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.
Dr. William R. Sawyer is a Professional Toxicologist with a doctorate in toxicology from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine and has over 30 years of extensive experience in Public Health and Forensic Toxicology. Forensic Environmental & Laboratory Analyses. Through education and experience, Dr. Sawyer has gained extensive expertise in Forensic Petroleum Analyses, Environmental and Clinical Forensic Analyses. With over 23 years of laboratory experience and over 14 years experience as a licensed environmental and forensic laboratory director in New York State, he has directed forensic laboratory analyses, sampling protocol and chain-of-custody in criminal and civil matters and has provided petroleum spill assessments to multiple clients including governmental environmental agencies (NYSDEC), Departments of Justice, various State Attorney General Offices (New York, Montana), defense and plaintiff law firms and industry. Petroleum spill and exposure assessment reports have provided an objective determination to within a reasonable degree of scientific certainty. Dr. Sawyer is a noted author having written numerous publications, abstracts, treatises and editorials on subjects within his field of expertise. He has also delivered professional presentations on the "Fundamentals of Medical Toxicology" and "Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS)" to such entities as The American Board of Forensic Medicine & The American College of Forensic Examiners among others. Lisa Myers interviews Dr. Sawyer on NBC Nightly News As a Board Certified Toxicologist, Dr. Sawyer provides impartial toxicological evaluations involving:
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Increased quality and integrity of written expert reports, based on an expanded knowledge base Time savings by only having to coordinate and discuss a case with one expert as opposed to two or more Since there is so much overlap between fields in the medical profession it is often hard to determine where one scope ends and another begins. This ambiguity is dramatically decreased , and scope increased by combining physician, pharmacist, and pharmacologist into one Communication skills of a pharmacist and experience dealing directly with the lay-public, in addition to the knowledge and background of a physician is extremely beneficial describing technical details to a jury Practicing in different realms within the healthcare field has allowed Dr. Lee to integrate the multiple facets giving him a unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has
Criminal and Civil Cases Anaphylactic Reactions Overdosel Wrongful Death Cardiac Arrest Respiratory Arrest Fentanyl Overdose Dilaudid Overdose Pharmacist Mis-Fills Pharmacist Dispensing Errors Pharmacy Standard of Care Medication Adverse Effects Falls Related to Medications (in and out of hospital) Toxicology/Toxic Reactions Medical Marijuana Positive Drug Screens in the Workplace Workplace Safety Fit for Duty Testing
Toxicology Epidemiology Industrial Hygiene Mold Asbestos Benzene Biomedical Engineering Accident Reconstruction Electrocution Building Related Disease Biomechanics Bed Bugs
Dr. Ewen Todd is a Food Safety Expert with over 45 years of experience in the reporting and surveillance of Foodborne Disease, as well as development of analytical methods for identifying foodborne pathogens. As a result of his knowledge of foodborne disease and work researching different pathogens and toxins, Dr. Todd has influenced research programs and regulatory approaches taken by the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada. In the US, he held the position of Director of the National Food Safety and Toxicology Center and the Food Safety Policy Center at Michigan State University. A leader in microbial research, foodborne disease surveillance, costing of outbreaks, food safety policy, seafood toxins, standard setting, risk assessment, risk management and risk communication, his presentations and food safety programs have been influential in many countries including China, Cambodia, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Europe, as well as Canada, and the USA. Dr. Todd has delivered over 400 presentations and posters at national and international meetings, with over 200 invitations to speak and teach workshops. An acclaimed author in the field of Foodborne Illness, he has written 109 research papers, 16 reviews, 36 book chapters and booklets, 40 departmental publications, 37 conference proceedings, 9 laboratory methods, 56 investigational and editorial articles, 90 published abstracts, and 3 editing of proceedings or books. Dr. Todd has received 20 appointments and awards, including the Excellence in Science Award for 1998, the first to be awarded by Health Canada. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Association for Food Protection and MSU University Outreach and Engagement as well as Editor in Chief for the Elsevier Encyclopaedia of Food Safety. Dr. Todd's Consulting services are available to businesses and governments internationally. He responds to telephone calls, emails, and written requests for information on food and waterborne disease. Consulting Services Include
Forensic MED Group’s team of exceptionally skilled and highly respected practitioners provide a full range of medical-legal services. Our experts provide direct evaluation services that result in clearly-stated opinions supported by substantial medical-legal evidence as well as relevant standards of practice and medical research.
Our clinical experts work alongside experienced and accomplished administrative personnel. Together, we possess a thorough understanding of all legal and necessary procedures ensuring accuracy and efficiency in evaluating and reporting.
FMG practitioners conduct detailed and meticulous medical-legal evaluations to provide clear, comprehensive, quality and timely services to all parties.
We offer evaluations for medical, psychiatric, psychological and comorbid conditions.
The following is a list of the services we provide:
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