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James Pratt, Senior Consultant, brings more than 30 years of emergency response experience to the Major Projects Team.
FAQs on how frigid weather can cause health, safety and operational issues in the workplace, especially during emergency responses.
Scott Skelton, MS, CIH highlights workplace and employee health items to be aware of during frigid weather responses
CTEH introduces the founder awards to commemorate 20 years and highlight the legacy they have instilled in our employees - mentorship, quality, innovation, and scientific distinction.
As a senior toxicologist in our Portland office, Dr. Angela Perez focuses on applied toxicology, exposure assessment and human health risk assessment.
We’re continuing our conversation with Dr. Perez, senior toxicologist, about her expertise in chemical exposures and medical marijuana and her more than 30 articles and abstracts.
This year’s Jay Gandy Outstanding Mentor Award winner is Allen Higginbotham, REM, CTEH's vice president of emergency response.
CTEH is excited to be an exhibitor, reception sponsor and presenter at the second annual Clean Waterways Conference from April 4-5, 2018.
Whether we’re in the office or field, CTEH's team members- like Jacob Rownd- go above and beyond to help entities regain peace of mind and overcome their challenges.
As director of innovative services, Chase Shelby, ASP is responsible for overseeing many of our company’s programs and projects across North America—from disaster recovery to construction management.
CTEH is proud to present Jeff Hicks, lead software developer, with the inaugural Glenn Millner Innovative Services Award for his groundbreaking work.
This North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, we’re celebrating the CTEH industrial hygienists, toxicologists and environmental health nurses who work hard every day to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
Since 2008, Chase Selby, ASP has quickly moved through CTEH’s ranks—from environmental scientist to project manager to our current director of innovative services.
Workplace accidents happen every day. To help protect workers on the job, CTEH is sharing a few of its general ladder guidelines.
We can think of no one more deserving than Dr. Holland to receive the inaugural Alan Nye Scientific Distinction Award for helping “advance the ‘sound science,’ which has become synonymous with CTEH.
CTEH is answering some FAQs about high angle rescues and explaining how training can help reduce potentially dangerous incidents.
Dr. Pamella Tijerina of our San Antonio office brings a wealth of experience in environmental toxicology and inhalation exposure to CTEH.
Vapor intrusion. CTEH experts are explaining more about what it is, why it happens, and its potential health impacts.
Warmer temperatures bring unpredictable weather. CTEH is shedding some light on how to keep workers safe from summer weather hazards.
Whether in the office or field, Dr. Pamella Tijerina uses her in-depth knowledge of chemicals and hazardous materials to help promote safety.
CTEH senior consultant Mike Niles recently traveled to central Tanzania on a mission trip.
From California to Arkansas, CTEH is proud to have the best and brightest talent. Meet one of our newest toxicologists, Dr. Scott Malm.
When disasters like Hurricane Lane occur, CTEH is ready to answer the call to help our neighbors in need.
One year later, we’re reflecting on Hurricane Harvey and hearing from a few of our employees who were on the ground at the time—both as responders and as Texas residents.
We're excited to introduce Dr. Michael Reilly, a toxicologist with our North Little Rock office.
Thank you, Abby and Christine for helping raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arkansas!
The East Coast is bracing for Hurricane Florence. Whether communities need us as soon as the storm strikes or in the weeks following, we’re ready 24/7/365 to help.
CTEH experts are separating myth from fact to help prevent property damage and loss of life this hurricane season.
Why is regular respirator fit testing needed to ensure worker safety? CTEH’s experts answer our questions.
For National Fire Prevention Week our experts are sharing tips to keep fires from spreading.
CTEH’s experts are explaining how to ensure safe worker operations in agricultural confined spaces.
CTEH experts are explaining how agricultural operators can implement workplace training to help reduce safety and health risks.
CTEH is pleased to announce our attendance at the 2018 Clean Gulf Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana. Clean Gulf takes place November 13-15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans.
Jacob Fenske, innovative services consultant, helps CTEH develop and execute plans to manage government relief projects.
