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Laboratory Design and Safety-Risk Assessment, Accident Prevention, Regulatory Expert

Technical Consultant #2469


Expertise

  • Laboratory safety; prudent practices; protective facilities; personal protective equipment; effective safety programs.
  • Chemical labeling, storing, and handling; compressed gases; proper ventilation.
  • Effective safety programs; emergency preparedness and procedures.
  • Best laboratory practices; risk assessment; and hazard recognition.
  • Shipment of hazardous materials.
  • Awareness and importance of On-The-Job (OTJ) safety and training.

Laboratory Safety

  • Conducts seminars, workshops, courses, facilities inspections, program evaluations for schools, colleges, universities, government, medical, and industry.
  • Leadership in Safety seminar for senior management or administration.
  • Provides advice on facilities design, safety program development, regulatory compliance loss control and risk management, expert witness testimony and editorial review.

Research

  • In the areas of hydrocarbon oxidation, dehydrohalogenation, oxydehydrogenation, nitrite reduction, aromatic animation, and thermal and photolytic chlorination.
  • Pilot plant scale catalytic hydrogenation of cellulosic wastes to fuel oil analytical development, plant operation, supervision of graduate students and tinder graduates, writing reports, proposals and technical papers.
  • Isolation and identification of natural products from fungi culture media.
  • The decomposition of substituted diazomethanes.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Founder and President, 1977 - Present

  • Conducts seminars, workshops, facilities inspections, program evaluations for schools, colleges, universities, government, medical, and industry.
  • Teaches Leadership in Safety seminar for senior management and administration.
  • Provides facilities advice on design, safety program development, regulatory compliance loss control and risk management, expert witness testimony and editorial review.

K & A, Natick, MA, President, 1985 - 2015

  • Formed this firm in 1985. Provided consulting work for various clients: facilities inspections, audits, and provided facilities advice on design, safety program development, and regulatory compliance loss control and risk management.

Curry College, Milton, MA, Professor of Chemistry, 1977 - 1998

  • Taught Introductory Science; General Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Industrial Chemistry; Organic Reaction Mechanisms; Environmental Chemistry; Chemical Technology; Science Seminar; and Safety, Toxicology, and Industrial Hygiene.

Other Curry College Activities

  • Coordinator of Grants Development
  • Faculty Advisor, Academic Advising Team
  • Athletics Committee, Chairman, Hall of Fame Committee
  • Admissions and Retention Committee
  • Long Range Planning Committee
  • NCAA Faculty Representative
  • EHS Coordinator

Dow Chemical Company, New England Research Laboratory, Wayland, MA, 1973 - 1977

Senior Research Chemist

  • Conducted research in the areas of hydrocarbon oxidation, dehydrohalogenation, oxydehydrogenation, nitrite reduction, aromatic animation, and thermal and photolytic chlorination.

Educator

  • Curry College Professor of Chemistry, Associate Professor, Teaching Introductory Science; General Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Industrial Chemistry; Organic Reaction Mechanisms; Environmental Chemistry; Chemical Technology; Science Seminar; and Safety.
  • Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene. Curry College, Instructor, Science Division, General Chemistry.
  • Westfield State College, Instructor, Physical Science Department.
  • WPI, Professor., Chem. Dept., Organic Chemistry. Coordinator and Lecturer in GC-MS course.
  • Tufts University. Certification for secondary school teaching (Chem.)

Safety Experience

  • President Emeritus/Founder/Clerk of the Board
  • President/CEO, Laboratory Safety Institute: An International Non-Profit Educational
  • Organization for Safety in Science and Science Education
  • Director, Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs, Curry College
  • New England Research Laboratory, Chairman Laboratory Safety Crew; Coordinator of Safety for Process Research Group; Revision of Lab safety policies and manual; advisor on shipment of hazardous materials; increased awareness of importance of OTJ safety; expanded and improved the new employee safety orientation; developed and initiated a program to share Dow's safety experience with colleges and universities.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Elected Sigma Xi
  • Petroleum Research Fund Fellow
  • Elected Phi Lambda Upsilon

Languages

  • German, conversational

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Chairman, Health and Safety Committee, Northeastern Section, American Chemical Society
  • Chairman, Safety and Health Committee, Curry College
  • Member, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety
  • Member, ACS Council Committee on Chemical Safety
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Science Advisor Committee
  • National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
  • Massachusetts Safety Council (MSC), Board of Directors
  • National Science Supervisors Association - NSELA
  • Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS)
  • National Association of Science Materials Managers (NAOSMM)
  • International Council for Associations of Science Education (ICASE), Chair Committee on Safety in Science Education
  • ANSI Z-87.1 Committee
  • ACS Division of Chemical Education, Safety Committee
  • STEMStates (www.stemstate.org); STEM Safety Committee Chair
  • NSTA, Safety Advisory Board

Awards

  • Curry College person of The Year Award
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow (WPI Chem. Eng. Dept.
  • Petroleum Research Fund Fellow, Elected Phi Lambda Upsilon
  • Curry College Athletic Hall of Fame

Education

  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
  • B.S. Chemistry, Tufts University, Medford, MA
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