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. Currently, Carl is the past chair of the AIHA Noise Committee. He is also an active member of both the Exposure Assessment Committee and the Student and Early Career Professionals Committee. In 2011, Carl was selected to participate in the AIHA® Future Leaders Institute. He obtained his BS in Environmental Science and Chemistry and MS in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Minnesota.
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. His articles have appeared in the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Journal and the Semiconductor Association Safety Journal. 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.
During his time at UL, Juan has helped develop more than 2,000 change agents across the globe for the organization's Language of Change initiative. He helped design UL's Global Lean Leadership program and created the Center for Continuous Improvement and Innovation. His contributions have allowed UL to increase Net Promoter Score by more than 100 percent since 2007 and customers have seen turnaround service time improve by more than 50 percent. UL's continuous improvement journey has enabled the company to increase profitability by 68 percent since 2005. Prior to joining UL, Juan integrated and deployed Lean and Six Sigma for Medtronic. He was directly responsible for over 100 million dollars in benefits throughout the supply chain. During his time at Medtronic, Juan implemented Lean and enabled the process to meet and exceed regulatory requirements. He also served on the Correction Action and Preventive Action boards and worked as a team member in several quality and regulatory initiatives. Juan was sent on a special assignment to Japan to deal with a regulatory challenge, he worked together with the Ministry of Health and Labor Welfare and facilitated the creation of processes the government claimed as best in class. Juan is a Graduate of Yale’s Executive Leadership Program and a graduate from UL's Global Leadership Program from Northwestern University, and holds a B.S. in Business Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and an A.S. in Electronic Engineering. His professional certifications include: • Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt • Certified Facilitator • Certified Shingo Institute Facilitator Awards, Publications & Recognition • Recipient of 2003 Star of Excellence Award for driving Results in a Service Business through Lean • Recipient of 2005 Star of Excellence Award for work in driving excellence in the Jacksonville Medtronic Facility and during this year the Medtronic Facility in Jacksonville Florida was awarded the Shingo Prize • Recipient of 2006 Star of Excellence Award for driving excellence in the distribution center in Japan worked with Ministry of Health and Labor Welfare to create a compliant distribution center for medical devices and was recognized as best in class in Japan. • Speaker at 2004 Annual Lean Six Sigma Conference • Speaker at 2007 and 2008 AME Annual Conference on the Lean Science • Speaker at the 2012 Chinese Hospital Association Forum on Lean Healthcare in Beijing • In 2012 Interviewed and Published on training Magazine on the Topic Learning to be Lean • Speaker at the 2012 IHI Forum on the Topic of Value Based Frameworks • Speaker at the 2013 General Electric Medical Devices Go Blue Shanghai Forum on Lean in Ambulatory Services • Speaker at the 2014 Phillips Healthcare Leadership Conference in Shanghai and Taiwan • Contributor to Applying Lean Principles to Improve Healthcare Quality and Safety white paper published in 2013 • Contributor to Applying Continuous Improvement in Government–Lean Leadership in Action white paper published in 2014
Bill Beadie is the Principal Industrial Hygienist at Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc., an interdisciplinary environmental, health and safety consulting firm based in the Pacific Northwest. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 18 years of experience as a consultant, and 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.
Megan Canright Rabinowitz
Megan Canright 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. Megan's primary areas of expertise include occupational and environmental exposure assessment, 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 Vice 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.
Dr. Daniel E. Arrieta earned his PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of California, Davis in 2005. Upon graduating he spent one year working at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health as an Associate Service Fellow studying the effects of chemical allergens using a murine (mouse) model. In 2006, Dr. Arrieta accepted a position at Chevron Phillips Chemical LP as a staff toxicologist where he provides technical support to the Specialty Chemicals and Drilling Specialties business lines. He is a Diplomat 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 recently co-authored a book chapter on hazard identification for beginners.
Ms. Eastlake earned a BS from The Ohio State University in Natural Resources and another BS in Allied Medicine. Additionally, she earned a M.S. in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Cincinnati. She is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian. Adrienne has conducted site visits to nanomaterial producing facilities to gain a better understanding of the processes, tasks, possible exposures, and controls that are being used.
Dr. Rossner received his BS in Biology from Clarkson University, his MS in Environmental Health from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Occupational Health from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is currently Director of the Environmental Health Science (EHS) and Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) programs at Clarkson University. His teaching and research interests are in human exposure to hazardous chemicals and agents. Prior to assuming his position at Clarkson, Dr. Rossner spent 10 years working as an industrial hygienist with Oregon OSHA, The Boeing Company and as an industrial hygiene consultant in the Northwest. His current research projects encompass three areas: 1) The development of air sampling methodologies; 2) Exposure assessment strategies for occupational and environmental air sampling, and 3) Indoor/outdoor air contaminant monitoring. Dr. Rossner has published a number of manuscripts related to occupational sampling with Canisters. He has served as Chair of the AIHA® Risk Assessment Committee and taught in a variety of PDCs over the last decade. He is a CIH and an AIHA® Fellow.
Andy O’Brien is currently vice president and head of safety & health for Unimin. He received a BS in Safety Engineering at Humber College in 1991, and received an MS in industrial hygiene in 2012. He obtained his CSP in 2000 and his CIH in 2012. He began his career with Unimin Corporation in Ontario, Canada in 1991. He is highly active within the industrial minerals industry serving as Chairman of the Industrial Minerals Association of North America’s Safety & Health Committee as well as the National Industrial Sand Association’s Silica Health Effects Committee. He is also Chairman of the ASTM sub-committee on silicas and is the technical contact for the ASTM E1132-2006 standard. O’Brien is also vice chairman of the Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene Advisory Board for Montana Tech of the University of Montana. For the last 10 years, he has actively participated in mine safety & health research with engineers and scientists from NIOSH, spear-heading development of the NIOSH clothes cleaning booth process and the 2012 published Dust Control Handbook for Mineral Mining and Processing. He was also actively involved in NIOSH’s development of the EVADE software which enables amalgamation of direct reading aerosol data and video from Helmet-CAMs.
Andrew Darnton is an epidemiologist working for the U.K. Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the national independent regulatory body for occupational health and safety. He received his MSc in applied statistics from Sheffield Hallam University and a MSc in mathematics from Nottingham University. He has worked for about 15 years in the field of occupational epidemiology with a focus on the health effects of workplace chemical exposures, especially asbestos-related and other respiratory diseases. He has contributed to research in the following areas: meta-analyses of studies of asbestos-related disease to produce quantitative risk models, statistical modelling to project future mesothelioma mortality trends, and a case-control and asbestos-lung burden study to identify the sources of mesothelioma risk in the U.K. He has also worked on the investigation of occupational cancer clusters and other occupational cohort mortality studies. He is currently involved in work to produce updated estimates of the burden of occupational cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the U.K., as well as long term follow-up studies to monitor disease risks among a large cohort of British asbestos workers.
Dr. Maier is an associate professor of environmental health at the University of Cincinnati. He serves as Chair of the Fellows Program with the non-profit organization, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment. 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 WEEL Committee and a Toxicology Fellow with NIOSH. He has extensive experience in occupational toxicology as well as prior experience as a field IH in the petrochemical industry. He has given numerous presentations and course lectures at prior AIHA® conferences and other professional scientific meetings. He earned a PhD in toxicology from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in industrial health from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Perkins has worked in the Safety and Health field since 1999 and is currently a corporate, senior industrial hygienist at Alabama Power a Southern Company. He earned a BS in Computer Information Systems and a MS in Occupational Safety and Health/Industrial Hygiene from Murray State University. He has earned his CIH and CSP. Mr. Perkins is a member of the AIHA® 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 various other supporting organizations. He was previously employed with Briggs and Stratton in Murray, KY and Vulcan Materials Company in Birmingham, AL. 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. Andrey Korchevskiy has been the director of research and development at C&IH since 2009 and has collaborated with C&IH as an associate since 1997. He has a PhD in both applied mathematics and biology and provides innovative biostatistics and mathematical modeling in support of C&IH risk assessment projects. He has over 130 scientific publications in the fields of industrial hygiene, epidemiology, and environmental health and safety, and has authored books and articles published around the world. 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 developed several innovative models for performing asbestos health risk assessments. His expertise also includes environmental and occupational health and safety (EMS and OHS) management systems including system analysis, design, and implementation. 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. In the past, he 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. Since 2011, Dr. Korchevskiy has been serving as a 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 in St. Paul, Minnesota, where 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. She has also provided toxicology support to a number of 3M’s industrial, health care and consumer product divisions. Ann has been lecturing on hazard communication, chemical safety, and infection control for twenty years. Ann 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).
Benjamin Heckman is the Eastern Regional Manager with LaCroix Davis, LLC. 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. He is currently Secretary of AIHA®’s Risk Assessment Committee.
Beth Mettlach, CSI, CDT serves as a Sales Engineer for Labconco Corporation, a U.S. manufacturer and distributor of laboratory fume hoods, and is knowledgeable regarding performance measurements for fume hood and exhaust capture, including tracer use for equipment performance testing, as well as the influence of exhaust capture systems in overall room and building air distribution and ventilation performance.
