BERNARD L. FONTAINE, JR., CIH, CSP
SOUTH RIVER, NJ 08882
The Windsor Consulting Group, Inc., South River, NJ, President, Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Consultant, 1990-Present
ABSG Consulting Inc., Arlington, VA, Senior Health, Safety and Risk Consultant, 2010–2012
Atlantic Mutual Companies, Morristown, NJ, Corporate Industrial Hygiene Manager- Commercial Lines Loss Control, 1987- 1993
International Technology Corporation, Edison, NJ, Health and Safety Supervisor, 1985 1987
U.S. Department of the Navy-Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Regional Med Clinic, Kittery, ME, Regional Industrial Hygienist, 1984- 1985
U.S. Department of Labor- OSHA, Hartford, CT, OSHA Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer, 1976-1983
Mr. Fontaine has more than 36 years H&S expertise including a wide variety of executive, managerial, administrative, and technical experience with manufacturing, construction, and maritime industries. His leadership skills has driven cost-effective solutions for public and private sectors in areas of risk management, loss control and worker compensation claim, safety system management, occupational and public health, process and product safety throughout the supply chain, ergonomics, indoor air quality, emergency response and training for workers and their supervisors.
Specific industries of expertise include oil and gas refining (onshore and offshore), mining (underground and surface), renewable energy (wind), transmission and distribution; ferrous and non-ferrous foundries; primary and secondary copper smelters; pulp and paper mills; electronic manufacturers; food processors; office buildings and laboratories; maritime (ports and shipyards), maintenance, and repair operations; textile mills; clothing and warehouse distribution centers; fleet transportation operations; site emergency response operations and all phases of construction.
He has worked on transportation and recreational off-duty safety programs (RODS) and as building indoor air quality consultant regarding microbial from flood, storm damage, building design and construction anomalies; identification of odors, insect and animal infestation, and allergic responses to building materials and products. Mr. Fontaine has consulted on the health and safety aspects of multi-million dollar New Jersey ECRA projects and other site closures, hazardous waste cleanups, environmental engineering and remedial site investigations. Most recent accomplishments include litigation support as a fact and expert witness in diesel fume, asbestos, and dioxin tort cases against several railroads and assisting in providing expert opinion in a multiple toxic tort case involving unhealthy construction activities inside an international airline terminal.
The Windsor Consulting Group, Inc. (1990-Present)
Supervisor: Sole Proprietor
• Project manager and supervisor of technical and administrative staff
• Combine OEHS principles of sustainable excellence, social responsibility, and risk governance to drive profitability, growth and market penetration, and branding
• Seller/doer marketing and sales of industrial hygiene, safety, and risk services
• Principal consulting projects have included (but not limited to):
- Management of senior and junior staff of Industrial Hygiene and Safety Professionals and Administrative support personnel.
- Develop budgets and allocated manpower and resources for planned business development, project management, inspections and training services.
- Support oil and gas operations to install several transmission and distribution pipelines underground
- Support pharmaceutical plants cleaning and demolishing buildings and a project to install underground wastewater treatment system.
- Expert witness and litigation support in a major award of Work Compensation Case involving Asbestos in the Railroad Industry with follow-on support in diesel fume emission case and PCB/dioxin/furan case of at-risk railroad worker.
- Principle Consultant to general contractor conducting environmental air monitoring during the deleading process of Queensboro Bridge in Brooklyn, NY.
- Litigation support for poisoned workers exposed to lead dust and fumes during a demolition project in NYC.
- Litigation and Field Investigative support for the children with high lead blood levels in low-income housing projects in Brooklyn, NY.
- Regulatory Compliance Consultant to U. of California lab to conduct an OSHA approved inspection of plutonium processing facilities in Los Alamos, NM.
- Principal Investigator for a seafood processing company with carbon monoxide poisoning in Newark, NJ.
- Litigation and field investigative support for mercury contamination of a private residence in Mansville, NJ.
- Initial field investigative support and senior management oversight of abatement contractors for asbestos and mercury contamination remediation at a historical site in West Orange, NJ.
