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 Expert  724217

Expert in Toxicology, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA Regulatory, Mold, Healthcare and Laboratory Safety


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert's experience is very broad in the areas of chemicals effects on humans and environmental systems. He has performed academic research on the effects of hazardous chemicals on the lungs, as well as carcinogenic effects of chemicals and air pollutants, with a primary focus on pulmonary carcinogenesis. His work also extends to vascular effects of various chemicals and toxic agents. His educational background includes not only a doctorate in biochemistry and pathology, but also a master's degree in environmental health and safety. His practical work experience covers a wide range of health hazards and effects of hazardous materials, such as asbestos, mold, or chemicals, such as ethylene oxide. As an industrial hygienist and Director of Safety at a major health care institution, expert has dealt with and encountered a wide range of potential safety hazards and toxins,from the healthcare as well as industrial and construction environments. As an independent consultant for over ten years he has been involved in matters dealing with a variety of hazards, including chemicals, industrial materials, environmental chemicals, indoor toxins, including mold, and other environmental and man made materials. He has also dealt with BAC and DUI issues.

Expert has used his educational background in biochemistry, pathology, environmental health and safety and radiation safety, along with his years of experience to assist companies, individuals and attorneys to better understand hazards in their work environment or businesses. He has worked with clients to develop methods to eliminate or mitigate exposures. He has also performed safety and hazard evaluations and has written safety plans and safety procedures for these workplace. In addition, expert provides education and training to workers on workplace safety. He also provides expert witness services. He has worked on a variety of types of cases, such as chemical exposures, healthcare safety, radiation exposures, drug and DUI matters.

He has performed many studies and worked on many cases that involve the health effects of exposures to hazardous and industrial chemicals, as well as to other common materials. His background and experience includes work in the area of clinical toxicology, including methodology, and interpretation of results. Expert has studied and evaluated the effects of combustion products from a variety of sources, including incinerators, diesel engines, and surgical procedures for the ablation of warts. He has studied and explored the effects of exposure to smoke and combustion products from fires, as well as from more controlled types of burn emissions, as from incinerators.

Expert's experience and background includes studying and evaluating the effects of effluents from a variety of sources, including industrial plants and nuclear power plants. His experience and background in environmental health and safety includes a broad range of areas, including the effects of chemicals and hazards on the environment and on various species, including humans. He has experience and training that allows him to review studies, reports and materials and determine what may have caused adverse effects on that environment and the associated systems.

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biotoxicology

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carcinogenicity

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chemical exposure

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clinical toxicology

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combustion emission product

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combustion toxicity

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effluent toxicity

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environment

Expert holds a Master of Science degreee in environmental health and safety which is is buttressed by his education, research and training in biochemistry and pathology, allowing him to review the effects of the environment on humans and animals. He has a great deal of experience as an industrial hygienist, safety director, and consultant in the interpretation, evaluation and applicability of local, state, and federal regulations.

Again, he educational background, training, research experience and practical experience in the various positions he has held allow him to fully understand, and help determine the safety status and needs of a number of client's businesses. He also has experience in writing and redesigning safety programs so that compliance with environmental health and safety needs will be met. He has experience in collecting samples from a variety of media, including air, water, and soil. He is able to collect these samples, determine the methods needed to properly analyze the samples in the laboratory, and then interpret the results and make recommendations to the client regarding appropriate follow up actions.

Expert's background includes environmental health and safety, as well as pathology and toxicology. He is fully knowledgeable and conversant with the terms, procedures, and goals of environmental science. He has expertise in environmental health and safety, as well as biochemistry and pathology. He also has experience in studying, evaluating and interpreting the effects of environmental materials on health. He is experienced in reading, interpreting and applying federal environmental regulations through his practical experience as an industrial hygienist, environmental laboratory director, and safety director of a major Harvard University teaching hospital.

Expert has experience in cases involving alcohol use, as well as in mold exposure determination and evaluation. He is experienced and has educational and practical experience in determing what hazards are present, and to what extent a material may be a hazard. He has experience and education in using, working with, handling and disposing of hazardous materials, including such items as chemicals, asbestos, or other agents. His background and experience as a biochemist and pathologist assist him in determining the hazardous effects of exposures to chemical or environmental substances, and to determine the health effects that may result from such exposures.

