Industrial Hygienist with 32 years’ experience in the application of IH principles, and concepts in the recognition, evaluation, and control of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic hazards. I am currently employed with the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratories (INL). Specific companies that managed the INL included Fluor, CWI, BBWI, LMITCO, and EG&G, respectively.
Work disciplines supported in my career at INL included heavy equipment operations, mechanic, carpenter, vehicle operations, pipe fitter, chemist, electrician, welder, painter, boiler operator, warehousing, and science (researcher) fitters, cafeteria workers, labor workers, instrument technician and insulator. I have also supported waste management services at various sites at the INL to include RWMC, TAN and INTEC.
There are over 1200 confined spaces at INTEC alone. Crafts and Waste Operations assignments require working in confined spaces on occasion. Our experience with confined spaces has taught us a few things that we enjoy passing on to others that are required to work in confined spaces. It’s our hope to arm students with information to make their future work in confined spaces safer. For this purpose, we offer this course.