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Meet BLR’s EHS experts


Using their combined experience of 100+ years, BLR’s in-house team of environmental, health and safety experts answer your questions, develop training courses, resources and guidance documents, and make real-time updates as regulations change.

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Timothy P. Fagan, Managing Editor

Timothy P. Fagan is Managing Editor for BLR’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) publications, focusing primarily on air quality, chemical management, and hazard communication-related topics. Mr. Fagan has covered EHS developments with BLR since 2000. Before joining BLR, he spent 5 years in environmental consulting and was responsible for hazardous chemical reporting and air quality permitting and compliance for a broad range of industries in both the private and public sectors. ​​​

Areas of expertise–Hazard communication, SDS, process safety management, air contaminants, ventilation, air permitting, hazardous air pollutants, risk management, and refrigerants/ODS.

ArticlesEveryday actions to simplify EPA inspections, When will you become the target of an OSHA inspection? and Contractor safety at PSM facilities



Laura J. Brody, Senior Legal Editor

Laura J. Brody is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) publications, focusing on environmental topics such as air and stormwater permitting, as well as safety topics such as chemical hazards and electrical safety.

Areas of expertise–Asbestos, chemical hazards, electrical safety, fire prevention, air contaminants, air permitting, NPDES, Title V, drinking water, water permitting, stormwater-industrial facilities, stormwater-construction activities, and stormwater-municipalities.

Articles–Title V permit revisions: do you need to apply?, Q&A: Electrical equipment safety in the workspace and Portable fire extinguishers in the workplace-where should they be placed?



Elizabeth M. Dickinson, J.D., Senior Legal Editor

Elizabeth M. Dickinson, J.D., is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) publications, focusing on environmental topics such as hazardous waste generators, hazmat transportation, and universal waste and safety topics that include emergency preparedness, silica, and HAZWOPER.

Areas of expertise–Emergency preparedness, flammable liquids, HAZWOPER, combustible dust, silica (general industry), silica (construction), hazardous waste generators, RCRA, universal wastes, and used oil management.

Articles–The 7 essentials elements of an emergency action plan and Essential steps for safely responding to natural disasters


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Hannah L. Glaspell, MPH, GSP, CIT, Senior Legal Editor

Hannah L. Glaspell, MPH, GSP, CIT is a Senior Legal Editor and subject matter expert for BLR’s Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) content team. Hannah coordinates the development and maintenance of all EHS training content for the BLR websites and other training products to help businesses comply with OSHA, EPA, and DOT rules.

Areas of expertise–Bloodborne pathogens, fall protection (construction), toxic and hazardous substances, healthcare safety, PPE – general, respiratory protection, slips and falls, training, laboratory safety, and noise.

Articles–Safety culture: Identifying essential components


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Christopher A. Harp, CSP, Senior Legal Editor

Christopher A. Harp, CSP is a Senior Legal Editor and subject matter expert for BLR’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) content department, focusing on topics that include spill prevention, storage tanks, stormwater, safety culture, OSHA recordkeeping, industrial hygiene, and other industrial safety topics.

Areas of expertise–Accidents, confined spaces, alcohol & drugs, job hazard analysis, lockout/tagout, safety culture, spill prevention, workers’ compensation, injury and illness records (OSHA 300), commercial driver safety, above ground storage tanks, oil spill response, spill prevention (SPCC Plan), underground storage tanks, stormwater-construction activities, and stormwater-municipalities.

Articles–OSHA 300 log: what is it and how to use it, How to prevent workplace accidents with job hazard analysis and Small areas, big danger! An overview of safety in confined spaces



Amanda S. Lavelle, Editor

Amanda S. Lavelle is an Editor for BLR’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) publications, focusing on environmental topics such as audits, greenhouse gas (GHG) management, and inspections, as well as safety topics that include ergonomics, office safety, and wellness. Ms. Lavelle oversees news-related operations, including producing, editing, and updating news content for the EHS Hero website.

Areas of expertise–Ergonomics, wellness, office safety, audits, inspections, and GHC management.

ArticlesSafety self-audits prevent accidents and protect employees, How to prevent back injuries in the workplace and Responding to an active shooter in the workplace
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