Welcome to our newest senior toxicologist, Dr. Patrick Kerzic, DABT!
As training coordinator, Lauren Garner, OHST works hand-in-hand with our director of safety to help CTEH and our clients meet OSHA compliance and manage our online Quality Training Matrix.
CTEH is proud to spotlight Ashley Reardon, our data management manager and 2018 Phil Goad Quality Focus award winner.
CTEH is excited to add another award-winning researcher to our team, Dr. Dana Szymkowicz.
Proper data management is essential to every company’s operations. But it’s even more important for businesses to have strong systems in place if, or when, incidents like natural disasters occur.
Kim Alvis, CTEH’s in-house certified occupational and environmental health nurse, explains more about pulmonary function tests.
This Occupational Health Nurses Week, join us in recognizing and celebrating CTEH’s hardworking nurses.
Cheers to Dr. Chris Kuhlman, Alan Nye Scientific Distinction Award recipient! Whether he's working with fellow scientists or partners, his dedication to sound science is evident in every task he undertakes.
What exactly is asset tracking, and how does it help during times of crisis? Brady Davis, CTEH’s director of technology, explains the benefits.
Like a true Glenn Millner Innovative Services Award recipient, Chase Selby is a “market disruptor" who helps CTEH to “maintain a cutting-edge advantage in all that we do."
Congratulations to Kyla Farler, CPA, MBA, JD on her new position as CTEH General Counsel!
On Coast Guard Day, we were proud to celebrate our very own USCG veteran: Kelly Wilson, REM, CESCO, Vice President of CTEHRM.
CTEH Senior Consultant Brendon Bailey, MBA, MS shares his expertise about how to minimize business disruptions during natural disasters.
Agricultural production often comes with significant risks. For National Farm Safety and Health Week, CTEH is sharing general safety tips to take before and during grain bin entries.
Mack Clark, Environmental Scientist and August’s Employee of the Month shares what motivates him to serve others.
Vik Pendharkar, Environmental Scientist II and September's Employee of the Month, shares what motivates him in his role at CTEH.
David Watts, the leader of CTEH’s indoor air quality (IAQ) team, shares wisdom regarding our IAQ services.
From oil spills to train derailments, TERP Project Manager Jeremy Gueringer helps coordinate large-scale responses across North America.
It’s been a busy year for Jake Bird, CTEH’s Director of Logistics and Operations Support.
This month we honor IT Project Manager Eric Callahan, CTEH’s employee of the month for October 2019.
CTEH is pleased to announce John Lipscomb, PhD, has joined the CTEH team as a Senior Toxicologist.
Learn more about Mike’s unique role at CTEH below.
Learn more about what you can to do protect your employees from the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We’re proud to spotlight Daniel White, or as his peers say, “the backbone of the data team,” as our Employee of the Month. Congratulations, Daniel!
Congratulations to Anton Avguchenko, recipient of 2019’s Jay Gandy Outstanding Mentor Award.
Congratulations to Derek Kliethermes, recipient of 2019’s Glenn Millner Innovative Service Award.
We are excited to welcome Tron Clark, PMP to our Denver office! Learn more about our new response management consultant.
Congratulations to Jason Callahan, recipient of 2019’s Phillip Goad Quality Focus Award!
We’re proud to highlight Josh as our February Employee of the Month.
Congratulations to Scott Skelton, recipient of the 2019 Alan Nye Scientific Distinction Award.
Congratulations to Christine Millner, MBA, Director of Quality Management and Senior Consultant, on being featured as a leading woman in the STEAM field.
How loud is too loud? Cole Ledbetter, CIH, Industrial Hygiene Manager, explains how noise monitoring can help protect employees’ long-term health and safety.
At CTEH, health and safety are our top priorities. That’s why we’re sharing the following measures to help protect our partners during this challenging time.
With help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), CTEH scientific experts are debunking commonly-held myths.
We’re proud to highlight IT Project Manager Josh Blansett as our March employee of the month.
We are excited to announce we are joining forces with Montrose Environmental Group.
How can we determine what COVID-19 health and safety guidelines to follow? CTEH’s experts are explaining a few of the most commonly used directives.
