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Expert in Industrial Hygiene, Non-Friable Asbestos-Containing Materials, Formaldehyde, Silica, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Accident Investigation, Auditing and Hazard Assessment

Expert ID: 726027 Maryland, USA

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He has conducted numerous indoor air quality and environmental mold assessments for commercial and residential environments. Assessment includes monitoring for applicable indoor air consituents, developing corrective action plans, and verification of correction/efficacy. He also lead the indoor air quality committee for a large academic institution. Project outcomes included identification of sources and/or verification that indoor air parameters were within normal ranges.

He has conducted noise assessments for a variety of industrial sectors and developed and implemented hearing conservation programs for those clients. He is experience in the use of noise assessment instruments and identifying noise abatement approaches.

He is an experienced health and safety auditor, conducting over 300 comprehensive audits of consumer product manufacturers, federal institutions, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, light, medium, and heavy manufacturers, electronics, healthcare and department of defense contractors.

He has 30 years comprehensive experience in the practice of industrial hygiene, conducting qualitiative and quantitative assessments for a variety of workplace agents, including lead, hexavalent chromium, asbestos, welding fume, paint solvents, respirable dust, silica, organic solvents, formaldehyde, benzene, noise, particulates, and mold. Work environments included paint removal, painting, welding, research and development laboratories, drug manufacturing, construction products manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, consumer products manufacturing, construction and demolition, and concrete and granite. Methodologies and practices used in all assessments incorporates standard industry practices and accepatble quality control procedures. Expert has served as an expert witness for non-friable asbestos-containing materials related complaints.

He is well versed with federal OSHA regulations, inspection and abatement procedures. He routinely supports clients in OSHA enforcement actions and abatement programs, providing support to both industry clients and attorney clients. He routinely receives requests for regulatory intrepretation and compliance support. He has successfully supported clients in elimination of violation notices and reduction in penalities.

Expert has provided a variety of industrial hygiene and occupational safety management services and has development and implementation expertise in occupational health and safety program management and exposure characterization. He is recognized as an effective trainer in a variety of topics, including hazard communication, respiratory protection, lockout/tagout and hearing conservation.

