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Quote To Live By: Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain

EXPERTISE:

  • Health and Safety Compliance Auditing
  • Industrial Hygiene Risk Assessments
  • Industrial Hygiene Monitoring
  • Health and Safety Training and Program Preparation and Implementation
  • Health and Safety Management Systems
  • IAQ Surveys
  • Building Forensics
  • Remediation Program Management
  • EHS Due Diligence

  • Full Profile

    Keith has over 20 years of extensive experience providing leadership in environmental, health and safety (EH&S) compliance, and industrial hygiene services to clients in a variety of business and industry segments including industrial manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceuticals, and commercial real estate sectors. His client and project management expertise includes safety and industrial hygiene compliance and program management; environmental remediation; environmental investigations and site assessments; indoor air quality (IAQ) and building forensics and diagnostics evaluations; EH&S auditing and compliance assistance; EH&S management systems auditing and program development; and training.

    As a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) and certified safety professional (CSP), Keith has served as a corporate health and safety officer for a US business of more than 1,200 employees as well as providing expert compliance and program assistance to multi-national and US clients. He understands the necessity of having an effective corporate Health and Safety program that keeps employees safe and productive. 

    EDUCATION

    •  B.S., Chemistry with Environmental Science Concentration, Ohio University, 1994

    CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

    • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), American Board of Industrial Hygiene, #9589CP
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Board of Certified Safety Professionals, #19772
    • USEPA Accredited Asbestos Building Inspector
    • USEPA and HUD Accredited Lead-Based Paint Building Inspector
    • Certified Asbestos Building Inspector, Maryland Department of the Environment
    • Licensed Asbestos Building Inspector, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

    KEY EXPERIENCE

    Occupational Safety and Health Experience

    Confidential Aircraft Engine Manufacturer
    Lead H&S Auditor

    Conducted health and safety compliance audits as a part of a multi-year comprehensive environmental, health and safety compliance program. The program included the implementation of an easy-to-use audit report that could track new and past deficiencies, allow site personnel to quickly reference regulatory citations, track ownership of the deficiency, and progress to deficiency closure. The site audits included all potentially applicable OSHA regulations as well as client-required corporate standards, which required thorough, immediate knowledge of these requirements.

    Government Contractor for Military Housing Property Management
    Project Manager

    A national property management firm with a multi-billion-dollar contract received multiple complaints regarding water intrusion and mold in on- and off-base housing at one the US Military’s largest installations. Poor response and maintenance elevated the problem to national media attention. We were retained to evaluate the extent of water intrusion and mold growth in over 500 military family units, prepare remediation protocols, oversee the implementation of remediation by third party contractors, verify the completeness of the remediation work, and formally document all stages of work. Our approach won the approval of the military as well as the military families at a time when tensions were increasing and the project was being judged in the court of public opinion. Within 4 months we conducted over 500 evaluations and prepared over 200 remediation protocols that followed industry standards from AHIA, ACGIH, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the State of Texas to ensure that the work was completed in such as manner as to not adversely affect undamaged parts of the homes and to protect the residents. Generally, our approached allowed the residents to stay at home during the remediation to prevent further disruption of their lives.

    Confidential Multi-National Financial Institution
    Project Manager and Implementation

    After 4 previous indoor air quality (IAQ) surveys the client continued to receive complaints related to “musty” and “stale” air. Proposal included a review of previous reports and the client requested collection of data including thermal comfort parameters, limited chemical sampling, and mold sampling. A review of previous reports showed that no review of the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) was conducted. Interviews of the complainants indicated that they arrive at the office early and may be experiencing a perceived problem when the HVAC system is on setback. A review of the HVAC system settings and collected data confirmed that the complainants were only having “issues” when the HVAC system was in overnight setback. Data also showed that IAQ parameters were within acceptable ranges. Our report recommended a change in HVAC settings or in employee scheduling. The client elected to change the HVAC settings and the complaints stopped. Having a comprehensive approach to IAQ as multi-faceted with many interrelated systems can save clients time and money and can provide real solutions to sometimes otherwise mysterious complaints.

    WSP USA Corp
    Health & Safety Officer

    Provided comprehensive occupational safety and health program management for a multi-disciplinary consulting firm of over 1,200 people. Employees conducted a wide range of services including office-based and field based tasks. Field-based tasks included working with chemical and physical hazards related to environmental remediation, building construction, and infrastructure construction. Prepared programs including HAZWOPER, fall protection, construction industry, respiratory protection, PPE, hearing conservation, and bloodborne pathogen prevention. Provided training including HAZWOPER, chemical hazard awareness, asbestos awareness, and respiratory protection. Implemented and maintained a medical monitoring program including annual physicals and hearing conservation testing. Advised C-suite staff on H&S matters including a zero harm program. Prepared and maintained all H&S reporting requirements including OSHA and third party (e.g., ISNet, BROWZ, Avetta).

    EH&S Due Diligence Experience

    Confidential Multi-National Tool Manufacturer
    Project Manager

    Assisted a Fortune 500 multi-national tool manufacturer with evaluating and estimating the EH&S liabilities of the acquisition and divestiture of businesses over the course of 15 years. These projects included a wide variety of target companies with numerous potential EH&S liabilities that required fast-paced response and a broad range of knowledge of EH&S regulatory climate to be able to provide a reliable recommendation to the client. Projects included sites in numerous countries including the US, Canada, UK, China, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and India. Our approach to the process provided the client with an easy to use report that highlighted material concerns while still including other issues without losing site of the goals of the acquisitions.

    Confidential Law Firm
    H&S Professional

    During the due diligence phase of a waste transportation, treatment, disposal company by an investment company conducted thorough compliance review of process safety management (PSM) programs. Sites included fuels blending, solvent recovery, incineration, and methane collection processes. The review of the programs included site visits and interviews with those responsible for the implementation and testing of the PSM programs as well as a document review of process hazard analyses and written policies.

    Remediation Experience

    Confidential Multi-National Tool Manufacturer
    Client Manager

    Managed a multi-national portfolio of sites requiring remediation of soil and/or groundwater for a Fortune 500 multi-national tool manufacturer. Average site remediation liability cost of the portfolio was approximately $3MM. Sites were in multiple jurisdictions with various levels of State and Federal Agency oversight. Soil and groundwater contaminants included chlorinated solvents, petroleum, heavy metals, manufactured gas plant waste, and PCBs. Remediation techniques included in situ oxidation and bio-enhancement, monitored natural attenuation, risk assessment, and excavation. Sites were entered, remediated and closed under the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Voluntary Action Program (VAP), the Pennsylvania Act 2 Program and the Pennsylvania Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA) program. Oversaw the closure of one of the first groundwater contamination sites under the Ohio EPA VAP site. Provided environmental remediation liability estimates for up to 20 sites per year. Over 15 years reduced the environmental liability by more than 60 percent.

    Confidential National Gasoline Retailer
    Project Manager

    Over the course of 6 years completed risk assessments, prepared the Corrective Action Plan, conducted oversight of demolition, prepared remedial system design, and conducted oversight of the implementation of groundwater management system in addition to construction oversight for the 2-acre neighborhood green space named Ridgely Manor Park, which is located on the site of 16 former residential properties with groundwater contamination. Challenges for the project included that the living spaces of some homes in the neighborhood were impacted by vapors from the historical release of gasoline to groundwater. The contaminated groundwater also regularly discharged to the surface of the residential properties and on to the local roadway. Assisted the client in approaching the community, local legislators, and a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing green space in Baltimore County, Maryland, with the idea of creating a park in the location under which the groundwater plume extended. The plan included the fair market value purchase of the homes, implementation of a groundwater management system, and the construction of a community park. Prepared a Corrective Action Plan under the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Oil Control Program (OCP) that included the demolition of 16 residential units, design and construction of a groundwater management system to properly control contaminated groundwater on the site, and construction of a 2-acre neighborhood green space and park.

    Managed oversight of demolition of the residential units, which included noise and aerosol particulate monitoring to ensure dust did not leave the property and sound levels did not exceed the local noise ordinances. Following demolition, the implementation of the MDE-approved groundwater management system began with the installation of a series of French drains designed to prevent impacted groundwater from seeping to the surface. The implementation of the groundwater management system and construction of the park required obtaining erosion and sediment control permits and forestry protection permits as well as State and County discharge permits.

    The final stage of the project was the oversight of construction of the community park where WSP contracted and supervised all contractors retained to grade, landscape, and build the park.

    Confidential Commercial/Residential Property Developer
    Project Manager

    Oversaw the Phase I, Phase II, contamination delineation, and cleanup of a leaking underground storage tank (LUST) site under the District of Columbia Department of Energy and the Environment Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP). The site formerly contained a gas station with known leaking USTs as well as adjacent to an active fueling station. The USTs were the responsibility of a multi-national gasoline retailer. Managed all of the field work, all of the negotiations with the agency, and all of the negotiations with the retailer. The site received one of the first No Further Action determinations under the VRP with negotiations successfully leaving the retailer with responsibility for remaining groundwater contamination.

    Confidential Commercial/Residential Property Developer
    Project Manager

    Oversaw the Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, hazardous materials survey, hazardous materials abatement, contaminated soil delineation, contaminated soil management, and cleanup of two properties as part of a public-private partnership (P3) in the District of Columbia. Both sites were former DC public properties comprising of a school, a library, a police station, and a fire station. Plans for the P3 development included the demolition of the existing buildings and the construction of mixed-use buildings that will be used by both public and private entities. Phase I environmental site assessments identified leaking underground storage tanks and the likely presence of hazardous building materials. Hazardous materials surveys identified hazardous building materials including asbestos containing materials, lead-based paint, and other materials that required special handling and management during demolition activities. Oversaw the removal of hazardous building materials before demolition. Phase II environmental site assessments identified contaminated soil from leaking underground storage tanks. Managed the excavation and proper disposal of contaminated soil. Obtained No Further Action determinations from DC DOEE for all properties.

    Confidential Multi-National Tool Manufacturer
    Project Manager

    Oversaw the investigation of contaminated groundwater in residential drinking water wells under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Hazardous Site Cleanup Act (HSCA). Samples were collected from taps in private residences, which showed impacts from a shuttered upgradient manufacturing facility formerly owned by a client. Managed the implementation of PADEP HSCA corrective actions, which included the negotiations with private residents to accept public water in place of contaminated wells, the installation of over 1 mile of public water lines, the connection of 28 homes to public water, the abandonment of potable water wells. The HSCA corrective action was followed by closure of the groundwater impacts on the former manufacturing facility property under the PADEP Act 2 voluntary cleanup program.

    PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

    Green, K., Ramich, C. 2010. Implementing an Indoor Air Quality/Construction Hygiene Plan: Design, Construction, and Commissioning Considerations. Proceedings of Lorman Education Series.

    Bonner, C., Green K. 2001. “Brownfields Update: The Reform of the Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative”. Remediation: The Journal of Environmental Cleanup Costs, Technologies & Techniques. Volume 11, Number 4.