Mr. Reiss, CIH is currently a PhD student at the University of Washington where he works on biomarkers for welder's exposed to manganese. He earned his MSc in (Atmospheric) Chemistry from York University, Canada, and Diplom Ingenieur (equivalent to a Bachelor of Engineering – honors track) Environmental and Radiation Safety Sciences – Environmental Technology degree from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Karlsruhe, Germany. Mr. Reiss worked for 10 years as a researcher (Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands), consultant (Jacques Whitord Environment Limited, Halifax, Canada), and health and safety officer (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) on a large number of exposure assessment projects. He is a current member of the AIHA® Biological Monitoring Committee.
Brad Prezant is a CIH with an indoor environmental quality sub-specialty designation. He has worked as a consultant and expert witness for over 30 years. He is also an author/editor of two of AIHA's publications on mold, Report of the Microbial Task Force and Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Indoor Mold.
Brian Eagle is a project air quality specialist with Golder Associates. He has 5 years experience in the field of air quality compliance consulting, which includes industrial ventilation system design, troubleshooting, and installation projects, as well as BACT assessments, complex emissions inventories, air dispersion modeling, and general recordkeeping and compliance assistance. His specialties in industrial ventilation include capture strategy design, theoretical balancing of systems, and physical balancing of systems post construction. He has completed courses in industrial ventilation design held by both ACGIH®, and the Birmingham Industrial Ventilation Conference (BIVC).
Carter Ficklen III, CIH, CSP is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He works as a Program Manager for Safety and Quality Assurance Alliance, Inc. at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia 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. (period was missing at end of sentence) Carter has been very active in the American Industrial Hygiene Association at the local and national level. (period was missing at end of sentence) 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, Carter 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.
Chandra Gioiello has been working in the hazard communication area of industrial hygiene for over 8 years. In her current position as senior consultant with Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc., she is responsible for authoring SDS and labels and assisting clients with their chemical regulatory needs. She has an MS in industrial hygiene from the University of New Haven and is a CIH. She conducted her master’s research in training techniques for the GHS, comparing human against computer-based training. She has been active in her local section of AIHA®, and is on multiple committees for SCHC. She is also a presenter and trainer on GHS at various meetings (local section AIHA®, local section ASSE, SCHC national meeting).
Christine Millner is the manager of quality management at the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, L.L.C (CTEH®) where she directs quality initiatives and works with cross-functional teams to conduct audits to ensure compliance with corporate management systems. She has over 12 years of consulting experience on a variety of occupational and environmental health issues, including: indoor air quality, regulatory compliance, vapor intrusion, petrochemical releases, and emergency responses. She has laboratory experience and is proficient in method development and data interpretation. She originated the data validation department and often serves as the quality assurance officer on projects. She has worked as a manager in the Toxicology Emergency Response Program (TERP®) specializing in data production and reporting. TERP® is comprised of highly trained professionals that respond to incidents utilizing the latest technologies in air sampling and safety, and is geared to providing timely toxicological information and guidance since it is a critical component in managing responses to chemical releases in the environment. She has managed dozens of remediation, odor investigation, and hazardous material response projects. Ms. Millner operates specialty field portable analytical instrumentation, in addition to the various monitoring equipment used by TERP®, including the HAPSITE GC/MS, Hazmat ID, FIDs, etc. She earned a BS in chemistry, with an emphasis in biochemistry, from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University.
Christopher (Kit) Penniall, MSPH, CIH has more than 20 years of experience in the health and safety field. Nine years were spent in various Exxon refineries and chemical plants planning safety and health procedures for turnarounds. Kit has developed and presented one previous roundtable on IH turnaround issues and has co-presented related PDCs at several previous AIHA conferences (AIHCe). He is currently the occupational health advisor for Exxon Mobil Development Company – Drilling.
Clifford Cooper is a CIH with 30 years experience carrying out building inspections and audits. He has received GBCI accreditations in LEED Homes, and LEED BD&C, and Certification by ASHRAE as a high performance building design professional, and has developed LEED work products and has carried building inspections under LEED HOMES, CI, BD&C, and EBOM. He has served as a workforce trainer for the 2010 NY Energy Construction Conservation Code, BPI Building Analyst and Building Envelope Courses, and the SUNY Ulster 9-month "Sustainable Building Adviser Program." He currently works as a senior industrial hygienist for the Vertex Companies, Inc, a global provider of construction, environmental, energy, air quality, and engineering solutions.
Corey Briggs is a senior manager at the ENVIRON International Corporation in Boston, MA. 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. He 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. He is an AIHA® Fellow and Past President of the New England Section of AIHA®.
Craig Torres, MS, CIH, CSP is the Manager of HSE Auditing and Compliance for Gates Corporation with over 17 years of experience in occupational health and safety. He has holds a BS in Chemistry, a Master of Science in Public Health and an MBA in Finance and Technology Management. He is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional.
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D. Jeff Burton, BS, MS, PE, CIH (VS, 2012), has degrees in mechanical engineering and occupational and environmental health. He is an internationally-known engineering consultant and the author of popular books, training courses, and self-directed study programs in industrial ventilation and HVAC. Jeff has served as president and a member of the Board of Directors of AIHA®. He is also a member of ACGIH® and ASHRAE. He has been a member of the ACGIH® Industrial Ventilation Committee and the ANSI Z9.5 Subcommittee for Lab Ventilation. He is currently Chair of the ANSI Z9.2 Subcommittee on Industrial Ventilation, the ANSI Z9.8 Subcommittee on IAQ/HVAC, and the ANSI Z9.10 Subcommittee on Dilution Ventilation. He has also served as the Chair of VENT, an international conference devoted to industrial ventilation.
D Wayne Berman
Dr. 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 in 2003 and 2008 gained worldwide recognition.
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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 U.S. EPA 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 co-authored the chapter on “Specialized Instruments” in the AIHA® published book Important Instrumentation and Methods for the Detection of Chemicals in the Field, published in 2013.
Dan Christensen has nearly 10 years of experience in industrial hygiene focused on establishing programs and procedures in several domestic and international locations. He has spent the last 3 years as the most senior industrial hygienist for the petroleum division of the world’s largest mineral extraction company. He was responsible for managing industrial hygiene activities for seven global business units. He received a BS in public health/industrial hygiene from Utah State University following a four month internship at a large copper mine in Arizona. Mr. Christensen has also applied his skills and knowledge in surface and underground coal mining, offshore petroleum, onshore gas processing, and onshore shale oil/gas production. Work experiences have taken him around the world. In addition to being dual board-certified as a CIH and CSP, he enjoys being a subject matter expert and public speaking. He has led risk mitigation projects, developed HSE systems, facilitated incident investigations and implemented programs and technology to maintain employee health records.
David Lumby, CIH, CSP, is director of EHS for Ben Venue Laboratories, a division of Boehringer-Ingelheim. Prior to this, he held EHS leadership roles at Abbott Diagnostics and Covance. He has successfully implemented safety culture improvement strategies in these organizations at both domestic and international locations. David earned a BS in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and an MPH in occupational health and safety management from Tulane University.
David S. Abrams, CIH, is a past chair of the AIHA® Respirator Committee, a non-voting member of the ANSI Z88.2 Committee on Respiratory Protection, a past president of the AIHA® Upper Midwest Local Section, 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. He earned an MSPH in industrial hygiene from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and a BSc from the University of Connecticut. From 1979 to 1989, he was an industrial hygienist at Olin Corporation and 3M Company.
Dawn Bolstad-Johnson is the Director of Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality for PHI Air Medical LLC. Dawn 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, Dawn spent 19 years working for the Phoenix Fire Department in the Safety Section. In 1998, Dawn completed a comprehensive study on Fire Fighter Exposures during Fire Overhaul. This study was the first published on firefighter exposures during fire overhaul and has been referenced over 80 times in other fire fighter exposure related studies. As a leader and contributor to safety awareness and innovation, Dawn is the past chair of the AIHA Real Time Detection Systems Committee. Dawn is an often requested speaker for national safety organizations and an honored invitee to government safety committees. Dawn has over 25 years of experience in the field of health and safety. For the last three years, Dawn has shared 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 Dawn in 2014 with a Fellow Award for her significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.
Deborah Martin is the Associate Director of Advisory Groups for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). In this role, Ms. Martin helps to assemble working groups to participate in the development and release of sustainability accounting standards for U.S. publicly-listed corporations to report on in their SEC filings. In addition, Ms. Martin serves as the primary liaison with the external standards council and works under SASB’s Chief of Standards Development to advance SASB standards from provisional status to finalization. Ms. Martin has over eighteen years of professional experience providing leadership in sustainability and risk management in various industries including biotech/pharma, electronics, and semi-conductor manufacturing. Prior to joining SASB, she was the Corporate EHS Manager at Pacific Biosciences, where she was responsible for the integration of compliance and sustainable development strategies into global business practices. Deborah also serves on the Advisory Council for the Center for Health & Safety Sustainability and is an Environmental Quality Commissioner for the City of Menlo Park. Deborah graduated from the University of Calgary in 1993 where she earned a B.S. in Microbiology, Oregon State in 1996 where she earned a M.S. in Public Health, and the Presidio Graduate School where she earned an Executive Certificate in 2010.
