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Expert in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Ergonomics

Expert ID: 724133 California, USA

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Twenty years of experience enables Expert to address the widest variety of occupational safety program issues. He is familiar with the federal regulations as well as the requirements in each of the dozen or so states which mandate written occupational safety programs. He created the only website capable of automatically writing a safety program. To date, this website has generated over one thousand written programs for small and medium sized businesses.

Accident and near miss incident investigation is a critical part of every safety program. The purpose of these investigations is to determine why an incident occurred and then prevent similar incidents in the future. It is important to report and investigate every accident and incident especially minor accidents and near miss incidents. Often, many minor incidents occur before a major accident; investigating and preventing minor incidents can also prevent major accidents. For example, many people may slip on an oil puddle before someone falls and hurts him or herself. By finding and fixing the oil leak after someone slips (the "near miss incident") we also prevent someone from falling (the "accident"). With over 20 years of experience performing accident investigations, Expert can help you get to the "root" of your safety problems.

Ergonomics is the process of designing the workplace to fit the physical and mental capabilities of the worker. A poor match between the worker and the workplace can lead to injuries and lower productivity. As workplace safety improves, many Bay Area companies are now finding that back injuries, wrist strain, and other ergonomics related problems account for most of their workers compensation claims. The pain and expense of ergonomic injuries can often be prevented, and many ergonomic solutions are inexpensive. With extensive experience in both industrial and office ergonomics, Expert can help you optimize the ergonomics of your work environment.

Expert has spent twenty years protecting workers from chemical hazards. With experience working in a wide variety of environments (e.g. chemical manufacturing, blending and packaging, manufacturing, and laboratories), he can provide expert advice on the chemicals companies rely on to create their products.

A confined space is any space that is difficult to enter and exit and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, and trenches are all examples of possible confined spaces. Expert has addressed confined space hazards in a wide variety of work environments including construction, chemical manufacturing, gasoline transportation, and government installations.

The rapidly changing work environment typical of construction sites requires a unique approach to occupational health and safety issues. With work experience ranging from residential remodeling to public works mega-projects, Expert can help you ensure that the employees on your job site go home safe at the end of each day.

Noise is a common and insidious occupational health hazard. Expert has extensive experience in noise measurement, noise reduction (design of engineering controls), and hearing protection. Whether the problem is selecting appropriate hearing protectors or performing octave band analysis to select an engineering control, Expert can help you ensure that your employees will be able to hear when they retire.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: M.P.H. Subject: Industrial Hygiene Institution: UCLA
Year: 1985 Degree: B.S. Subject: Earth and Space Science Institution: UCLA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Department: Responsibilities: Performed office ergonomics evaluations for the Applied Materials CSS organization. Developed and marketed his website that allows the user to quickly and easily create a customized safety program for a small business.
Years: 2002 to 2004 Employer: Brenton Safety Incorporated Title: Director of e-Commerce Department: Responsibilities: Developed internet marketing strategy for the largest independent safety supply distributor in California. Managed the launch of a new database backed e-Commerce web site supporting real time ordering of nearly 5,000 safety products. Designed and programmed an improved database for storing product information for safety products.
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: Clayton Environmental Group Title: Senior Industrial Hygienist Department: Responsibilities: Support the Applied Materials industrial ergonomics program on a part-time outsource basis. Perform ergonomic evaluations of semiconductor tool integration and test, manual wafer transfer, warehousing, and other operations.

Resident contractor to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Provided comprehensive occupational safety and health services to business units. Managed the company’s noise and bloodborne pathogens programs. Backed-up the Radiation Safety Officer. Conducted pre-purchase chemical reviews and edit manufacturing instructions for safety and health content. Trained 50 line managers and supervisors on Job Hazard Analysis.

