Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Expert

Technical Consultant #1926


Expertise

  • Process Safety Management, (PSM) audits.
  • Process hazard analysis.
  • Safety training for chemical manufacturing facilities.
  • Industrial Hygiene, (IH) management.
  • Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) gap assessments.
  • Air permitting and compliance.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Nitrogen Asphyxiation Fatality - Provided expert witness as a CIH on a nitrogen asphyxiation case at a chemical plant. Deposed but the case settled out of court before the trail.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, 2000 - Present

Safety Projects

Process Safety Management IP (PSM)

  • Conducted Process Safety Management audits for multiple facilities to assess compliance with OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standard.
  • Conducted Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) for multiple facilities.

Safety Professional - Process Safety Management

  • Developed facility-wide PSM written programs and procedures, conducted process hazard assessments (PHAs), and provided training on written procedures for an aluminum smelter facility.

Safety Professional - Safety Outsourcing

  • Auditing, training, and industrial hygiene for a large Chemical Facility
  • Developed and maintained safety procedures for large chemical manufacturing facility. Provided safety outsourcing which included safety inspections and training.
  • Developed and managed IH program. Provided outsourcing services for more than 10 years.

Safety Professional - Safety Program Development Management

  • Development management and assistance, for an aluminum automotive parts manufacturers .
  • Developed safety procedures, conducted inspections, and provided training for several automotive parts facilities with aluminum processing and melting operations.

Safety Professional - IH Management and Support

  • Industrial hygiene management and support of a large primary aluminum smelter.
  • Assisted primary aluminum smelter with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance support, auditing, and IH program development, sample collection, and report reviews.

Industrial Hygiene Projects

Safety Professional - Corporate IH Program Management

  • IH program management in the paper and chemical Industries.
  • Manages corporate nationwide contract for IH and safety services with two major paper manufacturers with multiple paper mills, numerous container and other related facilities.
  • Manages corporate contract for IH services with specialty chemical manufacturer.

Safety Professional - Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

  • Conducted IH monitoring exposure monitoring for air contaminants, noise exposure, heat stress, and other common personnel stressors.
  • Monitoring was conducted at numerous types of facilities including aluminum smelters, chemical facilities, pulp and paper mills, and numerous types of manufacturing facilities.

Safety Professional - Industrial Hygiene Management and Support

  • Assisted large coal-fired power plant with industrial hygiene program development, sample collection and report reviews.

Safety Professional - Machine Guarding Assessments

  • Under a Government defense contractor, conducted machine-guarding evaluation and risk assessment for large government vendor.

Safety Professional - OSHA VPP Gap Assessments

  • Conducted comprehensive OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Gap Assessments to assess large chemical facilities' readiness for OSHA VPP certification.

Environmental Projects

Air Permitting and Compliance

  • Conducted emissions inventory surveys for numerous facilities.
  • Prepared air permitting application and revisions for numerous facilities.
  • Assisted with reporting and other air permitting compliance activities. Also prepared Risk Management Plans (RMPs) and provided update support.

Hazardous Waste Compliance

  • Assisted facilities with hazardous waste identification, registrations and general compliance activities.
  • Provided hazardous waste training, prepared annual hazardous waste reports, and assessments.

EPCRA Compliance

  • Assisted facilities with Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) compliance.
  • Activities included preparation of Tier II reports and Toxic Release Inventory Reporting.

Storm Water and SPCC Compliance/Groundwater Protection Plans

  • Developed storm water, SPCC, and Groundwater Protection Plans for numerous facilities. Assisted with storm water collection, reporting, and training activities.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), No. 8274 CP
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), No. 18803
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER - Site worker (29 CFR 1910.120)

Education

  • B.S. Environmental Science, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
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