Denese Deeds is the director of chemical regulatory services at Industrial Health & Safety Consultants where she prepares MSDS and other hazard communication documents, files international chemical registrations and assists companies with overall chemical regulatory compliance. She has 40 years in the field and is a CIH. Prior to co-founding IH&SC, she worked as an industrial hygienist for General Electric and Westinghouse. Denese has served on various committees and local sections of 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 and AIHA® local section meetings on the topic of the GHS and is an active participant in the OSHA-SCHC Alliance where a main goal is GHS awareness.
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. He also teaches noise control and hearing conservation training seminars, which are customized to the particular needs of the client or attendees. Toward professional certification, 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. Driscoll is also one of the editors and lead author of several chapters in the AIHA® publication, The Noise Manual, 5th Edition.
Ed Hanna has over 15 years of experience providing corporate planning, program development and training, team building, auditing, and industrial hygiene exposure assessments to effectively coach his clients to success. In his current role, Ed 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. He provides evidence-based risk control strategies utilizing client-specific risk assessment and loss trend data. Prior to this position, Ed served as the director of client services at Colden Corp., a safety and industrial hygiene consulting firm. While at Colden, he guided multidisciplinary teams in forming strategic partnerships with clients to reduce risks, control costs, and maintain compliance. He also provided management consulting services for STAR Consultants with a specialization of 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 has served as president for the Philadelphia chapter, as well as vice chair of the AIHA® Occupational Epidemiology Committee. He is a CIH and CSP and earned his BS in safety sciences from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MS in epidemiology from Temple University.
Elyce Biddle served as a Senior Research Economist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and is currently an Adjunct Professor at West Virginia University. Her work focuses on economic cost models and health outcome measurements for occupational injuries and fatalities. She authored methodological guidelines for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for constructing business cases for health promotion and prevention; drafted in collaboration with ORC Worldwide the initial AIHA Value Strategy to derive the impact of occupational safety and health activities has on an organization; and applied these methods in field studies at collaborating firms. More recently, her work has focused on developing user-friendly tools for safety and health professionals to derive the business case for safety and health Prevention through Design (PtD) interventions by those not trained in economics. During her time at NIOSH, she was Coordinator of the NIOSH Economic Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Interventions at the Company Level Task Force, National Occupational Research Agenda Social and Economic Consequences of Workplace Illness and Injury team co-chair and CDC Health Economics Research Group steering committee member. She publishes in numerous academic journals, the ILO Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety, and recently completed a book chapter entitled "The Business Case for Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment and Beyond".
Eric Fallon has over 22 years of 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. Eric retired from the U.S. Army where he worked at every level of hearing conservation from program management of over 45,000 noise exposed personnel as an installation hearing conservation program manager to participating in hearing related policy as the program manager, Army Hearing Program. He has 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 earned an AuD from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and an MS from the University of Mississippi.
Fred Boelter, CIH, PE, BCEE, is a principal with ENVIRON International. Fred has 39 years of experience in industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, and risk characterization and decision-making. He was trained as an environmental engineer at Purdue University, and has investigated and designed controls for a wide range of issues involving air, water, soil, and occupational hygiene from the perspective of both private industry and federal regulatory agencies. Mr. Boelter is also an AIHA® Fellow and a recipient of the Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award.
Gary Johnson is a containment and industrial ventilation consultant for Workplace Exposure Solutions, LLC. He specializes in developing practical process equipment, industrial ventilation, and procedural controls for workplace contaminants that integrate the exposure control strategy with the process being controlled. He has also been helping clients prepare for the pending OSHA Combustible Dust Regulations. He has been a consultant for 13 years after working at Procter & Gamble for 27 years. He earned a BS in chemical engineering degree from the Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Scranton (PA). Johnson has worked with companies in diverse industries (consumer products, pharmaceuticals, auto parts, paint and coatings, fine chemicals, paper, metal fabrication) to develop comprehensive solutions that focus on process equipment selection, dust collection, cleanup methods, and equipment maintenance to sustain long term results. He also provides hands-on industrial ventilation training for clients. The goal of his efforts is to provide a competitive advantage for clients with industrial ventilation systems that address client needs such as protecting formulation quality, improving productivity, providing a safe work environment when using hazardous ingredients, and preventing deflagrations of combustible dusts or flammable vapors. He is a past member of the ACGIH® Industrial Ventilation Committee. He is also a past member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) team that updated its global engineering guideline for making Oral Solid Dose product; he led the chapter team for Environmental, Health, and Safety issues. He is currently a member of the new ANSI/ASSE Z9.12 committee on Combustible Dust Collection Systems.
Geoff Scott is a senior engineer at Golder Associates. He has 14 years of experience with many aspects of air quality compliance consulting including the design of industrial ventilation systems, air pollution control equipment assessments (which have also included highly detailed and complex Best Available Control Technology (BACT) assessments), air dispersion modeling studies, human health risk assessments, complex emissions inventories, and visibility analyses. Scott has completed industrial ventilation system designs for complete capture, conveyance, and control systems for sources of hazardous, explosive, and/or corrosive pollutants. Additionally, he has performed detailed system investigations for purposes of system improvements and optimization. He has also conducted detailed engineering costs assessments for air pollution control systems and has completed many projects in the forest products, iron and steel, aggregate mining, and oil and gas sectors around the world.
George Byrns is the program director and a professor of occupational and environmental health at Illinois State University. He has been a member of the faculty since 1999. Prior to this, George worked for the U.S. Public Health Service, Indian Health Service for 25 years. In his last assignment, he managed that agency’s occupational health and safety program. He is a CIH and earned a PhD from The Johns Hopkins University in occupational and environmental health. He also has an MPH from the University of Minnesota and a BS from Colorado State University in environmental health. George is a member and past chair of the AIHA® Healthcare Working Group.
George Gruetzmacher is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin, a CIH and CSP. He earned a BS in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT, as well as an MS and PhD from the industrial engineering department at UW Madison. He’s an AIHA® fellow and 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 walkthrough 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 Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health department at UW Whitewater where he teaches industrial hygiene, occupational safety and aviation safety courses. He is also a member of the Southeast Wisconsin Incident Management team.
Dr. Popov is an associate professor with the School of Environmental Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Central Missouri. His research interests include industrial hygiene, ergonomics, safety management, risk assessment, PtD, air quality, alternative fuels, LEAN Six Sigma practices, and business aspects of Environmental, Health and Safety. Most recently he has been active in developing methods and promoting the use of Prevention through Design (PtD) concepts. This effort has included demonstrating the Business Value using the AIHA Value Strategy methodology of employing the PtD standard. Georgi Popov received a PhD in Chemistry from the National Scientific Board and an M.S. in Nuclear Instrumentation – Engineering Physics from Defense University. In 2001 Dr. Popov graduated from Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He also has post-graduate certification in Environmental Air Quality. He is a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP).
Greg Small is the Chief Engineer at High Engineering Corp. He is a member of ANSI Z359, is chair of the Subcommittee for anchorage connectors and is an active member of the ANSI Z359 Subcommittees for Design of Active Fall Protection Systems and Horizontal Lifelines. He is currently Vice-Chair of the CSA Z259 Technical Committee on Fall Protection and Chairs the CSA Z259 Subcommittees for the Design of Active Fall Protection Systems, and Anchorage Connectors. While employed as vice president of engineering at Gravitec Systems Inc. he developed a seed draft of ANSI Z359.2, Minimum Requirements for a Managed Fall Protection Program, and co-developed one of the first courses offered to industry on this topic.
Gurumurthy Ramachandran is currently a professor of industrial hygiene at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. His research involves using Bayesian methods for exposure reconstruction as well as for occupational hygiene decision-making, developing mathematical methods for modeling and analyzing occupational measurements, retrospective exposure assessment, and conducting fundamental physical studies of the performance of sampling devices for aerosols. The focus of these interests is the development of more effective and accurate methods to assess health-related human exposure. He earned a BS in electrical engineering, an MS in environmental engineering, and a PhD in environmental sciences and engineering from the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Elston is the principal of Midwest Chemical Safety, LLC and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety. He has over 25 years of experience in chemical, radiation, and chemical process safety.
Hendra is currently working as an industrial hygiene specialist for corporate industrial hygiene at 3M Company. Hendra is a leader of the 3M Global IH Team and he provides leadership, technical support and governance for industrial hygiene comprehensive practice in 4 large divisions and more than 20 U.S. plants. He holds a BS in chemistry and an MPH with an industrial hygiene emphasis. He is chair of the “3M Global Quarterly Technical Development Webinars” that provide training and workshops to increase knowledge and partnership with 3M global industrial hygienists and EHS professionals. His previous professional experience includes 10 years working around the world. He also managed a state wide environmental, health and safety program for the hazardous waste operation at the University of Minnesota.
