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Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene Manager

Flemington, New Jersey, 08822, United States
February 07, 2018

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Flemington, NJ 08822 mobile: (973) ***-****

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY – Career environmental and occupational health professional with additional training and experience in classic environmental health and wellness and health promotions program. Seek to integrate technical, interpersonal and managerial skills into a forward looking team that aligns the principles of health prevention and worker health protection with business vision and objectives.


Occupational Health Manager February 2017 - Current

Bayer US LLC, Country Health Safety and Environment

100 Bayer Boulevard, Whippany, NJ 07981

Mark April, Supervisor


Design and establish US Country Industrial Hygiene program serving 5 large active ingredient product production sites and over 120 smaller soybean and wheat breeding sites and various seed sites and research laboratories. Develop industrial hygiene program tracking platform in Medgate/Cority. Develop contracts to sustain third party industrial hygiene and analytical laboratory service provision relationship. Perform gap analysis against existing company industrial hygiene platform policies and for exposure assessment, biosafety, radiology, noise, ergonomics and program integrity.

Acting Chief of Operations 2014 to 2016

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Program Support Center (PSC)

Federal Occupational Health Service (FOH)

Wellness and Health Promotion Services Division (WHPS)

26 Federal Plaza, Room 138A, New York, NY 10278

CDR Susan Steinman, Supervisor, Telephone (202) ***-**** (may contact)


Create and manage the operations of a national regional wellness and health promotion services program (WHPS) for over 200 thousand federal employees in federal agencies participating in the FOH “FedStrive” reimbursable health services provision program in federal installations throughout the United States.

Supervise the activities of eight (New York, Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Denver, Dallas and San Francisco) contractor Health Promotion Coordinators (HPC), Registered Dietitians (RD’s) and up to three federal employee (FTE)

Design and communicate wellness and health promotion program elements incorporating the Surgeon General’s National Health prevention Strategy.

Ensure that each HPC develop a comprehensive outreach program plan involving key federal stakeholders (client agencies including the EPA, SSA, DOJ, Treasury, Homeland Security, GSA and others)

Develop and track program metrics for gauging program participation and success of need-based services delivery.

Develop biometrics screening program for population trends related to the success of the WHPS program.

Serve as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (FAC-COR, Level II) overseeing contract compliance and technical accuracy of delivered services

Serve as security point of contact, scheduling and approval of leave requests, time tracking, budgeting of appropriations, procurements and expenses.

Occupational Health Services Manager 1991 to 2014

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Program Support Center (PSC)

Federal Occupational Health (FOH)

Environmental Health and Safety Services (EHSS)

26 Federal Plaza, Room 3337, New York, NY 10278

George Bearer, Supervisor, Telephone (301) ***-**** (may contact)


Established and managed a fully operational environmental and occupational health consultation and service provision to all federal agencies in Region II (NY, NJ, PR and USVI). Vetted, hired and managed all contract safety and health staff providing services to federal agency managers and employees in Region II.

Key Accomplishments

Serve as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) overseeing technical accuracy of delivered services. Responsible for contracts administration and the marketing, selling, cost estimating, delivery, cost accounting, and quality improvement of environmental and occupational safety and health services. Participate in Contract/Blanket Purchase Agreement award process. Conduct negotiations; perform Technical Evaluation of offeror credentials, experience, and education

Routinely issue delivery orders and monitor service provision process from start to completion. Ensure that services delivered by contractors comply with the quality standards established by the Federal Occupational Health Program.

Responsible for all aspects of budget tracking for services provided under interagency agreement as well as fiscal viability of the New York Office.

