EDUCATION

Master of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health (Industrial Hygiene Emphasis), California State University, Northridge, 1994
Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987
Certificate of Completion, Toxic and Hazardous Materials Control and Management (8 Course Program), University of California Los Angeles, Spring 1989

CERTIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Certified in Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH) # 6755
  • Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) Issued by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. #15170
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, issued by Institute of Hazardous Materials management (CHMM) # 3070
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), # 7043
  • 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training (hazwopper)
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Asbestos Project Design
  • Asbestos Building Inspector

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Robert has over 30 years of increasing leadership roles in the Environmental Health and Safety field. Prior to joining FACS, Robert led a team of ~ 65 Health and safety Professionals at a large California University for approximately 12 years.

Throughout his career, Robert has provided both public and private sector professional support in diverse areas in the field of health and safety including public and private sector organizations. He has comprehensive experience in industrial hygiene and safety services such as OSHA compliance audits, accident investigations and analysis, site remediation, employee training, industrial safety, and indoor air quality to a diverse array of industries and employers that include healthcare, construction, research laboratories, semi conductor manufacturing, commercial and residential real estate, and more. He also has unique experience in biological safety, radiation safety, laboratory safety, ergonomics, DEA Controlled substances, occupational health, fire and life safety, emergency response, confined space entry, ventilation, compliance auditing, SCBA management, hazardous material abatement oversight, emergency shower/eyewash management, fume hood monitoring, site remediation, etc.

Short Courses/Symposiums

  • Occupational Health Surveillance and Monitoring in Biological Laboratories and Animal facilities, American Biological Safety Association, 2008
  • Molecular Biology 201, American Biological Safety Association,2008
  • Auditing for the Safety Professional, American Biological Safety Association, 2008
  • Designing BSL-3 Mechanical Systems to Fail, 2008
  • Workers Comp 101, A day in the life of a claim, 2009
  • Advanced issues in Workers Compensation, 2009
  • Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety, 2011
  • Occupational and Environmental Toxicology for the OSH Professional, 2011
  • The Physics behind Biocontainment, 2011
  • Viral Vector Technology and Risk Assessment, American Biological Safety Association, 2011
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Ventilation, 2004
  • Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Job and Worker, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, 2002
  • California Medical and Health Disaster Management, 2004
  • Microbial Contamination, Sampling, Laboratory, Remediation and Health Risks, Forensic Analytical Specialties, inc., 2002
  • Preventing and Treating Biological Exposures, Eagleson Institute, 2015
  • Preparing for an AAALAC Visit, Eagleson institute, 2015
  • Beyond the ABSs of IBCs, Institutional Biosafety Committee Conference, 2015
  • Annual California Conference, Connecting Sound Science and Responsible EH&S Solutions, 2013
  • Industrial Hygiene Forum Series: Respiratory Protection, 1996
  • 7th Annual Epidemiology “Prevention of Infectious Diseases, 2000
  • The Challenge of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & HONORS

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Society of Safety Professionals