- Litigation and reconstructive forensic support of workers alleged to have been exposed to anhydrous ammonia vapor from blueprint machine.
• Provide sellers and buyers of commercial and residential real estate on indoor air quality concerns including water damage and intrusion, microbial growth, odors, particulate, and allergens.
ABS Consulting (2010- 2012)
Supervisor: Bill Scott, Director, Government Sector
Senior Consultant providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to CNIC N35 Safety Operations and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) business development within public and private business sectors. Mr. Fontaine provides expert analysis with regards to defense contract support for CNIC N35 OSH, Explosives, Traffic Safety and Recreational Duty Safety Programs. Duties include:
• Construct business development model for market penetration of OSH consulting work through a global network,
• Review of current Navy Ashore OSH Policies and their applicability to Enterprise Performance Management, development of whole goals, performance metric library, standard process flowchart, and integration of a balance scorecard to measure projected and completed workload based on established compliance requirements.
• Comparison of current Navy policy with Lean Six Sigma and Best Practices to align Safety Programs in Government and Industry
• Construct performance metrics to synchronize with CNIC workload with enterprise performance management system to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency
• Drafting of Safety Policy Guidance, Instructions, and other Navy correspondence as directed
Atlantic Mutual Companies (1987-1993)
Supervisor: Joseph Mayer, Vice President Loss Control
TEL: N/A (Bankrupt)
• Strategic development and management of corporate industrial hygiene policies, procedures, and programs.
• Construct profiles of each commercial line market segment as tool to evaluate write new business and review existing business for Underwriters.
• Consult on a large loss claims and train claims adjusters regarding identification and valuation of legitimate workers’ compensation losses.
• Consult with commercial line underwriters regarding business renewals and potential market opportunities.
• Visit regional offices for audits and inspections of large insured locations upon request.
International Technology Corporation (1985-1987)
Supervisor: Harry Pullum, Regional HS Manager
TEL: N/A (Bankrupt)
• Provide field support to industrial maintenance tank cleaning business.
• Assist with initial site environmental emergency response activities and cleanup protocols for Brownfield properties.
• Develop written HASPs for engineering and remediation group for site investigations, underground excavations, and disposal of hazardous materials.
• Train and educate workers regarding environmental health and safety exposures, personal protective equipment, and accident prevention.
U.S. DON-Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Regional Med Clinic (1984-1985)
Supervisor: James Braun, IH Supervisor
TEL: Secured DSN Line
• Conduct planned industrial hygiene inspections of shipyard shops and regional Navy locations including scheduled and emergency dry dock renovations.
• Provide guidance to the occupational medicine group related to patient exposure.
• Conduct site visits to evaluate asbestos and lead-based paint exposures in barracks and other base housing.
• Prepared written report of findings and provide suggestions for improvement.
U.S. Department of Labor- OSHA (1976-1983)
Supervisors: Cathie Manion, Fred Joseph, Felix Stein, and Ron Morin
TEL: Area Offices – Springfield, MA, Concord, NH, Hartford, CT, and Lubbock, TX
• Conducted planned field industrial hygiene and safety inspections of employee complaint areas with manufacturing, industrial, commercial, maritime, and construction site.
• Investigated large explosions and fatality incidents throughout Northeast.
• Compliance Regulatory Health and Safety Officer for special emphasis programs involving lead exposures in primary and secondary copper smelters, non- ferrous foundries, industrial coating operations, and battery manufacturing.
