With the scope and volume of regulations increasing at a dizzying pace, employers need competent help to find their way through the regulatory maze.
Statement of Qualifications
James L. Unmack is an industrial hygienist with a background in bioengineering and bioenvironmental engineering. Jim has more than 30 years of experience in protecting workers' health and safety through the application of good science to the work environment. He founded this company to be able to provide the best solutions to the challenges faced by today's employers. With the scope and volume of regulations increasing at a dizzying pace, employers need competent help to find their way through the regulatory maze. Jim Unmack specializes in occupational safety and industrial hygiene to help employers achieve a more productive workforce through the implementation of intelligently designed programs and projects that enhance safety and quality, reduce and control losses from accidents, injury and illness, and fulfill regulatory requirements.
Mr. Unmack is a registered professional engineer in the State of California for the practice of safety engineering. He is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene for the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene and the Board of Certified Safety Professional for the comprehensive practice of safety. He is a diplomate in the specialty of industrial hygiene with the American Academy of Environmental Engineering and a Registered Environmental Assessor in the State of California.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley in Electrical Engineering, Mr. Unmack studied bioengineering and received the degree of Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He completed Bioenvironmental Engineering at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel Bioenvironmental Engineer where he provided industrial hygiene services to the Space Shuttle and heavy launch vehicles efforts.
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE SURVEYS
Kwikset Corporation, a Black & Decker Company
Conducted exposure assessments for noise, silica and airborne metals to establish baseline and ensure compliance.
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE SURVEYS
Winzler & Kelly Consulting Engineers
Conducted industrial hygiene surveys at various locations to identify sources of contamination, quantify exposures, and provide recommendations for control. Conducted investigations to find and identify emission sources. Conducted studies to determine appropriate control technologies and make recommendations to achieve cost-effective controls of workplace hazards.
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE SURVEYS
Conducted baseline exposure assessments at various manufacturing locations to determine exposures to lead, noise, and petroleum-based products. Prepared reports and provided recommendations to achieve control of hazardous airborne contaminants.
Conducted indoor air quality survey in the subterranean office area of a printing operation in response to employee complaints. Assessed exposures, identified airborne chemical contaminants with integrated sampling, and traced source with direct reading survey instruments. Unbalanced HVAC sending restroom odors into occupied spaces was identified. Provided report to the facility manager with recommendations for economical control technology to prevent odors from entering the office area.
Assist attorneys develop the scientific and technical aspects of their cases. Provide expert witness testimony. Conduct physical investigations and collect evidence. Review scientific publications, develop and use computer models to reconstruct exposures.
HEALTH AND SAFETY ASSISTANCE AND AIR MONITORING
Provide health and safety services to facilitate quarterly safety meeting, facility audits, baseline and periodic monitoring of employee exposures, including noise and chemical contaminants, provide annual ventilation measurements for local exhaust systems. Provide quarterly management and employee training.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Provide health and safety services, including regular and periodic facility inspections, training, and facilitate quarterly safety committee meetings. Publish minutes of safety committee meetings and ensure compliance with injury and illness prevention program requirements.
HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE WORKERS
Conduct health and safety training courses for employees, subcontractors, and commercial and industrial clients to satisfy the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e). The courses are custom tailored to fit the needs of our clients. In addition to the initial 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training course, conduct the 24-hour training courses on hazardous waste sites for support staff, 8-hour supervisor and 8-hour refresher training courses.
PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACES and LOCKOUT/TAGOUT
Conducted one-day and half-day courses on permit-required confined spaces for nonentry rescue to prepare clients and employees to work in confined spaces. The courses are customized to the needs of the clients and are designed to fulfill the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.146, 29 CFR 1910.147 and Cal/OSHA requirements 8 CCR 5156-5159, and 3314.
