Michael Cannon, principal and owner of the consulting firm 4C-OHS, was recently named the manager of industrial hygiene services for Environmental Health and Safety at Virginia Tech.
Reporting to the assistant director of occupational programs, Cannon will be responsible for the direction and oversight of the industrial hygiene and medical surveillance services to the campus community in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulatory requirements and recognized professional guidelines.
Specific program areas Cannon will oversee include hazard monitoring, medical surveillance, nanomaterial safety, hearing loss prevention, laser safety, respiratory protection, asbestos, lead, blood-borne pathogens, indoor air quality, infection control, ergonomics, and safety and health program for animal handlers.
Cannon has more than 33 years experience as an occupational health and safety consultant during which he provided services to a broad range of clients in the public and private sector.
As a consultant and also as corporate health and safety director with Golder Associates Inc., an engineering consulting firm, Cannon’s scope of experience includes safety and health auditing and program/policy development, medical surveillance program development, risk assessment, job hazard analysis, accident investigations, safety and health training, worker’s compensation investigations/technical support, legal support, expert testimony, indoor air quality and industrial hygiene assessments.
Cannon is a member of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
He received his bachelor’s degree from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has since completed additional course work in industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety.
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