Russell B. Bowen, CIH, CSP
President and Founder
Bowen Learning Network, Inc.
Founded The Bowen Learning Network, Inc. in 2014 due to significant expansion in business activities since he first began operating Bowen EHS, Inc. in 2003.
BS, Physics, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO 1990
MS, Environmental Science and Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 2003
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) #7828, 1999
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) #14949, 1996
Fields of Competence
Comprehensive industrial hygiene and safety with a focus on CIH and CSP online review courses, exposure assessment and statistics, health and safety management for small and medium sized businesses, indoor air quality, hazardous materials and emergency response
Selected Projects and Experience
CIH and CSP online review courses
Created and taught lectures presented over the internet using PowerPoint slides with homework problems emailed after each lecture. Passing rate of CIH students taking the exam is at least 50% higher than the rate for the entire testing population.
Health and Safety Support
Large Federal Research Facility. Conducted annual inspections of facility. Evaluated ergonomic and indoor air quality issues. Responded to emergency maintenance issues.
HAZWOPER Training for Federal Agency
Taught 24-hour hazardous waste operations and emergency response training and 8-hour refresher courses for federal employees in Atlanta, Georgia. Covered incident command systems, personal protective equipment, decontamination, respiratory protection, toxicology, safety procedures, air sampling, exposure monitoring and medical surveillance.
Indoor Air Quality Investigation at a Poultry Facility
Employee complaints of sporadic episodes of upper respiratory irritation were investigated. Suspected cause was the generation of chloramines from highly chlorinated water reacting with ammonia.
Wood Dust Exposure Assessment at Lumber Yard
Workers compensation claim against a lumber yard regarding an employee diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evaluated air concentration of wood dust from operations.
Indoor Air Quality Course
Taught 2.5 day indoor air quality course through the UNC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center (OSHERC).
Introduction to Risk Assessment
Designed and taught a 2.5 day course on risk assessment for health and safety professionals through the UNC OSHERC.
Environmental, Health and Safety Manager
Chemical Plant. Served as the environmental health and safety manager at a chemical plant in Savannah, GA. Responsible for all environmental reporting and safety processes. Facilitated the implementation of a behavior-based safety process. Responsible for hearing conservation program, personal protective equipment, lockout tagout, confined space entry and all safety processes.
Noise Assessment at Animal Research Facility
Measured noise levels in canine and swine kennel. Client was interested in effect of noise levels from barking dogs on the pigs kept in the same room.
Health and Safety Manager
Lead Superfund Project. Managed 8 safety technicians and health and safety program for large lead remediation project in central Illinois. Approximately 60 active employees working on the project. Daily exposure monitoring and construction activities were completed.
Integrated Pest Management Plan
Federal Facility. Developed draft integrated pest management plan for US Governmental Agency at a large research facility.
Regional Health and Safety Manager
Industrial Maintenance. Managed health and safety process for 3 operating facilities in Missouri and Illinois. Major activities included high pressure (20,000 psi) water blasting, vacuum truck work and chemical cleaning at large chemical plants and oil refineries.
HAZMAT Emergency Response Technician
Started career at a small environmental remediation company in St. Louis, MO. Worked on a variety of environmental projects including pesticide facility remediation, asbestos remediation of a high-rise office building, contaminated drum remediation and numerous emergency response projects.