The Covid-19 Pandemic caused substantial temporary shutdowns of facilities and/or extremely limited uses of facilities for prolonged periods of time. These shutdowns and limited uses can result in other environmental health concerns related to indoor air quality and legionella if precautions are not taken by facility managers. This presentation will discuss potential COVID-related indoor air quality and legionella concerns, and ways to proactively manage facilities that have experienced no or limited occupancy during the Pandemic.
Steven A. Lipson, CIH, CSP, FLAC, MRSA, CIAQP, CIAQC, CIEC
Vice President Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental Services, NV5
Steven is nationally certified in Comprehensive Practice by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (CIH) and by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP). He is licensed as an Asbestos Consultant by the State of Florida, and is certified as such in Michigan, Iowa and Louisiana. He has also been licensed as Mold Consultant in every state in the US that requires such license. He currently serves as Vice President of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Services, and has been named NV5’s COVID-19 Subject Matter Expert. In this capacity, Steven is responsible for the management and operation of indoor air quality assessments, health & safety consulting services, abatement monitoring projects, worker exposure monitoring, air and water sampling, and supervision of technical and field services staff. Steven has more than thirty years of experience in industrial hygiene and health & safety management, training, and compliance assurance. He has personally performed, overseen, and managed thousands of indoor air quality consulting projects, spanning forty-nine States, Canada, New Zealand and the Caribbean.
Patrick Sarb, Sr.
Senior Manager, Environmental Sciences, Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL
Pat Sarb, B.A. Economics, University of Notre Dame, 1976. M.S. Environic Design (Environmental Design and Planning) from Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, College of Engineering. 1978. Pat has more than 40-years of experience as an environmental professional, including consulting, contracting, project management, and the last 17 years as the Senior Manager, Environmental Sciences in Allstate Insurance Company’s Administration and Real Estate Department. He is responsible for the environmental compliance of Allstate’s owned and leased facilities, and more recently overseeing Allstate’s enterprise safety function. Pat’s role includes assuring that Allstate’s facilities provide a healthy and safe environment for Allstate’s employees, contractors, and guests.
Jeff Goeden, R.G.
Corporate Environmental Manager, Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL
Jeff is a Corporate Environmental Manager in Allstate Insurance Company’s Administration & Real Estate department. He has over 15 years-experience in the environmental industry. Our environmental group is responsible for the environmental health and compliance of Allstate’s owned and leased facilities and environmental risk evaluations for Allstate Investment’s lending and equity transactions. Jeff B.A. in Geology from the University of St. Thomas, 2005.
Brian Tidwell, CFM, CSM, Enterprise Safety Manager, Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL
Brian is Allstate’s Enterprise Safety Manager. Brian is a CFM, CSM and an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer. Brian is also a retired 34-year Fire Captain and Paramedic trained in advanced cardiac life support.