Occupational Health and Safety Expert, Executed Projects in Industrial Health and Engineering

Technical Consultant #1924


Expertise

  • Accomplished occupational health, safety and engineering professional with more than 19 years of experience.
  • Fire protection, industrial hygiene and safety and has performed extensive training on a variety of health and safety-related topics.
  • Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), and Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC).
  • Executive Column Editor for the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.

Experience

Undisclosed Company,, Senior Project Manager, Present

Projects: Air Quality Specialist

  • Project manager for investigations performing field work associated with these investigations.
  • Conduct multiple air quality investigations of different client's properties. Investigations driven by building occupant complaints, regarding air quality and/or odors. ~Investigations include building occupant interviews, observations of building conditions, evaluation of mechanical systems, environmental monitoring and air quality testing. Offer recommendations to improve air quality, correct system deficiencies and/or improve occupant comfort.
  • Provide technical resource and training to staff, field work executed.
  • Conduct air monitoring to determine employee exposures to hazardous airborne metal dusts and fumes and collected personal breathing zone samples from multiple personnel to characterize occupational exposures.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, 1997 - 2011

Occupational Hygiene and Safety

  • Managed occupational hygiene and hazardous materials management programs for institution, including 3,800 employees, 3-million square feet of facility space, and 182 research laboratories.
  • Managed execution of occupational exposure assessments and lead institutional hazardous materials response team, and coordinated program for field evaluations, certification and maintenance of 200 fume hoods and 500 biological safety cabinets.
  • Directed management of fire protection, emergency preparedness, and general safety programs for institution, and coordinated multi-disciplined accident investigation teams.

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., Memphis, TN, 2001 - 2006~Served as Senior Consultant, Health and Safety Engineer, for an engineering and regulatory compliance consulting firm.

  • Served as team leader for industrial hygiene and life safety engineering projects, and managed regulatory compliance issues for research/healthcare institutions.

Buckman Laboratories, Inc. , Memphis, TN, 1996

  • Served as International Regulatory Specialist for worldwide manufacturer and exporter of specialty chemicals.
  • Coordinated hazardous materials compliance issues, consulted customers on emergency response, and performed physical and toxicological characterizations of hazardous chemicals.

Williams & Associates, Inc., Memphis, TN, 1993 - 1996

  • Served as Division Manager, Industrial Hygiene and Engineering, for environmental health consulting firm.
  • Directed engineering, indoor air quality and industrial hygiene projects, and managed staff of engineers, technicians, and support personnel.

Educator

American Society of Healthcare Engineering, Memphis, TN, 2006 - Present

  • Served as faculty member for 10,000-member society devoted to optimizing safety and engineering within healthcare environments.
  • Provided training to facility managers, engineers, safety officers, and other healthcare professionals through healthcare construction and infection control seminars.
  • Provided training in areas of life safety, mechanical systems, ventilation, biological hazards, infection control, and codes and standards.

Fire Protection Engineering, Nashville, TN, 2012

Flammable Liquid Storage Assessment

  • Assisted a coatings applicator company with a flammable liquids storage concern.
  • Reviewed chemical inventories and material safety data sheets to determine the quantities of flammable liquids stored on site.
  • Performed a review of applicable regulations from the state-based occupational safety and health agency, the local fire marshal, and the state fire marshal to determine flammable liquid storage options.
  • Determined multiple compliant storage options for the flammable liquids until a liquid storage room could be constructed. Services included a code review, occupancy classification, flammable liquid hazard assessment, hazardous material control area analysis and determination of compliant flammable liquid storage options.

Flammable Liquid Management Assessment

  • Assisted a Federal Aviation Administration-approved aircraft part repair company with fire protection permitting and planning for their new facility.
  • Assisted the company with submittal of the permits to the fire marshal. EnSafe also arranged meetings with the company representatives and local fire marshal to discuss the spray paint booth and flammable liquid management processes.
  • Developed a comprehensive flammable liquid management plan based on requirements from the International Fire Code and related National Fire Protection Association standards.
  • Services included a fire protection hazard assessment, code review, submittal of permits to operate a spray paint booth and handle flammable liquids, development of safe operating practices for spray paint booth, and static electricity hazard analysis.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, 2006 - 2011

  • Developed and conducted HAZWOPER training, HAZCOM training, respiratory protection, laboratory safety, and chemical safety.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • 40-hour Health and Safety Training: OSHA (29 CFR 1910.120)
  • Professional Engineer (Fire Protection), State of Tennessee
  • Certified Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist, American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Certified Healthcare Facility Manager, American Hospital Association
  • Certified Healthcare Constructor, American Hospital Association
  • Certifications: CSP, CIH, CHFM, CHC, SASHE

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • 40-hour Health and Safety Training: OSHA (29 CFR 1910.120)
  • Professional Engineer (Fire Protection), State of Tennessee
  • Certified Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist, American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Certified Healthcare Facility Manager, American Hospital Association
  • Certified Healthcare Constructor, American Hospital Association
  • Certifications: CSP, CIH, CHFM, CHC, SASHE

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of publications in peered reviewed journals and magazines.

Education

  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN
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