Conducted field safety and health assessment for federal agencies including but, but not limited to the FAA, FDA, USDA, Customs, SSA, DEA, INS, NPS, FDA, and others. Surveys involve indoor air quality, safety, fire and evacuation plans, hazardous materials exposure assessments, and mold and asbestos contamination episodes

Design and conduct training on collateral duty safety and health, bloodborne pathogens, personal protective equipment, confined space entry, lockout/tagout

Authorized holder of Government IPAC and Travel VISA Cards, approving official

Key Accomplishments

Established a fully-operational, reimbursable environmental and occupational safety and health service provision program for FOH in Region 2 (NY, NJ, PR, USVI)

Assumed the role of manager for the provision of environmental and occupational health and safety services to federal agencies in Region 1 for four years

Established contracts with, and managed numerous contract safety and health professionals providing services to federal government agencies

Maintained fiscal solvency (covered the costs) of Region II operations every year

Created and managed an ongoing, six-year service provision relationship with Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters in Washington, DC. Served as national project manager and industrial hygiene technical consultant on the creation of an FAA agency-wide employee medical surveillance program

Managed a pilot fall-protection system installation project for the FAA in various FAA Sector Maintenance Offices located the Northeastern Region

Personally conducted numerous safety and health field investigations in USDA, FAA, INS, CBP, DEA, NPS, GSA, FDA, SSA, USARC, and other military worksites

Worked in direct contact with the FBI Occupational Safety and Environmental Program as part of the Joint Terrorism Taskforce in response to post-9/11 disaster activities on the Staten Island Fresh kills Landfill and at Ground Zero and surrounding federal buildings

Provided consultation to FBI field offices on Anthrax exposure and developed a Biosafety Cabinet-based mail intake and handling exposure control operating procedure for the FBI mail handing process


Eisenhardt, DJ, E. Olmsted, C. Proctor, R. Boesch, M. Goldstein, W. Jones, D. Lewis. Health and Safety Assessment of Salmonella Enteritidis Field Activities Part One: Industrial Hygiene Survey of Environmental Sampling at Three Egg Production Facilities Abstract/Poster; AIHCE 1995

Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator 1990-1991

Fire Department of the City of New York

250 Livingston Street

Brooklyn, NY 11210

Chief Anthony DeVita, Supervisor; Telephone (718) ***-****


Responsible for uniformed firefighter and civilian compliance with federal, state and local occupational safety and health regulations. In charge of direct communication with New York State Department of Labor, Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) regarding departmental compliance with safety and health regulations. Routinely briefed departmental management (deputy commissioner, fire chiefs) on the status of health and safety program and compliance.

Key Accomplishments

Served on the committee conducting the study of diesel exhaust exposures in firehouses resulting in department-wide installation of exhaust control hose systems

Routinely performed safety and health field surveys (e.g., asbestos, lead, welding fume exposure)

Created and implemented a department-wide civilian hazard communication training program

Revised department Hazard Communication Program and Bloodborne Pathogens Programs

Responsible for abatement of workplace safety and health violations resulting in a savings to the department of thousands of dollars in NY State Dept. of Labor fines

Senior Industrial Hygienist (Level II) 1989 to 1990

New York City Mayor's Office of Operations

Citywide Office of Occupational Safety and Health

11 Park Place, New York, NY 10007

Sylvia Pryce, Supervisor; Telephone: (212) ***-****


In addition to the responsibilities of Level I Industrial Hygienist listed below, performed junior staff supervision and training in industrial hygiene, participated in Mayoral Agency (Police, Fire, Buildings, Taxi and Limousine Commission) policy-making processes, acted as agency liaison and technical oversight for occupational health initiatives leading to policies on lead, asbestos, hazardous materials exposure controls.

Key Accomplishments

Industrial hygiene project manager on citywide New York Police Department (NYPD) firing range lead exposure assessment project in 11 indoor and one large outdoor firing ranges

Conducted on-going field safety and health inspections in mayoral agency work sites including welding shops, vehicle maintenance facilities, and administrative offices.


Nunez, C., S Klitzman, H. Sterling, A. Orlando, D. Eisenhardt. Lead Exposure and Control at NYPD Firing Ranges. Occupational Lead Poisoning Section: Contributed Paper; APHA 1991.

Industrial Hygienist (Level I) 1987 to 1989

New York City Mayor's Office of Operations

Citywide Office of Occupational Safety and Health

11 Park Place, New York, NY 10007

Sylvia Pryce, Supervisor; Telephone: (212) ***-****


Responsible for the evaluation of, and providing recommendations for, remediation of health and safety hazards in City of New York work sites. Asbestos hazard assessments, employee exposure monitoring (personal and environmental methods), sound level surveys and noise dosimetry, report research and writing, familiarization with, and interpretation of federal, NJ/NYS state, and local occupational safety and health regulations. Conducted training for New York State Right-to-Know and federal OSHA Hazard Communication regulations.