Chris Kuhlman, Ph.D., DABT, CIH shared his expertise with the American Waterways Operators as part of the organization's “COVID-19: Ask an Industrial Hygienist” webinar.
We're proud to highlight industrial hygienist Brooke Whitenburg as employee of the month.
David Watts, MSPH, CIH, Senior Industrial Hygienist and long-time infectious disease expert, is helping lead CTEH’s COVID-19-related response efforts.
Here are three questions to ask while undertaking the return to work process.
While we all adjust to the new realities of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re still maintaining our culture of safety.
CTEH is proud to unveil the Skelton Barrier, a clinically-tested patient enclosure system made with readily-available, affordable hardware supplies that will meet the urgent demand for PPE and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
We’re honored to have been chosen by the Houston Area Safety Council as a finalist for the 33rd annual Houston Safety Excellence Awards.
Last week, CTEH senior industrial hygienist David Watts and principal medical toxicologist and occupational physician Michael Holland helped present a webinar on four elements of returning to work safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’re excited to highlight Medical Specialist Amanda Hoelzeman as our May employee of the month.
Samantha Nation explains how her new Disaster Information Specialist certificate is boosting CTEH’s preparedness, response, and recovery services.
Whether in times of crisis or during normal operations, our scientific experts offer the sound counsel needed to help entities like Massage Envy safeguard the individuals they serve.
Every day, our team members—from the top down—reinforce our strong commitment to safety with our actions. Learn more from Paul Hart, CSP, CIH, our Director of Health and Safety Services.
Learn more about the benefits of CTEH’s digital contact tracing system and how it helps workplaces prevent the further transmission of COVID-19.
Temperatures are rising, and so too is our risk of contracting heat-related illnesses. CTEH’s health and safety experts are here to help with preventative steps for working or playing outside.
CTEH’s COVID-19 dashboard allows you to monitor data specific to your workplace’s needs, so you can better evaluate the risks and make an informed return-to-work plan.
Paul Hart, CIH, CSP, CTEH’s Director of Health and Safety, teamed up with CLEAN Events for a webinar focused on “Preparedness and Response Considerations During the Coronavirus Pandemic.”
Katelyn Hall is helping spearhead CTEH’s #COVID19 response efforts—all while completing her PhD, caring for a newborn, and "maintaining an infectiously good attitude.”
As coronavirus guidance evolves, many workplaces are left wondering how to best protect employees and their families. CTEH experts are here to help.
Widespread misinformation remains about the spread of COVID-19. To help keep us safe, CTEH’s experts are addressing the top coronavirus misconceptions.
CTEH is excited to be at Clean Waterways in Indianapolis with our hand sanitizer and a social distancing-approved booth design.
Congratulations to Halie Freeman, Logistics Coordinator and July Employee of the Month!
From N95s to cloth face coverings, how do we know what kind of mask is appropriate for our needs? Our health and safety experts are explaining more.
Have you prepared your home or business for severe storm weather?
Our certified industrial hygienists are sharing best practices to help businesses prevent Legionella growth in their water systems.
Meet Spot, a mobile robot and our latest innovative solution, that can conduct air sampling, identify people and equipment, and obtain real-time data readings.
John Lipscomb, PhD, DABT, FATS will serve as a panelist for a virtual meeting with the EPA's FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel.
An often-forgotten risk of disaster recovery: carbon monoxide poisoning. CTEH’s certified health and safety experts are answering the most FAQs to help prevent future incidents.
For Rail Safety Week, our certified experts are sharing easy-to-follow tips to help keep individuals safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way.
As a Global Preparedness and Crisis Management Specialist and Environmental Scientist, Lani Dorow is known for going above and beyond.
Welcome to James Pratt, our new senior response management consultant.
With COVID-19, there are new challenges to consider when preparing for wildfire season. Fortunately, there are advance steps we can take to help reduce our risk.
Jessica Chopyk, PhD will serve as a toxicologist in our Carlsbad office.
Congratulations to Adam McClure, our September Employee of the Month!
