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Expert Witness No.696
OSHA Safety Industrial Hygiene Toxic Tort
Confined Space Entry
OSHA Regulations Hazard Communication
Sick Building Syndrome
PSM Electrical; Ventilation; Environmental; Hazardous Metals.
Federal & State Court Qualified Expert Witness
22 years service with Dupont as Consultant, Safety/Health
3 Years service with Virginia OSHA, Compliance Officer
Plaintiff or Defense Assistance:
Seasoned Expert Witness
Pre-Litigation Case Evaluation
Case Preparation and Interrogatory Assistance
Intensive Library & Research Capabilities
Gathering & Consolidating Statistical data
Work Exposure Monitoring, Research & Estimations
Trial, Depositions, Mediations, Arbitration
Masters & Ph.D Environmental Engineering–Drexel Univ.
Registered Environmental Manger
Certif. Industrial Hygienist; Cert. Hazardous Materials Manager
Certified Healthcare Safety Professional
M.S., Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Drexel University
M.S. Public Administration, University of Southern California
B.A., B.S. Chemistry, Biology ,Bemidji State University
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP)
Qualified and Approved for CSP (Summer 2000)
Registered Environmental Manager (REM)
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
NSC First Aid and CPR instructor
NSC Defensive Driver Instructor
NSC Bloodborne Pathogen Instructor
OSHA approved instructor in Confined Space, Hazcom, and others
Qualifications and Specialized Training
Occupational Respiratory Protection; Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene; Legal
Aspects of the OSH Act; Industrial Hygiene Sampling; Exposure Sampling Strategies;
Hazardous Materials; Noise Measurement; Noise Control; Industrial Ventilation;
Advanced Industrial Hygiene, Radiation, Toxicology, Advanced Toxicology, TSCA,
HAZMAT Training, Asbestos remediation certification, AHERA Supervisors &
Inspector’s certifications, Emergency Planning & Reporting (EPCRA), Clean Air Act,
DOT, RHYTHM, Chemical Drug Trafficking Act (CDTA Regulatory Auditing Process
Safety Management, Take Two for Safety, STOP Program, MSDS, ISO 9000 and
14000, Construction Safety; Extensive OSHA Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer
Training & others.
Self-Managed Work Teams; Team Players and Team Work
Trained, Informed, Personally Accountable Employees
Employee Base Participatory Safety and Health Program Development and
Behavior Based Safety and Health Management
Empowered Employees and Continuous Improvement
Striving for ISO 14000 goals in Industrial Hygiene, Safety and Environmental Programs
American Board of Industrial Hygiene, American Industrial Hygiene Association
American Society of Safety Engineers, National Safety Council
Virginia Regional Safety Council, Semiconductor Safety Association
Air Pollution Control Assn., World Safety Organization,
Industrial Hygiene & Safety Engineer / Loss Control Consultant
Audit Virginia Municipalities for compliance with OSHA’s industrial hygiene and safety
programs. Monitor for chemicals, noise, heat stress etc. Develop or upgrade programs
where necessary. Write evaluation and recommended plan of action program. Assess
needs, develop and conduct regional training, compliance workshops, and Train The
Trainer programs as needed. Compile, analyze and present loss control statistics and
develop reduction goals and strategies. Member of accident investigation team..
State technical and resource person. Liaison with many state agencies, DEQ,
OSHA/DOLI, General Services, Emergency Services etc.
Virginia Dept of Labor, Richmond Central Region 1996 to 1999
Senior Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer
Conduct physical inspections of workplaces to determine compliance with industrial
hygiene health standards. Examine employer industrial hygiene health program and
records. Observe employee work environments for potential industrial hygiene issues.
Conduct personal and area monitoring for air contaminants, toxic chemicals, noise
levels, heat stress, radiation, nuisance dusts,. Indoor Air Quality Issues, bioaerosols ,
bacteriological, and all other industrial hygiene hazards. Calibrate and use equipment to
sample for all of the above toxics. Recommend engineering controls and abatement
procedures. Issue citations where appropriate. Conduct follow up inspections to
monitor employer compliance. Provide consultation and training to employers,
employees, and the general public regarding interpretations, requirements, and various
means of complying with OSHA standards. Teach basic industrial hygiene training
courses to management, supervisors, and employees on hazard recognition, evaluation
and control. Technical instructor and state technical contact, within VAOSH, for
confined space, noise, respirators, sampling methodology and regional contact for
State Analytical Lab. Supervised the calibrated air monitoring equipment, both pre-use,
annual or at manufacturers recommended frequencies. In charge of regional VAOSH
reference library. Set up statistical program for analyzing monitoring data. Familiar
with all types of monitoring equipment for toxics, noise, heat stress, radiation and
confined space entry. Inspected both general industry and construction sites for
compliance with applicable 1910. or 1926. Standards.
