Aaron Chen is currently senior project manager for Environmental Profiles, with over 27 years in OH&S and Stewardship roles. His expertise is product stewardship, developing business models for stewardship, establishing good operating practices to comply with ReaCH and GHS and industrial hygiene consulting. He has an MPH in occ. health and safety management from Tulane University and a BA in biological sciences from the University of Delaware. Mr. Chen is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). He is on the AIHA Technical Committees of Stewardship and Sustainability and Practice Standards and Guidelines. He was communications director, President and Past President of the Delaware AIHA Local Section. Mr Chen has published articles on ethics and product stewardship.
Lieutenant Eastlake, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps,currently works as an Industrial Hygienist in the Nanotechnology Research Center at NIOSH. She is a registered Environmental Health Specialist. LT Eastlake received a BS in Natural Resources and Allied Medicine from the Ohio State University and her MS in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Cincinnati. She has conducted site visits to nanomaterial producing facilities to gain an understanding of the processes, tasks, possible exposures, and controls that are being used.
Alan Rossner, PhD, CIH is currently the Associate Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment and Director of two undergraduate programs: Environmental Health Science (Industrial Hygiene) and Environmental Science and Policy at Clarkson University. Dr. Rossner received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Clarkson University, Masters of Science in Environmental Health from the University of Washington, and PhD in Occupational Health from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He began his industrial hygiene professional career with the State of Oregon OSHA program, then 5 years with the Boeing Company, and then moved into an industrial hygiene consulting position in Seattle, Washington. In 1995, he moved to his current position at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY where he conducts research in human exposure assessment to hazardous chemicals and agents. He is member of the AIHA Risk assessment Committee, a Fellow of AIHA and currently serves on the ACGIH Board of Directors. In 2015 he was awarded the Distinguish Teaching award at Clarkson University.
Alden G. Strealy
Andrew D. Perkins
Mr. Perkins has worked in the Occupational Safety and Health field since 1999 and is currently Corporate, Senior Industrial Hygienist at Alabama Power a Southern Company. Andrew holds a BS in Computer Information Systems and a MS in Occupational Safety and Health/Industrial Hygiene from Murray State University in Murray Kentucky. He has earned the professional credentials of Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC). Mr. Perkins is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s, Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and Computer Applications Subcommittee. In his current role he provides Industrial Hygiene services to Alabama Power and Southern Company’s electrical generation, transmission, distribution and supporting organizations. He was previously employed with Briggs and Stratton in Murray, KY from 1999 to 2004 and Vulcan Materials Company located in Birmingham, AL from 2004 to 2013. His work has allowed him to have responsibility for company-wide quality and effectiveness of Safety and Health/Industrial Hygiene work being provided at over 700 locations in more than 30 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, the Bahamas and Mexico for companies with up to 27,000 employees.
Dr. Andrew Maier is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Industrial Hygiene at the University of Cincinnati (UC). He serves as Director of the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center. He is also Co-Director of the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment Center at UC. His work includes developing and applying methods for health risk assessment for acute and chronic occupational and community exposures. He is the past Chair of the AIHA WEEL committee and a Toxicology Fellow with NIOSH. He has extensive experience in occupational toxicology as well as experience as a field IH in the petrochemical industry. He has given numerous presentations and course lectures at prior conferences and other professional scientific meetings. He holds a Doctorate in toxicology from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s degree in industrial health from the University of Michigan. He is certified in both industrial hygiene (CIH) and toxicology (DABT).
Dr. Andrey Korchevskiy is currently the director of research and development at C&IH . He has a PhD in both applied mathematics and biology. He provides innovative biostatistics and mathematical modeling in support of C&IH risk assessment projects. Dr. Korchevskiy has numerous scientific publications (books and articles) published around the world in the fields of industrial hygiene, epidemiology, and environmental health and safety. His areas of expertise include risk assessment and risk management; environmental investigation and mathematical modeling of health impacts on local populations; asbestos exposure and risk assessment; and demographic modeling. He has successfully prepared numerous client worksites for certification in EMS and OHS management systems in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 standards. Dr. Korchevskiy has served as advisory expert and vice-chairman of the Environmental Action Plan for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (OECD, Paris), and as a member of the Sustainable Development Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Dr. Korchevskiy is currently serving as Chairman of the International Task Force for Children’s Environmental Health. He is also a recipient of the AIHA® Outstanding Project Team Award.
Ann Thompson has a Ph.D. and M.S. in environmental health sciences from the University of Minnesota and over twenty years of experience in hazard communication and other aspects of regulatory and applied toxicology. She is presently a Technical Manager within the Corporate Medical Department of the 3M Company. Her responsibilities include the management of 3M’s Corporate Emergency Medical Hotline and Product EHS training. She led the development of the business processes for authoring OSHA HazCom 2012 and REACH-compliant Safety Data Sheets and completing GHS and CLP classifications. Ms. Thompson has also provided toxicology support to a number of 3M’s industrial, health care and consumer product divisions. She is active in a number of professional societies and trade organizations including the Alliance for Consumer Education’s (ACE) Inhalant Abuse Operations Team(serving as Chair); the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA); the Northland Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (NL-SOT) and is Vice President of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC).
Anthony S. Panepinto
Anthony Panepinto is a Board Certified Industrial Hygienist. Anthony is currently the Associate Director for Health, Safety, and Environmental affairs at Procter & Gamble (P&G). Anthony’s responsibilities include HS&E support for new technology development, the industrial hygiene competency, and for chemical stewardship. His expert practice areas include risk assessment, respiratory and particle toxicology as well as owning the prevention programs for occupational allergy and asthma at P&G. Anthony has a master’s degree in industrial hygiene and a doctorate in legal studies and is a 23 year employee of Procter & Gamble. Anthony is a member of AIHA, ACGIH, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES).
Benjamin Heckman is the Principal of RHP Risk Management, Inc. He is responsible for managing office operations, client relations, and business development in the areas of industrial hygiene, environment, health and safety consulting. Mr. Heckman provides project management and technical services for government, construction, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, and commercial industrial hygiene related projects. He has conducted exposure assessments, indoor air quality investigations, exposure simulations, historical exposure reconstructions, modeling, statistical analysis, literature searches and litigation support related to asbestos, silica, solvents, volatile organic compounds, welding fumes, and other environmental contaminants. He also provides technical reviews/assistance in the development of process safety and risk management prevention programs in a variety of industries and jurisdictions. He is a CIH and is certified as a California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) certified asbestos consultant (CAC). His received his BS in both biology and environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz. He received an MPH in industrial hygiene from the University of Michigan.
Benjamin L. Chandler
Benjamin Chandler, M.S., CIH, is a board certified industrial hygienist with over 15 years of experience in the environmental, health, safety, and emergency response fields. Mr. Chandler is a Senior IH consultant for GHD Services, Inc. (GHD) responsible for planning, conducting, and reporting the results of exposure assessment projects for private and public sector clients. He serves as a project manager for GHD’s North America emergency response program. In this role, Mr. Chandler has responded to numerous facility fires, chemical releases, train derailments, pipeline events, and other emergencies to provide IH support to responding personnel, surrounding communities, and other potential receptors. He has served as the on-site H/S Coordinator during emergency responses and developed site specific HASPs in compliance with OSHA standards and the applicable environmental regulations. Mr. Chandler has implemented site specific air monitoring/sampling work plans designed to characterize emergency response chemical exposures and interpreted the results of exposure monitoring assessments. He has functioned as the liaison between industry representatives and/or incident command and government regulators during the response phases of emergency events and satisfied the reporting requirements established by local, state, and federal government environmental agencies.
Bernard L. Fontaine
Bernard Fontaine has over 38 years of professional and business experience in regulatory compliance, insurance, national defense, environmental services, and consulting. His leadership skills have provided cost-effective solutions for public and private sector clients in areas of industrial hygiene, risk management, loss control and worker compensation claims, safety system management, occupational and public health, process and product safety, ergonomics and human factors, indoor air quality, and emergency response and training. Mr. Fontaine obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Northeastern University and completed his clinical internship at Brigham Hospital for Women in Boston. He received his Master of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Fontaine is currently Managing Partner of The Windsor Consulting Group, Inc., and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, and AIHA Fellow.
Bharti Ujjani is is the Director of Compliance Services for the Metro New York offices of AECOM. She has the management and technical responsibility for various environmental, industrial hygiene, and safety compliance services. She has over twenty five years of experience in managing all aspects of environment, health and safety services for various clients in the educational, institutional, manufacturing, chemical, military, commercial, healthcare, and aerospace fields. Ms. Ujjani has served in an expert capacity on numerous cases involving environmental health and safety issues. Ms. Ujjani has been involved in vapor intrusion investigations at various sites, including, contaminated industrial sites, dry cleaners, strip malls, gasoline stations, brownfields, school sites and other commercial developments. These projects included, site characterization, conceptual site model, vapor intrusion investigation workplan development, sub-slab, indoor and outdoor vapor/air sampling, data evaluation, and agency reporting. She has designed active and passive sub-slab depressurization systems for existing buildings and new construction and performed post remediation monitoring and reporting. Ms. Ujjani holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene. She is a past chair and a current member of the AIHA environmental Issues committee and is a member of the AIHA Healthcare Working Group.
Bill Adams is a Board-Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) in Health and Safety, and a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Person (AP) with more than 30 years of experience in industrial hygiene and safety. Bill has a B.S. in biology from Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to Safex, Bill held several industrial hygiene and safety positions. His experience includes Regional Health and Safety Manager for Ensearch Environmental (EBASCO), Industrial Hygienist with ERM-Midwest, Health and Safety Supervisor with Ross Laboratories (Division of Abbott Laboratories), Industrial Hygienist with the Industrial Commission of Ohio, Division of Safety and Hygiene, and Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer with the Kentucky Department of Labor. Bill has extensive industrial hygiene and safety experience. During the past couple of years, he has designed, implemented and maintained a comprehensive exposure assessment management system for multiple sites of a major steel company. The management systems have been noted as excellent during OSHA VPP audits. Bill has assisted manufacturing facilities in the design and implementation of health and safety management system programs, including self-directed work teams. Bill designed and implemented a comprehensive inhalation exposure assessment program for a manufacturer with more than 5,000 raw materials. He also has developed a comprehensive microbiological bacteria management plan (including Legionella) for an automobile manufacturer and a health care facility. During the past 20 years he has been the technical manager on more than 2,000 industrial hygiene monitoring projects. Bill has investigated more than 300 mold contaminated buildings and written dozens of mold remediation work plans. Bill regularly conducts industrial hygiene and safety audits. His auditing experience includes a Marine training facility, a phenolic resin manufacturer, a livestock feed manufacturer, a property management company, an adhesive manufacturer, a coffee manufacturer, multiple food processing and distribution facilities and a metals manufacturing facility. Bill develops and presents health and safety training; including supervisor training, confined space entry, lockout/tagout, laser safety, hazardous waste and emergency response, incident command, respiratory protection and OSHA recordkeeping, attended by more than 5,000 participants. He was the lead instructor for the “Respirator Fit Testing” course for the Ohio Division of Safety and Hygiene for 12 years. He has been the lead instructor for the “Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene” and “Beyond the Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene” courses for the AIHA for the past 15 years. Bill is a member of the ASSE, AIHA, BEAC and AAIH. Bill is one of the founding members of the Central Ohio AIHA and has served as the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Director for that group. Bill was a past Chair for the Industrial Hygiene Session of the All- Ohio Safety and Health Congress and Exhibit, and has served as a judge for the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio Safety Recognition Program. In 2003, Bill was awarded the “Industrial Hygiene Award of Excellence” by the Central Ohio Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Bill received the honor of Distinguished Fellow by the AIHA in 2014 for his contributions to the industrial hygiene profession. Bill has presented numerous technical presentations at the AIHce; including: “Noise Exposures to Powder Actuated Tools” in 2007; “Charting a Course to Control Waterborne Microbes” in 2003; "Developing a User-Friendly Hazard Assessment Database" in 1999; "The Changing Role of the Industrial Hygiene Consultant" in 1997; "A Comprehensive, Performance-Based Training Program for Site Health and Safety Officers" in 1995. Bill presented “The Industrial Hygiene Path to VPP” at AIHce in 2011 and “A Practical Approach to Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessments in an Academic Environment” at the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo in 2013. His most recent roundtable “The Power of an IH Employee Involvement Team: Creating a H&S Culture” was well received at AIHce2014. Most recently, Bill presented Exposure Assessment training at APOSHO29.
Bill Beadie, CIH, is the Principal Industrial Hygienist at Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc., an interdisciplinary environmental, health and safety consulting firm. With over 20 years of experience as a consultant, his primary practice areas are exposure assessment, risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. He is an active member and past chair of the AIHA Risk Assessment Committee. Mr. Beadie is particularly interested in exploring the relationships between traditional industrial hygiene and other areas of practice.