D. R. Horton
Director of Customer Service
Kwikset Corporation, a Black & Decker Company
Manager, Environmental Health and Safety
JAMES LOUIS UNMACK
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA; Engineering, 2/59 - 8/61
University of California, Berkeley, CA; Electrical Engineering, 9/61 - 6/64, BS
University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA; 6/64-3/66, MSEE
Electrical Engineering, specialty in bioengineering
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, TX; Bioenvironmental Engineering, 2/68 - 5/68
University of California, San Diego, CA; Bioengineering, 9/70 - 6/71
REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Industrial Hygienist, comprehensive practice, certificate number 1065, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, 6 October 1976.
Professional Engineer, certificate number SAF-0864, State of California, Board of Registered Professional Engineers, 13 October 1976.
Certified Safety Professional, comprehensive practice, certificate number 6074, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, 1 August 1979.
Diplomate in Industrial Hygiene, certificate number 87-10024(2), American Academy of Environmental Engineers, 27 June 1988.
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), full member
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), professional member
American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE), diplomate
Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA), individual member
American Industrial Hygiene Association; Law Committee, 2000; Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee 1986-91, Chairman 1989; Orange County Section President 1999, Board of Directors 1986-91; Southern California Section President 1983, Board of Directors 1978-82
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists; Southern California Chapter Chairman 1981
American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Admissions Committee, 1994-97
Cal/OSHAHealth Experts Advisory Committee, 2007-present
Conference Chairman, Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Anaheim, CA, 1984
Conference Chairman, Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Torrance, CA, 1986
Conference Chairman, Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Long Beach, CA,1990
Conference Chairman, American Lung Association Clean Air Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1995
Extended Education Advisory Committee, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1989 to present
Extension Health and Safety Advisory Committee, UCLA, 1990 to present
University of California, Los Angeles, Extension Course Instructor, 1977 to present.
California State University Dominguez Hills, Extension Course Instructor, 1992 to present.
University of California, Irvine, Extension Course Instructor, 1985 to 1988.
University of Southern California, Extension Course Instructor, 1975 to 1976.
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Lecturer in Bioenvironmental Engineering, 1968 to 1970.
HONORS AND AWARDS
American Industrial Hygene Association; Leadership Award, 2003; Fellow, 2005; Rachel Carson Award, 2007
American Society of Safety Engineers, Joseph M. Kaplan Award, March 4, 1997
United States Air Force Science Achievement Award, 1969
National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1964-1966
Principal, July 1, 2000 to present
(310) 422-4340 FAX (310) 377-2589
Consultant for environmental health and safety; provide industrial hygiene and occupational safety services. Provide direction and guidance to other professionals and clients on matters of occupational and environmental safety and health. Develop technical programs to assist clients to achieve performance goals. Develop and implement training and compliance assistance programs to enhance the productivity, control losses, and achieve regulatory compliance.
Vice President, Technical Operations, 1 July 1999 to present
International Environmental Business Management, Inc., Newport Beach, California 92660
(310) 422-4340 FAX (310) 377-2589
Provide direction and guidance on health, safety, and environmental matters to professional staff and clients. Develop technical programs to assist clients to achieve performance goals. As Quality Assurance Officer, ensure the continuing effectiveness of injury and illness prevention programs, health and safety training programs, and programs to monitor the safety performance. Develop and implement programs to enhance the productivity and further the professional development of health and safety professionals.
Vice President, Technical Operations, 1 July 1997 to 30 June 1999
Westates EHS Services, Inc., Long Beach, California 90802
(562) 624-1103 FAX (562) 624-1106
Provided direction and guidance on health, safety, and environmental matters to professional staff and clients. Provided technical and program assistance to professional staff. As Quality Assurance Officer, ensured the continuing effectiveness of injury and illness prevention programs, health and safety training programs, and programs to monitor the safety performance. Developed and implemented programs to enhance the productivity and further the professional development of health and safety professionals.
