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Environmental Health and Safety Division
The occupational environment’s impact on worker health has been studied since antiquity. Although many disciplines are involved in the mitigation of occupational risks, Industrial Hygiene functions as the benchmark for understanding, evaluating, preventing, and controlling environmental factors that may lead to impaired health and well-being. While the term “Industrial Hygiene” only began to describe the growing field in the early 1900s, key legislation has brought it to the forefront in the United States and nearly every employer is required to implement the elements of an industrial hygiene and safety program – and, to be responsive to the regulations of either OSHA or MSHA.
Leaaf’s EH&S Division develops custom cross-disciplined risk-mitigation solutions based on thoroughly collected occupational exposure data, behavior-based safety observations, and key performance indicators.
Leaaf’s EH&S consulting expertise includes:
Exposure monitoring for chemicals, dusts, metals, noise, radiation, fibers, etc.
Corporate EH&S program development and gap assessment
Stephen joined Leaaf in 2022 as the Environmental Health and Safety Division Manager. His career began during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response after his team was the subject of an occupational exposure assessment. Stephen considered this human-health centered detective work extremely fascinating and he was inspired to embark on a career in industrial hygiene. Over the next several years, he gobbled up experience performing industrial hygiene field surveys, exposure assessments, risk assessments, and technical reporting until his expertise and aptitude for interpersonal communication yielded roles in leadership. Stephen holds several industry-specific credentials including the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) in addition to an MPH in Environmental Occupational Health and Safety with focus in industrial hygiene from the LSU Health Sciences Center.
Stephen’s free time is spent escaping the indoors. He also considers himself an amateur sommelier, casual lepidopterologist, and bargain-travel connoisseur.