Charles M. Barnhart, CIH
Senior Industrial Hygienist



EDUCATION

  • B.S., Environmental Resource Management, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Industrial Hygiene/Safety Training Course, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Response, 40 hour OSHA Course; 8 hour Refresher on 4/11/2003
  • Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures, Self-Study Course, 3/2002, American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • U.S. Laws and Environmental Regulations, Self-Study Course, 4/2003, ABS Group Inc./Government Institutes

    CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist - 1981
  • Certified Pennsylvania Asbestos Designer and Building Inspector. (Note: to be refreshed for PA Asbestos Designer on July 1, 2003).

    TECHNICAL SPECIALTIES

    Mr. Barnhart is a seasoned professional with diversified experience and progressive responsibilities in Industrial Hygiene and Safety. His experience and areas of expertise include:

  • Extensive experience in employee exposure; indoor air quality; and office ergonomic assessments, and respirator fit testing.
  • Compliance audits and oversight inspections of contractor safety and health practices.
  • Asbestos abatement project management.
  • Indoor air quality project management.
  • Development of asbestos and lead abatement specifications.
  • Employee training, data analysis, and technical writing.

    REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

    Asbestos Program Management


  • Developed an asbestos abatement removal specification for a utility company that addressed OSHA asbestos compliance issues for abatement contractors. Established a uniform company-document to govern asbestos abatement.
  • Managed asbestos abatement projects at multiple locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey in consultation with facilities management departments.
  • Coordinated health and safety contractor oversight of asbestos abatement work. Increased assurance of safe conditions for office employees in adjacent areas.

    Construction Safety and Safety Management

  • Participated in an accident investigation team to determine the cause of a workplace fatality. Developed new procedures to avoid future accidents.
  • Conducted inspections and audits of contractor safety and health performance.

    Indoor Air Quality and Industrial Hygiene

  • Authored many technical reports on employee exposure assessments to chemical and physical agents. Resulted in management allocation of necessary resources on multiple recommendations.
  • Initiated indoor air quality investigations to address employee concerns or reports of dusts, odors, chemical releases.
  • Coordinated indoor air quality investigations at multiple locations. Reviewed and approved all reports before release to the client.
  • Evaluated and analyzed results of numerous employee chemical, physical, and indoor air quality test results. Contributed to protection of employees from harmful chemical, physical and biological agents.
  • Analyzed results of employee and area chemical and noise exposure data. Led to protection of employees from harmful chemical and physical agents.
  • Managed a utility company's hazardous substance control program.








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