Appendix D
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

J. Robert Gibson, Chair, retired as a director of DuPont’s Crop Protection Products Division. During his 30-year career with DuPont, Dr. Gibson held positions in R&D, chemical plant management, and corporate administration (at one point, he was Corporate Director of Safety and Health). He was also assistant director of DuPont’s Haskell Laboratory for Toxicology and Industrial Medicine. He was certified in toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology from 1980 to 2005 and is currently a consultant in toxicology and occupational safety and health. Dr. Gibson graduated from Mississippi State University with a Ph.D. in physiology and holds a master’s degree in zoology and a B.S. in general science from that same institution. He has served on the standing CMA Committee and its predecessor, the Stockpile Committee, because of his more than 25 years of experience in toxicology and occupational safety and health. He was appointed as the U.S. representative to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in October 2003. He has served on a variety of chemical demilitarization ad hoc committees, including as chair of the Committee to Review and Assess Industrial Hygiene Standards and Practices at Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF). He is currently the chair of the standing Committee on Chemical Demilitarization of the Board on Army Science and Technology.


Ronald M. Bishop is founder and president of AEHS, Inc., an environmental, health, and safety consulting services and training firm. He earned a B.S. from the University of Washington in preventive medicine (environmental health engineering) and a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota in industrial hygiene, with an additional concentration in air pollution. Mr. Bishop also served for 2 years as director of the Office of Safety and Health Protection at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was responsible for all safety, industrial hygiene, OSHA, hazardous waste management, and technical training. Mr. Bishop spent 25 years in the U.S. Army and held numerous positions in the environmental, safety, and health field, retiring as a colonel; the last assignment was as Commander of the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency. He has worked 12 years as an environmental, safety, and industrial hygiene consultant. This includes not only consulting per se but also teaching courses on indoor air quality, asbestos and lead, as well as respiratory protection, LO/TO, HAZCOM, confined space, and OSHA’s 501 Voluntary Compliance. He served on the NRC Committee to Review and Assess Industrial Hygiene Standards and Practices at Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF).


Colin G. Drury is Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where his work concentrates on the application of ergonomics to manufacturing and maintenance processes. Formerly manager of ergonomics at Pilkington Glass, he has over 200 publications on topics in industrial process control, quality control, and aviation maintenance and safety. As the founding executive director of the Center for Industrial Effective-



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appendix d Biographical sketches of committee members J. Robert Gibson, Chair, retired as a director of University of Washington in preventive medicine (envi- ronmental health engineering) and a Master of Public DuPont’s Crop Protection Products Division. Dur- Health from the University of Minnesota in industrial ing his 30-year career with DuPont, Dr. Gibson held hygiene, with an additional concentration in air pollu- positions in R&D, chemical plant management, and tion. Mr. Bishop also served for 2 years as director of corporate administration (at one point, he was Cor- the Office of Safety and Health Protection at the Oak porate Director of Safety and Health). He was also Ridge National Laboratory, where he was responsible assistant director of DuPont’s Haskell Laboratory for for all safety, industrial hygiene, OSHA, hazardous Toxicology and Industrial Medicine. He was certified in waste management, and technical training. Mr. Bishop toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology from spent 25 years in the U.S. Army and held numerous 1980 to 2005 and is currently a consultant in toxicol- positions in the environmental, safety, and health field, ogy and occupational safety and health. Dr. Gibson retiring as a colonel; the last assignment was as Com- graduated from Mississippi State University with a mander of the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Ph.D. in physiology and holds a master’s degree in Agency. He has worked 12 years as an environmental, zoology and a B.S. in general science from that same safety, and industrial hygiene consultant. This includes institution. He has served on the standing CMA Com- not only consulting per se but also teaching courses on mittee and its predecessor, the Stockpile Committee, indoor air quality, asbestos and lead, as well as respi- because of his more than 25 years of experience in ratory protection, LO/TO, HAZCOM, confined space, toxicology and occupational safety and health. He was and OSHA’s 501 Voluntary Compliance. He served on appointed as the U.S. representative to the Scientific the NRC Committee to Review and Assess Industrial Advisory Board of the Organization for the Prohibition Hygiene Standards and Practices at Tooele Chemical of Chemical Weapons in October 2003. He has served Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF). on a variety of chemical demilitarization ad hoc com- mittees, including as chair of the Committee to Review Colin G. Drury is Distinguished Professor of Indus- and Assess Industrial Hygiene Standards and Practices trial Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State at Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF). University of New york, where his work concentrates He is currently the chair of the standing Committee on on the application of ergonomics to manufacturing and Chemical Demilitarization of the Board on Army Sci- maintenance processes. Formerly manager of ergonom- ence and Technology. ics at Pilkington Glass, he has over 200 publications Ronald M. Bishop is founder and president of AEHS, on topics in industrial process control, quality control, and aviation maintenance and safety. As the founding Inc., an environmental, health, and safety consulting executive director of the Center for Industrial Effective- services and training firm. He earned a B.S. from the 