Jacques Lavoie has been a researcher in occupational hygiene at the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), since 1982. As a biologist and industrial hygienist, he has worked for over thirty years in the anticipation, identification, evaluation and control of occupational risks to workers, particularly those encountered in office buildings, agriculture and environmental occupations. He has authored or co-author 160 publications. He earned a BS in biology from Québec University, and an MS from McGill University. He is a member of the Pan-American Aerobiology Association, the International Association for Aerobiology, the Association québécoise pour l'hygiène, la santé et la sécurité du travail au Québec, AIHA® and ACGIH®.
Jacques Lesage earned his BS in chemistry and an MS in analytical chemistry from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). In 1982 he joined the Institut de Recherche en Santé et en Securité du Travail du Québec (IRSST) as a chemist. He has developed and directed research projects focused on the isocyanates for over fifteen years. Projects have included new analytical methods and validation of these methods and surface contamination detection. He is the director of the Laboratory Division of the IRSST. The laboratory is accredited by AIHA® for the chemisty analysis and microbiology and by the Canadian Laboratory Analytical Services (CLAS) for calibration and certification for electronic and acoustic.
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 is an Industrial Field Sales Representative for the 3M Personal Safety Division. Jason recently earned his MS in Industrial Hygiene from the University of MN. Prior to working in sales, Jason was an internal consultant for 3 years to the 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene Group. He enjoys mentoring, traveling, Cross Fit, and yoga.
Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer of C&A Global, Brussels BELGIUM has 21 years of international experience in Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across the food, consumer products, apparel and retail to support business growth, brand value and corporate reputation while building strong communities and engaging employees. He recently joined C&A – a global fashion retailer with over 170 years of industry leadership – to lead the development, execution and consumer connection with the first holistic sustainability strategy for the group. Lead a talented team of 20 global CSR & Sustainability professionals in promoting Sustainable Supply, Sustainable Product and Sustainable Lives. Prior to C&A, joined McDonald’s Corporation to leverage leadership position in strategy development, shared value creation, and applied knowledge of how sustainability and CSR is embedded into organizational cultures to fundamentally improve performance across the entire value chain. At McDonald’s, designed and led corporate staff, overarching sustainability strategy, integration/execution, reporting/web site, stakeholder engagement, consumer research, and environmental strategy. Led the development of McDonald's first holistic sustainability strategy. Before McDonald’s, served as Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility for Danisco A/S, a Copenhagen-‐based, world-‐leader in food ingredients, enzymes and bio-‐based solutions, now part of DuPont. In DuPont role, led the successful integration of Danisco's Sustainability & CSR approach and other critical Danisco functions including Quality & Food Safety programs, Regulatory, Product Safety, Security, Environmental Health and Safety, Life Cycle Assessment & Carbon Footprint, Ethics and Compliance within the new DuPont organization. Created and led the Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility function and was instrumental in bringing a step change in sustainability leadership at Danisco in the food, agriculture, and biotech industries, exemplified by their strong value chain performance and our recognition in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the Carbon Disclosure Project (Investor & Forests), GRI A+ award winning Sustainability & CSR reports, and employee engagement.
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. Jim earned a BS in applied chemistry from Deakin University (Geelong, Australia). Initially being employed as a petroleum chemist for Esso Aust. Ltd and SANTOS, Jim changed continents and occupations in 1986 and for the last 6 years has specialized in applying FTIR spectroscopy to the measurement of toxic gases in the field. Jim 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.
John F. Koerner
Mr. Koerner is the CBRNE Branch Chief in the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the US Department of Health and Human Services Headquarters. His Branch provides CBRNE subject matter expertise and leads the development of innovative, evidence-based interventions to support the National medical and public health emergency response. Previously, he was principle of an industrial hygiene firm specializing in health care, environmental microbiology, biodefense, and emergency response. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has 21 years experience in the field.
John R. Mulhausen, PhD, CIH, CSP is the Director of 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. Mulhausen is also 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 a past recipient of the Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award. He is a past chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and is one of the authors of the publication, “A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures”. He is also co-author of "Comprehensive Exposure Assessment", a chapter in “The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management”, 3rd edition. Mulhausen received his PhD in environmental health from the University of Minnesota. He is also an AIHA® Fellow.
John Snawder received his PhD from Mississippi State University and did post-doctoral work at the National Center for Toxicological Research. Since 1992, he has worked 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.
Jonathan Jacobi, is Senior Environment, Health and Safety Advisor with UL. He has more than 20 years of health and safety leadership experience. He is a CSP and OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer who earned graduate and post-graduate degrees in Occupational Health and Safety from Murray State University. Jonathan has played a leadership role in the creation and evolution of the UL Workplace Health and Safety online training library. Jonathan helped establish and currently leads UL’s OSHA Outreach Training Program. His insight and experience managing safety systems is shared with the health and safety community through various forms of consultation and thought leadership such as national seminars, presentations, articles, and white papers.
José Paredes has more than 11 years of process improvement/lean and change management experience in U.S.-based hospital and outpatient environments, in developing world settings, and with UL customers in Asia and other parts of the globe. His engagements have furthered organizational leadership alignment, people development, citywide collaborative initiatives, and improved both clinical and non-clinical outcomes. Prior to joining UL, Mr. Paredes worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard teaching affiliate and at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree from The Dartmouth Institute, which is dedicated to value-based, patient-centered care.
In his market research role, Joe Konschnik represents RESTEK’s product lines and market segments globally. He earned a BS in public health/environmental health from West Chester University. Joe spent 19 years of his career working for environmental laboratories before joining RESTEK in 2001. During his laboratory career, he gained experience in environmental sample collection, preparation and analysis performing EPA wet chemistry, metals, GC and GC/MS methods. His experience earned him roles as supervisor, manager and senior project manager in one of the largest environmental laboratory services companies. He was technical director for one of the nation’s first air toxics laboratories located in Southern California where he taught seminars on air sampling and analysis including the use of SUMMA canisters for sampling and analysis of VOCs and SVOCs globally. He was director of a business unit responsible for air toxics, High Resolution MS and LC/MS-MS laboratory specialty testing services to its customers nationwide and also served in other roles including Technical Director, Sales Director and Laboratory General Manager with two other large testing laboratory companies prior to joining RESTEK. Joe is an instructor for several of RESTEK’s technical seminars and has presented on a wide variety of topics globally since 1990. He is an active member of ASTM, TNI-NELAC, AIHA’s SLAC, is 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 an executive committee member of ACIL’s Environmental Science Section.
Judson Kenoyer, MS, CIH, FHPS, FAIHA, CHP, has worked in the health physics and industrial hygiene fields for 39 years and has provided management, technical leadership,and assistance in several related areas at Dade Moeller & Associates, Battelle, Science Applications International Corporation, and the University of California at Irvine. His experience emphasizes line, project, and program management, operational health physics and industrial hygiene, radiation protection instrumentation, calibration, and performance testing, occupational safety, generation and characterization of complex pollutant atmospheres, inhalation toxicological studies, and emergency preparedness. He is certified by both the American Board of Health Physics and ABIH and is an AIHA® and Health Physics Society Fellow. His experience with instruments includes supervising and training instrument technicians at a major DOE instrument calibration facility, performing calibration of instruments with micro- to mega-curie sources, and performing research on the testing of portable radiation instruments against criteria in draft ANSI standards. He has instructed in training courses for RSOs for many years.
Julian Peto studied mathematics at Balliol College, Oxford and statistics at Imperial College, London. After 5 years in 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. He moved to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he is currently the Cancer Research UK Chair of Epidemiology. His 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 Nobrega is the EMEA Regional Health and Safety Manager for Symantec Corporation in Green Park, Reading, UK. Her focus has been 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. In her current role, she works with senior leaders and employees to integrate health and safety into Symantec’s business around the world. Previously, she consulted for ESIS, STC, EORM, Environ, and Arthur D. Little, working for a range of clients in industry, academia, and government. Nobrega holds a BS in zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an MBA from Boston University, with a concentration in occupational health management. She is also a CIH.
Kathy Thompson has been with the 3M Company for 20 years working in industrial hygiene, chemical product stewardship and technical service roles. Prior to this, Kathy was employed for 10 years in hospitals performing clinical laboratory and microbiology analysis, infection control and hospital safety services. She is a CIH and Medical Technologist (MT) and earned an MPH in environmental health, as well as an MS in Chemistry. In her current position, Kathy provides technical support for the cleaning chemical and disinfectant products and healthcare markets for the Commercial Solutions Division of 3M.
Kevin Wallace is an industrial hygienst with ExxonMobil Corporation. He earned his BS and MS in occupational safety and health from Murray State University. Prior to joining ExxonMobil, he was a safety and health specialist at Chevron, as well as an industrial hygienist at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.
Kirsten manages industrial hygiene for Lubrizol Corporation's Texas plants. She 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 serves as Secretary-elect of the AIHA Communications and Training Methods Committee. Her previous positions include industrial hygiene and safety program management in the refining and petrochemical industries. 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.
Laura Hodson currently serves as the assistant coordinator of NIOSH’s Nanotechnology Research Center, with oversight of over 50 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 a better 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.