E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co. Textile Fibers Dept. Richmond, Va., Aug 1992 to 1996
Senior Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs Engineer
One of five team members comprising Spruance’s Safety Health and Environmental
Engineering group. Lead team player for SARA Title III, OSHA Health Regulations,
Asbestos, Spill Response Program, TSCA, Right To Know, CDTA, MSDS program &
Clean Air Act. Functioned as a team member to handle all industrial hygiene matters,
water, waste handling, underground storage tanks, remediation programs for water
and asbestos etc. Served all six of the product areas at Dupont’s largest plant site.
Prepared budgets and supervised technicians responsible for monitoring. Served as
adjunct industrial hygiene consultant for the three other Virginia sites. Worked with the
sites shutdown of the site power plant and assimilation of services by CoGentrix. Over
saw asbestos removal and demolition of site stacks, site facility etc. Helped
indoctrinate onsite contractors / sub contractors in Dupont’s safety and health
philosophy and expectations. Audited contractor performance, wrote health and safety
requirements into bid specs, participated in contractor bid interviews and bid decisions.
E.I du Pont de Nemours & Co, Inc., Textile Fibers Department April 1982 To Aug 1992
Senior Industrial Hygiene Engineer
Site industrial hygiene engineer for Dupont’s largest, most diversified textile fibers plant.
Supervision of plant industrial hygiene programs as well as actual participation in the
engineering solutions to industrial hygiene problems. Responsibility for developing &
updating company safety and health standards, Conducted site chemical, noise, safety,
ventilation, and industrial hygiene audit surveys. Set up and monitored site asbestos
identification and removal program. Evaluated that data and, when needed, made
engineering or administrative recommendations. Developed & conducted site Hazards
Communication Programs, including development of computerized MSDS program.
Setup Respirator Maintenance and Fit Testing Programs. Prepared and conducted
many training programs on safety and health programs. Managed programs, budgets
and technicians that would assist in personal and area monitoring programs,. Served
as Senior Industrial Hygiene Engineer for six different on site manufacturing plants
Kevlar, Nylon, Tyvek, Nylon, Nomex and Mylar. Worked with site powerhouse, waste
treatment facilities, site incinerator, and chlorine purification system. Applied TRACE
software program to Sara Title III requirements for off site plume analysis of all
potential chemical off site releases. Put together community alert, receptor notification
system and community response plan required under SARA. Team player in
preparation of SARA’s yearly Tier I & II and Form R inventory submissions. Site
technical consultant for all product areas as well as other Dupont sites in Virginia.
Developed program to replace chlorine with hypochlorite disinfect ion process.
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc, Haskell Labs. Newark DE Aug. 1974 To Apr.
Senior Consultant, Industrial Hygiene
Conducted research on several industrial hygiene problems to assist in the
development of corporate industrial hygiene policies. As Industrial Hygienist, trained
and supervised new hire industrial hygienists during a 2-year orientation prior to their
placement at a Dupont plant site. Served as senior consultant for all Dupont sites.
Directed junior hygienists in their corporate work. Served on ASTM, ANSI and OSHA
standards writing committees. Developed technical manuals for corporate programs
on Asbestos, Lead, Respirators, Monitoring Statistics, Fit testing of respirators, etc.
Conducted research and developed programs for the semi-quantitative fit testing of
respirator. Known as the Iso-Amyl Acetate, Saccharin or Irritant Smoke tests.
Protocols developed have become OSHA law and are now included in all applicable
standards and in the Respirator standard 1910.134 itself. Conducted research on
beards and fit, statistical analysis of sampling, fit factors on respirators etc. See
following list of papers published or presented at AIHA conferences.
Available upon request