Product Stewardship & Business Development Lead
Don Ewert is a consulting specialist in the complex science of Product Stewardship and oversees GHS/HazCom/WHIMS support services for RJ Lee Group. He has practiced in the field of Industrial Hygiene and Safety for more than 30 years and possesses both an educational background and career expertise in Toxicology, Epidemiology and Medical Management. Professionally, Don has served as Corporate EH&S Manager for numerous Fortune 500 companies and as both industry liaison to Pinnacol Assurance and as Research Scholar in the Center for Environmental Toxicology and Technology at Colorado State University. He is currently recognized as a peer-reviewed, full member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Society of Toxicology and the Occupational Toxicology Roundtable. Highlights of Don’s service work include Product Characterization to fulfill SDS Section 9 requirements, specialized analysis to assess bioavailability of hazardous ingredients and to provide hazard inversion of Safety Data Sheet classifications, Prop-65 release studies in preparation for filing of OEHHA Safe-Use-Determinations and regulatory/scientific support for materials and products currently in commerce and distribution. Together with the team of professionals which RJ Lee Group has to offer, Don oversees GHS support services on both an international basis and across every language.
Mr. Ewert’s Industrial Hygiene expertise is comprehensive with international recognition for the creation of leading-edge OEHS programs, including development of occupational health banding systems, OEHS audit processes, quantitative validation of high level containment systems including engineering controls and the conduct of toxic and highly complex exposure assessments. During his well-established career, including the period in which he served as professional consultant and principal of HTI Laboratories, Don developed hundreds of client-specific OEHS management systems and supervised a wide range of occupational and environmental remediation projects involving industrial, commercial, and governmental installations.
As a senior career professional, Don has either participated in or had his work become the basis for both, international guidance and major laws involving a wide range of OEHS issues. As a frequent presenter on Product Stewardship and 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 a wide range of 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 and property tort as well as personal injury claims.