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About Us

Experienced professionals with over 20+ years in Environmental Consulting/Industrial Hygiene, we excel in proactive, detail-oriented, performance-driven approaches.

 

Our team specializes in asbestos, lead, and mold surveys, indoor air quality evaluations, occupational exposure monitoring, health and safety plans, litigation support, and various environmental health services. We serve contractors, facility managers, real estate groups, healthcare professionals, attorneys, insurance companies, school districts, construction sites, and government agencies across Southern California, the Bay Area, and Arizona.

 

We've conducted numerous comprehensive indoor air quality investigations covering mold, bacteria, particulate matter, asbestos, lead, allergens, volatile organic compounds, solvents, meth contamination assessments, and more. For residential, commercial, and healthcare sites, we handle all on-site asbestos, mold, and lead-related projects, including building surveys, inspections, air monitoring, and contractor observation.

 

Our staff includes NIOSH 582 trained analysts for PCM analysis, proficient in conducting X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) lead paint testing statewide. We've also performed wildfire smoke impact assessments in Southern California for various insurance companies. Additionally, we've provided respiratory protection training and fit testing for healthcare facilities statewide and safety-specific training for healthcare facilities in Northern California.

 

For complex litigation claims, we offer litigation support and oversight, crafting detailed compliance reports with thorough investigative research, sampling, data interpretation, and conclusive recommendations.

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 Inspector / Assessor – State of California Department of Public Health

  • Lead Sampling Technician – State of California Department of Public Health

  • Mold Remediation Specialist – Safety Support Services St. Louis, MO

  • Certified Microbial Investigator – American Council for Accredited Certification 

  • 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

 

PUBLICATIONS

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

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Industrial Hygiene Association, San Diego Chapter (AIHASD) – Member

American Public Heath Association (APHA) – Member
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society – Member 

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