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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
For over 40 years, Chuck Dutill, P.E., D.F.E. has been performing hydrology and environmental engineering nationwide. He has focused on wastewater, stormwater, flooding, sewers, septic systems, groundwater, drainage, hydrology, hydraulics, drinking water, mold, erosion, and air quality. The hydrology, civil engineering, and environmental engineering work of Mr. Dutill has been heavily concentrated in:
Mr. Dutill also has significant engineering experience in the areas of design, construction management, operation and maintenance assistance, and community acceptance. He serves as a civil engineer, environmental engineer, and hydrologist on a consulting basis for private, institutional, and governmental clients. Expertise:
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Peter Howell has almost 50 years of experience in the Design, Operation, Maintenance and Management of Chemical and Petrochemical Facilities with positions such as process engineer, project engineer, maintenance foreman, technical manager, engineering manager, plant manager and vice president and general manager.
Mr. Howell has extensive experience in developing, implementing and auditing the elements of OSHA's process safety management (PSM) regulation and EPA's risk management plan (RMP). He also has extensive experience in accident and incident investigations involving fire, explosion, and release of toxic and hazardous materials.
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Paul Gantt is a Safety Engineer with more than 35 years experience in the fields of regulatory compliance, and the development and delivery of workplace safety programs and systems.
After serving in the Fire Service as Chief Officer, Mr. Gantt founded Safety Compliance Management. He is the Pesident, and is Principal of a team legal expert. He is a Board Certified Safety Professional, Environmental Health and Safety Trainer and Construction Health and Safety Technician.
Mr. Gantt has authored two textbooks and numerous articles in his fiekld of work. He is a frequent speaker at national safety conferences, such as the National Safety Council and the American Society of Safety Engineers.
Litigation Support - Mr. Gantt has considerable legal experience in the areas of:
Scott L. Turner is a highly qualified Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Transportation Expert and HazMat Expert with over 25 years experience in the highly specialized field of CMV crashes and incidents, and 16 years as the CEO of a nationwide CMV crash & HazMat disaster response corporation.
Mr. Turner's career includes personal response and/or investigation of over 1,000 CMV crashes, 200 cargo-tank truck crashes/incidents and a multitude of industrial setting incidents including fixed facilities, loading docks and loading rack disasters. His FMCSR and PHMSA knowledge, detailed reporting and powerfully delivered testimony can be a focal point of any civil litigation, where commercial motor vehicle crashes and/or transit incidents are at issue, with or without hazmat involvement.
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