Dr. Billy Bullock, DHSc, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, holds a Doctorate in Health Science from Nova Southeastern University, a MSPH in Industrial Hygiene from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and a BS in Physical Geography/Geology from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Bullock is currently the Director of Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Testing for CSX Transportation. His previous positions include Global Manager of Health & Safety for the Arizona Chemical and Sr. Process Industrial Hygienist for International Paper. In addition, Dr. Bullock holds adjunct appointments at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health; Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Columbia Southern University; and the University of West Florida’s School of Public Health. He is both a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Safety Professional, and an AIHA Fellow.
Dr. Bradley Erskine is a Professional Geologist with over 28 years of experience in the field of asbestos in building materials and the occurrence of chrysotile and amphibole particles in their natural environment (NOA). He holds an undergraduate degree in geology from UCLA, and a doctorate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in geology (specialty in metamorphic petrology and mineralogy). Dr. Erskine was the founder and president of a consulting asbestos testing laboratory, and has conducted NOA investigations and response actions for school districts, surface mines, developers, railroads, and public transportation agencies. He is an expert at mapping and petrographic analysis of geological formations where rocks have a potential for the occurrence of fibrous minerals. In cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, he is currently publishing a series of geological maps in Southern California, including the Asbestos Mountain quadrangle located in the Santa Rosa Mountains above Palm Springs. Dr. Erskine is currently is managing a $30M asbestos monitoring and compliance program at the largest construction project involving NOA ever undertaken (Calaveras Dam Replacement Project in Northern California).
Brian G. Shelton
During his career with PathCon, Brian Shelton, MPH, has directed numerous high-profile investigations, including those involving Legionnaires’ disease, Norovirus and Anthrax. In his work with Legionella bacteria, Shelton was the first to show an association between Legionella concentrations and risk of disease in cooling towers. The company’s hazard criteria guidelines for Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks has been adopted by OSHA as its standard; as well, his interpretive criteria is the basis for many other health agencies’ guidelines around the world. Shelton was also the first to link a decorative fountain to a Legionnaires' disease outbreak. Mr. Shelton and PathCon played a vital role in the discovery of Anthrax-contaminated news media facilities in New York City and U.S. Postal facilities around the country after the 9-11 attacks. Shelton received his M.P.H. in epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta, and his B.Sc. degree in microbiology from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and has chaired its Indoor Environmental Quality Committee. Brian is co-editor of the 2015 AIHA guideline "Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems".
Dr. Kirchner, MD, MPH, is a board-certified occupational medicine physician and internist responsible for Procter & Gamble’s enzyme medical surveillance program. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He served 21 years in the United States Army and has over 20 years at Procter & Gamble. He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Bruce W. Case
Dr. Bruce Case is a pathologist and epidemiologist at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Following his residency in pathology at McGill University he obtained the Diploma in Occupational Hygiene at McGill, and worked as a post‐doctoral fellow and instructor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. For this work he was supported by a Fellowship in Occupational Health Research, Conseil de la Recherche en Santé du Québec . While at Mount Sinai he performed some of the first studies on asbestos‐mediated free radical release. On his return to McGill he joined with Corbett and Alison McDonald and Patrick Sébastien in the Dust Disease Research Unit: the focus of this group was the epidemiological study of diseases related to mineral fibre exposure using lung‐retained fibre in exposure assessment. In 1986 he received the National Health Scholarship of NHRDP (Canada) for his work in the field. In 1988 he moved to the University of Pittsburgh to become the Director of the United States Environmental Protection Agency Center for Environmental Epidemiology, through their co‐operative agreement with the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, where he was also Associate Professor of Epidemiology. He returned to McGill in 1992 and continues research, teaching, and clinical work there in pathology, epidemiology, occupational health and the McGill School of Environment. Dr. Case has participated in and given lectures to workshops, and provided peer reviews and advice for many national and international agencies and professional societies on the subject of the exposure assessment and health effects of mineral fibres, including NIOSH, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, through ATSDR), the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), NIEHS (USA), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Geological Society of America (GSA), the Collegium Ramazzini, and the Japanese Society of Occupational Medicine and Traumatology. He was a Director and Treasurer of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) from 2005‐ 2009. Dr. Case reviews publications for a wide variety of journals in general medicine, environmental and occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, and risk analysis, including The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, Risk Analysis, Environmental Research, Gastroenterology, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, Critical Reviews in Toxicology, the Annals of Occupational Hygiene, the Journal Of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention; Journal Of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology; American Journal of Industrial Medicine; and Occupational and Environmental Medicine (formerly the British Journal of Industrial Medicine). His peer‐reviewed research on asbestos and other mineral fibre and particle exposures and related diseases has been funded by American and Canadian public agencies including the Quebec and American Lung Associations, Fonds de Recherche Santé Québec (FRSQ), Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ), American Thoracic Society (USA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (USA), Medical Research Council of Canada / Canadian Institutes of Health Research (MRC/ CIHR) (Canada), the National Cancer Institute (of Canada) and NHRDP/ Department of Health and Welfare/Health Canada (Canada). He has published over 100 scientific papers, chapters and abstracts on the results of these research projects. He is an occasional consultant to North American Regulatory and other Agencies (e.g., EPA, ATSDR/ CDC. NIEHS), Workman’s Compensation boards in four Canadian provinces, to University investigators in other nations, to unions, to individual patients with asbestos‐related disease(s), and to attorneys representing plaintiffs and/or defendants in asbestos litigation. Outside of professional associations, Dr, Case is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Amnesty International, and the Sierra Club of Canada.
Carl Johnson is an Industrial Hygiene Specialist for 3M's Industrial Business Group. In this role, he works with 3M facilities, new acquisitions, product developers, and business leaders around the world to improve workplace and product health and safety. His primary research interests are in the areas of hearing conservation, industrial noise control, and chemical exposure assessment. He is the past chair of the AIHA Noise Committee. Mr. Johnson is an active member of both the Exposure Assessment Committee and the Student and Early Career Professionals Committee. In 2011, he was selected to participate in the AIHA® Future Leaders Institute. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Medical Ethics Institutional Review Board at the University of Minnesota. He obtained his BS in environmental science and chemistry, MS in industrial hygiene from the University of Minnesota, and is both a CIH and CSP.
Carter B. Ficklen
Carter Ficklen III, CIH, CSP is a graduate of Old Dominion University. He works as a Program Manager for Safety and Quality Assurance Alliance, Inc. at the NASA Langley Research Center where he manages contracts that provide safety, industrial hygiene, risk management, quality assurance, and construction management consulting services. He has served as a Special Government Employee in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. He has been very active in AIHA at the local and national level. He has served as chair of the AIHA Student and Early Career Professionals Committee, as president of the AIHA Tidewater Local Section, and as President of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation. In 2009, Ficklen was selected to for AIHA’s Kuznetz Award recognizing an IH under 40 who has provided for the highest standards of health and safety protection for employees, and shows promise of leadership in the profession.
Catherine E. Simmons
Catherine E. Simmons, CIH, FAIHA is the owner and Principal Consultant at Simmons Environmental & Occupational Health Solutions, Inc. Ms. Simmons is a Board Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) in both comprehensive industrial hygiene and indoor environmental quality practice. She graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in environmental health and has over 29 years of experience consulting on a wide variety of environmental health, occupational health and safety issues. Ms. Simmons’ experience includes working for local and state government agencies, private industry and consulting. Her work currently focuses on exposure reconstruction and modeling. She has served as an expert witness and testified in deposition and at trial. She is active on the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and is the Data Quality Project team leader. She has served as the Modeling Project team leader. She is a published author on industrial hygiene exposure assessments including modeling and exposure reconstruction. She is an editor of the AIHA Mathematical Models for Estimating Occupational Exposure to Chemicals, 2nd edition.
Chandra D. Gioiello
Chandra Gioiello has been working in the hazard communication area of industrial hygiene for over eight years. In her current position as senior consultant with Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc., she is responsible for authoring SDS & labels and assisting clients with their chemical regulatory needs. Ms. Gioiello has a master’s degree in industrial hygiene from the University of New Haven and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Her master’s research was in training techniques for the GHS, comparing human against computer-based training. Ms. Gioiello has been active in her local section of AIHA, and is on multiple committees for SCHC. She is a presenter and trainer on GHS at various meetings (local section AIHA, local section ASSE, SCHC national meeting).
Christine L. Loza
Christine Loza, PhD, is a Project Engineer in the Environmental Laboratory at 3M. She holds degrees in chemical engineering and has six years of experience in aerosol science. At 3M, she works on a wide variety of environmentally related projects and specializes in those involving the detection and characterization of aerosols and engineered nanoparticles.
Ms. Millner earned her BS degree in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas, and her MBA from Vanderbilt University. She is Manager of Quality Management with CTEH, Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, L.L.C., Little Rock, AR. In their petroleum forensic laboratory she gained experience with GC and GC/MS, method development and fingerprint analysis. She originated the data validation group and supervised it. She worked as assistant manager in the Toxicology and Emergency Response Program (TERP) where she specialized in data production and reporting. TERP experience included working with highly trained professionals responding to incidents utilizing the latest air sampling and safety technologies. With more than 11 years of experience she has worked on a vast number of projects including hazmat derailments, vapor intrusion investigations, chemical plant explosions, oil spills, remediation projects, IAQ investigations while with CTEH. Prior to working at CTEH she was a research scientist with Pfizer-Pharmacea and a research assistant at the University of Arkansas. She is a certified Hazwoper instructor and is a member of the following organizations: ACS, AIHA, Junior League of Little Rock, Arkansas Young Professionals Network and Second Baptist Church.
Dr. Dumas is the corporate medical director at Materion Brush, Inc. He is a board-certified occupational medicine specialist and a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. During his 20 year medical career, he served previously as occupational medical director for hospital based systems in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin; and held corporate medical director roles at Johnson Controls in Holland, MI, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Ann Arbor MI. In addition to his medical career, he also worked 7 years at Dow Chemical in Midland, MI, as a PhD research chemical engineer.
Corey W. Briggs
Corey Briggs is a senior manager at the ENVIRON International Corporation. The primary focus of his work is to assist clients with technical and management problems related to occupational health, industrial hygiene and potential employee workplace exposures, personal and equipment safety, process safety management, and occupational health and safety (OHS) regulatory compliance (OSHA, MSHA, International). He has provided technical consulting and training services to a wide variety of industries, as well as federal, provincial, state, and local agencies. With more than 33 years as an environmental, health, and safety (EHS) consultant, he has conducted and managed numerous assignments around the world. Mr. Briggs received his BS from the University of Rhode Island and an MSPH in environmental health sciences/industrial hygiene from the University of South Carolina. He is an assistant adjunct professor in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. He is a CIH and an NESHTA Certified Environmental Trainer. Mr. Briggs is an AIHA® Fellow and Past President of the New England Section of AIHA®.
Curtis Hintz is an industrial hygiene manager in Dow Chemical’s Industrial Hygiene Expertise Center (IHEC). He is currently located at Freeport, TX, Dow’s largest manufacturing complex, where he serves as the site’s focal point for industrial hygiene programs. Additional responsibilities include serving as Dow’s global technical focal point for personal protective equipment (PPE). Mr. Hintz holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
D. J. Grojean
Joe Grojean has 25 years of environmental, safety and health experience and currently is a Senior Industrial Hygienist at the University of Washington. His prior work experience includes Regional Safety Coordinator to the USEPA on their Region 10 Superfund and Emergency Response contract (START), HazMat Manager at Johnston Atoll chemical weapons depot, and HazMat Technician at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. His background includes years of safety training, TSDF management, and WMD responses and training. Mr. Grojean coauthored Chapter 7 on "Specialized Instruments" in the 2013 AIHA-published book Important Instrumentation and Methods for the Detection of Chemicals in the Field.
D. Wayne Berman
Dr. Wayne Berman earned his PhD in physical chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. He has more than 20 years experience in solving environmental problems for both government and private clients. Dr. Berman is a recognized expert in the measurement of asbestos in environmental media, the environmental fate and transport of asbestos, and the assessment of asbestos-related risks. He has published and presented extensively on these topics and served on several state and federal expert panels addressing asbestos. Dr. Berman was principal investigator on an EPA project to develop mutually-consistent methods for the determination of asbestos in environmental media and a companion protocol for assessing asbestos-related risks. His publications on asbestos risk assessment meta-analysis have gained worldwide recognition.
Dan L. Christensen
Mr. Christensen is both a CIH and CSP and is the industrial hygiene Director for the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH). Dan has served in previous roles as the global Industrial Hygienist and Shale division health and hygiene Specialist for the petroleum division of the world’s largest mineral extraction company. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health/Industrial Hygiene from Utah State University following a four month internship at a large copper mine in Arizona. Dan has applied his skills and knowl¬edge in surface and underground coal mining, offshore petroleum, onshore gas processing, and onshore shale oil/gas production, and open pit copper mining. Work experiences have taken him to South America, the Caribbean, Pakistan, the UK, Australia, various US locations including throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas shale fields. He has lead risk mitigation projects, developed HSE systems, facili¬tated incident investigations and implemented management systems and programs to maintain employee health and hygiene records. In addition to being dual board-certified in Industrial Hygiene and as a Safety Professional, Dan enjoys being a subject matter expert, public speaking, and giving presentations.
