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Safety, health and environment consultant

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
June 03, 2019

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Michael S. Edens

*** ***** ******, *******-*****, NC 27104

Cell 336-***-****

Environment, Health and Safety Profile

Career professional providing the full spectrum of environmental, health and safety services integrated with business needs.

Effective communicator in various media with all organizational levels.

Extensive experience in developing and managing the multifaceted aspects of environment, health and safety in a dynamic business environment.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental: air permitting, Title V compliance, wastewater facility operation, hazardous waste disposal, transportation of hazardous materials, recycling, stormwater

Health: respiratory protection, hearing conservation, blood-borne pathogens, chemical exposure assessments, asbestos abatement, radiation safety, laser safety, confined space entry, ergonomics

Safety: fall protection, flammable materials, process safety management, lock-out-tag-out, scaffolding, walking and working surfaces, life safety

Professional Experience

President/Owner Edens EHS

Established Edens EHS 8/13 to present

• Providing comprehensive environment, health and safety consulting and services


Progressive Safety Management, Inc. 8/17 to present

Provide full spectrum safety and health consulting for insurance industry.


Bowen Learning, LLC 7/15 to 8/17

Developing and delivering on-line and in person review for health and safety certification exams

Manager EHS

Comprehensive Health Services, Winston-Salem, NC 4/2009-12/31/12

• Consultative services in comprehensive health and safety to R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

• Interface with regulatory agencies, OSHA, EPA, FFA, NC DENR

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Michael S. Edens

EHS Professional

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, NC 5/1986-3/2009

• Various roles and functional levels

• Managed 5 EHS professionals and department budget

• Program development and management

• Managed projects with contractors/consultants

• Information tracking systems development

Industrial Hygienist

International Paper Co., Atlanta, GA 5/1981-5/1986

• Program development and management

• Chemical and physical agent exposure assessments

Industrial Hygiene Intern

International Paper Co., Mobile, AL Summer 1980

• Conducted chemical exposure assessments

• Conducted noise surveys

• Collected data for Master’s thesis

Education and Credentials

Master of Science Public Health (1981)

University of Alabama-Birmingham

Bachelor of Arts-Zoology (1978)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Certified Industrial Hygienist, American Board of Industrial Hygiene 1986-present

Certified Safety Professional, American Board of Certified Safety Professionals 1988-present

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager 2013-present

Construction Health and Safety Technician 2016-present


American Industrial Hygiene Association – full member 1980-present

Carolina Section, American Board of Industrial Hygiene 1986 – present

(President 1997)

References available upon request

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