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Industrial Hygiene

 

Advisory Board

The Industrial Hygiene advisory board includes representitives of labor, industry, government agencies, academic institutions, and professional associations.

The board meets at least annually, and provides critical input in all facts of IH program development.

IH Advisory Board Members

David Abrams, CIH

Mike Austin, JD

Tim P. Blodgett, CIH, CSP

David Downs, CIH, CSP, QEP, CPEA

Alden Hoffman, CIH, PE

Dale Houglum, CIH, CSP

Catherine Hovde

Sook Ja Cho

Gerhard Knutson, PhD, CIH

Michael McCullough, CIH

John Mulhausen, PhD, CIH

Michael Nevala, MS, CHMM

Gary Olmstead, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPEA, QE

Terry Osterbauer, CIH

Andy Phelan, CIH

Eugene Ruenger, PhD, CIH

Pamela Russell

Avula Sreenath, PhD

Andrew Streifel, MPH

Nicole Vars McCullough, PhD, CIH

 

David Abrams

David Abrams, CIH, MSPH, Fellow-AIHA
Industrial Hygienist, ARS
Environmental Health, Inc.
dsabrams@ars-environmental.com

 

 

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Mike Austin

Mike Austin, JD
Public Health Specialist
Environmental Health & Safety, University of MN,
Minneapolis, MN
austi001@umn.edu

 

 

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Tim Blodgett

Tim P. Blodgett, CIH, CSP
Health and Safety Specialist
3M EHS Operations
tpblodgett@mmm.com

 

 

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David Downs

David Downs, CIH, CSP, QEP, CPEA
President
EHS Management Partners, LLC
dedowns@ehsmp.com

 

 

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Alden Hoffman

Alden Hoffman, CIH, PE
Manager

Minnesota Department of Labor and Energy
St. Paul, MN
Alden.Hoffman@state.mn.us

 

Since 2001 Alden has been the industrial hygiene manager for Minnesota OSHA Compliance. He began his career as an industrial hygiene field investigator for ten years and has been with Minnesota OSHA for 30 years. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. Alden received his Professional Engineering license in 1986 and is certified in Comprehensive Practice by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene since 1987.

Alden serves on the Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health Services Research & Policy Program Advisory Boards at the University of Minnesota and the Occupational Medicine Residency Advisory Committee at Health Partners.

 

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Catherine Hovde

Catherine Hovde

 

 

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Sook Ja Cho

Sook Ja Cho

 

 

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Gerhard Knutson, PhD, CIH
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Knutson Ventilation, Inc
Edina, MN
Gerhardknutson@knutsonventilation.com

 

 

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Michael McCullough

Michael McCullough, CIH
Corporate Industrial Hygiene
3M Company
St. Paul, MN
mmccullough@mmm.com

 

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John Mulhausen

John Mulhausen, PhD, CIH
Director, Corp Safety and Industrial Hygiene
3M Company
St. Paul, MN
jrmulhausen2@mmm.com

 

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Michael Nevala, MS, CHMM
Principal Environmental Scientist,
Environmental Planning & Evaluation Dept.
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
St. Paul, MN
mike.nevala@metc.state.mn.us

 

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Gary Olmstead

Gary Olmstead, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPEA, QE
Director, Global Safety and Environment
General Mills
Minneapolis, MN
gary.olmstead@genmills.com

Mr Olmstead has been actively involved with the School of Public Health for almost 25 years. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas, and serves on several SPH advisory committees. He is currently the chair the Midwest Center for Occupational Safety and Health (MCOHS).

 

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Terry Osterbauer, CIH
Dept of Labor & Industry,

OSHA
St. Paul, MN
terry.osterbauer@state.mn.us

Terry Osterbauer graduated from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He has worked in the field of occupational safety and health since 1974 for various organizations including: the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the International Chemical Workers Union.

 

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Andy Phelan

Andy Phelan, CIH
Assistant Director, Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
andyph@umn.edu

 

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Eugene Ruenger

Eugene Ruenger, PhD, CIH
Associate Professor, Industrial Hygiene
University of WI-Stout
Menomonie, WI
ruengere@uwstout.edu

 

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Pamela Russell
GEMS Coordinator
VA Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN
pamela.russell@med.va.gov

 

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Avula Sreenath

Avula Sreenath, PhD
Senior Development Engineer
TSI, Inc.
Shoreview, MN
asreenath@tsi.com

 

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Andrew Streifel

Andrew Streifel, MPH
Public Health Specialist, Environmental Health & Safety
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
strei001@umn.edu

 

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Nicole Vars McCullough

Nicole Vars McCullough, PhD, CIH
OH&ES Division,
3M Company
St. Paul, MN
nvars-mccoullough@mmm.com

 

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