Daniel E. Arrieta
Daniel E. Arrieta earned his PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of California, Davis. He has worked at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as an Associate Service Fellow studying the effects of chemical allergens using a murine (mouse) model. At Chevron Phillips Chemical LP, he is a staff toxicologist. Mr. Arrieta manages and provides technical support to the Specialty Chemicals and Drilling Specialties business lines in matters related to chemical management programs (HPV, EHPV, OECD SIDS HPV) and global registrations (e.g. Australia, Canada, China, Europe, United States, and Offshore Drilling in The North Sea). He coordinates toxicity testing, and participates in various trade associations. Mr. Arrieta chairs the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Hydrocarbon Solvents Panel. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT®), member of the Society of Toxicology and American Industrial Hygiene Association, serves on the Workplace Environmental Exposure Level (WEEL) Committee, and co-authored a book chapter on hazard identification for beginners.
Mr. Hernandez has over 30 years of experience in the areas of environmental health and safety, hazardous materials management, industrial hygiene, toxicology, compliance program development and environmental risk assessment. He is published in peer reviewed scientific journals in the subject areas of Exposure Modeling/Risk Assessment and Tracer Gas Technology. As the NOA Construction Manager, Mr. Hernandez designed and implemented the Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) Compliance Program for the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project (CDRP). The program included development of employee/subcontractor training program, decontamination and hygiene program, air monitoring program and asbestos dust mitigation planning and permitting. In addition, Mr. Hernandez implemented emissions inventory measurement activities to evaluate construction operation emissions of NOA for purposes of risk assessment and risk-based perimeter concentration modeling.
David Downs has worked over 40 years in the environmental, health and safety profession in a variety of industries and responsibilities. After working for several companies (3M; PACE, Inc.; Control Data Corp.), he founded his own firm, EHS Management Partners. He provides program development and management services in the area of environmental health and safety for clients nationwide. Mr. Downs developed the workshop, “Creation, Measurement and Communication of EHS Business Value” in 2002 and has presented the workshop numerous times internationally. He has written a 10 article series based on the workshop concepts in the Synergist, published by the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
David M. Kichula
David S. Abrams
David S. Abrams, CIH, is a Past President of the AIHA Respirator Committee, a non-voting member of the ANSI Z88.2 Committee on Respiratory Protection, Past President of the Upper Midwest Local Section of the AIHA, Past President of the Northwest Chapter of the ASSE and currently serves as President of the AIHF. David is the president of ARS Environmental Health, Inc., an industrial hygiene consulting firm. He earned an MSPH in industrial hygiene from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and a B.Sc. from the University of Connecticut. Prior to consulting, he was an industrial hygienist at Olin Corporation and 3M Company and worked in IH equipment sales at the A.J. Abrams Co.
Dr. David Zalk is former President of the International Occupational Hygiene Association and currently serves as their envoy to the WHO. Leading numerous national and international committees over the last two decades, he is currently the Chair of the AIHA Exposure and Control Banding Committee. Dr. Zalk is an EHS Manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, an award-winning industrial hygienist, and remains active in developing innovative occupational risk management programs.
Dawn M. Bolstad-Johnson
Dawn Bolstad-Johnson is the Director of Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality for PHI Air Medical LLC. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of health and safety. She holds a Master of Public Health and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety Professional. Prior to joining the PHI Air Medical team, Ms. Bolstad-Johnson worked for the Phoenix Fire Department(Safety Section). At PFD, she completed the first published comprehensive study on Fire Fighter Exposures during Fire Overhaul. As a leader and contributor to safety awareness and innovation, she is the past chair of the AIHA Real Time Detection Systems Committee. Ms. Bolstad-Johnson is an often requested speaker for national safety organizations and an honored invitee to government safety committees. She shares her knowledge and field experience with students in the Graduate Program for Safety Science as an Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus. The American Industrial Hygiene Association presented Ms. Bolstad-Johnson in 2014 with a Fellow Award for her significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.
Denese A. Deeds
Denese Deeds is the Director of Chemical Regulatory Services at Industrial Health & Safety Consultants. She prepares SDS and other hazard communication documents, files international chemical registrations and assists companies with overall chemical regulatory compliance. Ms. Deeds has 40 years in the field and is certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene. Prior to co-founding IH&SC. she worked as an industrial hygienist for General Electric and Westinghouse. Ms. Deeds has served on various committees and local sections of the AIHA and is active in the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication, where she is a past-President and current Outreach Committee Co-Chair. Denese is a frequent presenter at SCHC, AIHA local section meetings and various trade associations on the topic of the GHS.
Dennis P. Driscoll
Dennis Driscoll is President and Principal Consultant of Associates in Acoustics, Inc. Besides directing the business administration of the company, his primary responsibilities include conducting engineering noise control surveys, data analysis, research, and recommendations for noise control. He conducts environmental and community noise surveys, as well as employee noise exposure assessments. Mr. Driscoll teaches noise control and hearing conservation training seminars, which are customized to the particular needs of the client or attendees. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Board Certified Noise Control Engineer. He is a past-president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), an AIHA® Fellow, past Chair of the AIHA® Noise Committee, and recently completed a five year term as a Council Member of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. Mr. Driscoll is one of the editors and lead author of several chapters in the AIHA® publication, The Noise Manual, 5th Edition.
Dianne Grote Adams
Dianne Grote Adams is a Board-Certified Industrial Hygienist, Board-Certified Safety Professional and Certified Professional Environmental Auditor in Health and Safety with more than 30 years of experience. Dianne has comprehensive environmental, safety and industrial hygiene experience. She has conducted audits, trained management and ES&H professionals and coached ES&H staff. During her career, she has conducted or supervised hundreds of industrial hygiene and indoor air quality surveys, written and reviewed compliance programs, and developed and presented more than 500 employee and management training courses, webinars and workshops. Dianne is active in the professional community. Dianne completed a three year term as a member of the AIHA Board of Directors in 2014; during that time she served on the Finance Committee and the Executive Development Committee. In 2013, she began a four year term on the Board of Cristo Rey Columbus. Dianne is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Academy of Industrial Hygiene (AAIH) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). She is also a member of the Ohio State University Environmental Health Science Advisory Board. Prior to her current volunteer activities, Dianne was on the advisory committee for the Ohio University Industrial Hygiene Program, the Otterbein Alumni Council, the AIHA Local Section Council, the AIHA PSTFII Task Force, the All-Ohio Safety Congress and the Central Ohio AIHA. Dianne received the Central Ohio Local Section of the AIHA "Outstanding Industrial Hygiene Award" in 1992 and the “Industrial Hygiene Award of Excellence” in 2003. She was named to the Business First "40 Under 40" Business Leaders in 1993. In 2002, she was a finalist for the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” and in 2005, she was one of five “Change Makers” to premiere in the June Columbus Business First Women in Business Supplement. In 2007, Dianne was the proud recipient of the Builders Exchange “Meg DeWerth Industry Impact Safety Award.” In 2010, Dianne received the “Ohio Keys to Success Award” sponsored by the Ohio Department of Development’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Division. In 2013, Safex received the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service. In 2014, Safex was awarded the Conway Family Business Center Community Engagement Award. Dianne is a finalist for the 2015 NAWBO Columbus Visionary Award.
Don Linville holds a Master of Science degree and has over 35 years of experience providing technical direction to both the private sector and government agencies regarding all aspects of health and hygiene. Don has served as an OSHA industrial hygiene compliance officer, an industrial hygiene consultant, the director of health and safety for an environmental remediation and hazardous materials response company, and an instructor for industrial hygiene courses through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center. He is a hazardous materials specialist, a railcar specialist, and a HAZMAT incident commander. He has participated in numerous HAZMAT and CBRNE responses, including anthrax, methyl trichlorosilane, bubonic plague, Sarin, VX, PETN, titanium tetrachloride, chlorine, methyl mercury, and anhydrous ammonia. Mr. Linville is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
Donald F. Groce
Donald F. Groce is Executive Vice President of Apollo Marketing. He is an analytical research chemist. Before joining Apollo Marketing he was a technical specialist at Showa Best Glove. Prior to his work in the Personal Protective Clothing Industry, he worked at CDC on environmental chemical toxicology studies that included Dioxin in the Agent Orange Study, PCBs and PBBs. He is a noted speaker and expert on a variety of occupational and workplace hazards, including latex allergies and chemical exposure-related illnesses. He is a part of the local Citizen's Meth Task Force and has served on the NFPA 1999 Technical Committee for Emergency Medical Services. He has also served as chairman of the AIHA® Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee.
Donna M. Ringo
Donna M. Ringo, CIH, is President of DMR and Associates, Incorporated in Louisville, Kentucky. She holds a BS in chemistry and an MSPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She began her career as a regional hygienist for Hercules Chemical Company. Moving to Louisville in 1984, she began the first woman owned Industrial Hygiene consulting firm in the region. She sold that company in 1991 to Orr Safety and is now operating DMR & Associates, Inc. Donna regularly speaks to college students about industrial hygiene as a profession. Her practice includes traditional field investigations, expert witnessing, and health and safety training. She served on the Advisory Board for the UAB School of Public Health for a number of years and has taught Professional Development Courses on Starting a Consulting Business for the American Industrial Hygiene Association. She has been a consultant for 24 years.
Dyron Hamlin, M.S., PE, is a Registered Professional Chemical Engineer with over 15 years’ experience conducting air monitoring, air dispersion modeling, environmental fate assessments, and other engineering analyses for emergency responses, transportation and industrial risk assessments, and litigation projects. Mr. Hamlin has responded to numerous major hazardous materials emergencies. He has performed dispersion modeling remotely for chemical releases and release prevention scenarios. Mr. Hamlin has served as an expert for litigation and as an expert in the chemical manufacturing and transportation sectors regarding matters related to chemical releases and Toxic Inhalation Hazards (TIHs). He has also been retained to evaluate, through field testing, new technologies in development-stage air monitoring equipment and the fate and transport of large-scale TIH releases.
Edward D. Hanna
Edward Hanna has over 16 years of experience providing corporate planning, program development and training, team building, auditing, and industrial hygiene exposure assessments to his clients. Currently, he is a Senior Risk Consultant in RCM&D’s Risk Consulting Division where he is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of clients’ risk management strategies and identifying opportunities for improvement. Prior to this position, Ed served as the Director of Client Services at Colden Corporation, a safety and industrial hygiene consulting firm. Mr. Hanna guided multidisciplinary teams in partnerships with clients to reduce risks, control costs, and maintain compliance. He also provided management consulting services for STAR Consultants with a specialization in integrating safety and health into corporate planning. His expertise varies across a range of industries, including education, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, research and development, healthcare, education, power generation, and warehouse distribution systems. He is a Board Certified Safety Professional and Certification in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH). Mr. Hanna received his BS in safety sciences from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MS in epidemiology from Temple University.
Elyce A. Biddle
Elyce Biddle served as a Senior Research Economist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for nearly 20 years and is now an Associate Professor of Safety Managment at West Virginia University. During her time at NIOSH, she held numerous leadership positions including the Coordinator of the NIOSH Economic Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Interventions at the Company Level Task Force. Her work continues to focus on economic cost models, increasing the use of workers’ compensation records for loss prevention, promoting Prevention-through-Design, and developing business case strategies and tools to demonstrate the value of safety and health in the workplace.
Eric Fallon has over 22 years in involvement and leadership in hearing conservation. Currently, he is a member of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) Course Director. In the U.S Army, he worked at every level of hearing conservation: program management of noise exposed personnel; an installation hearing conservation program manager; and the Program Manager, Army Hearing Program. He also served as a member of the DoD Hearing Conservation Working Group and sole audiology member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Fitness for Duty Working Group. He holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and a Master of Science degree from the University of Mississippi.
Erica J. Stewart
Erica J. Stewart, CIH, has almost 30 years’ experience in the Safety, Health and Environment field. In her current position at Kaiser Permanente, she is responsible for developing, organizing, and managing nationwide initiatives in collaboration with other Kaiser Permanente departments and consultants to ensure that building designs, medical devices and products incorporate measures that eliminate or control chemical, biological and physical hazards and that increase indoor environmental quality. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, she worked for industrial hygiene consultants assessing occupational exposure to various chemical and physical hazards. Specialties: sterilization and disinfection, Prevention through Design, sustainable/green building design, green chemistry/safer alternatives analysis, environmentally preferred purchasing, local exhaust ventilation, and laboratory chemical control. Erica is a contributing author of the 2015 AIHA guideline "Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems".
Fred Boelter, a Principal at RHP Risk Management, has over 40 years of experience in industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, and risk characterization and decision-making. Fred is also a Fellow of the AIHA and a recipient of the AIHA Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award and the Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award.
