John R. Ficke Jr., CIH
Industrial Hygiene Manager



EDUCATION

MS, Environmental Health, Temple University, 1991
BS, Biology, Muhlenberg College, 1988

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), 1997
Sampling and Evaluating Airborne Asbestos Dust, NIOSH 582
EPA-AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector
OSHA 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Industrial Hygiene Association - National and Philadelphia Section Member
American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Diplomat

TECHNICAL SPECIALTIES

Mr. Ficke has 13 years of experience encompassing:

  • Industrial Hygiene and Safety Surveys and Investigations
  • Indoor Air Quality Survey Assessments
  • Microbiological and Moisture Investigations
  • Asbestos Investigations and Assessments
  • Ergonomics Risk Assessment Surveys

    REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

    Key Projects by Specialty

    Industrial Hygiene and Safety Surveys

    Ongoing Consulting in Hygiene and Safety


    Over the past 13 years, Mr. Ficke has conducted industrial hygiene sampling and safety surveys in a wide variety of industrial settings as well as commercial, hospitals, and schools. Sampling was conducted for a wide variety of metals, dusts, solvents, acids, and several other chemicals. Noise and hearing conservation surveys, ventilation hood evaluations, machine guarding and personnel protective equipment assessments are types of surveys performed.

    As a CIH, Mr. Ficke has performed personnel protective equipment and engineering control assessments of manufacturing processes and activities, facility-wide noise surveys and personal noise dosimetry, heat stress monitoring, ventilation system assessments and evaluations, Employer/Employee safety training, respiratory protection training and fit testing, and OSHA complaint responses. A comprehensive technical report interpreting data collected and recommending solutions was written for all surveys performed.

    Microbiological and Moisture Investigations

    Mr. Ficke has conducted over 200 microbiological and moisture intrusion investigations in response to sewage back-ups, liquid flow, and high humidity conditions. By sampling and investigation, Mr. Ficke has identified the scope of remedial efforts in structural and HVAC systems. He has performed post remediation sampling at completion of remediation projects and follow-up after restoration services have been provided to clients. Mr. Ficke generated comprehensive technical reports for all of the microbiological investigations conducted. Some of the reports have been used in litigation.

    Indoor Air Quality Survey Assessments

    Mr. Ficke has conducted approximately 400 indoor air quality surveys in hospitals, schools, industrial, and commercial settings. The surveys have included the use of direct-reading instrumentation for carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, temperature, relative humidity, dewpoint total volatile organic compounds, total particulates, formaldehyde, and sampling for Legionella, bacteria, yeast and mold. The surveys also included a ventilation system assessment to evaluate the effect on building indoor air quality. Mr. Ficke has also supervised the microbiological remediation of entire school buildings.

    Mr. Ficke also works with clients to develop proactive indoor air quality programs to ensure continued acceptability of air quality for the occupants.

    Asbestos Building Materials and Assessments

    Mr. Ficke has served as the field team leader for base-wide asbestos surveys for six U.S. Air Force Bases. The surveys developed information on the location, type, and condition of asbestos-containing materials, which will be closed or in on-going operations and maintenance programs. Documentation was extremely important because the survey information was input to a large data management system designed for the Air Force by Galson Consulting. Mr. Ficke also conducted facility-wide asbestos surveys in hospitals, schools, churches, and office buildings.

    Ergonomics Risk Assessment Surveys

    Mr. Ficke has worked on survey teams that conducted base-wide ergonomic assessments of all operations and activities performed in the shops of two U.S. Air Force bases. The survey developed information on the tasks performed in the shops and assessed the risk of injury to personnel from an ergonomic standpoint. Documentation was extremely important because the survey information was input to a large data management system designed for the Air Force by Galson Consulting.









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