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Manager Engineer

Kenner, LA
March 09, 2019

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Andrew H. Rodgers B.A. (Hons), Cert. Ed., Ph.D., C.I.H., (Retired C.S.P. C.F.P.S. C.H.O.)

Address: * ******** ****** ******, ** 70065.

Contact: Tel: 504-***-**** E-mail:


Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry (minor Biochemistry) – University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

B.A. Hons. Chemistry (minor Geology) - University of Keele, Staffordshire, England.


Consultant - Alpha Omega Environmental Inc D/B/A Rodgers & Associates.

Certified Industrial Hygiene Mold Surveyor Freeport McMoran Offshore – Evaluated 23 off shore oil and gas facilities living quarters for mold issues prior to abatement.

Lead Risk Assessor Consultant – LA Department of Human Health & Hospitals/City of New Orleans – Performed over 150 Child Elevated Lead Level Investigations.

Performed Negative Exposure Assessments (Lead Silica and Benz a poyrene) for McDonagh 35 school site remediation.

PSM Auditor – Safety Pro Resources Baton Rouge –

Performed eight Contractor Safety Audits Marathon Refinery Garyville.

Industrial Hygienist – IMTT Geisemar – Performed industrial hygiene monitoring of loaders

2006 – 2018

Adjunct Process Technology Instructor - Nunez Community College, Chalmette LA

Teach Fluid Mechanics, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental & Safety to students seeking Associate Degrees in Process Technology and subsequent employment in local Chemical Plants, Refineries Oil & Gas.

2003 – 2006

Director of Safety Health and Environmental Affairsr – Xavier University, New Orleans, LA.

Air Permit Compliance. Hazardous Waste Disposal. Asbestos Management, Safety Management. Fleet Management. LADEQ Lead and Asbestos Training Manager. Life Safety Coordinator. Assistant Radiation Safety Officer.

Post Katrina Safety & Environmental Support – Flooded Vehicle Inventory.

Pre Entry & Post Entry Inspections. Hazardous waste management.

Post Rita Safety & Environmental Support – Asbestos Abatement Air Monitoring & Industrial Hygiene Support in Conjunction with the Student Environmental Club/Xavier Environmental Technicians. CIH Stamped Air Monitoring Data per USACE Requirements.

2001 – 2003

Environmental Manager -Citywide Testing & Inspection, New Orleans, LA.

Storm water Quality Improvement Studies - Perform testing and evaluation of storm water discharge from the London Avenue Canal to reduce pollution entering Lake Pontchatrain.

Sediment Testing - Sediment testing reports for dredging permits from Army Corps of Engineers. Testing includes biomonitoring of sediment toxicity and bioaccumulation studies.

Landfill Permit - Construction and Demolition landfill permit (Killona, St Charles Parish) from LADEQ.

Desire Revitalization – Phase I & II Environmental Studies to determine impacts of demolition and adjacent NPL Agricultural landfill on the site. Asbestos abatement prior to demolition.

St. Thomas Redevelopment – HUD Part 58 Env Assessment. Noise assessments. Conformity evaluations for Orleans Parish Ozone attainment plan. Storm water permit for activities over 5 acres.

Beach Grove Apartment Complex, Christopher Homes, Gulf way Terrace Apartments, building inspections in support of demolition or renovation activities.

Lead Abatement Design Specifications Review – Pontable Building, Covington Elementary.

American Can Apartment Complex – Asbestos inspections & abatement

Jefferson Parish Schools, St Charles & St John Library Systems – Mold assessments.

F.C.C. – NEPA Environmental and Biological Assessments for T-Mobile cellular tower sites.

Gust Redevelopment - Air monitoring of day care and school in support of demolition activities.

Certified, mold testing and inspection for occupied 450 Unit high-rise under litigation.

Fischer Revitalization - HUD Part 58 Env Assessment for project funding (124 MMUS$).

Asbestos abatement design and air monitoring of Fischer High-rise prior to implosion Jan 2004.

Air monitoring for adjacent New Orleans Public Schools subsequent to implosion.

Post Katrina Safety & Environmental Support –

New Orleans Sewage and Water Board – Parish wide quantitative building wind and water damage assessment, Mold abatement specifications & clearance for HQ Building.

City of Kenner – Mold Abatement Specifications & Clearance for Pontchatrain Civic Center.

Tenet Hospitals – Asbestos pre-demolition abatement inspections and specifications for 1,100,000 ft2 of hospital buildings (Memorial & Lindy Boggs)

Sizeler Architects – Specifications for demolition or renovation of Orleans Parish Inmate Processing Center.