G. Scott Dotson
Scott Dotson, PhD, CIH, is a Health Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). His research efforts focus on the evaluation of occupational and environmental health hazards and the development of appropriate guidelines used to establish NIOSH policies, scientific-decision making strategies, and recommendations. Dr. Dotson routinely leads in-depth characterizations of the health risks of chemicals and development of scientific decision-making processes used to establish NIOSH policies. He has a Ph.D. in toxicology and risk assessment from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Dr. Gary Morris retired from the Navy after 20 years as an Industrial Hygiene Officer. Dr. Morris' final job in the Navy was as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy developing OSH policy for the Navy and Marine Corps. Dr. Morris is currently the Department Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Department at Murray State University.
George Liverman, M.S., CIH, CSP is a board certified industrial hygienist and safety professional with over 20 years’ experience in industrial hygiene, safety, and emergency response in the petrochemical and oil/gas industry. He has been involved with the Texas Chemical Council Industrial Health Committee for many years and has been the vice chair of this committee. He has managed a staff of industrial hygienists at one of the largest refineries in the U.S. He has interacted with numerous regulatory agencies during hazardous material releases and has coordinated and participated in air monitoring activities during numerous large hazardous material incidents.
George R. Gruetzmacher
Dr. George Gruetzmacher is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Wisconsin, a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He has a BS degree in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT, as well as MS and PhD degrees from the industrial engineering department at UW Madison. He’s a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). George has over 25 years of experience as an industrial hygienist, ergonomist, and engineer for the OSHA Onsite Consultation Program in Wisconsin (WisCon). In that capacity he conducts walk through safety and health surveys, industrial hygiene exposure assessments, process safety management assessments, and assists employers in developing and implementing health and safety programs. He also provides training including speeches, lectures, seminars and courses. In addition to his work for the WisCon program, he is an adjunct faculty member in the Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health at UW Whitewater. He is also a member of the Southeast Wisconsin Incident Management team.
Georgi I. Popov
Georgi Popov is an associate professor with the School of Environmental Physical and Applied Sciences, University of Central Missouri. He received a PhD in chemistry from the National Scientific Board and an M.S. in nuclear instrumentation – engineering physics from Defense University. Dr. Popov began his career in Cambodia serving as an EHS officer. Later, he worked for the Defense Research Institute in Bulgaria. Dr. Popov also worked as an air quality and lab director for Kingston Environmental Services, Inc. Dr. Popov is a Qualified Environmental Professional and a recipient of ASSE Global Safety Management Certificate and Risk Assessment Certificate. His research interests include industrial hygiene, safety management, risk assessment, PtD, air quality, alternative fuels, LEAN Six Sigma practices, and business aspects of Environmental, Health and Safety.
Dr. Gurumurthy Ramachandran is a Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. His research has included the development of robust occupational exposure assessment strategies for a variety of airborne contaminants, and he has written numerous scientific papers, reports, and articles in this area. His interests also include the use of novel Bayesian statistical methods that synthesize exposure models, monitoring data, probabilistic expert judgment, and occupational hygiene decision-making; and developing mathematical methods for exposure modeling and analyzing occupational measurements. Dr. Ramachandran has also been leading efforts to develop exposure assessment methods for nanoparticles and the use of expert judgment in risk assessment for nanomaterials, and nanotechnology policy in the areas of occupational health and nanomedicine. He has served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and on advisory committees for the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). He is serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; a master's degree in environmental engineering; and a Ph.D. in environmental sciences and engineering from the University of North Carolina.
Hung K. Cheung
Dr. Hung Cheung, MD, MPH, FAECOM, has participated as an expert in numerous environmental and toxicological investigations. As a former Maryland State Medical Director, he is a faculty member at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Medicine, he is nationally-recognized as an expert in Respiratory Environmental Medicine, Plant and Indoor Environmental Quality, Risk Communication and Medical Advisory Services. Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, he holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins and has a medical degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Cheung currently serves on the Advisory Panel for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Board of Directors for Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc. He is also the acting Course and Rotation Director for the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
J. D. Krause
J. David Krause, Ph.D., MSPH, CIH, is a senior toxicologist and an Associate of the firm who leads Geosyntec’s Building Health Sciences practice. Mr. Krause has more than 19 years of experience in public health and private sector consulting in the areas of occupational health, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, chemical emission testing, toxicology, and litigation support. He regularly consults with clients seeking to investigate and resolve chemical and biological exposure concerns in workplace and community environments. A Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), he specializes in the investigation and remediation of human health impacts from combustion products, various types of flame retardant, irritant chemical exposures, Legionnaires’ disease, and mold in buildings. He is co-editor of the 2015 AIHA guideline "Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems".
J. Kevin Wallace
Mr. Wallace is a Senior Industrial Hygienist with Exxon Mobil Corporation and holds a BS and MS in Occupational Safety and Health/Industrial Hygiene from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He holds the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certifications and has been working in professional practice in the safety and health field in various positions since 1997. Kevin is actively involved in both national and local sections of the American Industrial Hygiene association, having served as President of the Gulf Coast chapter and a member of two national volunteer groups (Exposure Assessment Strategies and Real Time Detection Systems), and is currently serving as Vice Chair for the Exposure Assessment Strategies. He works and lives in Houston, Texas.
James O. Rasmuson
James Rasmuson, CIH, DABT, and AIHA® Fellow, is the founder, CEO, and senior scientist at Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc. Since earning his PhD in analytical chemistry from Iowa State University, Dr. Rasmuson has worked in exposure and risk assessment, industrial hygiene, simulation testing, analytical chemistry, laboratory methods development, regulatory compliance, and quality assurance. His current areas of emphasis include the chemical action of toxic substances (chemical and physical agents) on the human body, the use of retrospective and other exposure assessment techniques, and human health risk assessment methodologies.
Jason R. Kunz
Jason Kunz is an Industrial Field Sales Representative for the 3M Personal Safety Division. Kunz recently earned his MS in industrial hygiene from the University of MN. Prior to working in sales, he was an internal consultant for 3 years to the 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene Group.
Jeffrey Cooper directs Bureau Veritas’ industrial hygiene analyses. He has spent the last 15 years in a technical management role, overseeing all aspects of his departments. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan. Mr. Cooper has expertise in many techniques including gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, inductively coupled plasma, and x-ray diffraction. He is currently involved with the analysis and recommendation for sampling of isocyanates.
Jim Cornish has over 25 years of experience in applying environmental instrumentation to a wide range of air, water and wastewater sampling and monitoring applications. He earned a BS in applied chemistry from Deakin University (Geelong, Australia). He has been a petroleum chemist for Esso Aust. Ltd and SANTOS. Since then he has specialized in applying FTIR spectroscopy to the measurement of toxic gases in the field. Mr. Cornish works with Gasmet Technologies and provides recommendations and support to a wide range of clients in the fields of occupational health, emergency response, chemical/semiconductor, GHG research and combustion emissions.
Dr. Joan Plisko is President of Plisko Sustainable Solutions, a woman-owned business that provides expertise and guidance in developing innovative strategies, implementing programs that optimize economic, environmental, and social performance, and appraising results related to environmental health, exposure assessment, and sustainability programs. Her knowledge includes toxics reduction, waste prevention and management, resource conservation, and population health and wellness. Previously, Dr. Plisko served as the Director of Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment where she provided education, technical assistance, networking, and recognition to hospitals and health care providers. Dr. Plisko has a Ph.D. in environmental systems engineering from Clemson University, an M.E. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in commerce and engineering from Drexel University. She serves on the Executive Board of NeighborSpace of Baltimore County and the Baltimore City Stormwater Advisory Council. Dr. Plisko was the founding chair of the Baltimore County Commission on Environmental Quality and started the first Maryland green energy buying collective for her community. She is a past recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 Award for Environmental Achievement as well as the Maryland Tawes Award for a Clean Environment.
Jodi L. Smith
John E. Snawder
Dr. John Snawder received his Ph.D. degree from Mississippi State University in 1990 and did post-doctoral work in the National Center for Toxicological Research. Currently he works at NIOSH as a research toxicologist. His research has focused on the role of metabolic variation on xenobiotic metabolism and the use of biological monitoring to measure exposure and effect. Dr. Snawder and his team coordinate biological monitoring for many NIOSH studies and are presently involved in biomonitoring studies for fuel handlers, upstream oil and gas workers and first responders.
John Martinelli is the Healthcare Practice Director for Forensic Analytical Consulting Services. Mr. Martinelli has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of Environmental Health and has provided comprehensive hazmat assessments, project design and management to clients including various medical centers, schools, retail/commercial properties, housing and various public agencies. He has extensive experience in training other professionals covering all aspects of hazardous materials abatement, exposure risk management, project management and design. Mr. Martinelli leads a team of CIH’s, MPH’s and PhD’s, has participated on numerous multi-disciplinary risk assessment teams, and has presented on a variety of healthcare topics to and at such regional and national associations and conferences as APIC, ASHE, AIHce, Healthcare Design Expo and numerous CSHE, APIC and AIHA Chapter events.
John R. Mulhausen, Ph.D., CIH, CSP, is the Director of the Corporate Safety and Industrial Hygiene for 3M Company. He has experience advising manufacturing and research facilities throughout the world on developing effective industrial hygiene programs. Mr. Mulhausen is an adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Minnesota. He has presented numerous courses and lectures on industrial hygiene, program management, exposure assessment, and industrial hygiene statistics. He is the 2002 recipient of the Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award presented by AIHA for significant contribution to industrial hygiene in recent years. He is a past chair of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and is one of the authors of the committee’s monograph A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures. He is also co -author of "Comprehensive Exposure Assessment", chapter 15 in The Occupational Environment - Its Evaluation and Control. Mr. Mulhausen received his Ph.D. in environmental health from the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the AIHA.
John P. Cikalo
John Cikalo has worked for The Dow Chemical Company for 34 years in a variety of industrial hygiene related positions and is currently a member of Dow’s Global Industrial Hygiene Expertise Center in Midland, Michigan. He serves as a technical expert for industrial hygiene practice in various Dow manufacturing locations and is the industrial hygiene focal point for Dow’s Polyurethanes and Automotive businesses. His responsibilities include the support of key elements of Dow’s corporate product stewardship program related to customers. John has a bachelor’s degree in honors biology from The University of Western Ontario, a bachelor’s degree in honors business administration from the University of Windsor and a master’s degree in occupational and environmental health from Wayne State University. He is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and registered by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists.
John P. Springston
Jack Springston, CIH, CSP, has over 26 years experience in industrial hygiene and occupational health. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with a sub-specialty certificate in Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Jack received a BS Degree in environmental science and biology from Long Island University/ Southampton College and an MS Degree in environmental and occupational health sciences from City University of New York/Hunter College. He is the current Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) Indoor Environmental Quality committee and is a past-Chair of their Biosafety and Environmental Microbiology committee. He is the 2001 recipient of AIHA’s Kusnetz Award for exhibiting high ethical standards and technical abilities, providing the highest standards of health and safety protection for employees and for showing promise of leadership in the industrial hygiene profession. In 2012 he was made a distinguished Fellow of AIHA. Jack is co-editor of the 2015 AIHA guideline "Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems".
Jonathan Klane, M.S.Ed., CIH, CSP, CHMM, CET, is the Assistant Director of Safety Programs for the Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. His responsibility is to elevate the safety culture for the six engineering schools, including labs, faculty and students. He has a master’s in adult education and is taking classes toward a PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology. He also owns Klane’s Education Information Training Hub, LLC, a consulting and training company. He has over 25 years of experience as a trainer, professor, and consultant. He was also a faculty member (1995-2012) at Thomas College in their Graduate Program teaching OHS, Risk Assessment and Management, Training, Wellness, Marketing, Organizational Theory and Behavior, and Conflict Management. He has made numerous presentations at national and regional conferences. He has authored a book, several textbook chapters, many articles, and on-line webinars on training, wellness, and health and safety topics.
