Meet Our Team

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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.

Berg Environmental Services, Inc. has been providing hazardous waste management and transportation services since August of 2003, Turn Energy Maintenance (3rd party O&M service provider to utility scale wind farms throughout the US) was founded in September 2007, Energy Vacuum Services, LLC (3rd party environmental transportation & disposal service provider to O&G industry in south Texas) was founded in August of 2011.

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.

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


Gary Monroe Certified Health and Safety Manger, Certified First Responder
Gary Monroe
Certified Health and Safety Manager, Certified First Responder
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Mr. Monroe is a highly motivated career professional offering outstanding expertise (35+ years) in the areas of safety compliance, industrial hygiene, hazardous material management and disposal (RCRA/DOT), wastewater treatment, and environmental health.  He began his career working for OSHA as an enforcement inspector for several years, and therefore brings a unique and invaluable  perspective regarding  enforcement  issues.

He is a resourceful leader with strong interpersonal skills including effective presentations at training sessions, conferences and seminars as well as with  his approach to compliance with employees and management.

Mr. Monroe has EHS compliance experience in a wide variety of industries including semiconductors, general manufacturing, education/universities, and energy.

 Areas of Expertise

  • Health & Safety Management
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Program Development
  • Compliance Audits
  • General Industry Safety
  • Injury, Accident & Illness Investigations
  • Confined Space
  • Machine Guarding
  • Lockout/Tag Out
  • Fall Protection
  • Powered Industrial Truck
  • Hazard Communication
  • PPE
  • Fire Prevention
  • Contractor Safety
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Standards Interpretation
  • Record Keeping
  • Exposure & Control Assessments
  • Health Hazard Assessments
  • Indoor Air & Noise Surveys
  • Ergonomics
  • Asbestos
  • Texas Tier II Reporting
  • Storm Water
  • Spill Control
  • Air Permit By Rule
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management & OHSAS 18001 Safety Management Program Implementation, Audits & Management
  • First Responder
  • Radiation & Laser Safety
  • Hazardous Waste  (RCRA)
  • DOT Hazardous Materials
  • Environmental Permits
  • Return To Work Programs
  • Risk Management
  • Workman’s Compensation

Education

  • M.S. Industrial Safety (Industrial Hygiene minor), University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.
  • B.S. Environmental Health (Occupational Health option), Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI.

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Elizabeth Frisch
Senior Environmental, Health, Safety and PSM Consultant

Elizabeth Frisch is an experienced EHS/PSM consultant with more than 25 years of experience and a degree in chemical engineering. She then cross-trained into psychology, business performance, auditing, and organizational culture and individual behavior change. Spending more than 25 years of leading, teaching, designing, and coaching engineering, environmental, and organizational development programs, she realized that there were common individual and cultural practices used that determined whether an initiative was successful or not. She started in the oil and gas and SOCMI chemical industries gaining an in-depth knowledge on how to design, operate, and maintain these facilities as well as manage EHS/PSM compliance. Fast-forward 25 years and she has now worked with more than 50 business sectors and specializes in auditing, training, and permitting, code, zoning, and inspection negotiations with the TCEQ, USEPA, OSHA, municipalities, state and federal government agencies to achieve the best possible outcomes for their facilities.

Her clientele is diverse ranging from Fortune 100-1000 companies to government agencies, non-profits and the U.S. Military. She is an instructor for the State of Texas in auditing and root cause master, a keynote speaker on topics of EHS, leadership, behavior change, social evolution, and innovation often sharing her story of her personal epiphany with the birth of her first child and finally realizing after many failed attempts that ‘You can’t engineer humans!’. Elizabeth brings an honest, insightful, broad-reaching and often humorous perspective on human nature and the behaviors we adopt that save us or sink us. Her work in for-profit, non-profit, and governmental sectors allows her to bring a broad and unique perspective on how to combine the best practices in each model of business to create organizations that deliver on their vision and mission and have fun doing it! From the plant floor to the top floor, Elizabeth is just as comfortable in a hard hat and boots building teams in the field as she is working with boards and C-level management on strategy, leadership succession and making their next big vision a reality!

Areas of Expertise

  • Compliance Audits and Regulatory Negotiations
  • EHS Training & Hazard Communications
  • EHS Management & ISO 14001 Program Development and Implementation
  • Process and Environmental Project/Program Development & Management
  • Regulatory Standards Interpretation
  • Air program environmental permitting and compliance
  • Wastewater/Water/Hazardous Waste design, permitting and compliance
  • Resource conservation & Process and System Design, Optimization and Operation

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

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Dr. Michael Frisch, P.E. and C.E.M.

Senior Environmental Consultant

Dr. Michael Frisch, P.E. and C.E.M., oversees facilities and engineering design, environmental, health, and safety and data analysis projects. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. Dr. Frisch has more than 25 years of experience in facilities management and environmental program design and regulatory compliance as well as the design of process systems and resource conservation efforts (water, energy, waste, etc.).

He is known for his ability to save organizations money on resources and turning ‘wastes to riches’. With his strong technical background, research experience and training in statistical analysis, Dr. Frisch is responsible for analyzing, evaluating, and verifying the integrity of all data collection efforts. During his work for Spansion, Inc. he overhauled the industrial waste management program to reuse or recycle used oil, spent sulfuric acid, spent plating bath, and used isopropyl alcohol streams, reducing treatment and disposal costs by 97% and waste generated by 3.2 million pounds per year. He also designed and installed a process water reclaim system on 23 polishers and wet benches saving AMD $1.6 million annually. He also created, developed, and managed the Energy Stewardship Program to engage and educate 70,000+ campus occupants to reduce energy and water consumption at a major university deployed in 100 campus buildings comprising over 12 million gross square feet and developed and implemented technical and behavioral plans to reduce energy costs by $1.3 million over a 20-month period.

Areas of Expertise

  • Compliance Audits
  • EHS Training & Hazard Communications
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Management
  • ISO 14001 Program Development and Implementation
  • Environmental Program Development
  • Process and Environmental Project Management
  • Regulatory Standards Interpretation
  • Air program environmental permitting and compliance
  • Wastewater/Water design, permitting and compliance
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Wastewater/water permitting and system design
  • Resource conservation & Process and System Design, Optimization and Operation

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
  • Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Doctorate in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.


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Brad
Senior Managing Environmental, Health & Safety Consultant

Brad has broad knowledge & experience in the disciplines of safety and environmental compliance.  His experience as an EH&S manager, for a major manufacturing company, includes health, safety and environmental compliance audits, OSHA written program development and health and safety training support.  In addition, he has extensive EPA and TCEQ compliance experience.  His experience as a Safety training manager for the State of Texas brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to training development.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigations
  • Compliance Audits
  • Construction Safety
  • Fire Prevention
  • Hazard Communications
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Management
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Training
  • ISO 14001 Program Development and Implementation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Program Development
  • Project Management
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Standards Interpretation
  • Air environmental compliance
  • Water environmental compliance
  • Hazardous Waste Management

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Information Systems      St Edwards University, Austin TX

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JP

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

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Stuart

Environmental, Health & Safety Consultant

Stuart is an experienced safety professional with over 14 years working in the health, safety & environment management field. His wide exposure to a variety of manufacturing and maintenance functions in industry provides him with a wealth of experience in the practical application of safety standards and regulations and identification of deficiencies.  His hands on experience and qualifications  in a variety of trades brings practical knowledge to safety system implementation.

Learn More About Why Stuart Chose To Pursue a Career In Health & Safety:

How I got involved in workplace safety was purely by chance but probably because of the worst situation. In late May 2000 while working as a aircraft maintenance engineer I had an accident, a bad accident. While setting up a grinding tool it exploded, parts of the grinding disc striking my left eyebrow and then entering my left eye socket bursting my left eye. The result was I lost my left eye and had associated other damage to my face that required three more operations to get me looking sort of normal. Amongst other issues I was diagnosed with PTSD. I now have a medpor implant and  artificial eye along with three plates to repair the damage to my left eye socket.

As a result of the accident my career possibilities changed markedly. Once fit to return to work the manager who I was working for at the time of the accident asked if I could assist in implementing some safety initiatives. For me this was an opportunity to prevent others having the “experience” that my family, friends, colleagues and self had just been through. I worked days and studied nights and weekends and took up every opportunity I could to better myself via education and 16 years after the accident and 15 years after being given that opportunity to become involved in safety I continue to work hard to prevent others having the experience of a workplace injury, illness or death.

Areas of expertise

  • Safety management system implementation.
  • Quality/safety system auditing.
  • Incident investigation including the application of Just Culture principles.
  • Behavioral safety management system application.
  • Workman’s compensation management.
  • Return to work program application.
  • Workplace hazard assessment.
  • Application of regulations/standards.
  • Risk management.
  • Job hazard analysis.
  • Machine guarding.
  • Ergonomics.
  • Chemical risk assessment.
  • Health and safety training.

Education

Diploma of Occupational Health and safety obtained at New South Wales Technical & Further Education, Hunter Institute, Newcastle Australia.

Attainment, quality/Safety lead auditor, Southpac Aerospace, Burleigh Waters, Australia.

Certificate IV Workplace Safety obtained at New South Wales Technical & Further Education, Northern Sydney Institute, Sydney Australia.

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Curt

Environmental Health & Safety Consultant

Curt is a Senior Risk Management and Safety professional with over 30 years of experience writing, implementing and managing regulatory compliance programs in a variety of public and private organizations. These professional activities include the management of occupational health & safety programs in both manufacturing and warehouse facilities, the environmental compliance of chemical product processing plants and coordinating fleet safety activities for a major retail distributor. Curt has prepared and conducted training programs for employee groups ranging from entry-level hourly workers to corporate officers and routinely initiated workplace audits to verify mandated compliance. He has successfully revitalized dormant safety programs or initiated programs where they did not previously exist.

Areas of Expertise

  • Regulatory code interpretation
  • Compliance program development
  • Compliance report preparation
  • Health & Safety program management
  • Training program creation and administration
  • Accident investigation
  • Accident Review Boards
  • Workers Compensation
  • Return to Work programs
  • Hazardous Waste management and disposal
  • Ergonomics
  • Substance abuse awareness training
  • Facility risk assessments, audits and inspections
  • Hazard Communication including chemical inventories and safety data sheet management
  • Forklift operations
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Technical writing
  • Risk Management

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science/Conservation, Western Illinois University Macomb, IL

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


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Stephanie Grelle
Senior Environmental Consultant

Stephanie Grelle holds a B.S. degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor and serves as a Senior Environmental Consultant. Stephanie began her career as a Quality Assurance chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, and now has 25 years of experience in the Environmental Compliance field.

She started in waste and groundwater sampling, regulatory inspections and recordkeeping as well as State and Federal Compliance reporting. She has overseen Air Permitting & Compliance operations playing a key role in emissions calculations and air permitting requirements.

Stephanie has a broad range of experience across all environmental media, including Industrial Waste Water Permits, Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP), incorporating RCRA Contingency Plan, SPCC, SWPPP, Toxic Organic Management /Slug Control Plan, Tier Two Reporting, Toxic Release Inventory, Source Reduction/Waste Minimization, and Industrial Wastewater Self-Monitoring Reports as well as the Annual Air Emissions Inventory and Annual Waste Summaries.

Stephanie also develops instructional modules and conducted routine Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Emergency Response Team training  Stephanie has experience in EMS implementation and provided support for the Intellex EMS data management tool. She has compiled facility waste classifications, Federal Title V air permit documentation, and has conducted Screen3 air dispersion modeling to support air permitting applications.

Areas of Expertise

  • Compliance Audits
  • EHS Training & Hazard Communications
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Management
  • ISO 14001 Program Development and Implementation
  • Environmental Program Development
  • Process and Environmental Project Management
  • Regulatory Standards Interpretation
  • Air Program Environmental Permitting and Compliance
  • Wastewater/Water Permitting and Compliance
  • Hazardous Waste Management and Reporting
  • Wastewater/water Permitting and System and Reporting

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Hardin-Simmons University
  • Minor in Chemistry

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