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 Expert  724757

Expert in Mold, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Toxins, Environmental Microbiology, Formaldehyde


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has worked for over 30 years in studying the effects of contaminated air in a wide variety of work, office and residential environments. He has performed field studies and reviewed cases in hundreds of lawsuits involving exposure to heavy metals, toxigenic molds, allergens, asbestos, organic solvents and chemicals, and biological organisms include mold and bacteria. His knowledge, objectivity and professionalism has resulted in favorable judgements or settlements for more than 95% of his clients.

In recent years, his expertise in the fields of water intrusion and environmental forensics including ERMI/DNA testing has made him a leader in the SW. Expert is frequently called upon to opine about both property damage and personal injury cases involving over 2000 condo units, residences and office buildings.

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air

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air microbial contamination

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air pollutant measurement

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air quality

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air quality standard

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air sample

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airborne volatile organic chemical analysis

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air-quality assessment

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air-quality monitoring

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asbestos

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asbestos environmental effect

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carbon monoxide

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environmental air quality

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environmental air sample

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environmental air sampling

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environmental forensics

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environmental microbiology

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environmental safety

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environmental science

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environmental testing

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formaldehyde

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formaldehyde environmental effect

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indoor air quality

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industrial air quality

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industrial hygiene

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industrial safety

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industrial solvent

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mold (fungus)

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mold (fungus) contamination

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mold (fungus) detection

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mold remediation

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sick building syndrome

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toxic gas

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toxigenic mold

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water intrusion


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  and Pompano Beach, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

Microbial Contamination Issues
Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Indoor Air Quality, Mold,...
Human Toxicant Effects
Microbiology: Bacteria, Molds/ Fungi - Identification,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   BS   Biology   University of Cincinnati  
1985   MS in Environmental Science   Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene   University of Cincinnati  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Sr. Environmental Scientist/Owner

 

Fully responsible for litigation support and development of scientific strategies for insurance claims, workers compensation claims, property damage and personal injury cases.

2005 to 2007

 

Clean Air Inspections

 

Vice President

 

Provided expert witness testimony, performed water impact and forensic environmental studies for water impacted buildings (commercial and residential), developed sampling strategies for complex IAQ projects, conducted traditional industrial hygiene studies and oversaw litigation support teams for large commercial properties.

1987 to 2005

 

Environmental Diagnostics

 

Principal Scientist/Owner

 

Provided expert witness testimony, performed water impact and forensic environmental studies for water impacted buildings (commercial and residential), developed sampling strategies for complex IAQ projects, conducted traditional industrial hygiene studies and oversaw litigation support teams for large commercial properties.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, American Board of Safety Professionals, American Indoor Air Quality Association Board of Certified Safety Professionals American Hospital Association American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers American Indoor Air Quality Council Indoor Air Quality Association ASTM Participating Member

Licenses/Certifications

Board Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Licensed Industrial Hygienist (LIH), Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), Licensed Mold Assessor FL (MRSA48), Certified Infrared Thermographer (CIT) Council-Certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC), American Council for Accredited Certification Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), American Council for Accredited Certification Asbestos Project Designer, Illinois Dept. of Public Health Asbestos Air Sampling Professional, Illinois Dept. of Public Health Asbestos Building Inspector, Illinois Dept. of Public Health Asbestos Contractor Supervisor, Illinois Dept. of Public Health Asbestos Management Planner, Illinois Dept. of Public Health Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist, Ohio Dept. of Health Asbestos Hazard Abatement Specialist, Ohio Dept. of Health


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has numerous publications to his credit including two recently in 2007 regarding DNA analysis of water impact fungi using EPA's new ERMI guidelines. Expert has one patent.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - HarrisMartin - Columns: Mold  
 - AIHA - The Synergist  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1979 to 1984   State of Ohio - Bureau of Workers Compensation   Industrial Hygienists III   Performed comprehensive industrial hygiene surveys and occupational disease studies for manufacturing and commercial industries in the State of Ohio
1991 to 1991   NASA - Cleveland   IH Consultant   Performed noise surveys during fabrication and testing of rocket engines.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Indoor Air Quality for consulting on Brochure/Indoor Air Quality.
  • Expert in microbiology for consulting on the manufacturing equipment, design, environment and provide report on findings of potential risks.
  • Industrial hygienist expert Australia for consulting on assistance building data base.
  • Expert in technology acquisition best practices.
  • Expert for consulting on Evaluation of contract medical device manufacturer.
  • EO sterilization expert specialist for 3rd party review of facilty.
  • Expert in Clean Room -Aseptic Packaging of Beer.
  • Expert in microbiology for consulting on new chemical applications.
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:
He has participated in over 100 litigation cases providing scientific evidence in CSI-like manner in an unbiased, professional manner. Cases include primarily property damage and personal injury cases wherein scientific reports and depositions are major components of his services.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Water damage expert for consulting on water damage case.
  • Clean room testing expert for consulting on contamination issue.
  • Expert in formaldehyde poisoning.
  • Mold expert needed for consulting on mold in residence.
  • Expert in industrial hygiene.
  • Certified industrial hygienist based in Florida for consulting on mold - water intrusion issues.
  • Mold contamination expert for consulting on indoor mold contamination central air duct.
  • Odor expert for identifying smell in RV, suspected formaldehyde.
  • Formaldehyde expert testimony for consulting.
  • Formaldehyde expert or consulting on formaldehyde off-gassing in an RV.
  • Expert in scent identification for consulting on determination and alleviation of an unidentified odor.
  • Expert in inhalation of hydrofloric acid as a result of teflon deterioration for litigation.
  • "Expert witness" directory wood dust collector for consulting on Wood Dust.
  • Sick building syndrome expert for consulting on SIck Building Syndrome.
  • Expert in carbon monoxide for litigation involving carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Formaldehyde exposure expert witness for consulting on dermatographism allegedly related to formaldehyde exposure.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to 1998   Costa Rica   Performed insurance claim investigation for co-hort of multi-national insurance companies following hurricane impact on a large US-based chain of retail department stores.
2009 to 2010   Canada   Multiple projects assisting cosmetic manufacturer located in Canada with microbial evaluations.

 

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