Joselito S. Ignacio
Captain Ignacio is a U.S. Public Health Service Officer serving as the FEMA CBRNE Science Advisor within the FEMA Response Directorate. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS). Captain Ignacio earned a Master of Arts in Security Studies on Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA; a Master in Public Health from UCLA in 1991, and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with chemistry minor from Cal Poly Pomona. Captain Ignacio served as a U.S. Public Health Service Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard from 2000 to 2010. At the Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific, Captain Ignacio served as the Chief of Environmental Health Division from 2000-2005. In 2005, Captain Ignacio served as the Environmental Health Division staff officer at Coast Guard Headquarters, and in 2007, was assigned as the Division Chief and later, Acting Deputy Office Chief of Environmental Health and Safety for the U.S. Coast Guard. During his Coast Guard tour, Captain Ignacio was appointed Executive Assistant to Vice Admiral Vivien Crea, the Coast Guard's Vice Commandant, when she was appointed as the Pre-Designated National Principal Federal Official for Pandemic Influenza response. Captain Ignacio served in this capacity for three years. Captain Ignacio then served from June 2010 to December 2014 as Deputy Program Director for Chemical Defense within the Office of Health Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security since June 2010. Captain Ignacio served in the U.S. Army as a Medical Service Officer/Environmental Science Officer (ESO) from 1991 to 2000. Prior assignments included 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Polk, LA (which then BRAC transitioned to 2d Armored Division and moved to Fort Hood, TX); U.S. Army Medical Department Activity (USAMEDDAC) Fort Drum, NY (Serving as the Radiation Protection Officer); Johnston Atoll; and 227th Medical Detachment, Fort Lewis, WA. At this last Army assignment, Captain Ignacio served as the Commanding Officer from 1998-2000. Captain Ignacio attended the Officers Basic and Advance Courses at Fort Sam Houston, TX; and Combined Arms Staff Service School (CAS3) at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Joseph Cameron is a Board Certified Industrial Hygienist(CIH), experienced in evaluating potential human health impacts during hazardous material incidents. He specializes in the transportation, chemical, energy and disposal industries, and has evaluated numerous chemical-related incidents in the United States and Canada. His education and experience has provided the knowledge to quickly develop and implement monitoring and sampling programs to evaluate the hazards and make recommendations to eliminate or reduce potential human health impacts. Mr. Cameron also provides technical information on air monitoring equipment capabilities/limitations, generates air monitoring data summaries, and generates technical reports for regulatory use and public reporting.
Joseph D. Konschnik
Joe Konschnik represents RESTEK’s environmental and food & beverage market segments globally. He holds a B.S. degree in public health/environmental health from West Chester University. Joe spent 19 years of his career working for environmental laboratories before joining RESTEK. During his laboratory career, Mr. Konschnik gained experience in environmental sample collection, preparation and analysis performing EPA wet chemistry, metals, GC and GC/MS methods. He is an instructor for several of RESTEK’s technical seminars and has presented on a wide variety of topics globally for many years. He is an active member of ASTM, ACIL, TNI-NELAC, AIHA’s SLAC, and is the session chair and a steering committee member for the annual NEMC/EMS conference. He is also a board member of ACIL’s Independent Laboratory Institute and executive committee member of ACIL’s Environmental Science Section.
Joseph Rodricks is a founding Principal of ENVIRON, and an internationally recognized expert in toxicology and risk analysis. He has consulted for hundreds of manufacturers, government agencies and for the World Health Organization in the evaluation of health risks associated with human exposure to chemical substances of all types. Joseph came to consulting after a 15-year career as a scientist at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In his last four years at the FDA, he served as Associate Commissioner for Health Affairs. His experience extends from pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products and foods, to occupational chemicals and environmental contaminants. He has served on the National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, and on 30 boards and committees of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, including the committees that produced the seminal works Risk Assessment in the Federal Government: Managing the Process (1983), and Science and Decisions–Advancing Risk Assessment (2009). He has nearly 150 scientific publications and has received honorary awards from three professional societies for his contributions to toxicology and risk analysis. He is author of the widely-used text, Calculated Risks, now in its second edition, published by Cambridge University Press.
Julia Lippert specializes in environmental and occupational health with a doctorate from the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on non-ionizing radiation and laser safety, exposure modeling of occupational hazards, brownfield remediation, and community based participatory research in at-risk worker communities.
Julian Peto is currently the Cancer Research UK Chair of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has studied mathematics at Balliol College, Oxford and statistics at Imperial College, London. After various statistical posts, he joined the Cancer Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Unit in Oxford, and years later, was appointed chairman of the Section of Epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. Mr. Peto’s work on asbestos included the dose-response models for lung cancer and mesothelioma that are still used internationally, the first projection of future mesothelioma rates, and the MARS (Mesothelioma and Radical Surgery) Trial. He is now conducting case-control studies on asbestos lung burden and lifetime occupational history to predict future mesothelioma rates from current occupational and environmental asbestos exposure levels. His other work has included the genetics of breast cancer, clinical trials on various cancers, and epidemiological studies on occupational carcinogens, childhood cancers, oral contraceptives, breast cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer. He leads the VIDAL (Vitamin D and Longevity) Trial, which began recruitment in 2013.
Kathryn J. Nobrega is the EMEA Regional Health and Safety Manager for Symantec Corporation (Reading, United Kingdom). Ms Nobrega’s focus is to advance employee health and safety; promote workplace wellness; and steward social responsibility. For over 20 years, she has helped guide decision-makers to meet legal requirements and stakeholder expectations. Her specialties include management systems design and development; employee training and enablement; auditing; and laboratory health and safety. Currently, she works with senior leaders and employees to integrate health and safety into Symantec’s business throughout 35 countries. Previously, she consulted for ESIS, STC, EORM, Environ, and Arthur D. Little, working for a range of clients in industry, academia, and government. Ms. Nobrega holds a BS in zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University, with a concentration in occupational health management. She is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by ABIH.
Keith D. Robinson
Keith D. Robinson, P.E. is a Registered Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science Engineering Systems from the Colorado School of Mines. He has over 25 years’ experience in designing, modeling, analyzing, and optimizing systems.
Kim Merritt is a Certified Laser Safety Officer with several years of experience working with lasers at military installations. He is a current member and Past Chair of the Nonionizing Radiation Committee.
Kirsten holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Virginia Tech, an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Colorado and an MPH in Environmental Health with industrial hygiene emphasis from the University of South Carolina. She has 15 years of industrial hygiene and safety program management experience, primarily in the refining and petrochemical industries, and is currently taking a year off to travel the U.S. in her RV. She is both a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety Professional.
Langdon Dement, MS, AEP, GSP, is an EHS advisor with UL Workplace Health and Safety, focusing on industrial hygiene, ergonomics, patient handling and Job Hazard Analysis. He earned an MS in occupational safety and health with a specialization in industrial hygiene from Murray State University and a BS in biology from Harding University.
Larry Lee, CIH, is the founder and owner of Pacific Industrial Hygiene LLC. Mr. Lee’s expertise is in aspergillosis, and healthcare construction and infection prevention. He has presented on these topics at conference for several years, and for the ACGIH, the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Northwest Occupational Health Conference of the Puget Sound Section of the AIHA. Mr. Lee was a recipient of the Rochelle Cruz Award at AIHce 2006 for his presentation on Achieving Contractor Compliance with ICRA Requirements. He authored a chapter on “Healthcare Construction for Infection Prevention in Hospital Safety” (2nd ed.) and more recently co-authored an educational offering for ambulatory clinics entitled “Construction: Repair and Renovation” for APIC (in review). Healthcare construction and infection prevention is a passion that Mr. Lee is always willing to share.
Laura Hodson is Coordinator of NIOSH’s Nanotechnology Research Center, with oversight of over numerous research projects. She is a CIH and earned a BS in chemistry and environmental studies from Wright State University, and an MSPH in industrial hygiene from UNC– Chapel Hill. She has conducted site visits to nanomaterial producing facilities to gain an understanding of the processes, tasks, possible exposures, and controls that are being used, and is the document manager of several of the NIOSH nanotechnology guidance documents.
Lauralynn T. McKernan
CAPT Lauralynn Taylor McKernan is the Deputy Director for the Education and Information Division of NIOSH in Cincinnati, OH. She is an environmental health officer in the US Public Health Service, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and holds a Doctorate of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is leading the NIOSH effort on occupational exposure banding and has extensive field research experience including several emergency response applications.
Laurie Wells is a board-certified audiologist. She received her master’s degree from University of Arizona and her clinical doctorate degree from Salus University, School of Audiology. Laurie is a certified Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Component of a Hearing Conservation Program and has provided professional audiology reviews of hearing conservation programs to ensure effective protection from noise hazards to both employers and employees. This includes audiometric database analysis, assessment of hearing protection devices, and employee/employer education, worker’s compensation reviews, and employee noise exposure assessment for both hearing conservation and regulatory compliance. Laurie is the Chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). She has also taught numerous seminars, graduate audiology courses, and made frequent presentations at state and national conferences. Laurie is past-president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and has served on the NHCA board. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Colorado Academy of Audiology.
Lee M. Blum
Dr. Lee Blum has earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. He has worked in the field of bioanalytical toxicology testing bodily fluids and tissues for drugs, intoxicants, and chemical exposures in support of the forensic, clinical, occupational and environmental communities. Dr. Blum’s present position as Assistant Laboratory Director is with NMS Labs, Inc. He is a current member (and former chair) of the AIHA Biological Monitoring Committee and a member of the ACGIH BEI Committee. He also holds membership in such professional organizations as the American Association for Clinical Chemists, the Society of Forensic Toxicologists and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Toxicology Section.
Ms. Clements is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with 18 years of experience as an industrial hygiene consultant working in western Canada. In her capacity as an industrial hygiene consultant and project manager for Amec Foster Wheeler, Ms. Clements has assisted a wide variety of clients in the industrial, commercial, and government sectors to meet their regulatory requirements and to promote healthier workplaces. She has extensive knowledge and practical experience in developing exposure monitoring strategies, conducting hazard and risk assessments, interpreting exposure monitoring results using statistical methods, and evaluating exposure controls as well as developing exposure control plans. In addition, Ms. Clements has prepared job-specific safety analyses and safe work procedures, developed health and safety programs, conducted health and safety management system audits, and provided health and safety training on a wide range of topics. Ms. Clements is a former ENFORM certified health and safety management system auditor and previously served as the BC/Yukon Region Director for the Canadian Council of Occupational Hygienists for three years. She is a member of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
Lewis Johnson is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with the Lee Memorial Health System Epidemiology/Infection Prevention department. His responsibilities include designing and validating techniques used to manage patient exposure to aerosol contamination from construction, renovation and other dust generating activities, as well as IAQ surveillance, occupational exposure assessments, and waterborne pathogen assessments. Mr. Johnson has 20 years of experience in training contractors and project consultants in contamination control relating to asbestos, lead, and mold in buildings; as well as presentations to industrial hygienists, infection preventionists, and other professionals at annual and regional conferences. He is the author of two chapters in the Infection Prevention Manual for Construction and Renovation published by the Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as well as re-writing the Construction chapter of the APIC On-Line Text. Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Education from Bowling Green State University, and a Master of Science in Industrial Health from the University of Michigan.
Linda D. Dell
Linda Dell has more than 20 years of experience evaluating human health and exposure issues. An epidemiologist by training, she has designed and conducted applied epidemiological studies for private companies and industry consortia, with particular expertise in occupational and environmental health research, as well as exposure assessment and reconstruction for epidemiological analyses. Linda advises on chemical and consumer product safety and product stewardship, and provides strategic assistance and support on global chemicals management regulatory issues, with special emphasis on the European Union REACH and CLP regulations.
Lynn Woodbury has more than 15 years of broad-based technical experience in risk assessment, toxicology, and data management. She has extensive experience in both human health and ecological risk assessment at hazardous waste sites within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund program and for the National Park Service (NPS). She is regarded as an expert in the field of asbestos exposure assessment, data management, and risk characterization. Ms. Woodbury is currently providing ongoing technical input in the development and review of monitoring and mitigating methods to address naturally-occurring asbestos (NOA) on the Boulder City Bypass (BCB) project.
Mahdi H. Fahim is the Laboratory Safety Manager at North Carolina State University, Environmental Health and Safety Department. Mr. Fahim is an Industrial Hygienist, specializing in laboratory exhaust systems, local exhaust management, and chemical safety. He holds an MS degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Toledo. His master’s thesis was in ASHRAE 110 test method and fume hood performance modeling. He has presented several PDC, poster, and podium presentations at AIHce and other national conferences. He is an active member of the AIHA, AIHA Laboratory Safety Committee and has been involved in developing the ANSI/AIHA Z9.5 Standard for Laboratory Exhaust Ventilation.
Marc E. Kolanz
Marc Kolanz, CIH, is Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety for Materion Brush Inc. Mr. Kolanz received a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Health from Cleveland State University. He has over 36 years of experience in the field of industrial hygiene and over 32 years in the beryllium industry working to prevent occupational exposures to beryllium.
Marc J. Plisko
Marc Plisko provides technical consulting services to government agencies and commercial & industrial clients in the areas of industrial hygiene, safety & health, and environmental protection. Specific activities include industrial hygiene surveys and exposure assessments, facility audits, risk evaluations, and research for decision-making support, health and safety plans, indoor air quality evaluations, and protocol development for site auditing. Mr. Plisko also has expertise in assisting clients in the recycling industry, including those engaged in the recycling/recovery of resources such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ships, cars, paper, electronics, electrical transformers, and industrial solvents. He has developed inspection and sampling protocols for identification and remediation of PCB's and other regulated materials aboard vessels intended for scrapping and reefing. Mr. Plisko has developed inspection protocols under the IMO's Green Passport program, which was recently adopted by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
Mark Blake is currently a member of the MSA field sales organization and an MSA fall protection trainer. He began his career as a Health & Safety consultant at RMCI, where he conducted training for OSHA Compliance, Asbestos, and Lead Certification courses. At MSA, he has been a fall protection trainer, training director, and has designed and installed customized fall protection solutions for customers. Mr. Blake has over 20 years’ experience in fall protection health and safety.
