Safety Consultant for Chemical Storage and Handling, Laboratory Safety and Health and Expert on Job Hazard Analysis

Technical Consultant #1141


Expertise

  • Industrial hygiene.
  • Laboratory safety and health.
  • Biological safety and safe practice.
  • JHA/Job Hazard Analysis.
  • SOP's for hazardous work.
  • Hazard communication and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • HAZWOPER management.
  • Process safety.
  • OSHA, EPA, DOT standards and compliance expert.
  • Emergency response.
  • Evacuation plans.
  • Safety and health audits and policies and procedures.
  • Training and education.
  • Lead, asbestos and other hazards.
  • Employee exposure sampling.
  • Office ergonomics.
  • Chemical storage and handling and chemical inventory management.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 1998 Present

Projects

  • Hazardous Chemicals: Storage, handling and disposal of flammable and combustible materials.
  • Laboratory safety and health audits and chemical inventory management.
  • MSDS training.
  • Employee exposure testing for pesticides applicators and respiratory device fit testing.
  • Reviewed effectiveness of Safety and Hazard programs and developed curricula for Job Hazard Analysis for hazardous work activities.
  • Formulated a confined spaces plan for construction workers at pre-mixed concrete multi-site facilities in Texas and Florida.

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, Senior Industrial Hygienist, 1988 - 1998

  • Provided expert guidance and consultation in support of occupational, heath, safety and environmental programs administered for the biomedical research community related NIH service personnel.
  • Responsible for interpretative advice on OSHA, DOT, EPA and related standards, hazard communication and MSDS compliance.
  • NIH Laboratory safety and health procedures for storage and handling of hazardous chemicals.
  • Developed SOPs for chemical profiles and hazardous waste disposal including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Developed written programs for NIH-HCP providing ongoing technical support for the NIH Biosafety Research Facilities.

Office of Special and Experimental Programs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC, Industrial Hygienist, 1978 - 1988

  • Responsible for development and review of policies and procedures for OSHA Field Compliance.
  • Managed OSHA Program for Approval of Laboratories for Blood Lead Analysis.
  • Developed a proficiency testing for blood lead analysis administered by CDC for over four hundred laboratories nationwide.
  • Compiled and published the List of Approved Laboratories.
  • Provided interpretive guidance and technical consultation on health issues involving engineering controls and abatement procedures for compliance with OSHA Health Standards.
  • Prepared official responses to controlled correspondence from Congressional or Executive Offices and the public and private sector, for the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA.
  • Performed liaison activities with other government agencies, including NIOSH, CDC, EPA, HCFA and DOD branches.

OSHA, Compliance Safety and Health Officer, Syracuse, NY, Senior Industrial Hygienist, 1975 - 1978

  • Conducted programmed compliance industrial hygiene and safety inspections, primarily wall-to-wall, in the performance of field enforcement activities in the central and northern parts of New York State.
  • Alleged violations of OSHA regulations were reported, citations drafted and fines assessed with recommendations to the area and regional directors for insurance.
  • Conducted sampling and analysis of employee exposure to airborne and physical hazards; completed a full series of OSHA training programs; developed and participated in the training of other CSHOs and employees in the private sector.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • NSF Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC
  • Certified in Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene, CIH
  • New York State permanent Teaching Certificate, Science, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Education

  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, University of Detroit, Detroit, MI
  • B.A. Chemistry, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
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