M.S., Industrial Hygiene, University of Oklahoma, 1984
B.S., Medical Laboratory Science, Northeastern University, 1979
MLS Internship, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1979
• American Board of Industrial Hygiene
• American Industrial Hygiene Association
• Board of Certified Safety Professionals
• AIHA- Noise Control Committee
• American Academy of Industrial Hygiene
• American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists- TLV Committee
• Industrial Noise Control Engineering Society
• American Society of Safety Engineers
• American Society of Safety Engineers, Insurance and Risk Management Division, Treasurer
• AISG Chemical and Environmental Science Committee
• Who’s Who In America (East)
• Who’s Who in the Safety Professions
• Human Factors Society
• U.S. Department of Labor Task Force for Shipyard Lockout/Tagout Bulletin
• U.S. Department of Labor task Force for Shipyard Hot Work in Confined Spaces Bulletin
• Workplace Hygienists without Borders (WHWB)
• New York Academy of Science – Scientists without Borders
TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
• Industrial Hygiene – State of Illinois, License No. 00024 (1994- 2009)
• Professional Industrial Hygienist – Association of Professional Industrial Hygienists, Registration No. 03751296 (1996 - 2009)
• Building Air Quality Alliance Counselor – Building Air Quality Alliance, Registration No. 1073 (1997)
• American Board of Industrial Hygiene – Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certification Number 4039 (1998, Recertified 2010)
• Board of Certified Safety Professionals – Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certification Number 9519 (1989, Recertified 2010)
• U.S. Homeland Security – Introduction to CERT (IS-317)
• Asbestos Inspector/Project Designer – State of Rhode Island (1985- 1988)
• IT Training Instructor – Internal Health and Safety Courses (1986)
• Occupational Hearing Conservationist; Council of Accreditation in Occupational, Hearing Conservation (1981- 1985)
• Industrial Audiometric Technician, Northwestern University (1981- 1985)
• U.S. Homeland Security – Introduction to CERT (IS-317) (2009)
• 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Course (1992)
• 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Refresher (1993- 2012)
• Lead-Based Paint Evaluation Techniques and Procedures Course, AIHA (1992)
• Uses of Tracer Gas Techniques in Industry Course, AIHA (1992)
• Biological Monitoring Techniques in Indoor Air Quality Course, AIHA (1991)\
• Radio Frequency and Microwave Radiation Protection Course, AIHA (1990)
• Ventilation Strategies for Indoor Air Quality Methods, UNJMD (1988)
• Practical aspects of Loss Control Management Techniques, ILCI (1987)
• Training and Development, Emergency Response Training, Hazard Categorization Training (1987)
• Hazard Chemical Handling, IT Corporation (1985- 1987)
• Biological and Genetic Monitoring Course, American Society of Law and Medicine (1984)
• OSHA Hazardous Materials and Fire Protection Course (1982)
• Industrial Ventilation Design Course, University of Massachusetts (1982)
• Business Case for OEHS Sustainable Excellence, AIHA PDC, Indianapolis, IN, 2012
• Leveraging OEHS Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Risk Governance in the Construction Industry, Washington Metropolitan Area Construction Safety Association Professional Conference, Rockville, MD, 2011
• Green Building Decommissioning, AIHA PDC, Denver, CO, 2010
• Leveraging EHS Sustainability in Changing Economic Times, ASSE Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ, 2010
• Construction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health, ASSE PDC, 2008.
• Potential Effects of Fungal Contamination on Health, ASSE PDC, 2007.
• Maritime Health and Safety Manual for the Naval Vessel Independence, 2007.
• OHMSETT Health and Safety Manual, 2000. (Revised in 2002, 2006, and 2007).
• OHMSETT SPCC Plan, 1996.
• Noise Sources from Mechanical Power Presses, Occupational Health and Safety, 1981.
• Arsenic in the Copper Smelter Industry, University of Oklahoma, 1984.
• Ventilation in Indoor Air Quality, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Report, 5:23-24, 1991.
• Indoor Air Quality Basics, Today's Facility Manager, November, 1995.
• Update on 1995 ACGIH TLV's, American Insurance Services Group, Kansas City, Kansas presented during American Industrial Hygiene Convention and Exhibition, 1995.
• Industrial Hygiene Audits, New Jersey Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, 1995.
• Microbiological Contamination in the Food Processing Industry, Atlantic Mutual Companies, San Francisco, California, 1991.
• Ergonomics and VDT Workstations, Maryland Chapter of the National Safety Council, Hunt Valley, Maryland, 1990.
• PCB Decontamination Techniques, American Society of Safety Engineer Professional Development Conference, Detroit, Michigan, 1989.