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Expert in Industrial Hygiene, Asbestos, Ventilation, Regulations, Silica, Noise, Ultrasound, Ultraviolet

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wisconsin (WI)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
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 teaches. Results are related to health risks through standards and toxicological data.

VENTILATION; INDUSTRIAL HYGEINE 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 teaches on industrial hygeine (IH) ventilation and noise control. While he does not design ventilation systems, per se, he has assisted both Teltech and IHS 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 teaches 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.

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 placcarding 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 teaches 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.


air sampling


anti-asbestos personal protection equipment




asbestos environmental effect


asbestos human health effect


asbestos monitoring equipment


industrial hygiene


industrial ventilation


materials safety data sheet




noise control




environmental compliance


environmental monitoring


Hazard Communication Standard


industrial acoustic noise measurement


air-quality monitoring


industrial air quality


noise measurement


machine noise




noise pollution


personnel air monitoring

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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;  and La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Industrial Ventilation
General Industrial Hygiene; Toxicology; Laboratory Safety;...
Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Indoor Air Quality, Mold,...
Mold, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Toxins,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1994   PhD   Environmental Health   University of Minnesota  
1979   MPH   Environmental Health   University of Minnesota  
1974   MS   Food Science   University of Minnesota  
1972   BS   Chemistry   Macalester College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1986 to


(Undisclosed University)


Principal Industrial Hygienist


1983 to


(Undisclosed University)




1981 to 1983


Hazleton Labs of America


Staff Scientist, Director of Industrial Hygiene Laboratory


1978 to 1981


University of Minnesota


Research Associate, Industrial Hygiene


Career Accomplishments:

He has been a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, the Semiconductor Safety Association, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.


Expert is a Certified Industrial Hygienist in both Chemical Aspects and Comprehensive Practice for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Ventilation expert of an existing industrial ventilation process.
  • Industrial hygienist expert Australia for consulting on assistance building data base.
  • Ventilation expert for consulting on Mubea Ventilation.
  • Ventilation expert in MN for consulting on plywood warping on shingled roof leading to a ventilation problem.
  • Industrial ventilation expert for consulting on upgrading fume / dust collection system in shingle manufacturing plant.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Industrial hygienist expert for consulting as an expert witness.
  • Expert for asbestos for consulting on Medical and Historian (2).
  • Arc furnace expert for consulting on Industrial asbestos compliance -- OSHA / NESHAP.
  • Expert for consulting on Electrical Substation Nuisance and Health Effects.
  • Industrial hygiene expert for consulting on asbestos exposures.
  • Formaldehyde expert testimony for consulting.
  • Expert in asbestos exposure and fabrics for consulting on asbestos litigation.
  • Expert industrial hygienist for consulting on asbestos litigation.
  • "Expert witness" directory wood dust collector for consulting on Wood Dust.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
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.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

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.


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