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Atlantic Environmental Inc. has provided expert services on Environmental, Health and Safety issues for the past 40 years. We translate highly technical, scientific information into real and practical terms to assist attorneys in providing the best legal advice and direction in litigation issues involving chemical and environmental issues. We have substantial experience in appearing for deposition and trial as an expert witness
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Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP is the CEO and President of Atlantic Environmental Inc which he founded in 1978.. He earned his MS in Preventative Medicine and Environmental Health and his BS in Zoology. Mr. Sheriff was a former Manager of Health Safety & Environmental for Sun Chemical Corporation and an Industrial Hygienist and Loss Control Rep. for Continental Insurance Co. He served in the US Army - Vietnam Era. He is a Past-President of the American Industrial Hygiene Association(AIHA) He has acted as Expert Witness in Asbestos Personal Injury Litigation(Defense), Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Disease, and Indoor Air Quality/Mold over the last 25 years.
Henry P. Shotwell, Ph.D., CIH is the Senior Consultant of Atlantic Environmental Inc. He earned a Ph.D. in Systems Safety Engineering, an MS in Biomedical Sciences and a BS in Biology & Chemistry. Dr. Shotwell is a former Director, IH & Safety for Environmental Waste Management Associates and a former Manager of Health & Environmental Safety for Sun Chemical. He has acted as Expert Witness in a variety of Industrial Hygiene, Mold, and Toxic Tort cases as both plaintiff and defense expert.
Bobby L. Lanford, PhD is a Forest Operations Consultant assisting forestry equipment manufactures, forestry products manufacturers, forest management companies and logging companies with training and logging systems evaluations. Dr. Lanford has over 35 years of experience developing business plans, performing cost benefit analyses, and evaluating businesses for companies involved with forest engineering and manufacturing concepts. Dr. Lanford has offered forest management advice, equipment, and logging system selection consultation for various companies including Caterpillar, Timberjack, Valmet, Melroe, and Ponsse. Selected Consulting Experience Includes:
David Wilshaw, MS, PG has over 35 years of international experience in Engineering Geology, Geotechnics, Hydrogeology and Geoenvironmental Assessments. He is licensed as a Professional Geologist in Florida, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Mr. Wilshaw is also a Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London in the United Kingdom. He has been Adjunct Professor of Earth Science since 2015. Over a long career, Mr. Wilshaw has provided geological, geotechnical & geoenvironmental expertise for residential, commercial & retail development, public buildings and infrastructure, open pit and underground mining reclamation, power plants, roads, railroads and ports. He has extensive experience in pre-construction geohazard and contaminated land assessment. He has been the statutory Professional Geologist pursuant to s.627.707 Florida Statutes for more than 850 sinkhole insurance claims and he is a certified Neutral Evaluator (under s.627.7074 Florida Statutes). Mr. Wilshaw has extensive peer review & litigation experience, having provided expert witness testimony at over 140 depositions and over 35 trials. Mr. Wilshaw is also majority owner and President of Integrity Drilling & Geophysical Services, LLC, www.idgsfl.com, providing geotechnical drilling, soil testing and geophysical surveying throughout Florida. IGDS owns and operates four (4) SPT drilling rigs, GPR equipment and a soil testing laboratory.
Consulting Services Include:
Forensic Geology Industrial Groundwater Pollution Toxic Tort Strategy Environmental Surface and Groundwater Pollution Mapping of Surface and Groundwater Contamination Forensic Hydrology Groundwater Computer Modeling Aquifer Systems Analysis Hazardous Spill Releases Geological and Geophysical Data Acquisition, Processing and Analysis Geological and Geophysical Mapping of Reservoirs Observational Field Programs Reflection and Refraction Seismology Forensic Seismology Seismic Investigations Oil and Gas Operations and Operator Performance Marine and Land Seismic Operations Value Analysis of Proprietary Geophysical and Geological Data 2D and 3D Reflection Seismology Modeling and Analysis Fluid Dynamics and Reservoir Analysis Toxic Fluid Migration Class Action and Force Majeure Cases
Technical assistance to counsel in litigation involving Fires and Explosions, Chemical and Environmental Forensics, Hazardous Waste and Materials, Regulatory Compliance, Dioxins, and injury or chemical exposure claims including those due to hazardous materials or operations. We provide the technical expertise and develop the evidentiary basis for legal arguments relying on or involving:
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Howard Spielman achieved his B.S. in Public Health from UCLA in 1956 and his M.A. in Health and Safety Science from CSULA in 1967. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Certified Asbestos Consultant and Certified Lead Inspector/Assessor and Project Monitor.
