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Expert in Lab Safety in Industry and Academia (Pre/Post-Sec.): Medical, Forensic, Clinical, Biotech and Pharma

Expert ID: 730913 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert worked for Dow Chemical Company's Lab overseas as a process research chemist. During his time with Dow, he was engrained in his work and lab safety activities.

President of organization that provides advice on regulatory compliance, facilities design safety program development, expert witness testimony and editorial commentary on laboratory texts.

Head of an organization that works in facility safety, witness testimony and compliance.

Expert was a member of American Chemical Society's (Chemical Safety) and is past-chairman.

Expert is President of a safety institute and is former Professor of Chemistry and EHS Director a college. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Tufts University and his doctorate in organic chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

After two years as a post-doctoral fellow in the WPI Chemical Engineering Department converting garbage into fuel oil, he joined the Dow Chemical Company's New England Research Laboratory as a Process Research Chemist. During his four years with Dow, he became increasingly involved in laboratory safety related activities. He authored a book, originally distributed by Dow, now over six million copies (in 20 languages) of the widely requested and reprinted brochure are in circulation.

Expert is the founder of an international, non-profit center for safety in science and science education. His company's educational programs, services, and publications help both academic and non-academic institutions throughout the world. Over 100,000 scientists and science educators in 30 countries from 135 different types of labs have attended these courses and presentations. Grants from individuals, foundations, companies and professional societies provide support.

He conducts seminars, short courses, webinars, program audits and lab inspections for schools, colleges, and companies. They also provide advice on regulatory compliance, safety program development, facilities design, editorial commentary on laboratory texts, and expert witness testimony.

Expert is a former, 10-year member of the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Council Committee on Chemical Safety and is past-chairman of the 2,500-member ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety. He is the author-narrator of the ACS Audio Course on Laboratory Safety and editor of "Waste Disposal at Academic Institutions" from Lewis Publishers. He recorded and edited the "One-Day Laboratory Safety Audio Seminar" and "Two-Day Lab Safety Video Course." He is a co-authored of “Safety Is Elementary: the new standard for safety in the elementary science classroom”. Most recently, he prepared one, two and three-day on-demand internet lab safety courses and a new two-day DVD video short course.

Expert is past-chair of the Safety in Science Education Committee of the International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE). Most recently, he was appointed to the Safety Committee of the ACS Division of Chemical Education and Clerk on the Board of Directors for his company.

Revise chemical hygiene plan for Eli LillyMajor lab safety program review for Texas TechTraining priograms for Qatalum, ORYX GTL, SABIC, and Agilent TechnologiesTraining programs for DOE, USDA, EPA, DOD, DODEA, DVA, Department of Justice.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Waterbury, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: Post-doc Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: WPI
Year: 1971 Degree: PhD Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: WPI
Year: 1965 Degree: BA Subject: Chemistry Institution: Tufts

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1977 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder/President Emeritus Department: Responsibilities: Founder/President Emeritus
Assistant Director/Member Board of Directors
Years: 1977 to 1998 Employer: Curry College Title: Chemistry Professor Department: Science Division Responsibilities: Teach Chemistry, Coach Soccer, Grants Development, EHS Coordinator

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Africa Summary: University of Buea, Cameroon and ILRI, Kenya
Years: to Present Country / Region: ASIA Summary: Taiwan National Unaiversity; CGI and Chulalongkorn University (Thailand); KIST (Korea); DOD sites in Korea, Japan, Guam, and Okinawa; Beijing lecture; Malaysia training programs
Years: to Present Country / Region: Europe Summary: University of Burgos (Spain); DOD sites in Italy and Germany; Estonia presentations
Years: to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary: Short courses in most provinces; Work for CURIE; Dow Chemical
Years: to Present Country / Region: Mexico and Latin America Summary: UNAM courses; Symposium in Guatemala

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Chemical Society (ACS)
ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety; Chairman
ACS Council Committee on Chemical Safety (9 years); SACL Revision Committee
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Science Adviser Committee
ACS Northeastern Section. Board of Directors and National Councilor; Chairman
National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
Massachusetts Safety Council (MSC), Board of Directors
National Science Supervisors Association … now NSELA
Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS)
National Association of Science Materials Managers (NAOSMM)
International Council for Associations of Science Education (ICASE), Chair Committee on Safety in Science Education
ANSI Z-87.1 Committee
ACS Division of Chemical Education, Safety Committee
STEMStates; STEM Safety Committee Chair
NSTA, Safety Advisory Board
Professional Appointments
President Emeritus/Founder/Clerk of the Board
President/CEO, Laboratory Safety Institute: An International Non-Profit Educational Organization for Safety in Science and Science Education, Natick, MA
Director, Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs, Curry College
Chairman, Health and Safety Committee, Northeastern Section, American Chemical Society (ACS)
Chairman, Safety and Health Committee, Curry College, Chairman
Member, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety; Chairman
Member, ACS Council Committee on Chemical Safety
New England Research Laboratory, Chairman Laboratory Safety Crew; Coordinator of Safety for Process Research Group; Revision of Lab safety policies and manual; adviser on shipment of hazardous materials; increased awareness of importance of OTJ safety; expanded and improved the new employee safety orientation; developed and initiated a program to share Dow's safety experience with colleges and universities
Awards / Recognition
Curry College person of The Year Award
Post-Doctoral Fellow WPI Chem. Eng. Dept.; elected Sigrna Xi
Petroleum Research Fund Fellow; Elected Phi Lambda Upsilon
Curry College Athletic Hall of Fame
Publications and Patents Summary
Multiple publications

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Work with attorneys about 3-6 times per year as a plaintiff or defendant expert witness in lab accident and chemical injury cases.
Training / Seminars
Teaches a wide range of lab safety courses around the world in leadership safety seminars for senior management and administration.

Conducts seminars, workshops, courses, facilities inspections, program evaluations for schools, colleges, universities, government, medical, and industry. Leadership in Safety seminar for senior management or administration. Also, provides advice on facilities design, safety program development, regulatory compliance loss control/risk management, expert witness testimony and editorial review.

New England Research Laboratory, Dow Chemical Company, Senior Research Chemist. Conducted research in the areas of hydrocarbon oxidation, dehydrohalogenation, oxydehydrogenation, nitrite reduction, aromatic animation, and thermal and photolytic chlorination.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, WPI Chem. Eng. Dept.: Pilot Plant scale catalytic hydrogenation of cellulosic wastes to fuel oil analytical development, plant operation, supervision of graduate students and tinder graduates, writing reports, proposals and technical papers.
Research Associate Biology Dept. Holy Cross College: Isolation and identification of natural products from fungi culture media.
Doctoral Dissertation: Thesis: The Decomposition of Substituted Diazomethane

Other Relevant Experience
Lab safety program audits, lab inspections, regulatory compliance

Teaching Experience:
College Professor of Chemistry, 1982-1998; Associate Professor, 1977-82, Teaching Introductory Science; General Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Industrial Chemistry; Organic Reaction Mechanisms; Environmental Chemistry; Chemical Technology; Science Seminar; and Safety. Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene. College, Part-time Instructor, Science Division, 1975-76, General Chemistry. State College, Part-time Instructor, Physical Science Department, Spring 1973.
WPI, Temp. Asst. Prof., Chem. Dept., Organic Chem., Spring 1972: Asst. Coordinator and Lecturer in GC-MS course, January 1972-1973; Instructor, 1966-1969, Teaching Asst. 1965-1966. University. Certification for secondary school teaching (Chem.)

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Fair

Fields of Expertise

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