Laurie Wells is a board-certified audiologist in the 3M Personal Safety Division. She earned an MS from University of Arizona and her clinical doctorate degree from Salus University School of Audiology. Laurie is a Certified Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program. She has provided audiology review, audiometric database analysis, assessment of hearing protection devices, employee/employer education, and employee noise exposure assessment for hearing conservation programs both large and small. Wells is a Vice Chair of Education for the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) and has taught numerous CAOHC courses, graduate audiology courses, and made frequent presentations at professional conferences. Laurie is past-president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and served on the NHCA board. She has been awarded both the Michael B. Threadgill Award and the Outstanding Speaker award by the NHCA. She is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, American Academy of Audiology, American Speech- Language-Hearing Association, and Colorado Academy of Audiology.
Lee brings nearly 30 years of experience to the 3M Company where he is a hearing conservation and detection specialist. In this role, he provides technical support on hearing protection issues and hearing protector fit testing, worker and professional training in hearing loss prevention, and support for the company’s Peltor technologies designed to aid communication in noise. He also supports 3M detection noise, heat stress, and environmental air quality monitoring instrumentation. He has vast management experience including consultation with Fortune 50 companies on issues of hearing conservation program effectiveness. He is a certified occupational hearing conservationist (COHC) and has served as chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), chair of the AIHA® Noise Committee and is also an AIHA® Fellow. He publishes regularly and presents internationally on noise and hearing issues.
Lee Blum earned his PhD in pharmacology from Thomas Jefferson University. Since then, 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 is assistant laboratory director with NMS Labs, Inc., Willow Grove, PA. He is a current member (and former chair) of the AIHA® Biological Monitoring Committee and a member of the ACGIH® BEI Committee. He is also a member of the American Association for Clinical Chemists, the Society of Forensic Toxicologists and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Toxicology Section.
Leo Old has over 20 years of experience in working with facilities on issues related to occupational safety and health and regulatory compliance. He currently serves as a fire protection engineer and senior project manager for EnSafe. His experience includes serving as general safety officer and industrial hygiene officer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH) in Memphis, TN, where he was responsible for fire safety, emergency preparedness, hazardous materials, industrial hygiene and indoor air quality. He earned a BS in chemical engineering from Christian Brothers University and an MS in biomedical engineering from the University of Memphis. He is a registered fire protection engineer, certified safety professional, certified industrial hygienist, certified healthcare facility manager, and certified healthcare constructor. Leo also serves as a faculty member for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the executive column editor for the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.
Ms. Clements is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with 16 years of experience as an industrial hygiene consultant working in western Canada. In her capacity as an industrial hygiene consultant and project manager, 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).
Lisa S. Barnes
In her role as Practice Line Leader, Sustainability and Climate Change Services, Lisa Barnes assists clients with sustainability report assurance, sustainability data verification and development of sustainability reports and GHG emissions inventories. She is a registered professional engineer, certified industrial hygienist, a LEED® AP and a Lead Verifier for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Lead Assuror for Sustainability Reporting. Lisa’s education includes a bachelor of science in engineering from University of Vermont, master of environmental health sciences from Harvard University and a master of business administration from St. Mary’s College. She has more than 25 years of experience in environmental, health, safety and sustainability. She has been a member of the AIHA Product Stewardship & Sustainability Committee since 2008 and currently serves as Vice Chair of the committee.
Lisa M. Brosseau
Lisa Brosseau, ScD is a CIH and professor with research expertise and publications in the areas of respiratory protection, workplace exposures to inert and biological aerosols, and small business interventions. She directs the industrial hygiene graduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. She is an assistant editor for the Annals of Occupational Hygiene and a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.
Mahdi Fahim is the laboratory safety manager at North Carolina State University in the Environmental Health and Safety Department. He is an industrial hygienist, specialized in laboratory exhaust systems, local exhaust management, and chemical safety. He earned an MS in industrial hygiene from University of Toledo. He has presented several PDC, poster, and podium presentations at AIHce and other national conferences. He is a member of the AIHA® Laboratory Safety Committee and was been involved in development of ANSI/AIHA Z9.5–2012 Laboratory Exhaust Ventilation.
Marc Gaffrey is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell and is the supervising partner of the Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation Department. He earned a BS in biochemistry from Syracuse University, his JD from Western New England College, School of Law, and has been able to apply his unique background to the highly scientifically complex world of toxic tort litigation over a 25-year career. He tries asbestos cases and oversees the trial teams of several of his clients both locally and around the country. He has extensive experience in the litigation of toxic tort matters and mass tort litigation involving lead, asbestos, silica, talc, benzene, "sick building syndrome," latex allergy, PCB, diazanon, welding fumes, and numerous other chemicals and pesticides. As a National Coordinating Counsel to multiple companies in various business disciplines, he coordinates their defenses in all matters. He hires local counsel, manages the files, and retains experts. He has also authored numerous articles in his field and has been a frequent lecturer at both national and regional conferences. In addition, Marc routinely gives in-house seminars to clients and trade associations discussing the most recent trends and trial techniques in asbestos and toxic tort litigation.
Mr. Rollins is a partner at The Isosceles Group, a global EH&S consulting firm headquartered in Boston, MA. Mark has over 30 years of broad-based safety and environmental experience, and holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Rollins is a CIH and a CSP, and a past Board Member and President of AIHA's Connecticut River Valley chapter. Mark received the AIHA's Outstanding Individual Contributor Award in 2012, and was part of the Volunteer Group Awards in 2013 and 2014. He also received recognition as an AIHA "Fellow" in 2014. Mr. Rollins has taught numerous PDC (Professional Development Courses) for AIHA, as well as being an invited speaker by such organizations as NASA, SESHA, and the Edison Electric Institute. Mr. Rollins is a member of the AIHA Computer Applications Committee, the AIHA Apps committee, and the ANSI Z9 Ventilation Standards committee. A self-taught artist, he has been the contributing illustrator to four books and one ANSI standard. Mark lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons.
Matt DeLacluyse is an environmental health and safety application and product specialist with RAECO Rents and focuses on the rental of industrial hygiene, safety, and environmental monitoring instruments. RAECO RENTS is a multi-line carrier of sound and noise particulate monitoring equipment, air balancing equipment, personal gas monitors, and indoor air quality instruments.
Michael Adams has been a CIH for 30 years and has held significant EHS positions with engineering, aerospace, and oil and gas companies. He holds two Master’s degrees and is a graduate of the Colorado State University program in environmental health and industrial hygiene. Currently, he is the lead corporate industrial hygiene and training professional for Denbury Resources, Inc., a company that specializes in tertiary oil production. In addition, he serves as an adjunct associate with the School of Energy at San Juan College and is responsible for industrial hygiene instruction for the school’s Associate of Science program. Other positions held have included the Health and Safety Technical Group Director for CH2M Hill, the Director of Health, Safety, Radiation Protection, and Training for Rocky Flats Closure Site Services, and management level positions for Bechtel National, and Jacobs Engineering Group. He is both a CIH and CSP and has served on the AIHA® Safety Committee.
Michael Ellenbecker is emeritus professor of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene in the Department of Work Environment and director of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He received degrees in engineering from the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin, and received his DSc in environmental health sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a CIH. For the last 10 years, he 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).
Michael is coordinating the PDC effort on behalf of UL.
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. Prior to The LifeLine Group, he was a senior research and environmental health and safety fellow and manager for risk assessment at the Rohm and Haas Company, where he worked for 35 years. Dr. Jayjock has an MS and PhD from Drexel University in environmental engineering and science and is a CIH. His primary research interest includes the development of better-estimating and more cost-efficient human exposure models. He has been active in the publication of his work and in participating on various committees of the EPA, International Society of Exposure Assessment, AIHA®, the National Academy of Science and the European Union. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed publications and served as an editorial board member for the American Industrial Hygiene Journal. He has made numerous technical presentations and course presentations at AIHce and other professional society meetings.
Michael A. Nash
Mike Nash is currently Associate General Counsel, Environmental Health and Safety and Supply Chain in the 3M Office of General Counsel. In that role he provides legal advice to the company on various facility and product environmental issues associated with federal air, water, waste and reporting law and regulations and various state and local law counterparts and legal and regulatory issues associated with 3M’s supply chain operations. Mike is also on the 3M Legal Affairs management team. Mike is a native of Minneapolis and has an undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1978 and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1981. Mike has worked at 3M since 1985.
Mike Strange is an industrial hygienist, speaker, performer, and video artist. His academic background includes chemistry and biology, as well as speech and dramatic art. He develops and presents education and training materials on hazard communication, hearing conservation, laser safety, and radiation safety for industrial hygiene clients. He has also produced website informational and promotional videos.
Michael Sullivan is a professor of environmental and occupational health at California State University Northridge. He is a toxicologist and 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, he 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 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. He 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 his PhD from Louisiana State University and is President of Hamlin & Harris, Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA. His welding experience includes teaching aircraft welding at the U.S. ARMY Transportation School, welding environmental test equipment for Ling Electronics, welding aircraft drop tanks at Royal Industries, and welding pressure vessels for nuclear submarines at Aerojet General. Harris was also the 2014 recipient of the Donald E Cummings award.