Cheers to Dana Szymkowicz, PhD on being named one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Finest Young Professionals.
As COVID-19 health recommendations have evolved, the public has often been left wondering what precautions are needed to keep them safe.
Congratulations to Dr. Amy Romoser, Toxicologist, on becoming one of only three women in the world with her PhD, CIH, and DABT.
Our experts are helping determine the risk of COVID-19 exposure each holiday activity may present.
When taking a trip, it’s important to limit your exposure to COVID-19. Our experts are outlining the risks of air, bus, car, RV, and train travel.
Danielle Bogan and Madison Herrera, Environmental Scientists and Employees of the Month, have been praised by clients and colleagues alike for their hard work and professionalism.
Read on to find out how to recognize these sheets and how CTEH can keep your business in compliance.
Our experts are helping navigate the CDC's latest guidance on cleaning and disinfection to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses.
What is wind chill, and how can workplaces protect employees against this winter hazard? Our experts explain.
Meet Noah Ambos, Employee of the Month, an “irreplaceable” and “instrumental asset” to our team, particularly during COVID-19.
Our experts discuss how to properly maintain respirators in accordance with OSHA and NIOSH guidance.
We’re proud to salute Dana Szymkowicz, PhD, Toxicologist, as Employee of the Month.
We’re excited to build our unparalleled emergency response team with Carey Neal, CHMM, Senior Consultant.
Learn how to assemble a winter survival kit to carry in your car.
By addressing these questions, we can help protect the health of hosts, staffers, and attendees at live events during COVID-19.
Welcome to the Health and Safety team, Todd Shilt, CSP, Industrial Hygienist!
Congratulations to Scott Skelton, MS, CIH, on being named Principal IH / ER Consultant!
Chris Kuhlman, PhD, DABT, CIH, Senior Toxicologist, is answering the most FAQs about COVID-19 vaccines.
Meet Andy Williams, a specialist in commercial large-loss mitigation projects, who will serve as Senior Consultant and our new Director of Insurance Services.
What is a CSP and why is it important?
This Black History Month, we're spotlighting modern history makers in our field, starting with Kizzmekia “Kizzy” Corbett, PhD.
This Burn Awareness Week, our experts are sharing tips to help promote safe working environments.
Snow and ice amplify the risk for workplace slips, trips, and falls. These precautions will help keep employees safe, whether they’re working on the ground or at elevated heights.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re applauding modern history makers like Lisa P. Jackson, the first African American Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
When at home, at the workplace, or out on the town, the CDC recommends keeping social distance measures in place by not being a "close contact."
We've added two consultants to our disaster recovery team: Cassie Smythe and Jesse Cogswell.
As part of our Black History Month series, we are focusing on a figure who rocked the aerospace field: Mae C. Jemison, MD, engineer and NASA astronaut.
Every day, Peter Foreman, IT Specialist and January Employee of the Month, uses his “get it done” attitude to find quality solutions for emergency response projects.
For many, CTEH is synonymous with toxicological services. Larry Glass, PhD, MPH will only further boost our firm’s expertise.
CTEHRM is continuing to lead the crisis management field under the guidance of a new director: Helen Dubach.
CTEH is committed to helping safeguard people, communities, and the environment—much like Na’Taki Osbourne Jelks, PhD, MPH, our final Black History Month spotlight.
Millions in the U.S. have received a vaccination, and the vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. But many questions still surround the efficacy and effects of the vaccines.
Meet Alex Bertrand, GSP, a new Industrial Hygienist in our New Orleans office.
Though vaccinations for COVID-19 have ramped up throughout the U.S., social distancing measures are still in place, and we can help reduce further spread by keeping these measures in place.
Join us in welcoming Jason Weldon, U.S. Air Force veteran and our newest Safety Specialist.
Congratulations to Kawehilani "Lani" Dorow on her promotion to Response Management Consultant.
For International Women's Day, we are applauding the achievements of all women—not only at our company but across the world.
Congratulations to Josh Blansett on his promotion to IT Supervisor.