Mr. Spielman worked as an Industrial Hygienist for the City of Los Angeles for 4 years and for Northrop Corporation for 5 years. He was the Corporate Manager of Environmental Health and Safety for Hughes Aircraft Company for 7 years and for the past 45 years he has been the president of Health Science Associates, a full service consulting, technical services and training firm specializing in occupational and environmental health and safety solutions and litigation support.
Health Science Associates (HSA) is a full service consulting, technical and training firm specializing in Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Solutions. HSA was founded in 1970 by industrial hygiene pioneer Howard Spielman, CIH, CSP, SMS, REHS, CAC and has a long-standing reputation for setting and raising the standards for a wide range of services. Combining over 100 years of experience, their highly trained and certified team of industrial hygienists and safety professionals have a proven record of success providing solutions for industrial, commercial, governmental, association, professional, insurance, legal, community, residential, and academia. HSA's consulting practices include providing a wide range services that include, but are not limited to, traditional industrial hygiene evaluations and investigations, indoor air quality (IAQ) evaluations, and investigations, environmental evaluations and investigations, asbestos and lead-based paint (LBP) consulting services, and microbiological (i.e. bacteria and fungi) investigations and evaluations. Their consulting services also include specification preparation and monitoring and administration of the specification for a multitude of large and small projects, including asbestos abatement, LBP, mercury contamination, bird feces, and microbiological projects. They audit employer health and safety programs and write Operations and Maintenance (O & M) programs, respiratory protection programs, illness and injury prevention programs, and much more. Consulting Services:
Howard B. Spielman, President, CIH, CSP, SMS, REHS, CAC, is considered a pioneer in the Industrial Hygiene industry with more than 40 years of experience performing IAQ, Health, and Safety Reviews. He was a member of the Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee that drafted California's first standard for the control of occupational exposure. He also provided input for legislative hearings that led to California's prohibition of asbestos in sprayed-on construction materials. Mr. Spielman has taught the "Managing and Controlling Asbestos Contamination/Exposure" course and significant portions of the AHERA Building Inspector and Management Planner courses offered by the University of Southern California's Institute of Safety and Systems Management. He also teaches HSA's in-house course which is equivalent to the AHERA supervisor course and OSHA competent person training. Mr. Spielman serves as a consultant for a variety of clients and has prepared numerous specifications for removal, renovation work, and maintenance activities. He also provides consultation to the legal profession and has been an expert witness in a variety of cases. Email Howard Spielman
Joel I. Berman, Vice President, CIH, CSP, CAC, CIAQM, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and a California Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC). Mr. Berman has also added the Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) designation to his list of certifications. His duties include project oversight of HSA's professional and technician staff, project set-up, field investigations, report writing and review, etc. He has a BS in Business Administration with an option in Marketing from Long Beach State. Mr. Berman has been employed with HSA since 1985. He has performed various duties with HSA: technician; project manager; Industrial Hygienist; Director of Health and Safety Services; and Vice President. He has provided consulting to HSA's clientele on various health and safety issues including, but not limited to: asbestos; radon; mercury; indoor air quality; safety evaluation; program management; and in the Southern California area is a well known and respected expert witness in various areas of practice, including fungal contamination issues. Email Joel Berman
Kathy S. Jones — Vice President, CIH, CAC, LPM/IA, CIAQM, is responsible for technical management and quality control. She supervises the work of professional staff assigned to implement Industrial Hygiene sampling strategies designed by either herself or others. As a management consultant, Ms. Jones will also review client Industrial Hygiene and Safety programs to ensure that they are complete and that they meet or exceed the requirements set by Cal/OSHA; review and prepare client safety data sheets (SDSs); and provide professional training. Previously, Ms. Jones developed and directed HSA's fully accredited industrial hygiene laboratory for 13 years. Under her direction, the laboratory went from a single person laboratory to a staff of 30 full-time chemists operating seven days per week/18 hours per day. Certifications and accreditations, including full AIHA Laboratory Accreditation, State of California Drinking Water and Hazardous Waste Certification and National Institutes for Standards and Technology Accreditation in Bulk and Airborne Asbestos Analysis, were obtained under her direction. Currently, Ms. Jones is also a Site Assessor for the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Email Kathy Jones