Mike Zouak founded Airtek Environmental Corp. in 1988. He is a CIH and has had a 26-year industrial hygiene career which has given him considerable experience in the management of a wide variety of environmental issues. He has managed all aspects of large-scale environmental remediation projects in North America from the bidding stage through implementation and project documentation. He is a CIH and a member of AIHA®. He earned an MS in environmental engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Texas – Austin. Zouak has personally conducted and reviewed hundreds of IAQ investigations. He has in-depth expertise in the application of tracer measurements for air migration studies. His experience covers IAQ testing for mold, gases (carbon monoxide, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, etc), hazardous particles (asbestos, lead, man-made vitreous fibers, silica etc), volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter. Airtek’s IAQ practice also includes indoor air quality investigations in conformance with the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines.
Mona Shum is a CIH with 17 years of experience in exposure assessment, chemical review, and project and program management. As an industrial hygienist, she has experience working in refineries, oil and gas plants, underground and open pit mines, research and development facilities, chemical and manufacturing facilities, and commercial buildings. She has managed and conducted over 100 IAQ investigations and has been designated as an expert witness in several litigation cases, with most cases reaching settlement before deposition or trial testimony was necessary. As a part of many investigations, she has often identified the source of contaminants and has used various tracer gas and alternative methods to source and then verify effectiveness of controls. Shum also has extensive teaching experience having taught courses at various universities in Canada and the U.S. and at workshops at large conferences such as the AIHce.
Nancy Walsh is currently a Lead Regulatory Specialist in the 3M Medical Department. She is recognized outside 3M for her regulatory expertise, including state and federal consumer product safety requirements, green chemistry, conflict minerals, hardgoods hazardous substance restrictions, and end-of-life producer responsibility. She also has over 14 years experience as a product steward in two 3M business units. She earned a BA in chemistry from Carleton College, and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Minnesota. She has taught management ethics in the St. Mary’s University Masters in Management Program, as well as provided occasional lectures at other universities and professional organizations in business ethics. Walsh has also presented at various conferences on regulatory topics, such as conflict minerals and green chemistry.
With over twelve years of professional experience in occupational & environmental health and safety. Conducted hundreds of evaluations to evaluate physical, biological and chemical hazards in occupational, residential, and community environments. Having provided technical expertise including designing and implementing sampling and assessment strategies, interpreting analytical data, recommending effective corrective actions, and provided project oversight and quality assurance services for mold remediation for a variety of commercial, healthcare, school facilities and residential buildings throughout the United States. He has conducted specialized sampling of bioaerosols, microbial volatile organic compounds, environmental allergens, respirable particles, and conducted evaluations of odorants and irritants in nearly every type of indoor environment. He has conducted infrared thermographic surveys to identify moisture problems in building envelopes. A multi-disciplinary understanding of building science, material performance and building systems interaction is the foundation of GCI's evaluation process. Relying on our extensive industry knowledge of both traditional and modern construction techniques and materials, we are able to investigate, diagnose and provide a prognosis of existing and potential building issues. Our clients are provided action plans that assures performance predictability because it is built upon the forensic data and prognosis with the functional, technical and economic performance in mind. As a LEED accredited professional, Mr. Sanders develops and implements proactive pre-occupancy IAQ testing protocols, lead administrative duties for LEED certified projects, and assisted in commissioning activities in newly constructed buildings and renovated buildings. Additionally, Mr. Sanders has provided expert opinions for microbial and chemical IAQ litigation efforts.
Dr. Neal Langerman has over 40 years of experience in managing reactive chemical hazards from the bench scale to the production plant.
Neil Feldscher is the chief of the Environmental Health & Safety Programs for the Bureau of Engineering Design and 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 and implementation of an EHS (ISO 14001/ANSI Z10) Management System. Formerly, as an attorney in the environmental group of a large law firm, he counseled clients on administrative and environmental matters. His practice was concentrated on environmental, health and safety, and construction law. He is admitted to the practice of law in both New Jersey and New York. A CIH and CSP, 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 and is the former chair of the AIHA® Law Committee and ASSE Legal Branch.
Nicole Vars McCullough is currently the global technical services manager for 3M's Personal Safety Division. She holds a masters and a doctorate in industrial hygiene and is a CIH. Nikki also is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota, in the Environmental Health Sciences Division. She has authored 8 peer-reviewed journal articles relating to respiratory protection. She joined 3M in 1997 and has also worked in research and development for respirators and the Six Sigma organization. Prior to joining 3M, she worked for the U.S. Bureau of Mines and in EHS consulting.
Pamela Williams 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. EPA. Dr. Williams specializes in assessing human exposures and health risks in environmental, community, and occupational settings. She has published over 100 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 AIHA®. She is the current chair of the AIHA® Risk Assessment Committee. She earned her DSc in environmental health and health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Patrick Owens, MSPH, CIH, has extensive petrochemical experience and is currently the industrial hygienist at the Martinez Refinery for the Shell Oil Company with additional responsibility for the western U.S. pipeline and distribution. He is also the global ionizing/non-ionizing radiation technical lead. He has presented numerous times at AIHce on subjects related to the petrochemical industry and is a co-author of the AIHA publication, Odor Thresholds for Chemicals with Established Health Standards, 2nd edition. He has a MSPH from Tulane University and a BS from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Paul Zoubek is nationally recognized consultant in the area of electrical safety. He provides expert advice in the areas of management and engineering control of electrical hazards for companies nationwide. He advises companies in the areas of engineering electrical hazard control, written electrical safety program development, and training.
Since 1997, Paul Esposito has been president of STAR Consultants, Inc. With over 34 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. Most recently, he was a vice president and practice leader of management systems and assessments for ESIS Inc. He is also a CIH and CSP. 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 routinely 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, is the founder and president of Exposure Assessment Solutions, Inc., and an adjunct professor at West Virginia University where he teaches a graduate seminar on industrial hygiene statistics and sampling strategies. Previously, Paul worked for 25 years as an industrial hygienist for NIOSH's Division of Respirable Disease Studies, specializing in the measurement of pneumoconiosis producing dusts. His credentials include a PhD in industrial hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health. Paul is also the author of numerous articles and chapters on exposure assessment and statistics for industrial hygienists, as well as a past chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee.
Pegeen Smith is a certified occupational health nurse for the 3M Personal Safety Division. She received her BS in nursing from Wayne State University and her MS in occupational health nursing from University of Michigan, and she is a CAOHC-certified OHC. Since 2003, she has worked exclusively with F-MIRE (field microphone-in-real-ear) technology and its application in industry. She provides technical support, education and training for 3M’s F-MIRE system. Pegeen is an active member of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) and a member of the American Board of Occupation Health Nurses. As a member of the National Hearing Conservation Association she serves as the AAOHN Liaison. She is a published author and Golden Pen Award recipient for an article she co-authored for the AAOHN Journal in 2001. She has presented to customers across the globe as well as for national and local conferences with a focus on hearing loss prevention.
Perry 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). Perry 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. Perry is a past chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and the Gas and Vapor Detection Systems Committee. He earned a BS in chemical engineering, an MS in industrial hygiene and a PhD in environmental and occupational health from the University of Minnesota.
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 of experience as an industrial hygiene officer. He earned his PhD from Utah State University, and his last military assignment was associate professor of preventive medicine and biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed 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. Smith is a CIH 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 was the senior editor for the AIHA publication, “Important Instrumentation and Methods for the Detection of Chemicals in the Field”.
Ralph Rogers is a senior industrial hygienist for the Army Institute of Public Health (formerly U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine). He is responsible for providing industrial hygiene consultation services and support to U.S. Army and Department of Defense units and facilities located throughout the world. He also develops Army occupational health regulations, information documents, and industrial hygiene training courses. He has 27 years of experience as an industrial hygienist with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. In addition, he was a compliance safety and health officer for the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration for five years. He is a member of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Committee. He has a BS in industrial hygiene for Quinnipiac College.
Ray Johnson, MS, PSE, PE, FHPS, CHP has over 50 years of experience managing radiation safety programs in government and industry, including 18 years with the National Institutes of Health (10,000 radiation workers and 3,500 posted rooms). As director of the Radiation Safety Academy he has trained over 3,500 radiation safety officers (including instruction on radiation instruments) since retiring in 1985 as a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Officer. He served as chief of the Radiation Surveillance Branch of the U.S. EPA for 15 years with oversight on EPA's radiation laboratories. 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 HPS RSO Section. He is past president of the American Academy of Health Physics. Johnson is also 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 all over North America. He has authored over 500 book chapters, articles, professional papers, training manuals, technical reports and presentations on radiation instruments and radiation safety.
