Asbestos safety is so important in today’s construction and renovation industry. WorkSafeBC has rules and guidelines for both the industry and homeowners.
BC Hazmat Management is proud to have Susan Kimball as our Asbestos safety or Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act & building inspector trainer.
Ms. Kimball has over 15 years of experience in industrial hygiene and occupational safety and health, and over 25 years of experience as a trainer and instructor. She has developed and delivered training courses for a wide range of topics related to industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety, including regulatory compliance, supervisory and management skills, general construction safety, hazardous waste operations and emergency response, personal protective equipment, and protocols for specific workplace hazards (e.g., asbestos, lead, bloodborne pathogens, and mold). She has conducted regulated materials surveys for the operations and maintenance program; conducted asbestos inspections, reviewed asbestos management plans for compliance; provided asbestos project oversight and quality control for abatement projects; and conducted job clearances for asbestos by real-time air monitoring and sampling for phase-contrast microscopy analysis.
Safety & Health Certificate Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2002
Coursework, San Jose City College, San Jose, CA, 1972
Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
Diver’s Alert Network (DAN)
Emergency First Response (EFR) America
- BC Hazmat Management Ltd – AHERA building inspector, EPA accredited – trainer 2011 to present
- Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. Trainer/Industrial Hygienist, Bothell, WA, March 2014 to present
- University of Washington, Industrial Hygienist II, Seattle, WA, 2013 to 2014
- Argus Pacific, Occupational Health and Safety Training Specialist, Seattle, WA, 2003 to 2013
- University of Washington – OSHA Training Institute Education Center, OSHA Instructor Trainer for Construction and General Industries, Seattle, WA 2002 – currently in non-teaching status
- Nuprecon, Inc., Training Specialist, Snoqualmie, WA, 1999 to 2003
- Business Computer Training Institute, Office Automation Instructor/Survival Job Coordinator, Everett, WA, 1998 to 1999
- PADI International, Instructor Examiner/Educational Consultant, Santa Ana, California, 1992 to 1998
- Educational Development International, Instructor Trainer, Reno, Nevada, 1987 to present
- Performance Institute, Business Manager/Performance Coach, Lynwood, Washington, 1986 to 1987
Instructor: Monroe Correctional Complex Permit-Required Confined Space Entry Training, Washington State Department of Corrections, Monroe, WA, August 2014. Supported client by creating and delivering customized training in confined space entry for their maintenance staff. The staff needed various levels of training from awareness-level to “competent person,” with training conducted at the Monroe facility. Customization included researching the existing Monroe Correctional Complex equipment to provide manufacturer’s instructions on the care and use of the equipment. Classroom delivery and hands-on practice included setting up ventilation and a retrieval device, proper use of air monitoring equipment, and performing non entry rescue (including extricating an unconscious victim from a space).
Industrial Hygienist: HAZWOPER Oversight and Monitoring, Confidential Aerospace Manufacturing Client, Tukwila, WA, May 2015. Provided technical support and monitoring to Lease Crutcher Lewis and Hos Brothers at the facility’s hazardous waste site during a recent electrical upgrade. The site required excavation areas with contaminated soils to be controlled in a manner that would not spread contamination. This involved setting up zones and conducting decontamination of all workers and tools as they left the contaminated areas.
Industrial Hygienist: Fire Damage Assessment, Cascade West Apartments, Mount Vernon, WA, July 2014. Assisted in conducting a damage assessment of over 20 units affected by fire. The assessment involved entering individual units affected while wearing respirators and chemical protective clothing. Each unit was inventoried, photographed, and assessed using infrared cameras, and various moisture meters.
Prior firm experience, Instructor: US Embassy Expansion Project Asbestos Oversight, Caddell Construction, Algiers, Algeria, October 2005. Created asbestos curriculum for training of Turkish-speaking workers. Once the training was completed, performed project supervision for the asbestos work being performed on US Embassy grounds. Instructions were carried out through the use of interpreters because none of the workers spoke English.
