Mr. Herrick has over 30 years of experience providing comprehensive health and safety services in a wide variety of industries and facilities across most of the US and in Japan, Taiwan and Brazil. His experience has often involved addressing divergent management and union interests, and successfully facilitating consensus in emotionally charged situations. He has found his employers and clients ways to save thousands of dollars while improving regulatory compliance and employee productivity.
REGISTRATIONS/ CERTIFICATIONS/ MEMBERSHIPS
Provided H&S support services in the Research and Design laboratories. Served as Laser Safety Officer (LSO). Developed the Accident Prevention Program and training course, Laser Safety Program and Chemical Hygiene Plan. Performed review of new lab designs/layouts.
Provided full-time EHS support for R&D/Pilot Plant operations in biomass-to-fuel and Thermochemical divisions in the National Bioenergy Center; also served as EHS representative in the Energy System Integration Facility and the National Wind Technology Center. Ensured compliance with NFPA 70E requirements, assessed electrical hazards and work practices. Conducted process hazard analyses (HAZOPS), safety assessments, readiness verifications and start-up oversight of new equipment and processes. Developed/issued safe work permits for non-standard operations. Conducted evaluations of combustible dust and static electricity control systems. Investigated incidents, determining root and contributory causes to develop corrective actions and lessons learned. Performed submittal review, orientation and oversight of subcontractors.
Performed over 230 Baseline Exposure Assessments on a wide variety of work activities as part of the Lab's 10 CFR 851.21 Hazard identification and Assessment Program; including activities in the Neutron Science Center, Superconductivity Technology Center, Applied Modern Physics Division and the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division.
The Solar Decathlon is an award-winning Collegiate contest in which university teams design, build and operate solar-powered houses; culminating in a public display event with attendance by over 30,000 people. As Event EHS Manager, iOSH worked with the teams to guide development and implementation of their houses. Conducted on-line safety training webinars, incorporating Prevention through Design principles and OSHA's Focus Four. Ensured adherence to NFPA 70E, hoisting/rigging and fall protection/prevention during design, assembly and disassembly of their houses.
Served as Environmental, Safety & and Health manager on a nuclear research reactor decommissioning project at the University of Michigan. Responsible for daily project health and safety management in the field including work process control, review and approval; personal exposure monitoring and analysis; evaluation and implementation of exposure controls. Project involved indoor demolition and the use of concrete wire and wall sawing; hoisting and rigging concrete blocks up to 15 tons; extensive fall protection measures; lead abatement and component removal in congested areas, adjacent to occupied facilities.
Conducted statistical analyses of over 600 personnel air samples from an entire year’s monitoring data of beryllium, cadmium and lead at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Plant. Authored report of the findings and conclusions of the data statistics for presentation to DOE.
Instituted engineered safety and ergonomic controls during project development, start-up and on-going operations in one-of-a-kind plutonium stabilization, waste packaging and laboratory processes at a former nuclear weapons plant. Designed innovative drum ventilation system to capture radiological and chemical contaminants during repackaging operations.
Conducted occupational health and safety assessments of large semiconductor manufacturing facilities in Japan and Taiwan, in coordination with Texas Instruments, utilizing the subject country and U.S. regulations. Presented findings and recommendations to executive management in-country and to U.S. parent company.
Performed air monitoring for diesel particulates, formaldehyde, NO2, SO2 and organic solvents at a major aluminum manufacturer in response to an OSHA complaint letter. Assisted the employer with their response to OSHA. Presented findings to all shift-workers to allay concerns.
Provided regulation applicability interpretation and supporting documentation, demonstrating that they were not subject to the scope of a specific OSHA regulation, eliminating the necessity to implement and maintain a costly compliance program. Conducted lead exposure monitoring of manufacturing ops.
Performed quarterly analyses on accidents and injuries sustained at the Tank Farms on the Hanford site, broken down by multiple factors, for presentation to upper management.
Performed H&S program assessments to determine regulatory compliance, verify field implementation of program components and identify interface gaps for the Beryllium, Hazard Communication, Carcinogen Control, and Asbestos programs. Proposed best-management practices, potential improvements to the existing implementing documents and in-field implementation. Outlined a plan to take the programs to “world-class.”
Performed statistical analyses of CH2M Hill’s data on background air monitoring for mercury, coupled with regional and world-wide background mercury data, to establish a scientifically-based threshold for reporting of mercury-in-air at the Hanford site.
Conducted personal sampling of workers’ exposures to metalworking fluids while grinding tools and dies. Presented comprehensive report of findings, analytical results and conclusions/recommendations.