Environmental Health and Safety Director, 19 October 1992 to 27 June 1997
EARTH TECH, Inc., Long Beach, California 90802
(562) 951-2000, ext. 2265, FAX (562) 951-2100
Establish and implement programs to promote occupational health, prevent accidents and ensure statutory compliance with federal, state, and local governmental agencies and customer requirements for occupational safety, health and environment. Provide technical assistance to operations and health professionals on personal protective clothing, chemical safety, and regulatory issues. Write, edit, and review bids, proposals, workplans, and health and safety plans to provide health and safety services and ensure compliance with regulatory, permit, customer and The Earth Technology Corporation requirements. Conduct audits for health, safety and quality control. Manage training and medical surveillance programs. Develop and manage data acquisition and retention systems to satisfy the needs of medical record keeping, environmental monitoring, safety training and risk control.
United States Air Force Reserve Bioenvironmental Engineer, Lieutenant Colonel,
March 1979 to March 1997
USAF Space and Missile Systems Center (AFMC)/SDZB, Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA 90009
Serve as Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director of Safety for the Space and Missile Systems Center. Support the efforts of system program offices and subordinate commands to ensure a safe and healthful work environment by providing environmental health input to such documents as environmental impact statements, contract statements of work, system safety plans, radiological safety analysis summaries, and accident risk assessment reports. Assist Air Force and contractor facilities achieve compliance with environmental and worker health and safety regulations.
Health and Safety Manager, 1 April 1991 to 9 October 1992.
IT Corporation, Construction and Remediation Services Group, Wilmington, CA 90744
At the national level, provide direction and guidance on health and safety matters to the six regional offices of the Construction and Remediation Services Group. Provide technical and program assistance to Health and Safety Managers and Coordinators. As Quality Assurance Officer, perform health and safety audits and ensure the continuing effectiveness of injury and illness prevention programs, health and safety training programs, and programs to monitor the safety performance. Develop and implement programs to enhance the productivity and further the professional development of health and safety professionals.
Health and Safety Manager, 1 June 1990 to 1 April 1991.
IT Corporation, Regional Office, Wilmington, CA 90744
Manage the professional and administrative staff of the largest and busiest office of the Construction and Remediation Services Group. Develop and implement programs to reduce the incidence and severity of injuries and illnesses and ensure regulatory compliance. Administer health and safety services for the small scale remediation projects. Provide health and safety input for responses to hazardous chemical emergencies, perform onsite health and safety audits, train employees and supervisory staff. Develop and implement programs to enhance the productivity and further the professional development of professional and administrative staff. Additional duties included human resources and quality assurance officer.
Area Manager, 3 March 1989 to 30 May 1990
State of California, Dept. of Industrial Relations, Div. of Occupational Safety and Health, Consultation, Education and Training Unit, Downey, CA 90240
Managed the professional and administrative staff of the largest and busiest Cal/OSHA Consultation Service office. Directed the professional efforts of seven safety engineers and six industrial hygienists to perform onsite consultations, establish injury and illness prevention programs, train employees and supervisory staff and present seminars. Developed and implemented programs to enhance the productivity and further the professional development of professional and administrative staff. Supervised five clerical staff.
Associate Industrial Hygienist, 10 November 1986 to 2 March 1989.
State of California, Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, Downey, CA 90240
As Industrial Hygiene Consultant, provided assistance to California employers for the recognition Cal/OSHA and evaluation of health hazards, assisted employers to establish programs for the protection of worker health, provided guidance for compliance with California and Federal occupational safety and health laws and regulations, and gave training on industrial hygiene technology and Cal/OSHA policy.
Senior Applications Engineer, September 1985 to November 1986
SKC West, Inc. Fullerton, California 92631
Assisted employers, industrial hygienists and other health professionals solve airborne contaminant monitoring problems. Worked with customers and others to assure that the best technology is applied to airborne contaminant monitoring and that equipment and methods are effectively and appropriately applied.
Self Employed, March 1985 to September 1985
Asbestos survey contract with the California State University System.
Industrial Hygiene Consultant, March 1985 to July 1985
CTL Environmental Services, South Gate, California 90280
Provided occupational and environmental safety and health consultative services. Developed quality assurance program for Certified Testing Laboratories.
Western Region Manager, February 1985 to March 1985
Phoenix Safety Associates, Ltd.
