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Vicki Hanrahan Ainslie

Senior Research Scientist

Electronic Systems Laboratory
Human Systems Integration Division
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0837

Education

B.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, 1982

Employment Experience

Georgia Institute of Technology

    • Senior Research Scientist, 1996-Present
    • Environmental Health Scientist (Research Scientist II), 1991-1996
    • Environmental Health Scientist (Research Scientist I), 1987-1991

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Clinical Campus Practice Plan

    • Research Assistant, Hemostasis Research Laboratory, 1985-1986
    • Electron Microscopy Consultant 1986

St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    • Electron Microscopist, 1982-1985

Work Experience

  • Conduct assessments for personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection
  • Review written compliance programs for lead and asbestos exposure
  • Conduct exposure assessments for lead and asbestos exposure
  • Conduct laboratory analysis
  • Collect wipe samples for lead contamination
  • Evaluate hazards on construction projects
  • Assist clients in interpreting and applying a variety of OSHA and EPA regulations related to lead, asbestos, respiratory protection, PPE, and hazard communication
  • Conduct site assessments for environmental, health and safety hazards
  • Give presentations on variety of industrial hygiene topics
  • Develop curricula addressing lead and asbestos inspections and control, radiation safety, respiratory protection, and hazard communication.
  • Review and edit technical documents.

Publications

  • Ainslie, V.H. and M.I. Turner, et.al. (2000) The Revised EPA Model Lead Inspector Curriculum: Inspecting For Lead-Based Paint, U.S. EPA, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, May 2000.
  • Lane, Eliesh OÕNeil, V.H. Ainslie, and Myrtle I. Turner (1998) The Revised Epa Model Lead Worker Curriculum, US EPA, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, June 1998.
  • Ainslie, V.H., Eliesh OÕNeil Lane, and Myrtle I. Turner (1998) The Revised EPA Model Lead Curricula, Annual Conference of the Environmental Information Association, 23 March 1998, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Ainslie, V.H., Lewallyn, R.J., Tschirhart, R.E., Lead Immobilization in Sandblasted PaintÑA Case Study of New Technology, Proceedings of the 1998 Industrial Pollution Control Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, 25 March 1998.
  • Ainslie, V.H. and W. Friedman (1995) Lead; Requirements for Lead-based Paint Activities. Compliance Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 2, January/February 1995, pp 6-8.
  • Hays, S.M. and V.H. Ainslie (1994) Protective Clothing is Critical For Asbestos Abatement. Safety & Protective Fabrics, Vol. 3, No. 1, February 1994, pp 26-28.
  • Ainslie, V.H. and S.M. Hays (1991) Protective Clothing in the Asbestos and Lead Abatement Industries, presented at the Industrial Fabric Association International Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, October 20, 1991.
  • Ainslie, V.H. (1991) Minimizing Environmental Risks, moderator of seminar presented at the National Asbestos Council's Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 19, 1991.
  • Hays, S.M. and V.H. Ainslie (1990) Airborne Levels During Non-friable Asbestos-Containing Material (ACM) Removal presented at the National Asbestos Council's Fall Technical Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, September 10, 1990.
  • Ainslie, V.H., T.J. Broido and C.L. Stewart (1990) Status of Asbestos Regulations in the State of Arizona, presented at the National Asbestos Council's Fall Technical Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, September 10, 1990.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1990) Managing Asbestos In Place, A Building Owner's Guide To Operations And Maintenance Programs For Asbestos-Containing Materials, contributing editor, US EPA, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances (TS-799), 20T-2003, July 1990.

Professional Qualifications/Memberships

Electron Microscopy Society of America, 1982-1992

Environmental Information Association, 1988-present

    • Vice-President, 1994-1995
    • Member, Board of Directors, 1993-1996
    • Editorial Review Board, Journal, 1989-1994

Georgia Chapter of the Environmental Information Association, 1994-present

    • Secretary, 1998-1999
    • Member, Board of Directors, 1996-1998 and 2000

Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Committee, 1993-present

National Institute of Building Sciences, 1989-present

    • Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Committee, Work Practices Manual Review, 1991-1993
    • Lead Operations and Maintenance Committee, Work Practices Subcommittee, 1994-1995
    • Lead Guide Specifications Committee, 1994-1995

National University Continuing Education Association, 1991-1993
Division of Environmental Health & Safety Programs

    • Membership Committee, Chairperson, 1992-1993