Expert in Industrial Hygiene, Diacetyl, Peroxyacetic Acid, Formaldehyde, Asbestos, Ventilation, Regulations, Silica, Workplace & Environmental Noise, Ultrasound, Ultraviolet
AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT; IAQ. Expert has performed air quality sampling and evaluation in both environmental and industrial settings. His ability to collect valid samples has been enhanced by having performed the laboratory analyses during the early part of his career. Quality control is a major emphasis in the industrial hygiene laboratory courses he taught. Results are related to health risks through standards and toxicological data. He has been an expert witness for cases involving the evaluation of employee exposures to hazardous chemicals.
VENTILATION; INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE VENTILATION. Expert has incorporated his research on the effectiveness of ventilation systems to control chemical contaminants in a room into both his consulting recommendations and the course he taught on industrial hygiene (IH) ventilation and noise control. While he does not design ventilation systems, per se, he has assisted clients evaluate their systems, both pre- and post-installation. He also has been an expert witness for cases involving the evaluation of ventilation systems.
NOISE. While he taught both sound level evaluation and noise control, Expert's consulting has been primarily in noise evaluation. He has reduced clients' risk of employee hearing loss through exposure measurement, hearing conservation program review, and worker compensation claim evaluation. He also has been an expert witness for cases involving the evaluation of environmental noise.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS. Expert has written MSDSs for products of several companies. In addition, he has advised companies on the changes in the DOT regulations for hazardous materials, and determined the proper classification, labeling, and placarding for their product lines. He has also worked as an expert witness regarding the adequacy of warnings.
ASBESTOS ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECT; ASBESTOS HUMAN HEALTH EFFECT; ANTI-ASBESTOS PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT. Expert has assisted building owners in managing their asbestos-containing material. His positions have included project designer, project supervisor (as a building owner's representative), and air quality specialist. He has taught the certification courses for project designer, project supervisor, asbestos worker, and asbestos sampling (NIOSH 582). He also has been an expert witness for asbestos-related cases. Expert can answer in-depth questions regarding asbestos monitoring equipment and asbestos personal protection equipment.
REGULATIONS. Expert taught and provides consulting services for numerous regulations, including 29 CFR (OSHA) Industrial Hygiene-related sections, 49 CFR (DOT) Hazardous Materials Transport (106-180), and 40 CFR (EPA) Hazardous Waste sections (260-299). In addition, he uses ACGIH, ASHRAE, ASTM, and AIHA standards and guidelines to develop his recommendations.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin - La Crosse, Wisconsin
|Year: 1994||Degree: PhD||Subject: Environmental Health||Institution: University of Minnesota|
|Year: 1979||Degree: MPH||Subject: Environmental Health||Institution: University of Minnesota|
|Year: 1974||Degree: MS||Subject: Food Science||Institution: University of Minnesota|
|Year: 1972||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Macalester College|
|Years: 1986 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Senior Industrial Hygienist||Department:||Responsibilities: Provide industrial hygiene consulting services including evaluations of worker exposures to gases, vapors, aerosols, noise, and UV-light, ventilation system evaluations, industrial hygiene assessments for safety audits, Material Safety Data Sheet development, hazardous waste management, worker training, environmental noise evaluation, hazardous materials DOT assessment, expert witness, and seminars.|
|Years: 1983 to 2013||Employer: University of Wisconsin||Title: Professor||Department: Chemistry||Responsibilities: Conducted research on the health hazards and employee exposures to diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione, crystalline silica, direct reading dust measurements, ultrasonic radiation, ultraviolet light, hydrogen peroxide, ventilation effectiveness, welding fume,
Advanced the industrial hygiene curriculum at UW-Stout to include General Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Hygiene Instrumentation, Environmental Regulations Management, Hazardous Waste Management, and Industrial Hygiene Ventilation and Noise Control, and established a Graduate Studies Minor in Industrial Hygiene.
|Years: 1981 to 1983||Employer: Hazleton Labs of America||Title: Staff Scientist, Director of Industrial Hygiene Laboratory||Department:||Responsibilities: Established an AIHA Accredited Industrial Hygiene laboratory.
Directed the health and safety program for the National Toxicology Program studies at Hazleton Laboratories.
Conducted research on formaldehyde emissions from consumer products and pesticide concentrations in food products.
|Years: 1978 to 1981||Employer: University of Minnesota||Title: Research Associate, Industrial Hygiene||Department:||Responsibilities: Conducted research on the health hazards and employee exposures to environmental emissions from a coal gasifier, bacterial populations in caviar, and water quality issues of dredging operations.|
|Associations / Societies|
American Industrial Hygiene Association
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
Semiconductor Safety Association
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
Beryllium Consultant Network
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Expert is a Certified Industrial Hygienist in both Chemical Aspects and Comprehensive Practice for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.|
| Expert has experience locating vendors of industrial hygiene sampling and analysis and ventilation and air cleaning systems.
He has access to the following resources: printed materials and personal contacts.
|Expert has provided industrial hygiene consulting services to clients including manufacturing (e.g. semiconductor, pulp & paper, plastics, & food products), governmental services, and construction. His Food Science training has provided insights for assisting food manufacturers evaluate and reduce worker exposures to hazards.|