Provided occupational and environmental safety and health consultative services.
Manager, Environmental Services, April 1984 to December 1984
Carnow, Conibear and Associates, Ltd.
Provided occupational and environmental safety and health consultative services.
Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Unit, May 1981 to April 1984
Northrop Corporation, Electronics Division, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Established and conducted programs to promote occupational health, prevent accidents and ensure statutory compliance with federal, state, and local governmental agencies and customer requirements for occupational safety, health and environment. Administered training, inspection, environmental monitoring and design review programs. Obtained and ensured compliance with environmental permits for air emissions, water discharges, and hazardous waste. Developed and managed data acquisition and retention systems to satisfy the needs of medical record keeping , environmental monitoring, safety training and risk control. Provided technical assistance to production engineers, facilities designers and health professionals on chemical selection, electromagnetic pulse, electrostatic discharge control, industrial ventilation and other problems.
Chaired ad hoc committee on nonionizing radiation for the corporation to develop company-wide policy and procedures for the operation and safety audit of radiofrequency, microwave and laser sources. Participated on Corporate Radiation Committee for NRC licensed radioisotopes and state licensed radiation machines.
Senior Industrial Hygiene Engineer, November 1975 to May 1981
State of California, Division of Occupational Safety and Health
(Cal/OSHA), Los Angeles, California 90026
Supervised industrial hygienists who performed compliance inspections of California employers. In 1977 supervised the Occupational Cancer Control Unit for Southern California with 12 industrial hygienists and 2 health research scientists. In 1979 supervised the training program for 10 junior industrial hygienists, which included classroom and on-the-job training. In 1981 supervised the Los Angeles Regional Office with 6 industrial hygienists and the heaviest work load in the state. Provided instruction and training in various technical and legal subjects relating to occupational health. Participated in Cal/OSHA standard setting activities for chemical carcinogens and nonionizing radiation. Researched, developed and wrote the Cal/OSHA regulation for MBOCA. Compiled and wrote manuals of sampling methods and calibration techniques. Provided state-wide technical assistance for all nonionizing consultative and compliance activities. Conducted occupational health compliance inspections on nearly 100 California employers.
Chief, Industrial Hygiene Section, April 1974 to August 1975
Naval Regional Medical Center, Shipyard Dispensary, Long Beach, CA 90801
Responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the industrial hygiene programs. Reviewed facility acquisitions and modifications for compliance with OSHA and Navy instructions. Conducted surveys to evaluate the industrial hygiene program accomplishments. Reviewed design of electroplating shop and recommended design changes to achieve conformance with OSHA standards and accepted industrial hygiene practice.
Head, Environmental Health and Safety Section, March 1973 to April 1974
Hughes Aircraft Company, Field Service and Support Division
Los Angeles, California 90009
Established and conducted programs to promote occupational health, prevent accidents and ensure statutory compliance with OSHA and Cal/OSHA regulations through training, inspections and administrative controls. Reviewed drawings and proposals of facility acquisitions and modifications for compliance with federal, state, and local codes. Produced training programs for management on OSHA and Cal/OSHA.
Health and Safety Engineer, June 1971 to February 1974
Hughes Aircraft Company, Aerospace Group, Culver City, CA 90230
Conducted audits of engineering laboratories and production facilities to ensure compliance with Cal/OSHA regulations with special emphasis on laser, radar, plastics and etched circuit laboratories. Chaired safety committees and conducted training for employees, supervisors and management.
Bioenvironmental Engineer, Captain, May 1968 to May 1970
United States Air Force, School of Aerospace Medicine
Brooks AFB, Texas 78235
Provided consulting services to all Air Force installations to evaluate risks from laser systems and recommend safety procedures and protection. Participated as a professional team member in laser health affects research. Wrote Air Force Manual 161-8 "Laser Health Hazards Control".
Bioenvironmental Engineer, Lieutenant, April 1967 to May 1968
United States Air Force, Regional Environmental Health Laboratory
Kelly AFB, Texas 78241
Conducted laboratory and field investigations in the areas of industrial hygiene, air pollution, water pollution, ionizing radiation, and microwave radiation. Provided professional consultant assistance in the field of bioenvironmental engineering.
