About Us

Ron L. Pearson, M.S., CIH – Principal Consultant

Ron L. Pearson is a Principal Consultant and Certified Industrial Hygienist with Environmental Health & Safety,  Inc..  Mr. Pearson has more than twenty five years of experience in providing health & safety services to industry, is a nationally published author and is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

Professional Experience & Qualifications Summary 

OSHA Compliance/ManagementWorkplace Hazard Assessment - Conducted exposure assessments to workplace chemicals, radiation safety evaluations, noise surveys, ventilation assessments, confined space monitoring, laboratory safety inspections/plan development, and specification of control options with cost/benefit information. -Performed OSHA regulatory compliance audits, loss control/safety audits, assembly of medical monitoring programs, worker "Right-to-Know" and corporate programs; led sessions on quality management, contribution of H/S organization to corporation.

Chemical Exposure Assessment - Developed ranking criteria/matrix for prioritizing monitoring efforts· developed sampling strategies for complex manufacturing operations· conducted statistical analysis of monitoring data for:· individuals/compliance sampling · long-term data/trend analysis · predictive calculations for catastrophic release potential

Environmental/ Occupational Toxicology -  Conducted comprehensive, multi-pathway health risk assessments for environmental contamination, seeking no action/limited action from regulatory agencies· Reviewed literature on chemical substances prior to submission of premanufacturing notices or registration· Assessed individual substitution/alternative product situations· Assembled/reviewed MSDS's per ANSI/EC/WHMIS format/requirements· Assembled/reviewed precautionary labels per ANSI/EC/WHMIS format/requirements· Conducted exposure assessment modeling for new/existing applications of consumer products, utilizing computer-based models and EPA exposure factors

Health & Safety Training - Executed training programs in private industry and university-based settings on hazardous waste site operations, hazard recognition, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation hazards, "Right-to-Know" and Federal Hazard Communication, respiratory protection and personal protective equipment, asbestos inspection and control technologies, confined space entry and monitoring, toxicology of chemical, physical and biological agents.

Product Safety - Conducted reviews of toxicity data for individual chemicals, assembled Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for compliance with GHS, OSHA HCS, Canada's WHMIS, EEC Directives and Mexico Requirements. Assisted in evaluation of TSCA submissions, including TSCA Section 8(e) reporting.

Environmental Toxicology & Health Risk Assessment - Performed evaluations of human exposure to toxicants in air, soil and ground water; made recommendations regarding future facility utilization, control methods & options. 


M.S., 1985 Environmental Health - University of Minnesota; emphases in Industrial Hygiene, Toxicology, and Epidemiology

B.S., 1983 Nuclear Medicine Technology - St. Cloud State University/Mayo Clinic Joint Program  

                                                 Certifications & Affiliations 

Certified Industrial Hygienist (1991) - Comprehensive Practice of Occupational Health & Safety

Member, American Industrial Hygiene Association

Member, Society of Toxicology

President (2009), American Industrial Hygiene Association, Upper Midwest Section

Chair (2003), Auditing Roundtable, Upper Midwest Region

NOTE:  We only use AIHA-Accredited Laboratories for sample analysis.

Stacy Paradis, M.S., CIH, CSP is a Senior Health and Safety Consultant with Environmental Health & Safety, Inc.  Stacy has over 12 years of experience in providing health and safety expertise in a wide variety of work place environments with a proven ability to apply and adapt problem solving skills to identify new opportunities and implement risk based solutions.  Stacy is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety Professional. 

§  Exposure Assessment – Conducted wide variety of qualitative & quantitative exposure assessments across industry including research & development, pilot plant, manufacturing and mining operations, utilizing lab analyzed and direct reading instrumentation. Created and implemented qualitative dermal exposure assessment tool. Conducted comprehensive hazard reviews to drive incident reduction.
§  Project Management – Strong technical EHS expertise with recognized success in leading large, complex, cross-functional teams and projects.  EHS Initiative Leader for new $150M Research and Development building encompassing identification, prioritization & execution of best practices to ensure a smooth researcher transition into new laboratory building.  Implemented Outsourced Waste Handler Program to improve hazardous waste compliance, reducing waste findings while saving ~40hr/month researcher time. Drove completion of global EHS initiatives including combustible dust risk assessments, training program matrices, comprehensive hazard review SME support & VOC improvements. Project management for incident reduction, ventilation performance programs, noise control solutions, hearing conservation areas, respiratory protection, medical surveillance and chemical exposure assessment. 
§  Health & Safety Program Development - Responsible for developing and implementing safety and health policies and training programs to address incident management, emergency response, medical surveillance, exposure assessment, respiratory protection, ventilation, noise & hearing conservation, hazard communication, chemical hazard awareness and personal protective equipment; performing facility inspections and program audits to identify safety hazards or noncompliance with established state and federal safety regulations; maintaining and monitoring employee safety training records.
§  Management – Led, developed and executed EHS strategy across Global R&D operations. Supervisor for Global R&D EHS including goal setting, performance management, motivation and training. Managed, utilized and optimized $2.5MM budget. Ensured adequate resourcing and timely execution of Outsourced Service Worker Program, delivering EHS support to R&D lab operations. 
§  Product Safety & Technical Support - Provided global technical service support for hearing products, supporting new product development teams, sustaining current businesses and driving new business. Worked with global, regional and local customers to provide training on proper selection and use of health and safety products. Engaged occupational health and safety professional to grow their competency in hearing conservation management. Provide technical leadership and training for hearing sales and marketing specialists globally. Supported research related to use of hearing & communication products to demonstrate value to customers and provide information to product engineers regarding real world applications of hearing solutions. 

M.S., 2010           Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene - University of Minnesota. 
B.S., 2005             Kinesiology – University of Minnesota 

Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations

§  Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Board of Certified Safety Professionals
§  Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), American Board of Industrial Hygiene
§  Member, American Industrial Hygiene Association since 2008
§  Member, National Hearing Conservation Association since 2018
§  Certified Scrum Master, November 2017 §  Certified Product Owner, October 2017      

IN MEMORY OF Charles McJilton, PhD, CIH - Mentor, Employee and Friend - 1931-2015