Chemical Safety Regulatory Compliance and Communications Expert

Technical Consultant #1992


Expertise

  • Chemical hazard communication (industrial, consumer, U.S., Canada, E.U., some Pacific Rim).
  • Chemical product regulatory clearances (PMNs).
  • Chemical product regulatory compliance (DOT, FDA, FIFRA, CPSC)
  • Chemical product safety program development and departmental reviews.
  • Product design and product stewardship programs.
  • Toxic substances controls and pre-manufacturing notifications: Review and enhancement of compliance programs for the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Any company that makes or uses chemicals needs a comprehensive program in place.
  • Training in OSHA Hazard Communications Standard, Safety Data Sheets and Labels, (SDS, MSDS).

Expert Witness Experience

  • Warnings expert for chemical hazard communication. Numerous cases over the last 15 years as an expert witness and - 15 depositions as an employee of Fortune 500 company.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, President, 1998 - Present

  • Consultant for all aspect of chemical product safety with emphasis on chemical hazard communication and regulatory compliance.
  • Training of client personnel.
  • Acquisition due diligence activities.
  • Compliance auditing for various regulatory and product stewardship areas.

AlliedSignal Inc., (Honeywell International), Morristown, NJ, 1984 - 1998

Corporate Director of Product Safety and Integrity

  • Leader of Product Safety programs for entire corporation (chemical, aerospace and automotive businesses).

Manger - Product Safety, 1984 - 1993

  • Chemical product regulatory compliance and hazard communication - 20 business units within the chemicals and materials businesses of the corporation.
  • Managed programs and created labels and MSDSs.
  • Performed product safety due-diligence on acquisitions.
  • Provided consultation to law department on various compliance issues.

Allied Chemical, Morristown, NJ, Manger - Product Responsibility Programs, 1979 - 1983

  • Developed product stewardship programs and educated virtually all sales personnel in the industrial chemical group in product stewardship implementation.
  • Created precautionary labels and data sheets.
  • Helped educate hazmat personnel and emergency responders.
  • Manager for emergency responses to chemical accidents and spills.

Supervisor (New York site), Manufacturing, 1978 - 1968

  • Supervisor of synthetic soda ash (dry side) and chlorobenzene facilities.
  • Supervisor of energy control for entire manufacturing complex.
  • Financial analysis of plant expansion and other capital projects.
  • Technical assistant and startup engineer for various facilities.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Registered Specialist - SDS and Label Authoring (AIHA Registry Programs)
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manger (CHMM)
  • Fellow of the Institute for Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)
  • Multiple short courses in risk management and perception, toxicological end points, DOT compliance and management techniques.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Trustee of the NJ Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals
  • Website Chair - Society for Chemical Hazard Communications.
  • Member of New Jersey Transcaer

Education

  • M.B.A. Business Administration, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute or Brooklyn (Polytechnic of NYU), Brooklyn, NY
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