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 Expert  724855

Expert in Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Infection Controls, Risk Assessment & Management, Investigation, etc.

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Florida (FL)
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He has worked in industry and as a consultant to industry performing injury and illness investigation and root cause analysis. Rate reduction requires an understanding of the contributing causes. As causes and key contributing factors were identified, physical conditions, programs, policies and procedural weaknesses were addressed to effect changes in behavior by management and employees. It should be noted that in the expert's experience, it is a combination of actions which effect sustainable change; but most typically begins and ends with management support and direction driving behavioral change.

He has investigated fatalities, mass casualty events, and a wide variety of industrial accidents as well as occupational disease filings. He has done so in multiple roles including as a representative of the Workers Comp Carrier, Safety Committee, and as a EH&S Program Manager.

He has created and administered accident investigation tools, programs, policies and procedures and auditing their effectiveness.

Accident investigation is a process that involves fact finding, evaluation of physical conditions, processes and procedures and draws on the knowledge and observations of coworkers/witnesses and supervisor. His goal is the identification of root and contributing causes and the elimination or at least reduction in the likelihood of recurrence. It should involve management review and oversight with reporting shared with employees through safety committees or work teams to promote increased safety awareness.

Investigations can and should be used expand workplace knowledge of job hazard assessments and yield information that can be applied to similar tasks, job functions, etc. across the workforce. This can be the heart of an Accident and Injury Reduction Program.

As a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) he has performed and/or directed exposure monitoring to evaluated asbestos exposures in manufacturing and construction/remediation process in commercial buildings. Where exposure opportunities warranted, he has been involved in the crafting of asbestos control programs and provide guidance recommendations to reduce occupational exposures to asbestos. The program may require engineering consideration, for example, including local exhaust ventilation systems to capture asbestos fibers. It may rely in part on work practices and the use of personal protective equipment to minimize the exposure to the workforce and prevent carrying contaminated clothing home where it may affect family members or the public.

Exposure to asbestos fibers is associated with fibrogentic scaring of the lungs and with a rather unique form of cancer known as mesothelioma. Asbestos safety is first and foremost concerned with the minimization/prevention of exposure to airborne fibers. Asbestos is found in building products used in commercial and residential construction. The physical presence of asbestos in and of itself may not need to be of immediate concern. It is the disruption of asbestos in building materials which presents occupational and non-occupational exposures of concern. If the asbestos is in a friable (dispersible) form or it is disrupted by crushing, drilling, grinding, or other mechanical means it can, under the wrong circumstances, present serious health risk by inhalation or ingestion.


A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program


industrial hygiene engineering


infection control


OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030


OSHA 29CFR 1910.95


accident investigation


asbestos safety


chemical health hazard management


hazard communication


industrial hygiene


materials safety data sheet


occupational safety


Occupational Safety and Health Act


personal protection equipment


safety engineering


corporate compliance


industrial control

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, Florida;  Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Gainesville, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  Deltona, Florida;  Largo, Florida;  and Daytona Beach, Florida.

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with this expert:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Pulmonary Diseases. Occupational Pneumoconiosis....
General Industrial Hygiene; Toxicology; Laboratory Safety;...
Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Indoor Air Quality, Mold,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   Bachelor of Science   Biology   The College of Racine, Racine, WI  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to 2007


S&ME Incorporated


Industrial Hygiene


Sr. Industrial Hygienist


Responsible for the drafting of industrial hygiene consultation proposals and implementation and management of agreed contract work.

2004 to 2006


Risk Tech LLC



Sr. Industrial Hygienist/Project Manager


Provided focused industrial hygiene consulting with client companies. Most notable during the time period were work with hospitals and healthcare facilities which were damaged by hurricanes (Jean, Francis, Katrina, Rita, Wilma, etc. Significant challenges included infection control risk assessment and control planning and implementation in hospitals, clinics, etc where patient care was ongoing through the process

1981 to 1999




Corporate EH&S


Manager - Industrial Hygiene Programs


Provided subject matter expertise in the oversight of occupational health compliance programs across AT&T. Managed Corporate Compliance Program, Personal Protective Equipment Program, and Member of the Team which created and rolled out a 3-part compliance assessment program, Managed Strategic Planning for the Industrial Hygiene Group. At the facility level developed, adapted and maintained compliance programs including, exposure monitoring, hearing conservation, EH&S Training. Managed the Air compliance program at a semiconductor manufacturing facility. Manage Safety compliance, OSHA record keeping, etc. at a printed circuit board fabricating facility.

1973 to 1981


Liberty Mutual Insurance Company


Loss Prevention Department in the Middlewest and Southern Divisions


Sr. Industrial Hygienist


Initial hire as loss prevention representative/consultant with subsequent promotions leading to Sr. Industrial Hygienist. Provided specialized consultation on industrial hygiene hazard assessment across a broad swath of industries. Worked with loss prevention personnel in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Indiana providing assessments, technical reports outlining recommendations for compliance improvement and/or strategies to reduce the likelihood of occuatio0nal illness and injuries.

Career Accomplishments:

CIH: Certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial – Certificate number 2218.

Consulting Services:
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  • Infection control expert needed for consulting on infection control.
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Additional Skills and Services:

Most recently developed the industrial hygiene training module for the Advanced MESH (Manager of Environmental Safety and Health) sponsored by the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Labor, and the North Carolina State University-Industrial Extension Service.

Helps to develop and deliver a training module on reducing the risk of Hospital acquired infections as a result of construction activities.

Various training programs and updates for facility engineers, property managers, etc. on emerging compliance issues and initiatives. e.g.: elimination of the use of solvents classified as Ozone Depleting Substances including the phase out of Freons, Potential reproductive health effects of cellosolve solvents, Emergency Response Planning - Mass Casualty / WMD events,

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Founded and arranged for the purchase of communications and emergency response equipment funded by HRSA grants to a number of hospitals.


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