Kudos to Alec Scott, Project Manager, on being named February Employee of the Month.
Nearly every part of the United States carries risk of severe weather. The best way to deal with all of these threats is to be prepared.
Cole Ledbetter, CIH, CSP, Senior Industrial Hygienist, is sharing guidance on how employers can help prevent eye injuries.
With this seismic shift in the workplace, it’s more important than ever to maintain a safe environment in your personal workspace.
We’re pleased to announce the newest member of our Industrial Hygiene team: Brian Howell.
Join us in saluting Cody Rhoades on his new role as Industrial Hygienist.
Our experts are explaining more about contact tracing and how it aids in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 has forced employees to adjust to new workplace challenges. But dealing with ergonomic stressors shouldn’t have to be one of them.
Congratulations, Eli, Trousdale, on your well-deserved promotion to Industrial Hygienist I!
CTEH Senior Toxicologist John Lipscomb, PhD, will present a webinar on biological thresholds for risk assessment April 22 at 11:00 AM EDT.
Along with masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene, quarantine remains an effective tool in battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
An “on-call” resource for the data management team, Luke Blansett is a dedicated employee, conscientious mentor, supportive friend and, now, Employee of the Month.
In today’s blog post, we go over what building and mitigation consulting services entail, and why they’re important.
Please join us in thanking these dedicated individuals for their continued efforts to help keep workers, communities, and our team safe and healthy.
One of the most common types of pollution in industrial environments is noise.
Today we discuss the pros and cons of different types of face coverings.
Josh Evans, IT Administrator, has become a “critical asset” to his colleagues, as well as our entire company, since joining the team in 2013.
CTEH’s experts are answering some of the most FAQ, including what COVID-19 health and safety guidelines to follow.
In today’s blog post, we discuss the importance of benzene monitoring plans.
CTEH knows selecting, and utilizing, the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential to keeping workers safe and healthy during incident cleanup.
CTEH is excited to welcome Jackie Smith, Consultant, to our growing team of experts.
Hurricane season is upon us, and the pandemic isn’t over yet.
The heat can be dangerous! Add in personal protective equipment (PPE), and workers may be at even greater risk of illness. Learn how to reduce PPE-related heat burden.
To help keep on-site employees safe, OSHA says businesses should consider implementing COVID-19 preventions such as enhanced ventilation.
She has a wealth of knowledge about our company and is always willing to help answer questions—all with a smile on her face. Learn more about our Employee of the Month, Janet Williams.
Thank you, Dr. Hall for your contributions to medical research and continued role in measuring the public health impacts of governmental policies.
Join us in celebrating our newest Safety Management Specialist, Lauren Garner!
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause sun burns, blisters, premature aging, cataracts, and skin cancer.
Meet our “Johnny-on-the-spot” and Employee of the Month: Mario Morales
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating new risk assessments on prioritized industrial chemicals using previously unpublished data.
CTEH is lucky to have employees like Jamie Beck, Senior Project Manager, who go above and beyond their job descriptions to help develop innovative solutions.
Read on to find out how energy drinks and caffeine can pose a danger to your health, particularly in the summer months.
How is delta different than the other COVID-19 strains we’ve encountered? And how can we best protect ourselves against it? Our experts weigh in.
Ethylene oxide is a common chemical founded in a variety of industrial settings. In today’s blog post, learn how it’s used and why it’s important to monitor for it.
The National Hurricane Center is tracking three tropical waves, and the closest could impact the Gulf as a potential major hurricane in the coming days.
We’re here to help you prepare for Hurricane Ida—and protect your team from COVID-19.
What is a “breakthrough case,” and what does the rise in these types of infections mean? Our experts step in to help explain.
We’re offering vaccination verification and real-time COVID-19 testing to help employers meet the new vaccination mandate and protect their workforces.
CTEH is here to help keep workplaces in compliance with new wildfire regulations and protect the health and safety of their employees.
Let’s face it: a robust vaccination protocol as part of your workplace safety plan is essential.
When it comes time to take a COVID-19 test, it can be challenging to know which one is the right one for you.