Mark Rollins is a Partner at the Isosceles Group, an EH&S consultanting firm. Prior to Isosceles Group, he spent two decades as the corporate EHS Director for a Life Sciences company. He has a master’s in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts, and holds both the CIH and CSP certifications. Mr. Rollins has taught several AIHce PDCs, and presented at numerous podium sessions. He is a member of the AIHA Computer Applications Committee and the ANSI Z-9 Ventilation Standards Committee. Mr. Rollins was recognized as a Fellow of AIHA in 2014. A self-taught artist, he has been a contributing illustrator to four books and one ANSI standard. He is a science & technology writer for Red Orbit.com.
Mark R. Stenzel, CIH, FAIHA, is the founder and President of Exposure Assessment Applications, LLC, a company that specializes in exposure and risk assessments. He worked for 29 years in the chemical industry where he managed all aspects of a comprehensive industrial hygiene program. He is currently a co-investigator on the NIH/NIEHS GuLF STUDY working on the exposure assessment portion of the study. He was a contributing author to the AIHA A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures, 4rd edition; a contributing author and co-editor to the AIHA Guideline on Occupational Exposure Reconstruction; a contributing author to the AIHA Mathematical Models for Estimating Occupational Exposure to Chemicals; and a contributing author of Patty’s Industrial Hygiene, Volume 1, 6th Edition, Chapter 17 titled “Human Health Risk Assessment”. He is an active member of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategy and Occupational Epidemiology technical committees.
Dr. Martin Harper is Chief of the Exposure Assessment Branch in the Health Effects Laboratory Division of NIOSH in Morgantown, WV. He has degrees and diplomas in geology, environmental science, pollution control, analytical chemistry and occupational health. He is a CIH, a Fellow of the AIHA, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Megan L. Canright
Megan Canright, MPH, CIH, has a wide array of experience in the fields of Industrial Hygiene and Environmental, Health & Safety. As the Corporate Director of Scientific Operations with Forensic Analytical, she provides company-wide technical and operational direction and facilitates the internal Quality Assurance/Quality Control program. Her primary areas of expertise include occupational and environmental exposure assessment, indoor environmental quality, and the evaluation and control of waterborne pathogens in support of environmental infection control. Megan is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and is very active in the local San Diego and National chapters of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, serving as the Chair of the AIHA Risk Assessment Committee. She is a graduate of the 2011 AIHA Future Leaders Institute (FLI) and currently chairs the AIHA FLI Advisory Board.
LT Melissa Seaton is an environmental health officer in the US Public Health Service and has been with NIOSH for 3 years. She has focused her research on occupational exposure banding and emergency response applications. LT Seaton has been deployed three times for the CDC Ebola response including two deployments to West Africa. She holds a Master of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Michael A. Jayjock
Dr. Michael Jayjock is a Senior Analyst for The LifeLine Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of scientific tools for human exposure and risk assessment. He has been with LifeLine for seven years. Previous to LifeLine, he was a Senior Research and Environmental Health and Safety Fellow and Manager for Risk Assessment at the Rohm and Haas Company. Dr. Jayjock has an M.S. and Ph.D. from Drexel University in environmental engineering & science and is board certified (ABIH) in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene. His primary research interest includes the development of better-estimating and more cost-efficient human exposure models. He has been active in various committees of the EPA, International Society of Exposure Assessment, American Industrial Hygiene Association, the National Academy of Science and the European Union. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed publications and has served as an Editorial Board Member for the American Industrial Hygiene Journal. He has made numerous technical presentations and course presentations at the American Industrial Hygiene Conferences and other professional society meetings.
Dr. Michael Ellenbecker is Emeritus Professor of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Department of Work Environment, and Director of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Ellenbecker received degrees in engineering from the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin, and received his Doctor of Science in Environmental Health Sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Dr. Ellenbecker has led efforts to provide health and safety support to the University’s NSF-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), which is committed to developing nano-scale materials in a way that is environmentally-appropriate and safe for workers. He published several papers and made numerous presentations on nanoparticle EHS.
Michael Holton is a senior manager at Ramboll Environ US Corporation in Princeton, NJ. He has ten years’ experience in the environmental health and safety field and has worked in both the public and private sector. His work primarily focuses on assisting clients with the assessment, management, and control of occupational health risks. He has worked with clients on a variety of topics including regulatory compliance auditing, exposure assessment, ventilation system design, program development, and training. He received his BS in public health from Stockton University and a MS in Environmental Health from Harvard University. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Safety Professional, and a registered environmental health specialist in the state of New Jersey.
Michael J. Sullivan
Michael Sullivan, PhD, is a Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at California State University at Northridge (CSUN). He is a toxicologist, risk assessor and risk communicator. He applies his expertise to the evaluation of both environmental and occupational issues. His research and publications include drinking water contaminants, developing exposure assessments for unique exposure scenarios, and the perception of credible information sources of environmental and health information. Dr. Sullivan has over 25 years of experience working with local, state and federal regulators in the use of risk-based or health-based remedial actions for environmental or occupational problems. He has provided training to regulatory agencies world-wide in the areas of risk assessment, management and communication. At CSUN, Dr. Sullivan teaches courses which focus on toxicology, epidemiology, risk assessment, industrial hygiene, statistical-based environmental sampling and data interpretation, and business administration for the EH&S professional.
Michael S. Kent
Michael Kent, CIH, CSP, MS, is the Director of Industrial Hygiene and Safety Services for Materion Brush Inc. Mr. Kent received a Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University and a Master of Science in Industrial Health from the University of Michigan. His technical expertise includes fine aerosol characterization, epidemiology, intervention design for highly toxic dusts and ventilation design. He has 26 years of experience in the field of occupational health and is a published author of many articles on the exposure/disease relationships for beryllium.
Michael T. Berakis
Mike Berakis, CIH, MS, is the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety for Materion Brush Inc. He received a Bachelor’s of Science from West Liberty State College and a Master’s of Science in Occupational Health from West Virginia University. His technical expertise includes fine aerosol characterization, ambient environmental aerosol characterization, epidemiology, and exposure assessment strategies. He has seven years of research experience with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the field of occupational health and indoor air quality.
Michael Weeks is a Senior Client Service Consultant for Medgate providing implementation and consulting services. He has been working in the field of industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety for seventeen years both as a consultant specializing in expert services and in the power and integrated steel industries. In 2005, Michael was selected to participate in AIHA’s inaugural Future Leaders Institute, and he has been a member of the Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee for nine years. Michael is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and is also past chair of the Safety Committee of the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable, a group of major manufacturers along the southern shores of Lake Michigan. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health from Purdue University.
Mike Harris received an earned research Doctorate from Louisiana State University in 1979 and is President of Hamlin & Harris, Incorporated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2003, his book, Welding Health and Safety: A Field Guide for the OEHS Professional was selected as “Critic’s Choice” for best non-committee AIHA publication. His welding experience includes:
- Teaching aircraft welding at the US ARMY Transportation School
- Welding environmental test equipment for Ling Electronics
- Welding aircraft drop tanks at Royal Industries
- Welding pressure vessels for nuclear submarines at Aerojet General
Neil A. Feldscher
Neil Feldscher is the Chief, Environmental Health & Safety Programs for the Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. He is responsible for managing the EHS section for a $14B capital construction program and has recently led the development of an EHS (ISO 14001/ANSI Z-10) Management System. Formerly, as an attorney in the environmental group of the litigation department of a large law firm, he counseled clients on administrative, environmental, health, safety, and construction law matters. He is admitted to the practice of law in both New Jersey and New York. A CIH and CSP, Mr. Feldscher previously worked as an industrial hygiene, health and safety, and environmental consultant and expert witness. He is an AIHA Fellow and has written and lectured on the aspects of experts and their work in the legal arena, environmental law, ethics and personal liability issues. He served as an editor for the seventh edition of the New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook. Mr. Feldscher is the former chair of the AIHA Legal Issues Committee and ASSE Legal Branch.
Pamela R. Williams
Pamela Williams, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. She is also a Fellow with the non-profit organization Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA), and is a Principal and co-founder of E Risk Sciences, LLP, a scientific consulting firm. She previously served as a Senior Science and Science Policy Advisor in the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Williams specializes in assessing human exposures and health risks in environmental, community, and occupational settings. She has published numerous papers, book chapters, and abstracts on these topics. She has also taught graduate-level and continuing education courses related to risk assessment at the Colorado School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Society of Toxicology, and the American Industrial Hygiene Association. She is the current Chair of the Risk Assessment Committee of AIHA. Dr. Williams earned her Doctor of Science degree in Environmental Health and Health Policy & Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Patrick O’Shaughnessy, PhD, CIH, is a Professor at the University of Iowa's College of Public Health. He teaches courses in experimental statistics, environmental health, and air pollution control technology. He advises industrial hygiene students on a variety of research topics including nanoparticle exposure assessment, instrument comparisons, and plume dispersion modeling. Past research involved the comparison of aerosol exposures by work task in agricultural settings as well as the efficiency of respirators when used in high humidity workplaces. He has also directed a study funded by NIOSH to use enhanced techniques to determine nanoparticle toxicity, especially those that may result in exposures to workers in the nanotechnology industry.
Patrick Owens, MSPH, CIH, CSP, has worked in the petroleum refining industry providing general Industrial Hygiene support for 24 years. Currently he supports the Shell Martinez refinery as the Technical Safety Engineer. He has been a member of the local Northern California section of AIHA. Currently, he participates in the AIHA Oil and Gas Working Group and Real-time Gas and Vapor Detection committee. Within the RTGVD, he has participated in the development of the 4-Gas/PID Registry program. Outside of AIHA, he supports the Workplace Environment Exposure Limit (WEEL) committee, the local industry Community Awareness and Emergency Response IH Group, and represents Shell on the America Petroleum Institute Industrial Hygiene Task Force. He holds a BS in Industrial Technology from Southeastern Louisiana University and an MSPH from Tulane University. He is currently certified in Industrial Hygiene general practice and has the Safety Professional certification.
Paul Esposito is president of STAR Consultants, Inc. With over 35 years of technical experience, he has led HSE consulting organizations for more than 25 years. He has an MS in Health and Safety from Johns Hopkins University. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Recently, he was a vice president and practice leader of management systems and assessments for ESIS Inc. Mr. Esposito assists STAR customers worldwide in the implementation, delivery and assessment (audit) capabilities of EHS programs, including the development of strategic planning, leading metrics (to include risk-based metrics utilizing a balanced scorecard approach), organizational culture and management systems (to include VPP). He regularly provides senior and executive level consulting for management systems, risk assessments, strategic planning, cultural improvements and surveys and risk assessment for global (worldwide) customers, and presents on these topics at industry conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He regularly publishes in technical journals and presents at conferences and seminars nationally and internationally. He has consistently presented PDCs and sessions at AIHce on management systems, leading metrics and organizational strategies.
Paul Hewett, PhD, CIH, FAIHA, is the founder and President of Exposure Assessment Solutions, Inc. Previously, he worked for 25 years as an industrial hygienist for NIOSH, in the Division of Respirable Disease Studies, where he specialized in the measurement of pneumoconiosis producing dusts. Dr. Hewett received an MS in industrial hygiene from the University of Central Missouri, a PhD in industrial hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health, and is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on exposure assessment and statistics for industrial hygienists, as well as past chair of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and recipient of the Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award for his work applying Bayesian statistics to decision making in occupational exposure assessment.
Perry Logan is currently Manager, 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene. His previous experience includes industrial hygiene at complex chemical facilities, EHS consulting, hazardous waste management / operations, and emergency response. He helped integrate industrial hygiene into safety, environmental, business systems and programs through implementation of 3M’s comprehensive exposure assessment and management program (Control Banding). He has made numerous technical presentations on comprehensive exposure assessment, use of mathematical exposure models, surface and air sampling system technologies, and FTIR for industrial hygiene. He is a past instructor for many professional development courses (PDCs). Mr. Logan is a past chair of AIHA’s Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and a past chair of AIHA’s Gas and Vapor Detection Systems Committee. He has a BS in chemical engineering, MS in industrial hygiene and a PhD in environmental and occupational health from the University of Minnesota.
Pete Granholm is a Senior Program Manager for Apex Companies, LLC, Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Granholm leads the company Environmental Due Diligence and Industrial Hygiene services to various clients including commercial developers, law firms, commercial property managers, federal government agencies, and industrial clients. He manages a wide range of EHS projects throughout the United States. Mr. Granholm’s professional expertise includes managing All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) and Due Diligence Investigations for commercial and industrial property transactions, various state voluntary cleanup program (VCP) projects for properties with soil, groundwater, and soil gas contamination issues, indoor air quality (IAQ) and water damage/mold investigations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from George Mason University. He is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in the comprehensive practice of Industrial Hygiene, is a licensed Professional Geologist (P.G.) in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and a Registered Environmental Assessor in California.
