Kenneth C. Eck

Director of Safety & Environmental Services

Mr. Eck is responsible for directing and coordinating the safety and environmental service activities of the organization. This EH&S division of QuES&T provides consulting services for occupational safety, industrial hygiene, lead based paint, storage tank management, emergency planning, hazardous waste, environmental management, indoor air quality and terrorism/industrial security.

Mr. Eck has provided inspection, project design and management, and investigation services for numerous projects serving hospitals, industrial/commercial, government and education facilities. These projects have included;

  • Indoor Air Quality Investigations
  • Hazardous Materials Response and Disposal
  • Compliance program development
  • Environmental Assessments/Remediation
  • Building Inspections
  • Emergency Response
  • Facility/Worksite Audits
  • Sample collection & Analysis

Mr. Eck has over 20 years experience in the EH&S field and has directed numerous projects in the area of Occupational Safety, Environmental Management, Site Remediation, UST closures, Environmental sampling/characterization, IAQ investigations, Lead/Asbestos Abatement, waste disposal, compliance document development, emergency response and emergency/terrorism planning. He has extensive knowledge in on-site project management, project development, project bidding, specification interpretation and development, environmental sampling, hazardous materials, contract management, and enforcement requirements. Mr. Eck holds certifications as a Certified Safety Professional, Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. He has served as a technical reviewer for several National Safety Council Publications and has lectured in several countries.

During the Past 15 years has held the position of safety & risk manager for the Rockland County BOCES, and previous to that he was the assistant Director of Safety for Tilcon Quarries of New York. Mr. Eck also serves as a deputy team commander for the Rockland County HAZ-MAT Team and as a reserve deputy sheriff for the Anti-terrorism Analysis Group in Rockland County.

Education/Accreditation

  • B.A. State University of New York at Geneseo
  • Graduate Studies State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Fellow American College of Forensic NYS/EPA Asbestos Instructor
  • Certified Safety Professional #11281
  • NYS/EPA Asbestos Inspector (RH-III)
  • NYS/EPA Management Planner
  • NYS/EPA Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor
  • NIOSH 582 Equivalent (Sampling and evaluating airborne asbestos dust)
  • NYS Certified Code Enforcement Officer
  • NYS Licensed Emergency Medical Technician #102737
  • 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER)
  • EPA Hazardous Waste TReatment & Technologies
  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist Professional Member
  • National Safety Council DDC Instructor
  • EPA Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor
  • Certified Tank Tester (Tracer Method)
  • Trained Fire/Arson Investigator
  • NYS/EPA Asbestos Instructor
  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course
  • NYS Police Train the Trainer
  • National Safety Council Confined Space Entry Training)

Professional Memberships

  • Rockland County Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • National Fire Protection Association Industrial Sector
  • NYS Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association
  • NYS Coalition on Safety Belts
  • American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Association of Educational Safety and Health Professionals, Past Vice President/Charter Member
  • NYS Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Former Rockland County Sheriffs Department, Special Deputy, ATAG Unit

Honors and Awards

  • Citations for Rescues and Personal Bravery
  • Who’s Who Various Editions
  • International Safety Consultant
  • Highland Falls Fire Department Firefighter of the Year 1993

Publications

  • “Accident Prevention Manual for Industrial Operations” National Safety Council 10th Edition
  • “Introduction to Industrial Hygiene” National Safety Council 3rd Edition
  • MSDS Master Material Safety Data Sheet Management System (CD-ROM)

Active Organizational Memberships

  • Hazardous Materials EMS: County Coordinator EMS 3
  • Disaster Medical Assistance Team DMAT NY-4 Safety Officer
  • Rockland County Hazardous Materials Team: Deputy Team Commander HM Car 7
  • Volunteer Firefighter/Rescue: Chief Howells Fire Department