Dr. Ron Read

Statement of Qualifications

Read Consulting

  • Owner and Primary Consultant

Over twenty five years experience with all aspects of industrial hygiene and occupational safety. Clients include fortune 500 companies as well as small locally owned industry and government. Since we are a full service industrial hygiene and safety consulting firm, all aspects of the OSHA General Industry Standard is our domain.

  • LEV Engineering Controls
  • Noise Abatement
  • RCRA
  • Hazard Assessment and Toxicology
  • IAQ
  • IH Air and Noise Testing/Assessment
  • Safety and Health Audits
  • Expert Witness
  • EHS Training
  • Program Development and Audits

Previous Consulting Experience

  • Partner – Technical Affairs

Responsibilities: Provide technical support to field personnel and market the business to current as well as new potential clients. Expertise includes industrial hygiene surveillance, health and safety training, program development, health hazard assessments, asbestos consulting, design and abatement.

  • Coordinate and plan work with other contractors
  • Project management of multiple jobs
  • Engineering Controls
  • Write reports for clients, regulatory agencies and others
  • Develop and implement company health and safety plans
  • Heat Stress Analysis

Corporate Manager Environmental Health

  • Global Polymers Company, Tennessee

Responsibilities: Managed and implemented a World Class Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Product Safety and Environmental program for eight facilities in the USA and five outside the USA while providing IH support to all corporate business units. Advised senior as well as plant management on regulatory trends impacting their business unit.

  • Develop Safety and Health Plan for all business units, average annual DART below 2.0 consistently
  • Manage/conduct Global industrial hygiene monitoring, i.e., noise, chemicals, particulates, etc
  • Develop and design appropriate control measures, i.e., engineering, administrative and PPE
  • Implement worldwide SAP-EHS automated MSDS authoring, toxicology and health hazards
  • Product Stewardship to include FDA, IMDS, RoHS, REACH, Country Inventories, Global Specific response, interface with customers, agencies within both the US and internationally
  • Expert witness in both WC and criminal cases

Corporate Manager Medical, Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology

  • Textile and Chemical Applications Company, South Carolina

Responsibilities: Managed, developed and set policy for a Fortune 500 company. With professional staff, developed a world class EHS program at all thirty six company facilities.

  • Developed with others a company EHS policy and guidelines manual
  • Directed the industrial hygiene staff in routine surveillance needs and applicable controls measures
  • Developed hazardous waste reduction process
  • Advised and counseled senior level management on environmental, safety and health issues

Corporate Staff Industrial Hygienist

  • Chemicals Company, Ohio – A Fortune 500 chemical company selling to the coatings, printing, foundry and automotive businesses.

Responsibilities: In these early years the chemical company had very little in the area of occupational health. The senior industrial hygienist and I developed a comprehensive framework for an IH Program

  • Conducted classical IH surveys, noise and chemicals and worked with engineering to control hazards
  • Liaison for the Company in customer complaints and visited many customer facilities to address concerns

Professional Accomplishments

  • Certified in the Comprehensive practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH#3807)
  • Advisor since 1992 – Murray State University Health and Safety Department, Murray, Kentucky
  • Recipient of the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Service
  • Vice President – Mid-South chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
  • Past President – Northwest Tennessee chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • Certified by TDEC for testing of CML
  • Registered Pharmacist in the state of Tennessee
  • Invited speaker in both US and Canada on a wide range of EHS subjects


  • College Station, Texas
  • Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Registered Pharmacist in state of Tennessee currently

Professional Affiliation

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) (professional member)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) (professional member)