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Mark Lee Rollins, CIH, CSP is the founder of A-EHS.

Mark maintains technical expertise as both a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). He is an active member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and is a former Board Member and President of the AIHA's Connecticut River Valley chapter.

Mark has over 30 years of corporate EHS management experience. For the last 18 years, he served as Environmental Director of a global Fortune 500 company. During that time, the company grew from 2.5 to 17 billion in sales. Mark’s experience includes the design/build of global EHS auditing programs, worker exposure assessments, business interruption planning, merger/acquisition support, remediation reserves management, and facility decommissioning. Mark spent a year with the Isosceles Group, a boutique EHS consulting company in Boston, MA, with whom he maintains a close working relationship.

As a CIH, Mark has evaluated chemical exposure at sites across the globe. These have ranged from basic air quality complaints (“sick building syndrome”) to noise and nuisance dust to very toxic materials and “select agents.”

As a CSP, Mark's areas of safety knowledge have focused on items ranging from explosive dust, flammable liquids, and machine guarding to development of a global behavior-based safety program. 

Mark has extensive experience in dangerous goods transportation compliance, training, agency audits (DOT/FAA), classification, and packaging. His work on re-classification of a neutron detector - from “forbidden” to “allowed to ship by aircraft under special conditions” - was adopted by the United Nations in 2012 and became UN policy for shipping neutron detectors globally.

Mark serves on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z9 Industrial Ventilation Committee, and has conducted numerous ventilation efficiency studies which have led to better employee protection and greatly reduced electricity usage. Mark also conceptualized a system for a UK facility that better controlled hazards from flammable vapors while maximizing energy efficiency. This allowed the site to avoid a stiff energy surcharge, reduce risks to employees and, provide better business continuity protection.

Mark received the AIHA's Outstanding Individual Contributor Award in 2012, and was part of the Volunteer Group Award (Computer Applications Committee) in 2013. In 2014, he again shared the Volunteer Group Award (App Committee), and also received the AIHA's prestigious “Fellow” recognition. Mark has taught numerous classes for the AIHA and has spoken at events hosted by organizations such as NASA, SESHA, and the Edison Electric Institute.

A technology devotee, Mark has taught classes and published articles dealing with mobile device security and privacy. He has designed multi-user global EHS/risk management databases and industrial hygiene sampling and audit software for iOS/iPhone.

Marks's career has taken him in many direction:

  • Traveled to 27 Countries; 46 US states/Protectorates
  • Industrial Hygiene studies = 425 conducted or reviewed 
  • EHS audits = 750 unique audits or surveys
  • Building demolitions/decommissionings = 30
  • Phase I / M&A support = 420 unique sites
  • Severe accidents investigated (e.g blinding) = 45
  • Terrorism events (London Tube bombings) = 1
  • Direct Divestitures = 4.8 billion USD*
  • Direct Acquisitions = 12.5 billion USD*
  • Tsunamis seen (Fukushima aftermath in New Zealand) = 1
  • Fatalities reviewed (non-traffic) = 0

                                                   *annual sales, not sale/acquisition price

Mark has a B.S. in Environmental Health and an M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has also attended numerous seminars and classes on topics such as ergonomics, property conservation, and business loss prevention.