What is long COVID, and how can we prevent it? We’re turning to our experts.
We're sharing CDC-approved guidance for how to select, wear, and care for masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new toxicologist has joined our Arkansas office: Max Ford, PhD.
Samantha Nation, Library Information Specialist, is sharing how she supports our readiness, response, and recovery services.
Art supplies used at home and in the classroom are regulated for potential hazards to consumers. In today’s blog post, learn more about how CTEH helps to ensure product safety.
Cole Ledbetter, CIH, CSP, Senior Industrial Hygiene Manager, is sharing tips to help reduce the risk of work-related injuries.
Chris Kuhlman, PhD, CIH, DABT and Pablo Sanchez Soria, PhD, CIH shared their COVID-19 expertise as contributing authors of AIHA's pandemic guide.
For Eye Injury Prevention Month, we’re highlighting the top causes of these workplace incidents—and how employers can help address them.
CarbonCM® and Cue help companies maintain compliance with OSHA’s emergency temporary standard on workplace vaccinations.
Sarah Burnett, PhD brings toxicological and risk assessment expertise to CTEH.
Our health and safety experts are sharing tips to help mitigate hot work-related hazards.
Our experts explain how pre-planning can help workplaces ensure safe trenching or excavating operations.
Katelyn Hall, MPH, PhD, Senior Health Scientist, Epidemiologist, and Statistician, is outlining five steps to build an effective pandemic plan.
Congratulations to John Bratton, CPA, CGMA, Controller, on being named September Employee of the Month!
We’re sharing why the CDC recommends eligible Americans get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.
A newly Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional, Eric Callahan is an invaluable asset on international incidents and emergency responses.
It takes immense brainpower, mental clarity, and hard work to successfully manage 14+ responses in one month alone. But Loren Clawitter makes it look easy.
No matter the project, Lisa Howes, October Employee of the Month, is willing to go above and beyond her role as Environmental Scientist to serve our clients.
What is non-ionizing radiation? Find out in today's blog post.
John Lipscomb, PhD, DABT, ATS, Senior Toxicologist, is serving as an NASEM ad hoc committee member.
Epidemiologists help protect occupational health and safety during COVID-19.
He’s dedicated, hardworking, and always willing to go above and beyond. Meet Max Young, November Employee of the Month.
Hetal Patel was a vital part of the integration team – dedicating countless hours compiling and testing data, attending meetings, providing communication, and supporting various teams.
Data is critical to the decision-making process. Harvard Business School notes these facts and statistics allow companies to better “verify, understand, and quantify” information.
Many employers are now considering protocols to help protect workers from contracting or spreading the virus. That’s where COVID-19 Worker Safety Plan comes in.
In her nearly 15 years with CTEH, Crystal has earned the reputation of being a jack-of-all-trades.
CTEH is home to some of the brightest minds in our industry, and David Bland, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM is another strong addition to the CTEH team.
Fenceline monitoring typically occurs when a refinery, chemical manufacturer, or processing plant monitors the air quality of its facility from its fenceline and beyond during a planned or unanticipated chemical release.
A consummate professional and referred to as “Johnny on the spot,” Carey Neal’s quick thinking and calm demeanor are reassuring for both clients and coworkers during emergency responses.
A positive attitude, organizational skills, a team player mentality, and much more is what Jennifer Bouldin brings to our Kemah office!
Congratulations to CTEH on receiving the Outstanding Safety Performance “Best in Class” award in the ‘Technical Support - Medium’ category at the 35th Annual Houston Safety Excellence Awards.
At CTEH, preparedness is one of our core values. That’s why Chad Harting, disaster recovery project manager, and his team are already gearing up for hurricane season.
Safe outdoor work requires proper personal protective equipment, including sunscreen.
CTEH’s expertise continues to expand with the addition of Charles Connolly.
National Safety Month is an annual observance from the National Safety Council to help keep each other safe from preventable workplace injuries and death.
Monkeypox is in the same viral family as smallpox and cowpox. Infection can present with fever, flu-like symptoms, and swollen lymph nodes.