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Thomas A. Dean, CSP

Safety Professional

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


Master of Science, Management,1993
Florida Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, 1987
East Tennessee State University

Employment History

Georgia Institute of Technology, Present
Research Scientist II

State of Florida, Department of Labor, 1994-2000
Senior Safety and Health Program Development Analyst

E. G. & G. Florida, 1990-1994
Environmental/Industrial Hygiene Specialist

Lee Wan and Associates, 1989-1990
Industrial Hygienist

Experience Summary

Thomas Dean has a broad range of experience working as an industrial hygienist and safety consultant in general industry, construction, and maritime. In his past experience as an industrial hygienist, he assisted in the identification, evaluation, and control of worker exposure to harmful chemical agents. He also assisted with the design of engineering controls and the development of safe work practices to protect workers from hazardous chemicals at high tech facilities, such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Kennedy Space Center.

Dean is presently a safety consultant that provides services to construction, maritime and general industry, such as: hazard identification, evaluation of safety and health management systems, providing assistance with the development of OSHA mandated procedures, evaluating hazards and providing feedback on correcting hazards.

Dean is also a faculty member of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Georgia Tech. He is the course chairman of the NFPA 70E course, electrical safety course, safety management, and construction safety standards course. He also assists with contract training courses that are performed for private companies. He also represents Georgia Tech in the NECA/IBEW/OSHA and other partnership in Georgia. As part of the program he evaluates the work practices, training, safety management systems, and assess hazards on the sites.

He also has disaster site experience at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Gulf Coast. Much of his time was spent on the site identifying potential hazards related to the clean up and making recommendations to eliminate hazards.

Current Fields of Interest

Formulation of comprehensive safety and health management systems; behavioral safety observation and feedback techniques; job hazard analysis; industrial ergonomics that includes workstation design and modification.

Registrations, Certifications, and Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, 1997-Present
  • American Society of Safety Engineers, 1997-Present

Committee Memberships

Volusia, Lake, and Seminole County Customer Advisory Council, Chairman, 1997-1998

Conference Participation

  • National Poultry Safety Conference, Speaker, 2006-2007
  • Georgia Department of Labor, SHE Conference, Speaker, 2004-2005