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 Expert  726027

Expert in Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Accident Investigation, Auditing & Hazard Assessment.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maryland (MD)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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He has conducted numerous indoor air quality and environmental mold assessments for commercial and residential environments. Assessment includes monitoring for applicable indoor air consituents, developing corrective action plans, and verification of correction/efficacy. He also lead the indoor air quality committee for a large academic institution. Project outcomes included identification of sources and/or verification that indoor air parameters were within normal ranges.

indoor air quality

He has conducted noise assessments for a variety of industrial sectors and developed and implemented hearing conservation programs for those clients. He is experience in the use of noise assessment instruments and identifying noise abatement approaches.

OSHA 29CFR 1910.95

He is an experienced health and safety auditor, conducting over 300 comprehensive audits of consumer product manufacturers, federal institutions, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, light, medium, and heavy manufacturers, electronics, healthcare and department of defense contractors.

safety auditing

He has 21 years comprehensive experience in the practice of industrial hygiene, conducting qualitiative and quantitative assessments for a variety of workplace agents, including lead, hexavalent chromium, asbestos, welding fume, paint solvents, respirable dust, silica, organic solvents, formaldehyde, benzene, noise, particulates, and mold. Methodologies and practices used in all assessments incorporates standard industry practices and accepatble quality control procedures.

industrial hygiene

He is well versed with federal OSHA regulations, inspection and abatement procedures. He routinely supports clients in OSHA enforcement actions and abatement programs, providing support to both industry clients and attorney clients. He routinely receives requests for regulatory intrepretation and compliance support. He has successfully supported clients in elimination of violation notices and reduction in penalities.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Expert has provided a variety of industrial hygiene and occupational safety management services and has development and implementation expertise in occupational health and safety program management and exposure characterization. He is recognized as an effective trainer in a variety of topics, including hazard communication, respiratory protection, lockout/tagout and hearing conservation.

chemical exposure


chemical hygiene plan


chemical safety management


employee protection


exposure limit


hazard communication


Hazard Communication Standard


hazard identification


industrial safety


injury prevention


occupational safety


Occupational Safety and Health Administration lead standard


OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030


respiratory protection


safety management

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Wilmington, Delaware;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1987   Masters of Science   Occupational Safety and Health   West Virginia University  
1984   BS   Biology   Fairmont State College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to 2009


Independent Consultant



Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant


He is an environmental, health and safety professional with 21 years experience involving industrial hygiene and safety consulting, industrial hygiene exposure assessments, indoor air quality, mold assessments/investigations, workers compensation management, environmental, health and safety auditing, expert witness/litigation support, accident investigation, training, management systems, occupational safety, ergonomics, and environmental compliance

2006 to 2008


Environmental Management Services, Inc.



Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant


He provided environmental compliance, industrial hygiene and occupational safety services to a diverse client base, including electronics, governmental, commercial, biotechnology, life sciences, healthcare and light, heavy and medium manufacturers.

2001 to 2006


Wellstat Biologics




Environmental, Health and Safety Manager


He developed and managed all environmental, health and safety programs/initiatives for two biopharmaceutical companies engaged in clinical manufacturing and drug discovery. Responsibilities included state and federal permitting, training, and day-to-day management of occupational health, laboratory/manufacturing safety, and chemical and biological safety programs

1995 to 2000


The Gillette Company


Occupational Hygiene


Occuapational Hygiene and Safety Manager


Provided industrial hygiene and safety services to 55+ Company facilities involved in the manufacturing and research and development of consumer products. Responsibilities included program auditing, industrial hygiene exposure assessments, indoor air quality, and ergonomics assessments/improvements.

1992 to 1995


Naval Surface Weapons Center, Indian Head



Senior Industrial Hygienist


Coordinated a comprehensive industrial hygiene program for a diverse workforce consisting of 3500+ employees involved in the research, development, testing and manufacturing of solid/liquid rocket propellant, rocket motors, and energetic and explosive devices/materials.

1987 to 1992


University of Maryland


Environmental Safety


Industrial Hygienist


Delivered comprehensive industrial hygiene, biological safety, environmental compliance and occupational safety services to a diverse research and educational institution. Coordinated/supported Campus asbestos, lead-based paint, chemical hygiene and indoor air quality activities.

Career Accomplishments:

American Industrial Hygiene Association. American Society of Safety Engineers.


Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published or co-authored six publications in trade journals or textbooks addressing confined space entry, environmental, health and safety auditing, and solvents and industrial hygiene.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - CCH Incorporated  
 - Waterworld Digest  
 - Industrial Hygiene and Safety News  
 - American Type Culture Collection Quarterly Newsletter  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2006 to   Library of Congress   Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant   He provides industrial hygiene and safety support services to the national audio-visual conservation center and headquarters safety command.
2008 to   Department of Labor   Project Coordinator   He coordinates safety program review contract for the Department of Labor Job Corps Training Centers.
2005 to 2005   U.S. Customs   Industrial Hygiene Consultant   He conducted noise and lead exposure assessments at the U.S. Customs Canine Training Enforcement Center in Front Royal, Virginia.
1992 to 1995   Department of Navy   Employee   He provided industrial hygiene services to the Navy's Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Maryland.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has developed and implemented an industrial hygiene exposure assessment plan for a DOD contractor for a variety of occupational health stressors, including lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, paint solvents, and noise.
  • Expert conducted a health hazard assessment for a university in response to a claim by an employee that a cancer-related illness was caused by exposure to an occupational health stressor in her work environment.
  • Expert conducted an environmental, health and safety audit for a Fortune 100 consumer products manufacturer. The audit identified potential risks and provided correction action alternatives designed to to limit those risks.
  • Expert has managed accident investigation and worker compensation programs for a number of employers and clients. Responsibilites and services include investigating accidents and injuries to determine root cause(s), developing action plans to minimize accidents/injuries or to correct workplace hazards, and interfacing with workers compensation insurance providers on specific cases.
  • Expert has conducted risk assessments for a variety of workplace hazards, including mechanical, chemical, biological, and physical hazards. Examples include infectious materials, viruses, moving machinery, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, and chemical use. In conjuction with thes risk assessment, he has evaluated the effectiveness of engineering, work practice and personal protective equipment controls. Examples include local exhaust ventilation, chemical fume hoods, respiratory protection, skin and eye protection and machine guarding.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Wilcox vs. FOLA Coal Company, Cabell County, WV. Toxic Tort Case. Consultant was retained by counsel for the defense, Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC.

Airpax, Frederick, Maryland, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Complaint. Consultant was retained by employer and worked with defendant's outside counsel, Justin Eller of Miles & Stockbridge to successfully resolve the complaint.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Sick building syndrome expert for consulting on SIck Building Syndrome.
  • Odor expert for identifying smell in RV, suspected formaldehyde.
  • Expert for consulting on indoor air testing.
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
1995 to 2000   Latin America   Conducted industrial hygiene and occupational safety audits of consumer manufacturing facilities and provided in-plant consultation.
1995 to 2000   Western Europe   Conducted industrial hygiene and occupational safety audits of consumer manufacturing facilities and provided in-plant consultation.
1995 to 2000   Southeast Asia   Conducted industrial hygiene and occupational safety audits of consumer manufacturing facilities and provided in-plant consultation.

Additional Skills and Services:

Routinely develop and deliver a variety of environmental, health and safety training courses, including hazardous waste management, industrial hygiene assessments, respiratory protection, lead-based paint and asbestos hazard awareness, hazard communication/chemical safety, confined space entry and lockout/tagout.


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