Russell Carr
Founder & President

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My past experiences as a small business owner and operator of 3 industrial service companies inspired me to create Berg Compliance Solutions, LLC, which specializes in helping small companies manage environmental, health and safety regulations.

These businesses operated in extremely dangerous environments and exposed our employees to a wide range of significant health, safety & environmental hazards on a daily basis. My staff and I learned early and quickly the critical importance of managing EHS issues so as to ensure the well being of our employees, as well as minimizing risks associated with the businesses. I also learned first hand how difficult and challenging this endeavor can be, with so many rules and regulations to manage and struggling to ensure that our EHS programs were maintained & utilized by our field staff/operations on an ongoing and consistent basis.

As a business owner, these experiences also taught me how difficult in can be to balance these compliance & risk issues against budgetary realities, but having seen several of our competitors lose employees to serious injuries, get fined by OSHA, and several customers suffer severe consequences due to environmental compliance failures, I ultimately learned the most important lesson of all: environmental, health & safety compliance is not a discretionary option. It is a mandatory requirement for any company engaged in an industry that puts it’s employees, the environment and communities at risk.  Berg Compliance Solutions was created to help small businesses manage these responsibilities and obligations.

Learn More About My EHS Compliance Struggles & Lessons Learned Here

Education

  • BA, Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Professional Information

Mr. Carr has 17 years of hazardous waste management (EPA/RCRA/TCEQ) and 8 years of DOT/FMCSA compliance experience.  He was also instrumental in implementing and managing OSHA/safety compliance programs for each of his businesses, as well as successfully implementing and gaining ISO 9001 Quality Management and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Service) certifications for his wind maintenance business.

EHS Enforcement Related Experience:

– Served as expert witness in environmental compliance enforcement cases

– Superfund-CERCLA

– OSHA enforcement investigations and resolution


Leslie Beyer
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), MS, DABT

With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Beyer is board-certified in both industrial hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and in toxicology as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT).  Having received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa), she then went on to earn a Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Skilled in a variety of industrial hygiene areas, including exposure assessment, occupational safety and health, and litigation support, Ms. Beyer’s work has covered a variety of topics including developing guidelines for COVID-19 cleaning and work place re-entry; evaluating the significance of occupational and residential exposures; developing safe occupational exposure levels (OELS) as a member of the Workplace Environmental Exposure Level (WEEL) committee; analyzing and interpreting toxicological and epidemiological literature and data; conducting risk assessments to evaluate the safety of workers, consumers, and residents; comparing alternative chemicals to address product stewardship concerns (e.g., fire retardants); providing technical expertise for evaluating potential health risks of chemicals under REACH; and assessing health effects from exposure to chemicals in the environment (e.g., arsenic, caffeine, chromium).

Former president of two renowned organizations, the Occupational and Public Health Specialty Section (OPHSS) of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and the Toxicology Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Ms. Beyer remains active in both the toxicology and risk committees of AIHA as well as in the New England Section of the AIHA.  Ms. Beyer has taught classes on toxicology for industrial hygienists and given numerous presentations, authored journal articles and book chapters, and is an editor and coauthor of AIHA’s Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist.

Education

  • B.S. University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Masters of Science, Occupational Health and Safety, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Paul Hass
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Paul is both a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Safety Professional. He has over 27 years extensive experience as a quality, health, safety, and environmental assessor delivering incident free projects. Paul’s professional background includes a diverse knowledge of principles and technical requirements used to build, maintain, and operate facilities in a variety of settings, including automotive, aviation, manufacturing and oil and gas exploration and production. He has authored peer reviewed  publications in specialties include Building Science, Illness and Injury Prevention Programs and Quality Assurance detailing his experience in construction, building and mechanical assemblies and oil and gas production.

Education: Paul has an MS in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Southern California and a BA in Environmental Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Education

  • B.A. Environmental Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Masters of Science, Industrial Hygiene, University of Southern California

JP

Senior Environmental, Health & Safety Consultant

JP has knowledge drawn from many years of experience working in the construction, maritime, and manufacturing industries.  His experience includes environmental, health and safety compliance audits, 3rd-party oversight, OSHA written program development, and health and safety training support.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigations
  • Air Monitoring – Occupational
  • Asbestos Management
  • Compliance Audits
  • Confined Spaces
  • Construction Safety
  • Exposure and Control Assessment
  • Fire Prevention
  • Hazard Communications
  • Hazardous Waste Abatement
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Health Hazard Assessments
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Program Development
  • Project Management
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Shipbreaking / Ship Recycling
  • Standards Interpretation

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Bioenvironmental Sciences, Texas A&M University

Tommy

Health & Safety Consultant

Thomas is a recent graduate from Texas A&M University, College Station, and a new member of the Berg consulting team. Throughout his academic career, he has acquired professional experience in conducting biomechanical, human factors, and ergonomic evaluations. He has also worked with multiple companies to develop written documents essential in health and safety programs such as LOTO procedures, JHAs and comprehensive, written programs.

Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Community Health,

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Occupational Safety & Health,

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX