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Steven J. Magasis, C.I.H.
Curriculum Vitae

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH GROUP
Phone/Fax: (206) 784-9980
magasis@foxinternet.net
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Education/Affiliations/Certifications
Experience
Transportation Industry Safety And Health Support
Hazardous Material Response Safety And Training
General Safety And Industrial Hygiene Support
Expert Testimony / Litigation Support
Presentations/Publications

 
 
 

Education

 
M.S., Environmental Health/Industrial Hygiene; University of Washington, 1986.

Post - B.A. Certificate in Public Health; Portland State University, 1984.

Paramedic, Emergency Response; University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU); 1981

B.A., Biological Science; Rutgers University, 1978.
 

Affiliations American Industrial Hygiene Association.

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.

American Board of Industrial Hygiene

National Safety Council; Emergency Spill Responders Division.

American Petroleum Institute; Safety and Health Work group (STS-1).
 

Certifications  
Certified Industrial Hygienist; ABIH, #5569 (issued 1992, renewed through 2004).

48-Hour "Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response" Trainer certification.

40-Hour "Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response" (current).

Certified Vocational Technical Education Instructor.

Certified Hazardous Material HM181 DOT Trained Individual.

SCBA Maintenance, Level I Technician.

USCG Vessel Safety Instructor.

40-hour Basic Marine Firefighting.

US Merchant Mariner’s Document.

USDL Mine Safety and Health Administration 24 Hr Certification

Red Cross First Aid Instructor; Mountaineering First Aid/CPR.

Red Cross Disaster Services; Advanced Health Care Provider.

Certified Paramedic: National Registry of EMTs, State of Oregon, State of New York.

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EXPERIENCE

1989 - present   Environmental Health Group (Principal) Seattle, Washington
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Evaluated and audited domestic and international occupational settings, including: manufacturing, research, aerospace facilities, hazardous waste sites, and utilities.
  · ICOS: Established and administered "Laboratory Safety" Program;

· University of Washington: Established and administered a 2600-lab "HazCom" and "Lab Safety" Program, and a 16-member HazMat Emergency Response Team;

· NIOSH-UW "NW Center for Occupational Health and Safety": Lecturer;

· Shoreline Community College: Designed, instructed HAZWOPER and IH class;

· Seattle Fire Department, & EPA-TAT Team: On-call HazMat Emergency response.

· Boeing: Developed industrial hygiene time-management tracking database;

· M/V Excellence: Underway health and safety evaluation and training, including HAZWOPER, safety, and bloodborne pathogens. Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

1986 - 1990, 1997 - 2000  Boeing Company Seattle, Washington
Health and Safety Administrator Over five years of service as an safety administrator and industrial hygienist at Renton and Plant II sites (also Huntsville, Oak Ridge, and Winnipeg). Field support of processes such as aircraft maintenance and assembly, machining, coating, and laboratories. Site and Corporate-wide evaluations of noise, degreasers, coolants, tanklines, and HazMat capabilities. Prepare approximately 50 to 100 evaluations per year, roughly a third of these were detailed technical reports of >10 pages. Provided process-specific HazCom information and training for approximately a quarter of Renton site and all of Plant II. Developed internet based Chemical Handling Requirements management system.   1995 to 1997 Golder Associates Redmond, Washington
Manager of Safety and Industrial Hygiene Services Provide safety, health, and environmental services, program design, and training to: port authority, transportation, site remediation, emergency response, and general industry clients. Perform interagency and international workplace safety and health evaluations, indoor air monitoring, litigation support, and regulatory compliance.


1991 - 1995 Marine Spill Response Corporation Everett, Washington
Regional Safety and Health Branch Manager

Under a five-year contract: established and managed safety and health program for national marine remediation organization with nearly a billion dollars in assets. Duties: audits, compliance, training, emergency medical, and medical surveillance. Designed and managed a budget of over 250k. Served as Safety Officer during major 1994 spill response involving multi-agency, >1000-person oil pipeline spill and fire (Texas). Administered regional safety program which was credited with 11k/year reduction in Workers Compensation costs. As the corporation’s sole industrial hygienist, assisted corporate management, and served as lead industrial hygiene researcher in a meso-scale multi-agency international environmental experiment in the North Sea (August, 1994). 1985 Pacific Power and Light Portland, Oregon
Environmental Health and Safety Technician Performed industrial hygiene and safety tasks associated with an electric distribution system, in conjunction with thesis research on PCB transformer management. 1984 Intel Corporation Aloha, Oregon
Environmental Health and Safety Technician Performed industrial hygiene and safety tasks: semiconductor manufacturing facilities. 1982 - 1984 Multnomah County EMS -AMR (EMT-4) Portland, Oregon
1980 - 1981 NYC Emergency Medical Service (EMT-1) New York, New York
Paramedic (EMT-4) and EMT-1 Field assessment and independent advanced medical treatment of critical care patients. 1977 - 1980 U.S.D.A. Forest Service Lolo, Montana
Environmental Biologist Field Supervisor of 15,000 acres of environmental restoration projects. Raptor, elk and salmon, limnological studies. Habitat analysis of 3000 sq. miles of Wilderness Area. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH SUPPORT:

Port of Vancouver International Airport Vancouver, B.C.
 

Environmental health and safety, spill response and right-to-know evaluation and training to Airfield Maintenance team, and other personnel. Air modeling (EDMS) and monitoring (PM10, TO-14, TO-11, ASTM D-3416) to evaluate environmental impact of aircraft and airport expansion; April, 1996 - July, 1996.


Port of Seattle C-6 Project (MAS) Seattle, Washington
 

Safety and health support for large marine terminal remediation project; Site assessment, air monitoring, site Health and Safety Plan development, and safety training; February 1996 -April 1997.


Federal Aviation Administration Tukwila, WA
 

Evaluated biological indoor air quality issues. Performed on-site air and bulk sampling in a FAA-leased building; June, 1996.


Marine Spill Response Corporation Everett, Washington
 

Contracted safety and health emergency and steady-state response support of spill cleanup organization. Conducted 40-Hr, 8-Hr refresher, and 8-Hr Supervisor HAZWOPER training; December 1995 -ongoing.


ITT Marine Cable Plant National City, California;
 

19 acre marine terminal property with over 250,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Inspection and sampling of health and environmental hazards, such as lead, asbestos, and PCB; September, 1996


U.S. Coast Guard Port of Everett, Everett, Washington
 

Decommissioned USCG cutter inspection and sampling of health and environmental hazards, such as lead, asbestos, and PCB contamination; April 1996.


Clipper Navigation, Inc. Seattle, Washington
 

Conducted a safety and health evaluation onboard the Victoria Clipper passenger fleet. Prepared procedures including: spill response, confined space, lockout tagout, fall protection, and respiratory protection; October 1995.


Supreme Alaska Seafood, Inc. Dutch Harbor, Alaska
 

Prepared OSHA-based health and safety program. Conducted a safety and health evaluation onboard the M/V Excellence factory trawler, enroute from Pier 48 to Dutch Harbor. Prepared procedures including: confined space, lockout tagout, fall protection, and respiratory protection. Conducted 8 Hour HAZWOPER First Responder Operations Level training to respond to onboard spills.; September 1996.


Golden Alaska, Inc. Dutch Harbor, Alaska
 

Conducted a safety and health evaluation onboard the M/V Golden Alaska factory trawler, enroute from Pier 2 to Dutch Harbor. Prepared procedures including: confined space, lockout tagout, fall protection, and respiratory protection. Conducted 8 Hour HAZWOPER First Responder Operations Level training to respond to onboard spills; September 1995.


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HAZARDOUS MATERIAL RESPONSE SAFETY AND TRAINING:
 

Boeing Company Seattle, Washington
 

Co-authored Boeing Aerospace "Hazardous Material Emergency Response Plan". Serve as HazMat Emergency Response "Safety Officer" for Plant II and Renton team. Presented a detailed evaluation of emergency response capabilities to the Vice President of Operations, (December 1989). Developed and presented an assessment program designed to coordinate the existing systems used by Boeing to track hazardous material releases. Evaluated all Boeing fire department responses to hazardous material incidents 1988 through 1989; sites including Paine Field and King County Airports.


Seattle Fire Department Seattle, Washington
 

Lead research team with SFD and Seattle City Light on, "Management of Potential Combustion Sources Containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls" (1985-1986). Initiated research in effects of combustion of polyvinyl chloride for University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU) and District 10 Fire Department, (1982). Provided 24-hour on call hazardous material fire emergency response for the Seattle Fire Department HazMat team throughout 1995; (e.g., chemical fire, Pier 91, Seattle; September 1995).


HAZWOPER Instructor Oregon / Washington / B.C.
 

"Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response" instructor: Shoreline Community College, Seattle, Washington (1990-1997). As a "Certified Vocational Technical Education Instructor", designed, instruct quarterly HAZWOPER class in Workforce Retraining program, utilized by the Boeing Company, and recognized and visited by President Clinton.; NIOSH "NW Center for Occupational Health and Safety", Seattle, Washington (1990, 1994); Port of Seattle project (1996); Port of Vancouver International Airport, B.C., Training designed to meet guidelines established in Canadian Standards Association publication regarding emergency spill response, CAN/CSA-Z73 I -M91 (1996); Global Diving, Inc., Seattle, Washington (1995).


University of Washington Seattle, Washington
 

Established and administered 16-member HazMat Emergency Response Team to respond to 2600-laboratory campus facility.


Technical Assistance Team, EPA Region 10 Seattle, Washington
 

Served as contracted EPA-TAT Team’s "Site Safety Officer" and Industrial Hygienist on emergency response operations.


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GENERAL SAFETY AND INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE SUPPORT:

Riverwood International, Inc. Atlanta, GA
 

Provide safety and health audit support to four of 50 facilities for international manufacturing, pulp, paper and packaging corporation. Utilize computerized tools, including "Dakota Auditor"; August-Dec., 1996.


Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL) Los Alamos, NM
 

Provide safety and health support to LANL. Prepare and review programs such as General Health and Safety, Respiratory Protection, Hearing Conservation, Bloodborne Pathogen, and Hazard Communication.


Intel Corporation Aloha, OR
 

Developed thermal safety procedures for loss-control employees working near deposition furnaces, handling heated quartz boats, etc. Prepared report on potential health hazards of semiconductor production at Intel's Fab 4 and 5 facilities in Aloha, OR. Performed ventilation surveys of approximately forty gas handling/storage cabinets onsite, utilizing a Compuflow anemometer. Gases included arsine, hydrogen selinide, hydrogen, chlorine, argon/O2 and butane. Determined the adequacy of the handling systems and made recommendations for improvements and redesign as needed.


Laboratory Safety Various Locations
 

Development of "Chemical Hygiene Plans" and training programs, as required by OSHA’s laboratory safety regulations, 29 CFR 1910.1450. Clients included: the Boeing Company (Portland), ICOS (Bothell), the EPA’s Technical Assistance Team (Seattle), and the University of Washington (Seattle). In all (except the Boeing Company) activities also included the initial administration of each program during their start-up phase. Evaluated fifteen Boeing (Huntsville) lab and high technology production areas which are engaged in the construction or support of NASA's Space Station.


Confined Space Various Locations
 

Administered confined space programs for the following companies: MSRC (marine and transportation applications), Ecology and Environment (hazardous waste and emergency response), the Boeing Company (aerospace). Provided designated "Competent Person" for work with Marine Chemists in shipyard and ship-board evaluations, and developed a detailed confined space and lockout-tagout program for a fleet of 16 spill response vessels.


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EXPERT TESTIMONY / LITIGATION SUPPORT

Unplanned Chlorine Release; Evaluated events and actions associated with personnel exposure during an unplanned release of chlorine at wood products industry site. Performed regulatory review and plume dispersion modeling. (August, 2000)

Ozone Exposure in Private Home; Evaluated potential for ozone exposure associated with use of an "ozone generator" in a private home. Performed onsite air monitoring for ozone. (July, 2000)

Paint and Body Shop; Evaluated work environment of an automotive paint and body repair facility. Performed regulatory review and onsite ventilation study (June, 2000)

Factory Trawler; Evaluated vessel-based medical, bloodborne pathogen, tuberculosis, and ventilation issues allegedly associated with an employee illness. Performed shipboard ventilation study and regulatory review (May, 1996)

Office Building Owner; Evaluated chemical indoor air quality issues allegedly associated with office employee illness. Performed on-site study and regulatory review (April, 1996).

Heavy Equipment Manufacturer; Evaluated safety, biometrics and regulatory issues associated with a penetrating eye injury. Performed ballistics, biometrics and animal model testing; provided an opinion regarding potential injury scenarios (March, 1996).

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PRESENTATIONS

"Improved Evaluation of Exposures and Health Risk by Combining the Expertise of Industrial Hygiene and Risk Assessment"; AIHCE; Dallas, TX; May, 1997

"Comparative Air Monitoring Methods Used to Assess Aromatic Hydrocarbons", Northwest Occupational Health Conference; Portland, Oregon; October 12, 1995.

"Air Monitoring Assessment Methods Associated with a Meso-Scale Marine Oil Spill", International Bird Rescue Research Conference; Seattle, Washington; April 12, 1995.

"Safety Systems Integration During Remediation Activities", International Oil Spill Conferences; San Diego, California; February 27, 1995.

"Safety Systems Integration in a Large Scale Maritime Organization", Northwest Occupational Health Conference; Bellevue, Washington; October 13, 1994.

PUBLICATION

"Management of Potential Combustion Sources Containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)", Thesis , Master of Science, University of Washington, School of Public Health, 1986