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John Keeling, PE, CIH, CSP, QEP, LRS is a Senior Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Consultant with more than 40 years of experience in Environmental and Occupational Safety/Health issues.   Keeling has a BS Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a variety of Professional Certifications/Licenses.  As  Senior Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Consultant he routinely provides services for environmental assessment and remediation projects,  environmental due diligence associated with property transactions, NSR and Title V air emissions permitting/compliance, above ground storage tank compliance, NPDES related compliance (Process and Stormwater), Process Safety Management, workplace indoor air quality and working conditions assessments, IH Monitoring Program development, ISO Environmental Management Assessments,  and litigation support.  He has managed multiple WV Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) projects.   He has served as an Expert Witness in multiple Federal and State Court Cases over the past two decades.

Memberships & Awards

Registered Professional Engineer, State of West Virginia, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Certified Industrial Hygienist, American Board of Industrial Hygiene
Certified Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Qualified Environmental Professional, Institute of Professional Environmental Practice
Licensed Asbestos Inspector/Asbestos Management Planner/Clearance Air Monitor
Licensed Remediation Specialist, West Virginia
Building Code Official – WV State Fire Marshall Office

Work Experience

2020 to Present - Senior Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Consultant – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2019 to July 2020 – Director – Benchmark EHS, Inc.
1990 to July 2020 – Vice President - MSES Consultants, Inc
1986 to 1990 - EHS Manager Specialty Graphite Operations – Union Carbide Corporation
1983 to 1986 - Superintendent of Production – Union Carbide Corporation
1976 to 1983 – Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager – Union Carbide Corporation
1974 to 1976 – Plant Engineer – Union Carbide Corporation
1970 to 1974 - Engineer in Training – Kentucky Department of Transportation

Speaking Engagements

National Business Institute, “Assessing Mold For Potential Litigation”, Charleston, WV, Copy written Course Manual, October 25, 2005

American Industrial Hygiene Association Annual Meeting (AIHce), Atlanta, Georgia , “Podium 136 (Management of Indoor Environmental Quality)”, Abstract Number 294, May 13, 2004

Society For Glass Science and Practices, 35th Annual Hand Glass Symposium, Wheeling, WV, “Environmental Management”, Abstract Included In Meeting Summary, May 6, 2004

West Virginia Surveyors Association Annual Meeting, Charleston, WV, “Survey Safety”, Abstract Included In Meeting Summary, February 27, 2004

National Business Institute, “Emerging Issues in Indoor Air Quality and Mold Litigation”, Charleston, WV, Copy written Course Manual, October 27, 2003