Dr. Richard D. Fulwiler is President of Technology Leadership Associates, a consultancy that specializes in increasing individual effectiveness and improving organizational capability and results. Dr. Fulwiler has clearly “walked the talk.” Prior to forming Technology Leadership Associates, he had a 28 year career in health and safety at Procter & Gamble starting as an industrial hygienist and progressing to Director of Health and Safety Worldwide. His responsibilities included occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, safety, OSHA and worker’s compensation. During his tenure, Procter & Gamble has achieved broad recognition for its health and safety excellence as well as for having developed and deployed a comprehensive behavior based management system spanning the entire globe leading to world class results. Rick is Adjunct Professor at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, and has an appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health as Co-Director for their Leadership & Management Course, and as Director for their Transformational Leadership Course. He has an international reputation, and has published widely and is a frequent speaker at conferences. For the last three years he has been listed as one of the five gurus in EHS Today’s list of the 50 most influential leaders in Environment Health & Safety, is listed in ISHN’s 2012 Power 101 leaders shaping the S&H world, and is the 2011 recipient of the AIHA Distinguished Service Award.
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. Strode has conducted hundreds of air quality investigations related to occupational and environmental exposures and routinely performs exposure and risk assessments for chemical, physical, and biological hazards. He earned an MS in microbiology, providing particular expertise in the fungal/bacterial aspects of his IEQ work. He is a member of the AIHA® Biosafety and Environmental Microbiology committee and is currently 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 co-teaches an annual CIH review course. He has authored and/or provided publications and presentations in the fields of chemistry, industrial hygiene, exposure assessment, and microbiology. Strode is also an AIHA® Fellow.
Bob Glenn is a principal with the Glenn Consulting Group which specializes in occupational lung diseases and the health effects of mineral dust exposures. His professional training is in the field of industrial hygiene, and he is a CIH. He earned a BS from Clemson University and an MPH from the University of Minnesota. He has published articles on the dust-related diseases and is often invited to speak at scientific meetings on silicosis prevention. He has served as an adviser to the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization. He is a past member of the Editorial Boards of the AIHA Journal and AOEH. Bob provides scientific litigation support as an expert witness in asbestos, silica, coal and beryllium-related litigation and represents clients in public policy matters before OSHA and MSHA, and conducts research on occupational lung diseases.
Robert Johnson is an RF engineer from Narda Safety Test Solutions, where he has been employed the last 29 plus years. During this time he has been a member of Narda’s design team for product design and testing (with a patent pending). He is a member of IEEE, the AIHA® Nonionizing Radiation Committee, and ASSE. He was a contributing editor of the FCC’s OET 65 bulletin and has trained thousands of persons around the world in RF Safety principles. He earned a BS from the University of Michigan, and was previously employed at the White House Communications Agency supplying communications support to the U.S. Executive branch.
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. GfG’s instruments are used in oil production and refining, industrial hygiene, confined space, environmental, military, commercial aviation, and other atmospheric monitoring programs all over the world. For the last 25 years, he 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 chair 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 Roy has a PhD and MS in environmental and occupational health from the University of Minnesota and has over 20 years of experience in toxicology and regulatory toxicology. He is currently a senior toxicology specialist within the Corporate Medical Department of the 3M Company. His primary responsibilities include health hazard and risk/safety assessment of raw materials, intermediates and finished consumer and industrial products for several 3M businesses, establishing 3M Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs), and, most recently, he has taken a leadership role in 3M’s health and exposure-related activities/programs established to ensure compliance with REACH. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches and advises students in both the Toxicology Graduate Program and the School of Public Health's Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Roy is active in a number of professional societies including AIHA® and the WEEL® Committee, the Society of Toxicology and its Northland Regional Chapter, and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication. He is also an active member of the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals Task Force to develop guidance for assessment factors to derive DNELs.
Dr. Skoglund has a PhD and an MS in environmental health (toxicology and environmental chemistry) from the University of Minnesota and over 20 years of experience in hazard communication and other aspects of regulatory and applied toxicology. He is presently a senior laboratory manager in the Medical Department of the 3M Company in St. Paul, MN, and is responsible for science-based chemical hazard and risk assessments and communications, including the global MSDS program, and other regulatory and applied toxicology issues that impact product responsibility/stewardship. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches and advises students in both the Toxicology Graduate Program and the School of Public Health's Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Skoglund is board certified in toxicology and industrial hygiene and has been lecturing on hazard communication and other aspects of regulatory and applied toxicology for over fifteen years. Dr. Skoglund has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications on these topics including journal articles, book chapters, and scientific abstracts. He is active in a number of professional societies and trade organizations including the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), American Chemistry Council (ACC), Society of Toxicology (SOT), Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC), and he served on the Stakeholder Expert Groups for several REACH Implementation Projects.
Scott Dotson 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 earned a PhD in toxicology and risk assessment from the University of South Florida and is a CIH.
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.
Shane Que Hee
Shane Que Hee earned his PhD in chemistry and chemical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. After a postdoctoral period in the Chemistry Department of McMaster University where he investigated liquid crystals, he became assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Environmental Health and obtained tenure. He transferred to UCLA in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in 1989 where he became a full professor. He is also a distinguished professor in the Institute of Environmental Health National Taiwan University. He has written a book about 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, two books on biological monitoring, one book on hazardous wastes, and over 200 peer-reviewed articles. He has also been the director of the UCLA Industrial Hygiene Program since 2009. He is chair of the AIHA® Biological Monitoring Committee, former 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, APHA, in addition to AIHA® and ACGIH®.
Sheree Gibson is president of Ergonomics Applications, an industrial ergonomics consulting firm. She earned a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in engineering in applied ergonomics, both from West Virginia University. A professional engineer and certified professional ergonomist, Ms. Gibson has spent the last 30 years working in various positions in engineering and industrial ergonomics. She is active in several professional societies including AIHA®, ASSE, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. An AIHA® Fellow, she is also a past chair of the Ergonomics Committee. She is on the Board of the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics. Gibson has testified twice before OSHA on behalf AIHA® regarding a federal ergonomics standard.
Simon Aubin earned his BS in chemistry at Université Laval (Québec City) and his MS in analytical chemistry at McGill University. He worked on different air sampling and analysis projects involving the provincial public health division and the Canadian National Defence. In 2001, he joined Biolab, a laboratory specializing in environmental analyses where he was the supervisor of the chemical analysis sector. In 2004, he joined the Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) as chemist in charge of volatile organic compounds and gravimetric analyses in the Laboratory Division. Simon has been involved in isocyanate sampling and analysis since 2005. He is also co-author in occupational hygiene research projects involving field and laboratory work.
Simon Smith earned his BS in chemistry from Imperial College, London and a PhD in analytical science from the University of Manchester. He has been involved in research and development in respiratory protection for thirty years and is currently a senior research specialist at 3M Canada in Brockville, Ontario. His role includes design of filtration products for world-wide application, sorbents research and most recently has addressed respirator systems for first responder applications. He has also participated in Canadian standards development teams for personal protective equipment for emergency responders and for the selection, use and care of respirators. He serves on an ISO standards team for respirator filters, as Convenor of ISO Joint Task Group CBRN and Chair of the Canadian Standards Bioaerosols Working Group. He is currently education coordinator for the AIHA® Respiratory Protection Committee.
Stacy Richardson is an Industrial Hygiene Technologist (IHT) who has been with 3M Canada for 10 years. Currently, she is a technical service representative in the Personal Safety Division. The role includes technical support on the reusable respiratory protection product line as well as the disposable protective coveralls product line. Prior to her current position, Stacy was the PSD technical service representative for Western Canada. Stacy has also held positions as the industrial hygienist for 3M’s Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Division, and as the industrial hygiene coordinator for 3M’s London Manufacturing Facility. She graduated from Lambton College with an Industrial Hygiene Technology Diploma. Richardson currently holds the CRSP – Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation and is continuing to work towards her BS from Athabasca University. She is the chair of the London CSSE committee (Canadian Society of Safety Engineers) and a member of the national membership committee. Stacy is also a member of the CSA Z94.4 Selection, Use and Care of Respiratory Protection.
Stephanie Carter, PhD, CIH has 7 years of experience as the mechanical IH contact for a large petroleum refinery. This included the planning and implementation of IH initiatives for over 30 turnarounds. She has been involved in the presentation of three papers at AIHce conferences on topics related to turnarounds including silica, welding, and confined space ventilation. Stephanie is co-author of the AIHA® publication Field Guidelines for Temporary Ventilation of Confined Spaces with an Emphasis on Hotwork. She is currently a senior industrial hygienist with Veritox, Inc in Redmond, WA.
Stephen Derman is a member of the Cal-OSHA Standards Board, Feasibility Advisory Committee and participates at Cal-OSHA’s Health Expert Advisory Committee. He has worked with OSHA, NIOSH, and Cal-OSHA in development and implementation of safe and effective practices in the healthcare and biotechnology environments. Derman has also worked with NIOSH and other partners in reviewing test methods and developing control banding and hazard banding techniques for glutaraldehyde and other high level disinfectants. He is the past chair of the AIHA® Healthcare and Control Banding Working Groups, and the Biological and Environmental Microbiology Committee. He authored, acted as AIHA® liaison, and task force chair on AIHA’s Position Statement on H1N1 & Aerosolized Transmissible Diseases (in California). He has also authored and co-authored presented approximately 40 papers, presentations, and chapters. Derman is the president of the AIHA® Northern California Section and is an AIHA® Fellow.
