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Arthur R. Wickman

Industrial Hygiene Supervisor
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

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

Education

Master of Science, Industrial Hygiene, 1990
Central Missouri State University

Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education - Biology, 1988
Wichita State University

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
University of Kansas, 1974

Employment Experience

Georgia Institute of Technology
Branch Head, Health Sciences Branch, 2002 – Present
Principal Research Scientist, 2010 to Present
Senior Research Scientist, 2004-2010
Research Scientist II, 1997-2004
Research Scientist I, 1992-1997

Missouri Department of Health, 1990-1992
Industrial Hygienist 2

Chilhowee R-IV School District, 1988-1989
High School Science Teacher

Self Employed, 1977-1986
Carpenter

U. S. Peace Corps, 1974-1976
Rural Development (West Africa)

Experience Summary

In current position at GTRI, supervises industrial hygienists providing consultation to private employers in Georgia through the OSHA On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program.  Work in this position is focused on assistance to small employers (less than 250 employees) in high hazard industries.  Upon request, a comprehensive industrial hygiene survey is conducted for the employer.  During the survey, the employees' fullshift exposures to physical and chemical workplace hazards are measured and evaluated.  The employer is provided with a written report summarizing the results of the industrial hygiene survey and recommending the actions necessary to preserve worker health and achieve compliance with regulatory and professional standards.  Prior to GTRI, work was performed for the Missouri Department of Health in the areas of indoor air quality, control of asbestos in public buildings, and industrial hygiene investigation of public health complaints.  As a graduate student in industrial hygiene, served as an intern at Gates Energy Products, Lead Battery Division, in Warrensburg, Missouri.  Also, as a graduate student, developed a questionnaire for use in assessing the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome in working populations.

Current Fields of Interest

Consultation to employers regarding worker safety and health; technology transfer and training; public policy concerning occupational safety and health; public policy concerning indoor air quality; low level occupational exposures; occupational silica (quartz) exposures; Spanish language occupational safety and health training, occupational health implications of nanotechnology, control of combustible dusts.

Professional Affiliations

Diplomate, Certified Industrial Hygienist:  American Board of Industrial Hygiene, 1995
Member:  American Industrial Hygiene Association
President: Georgia Local Section, American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2011