Worker Safety Needs Assessment and Training, Nuprecon, Inc., Snoqualmie, WA Prior firm experience. Served as the training specialist for a local premiere demolition company. Created and delivered training specific to the needs of individual projects including conducting needs assessments and curriculum development. A vast array of subjects were covered including various
International Liaison, Professional Association of Diving Instructors, Various US and International Locations Acted as an international liaison responsible for the coordination, administration and production of PADI Instructor Examinations, seminars, and programs; functioned as educational consultant, and responded to customer concerns; conducted PADI, MFA, DAN Oxygen instructor training and supervised the training of new instructor examiners; developed curriculum and evaluation criteria; maintained scuba equipment dive locker including providing technical support; supervised the installation and safety protocol for the use and maintenance of the compressor; created technical procedures manual for enriched air compressor; contributed articles to the company’s industry trade journals; participated in videos and various publications as a consultant; assisted with the creation and coordinated the translation of PADI Instructor Examinations.
AHERA Building Inspector, US EPA, 2003 to present date
AHERA Management Planner, US EPA, 2003 to present date
AHERA Project Designer, US EPA, 2003 to present date
AHERA Certified Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor, US EPA & WA Department of Labor, 2003 to present date
Lead-Based-Paint Inspector, US EPA & WA Department of Commerce, 2009 to present date
Lead-Based-Paint Risk Assessor, US EPA & WA Department of Commerce, 2012 to present date
Basic Life Support Instructor Trainer, Divers’ Alert Network (DAN), 2013 to present date
Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Instructor, PADI International, 1987
Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Instructor Trainer, PADI International, 1991
Technical Diving International, Nitrox Gas Blender & Advanced Gas Blender, 2002
Washington State Department of Health Clandestine Drug Lab Cleanup Supervisor, October 2014 to present, Certification Number S129-15R, Expiration Date November 30, 2017
NVL Laboratory, NIOSH 582 for Asbestos PCM Analysis, February 2014
EPA Lead Risk Assessor Initial, January 6, 2012 to present date
EPA Lead Inspector Initial Certification, December 14-16, 2009 to present date
OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Region X, OSHA 5600 Disaster Site Train-the-Trainer, November 2-5, 2004
AHERA Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Initial Training, June 2003 to present date)
US DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation, May 2003 to present date
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40-hour, January 2003 to present date
Emergency First Response, BLS, Oxygen, & AED Instructor Trainer Program, January 2003 to present date
OSHA Training Institute, Region X, Safety & Health Specialist Program, August 24, 2000 Thru May 23, 2002, OSHA 501, 510, 500, 521, 222A, 201A, 311 – currently non-teaching status
Technical Diving International, Nitrox Gas Blender & Advanced Gas Blender, March 3, 2002
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Scaffold Operations Safety, February 26, 2002
Hilti, Powder Actuated Tool Qualified Operator Training, January 2, 2002
Mine Safety Appliances Company, MSA PAPR training, December 14, 2001
Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust Fund, OSHA 30-hour Safety in Construction, December 3-7, 2001
North Safety, Inc., Train-the-Trainer for North Respirators, August 2001 through August 2003
Argus Pacific, Mold in Construction and Mold Management, February 2001
ABC of Western Washington, Confined Space Rescue Team, December 8, 2000
ABC of Western Washington, Confined Space Entry, September 8, 2000
ABC of Western Washington, Trenching & Excavation, July 7, 2000
Northwest Safety Training Counsel, C-STOP Train the Trainer, April 15, 2000 – currently non-teaching status
Prime Services, Inc. Train-the-Trainer for Forklift and Aerial Work Platforms, February 3, 2000
EMP America, MEDIC FIRST AID* Instructor Training Courses, April 1998 currently non-teaching status for Mark III and Mark IV Medic First Aid, Pediatric Medic First Aid, Sports Medicine, Bloodborne Pathogens, Health and Safety in the Childcare Setting, July 1997, Emergency Medical Training, AED
Professional Scuba Inspectors, Inc., Visual Inspector of high-pressure cylinders, January 30, 1995 to present date
Publications and presentations
Technical contributions and modeling for Professional Association of Diving Instructors Rescue Diver Manual and accompanying Rescue Diver Video
Professional Association of Diving Instructors, Peak Performance Buoyancy Video
Contributed various technical articles to the Professional Association of Diving Instructors’ trade journal, The Undersea Journal, 1992-1998