Gary Schwartz, CIH, CSP, CMC
As President of PHASE Associates for over 20 years, Gary has over 35 years of experience in safety and health training and education, Mold Investigations and bio-remediation plan development, Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety Management, and ergonomics in both the private and public sectors across all industries. Mr. Schwartz is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC). He is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Radon Measurement Specialist. Gary is certified as a 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Certified Responder and Incident Commander. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University and earned a Master of Science in Environmental Health from New York University. Mr. Schwartz continued his education with an Master of Business Administration in Finance/Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a Part Time Lecturer on the Adjunct Faculty staff for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Department of Rutgers University since 1994. He has taught both Principles of Industrial Hygiene and the 40-hour Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) at the undergraduate level. In addition, Mr. Schwartz has taught the 40-, 24- and 8- hour (refresher) HAZWOPER courses at Rutgers University, Office of Continuing Professional Education. Mr. Schwartz feels this offers a benefit to his clients as his teaching warrants detailed reviews of current Industrial Hygiene and Safety principles, technological trends and government regulatory updates.
Mr. Schwartz has presented more than a dozen technical presentations from Industrial hygiene and Safety Management courses, at the NJAIHA summer course events from 1988 to the present year. He has also presented topics on Respiratory Protection Standard and Demonstration of Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Testing at past New Jersey Safety Council, Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Safety and Loss Control Safety Expos, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mr. Schwartz has presented several topics on mold investigations including “Moldy Buildings – Hidden Terror at a Professional Engineering of North New Jersey Meeting and at past New Jersey Safety Council Conferences.
Mr. Schwartz provides guidance and advice to clients on challenging environmental health and safety issues, manages complex multidisciplinary projects, presents seminars and engaging training classes, reviews reports and proposals, conducts assessments and audits, and provides litigation document support and expert opinion.
Kenneth Bickerton, CIH, CSP, COHC
Vice President, Industrial Hygiene and Safety
Ken Bickerton, Principal Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), has more than 30 years of experience in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental, Health and Safety. He supervises and provides guidance regarding industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, construction safety, health, safety and environmental training projects for all of our clients. Most notably, Mr. Bickerton is known as a Diacetyl expert within the Flavor and Fragrance industries and has assisted in Diacetyl-related litigation. He is an OSHA-certified trainer for the 10-Hour and 30-Hour OSHA Construction Safety class and teaches other various OSHA health and safety training courses.
Mr. Bickerton is also certified as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University. Mr. Bickerton is active with the New Jersey Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the New Jersey/Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Safety Society. He is also an active member of the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee. Mr. Bickerton has presented various technical industrial hygiene, indoor air quality and safety presentations. Most recent include “Indoor Air Quality” presented for the New Jersey American Industrial Hygiene Association, CIH Summer Review Course, July 2012 “Hot Works – Understanding Physical and Health Hazards” presented at the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee, Spring 2012 Professional Development Conference, April 2012.