Dr. Brent Altemose is a Principal Industrial Hygienist with SafeBridge Consultants, Inc. His professional expertise is a unique blend of industrial hygiene, engineering, and occupational safety. Since beginning his career as a ventilation engineer, he has worked for 20 years leading and developing programs in the utility, pharmaceutical, medical device, and consulting industries. In the field of industrial hygiene, he has particular expertise in pharmaceutical exposure control, exposure assessment strategies, analysis of industrial hygiene data, local exhaust ventilation, and indoor air quality. Dr. Altemose was previously the owner and President of SABRE Health & Safety for seven years. He also worked for Johnson & Johnson where, during the last few years of his tenure, he was the lead industrial hygienist for an operating company with approximately 5,000 employees and 26 operating locations worldwide.
Dr. Altemose has designed local exhaust ventilation systems for the control of chemical exposures in a variety of manufacturing industries. He also has conducted hundreds of indoor air quality investigations for mold and chemical exposure concerns, including inspections and testing of building ventilation systems and leading all industrial hygiene sampling for a research project on chemical emissions from spray polyurethane foams. Finally, he also has significant experience in safety program management, safety training, and machine safety. During his tenure in industry, Dr. Altemose successfully led the safety programs at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant of 800 employees where lost time injuries were reduced from five to zero over three years, and also successfully managed safety and health concerns for a utility department where the workers compensation costs were cut in half, saving $200,000 per year. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, an M.S. in Industrial Hygiene from the University of North Carolina, and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Occupational Health from Rutgers University.