NYS Vermiculite Webinar Series Part Two: RJ Lee Group Method LAB.055.1


The recent changes to the New York State Department of Health’s requirements for vermiculite-containing materials have raised many questions and concerns for building owners and inspectors. Thousands of structures with spray-on fireproofing containing vermiculite (SOF-V) across New York State are affected by these new regulations.

Our first webinar took place on October 29th and addressed the history of vermiculite and an overview of the methods accredited for analysis in New York State. To view or download this webinar, click here.

Our second webinar, which will focus exclusively on RJ Lee Group Method LAB.055.1*, will take place on November 19th at 2:00pm EST. The session includes a presentation, question and answer period, and a download of the webinar.

To register for this informative webinar, click here or on the button below. We look forward to seeing you there!
*LAB.055.1 – Patent Pending 13/918,071











Don Ewert

About Don Ewert

Don Ewert is a consulting Occupational Health specialist with RJ Lee Group, having practiced in the field of Industrial Hygiene for more than 30 years. His educational background and career expertise also include Toxicology, Epidemiology and Medical Management, where he served as industry liaison to Pinnacol Assurance and as Research Scholar in the Center for Environmental Toxicology and Technology. Don is currently recognized as a peer-reviewed, full member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association as well as two prestigious toxicology societies: Occupational Toxicology Roundtable—an organization made up of professional pharmaceutical industry toxicologists—and Society of Toxicology, which requires 10 years of member-validated experience and expertise. Highlights of his studies in epidemiology include years of practice as an OSHA/EPA and DEP-certified trainer in asbestos and lead authorship in an ongoing cohort study presented, together with NIOSH, CSU, IES Engineers and the CSPH-UCD, to NIOSH’s 2010 Keystone Conference. The specifics of this work involve development of an international exposure and medical surveillance database consisting of nanomaterial workers.  
 
Mr. Ewert’s Industrial Hygiene expertise is comprehensive with international recognition for his creation of leading-edge OEHS programs, including development of occupational health banding systems, OEHS audit processes, quantitative validation of containment systems, approaches to engineering control, and the conduct of toxic and highly complex exposure assessments. During his career, including time he served as professional consultant and principal with HTI Labs, he has developed hundreds of OEHS management systems and supervised a wide range of occupational and environmental remediation projects involving industrial, commercial, and governmental installations.  
 
Mr. Ewert has either participated in, or had his work become the basis for, international guidance and major laws involving a wide range of OEHS issues. As a frequent presenter on the Occupational Environmental Health and Safety Life Cycle, he has organized advanced training programs, taken part in a number of international forums, and served as contributing expert to hundreds of professional development meetings. More recently, he received AIHA’s highest award for project excellence and serves as past chair of the Nanotechnology Working Group. His research findings are available in peer-reviewed journals and his OEHS program outreach is published across multimedia formats including webinars, magazines, and books. Mr. Ewert has also served as expert witness, testifying in a number of litigation cases involving toxic chemical exposures, for both property damage and personal injury claims.

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