Key Accomplishments

Obtained NY City Department of Environmental Protection, Asbestos Investigator License and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, Asbestos Inspector License and conducted asbestos building surveys numbering in the hundreds for the Mayor’s office of operations

Managed a project involving the survey of asbestos containing materials in daycare centers and senior centers operated by the city of New York

Conducted comprehensive industrial hygiene surveys in Mayoral agency work sites including NYPD, Parks Dept., Dept. of Sanitation, Human Resources Administration, Fire Department, and Chief Medical Examiner’s Office

Research Immunologist 1985 to 1987

Department of Clinical Immunology,

Mount Sinai Medical School

One Gustav Levy Place, New York, NY

Dr. Lloyd F. Mayer, MD, Supervisor: Telephone: (212) ***-****


Conducted research into the propagation of normal and diseased human colonic epithelial cells for use in examining cell surface antigen presentation and cellular role in T-cell help and suppression in the bowel. Created monoclonal antibodies to colonic epithelial cell-surface antigens.

Key Accomplishments

Creation of methods to maintain viable human colonic epithelial cells in culture

Researched and created monoclonal antibodies against human colonic epithelial cells

Trained numerous doctoral and medical students on tissue culture methods

Managed several ongoing research projects resulting in publications


Mayer, L., D. Eisenhardt, P. Saloman, W. Bauer, R. Plous and L. Piccininni. Expression of Class II Molecules on Intestinal Epithelial Cells in Man: Differences Between Normal and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterology 1989

Mayer, L., D. Eisenhardt and R. Schlien, 1988. Selective Induction of Antigen Non-specific Suppressor Cells with Normal Gut Epithelium as Accessory Cells. Progress in Allergy 24:78

Mayer, L., and D. Eisenhardt, Lack of Induction of Suppressor T-Cells by Intestinal Epithelial Cells from Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Primary Defect? J of Clinical Investigation

Mayer, L., and D. Eisenhardt, Lack of Induction of Suppressor T-Cells by Intestinal Epithelial Cells from Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Primary Defect? (Abstract) Gastroenterology 92:1524

Mayer, L., and D. Eisenhardt, Lack of Induction of CD8+ T-Cells by Normal Intestinal Epithelium. (Abstract) Gastroenterology 94:293


Master of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health Science

City University of New York, New York, NY

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health Science

Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Minor in Chemistry

Western Washington State University, Bellingham, WA


Supervisor Training

Supervisor 101 – Supervising Federal Employees – Spring, 2016

Grants & Contracts

DHHS FAC-COR Level II Certified – 2016

DHHS FAC-COR Level II 2010 - 2012

DHHS/HRSA, Basic Project Officer/Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative

Training - 1997

Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health

OSHA Combustible and Explosive Dust Assessment Training, Spring 2017

OSHA Lockout/Tagout Training, Spring 2017

Registered Environmental Health Specialist Review Course, Plymouth MA, 2010

Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review, University of Cincinnati, 1997

Industrial Hygiene Management, AIHCE, New Orleans, LA, 1993

Bloodborne Pathogens Course, NYC Transit Authority, Brooklyn, NY, 1991

Hazardous Materials Training Course, NJ State Fire College, 1991

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training, NCC, Garden City, NY, 1991

Construction Safety, College of Staten Island, NY, 1989

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, AIHA, White Plains, NY, 1988

Principles of Radiation Protection, UW, Seattle, WA, 1985

Laboratory Safety and Biological Safety Practices, UW, Seattle, WA, 1984


Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, World Trade Center Disaster Response Team, April 2000.

Department of Health and Human Services, Award for Support of Efforts to Mitigate Substantial Computer Virus Threat, May 2000.

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Administrator’s Citation for Outstanding Performance, National Lead-in-Water Testing Initiative for the U.S. Social Security Administration, September 1997

Department of the Treasury, Award for Patriotic Service in Support of U.S. Savings Bonds, 1994

Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Scholarship in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, City University of New York, 1990


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