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GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHERS
ARLENE FEINGOLD worked as an Industrial Hygienist at the UCLA Department of Environmental Health and Safety and has worked for LOSH as an instructor in the HAZWOPER PROGRAM since 1994. Ms. Feingold has also been active as a curriculum advisor and has participated in developing and updating the curriculum now being used in the HAZWOPER PROGRAM.
Ms. Feingold is the Outreach Coordinator for the Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center, which is administratively housed at UCLA. She is actively engaged in helping the Center work on reaching out to all levels of management within business and industry, to leaders in government, to other academic institutions, and to workers to increase their awareness of workplace health and safety issues and safe practices.
FRANK PARR has worked in the field of Occupational Safety and Health for the past 25 years in both the private and public sectors. He has worked on a variety of different projects dealing with a broad spectrum of hazards including: groundwater and soil gas monitoring, well installation and sampling, soil, soil vapor, groundwater and air sampling, building/facility assessment, decontamination, demolition and remediation of aerospace, plating, metal-finishing and other industrial process facilities, underground storage tank removal, permit-required confined space entry and classification, industrial hygiene process safety audit and program generation.
Mr. Parr has had the responsibility of controlling hazards and developing protocols to protect workers against a wide range of chemical, biological and physical hazards including: benzene, dioxin, lead, arsenic, butadiene, chromic acid, lead azide, TNT, picric acid, PCBs, histoplasmosis, psittacosis, coccidioidomycosis, ticks, rattlesnakes, fleas, poison aok, high voltage electricity, underground and overhead utilities, elevated work surfaces, permit-required confined spaces, trenching and excavation hazards, heavy equipment, ionizing radiation, compressed gas cylinders and elevated noise levels.
He currently manages a staff of four industrial hygiene personnel in three offices providing occupational safety and health support to more than 1,000 scientists, engineers, geologists, toxicologists and analytical chemists throughout California.
MARVIN VIRGIN is a retired Fire Captain with 25 years of service with Departments on both the East and West Coasts. In 1991 he received his Fire Officers Instructor Certification from the California State Fire Training Institute and, in 1996, became a Hazardous Materials Technician. His experiences with Hazardous Materials include first line responses as a Hazardous Materials Technician, and administrative experience as the Hazardous Materials Coordinator for the City of Inglewood. Mr. Virgin was an instructor with the South Bay Fire Training Academy and was a public education officer for over 15 years. His duties included providing fire service instruction to fire trainees and public sector instruction in first aid, cpr, and fire safety. As an instructor, Mr. Virgin brings to the UCLA-LOSH program real world experience in prevention and mitigation of Hazardous Materials incidents.
YOLANDA GARZA is currently serving as a Supervising Hazardous Substances Engineer and Unit Chief for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control under the School Evaluation and Brownfields Outreach Branch of the Cleanup Program. She is in charge of a staff of engineers, geologists, scientists, and administrative staff conducting various phases and types of investigation, remediation and oversight throughout the state. Ms. Garza oversees and assists staff in a range of technical, regulatory, and outreach for cleanup efforts and public presentation and communication of hazardous materials and waste management in California. Her expertise and implementation of state and federal regulations include Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, and the California Health and Safety code. Applications of cleanup range from hazardous waste facilities to redevelopment and industrial facilities to residential areas and schools in California.