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Bob Costello, CIH

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Robert G. Costello is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 43 years of experience in developing and executing Environmental, Health & Safety programs within governmental, academic, and manufacturing industries. Within the governmental sector, he conducted compliance industrial hygiene inspections across the State of Maryland and oversaw the first Asbestos worker training certification program in the nation for the Maryland Department of Health. Within the academic sector, he was the industrial hygienist for The Johns Hopkins Institutions, including the university and medical operations and campuses. Within the manufacturing sector, he has been responsible for developing the EH&S programs for a multi-national specialty chemical company’s corporate R&D site. He also provided global H&S support and execution of industrial hygiene programs for a multi-national manufacturing operation. He has also developed comprehensive EH&S programs for start-up e-scrap/e-waste operations resulting in industry certification.

Robert leads and mentors a team of new and early-career industrial hygienists sharing his years of experience in performing industrial hygiene exposure assessments and finding opportunities for his team to receive on-the-job training while conducting exposure assessments for our clients. He also works on developing and sustaining professional relationships across organizations and cultures to maintain current customer bases and cultivate new partnerships both within and outside of the company.

Key Expertise

  • Risk Assessments
  • Occupational Exposure Assessments & Modeling
  • Partnership/Trust Litigation
  • Health & Safety Audits
  • Occupational Safety & Health Program Development & Implementation
  • Product Stewardship & Sustainability

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Certification, Comprehensive Practice, 1991 No. 5112
  • Member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
  • AIHA Management Certificate
  • AIHA Stewardship and Sustainability Technical Committee Member (1994 - Present)
  • AIHA Ionizing Radiation Committee Chairperson and Officer (2016 - 2020)
  • AIHA Product Safety Technical Committee Chairperson and Officer (1994 - 1997)
  • AIHA Laboratory Safety Technical Committee Member (1991 - 1994)
  • AIHA Chesapeake Local Section President and Officer (1990s)
  • Member of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
  • Member of the Product Stewardship Society
  • Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers

J.S. Held is recognized as an ENR Top 200 Environmental Consulting Firm and industry leader in the Verdantix Green Quadrant for Sustainability & ESG Consulting.