Provided occupational health and safety consulting services to Agilent, Cypress Semiconductor, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Chevron Corporation, and other clients. Developed written ESH programs, performed employee training, collected and interpreted air samples during semi-conductor tool maintenance activities, and conducted office ergonomics evaluations.
Years: 1999 to 2000 Employer: Science Applications International Corporation and PAI Corporation Title: Senior Industrial Hygienist Department: NASA Ames Research Center Responsibilities: Conducted indoor air quality investigations and performed a comprehensive industrial hygiene baseline of the Ames Research facility. Member of the Emergency Response team responsible for chemical safety. Helped manage respiratory protection, confined space entry, and industrial noise programs.
Years: 1990 to 1999 Employer: State Compensation Insurance Fund Title: Senior Industrial Hygiene Consultant Department: Safety and Health Services Responsibilities: Managed development of Loss Control Computer Applications supporting over 100 field Loss Control staff. Projects included:

* deployment of a client/server service activity documentation application
* design and deployment of a web-based Loss Analysis product
* development & launch of a Loss Control intranet web site
* initiated, designed, and managed development of a knowledge based expert system to provide ergonomics advice to computer users
* designed an automated risk assessment system.

Managed a regional office (six industrial hygienists, two clerks and approximately $1 million budget) providing occupational safety and health consultation services to State Fund policyholders south of Fresno.

Provided consultation services to policyholders including hazard identification, environmental measurements, design of engineering controls, indoor air quality, ergonomics, employee training, and written occupational health and safety programs.
Years: 1991 to 1992 Employer: Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company Title: Contract Industrial Hygiene Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Drafted a Request for Proposal for industrial hygiene services related to asbestos removal. Reviewed proposals and commented on the first deliverables provided by the consultant.
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company Title: Industrial Hygienist Department: Responsibilities: Helped design and implement a company wide baseline industrial hygiene survey. Wrote Material Safety Data Sheets for several products. Designed a new environmental measurements database.
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Engineering-Science, Incorporated Title: Industrial Hygienist and Environmental Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Managed asbestos abatement and underground storage tank removal on the Los Angeles Metro Rail (subway) project. Conducted environmental impact assessments and industrial facility permitting. Helped conduct a regulatory impact analysis of Proposition 65.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Industrial Hygiene Association
Licenses / Certifications
CIH
Publications and Patents Summary
He has developed several conference sessions and created a CD-rom on safety.

Fields of Expertise

A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program, federal safety regulation, Hazard Communication Standard, industrial safety, injury prevention, lock out tag procedure, machine safety, maintenance safety, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health regulation, occupational health, occupational safety, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard, plant safety, pre-startup safety review, safety management, textile safety code, workplace environment engineering, accident investigation, fault tree analysis, ergonomic tool design, ergonomics, human-factors industrial design, man-machine interface, chemical exposure, chemical safety management, gas handling safety, hazardous material handling, industrial hygiene, industrial hygiene engineering, laboratory safety, OSHA labeling, oxygen safety, confined space safety, construction safety management, contractor safety management, industrial acoustic noise measurement, noise level safety code, remodeling, back pain, workplace accident injury, workplace injury, occupational injury, health safety, employee safety, workplace design, impact analysis, emergency management, consequence modeling, employee protection, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146, Environmental Management System, eye safety, computer keyboard, radio-frequency radiation safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration lead standard, chemical label, human efficiency, human error rate, cryogenic safety, heat stress index, occupational disease, chemical hygiene plan, environmental safety, anthropomorphic, hospital equipment safety, cumulative trauma disorder, OSHA product labeling, spine injury, chemical regulation, microwave safety, life safety, chemical processing plant accident investigation, biological waste auditing, biological safety, OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030, industrial noise analysis, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, human-factors product safety, human factors, disaster planning, personal protection equipment, chemical process safety analysis, safety, materials safety data sheet, autoignition, flash point, health, accident, toxic chemical safety code, software safety, safety engineering, safety code, radiation safety code, radiation safety, protective clothing, plastics safety, industrial gas safety, man-machine system, human factors engineering, explosion investigation, contractor safety, construction safety, chemical safety, asbestos safety, anthropometry, administrative control

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