University-wide
• Named EKU Star recognizing the top 10% of faculty from graduating seniors polled
• Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) Presidential Award
• National Environmental Health Association Presidential Citation
• Honorable Mention for the Eastern Kentucky University Diversity Award
• Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) Presidential Citation
Publications and Patents Summary
Published ventilation chapter in housing book published by the Centers for Disease Control
Published Industrial Hygiene chapter in Introduction to Environmental Health textbook
Submitted “Trends in State and Federal OSH Enforcement” Safety Science Journal

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Provided scientific expertise in administrative and legal proceedings for plaintiff and defendant firms.
Training / Seminars
• OSHA Health and Safety Training Course for Hazardous Waste Site Investigation (40 hours)
• OSHA HAZWOPPER First Responder Hazardous Material Technician Training Course (24 hours)
• Mount Sinai School of Medicine “Lung Cancer and Asbestos” Seminar (16 hours)
• New York State Department of Environmental Conservation/Environmental Protection Agency Asbestos Air Sampling Technician Training Course (16 hours)
• Construction Safety and Health Institute of New York at the State University of New York at Buffalo
• “Ergonomic Principles and Applications for Safety in Construction” (4 hours)
• OSHA Construction Safety and Health Training Course (10 hours)
• HazMat Command School (8 hours)
• Leak, Spill and Fire Control School (8 hours)
• HazMat Refresher Course (8 hours)
• ChemTrec Chemical Manufacturer’s Association “Emergency Response Workshop” (24 hours)

