Proactive, detail-oriented, performance-driven professionals with 15+ years’ experience in Environmental Consulting / Industrial Hygiene.
Our team of experts has provided asbestos, lead and mold surveys, indoor air quality evaluations, occupational exposure monitoring, health and safety plans, litigation support, and a variety of other environmental health services to contractors, facility managers and owners, real state groups, healthcare professionals, attorneys, insurance companies, school districts, construction sites and government agencies throughout Southern California, the Bay Area and Arizona.
Performed hundreds of comprehensive indoor air quality investigations including mold, bacteria, particulate matter, asbestos, lead, allergen, volatile organic compound, solvent, meth contamination assessments, etc. Performed all aspects of on-site asbestos, mold and lead related projects for residential, commercial and healthcare sites including building surveys, inspections/ assessments, air monitoring and contractor observation.
NIOSH 582 trained analysts for PCM analysis, our staff has conducted numerous X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) lead paint testing throughout California. Conducted several wildfire smoke impact assessments throughout Southern California at the request of various insurance companies. Performed training in respiratory protection and fit testing for various healthcare facilities throughout California. Performed department safety specific training for healthcare facilities in Northern California. Provided litigation support and oversight for numerous complex litigation claims for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Responsible for writing final compliance reports in complex projects that require in-depth investigative research, sampling, data interpretation with preparation of final reports with detailed recommendations and conclusions.
EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH), Environmental Health - San Diego State University
Cal-OSHA Certified Asbestos Consultant No. 04-3670
Lead Sampling Technician – State of California Department of Public Health
Mold Remediation Specialist – Safety Support Services St. Louis, MO
Certificate in Computer Aided Design (CAD) – De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
Certificate in Business Administration – UC Berkeley Extensions, Berkeley, CA
SHORT COURSES / SYMPOSIUMS
NIOSH 582-Sampling and Evaluating Airborne Asbestos Dust Course
Asbestos Project Designer
Asbestos Management Planner
Asbestos Contractor /Supervisor
Asbestos Building Inspector
Certified in Radiation Safety and Monitoring, device operation / machine maintenance of the NITON XRF Analyzer
Braga, M. (2011). “The Role of Biological Volatilization in Selenium Removal by The Imperial Constructed Wetlands, Imperial, CA”. San Diego State University, 2011-05-20
Braga, M., & Gersberg, R. (2010). “Selenium Removal by Constructed Wetlands in the Imperial Valley: Quantitative Importance of Biological Volatilization in the Treatment of Selenium-Laden Agricultural Drain Water”. Southwest Consortium for Environmental Research & Policy (SCERP), W-09-01
American Industrial Hygiene Association, San Diego Chapter (AIHASD) – Member
American Public Heath Association (APHA) – Member
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society – Member