Philip Smith Phil Smith is a member of the OSHA Health Response Team based at the Salt Lake Technical Center. He formerly served as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps, with 23 years experience as an industrial hygiene officer. He received a PhD degree from Utah State University. His last military assignment was Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has published numerous publications in the areas of chemical identification in complex mixtures, development of tools and methods for chemical detection, and application of those tools and methods to solve exposure assessment problems. Mr. Smith is board certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene and his primary research focus is on the use of fieldable detection and identification systems that are fast, small, and that provide high quality information, such as gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. He has served as the chair and is currently a member of the AIHA Real-Time Detection Systems Committee. He is the senior editor for the AIHA-published book Important Instrumentation and Methods for the Detection of Chemicals in the Field.
Raymond H. Johnson
Ray Johnson, MS, PSE, PE, FHPS, CHP, has over 50 years of experience managing radiation safety programs in government and industry. As Director of the Radiation Safety Academy he has trained Radiation Safety Officers since retiring as a US Public Health Service Commissioned Officer. He served as Chief of the Radiation Surveillance Branch of the USEPA headquarters. As a Certified Health Physicist, he has specialized in radiation instruments, interpretation of measurements, industrial x-rays and nuclear gauges, licensing, inspections, training, radon, NORM, and risk communication. He is a Past President and Fellow of the Health Physics Society and founder of the RSO Section. He is Past President and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Health Physics. He is a past Chair of the AIHA Ionizing Radiation Committee. He has graduate degrees from MIT and Harvard and has been an instructor and consultant for radiation safety at many universities, government agencies, and industrial facilities around the US and Canada. He has authored a multitude of book chapters, articles, professional papers, training manuals, technical reports, and presentations on radiation safety and risk communication.
Richard C. Gerlach
Dr. Richard Gerlach is Senior Director of Safety & Health at Cintas Corporation. He has 35 years of professional safety & health experience including positions at Halliburton NUS, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC and Cintas. He holds the following credentials: Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Professional EH&S Auditor. Dr. Gerlach is a former Chair and Current member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Management Committee. He is also the current Chair of the Textile Rental Services Association Safety Committee.
Rick D. Fulwiler
Dr. Richard D. Fulwiler is President of Transformational Leadership Associates. Prior to forming Transformational Leadership Associates, he had a 28 year career at Procter & Gamble retiring as their Global Director of Health & Safety where he was responsible for occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, safety, workers’ compensation and OSHA. Dr. Fulwiler is Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has a faculty appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health and is Co-Director for their Leadership & Management Course. Dr. Fulwiler has an international reputation, has published widely, and is a frequent speaker at conferences. He is listed as one of the two gurus in EHS Today’s 2015 list of the 50 most influential leaders in Environment Health & Safety.
Robert C. Adams
Robert Adams, CIH, CSP, is a Principal Consultant at ENVIRON International Corporation. He has over 30 years of experience in the environmental health, and safety (EHS) field in both the public and private sectors. He has managed a wide range of projects including occupational health and safety exposure assessments; preparation of health and safety plans for construction, health and safety program audits; emergency preparedness, managing multidisciplinary EHS teams in a crisis situation and development and presentation of OSHA compliance programs including programs for fall prevention. Mr. Adams has also presented safety training programs on scaffold and ladder safety to various audiences from construction crews to government inspectors, engineers and project managers.
Robert D. Strode
Robert Strode is a CIH with over 25 years of laboratory, field, and management experience and is the technical director of industrial hygiene services at Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc. His areas of expertise include classical industrial hygiene, IEQ, field and laboratory methods and analyses, and support for commercial building and multi-family housing management programs dealing with environmental agents such as mold, radon, asbestos and lead. He has conducted numerous air quality investigations related to occupational and environmental exposures and routinely performs exposure and risk assessments for chemical, physical, and biological hazards. His MS in microbiology provides particular expertise in the fungal/bacterial aspects in his IEQ work. He is a member of the AIHA® Biosafety and Environmental Microbiology Committee and is past president of the AIHA® Rocky Mountain Section. He has developed quality assurance programs, operations and maintenance programs, health and safety plans, and remediation and abatement design documents and project specifications. He has provided training in various subjects including OSHA and EPA training in hazardous waste, exposure and risk assessment, fungi, asbestos and lead, general industrial hygiene principles, and a CIH review course. He has authored and/or provided publications and presentations in the fields of chemistry, industrial hygiene, exposure assessment, and microbiology. Mr. Strode is also an AIHA® Fellow.
Robert Henderson is President of GfG Instrumentation, Inc., a leading supplier of portable and fixed gas detection, homeland security and indoor air quality monitoring products. For the last 25 years, Robert has worked both as manufacturer and distributor of safety and industrial hygiene related equipment used to monitor for toxic or flammable substances, noise monitoring instruments, sampling pumps, and products used to ensure the respiratory safety of emergency responders, industrial workers, and governmental personnel involved in WMD and Homeland Security response programs. He is past chairman and current member of both the AIHA® Gas and Vapor Detection Systems Technical Committee and the Confined Spaces Committee, as well as a Past Chair of the Instrument Products Group of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA). Robert has a BS in biology and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Robert N. Phalen, PhD, CIH, is an Associate Professor of Industrial Hygiene at the University of Houston—Clear Lake. Dr. Phalen received his doctoral degree in Industrial Hygiene from University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), a specialist dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of people at work and in their community. Dr. Phalen teaches industrial hygiene to undergraduate and graduate students. His primary areas of research include air quality, pesticides, personal protective equipment, and ergonomics.
Robert R. Roy
Dr. Robert Roy holds both an MS and PhD in environmental health (toxicology) from the University of Minnesota and is board-certified in toxicology. He is currently a Lead Toxicology Specialist in the Toxicology Assessment and Compliance Solutions section of the 3M Medical Department. He provides toxicology and regulatory toxicology support, on a global basis, to the 3M Consumer Health Care and the Skin and Wound Care Divisions. He is Chair of the 3M Exposure Guideline (OEL) Committee, provides in-house expertise on OEL development and human health risk/safety assessment and leads 3M’s efforts in the development of DNELs and DMELs for 3M REACH registrations. Dr. Roy is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in both the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the Toxicology Graduate Program at the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Toxicology (ABT), the TERA/OARS WEEL Committee and is a past-president of the Northland Chapter of the Society of Toxicology.
Ryan F. LeBouf
Dr. Ryan LeBouf is a Senior Service Fellow with the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Morgantown, WV. He received his doctorate in environmental science and engineering from Clarkson University. He holds an MSE in mechanical engineering focusing on nuclear and radiation engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He received a BS in industrial hygiene environmental toxicology from Clarkson University. His latest research is concentrated on VOC monitoring and analysis as well as characterization of electronic cigarette emissions.
Scott B. Strand
Scott Strand is a degreed Chemist and Certified Hazard Communication Professional with over 21 years of experience in environmental science consulting, safety, personnel management, global regulatory compliance, and training. Skills include environmental hazard, risk, and life cycle assessment; GHS and REACH compliance; hazardous waste management, OSHA safety programs, business process analysis, development, and implementation; project management; site assessment; hazard communication; emergency response; and review and application of global regulations for product compliance.
Sébastien Gagné is employed as scientific professional at Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail (IRSST) located in Montréal, Canada. He has expertise in the areas of analytical chemistry and toxicology and has worked for IRSST for more than five years. He is author and co-author of several scientific papers. He previously worked at Merck Frosst as a staff chemist in a drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic department. He is a member of the Society of Toxicology and the Society of Toxicology of Canada.
Shane S. Que Hee
Dr Shane Que Hee has a Ph.D. in chemistry & chemical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan(Canada). His thesis was on the environmental analytical chemistry of 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid. He became Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Environmental Health and Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA. He is also Distinguished Professor in the Institute of Environmental Health National Taiwan University. He has written a books about 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, biological monitoring, hazardous wastes, and numerous articles. He is currently the Director of the UCLA Industrial Hygiene Program. He has been Chair of the AIHA Biological Monitoring Committee, Chair of the Biological Environmental Exposure Committee, and a member of the Exposure Assessment Dermal Exposure Committee. He is also a member of the American College of Toxicology, the American Chemical Society, the American Public Health Association in addition to the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
Shari L. Solomon, Esq. president/founder of CleanHealth Environmental, LLC. CleanHealth provides infection prevention, industrial hygiene, and OSHA training services geared toward healthcare personnel, as well as the contractors, suppliers and vendors who serve the industry. Ms. Solomon possesses more than 16 years of environmental consulting and federal regulatory experience. An attorney by trade, combined with her experience in the industrial hygiene field with a focus on healthcare, she holds a unique expertise and understanding of liability prevention techniques, offering clients practical and valuable risk management solutions. Prior to launching CleanHealth, Ms. Solomon held the position as Director of Training with a full service industrial hygiene firm and was charged with the development and oversight of all training programs nationwide. She also conducted indoor air quality and infection control services including litigation support, operation and maintenance program development, infection control evaluations, and indoor air quality assessments. Ms. Solomon holds a B.A. degree from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America.
Sheree L. Gibson
Sheree L. Gibson is President of Ergonomics Applications, an industrial ergonomics consulting firm. Ms. Gibson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering in Applied Ergonomics, both from West Virginia University. A professional engineer and certified professional ergonomist, she has spent the last thirty-five years working in various positions in engineering and industrial ergonomics. Ms. Gibson is active in several professional societies including the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She is a past chair on the Ergonomics Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
Simon Aubin received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Université Laval (Québec City) and his master’s degree in analytical chemistry at McGill University (Montréal). He has worked on different air sampling and analysis projects involving the provincial public health division and the Canadian National Defence. At Biolab, a laboratory specializing in environmental analyses, he was the supervisor of the chemical analysis sector. At the Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), he is currently chemist in charge of volatile organic compounds and gravimetric analyses in the Laboratory Division and is involved in isocyanate sampling and analysis. He is also co-author in occupational hygiene research projects involving field and laboratory work.
Mr. Jahn has been a practicing industrial hygienist since 1980, and is currently a Technical Risk Specialist in the Business Operations unit of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC. Steven is a former manager of Industrial Hygiene at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. He has been actively engaged in the implementation of the Department of Energy 10 CFR 850 beryllium regulation, and has been involved with sampling and analytical issues around surface contamination characterizations in lead, asbestos, radiological, and beryllium contaminated environments. He was chair of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee in 2012 to 2013, and has been actively engaged in the promotion of the values in a comprehensive approach to Exposure Assessment since 1996, culminating in leadership for editing the 4th Edition of the AIHA Strategy Book in 2015. He received an MBA from Nova Southeastern University in 1999, and has been a CIH since 1990.
Steven K. Fess
Steven Fess CIH, CSP, has worked in the Safety and Industrial Hygiene field for 34 years and currently manages the environmental compliance and safety program for the Xerox Corporation AMAT Manufacturing organization. He has experience in R&D, Manufacturing, Logistics, Warehousing and Supply Chain Operations, and ISO 14001 registration and certification maintenance activities. He is also a Corporate Health and Safety Manager for KEMRON Environmental Services, Inc. Steve has taught numerous courses for the Builder’s Exchange of Rochester and for numerous safety consulting firms. He has authored articles on Fork Truck Safety, Wire Rope, Walking & Working Surfaces and NFPA 70E for the National Groundwater Association Journal. In 2007 he was selected to represent the AIHA at the NIOSH / NORA program hearings at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. Steve is a member of the AIHA Safety and Construction Committees (and is currently Co-Chair of the Construction Committee).
Su-Jung (Candace) Tsai
Co-primary instructor Dr. Su-Jung (Candace) Tsai is Senior Assistant Professor of Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Science, Colorado State University. She received her BS and MS in chemical engineering, and worked as a petrochemical plant process engineer for several years in Taiwan. At UMass Lowell she received her MS in management science (manufacturing) and her ScD in Occupational Hygiene and Cleaner Production. She is developing research relevant to the occupational and environmental exposure assessment, health risks and sustainable development associated with airborne contaminants, toxics substances, and nanotechnology. The objectives of this research are to probe and assess the OEHS issues that will have direct implications for the nanomanufacturing technologies. Results will help guide the overall development of a sustainable production system for nanomanufactured products and the protection to workers and general public. Dr. Tsai is a past Chair of the AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group. Dr. Tsai and Dr. Ellenbecker have co-authored a textbook titled Exposure Assessment and Safety Considerations for Working with Engineered Nanoparticles, published by Wiley in 2016.
Susan Arnold holds a Ph.D. from the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, UMN School of Public Health. Susan has been an active member of AIHA’s Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee for 20+ years and is a past chair of the EASC and the Modeling Subcommittee. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in toxicology from the University of Guelph, and an M.S . in occupational hygiene (MSOH) from the University of Ohio at Toledo. Susan is certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene. Her interests include occupational exposure and risk assessment, developing, evaluating and applying exposure models, and using novel Bayesian statistical methods incorporating model outputs to develop accurate qualitative (Bayesian prior) exposure judgments and improve professional judgment. Susan is also an AIHA Fellow.