Expert's experience and training in biochemistry and pathology provide him with knowldege in the effects of allergens and in the general area of immunology. His practical experience and training provides him with the ability to evaluate industrial accidents, the potential root cause of such events, and ways to prevent similar accidents in the future. Expert's experience in biochemistry and pathology, as well as in environmental health and safety has provided him with the expertise to evaluate and determine the hazards associated with various chemicals. He also has experience in developing programs and means of safely handling such chemicals, and in preventing exposures using work practice or administrative controls, as well as the use of personal protectve equipment. His education and training, as well as his practical experience provide him with the expertise to evaluate and determine chemical toxicity.

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environmental health

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environmental regulation

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environmental safety

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environmental sample

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environmental science

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environmental toxicology

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federal environmental regulation

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forensic toxicology

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forensics

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hazard identification

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hazardous material

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human health effect

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immunology

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industrial accident

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industrial chemical

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industrial chemical toxicity

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industrial chemical toxicology

Expert has had extensive experience in asbestos exposure monitoring, use and approval of respirators for use in asbestos removal and work situations. He was licensed in the Commonwealth of MA as an asbestos monitor for projects involving asbestos, he also served as an Industrial Hygienist for the VA Medical Center in Brockton and West Roxbury, MA, and as the Director of Safety at Massachusetss General Hospital. In these situuations he wrote protocols and procedures for asbestos monitoring and removal, for employee and worker proterction during the asbestos removal project. He also developed protocols for monitoring asbestos in place and tracking asbestos and its condition. He also performed asbestos monitoring during working conditions and post removal.

Expert has a wide range of experience as a practicing industrial hygienist, including program development and oversight, personnel monitoring, education and training. He has a broad range of practical experience on the safety requirements for safe plant and industrial operation in a variety of settings ranging from health care to construction, to manufacturing and processing plants. His educational background and practical experience have provided him with the skills to evaluate the potential toxicity of hazardous and dangerous material in an industrial setting.

Expert has experience and education in inhalation pathology. He also has practical experience in a variety of settings in montiroing and determining the exposure to air toxics and in determining the types of respiratory protection or other methods that can be used to meet regulatory exposure requirements. Expert is trained in pulmonary biochemistry and pathology. He also has practical experience in the determination of the toxic effects of inhaled materials. Expert is experienced in the determination of the toxic effects of hazardous materials, particularly those that have been shown to cause the death of animals at particlar levels. He was specifically involved in measuring and determing the effluent levels of mercury from a site. He also worked with the Mass. Water Resources Authority in helping to evaluate the mercury effluent levels from various institutions in Boston, and the ways of meeting and applying the regulations to healthcare institutions.

His education and training in biochemistry and pathogoly have given him the expertise and skills to determine the interactions and toxic effects of multiple toxins. He has educational training and experience that provides him with the skills and training to understand the mutagenic effects of various materials. Expert is experienced both through education and training, as well as through practical experience in the effects of mycotoxins on human health. He is trained in the areas of pulmonary pathology and biochemistry. He has studied and worked with various types of pneumoconioses, such as silicosis. He is trained in biochemistry and pathology and have the knowledge and skills to deal with the way that materials become hazardous and may act as poisons.

Expert's background and experience in biochemistry and pathology provide him with the expertise and knowledge to understand and deal with tissue irritation due to a variety of sources or causes.His background in biochemistry and pathology have been key in helping him to become knowledgeable about ways to determine and deal with toxic materials, including the hazards they pose. His educational training and background in biochemistry and pathology, as well as in environmental health and safety provide him with the skills and knowledge to understand the concepts of toxicity associated with a wide range of materials.

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air-quality monitoring

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alcohol testing

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amosite

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asbestos

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asbestos environmental effect

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asbestos human health effect

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asbestos monitoring equipment

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asbestos safety

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asbestos sampling

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asbestos sampling equipment

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carcinogen

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chrysotile

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crocidolite

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mesothelioma

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personal protection equipment

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safety

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sampling equipment

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industrial hygiene

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industrial safety

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industrial toxicology

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inhalation exposure standard