Expert has developed and implemented an industrial hygiene exposure assessment plan for a DOD contractor for a variety of occupational health stressors, including lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, paint solvents, and noise. Expert conducted a health hazard assessment for a university in response to a claim by an employee that a cancer-related illness was caused by exposure to an occupational health stressor in her work environment. Expert conducted an environmental, health and safety audit for a Fortune 100 consumer products manufacturer. The audit identified potential risks and provided correction action alternatives designed to to limit those risks. Expert has managed accident investigation and worker compensation programs for a number of employers and clients. Responsibilities and services include investigating accidents and injuries to determine root cause(s), developing action plans to minimize accidents/injuries or to correct workplace hazards, and interfacing with workers compensation insurance providers on specific cases. Expert has conducted risk assessments for a variety of workplace hazards, including mechanical, chemical, biological, and physical hazards. Examples include infectious materials, viruses, moving machinery, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, and chemical use. In conjunction with the risk assessment, he has evaluated the effectiveness of engineering, work practice and personal protective equipment controls. Examples include local exhaust ventilation, chemical fume hoods, respiratory protection, skin and eye protection and machine guarding.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Reading, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Wilmington, Delaware - Alexandria, Virginia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: Masters of Science Subject: Occupational Safety and Health Institution: West Virginia University
Year: 1984 Degree: BS Subject: Biology Institution: Fairmont State College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant Department: Responsibilities: An environmental, health and safety professional with 32 years experience involving industrial hygiene and safety consulting, environmental, health and safety auditing, regulatory affairs, biotechnology/pharmaceutical, job safety analysis, customer relations, program planning and development, workers compensation management, environmental, health and safety training, expert witness/litigation, exposure assessment, management systems, occupational safety, voluntary protection program, health and safety plans/EM 385-1-1, ergonomics, indoor air quality, hazardous materials management, environmental mold assessment and remediation support, EHS management systems, and environmental compliance
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Self Employed Title: Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Provided environmental compliance, industrial hygiene and occupational safety services to a diverse client base, including electronics, governmental, commercial, biotechnology, life sciences, healthcare and light, heavy and medium manufacturers.
Years: 2001 to 2006 Employer: Wellstat Biologics/Therapeutics Title: Environmental, Health and Safety Manager Department: Operations Responsibilities: Developed and managed all environmental, health and safety programs/initiatives for two biopharmaceutical companies engaged in clinical manufacturing and drug discovery. Responsibilities included state and federal permitting, training, and day-to-day management of occupational health, laboratory/manufacturing safety, and chemical and biological safety programs
Years: 1995 to 2000 Employer: The Gillette Company Title: Occuapational Hygiene and Safety Manager Department: Occupational Hygiene Responsibilities: Provided industrial hygiene and safety services to 55+ Company facilities involved in the manufacturing and research and development of consumer products. Responsibilities included program auditing, industrial hygiene exposure assessments, indoor air quality, and ergonomics assessments/improvements.
Years: 1992 to 1995 Employer: Naval Surface Warfare Center Title: Senior Industrial Hygienist Department: Responsibilities: Coordinated a comprehensive industrial hygiene program for a diverse workforce consisting of 3500+ employees involved in the research, development, testing and manufacturing of solid/liquid rocket propellant, rocket motors, and energetic and explosive devices/materials.
Years: 1987 to 1992 Employer: University of Maryland, Department of Environmental Safety Title: Industrial Hygienist Department: Responsibilities: Delivered comprehensive industrial hygiene, biological safety, environmental compliance and occupational safety services to a diverse research and educational institution. Coordinated/supported Campus asbestos, lead-based paint, chemical hygiene and indoor air quality activities.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2006 to 2018 Agency: Library of Congress Role: Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant Description: He provides industrial hygiene and safety support services to the national audio-visual conservation center and headquarters safety command.
Years: 2008 to 2013 Agency: Department of Labor Role: Project Coordinator Description: He coordinated safety program review contract for the Department of Labor Job Corps Training Centers.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Agency: U.S. Customs Role: Industrial Hygiene Consultant Description: He conducted noise and lead exposure assessments at the U.S. Customs Canine Training Enforcement Center in Front Royal, Virginia.
Years: 1992 to 1995 Agency: Department of Navy Role: Employee Description: He provided industrial hygiene services to the Navy's Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Maryland.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 2000 Country / Region: Latin America Summary: Conducted industrial hygiene and occupational safety audits of consumer manufacturing facilities and provided in-plant consultation.
Years: 1995 to 2000 Country / Region: Western Europe Summary: Conducted industrial hygiene and occupational safety audits of consumer manufacturing facilities and provided in-plant consultation.
Years: 1995 to 2000 Country / Region: Southeast Asia Summary: Conducted industrial hygiene and occupational safety audits of consumer manufacturing facilities and provided in-plant consultation.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Industrial Hygiene Association. American Society of Safety Engineers.
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published or co-authored six publications in trade journals or textbooks addressing confined space entry, environmental, health and safety auditing, and solvents and industrial hygiene.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been an expert witness in 7 cases to date, with 5 of the cases involving non-friable asbestos-containing materials.
Training / Seminars
Expert routinely develops and delivers a variety of environmental, health and safety training courses, including hazardous waste management, industrial hygiene assessments, respiratory protection, lead-based paint and asbestos hazard awareness, hazard communication/chemical safety, confined space entry and lockout/tagout.

Fields of Expertise

indoor air quality, OSHA 29CFR 1910.95, safety auditing, industrial hygiene, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, chemical exposure, chemical hygiene plan, chemical safety management, employee protection, exposure limit, hazard communication, Hazard Communication Standard, hazard identification, industrial safety, injury prevention, occupational safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration lead standard, OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030, respiratory protection, safety management, workplace safety and security, accident causation, mold remediation, lock out tag procedure, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146, mold (fungus) detection, mold (fungus) contamination, eye safety, industrial exhaust system, chemical label, airborne lead sampling, hexavalent chromium, occupational disease, chemical health hazard management, building safety, laboratory hood, asbestos testing, asbestos test, environmental safety, heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system mold, cumulative trauma disorder, laboratory safety, workers compensation injury, industrial hygiene engineering, A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program, federal safety regulation, confined space safety, biological safety, maintenance safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard, machine safety, Occupational Safety and Health Act, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, industrial accident, personal protection equipment, safety, sick building syndrome, hazardous material handling, hazardous-waste management, materials safety data sheet, hazardous chemical, biohazard, hazardous waste, safety code, protective respirator, plant safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation, noise level safety code, mold (fungus), industrial solvent, industrial chemical, formaldehyde, chemical safety, asbestos safety, accident investigation

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