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 APPENdiX d ness, he has worked with regional industries to improve recent service activities include membership of NRC’s competitiveness and has been credited with creating Board on Radioactive Waste Management and its Board and saving thousands of jobs in the Western New york on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, the board of region. He is founding director of the Research Institute directors of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation for Safety and Security in Transportation, applying (CERF), and the Space Day Foundation. He also serves human factors to error reduction in aviation security on several university and center advisory committees. and inspection. Dr. Drury is a fellow of the Human Fac- Dr. Johnson is a registered professional engineer in the tors and Ergonomics Society, the Institute of Industrial District of Columbia and a diplomat of the American Engineers, and the Ergonomics Society. He is a recipi- Academy of Environmental Engineers. He is the 2005 ent of many awards, including the Bartlett Medal of the recipient of the National Society of Black Engineers Ergonomics Society for his work in industrial quality Lifetime Achievement Award in Academia and the control, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s 2008 Water Environmental Federation Gordon Maskew Lauer award for safety, and the FAA’s Excellence in Fair Medal for significant contributions to the education Aviation Research Award. In 2006, Dr. Drury received and development of future engineers. the Andrew Roe Award of the American Association of Randal J. Keller is currently a professor in the Depart- Engineering Societies. ment of Occupational Safety and Health of Murray James H. Johnson, Jr., is a professor of civil engineer- State University. He received a B.A. in chemistry from ing and dean of the College of Engineering, Architec- Eisenhower College in 1979, an M.S. in toxicology ture and Computer Sciences at Howard University. from Utah State University in 1984, and a Ph.D., also Prior to this appointment, he was the chair of the in toxicology, from Utah State University in 1988. He Department of Civil Engineering and interim associate is certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial vice president for research at Howard University. Dr. Hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Johnson received a B.S. from Howard University, an the Comprehensive Practice of Safety by the Board M.S. from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from of Certified Safety Professionals, and in the General the University of Delaware. He has taught undergradu- Practice of Toxicology by the American Board of Toxi- ate and graduate courses in the area of environmental cology. Dr. Keller is widely published and maintains an engineering. Dr. Johnson’s research interests include independent consulting practice related to toxicology, the treatment and disposal of hazardous substances, the industrial hygiene, and safety. He served on the NRC’s evaluation of environmental policy issues in relation to Committee to Review and Assess Industrial Hygiene minorities, the development of environmental curricula Standards and Practices at the Tooele Chemical Agent and strategies to increase the pool of underrepresented Disposal Facility (TOCDF). groups in the science, technology, engineering, and W. Monroe Keyserling, professor, University of Mich- math disciplines. He is the past chair of the Board of Scientific Counselor’s Executive Committee of the igan, has 29 years’ experience in research and teaching Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a member of activities focused on occupational safety and health. He EPA’s Science Advisory Board, and the co-principal has taught courses in safety engineering methods, work investigator of the Department of Energy-sponsored measurement, prevention of work-related musculosk- HBCU/MI Environmental Technology Consortium. eletal disorders, and a seminar in occupational health From 1989 to 2002, he was the associate director of the and safety engineering. Dr. Keyserling holds a B.I.E. EPA-sponsored Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Center in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia for Hazardous Substance Research; from 2005 to 2007, Institute of Technology and an M.S.E. in industrial and he served as a consultant to the Office of the President, operations engineering, an M.S. in industrial health University of California, as a member of the Environ- science, and a Ph.D. in industrial and operations engi- mental, Health and Safety Panel monitoring activities neering and industrial health from the University of at the three DOE national laboratories operated by the Michigan. Dr. Keyserling has authored over 120 journal university. Dr. Johnson is a member of the National articles, book chapters, and technical reports. His pri- Research Council’s (NRC’s) Division of Earth and Life mary research area has been developing methods and Sciences Oversight Committee and chair of the Anne tools for measuring workplace exposures that increase Arundel Community College board of trustees. Other the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders

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 EVALuATiON OF SAFETy ANd ENViRONmENTAL mETRiCS such as low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. focuses primarily on the design, characterization, and Keyserling has also been active in university-wide and development of nanostructured catalytic, electrocata- national efforts to promote multidisciplinary education lytic, and adsorbent materials. In addition, his group and research in occupational health and safety. From is using micromachining and self-assembly methods 1995 to 2000, he served as director of the University of to fabricate fuel processors, fuel cells, and batteries. Michigan’s Center for Occupational Health and Safety From 2001 to 2005, he served as associate dean for Engineering, a collaboration involving the College undergraduate education in the College of Engineering of Engineering, the School of Public Health, and the and presently is director of the Michigan-Louis Stokes School of Nursing. From 1999 to 2002, he served as Alliance for Minority Participation. Professor Thomp- president of the Association of University Programs in son was the recipient of a 2006 Michiganian of the year Occupational Health and Safety (AUPOHS), a national Award for his research, entrepreneurship, and recruit- advocacy group that promotes safety and health educa- ment and mentoring of minority students, a National tion and research. Science Foundation Presidential young Investigator Award, the Engineering Society of Detroit Gold Award, Otis A. Shelton is associate director for the safety and the Union Carbide Innovation Recognition Award, environmental services compliance and operational and the Dow Chemical Good Teaching Award. He is assessments program for Praxair, Inc., a position he also cofounder, with his wife, of T/J Technologies, a has held since 1992. In this position, Mr. Shelton is developer of nanomaterials for advanced batteries and responsible for managing Praxair’s assessment pro- a subsidiary of A123Systems. Professor Thompson is gram, which focuses on the environmental, opera - consulting editor for the AiChE Journal and a member tional safety, personnel safety, industrial hygiene, of the External Advisory Committee for the Center emergency planning, distribution, and medical gases of Advanced Materials for Purification of Water with programs. Previously, Mr. Shelton managed Union Systems (an NSF Science and Technology Center at the Carbide Corporation’s Regional Corporate Health, University of Illinois), the National Academies’ Chemi- Safety, and Environmental Protection Audit Program, cal Sciences Roundtable, and the AIChE Chemical which reviewed UCC’s health, safety, and environ- Engineering Technology Operating Council. mental compliance in all of the company’s operations Lawrence J. Washington, the recently retired corpo- worldwide. He holds an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Houston. He is a fellow of and rate vice president for Sustainability and Environmen- has served on the board of directors of the American tal Health and Safety (EH&S), worked for the Dow Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and served Chemical Company for over 37 years. Among his many on the National Society of Black Engineers National distinctions, Mr. Washington chaired the Corporate Advisory Board for 20 years. He was elected Secretary Environmental Advisory Council, the EH&S Manage- of the AIChE in 2004. ment Board, and the Crisis Management Team. He also served as an officer of the company. In previous Levi T. Thompson is Richard E. Balzhiser Professor roles, Mr. Washington served as corporate vice presi- of Chemical Engineering, professor of mechanical dent, EH&S, Human Resources and Public Affairs. engineering, and director of the Hydrogen Energy His career included many roles in operations includ- Technology Laboratory at the University of Michigan. ing as leader of Dow’s Western Division and general He earned a B.Ch.E. from the University of Delaware, manager and site leader for Michigan operations. Mr. M.S.E. degrees in chemical engineering and nuclear Washington earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from chemical engineering from the University of Detroit. the University of Michigan. Research in his group