• National Safety Council Professional Truck Driver Defensive Driving Instructor Course
• New York RCRA/DOT Training Course (16 hours)
• Environmental Protection Agency Hospital Emergency Room Hazmat Decontamination
• State University of New York at Buffalo Toxicology Research Center “DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation General Awareness Certification Training Program”
• Behavioral Science Methods for Accident Prevention (16 hours)
• Crosby Quality Seminar (16 hours)
• 2000 AIHCe National Conference; Orlando, Florida
• 2002 Kentucky Public Health Association Conference; Louisville, Kentucky
• 2002 66th National Environmental Health Conference; Minneapolis, Minnesota
• 2004 68th National Environmental Health Conference; Anchorage, Alaska
• 2005 Kentucky Safety and Health Network, Inc. 21st Annual Governor's Safety and Health Conference and Exposition Conference Program
• 2005 Industrial Hygiene for Fast Talkers (8 hours)
• 2005 69th National Environmental Health Conference; Providence, Rhode Island
• 2006 Kentucky Safety and Health Network, Inc. 22nd Annual Governor's Safety and Health Conference and Exposition Conference Program
• 2006 AIHCe National Conference; Chicago, Illinois
• 2006 OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
• 2006 70th National Environmental Health Conference; San Antonio, Texas
• 2006 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2007 Kentucky Public Health Association 59th Annual Health Conference
• 2007 OSHA 501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standards for the General Industry
• 2007 71st National Environmental Health Conference; Atlantic City, New Jersey
• 2007 Phi Kappa Phi Triennial Convention; Orlando, Florida
• 2007 Jamaica Ass. of Public Health Inspectors 61st Educational Conference; St. James, Jamaica
• 2007 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2008 Environmental Health Accreditation Council (EHAC) curriculum guidelines meeting; Tucson, Arizona
• 2008 72nd National Environmental Health Conference; Tucson, Arizona
• 2008 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2009 University of Cincinnati Fourth Annual Malcolm Adcock Memorial Lecture
• 2009 AIHCe National Conference; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
• 2009 73rd National Environmental Health Conference; Atlanta, Georgia
• 2009 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2009 Jamaica Ass. of Public Health Inspectors 63rd Educational Conference; St. James, Jamaica
• 2010 Kentucky Public Health Association Conference; Louisville, Kentucky
• 2010 OSHA 510 Standards for Construction (30 Hours)
• 2010 OSHA 500 Standards for Construction (30 Hours)
• 2010 Kentucky Safety and Health Network, Inc. 26th Annual Governor's Safety and Health Conference and Exposition Conference Program
• 2010 Kentucky Public Health Association Conference; Louisville, Kentucky
• 2010 AIHCe National Conference; Denver, Colorado
• 2010 74th National Environmental Health Conference; Albuquerque, New Mexico
• 2010 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2010 Jamaica Ass. of Public Health Inspectors 64th Educational Conference; St. James, Jamaica
• 2011 Regional Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental (OSHE) Programme initiated by the International Labour Organization, Office for the Caribbean Port of Spain, Trinidad
• 2011 AIHCe National Conference; Portland, Oregon
• 2011 75th National Environmental Health Conference; Columbus, Ohio
• 2011 Jamaica Ass. of Public Health Inspectors 65th Educational Conference; St. Ann, Jamaica
• 2011 Kentucky Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians (KAMFES) Annual Educational Conference; Lexington, Kentucky
• 2012 Kentucky Environmental Foundation Healthy Environment, Healthy People: Achieving Better Health for Kentuckians Conference; Lexington, Kentucky
• 2012 Kentucky Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians (KAMFES) Annual Educational Conference; Lexington, Kentucky
• 2012 Kentucky Public Health Association Conference; Louisville, Kentucky
• 2012 76th National Environmental Health Conference; San Diego, California
• 2012 Jamaica Ass. of Public Health Inspectors 66th Educational Conference; St. James, Jamaica
• 2013 77th National Environmental Health Conference; Washington, DC
• 2013 Kentucky Retail Food Seminar; Louisville, Kentucky
• 2013 3M Noise Detection Seminar; Richmond, Kentucky
• 2013 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2013 Jamaica Ass. of Public Health Inspectors 67th Educational Conference; St. James, Jamaica
• 2013 North America Distillery Safety Directors Association Fall Meeting; Frankfort, Kentucky
• 2014 Kentucky Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians (KAMFES) Annual Educational Conference; Lexington, Kentucky
• 2014 Kentucky Safety and Health Network, Inc. 30th Annual Governor's Safety and Health Conference and Exposition Conference Program; Louisville, Kentucky
• 2014 AIHCe National Conference; San Antonio, Texas
• 2014 78th National Environmental Health Conference/International Federation of Environmental Health World Congress; Las Vegas, Nevada
• 2014 Kentucky Retail Food Seminar; Louisville, Kentucky
• 2014 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2015 Kentucky Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians (KAMFES) Annual Educational Conference; Lexington, Kentucky
• 2015 Kentucky Safety and Health Network, Inc. 31st Annual Governor's Safety and Health Conference and Exposition Conference Program; Louisville, Kentucky
• 2015 AIHCe National Conference; Salt Lake City, Utah
• 2015 Interstate Environmental Health Seminar; Corbin, Kentucky
• 2015 North America Distillery Safety Directors Association Fall Meeting; Louisville, Kentucky
• 2015 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2015 Jamaica Ass. of Public Health Inspectors 69th Educational Conference; Hanover, Jamaica
• 2016 Kentucky Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference; Florence, Kentucky
• 2016 Interstate Environmental Health Seminar; Lake Guntersville, Alabama
• 2016 Kentucky Safety and Health Network, Inc. 32nd Annual Governor's Safety and Health
• Conference and Exposition Conference Program; Louisville, Kentucky
• 2016 AIHCe National Conference; Baltimore, Maryland
• 2016 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2017 Kentucky Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference; Lexington, Kentucky
• 2017 AIHCe National Conference; Seattle, Washington
• 2017 80th National Environmental Health Conference; Grand Rapids, Michigan
• 2017 One Health: One Global Environment Conference; the Second IFEH Academic World Conference on Environmental Health and 2017 Jamaica Ass. of Public Health Inspectors 71st Educational Conference; Montego Bay, Jamaica
• 2018 Kentucky Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference; Bowling Green, Kentucky
• 2018 81st National Environmental Health Conference; Anaheim, California
• 2018 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2018 Jamaica Ass. of Public Health Inspectors 72nd Educational Conference; Falmouth, Trelawney, Jamaica
• 2018 EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference, Louisville, Kentucky
• 2019 Kentucky Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference; Lexington, Kentucky
• 2019 82nd National Environmental Health Conference; Nashville, Tennessee
• 2019 University of Cincinnati Pilot Research Project Symposium
• 2019 Jamaica Ass. of Public Health Inspectors 73rd Educational Conference; Hanover, Jamaica
• 2020 83rd National Environmental Health Conference; Virtual
• 2020 Kentucky Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference; Virtual
• 2021 84th National Environmental Health Conference; Virtual
• 2021 AIHCe National Conference; Virtual

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