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inhalation toxicology

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LD50

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mercury regulation

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multiple toxin interaction

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mutagen

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mycotoxin

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mycotoxicosis

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pneumoconiosis

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poison

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tissue irritation

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toxic substance

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toxicity

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toxicological hazard

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toxicology

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toxin

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OSHA compliance

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clinical laboratory safety

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chemical toxicology


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Toxicology, Cyanide, Toxic Metals, Environmental Health,...
Causation Analysis, Product Safety, and Litigation Support
Mold, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Toxins,...
Air Quality-Toxics, Ambient, IAQ

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   Ph.D.   Biochemistry and Pathology   Boston University Grad. School Med & Dental Sciences  
1970   M.Sc.   Environmental Health and Radiation Health Physics   U. Pitt. Grad School of Public Health  
1969   B.A.   Biology   Boston University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Owner and President

 

Independent consultant

1989 to 2000

 

Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Safety

 

Director of Safety

 

Oversee health and safety program, including chemical aned laboratory safety, hospital safety, radiation safety and biosafety

1987 to 1988

 

VA Medical Center, Brockton, West Roxbury, MA

 

Engineering

 

Industrial Hygienist

 

Develop industrial Hygiene program, perform education and training, monitoring


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Society of Safety Engineers, Professional Member; American Society of Safety Engineers, Massachusetts Chapter; Massachusetts Safety Council; American Industrial Hygiene Association; American Industrial Hygiene Association, New England Chapter; American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists; American Chemical Society; American Chemical Society Division of Health and Safety; National Fire Protection Association; Affiliated Harvard Hospitals Health and Safety Committee; Toxics Use Reduction Planners Association; American Biological Safety Association; National Association of Safety Professionals

Licenses/Certifications

June, 1997 - Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager; April, 1998 - Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist; Dec., 2000 - National Registry of Safety Professionals; May, 2002 - Certified Toxics Use Reduction Planner

Professional Appointments

Expert has been and is a member of many advisory boards,, most recently having been appointed to the Toxics Use Reduction Scientific Advisory Board in Massachusetts

Awards/Recognition

Health Care Division of the ASSE Safety Professional of the Year, 2000-2001


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 10 publications, 5 books, and 22 abstracts.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - HcPro Publications  
 - American Society of Safety Engineers  
 - Invited Presentation, NE Region, ASSE PDC  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has extensive experience in the evaluation of mold exposure and its health effects.
  • Expert has had experience in the evaluation of the effects of exposure to chemicals and other potential hazards, such as dusts or radiation.He has acted as an expert witness in such matters.
  • Expert has experience in the evaluation of safety requirements and safety policies and procedures in laboratories and health care institutions
  • Expert has performed safety audits and gasp analyses at a variety of locations, including manufacturing industries, warehouses, and even supermarkets.
  • Expert has appeared as an expert witness in cases involving injury or death due to drunk driving.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Skin care ingredients.
  • Expert for consulting on draft of article on skin care ingredients as irritant
  • Review of MSDS Sheets for Cleaning Products.
  • Expert for consulting on MSDS preparation for dental products.
  • Expert in Addressing cytotoxicity results.
  • Expert in Toxicity *Repeat.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Have been qualified as an expert witness in State and Federal court, as well as local, district courts in a areas related to safety and toxicology
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on litigation involving a fire.
  • Expert for consulting on toxic tort involving mold.
  • Expert in toxicity of soot and breathing in soot for litigation case.
  • Expert in Permission to ask a few questions regarding landslides.
  • Expert for counter top particle inhalation medical record review - pulmonary/respiratory claims.
  • Expert for consulting on dioxane defamation in court proceedings in Hong Kong.
  • Expert toxicologist with an expertise in mold exposure needed for consulting on Toxicological analysis of inhaled toxins - permanent compromised breathing.
  • Expert witnesses on mercury exposure to humans for consulting on Mercury Exposure to Child Causes Serious Damage, but Causation is an Issue.
  • Water toxicology expert for consulting on public water system contamination causing renal cancer.
  • Arsenic expert for consulting on allegation of arsenic in roach control product applied in apartment house.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Have written and published books in healthcare safety , OSHA and indoor air quality; have presented a variety of papers in areas related to indoor air quality, mold and latex allergy. Has presented live webinars and in person training on issues ranging from lockout tag-out to OSHA Injury and Illness.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As Director of Safety at MGH, and as an independent consultant, Expert worked with and developed numerous client /vendor relationships.


 

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