Susan B. Reynolds
Susan B. Reynolds is a Senior Associate with Ramboll Environ’s Boston, Massachusetts office. For over 20 years, her specialties have included occupational exposure assessments, auditing, health and safety program implementation, and emergency preparedness and response. She has developed and presented training programs on a wide variety of EH&S topics, both regulatory and client-specified, and has provided consulting services to heavy and light manufacturers, universities, hospitals, municipalities, real estate/property management companies, and commercial properties. Ms. Reynolds’ most recent focus is the development health and safety program solutions for major corporations. Ms. Reynolds also provides internal health and safety support for Ramboll field operations staff. Previously, she was employed as an Industrial Hygiene and Safety Manager at a Semiconductor manufacturing facility. Ms. Reynolds holds a BS in Chemistry and Biology from Springfield College, and an MS in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the ABIH. Ms. Reynolds is a member and former chair of the Safety and Health Council of Northern New England’s Education Committee, and is an active member and presenter at OSHA Alliance Program Roundtables.
Susan E. Kotowski
Susan Kotowski is an Assistant Professor and also the director of the Gait and Movement Analysis Laboratory in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences. She earned a PhD in occupational safety and ergonomics from the University of Cincinnati and also holds an MS in industrial engineering,environmental and occupational hygiene. She has been involved with numerous ergonomic risk assessments in various environments including healthcare, offices/call centers, agriculture, manufacturing, and warehousing. She is active on committees at both the local and national levels of AIHA® and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She is also a Certified Professional Ergonomist.
Ted K. Madison
Ted Madison is an audiologist in Saint Paul, Minnesota, whose primary focus is hearing loss prevention. He provides technical support, education and training for hearing protection products. Ted is the Chair of the Publications Committee of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and is a CAOHC-certified course director at the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Minnesota. Ted is a Past-President of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), the recipient of the 2007 Michael Beall Threadgill Award for Outstanding Leadership & Service to NHCA and the winner of the 2002 NHCA Outstanding Lecture Award. He is also a member of the AIHA Noise Committee, and the ANSI S3 Committee on Bioacoustics.
Terri A. Pearce, Ph.D., is an OSHA Compliance Officer in the Oklahoma City area office. Dr. Pearce has worked in both the private and public sectors. Prior to her current position, she worked as a research scientist at NIOSH where she conducted research regarding real-time gas and particle detection, airborne disease transmission, and respirator performance and has several peer-reviewed publications in those areas. She is the current chairperson for the AIHA Real-time Detections Systems Committee and the Vice-President of the Oklahoma AIHA Local Section.
Thea Dunmire, JD, CIH, CSP is an environmental attorney and EHS professional who assists organizations with the implementation of integrated management systems. She specializes in helping organizations address complex legal requirements using a management system approach. Thea has actively participated in the development of several management system standards – including OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, ISO 19011 and ISO 45001. She is the current chair of ANSI Z1-Auditing Subcommittee leading efforts to develop auditing guidelines for the United States. In August 2015, she received an Outstanding Achievement in Standards Development award from the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC207 for “exceptional contribution in the development of ISO 14001:2015.”
Ted Knudson, CIH, MS, is the Director of Product Stewardship for Materion Brush Inc. Mr. Knudson received a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Resource Management from Penn State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Temple University. Mr. Knudson has over 34 years of experience in the areas of industrial hygiene, safety, and environmental management including 22 years in the beryllium industry.
Thomas C. Smith
Thomas C. Smith is the President and CEO of Exposure Control Technologies, Inc. (ECT). Mr. Smith is a leader in safety and energy management for research facilities. He founded ECTI to help research facilities provide safe, energy efficient and sustainable laboratory buildings. He holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and an MS degree in environmental engineering (industrial hygiene) from the University of North Carolina. Mr. Smith has served as Chair of ASHRAE TC9.10 Laboratory Systems, Chair of the ANSI/AIHA Z9 Standards for Ventilation and Health, and Vice Chair of ANSI/ASHRAE 110 Fume Hood Testing. He has participated in hundreds of laboratory ventilation projects and evaluated thousands of laboratory hood systems in research facilities throughout North America.
Thomas G. Bobick
Thomas G. Bobick, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CPE has worked in the safety and health research area for 45 years with the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Research Mining Engineer) and NIOSH (Research Safety Engineer). His current research focus is on the project that developed, lab tested, patented, and field evaluated the NIOSH Guardrail System (U.S. Patent No. 7,509, 702). Other fall-related research includes falls through skylights, through roof and floor holes, and evaluating frictional characteristics of residential roofing materials. His ergonomics-related topics include research relating to back injuries in the mining, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, and meat packing industries. He was also involved with developing and presenting training for NIOSH related to upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders. Dr. Bobick was honored as the CDC/NIOSH Civilian Engineer of the Year in 2013.
Thomas J. Martin
Thomas J. (Tom) Martin, CIH, CSP, is a Senior Safety Specialist at DTE Energy. His current assignment includes providing process and operational safety, construction safety, and IH support to DTE Energy's Power and Industrials (P&I) group, which operates numerous energy-related projects across the U.S. Prior to DTE, he worked for 22 years in managerial and consulting roles for three international consulting firms (Kemron Environmental, Growth Environmental, and Clayton Group Services; later Bureau Veritas). Tom's consulting experience has included major event investigations, OSHA litigation and expert witness testimony, safety and health process auditing, and numerous industrial hygiene-related assignments. He is a past-President of the AIHA ConsultSig Special Interest Group, and a current member of the AIHA Safety Committee. Tom co-delivered AIHce Professional Development Courses (PDCs) on Machine Safeguarding, which were awarded two "Top 10 PDC awards". He has a B.S. in occupational safety and health from Ferris State University, and is both a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety Professional.
Thomas M. Lloyd
Thomas Lloyd is a senior consultant of Associates in Acoustics, Inc. His primary responsibilities include conducting engineering noise control surveys, data analysis, research, and design of recommendations for noise control. In addition, he conducts environmental and community noise surveys, as well as employee noise exposure assessments for both hearing conservation and regulatory compliance. He also teaches noise control and hearing conservation training seminars, which are customized to the particular needs of the client or attendees.
Thomas M. Peters
Dr. Thomas Peters is a Professor at the University of Iowa, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health. He directs the Industrial Hygiene Program and teaches Control of Occupational Contaminants and Aerosol Technology. Dr. Peters holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Peters develops novel sampling methods that he then applies to understand and control aerosols in the workplace and the environment. He has developed a nanoparticle respiratory deposition sampler that collects nanoparticles with efficiency similar to that in the respiratory tract and a personal diffusion battery to assess exposures to submicrometer aerosols. He has developed methods to assess airborne engineered nanomaterials apart from background aerosols and developed passive sampling techniques to investigate the variability in composition of coarse particles in the atmosphere. Dr. Peters served as an expert participant in the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Work Group on Science and Technology (Nanotechnology Sub-group) and has chaired several working groups of AIHA.
Thomas P. Fuller
Dr. Thomas P. Fuller is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 36 years of experience in occupational safety and nonionizing radiation. Tom is the Safety Program Director and Associate Professor at Illinois State University. He was the author of the “Nonionizing Radiation” chapter of the latest revision of The Occupational Environment; its Evaluation, Control and Management. He is past chair of the AIHA nonionizing radiation committee and has been a NIR committee member since 2000.
Tiffany Gardner serves as a senior product specialist and meteorologist in Trinity’s BREEZE Software and Data Services group. Her responsibilities range from product sales and business development to consulting on a variety of modeling projects to technical support for BREEZE Software products. She also instructs BREEZE courses on air dispersion modeling. Ms. Gardner has an M.S. in atmospheric science from North Carolina State University, and a B.S. in meteorology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Tim Blodgett is a health and safety specialist with 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene in St. Paul with responsibilities for the Central and Eastern Europe region as well as several business units. Mr. Blodgett has also worked in Risk Management for the Target Corporation and as a project manager for Environmental Resources Management (ERM) where he directed corporate EHS auditing for several global clients and also provided industrial hygiene and exposure assessment services for clients. In addition, he has previously served as a plant industrial hygienist in a chemical plant. Mr. Blodgett is a past-chair of the AIHA Exposure Assessment and Strategies Committee and has served as an PDC instructor and PDC coordinator for several years. He has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
Timothy L. Cullina
Tim Cullina’s expertise includes OSHA, EPA, DOT, and FDA Manufacturing, Regulatory Compliance, Incident Investigation, Compliance Auditing, PSM/PHA, and EHS Due Diligence. His background in problem solving, root-cause analysis and leading Process Hazard Analyses has provided viable solutions for a variety of customers. He also has experience with FDA, cGMP and HAACP.
Val Garner is the current Vice President of HSE/Risk Management for SWS Environmental Services. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational, Safety and Health Management from the University of Findlay and Master of Business Administration Degree from Auburn University. Furthermore, Mr. Garner is recognized a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management and as a Certified Industrial Hygienist by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Mr. Garner is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and is the Past Chair of the associations committee on Protective Clothing and Equipment. Mr. Garner is also a member of the Spill Control Association of America where he serves as an alternate board member. He served in an advisory capacity through the development of American Petroleum Institute’s Recommended Practice 98 entitled, “Personal Protective Equipment Selection for Oil Spill Responders” released in August of 2013. In October of 2015 Mr. Garner contributed in the development of the article entitled “Placement Make the Poison” within the Synergist magazine which details lessons learned from the EBOLA outbreak we all witnessed in late 2014.
Wei-Chung Su, PhD, CIH, is an Associate Research Scientist at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. He has a comprehensive knowledge of aerosol related occupational health, and a solid background in aerosol sampling/monitoring, aerosol sampler performance evaluation, and aerosol characterization. He has extensive laboratory research experience on aerosol human airway deposition study especially for fiber aerosols and carbon nanotubes.
Wenhai Xu is an IH&S senior manager at Duracell R&D, where he maintains various IH&S Key Element systems, leads safety initiatives, and assists site in obtaining and sustaining HSE key element results. Previously he was an NEH&S Senior Consultant at Kaiser Permanente for three and a half years, and before that, an Industrial Hygiene consultant at Health Science Associates for five years. Wenhai has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Chemistry from Nanjing University and a PhD degree in Environmental Health Sciences, Industrial Hygiene Track from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published six peer-reviewed papers as the first author and presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. Wenhai is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager, and LEED Green Associate. He is a graduate of the 2014 AIHA Future Leaders Institute.
William J. Mills
Dr. William Mills has over 25 years of experience in environmental, health and safety, chemical processes, and advanced technologies issues. He has worked for the private sector, government agencies, and academic institutions. Dr. Mills has an international reputation and has worked in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia as an expert in these areas. Dr. Mills is frequently a consulting expert for law firms and corporations on litigation matters. As part of this service, Dr. Mills has a proven record of assembling teams of testifying experts that are selected based on their expertise in particular fields and the facts of each case.
William M. Walsh
William Walsh received his MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and his BS, chemistry/biochemistry at the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Registered Occupational Hygienist with the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygiene. He is past chair of the AIHA Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Committee, past Chair of AIHA IHLAC and a former member of AIHA Analytical Accreditation Board. Bill is currently employed at Galson Laboratories where he oversees programs and services for clients, presents to industry groups and at industry functions and provides client training and support, as well as acting as a company resource in his capacity as a CIH. Prior to Galson, he worked for Microbac Laboratories specializing in environmental and microbiological analyses. Prior to this he was employed with Bureau Veritas Laboratories, North America and was responsible for technical and financial management of its Industrial Hygiene Laboratory, managed routine analysis and method development groups and provided consulting services to customers. Bill also served in roles as a lab supervisor, senior chemist and QA coordinator while at NATLSCO earlier in his career.
William R. Ringo
Bill Ringo, Ph.D., CIH, CSP, is Senior Consultant for DMR & Associates Incorporated in Louisville, Kentucky. He holds a BS in chemistry, an MBA in operations research and Ph.D. in system science. He joined the predecessor company to DMR in 1988 following a career in public and private health systems. His practice interests center around hazardous materials issues and radiation. He spends more than half of his professional time training industrial workers and others about safe handling and emergency procedures involving hazardous materials. He has conducted training and industrial hygiene projects throughout North and South America . Memberships include: Diplomate of the Academy of Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a member of the Health Physics Society.
William S. Kerbel
Bill Kerbel, CIH, is the President of Environmental Health Investigations, Inc., an environmental health and safety consulting corporation. Bill is certified in the comprehensive practice of Industrial Hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. He is recognized by the ABIH as competent in the evaluation of indoor environments. He has conducted numerous investigations over the past thirty years and has served on several state and national committees which focus on indoor environmental quality issues. Bill is co-editor of the 2015 AIHA guideline "Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems".