Health Science Associates
Senior Staff Members
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Howard B. Spielman — President
CIH, CSP, REHS
Considered to be a pioneer in the Industrial Hygiene industry, HSA's president, Howard B. Spielman, CIH, CSP, REHS, has more than 40 years of experience performing IAQ, health and safety reviews.
He was a member of the Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee that drafted California's first standard for control of occupational exposure. He also provided input for legislative hearings that led to California's prohibition of asbestos in sprayed-on construction materials.
Mr. Spielman has taught the "Managing and Controlling Asbestos Contamination/Exposure" course and significant portions of the AHERA Building Inspector and Management Planner courses offered by the University of Southern California's Institute of Safety and Systems Management. He also teaches HSA's in-house course which is equivalent to the AHERA supervisor course and OSHA competent person training.
Mr. Spielman serves as a consultant for a variety of clients and has prepared numerous specifications for removal, renovation work and maintenance activities. He also provides consultation to the legal profession and has been an expert witness in a variety of cases.
Joel I. Berman, is Vice President of Health Science Associates, a full service Industrial Hygiene and Environmental consulting firm. Mr. Berman is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), a Certfied Safety Professional (CSP), and a California Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC). Mr. Berman has also added the Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) designation to his list of certifications. His duties include project oversight of HSA's professional and technician staff, project set-up, field investigations, report writing and review, etc. He has a BS in Business Administration with an option in Marketing from Long Beach State.
Mr. Berman has been employed with HSA since 1985. He has performed various duties with HSA: technician; project manager; Industrial Hygienist; Director of Health and Safety Services; and Vice President. He has provided consulting to HSA's clientele on various health and safety issues including, but not limited to: asbestos; radon; mercury; indoor air quality; safety evaluation; program management; and in the Southern California area is a well known and respected expert witness in various areas of practice, including fungal contamination issues.
At HSA, Ms. Jones functions as Vice President and is responsible for technical management and quality control. She supervises the work of professional staff assigned to implement Industrial Hygiene sampling strategies designed by either herself or others. As a management consultant, Ms. Jones will also review client Industrial Hygiene and Safety programs to ensure that they are complete and that they meet or exceed the requirements set by Cal/OSHA; review and prepare client material safety data sheets (MSDSs); and provide professional training.
Previously, Ms. Jones developed and directed HSA's fully accredited industrial hygiene laboratory for thirteen years. Under her direction the laboratory went from a single person laboratory to a staff of 30 full-time chemists operating seven days per week/18 hours per day. Certifications and accreditations, including full AIHA Laboratory Accreditation, State of California Drinking Water and Hazardous Waste Certification and National Institutes for Standards and Technology Accreditation in Bulk and Airborne Asbestos Analysis, were obtained under her direction. Currently, Ms. Jones is also a Site Assessor for the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
Jaime Steedman-Lyde, CIH – Director Business Development and Technical Services Project Manager Director Business Development and Project Manager of Technical Services at Health Science Associates, Jaime Steedman-Lyde is responsible for identifying and overseeing new business opportunities and cultivating current relationships, as well as providing technical support and initiating projects for clients, facilitating field operations and reviewing final reports and specifications. A Certified Industrial Hygienist, Mrs. Steedman-Lyde also participates with the training team to continually update and integrate new capabilities into the training department.
A Current Member of US Green Building Council, Professional Environmental Marketing Association, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Southern California Local Section AIHA, Western States Petroleum Association, Jaime Steedman-Lyde has also served for two years on the Board of Directors, Chicago Section of the AIHA, served as Government Affairs Officer, Southern California AIHA local section, served for two years as the California Industrial Hygiene Council Treasurer and served for two years as the California Industrial Hygiene Council President.
Ms. Fung received her MS in Biological Studies from California State University at San Francisco in 1979 and her BA degree in Physiology/Anatomy, from University of California at Berkeley in 1973. Her background includes the Department of Environment, Health and Safety, University of California at San Francisco where she was the Senior Industrial Hygienist. Ms. Fung supervised and technically supported the industrial hygiene staff in addressing environmental and occupational health and safety concerns of the employees of the medical center and teaching campus. Her accomplishments with UCSF include: Emergency Response Team member, development and management of the campus fume hood and emergency eyewash and shower testing programs; lead person for ethylene oxide sterilizer emissions controls evaluation and installation, for compliance with AHERA and Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Emissions Inventory Plan and Report; reviewer of construction drawings and plans for health and safety issues and consultant on a broad array of industrial hygiene and environmental concerns. She also worked for Kaiser Permanente in the Northern California Region Environmental Health and Safety Department as their Environmental Health and Safety Specialist. Additionally for the past seven years Ms. Fung has been HSA's primary resource in providing ergonomic evaluations for the City and County of San Francisco.
- Howard B. Spielman CIH, CSP, REHS
- Joel I. Berman CIH, CSP, CAC, CIAQM
Vice President »
- Kathy S. Jones CIH, CAC, LPM/IA, CIAQM
Vice President »
- Jaime Steedman-Lyde CIH
Director Business Development and Technical Services Project Manager »
- Dagmar Fung CIH
Ergonomic Specialist, Senior Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant »