- Martin Cohen - Director, Senior Lecturer
- Allison Crollard - Research Industrial Hygienist
- Gerry Croteau - Research Industrial Hygienist
- Don Lofgren - Research Industrial Hygienist
- Marc Beaudreau - Research Coordinator
Marty Cohen, ScD, CIH, CSP.
Director, Senior Lecturer
Marty Cohen has more than 20 years of experience in the varied fields of occupational and environmental health and safety sciences. He has conducted his research and provided services nationwide. Marty earned a bachelor's of science degree in environmental health from Purdue University and then went on to attended Harvard University 's School of Public Health where he received a Master's of Science degree in air pollution control. Applying that knowledge he took a job working with Harvard, the University of Tennessee , and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, heading up an indoor air quality study in Eastern Tennessee . Marty returned to the Harvard School of Public Health where he earned his Doctorate of Science in exposure assessment. His thesis was entitled, "Community Exposures to Volatile Organic Compounds in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia".
After graduating, he worked with the Boston-based consulting firm, Environmental Health and Engineering as a Senior Scientist conducting industrial hygiene and indoor air quality investigations in a number of industry sectors. Later Dr. Cohen moved to Seattle , continued to work with the consulting firm, and became a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Marty then took a job as a senior industrial hygienist with the State of Washington 's Department of Labor and Industries, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program. With the SHARP Program, Marty evaluated numerous health and safety exposures in a variety of industries across Washington State . He was the Principle Investigator on NIOSH grants looking at musculoskeletal exposures to tree nursery workers, workplace dermatitis, and work-related fatalities. His work with SHARP also allowed him to develop a video system for evaluating worker dust and solvent exposures in real-time. After ten years with SHARP, Marty took a position at the University of Washington as the Director of the Exposure Assessment Center for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA): Air Pollution Study. In January of 2008, Marty joined the Field Research and Consultation Group, where he conducts occupational health-related service projects and looks to apply exposure
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Allison Crollard, MS, MN, RN
Research Industrial Hygienist
Allison Crollard joined the Field Group after completing a Master's of Science in Exposure Sciences at the University of Washington. She is also trained as an occupational health nurse and has a Master's of Nursing in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing from the University of Washington. In addition, Allison has experience conducting health and safety research on programmatic interventions for small businesses, and is interested in finding approaches for addressing health and safety issues for under-served worker populations.
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Gerry Croteau, MS, CIH
Research Industrial Hygienist
Gerry Croteau received a master's degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Washington in 2000. Gerry has responsibility for service consultation offered by the Field Group and has consulted for an array of industries including: food processing, plastics manufacturing, construction, mining, waste disposal and processing, and machine shop and metal fabricating facilities. His primary interest is the implementation and evaluation of substitution and engineering controls. Before joining the Field Group, Gerry had worked 10 years as environmental consultant specializing in waste management and processing. He is currently involved in research to assess the effectiveness of engineering controls for controlling silica dust exposures during concrete cutting and grinding activities.
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Don J. Lofgren, MPH, CIH
Research Industrial Hygienist
Research Industrial Hygienist Don Lofgren received a Master's in Public Health from U.C. Berkeley in 1980 and has since accumulated over thirty years of experience in occupational health and safety. Don's industrial hygiene experience has been general and broad in the recognition and control of occupational health hazards in a number of industries. Most of his years have been with the state OSHA agencies for California (Cal/OSHA) and Washington (DOSH). Most recently he was the technical contact for DOSH for respirators, air contaminants, and other occupational health subject matters. Prior to his industrial hygiene career, Don worked as a biochemist for Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and UC San Francisco Medical Center. Don has contributed to the occupational health literature including a 1989 book titled Dangerous Premises, ILR Press, that reviewed the experiences of a Cal/OSHA inspector enforcing health regulations for a number of common workplace health hazards. He has also published several journal articles on occupational health topics, including carbon monoxide, isocyanates, crystalline silica, and the use of hazard surveillance to identify emerging or uncharacterized health hazards. Don enjoys the opportunity to work with employers and employees in identifying and correcting hazards. His recent professional interests include simplifying and improving the recognition and control of health hazards in high health hazard small employer industries.
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Marc provides technical and field support for the Field Group. He has eleven years of experience in industrial hygiene, as well as, experience in fabricating and engineering safety controls. In addition, Marc manages a variety of department websites.
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