INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE PROFESSIONALS
CIH, CSP, CMC
John M. “Jack” Fernandez is the founder and President of Industrial Hygiene Professionals, Inc. (IHP) and provides the overall management and technical expertise for the company. Mr. Fernandez has a Master’s Degree in Occupational and Environmental Health and over 30 years of experience in the health and safety profession. He has been certified in the comprehensive practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH) by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) since 1992. He is also certified as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and as a Certified Marine Chemist (CMC) through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Mr. Fernandez has numerous other certifications/credentials including OSHA-authorized outreach instructor for the Maritime Industry and Asbestos Project Designer.
CSP, CHST, CET
Jim J. Brandt is the Training Director and lead instructor for health and safety courses at IHP. Mr. Brandt has a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health and is certified as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Safety and Health Technician (CHST), and Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). He also manages IHP’s Rae Systems radiation and gas detection service center and safety equipment retail operation. Mr. Brandt has over 30 years of experience as a trainer and has numerous certifications/credentials including OSHA authorized outreach instructor for General Industry and Construction, EPA Asbestos Building Inspector and EPA-licensed Lead Inspector.
CIH, CSP, OHST
Industrial Hygiene Manager
Franco Quintans is the Industrial Hygiene Manager at IHP and is primarily responsible for managing projects where IHP is inspecting, overseeing, or monitoring hazardous materials abatement projects and/or worker exposure assessments. He also is a NIOSH 7400 qualified microscopist for asbestos analysis by phase contrast microscopy (PCM) and manages IHP’s American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT) Program proficient laboratory. Mr. Quintans has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and is certified in the comprehensive practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH) by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), and as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) as well as an Occupational Safety and Health Technician (OSHT) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Mr. Quintans has 9 years of experience in the profession and has numerous certifications/credentials including EPA-accredited Asbestos Building Inspector and EPA-licensed Lead Inspector.
Joselyn “Joz” Cruz is the Administrative Officer and has been with IHP for 5 years. Ms. Cruz manages the day to day operations of the office including contract administration, accounting, human resources, and reception. She also manages training announcements and registration for all IHP courses and assists with retail and rental services. Ms. Cruz has over 24 years of experience in a variety of office settings and industries.
"Industrial Hygiene is a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health and well being, or significant discomfort among workers or among citizens of the community." - https://www.aiha.org/about-ih/Pages/default.aspx