Associate Engineer, Senior, March 1966 to April 1967
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Sunnyvale, California 94099
Responsible for the development and fabrication of bioinstrumentation systems used in astronaut performance studies in vacuum chamber.
Cooperative Engineering Student
July 1963 to September 1963 and June 1962 to January 1963
Northrop Electronics, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Wrote program for self test of special purpose digital computer; wrote service manual for ground support test equipment.
Cooperative Engineer Trainee, June 1959 to June 1962
Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, CA 90902
Designed electrical layout for relocation of shipboard equipment for ship modernization; designed automatic controls for ammunition elevator. Worked as helper mechanic in diesel, electrical and shipfitters shops.
1. Dorf, R. C., J. L. Unmack, "A Time Domain Model of the Heart Rate Control System," Proceedings of the 5th Annual San Diego Symposium for Biomedical Engineering, San Diego, 1965.
2. Dorf, R. C., J. L. Unmack, " A Comparison of Two Models of the Human Heart Rate Control System," Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Philadelphia, 1965.
3. Unmack, J. L., "A Time Domain Model of the Hear Rate Pressure Reflex Mechanism," Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science in electrical engineering in the School of Engineering of the University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, 1966.
4. Air Force Manual 161-8 "Laser Health Hazards Control," Department of the Air Force, Aerospace Medicine, 1 April 1969.
5. Rock, J.C., J.L. Unmack, "Self-Calibrating Technique for Measurement of Continuous Wave Laser Beam Power Density Distributions," Aerospace Medicine, 41(10), October 1970.
6. Unmack, Capt. J.L., "Carbon Dioxide Versus Halon in Hand-Held Portable Fire Extinguishers," Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, February 1980.
7. Unmack, Capt. J.L., "Generic Carcinogen Standards," Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, February 1980.
8. Unmack, Capt. J.L., "Asbestos," Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, January 1981.
9. Unmack, Capt. J.L., "Orbiter Construction: An Overview," Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, March 1982.
10. Unmack, Capt. J.L., "Freons and Other Asphyxiants," Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, March 1982.
11. Unmack, J.L., Editor, Industrial Hygiene Technical Manual, State of California, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, December 1983.
12. Unmack, Maj. J.L., "The Identification and Toxicology of Freons," Proceedings of the 15th Annual Symposium on Bioenvironmental Engineering, Brooks AFB, May 1984.
13. Unmack, Maj. J.L., "A Perspective on the Occupational Exposure to N-Nitrosodimethylamine," Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, April 1985.
14. Good, M.R., R.A. Skier, J.L. Unmack, "Hydrogen Chloride Infiltration into the Launch Control Center," Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, April 1985.
15. Unmack, J.L., "Health Hazards Associated with Space Shuttle Orbiter Processing," Proceedings of the Aerospace Technology Conference and Exposition, Society of Automotive Engineers, Long Beach, October 1985.
16. Unmack, J.L., "Measurement of the Infiltration Rate in an Interconnected System," American Industrial Hygiene Association Technical Exchange Meeting, 1985.
17. Unmack, J.L., "Quality Control for Sampling Workplace Exposures," American Industrial Hygiene Conference, Orlando, May 1990.
18. McGuigan, F.P., N.C.Hawkins, M.A.Jayjock, M. Madjdinasab, J.L. Unmack, "Occupational Exposure Modeling: An Emerging Area for Industrial Hygienists," American Industrial Hygiene Conference, Salt Lake City, May 1991.
19. Unmack, J.L., "Engineering Controls for Worker Exposure at a Hazardous Waste Site," IT Corporation Health and Safety Technical Exchange Meeting, Boston, June 1992.
20. Poll, R.M., J.R.S.Moore, R.A.Partilla, J.L.Unmack, "Managing Health and Safety at a Hazardous Waste Site," American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, California, May 1994.