Su-Jung (Candace) Tsai
Su-Jung (Candace) Tsai is an assistant professor of occupational health and industrial Hygiene at the College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University. She earned her BS and MS in chemical engineering, and worked as a petrochemical plant process engineer for several years in Taiwan. At UMass Lowell, she earned an MS in management science (manufacturing) and her ScD in occupational hygiene and cleaner production. During her doctoral research, Dr. Tsai performed ground-breaking research to evaluate and control occupational exposures to engineered nanoparticles. At Purdue, 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. Dr. Tsai is the immediate past chair of the AIHA® Nanotechnology Working Group. Dr. Tsai has co-authored a textbook titled Exposure Assessment and Safety Considerations for Working with Engineered Nanoparticles, in press at Wiley.
Susan Kotowski is the director of the Gait and Movement Analysis Laboratory in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She earned a PhD in occupational safety and ergonomics from the University of Cincinnati as well an MS in industrial engineering and environmental and occupational hygiene with ergonomics and safety concentrations. She has been involved with numerous ergonomic risk assessments in various environments including offices/call centers, agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare and warehousing. She is active in committees at both the local and national levels of AIHA® and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She is also a Certified Professional Ergonomist.
Ted Madison is an audiologist in Saint Paul, MN, whose primary focus is hearing loss prevention. He works in the 3M Personal Safety Division, providing technical support, education and training for hearing protector users and hearing conservation professionals. He 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. Madison is also a past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), a past recipient of the Michael Beall Threadgill Award for Outstanding Leadership & Service to NHCA as well as the NHCA Outstanding Lecture Award. He is a member of the AIHA® Noise Committee, the ANSI S3 committee on Bioacoustics, and the hearing protection group of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA).
Terri A. Pearce
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.
Thomas Armstrong is the principal investigator at TWA8HR Occupational Hygiene Consulting, LLC. He earned his BS in chemistry, an MS in environmental health, and a PhD in environmental engineering, all from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Before he retired from ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, he developed exposure assessment strategies for and provided support to multiple epidemiology studies, including work under contract to the University of Colorado to support multiple general population epidemiology investigations in Shanghai, China, and the design of the exposure assessment methods used in the Imperial Oil Limited study that was adopted for use in the Institute of Petroleum and Health Watch studies. His ongoing research activities include exposure assessment for epidemiology studies, mathematical methods to estimate exposures to chemicals, and quantitative risk assessments for Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease. He has over 30 peer reviewed publications, and has contributed to multiple chapters of three books. He was the lead instructor for AIHA® PDCs on mathematical modeling to assess chemical exposures, Monte Carlo Simulation techniques in exposure assessment, and has taught in other courses. He remains active in risk assessment, epidemiology and exposure assessment committee activities.
Thomas P. Fuller
Dr. Fuller has over 34 years of experience in industrial hygiene, infection control, environmental management, and public health. He has experience in healthcare, nuclear power plants, labor organizations, biopharmaceutical labs, manufacturing, and universities. Dr. Fuller has been an AIHA member since 2002. He is a member of the Health Care Working Group, and a founding member of the AIHA Pandemic Planning Team. Dr. Fuller is a Contributing Editor for the American Journal of Nursing, on the board of directors of Health Educators, Inc., and the Editorial Advisory Board of the National Safety Council. Dr. Fuller is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. He is currently the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Safety at Illinois State University.
Thomas Lloyd has been a senior consultant of Associates in Acoustics, Inc. since 1998. 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 J. Martin, CIH, CSP is a senior manager at ENVIRON’s Ann Arbor, MI office. His current role includes providing consulting services and support to international clients in the area of safety and industrial hygiene. Tom previously was with DTE Energy's Power and Industrials (P&I) group for nine years, and prior to that, 22 years in managerial and consulting roles for three international consulting firms. Tom's work experience has included major event investigations, OSHA litigation support, safety and health process auditing, and numerous other safety and industrial hygiene-related assignments. He is a past president of the AIHA® ConsultSig Special Interest Group, and is a current member of the Safety Committee. He earned a BS in occupational safety and health from Ferris State University, and is both a CIH and CSP.
Thomas Peters is an associate 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. He earned a BS and an MS in environmental engineering from the University of Florida and a PhD 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. In recent projects, 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 through activity monitoring with direct-read instruments and computer-controlled single-particle electron microscopy of collected particles. He also has developed passive sampling techniques to investigate the variability in composition of coarse particles in the atmosphere and contributed to the development of EPA’s standard for PM2.5. He has served as an expert participant in the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Work Group on Science and Technology (Nanotechnology Sub-group) and has chaired several working groups of AIHA®.
Thomas Smith is the president and CEO of Exposure Control Technologies, Inc. (ECT). He is a leader in safety and energy management for research facilities. He founded ECTI in 1993 to help research facilities provide safe, energy efficient and sustainable laboratory buildings. He earned a BS in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and an MS degree in environmental engineering (Industrial Hygiene) from the University of North Carolina. 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.
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. Blodgett has also worked in risk management in 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, Blodgett has previously served as a plant industrial hygienist in a chemical plant. He is a past chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment and Strategies Committee and has served as a PDC instructor and coordinator for several years. He earned an MS in environmental health from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
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 Liberman has more than 12 years experience deploying continuous improvement methodologies in manufacturing and transactional environments globally. As the first certified master black belt (MBB) at UL, Liberman played an integral role in UL’s transformation, training hundreds of green belts and black belts and executing projects resulting in a 50% improvement in customer timeliness and in twice the number of customers promoting UL services. He is passionate about helping customers unleash their true potential through the development of their leaders. He earned a BS and an MS in material science and engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Wenhai Xu is an NEH&S senior consultant in National Environmental, Health, and Safety at Kaiser Permanente. His areas of expertise include measurement, analysis, and control of occupational exposure to air pollutants, noise, and other agents. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, he was an industrial hygiene consultant at Health Science Associates for 5 years, conducting surveys for physical, chemical and biological agents in industrial, academic, and medical settings. Xu earned a BS in environmental chemistry from Nanjing University and a PhD in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published six peer-reviewed papers as the first author and presented at AIHce. Xu is a CIH, CSP, CHMM, Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager, and LEED Green Associate.
Werner Haag has authored over 40 publications in science and engineering journals and owns two patents. He has authored a book on photoionization instruments and has a deep knowledge in sensor theory and chemical sensing applications. Ion Science Inc. is a U.K. based manufacturer of photionization detection equipment, and markets a product line that currently includes over 150 types of gas detection tubes as well as pumps and calibration gases currently used in oil/gas, pipeline, refinery, safety, environmental and fumigation sectors.
Billy Bullock earned a DHSc from Nova Southeastern University, an 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. He is currently the director of industrial hygiene for CSX Transportation. His previous positions include Global Manager of Health & Safety for 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; Columbia Southern University; and the University of West Florida’s School of Public Health. He is both a CIH and a CSP.
William Mills is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at Northern Illinois University. He has over 30 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. He has worked around the world as an expert in these areas and has authored numerous technical publications. He utilizes real-time detection systems in his teaching and research work and is continuously striving to improve work practices and capabilities in this field. He has also served on ASTM and ISO workgroups for real-time instruments. He has a BS in chemistry from Trent University and an MS in environmental chemistry from McMaster University, both in Canada, and a PhD in environmental and occupational health sciences from the School of Public Health, University of Illinois.
Bill Parsons, PEng, is the CEO of High Engineering Corp, and together with its affiliated companies, serves clients in engineering, utilities, transportation, industrial fabrication, construction and real estate development. His research work is a hybrid approach in structural and industrial engineering, concentrating on human interactions with industrial structures, with a focus on working at-height safety (fall protection). In addition to his work on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Standards Association Z259 Technical Committee on Fall Protection, he was the TSC Chair for the CSA Z259.2.2 Self Retracting Devices, and Z259.17 Selection and Use of Active Fall Protection Equipment and is the current Vice-chair for Z259.16-04 Design of Active Fall Protection Systems. He has contributed to the development of several other CSA standards, and has participated in the development ANSI Z359 standards including as vice chair of the Technical Review Committee and the Z359.19 Horizontal Rigid Rails. He delivers keynote addresses and advanced seminars in fall protection, winning the 2014 Donna Doganiero Award for the best cross-over presentation at AIHce for Success Factors in Fall Protection.
Bill received his BS from Eastern Michigan University and an MS in occupational and environmental health from Wayne State University. He has been employed by BASF Corporation in various industrial hygiene assignments, however he has been a product steward overseeing the polyurethane business since the early 1990s. He is active in the International Isocyanate Institute, the American Chemistry Council and the Center for the Polyurethane Industry.
William Walsh received his MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, Illinois and his BS in chemistry/biochemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. He is a CIH 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 the AIHA® IHLAC and a former member of the AIHA® Analytical Accreditation Board. Walsh 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, responsible for management of multi-location division specializing in environmental and microbiological analyses. Prior to that, he was employed with Bureu Veritas Laboratories, North America and was responsible for technical and financial management of Industrial Hygiene Laboratory, managed routine analysis and method development groups and provided consulting services to customers in 60 countries, both electronically and in person. Walsh also served in roles as a lab supervisor, senior chemist and QA coordinator while at NATLSCO earlier in his career.