New Orleans Air Port – Asbestos, Lead & Mold Inspections and Abatement Specifications numerous buildings. Phase II environmental studies

Dillard University – Phase I & Phase II site Environmental Assessments.

1998- 2001

Safety, Health & Environmental Engineer – Crompton Corporation Taft, LA.

Quantitative Industrial Hygiene Surveying - performed quantitative hygiene surveys.

Toxicology Reviews – conducted toxicology reviews of hydrogen sulfide and organo-tins.

EPA/LADEQ/OSHA Risk Management Program/Process Safety Management Coordinator

Prepared and reviewed Risk Management Plans (RMP’s) for three chemical plants.

Performed air dispersion modeling of RMP release scenarios and FBI classified off-site consequence analysis impact studies of release scenarios.

Fire Protection – Equipment inspections & schedules per NFPA & OSHA requirements.

Regulatory Training Coordinator – prepare site specific PowerPoint Presentations for regulatory training ex Forklift, LOTO, Hazardous waste, Hazwopper, Hearing & Respiratory Protection, Emergency & EPCRA Reporting procedures etc.

1990- 1998

Environmental Manager – Witco Corporation Taft, LA.

Solid Waste Management - Disposal of chemical waste and management of a closed hazardous waste impoundment

Air Permits - Obtained Brooklyn Relocation Air Permit from LADEQ.

Involved relocation of a $30 MM plant from New York to Louisiana.

Obtained Methyl Aluminum Oxide permit to operate production unit venting to process flare.

Clean Air - Installed gas scrubbers and absorbers for Hydrogen Sulfide and Ammonia.

Hydrogen Sulfide pressure vessels designed for lethal service per ASME code.

Water Pollution Prevention - $131,000 of civil projects to protect ground water:

Replacement of a corroding tank farm with acid bricked replacement.

Installation of sluice gates on the facility discharge points to prevent spills from leaving the facility.

Waste Water Management - Responsible, at the plant level, for coordinating $260,000 study to design wastewater treatment plant capable of discharging to Mississippi River. Managed permit compliance & mechanical repairs of facility 2 x 7,000’ Class I wastewater injection wells.

1986 - 1990

Research Student - University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

Research: Packed Column Separations - computer modeling and optimization.

Overseer (8 teachers over 200 students) of freshman lab courses.

1987 - 1988

US Army National Guard –

Jackson Barracks New Orleans/Fort Polk

Washington Artillery -manned 155 mm Howitzers.

1983 - 1985

Process Development Chemist - Imperial Division Carboline, New Orleans, LA.

Production of coatings for the nuclear, asbestos abatement and maritime industries.

Supervision of rework crew by coordinating R&D and QC to reprocess off spec material.

Awards & Honors

University of Keele, Rugby Union I st. XV, 1980.

Sigma Xi Research Award for Graduate Thesis, 1990.

State nomination Excellence in Underground Injection Control 1996.

Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention, 1998.

(Rodgers 3 rd from left, Governor Foster 5th, LADEQ Secretary Givens far right)

Louisiana Chemical Association Best in Class Award 1998 & 2000.

American Chemistry Council Region 1 Responsible Care Gold Award, 2001

New Orleans Rugby Union Football Club, 2005-Present


1998 - 2005

Agnes B. King Foundation for Cancer Research - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) - Review care and study protocols for animal toxicology studies.

1998 - 2001

Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) Safety Health & Environmental Committee -

Industry association to review state legislation and regulatory compliance.

1998 - 2001

St Charles Parish Community Advisory Panel (CAP) -

1998 - 2001

Industry association to provide community input on chemical industry activities.

Louisiana Environmental Leadership Program -

EPA/LADEQ Sponsored association to reduce pollution from the chemical industry.

1997 - 1998

National Institutional Review Board (NIRB) -

Served on board to monitor patient protection issues, adverse experience reports and study protocols to determine the safety and efficacy of investigational new drugs in human patients.

Certifications Attained - Industrial Hygienist (US), Safety Professional (US), Chemical Hygiene Officer (US), Fire Protection Specialist (US) Education (UK & US).

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Licenses – Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Supervisor, Asbestos Management Planner, Asbestos Abatement Designer, Lead Training Provider Lead Inspector, Lead Abatement Supervisor, Lead Risk Assessor, Lead Instructor.


Glenn Young Rodgers et al Mathematics for Safety Engineer. American Socity For Safety Engineers 2009.

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