Dan Christensen, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Director of Industrial Hygiene
Mr. Christensen brings more than ten years of experience in industrial hygiene focused on establishing programs and procedures in several domestic and international locations. Three of the last ten years were spent as the most senior Industrial Hygienist for the petroleum division of the world’s largest mineral extraction company. He was responsible for managing industrial hygiene activities at seven global business units.
Mr. Christensen received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health/ Industrial Hygiene from Utah State University following a four-month internship at a copper mine in Arizona. He has also applied his skills and knowledge in surface and underground coal mining, offshore petroleum, onshore gas processing, and onshore shale oil/gas production. Work-related travel has taken him to the Gulf of Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Pakistan; and throughout the Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas shale fields. In addition to being dual board certified in Industrial Hygiene and as a Safety Professional, Mr. Christensen enjoys being a subject matter expert, public speaking, presenting to all levels of an organization, and is an accomplished fly fisherman. He has lead risk mitigation projects, developed HSE systems, facilitated incident investigations and implemented programs and technology to maintain employee health records.
Mr. Christensen helps conduct a two-day professional development course (PDC) at the annual American Industrial Hygiene Association conference on “Exposure assessment strategies.” His interest in incident investigation led Dan to volunteer for his local Crisis and Emergency Response Team (CERT). Mr. Christensen believes strongly that proper risk assessment is key to preventing injury and illness and coined the phrase “Do the risk assessment now or the investigation later.”
B.S., Industrial Hygiene, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Past or Current Professional Affiliations
- American Industrial Hygiene Association
- American Conference of Industrial Hygienists
- American Society of Safety Engineers