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Faculty and Staff

 


Paul Bureau
University of Connecticut
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
Allied Health Sciences Department
Occupational Health and Safety Academic Programs
Storrs, CT  06269-1101
Work (860) 486-0040
paul.bureau@uconn.edu





Education

B.S. Biological Sciences
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

M.S. Industrial Hygiene
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

M.S. Management
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Hartford, CT

Work Experience
 
Lecturer & Academic Advisor (5/31/2014 to present)
University of Connecticut
 

  • Program Director and faculty in the undergraduate Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) concentration, and post-baccalaureate Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Certificate Program
  • Advise undergraduate students in Allied Health Sciences, and graduate students in the post-baccalaureate OSH Certificate Program
  • Provide part-time industrial hygiene services to occupational medicine physicians at UCONN Health, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, in support of CT Department of Labor Occupational Health Clinics Grant (since June 2011)
 

Assistant Extension Professor
University of Connecticut

  • Joint appointment with the Department of Allied Health Sciences and the Center for Continuing Studies

  • Occupational Safety and Health Program Director

  • Develop and instruct classroom and online undergraduate courses in occupational safety and health

 

Supervisor/Safety Management Specialist
MEMIC Indemnity, Glastonbury, CT

  • Perform safety and health risk assessments at prospective accounts and provide risk assessment reports to Underwriting to support worker’s compensation quotes

  • Assist clients in identifying and mitigating safety and health risks in their operations

  • Deliver safety and health training services to clients on a variety of issues such as accident investigation, fire extinguisher training, safety culture enhancement, worker’s compensation management, manual material handling, etc.

  • Mentor and supervise a safety management specialist


Chief of Industrial Hygiene/Chief of Industrial Hygiene and Safety

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, CT
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of occupational health and safety programs of a 10,000 employee corporation located at numerous U.S. site locations

  • Establish and update policies, procedures and practices to protect personnel from safety, chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards

  • Partner with Production, Facilities, Engineering and R&D organization personnel at all management levels during planning, research and development, manufacturing, construction and overhaul and repair

  • Directly interface with regulatory authorities on safety and occupational health issues, concerns, notices of alleged hazards, citations and proposed rule-making

  • Manage a staff of eight professionals and two administrative support personnel

  • Active member of Electric Boat’s Corporate Executive Health and Safety Committee and the One Navy Shipyard Health and Safety Team

  • Review off-site operations to ensure compliance with Corporate health and safety policies

  • Electric Boat lead for interfacing with US Navy shipyard safety and health management personnel

 

Adjunct Faculty 
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

  • Instructor in the Center for Continuing Studies

  • Instruct 3-credit undergraduate classroom and online courses in Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, Workplace Chemical Safety, Workplace Safety Hazards, Accident Prevention Techniques 

Corporate Manager of Industrial Hygiene and Safety
United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, CT

  • Developed and implemented a corporate-wide strategy to improve global safety, industrial hygiene and environmental performance

  • Lead and communicated the corporation’s position on emerging health and safety legislation, and coordinated safety and health regulatory compliance matters

  • Developed, coordinated and participated in safety, industrial hygiene and environmental education awareness and training programs for business unit management personnel

  • Administered a corporate agreement with a national laboratory for corporate industrial hygiene laboratory services

 
Corporate Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant
United Technologies Corporation

  • Initiated and developed an industrial hygiene, safety and environmental protection program for global operations

  • Conducted industrial hygiene, safety and environmental protection program reviews at international facilities in Europe, Pacific Rim, Asia, Latin America and North America, and prepared management reports

  • Planned, lead and participated in industrial hygiene, safety and environmental protection education and training programs in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America for international personnel

 
 
Corporate Senior Industrial Hygienist
United Technologies Corporation

  • Coordinated and conducted comprehensive industrial hygiene and safety program reviews at diversified U.S. and Canadian manufacturing and construction operations, and prepared management reports

  • Performed air sampling for a wide spectrum of contaminants per established OSHA and NIOSH procedures

  • Developed and participated in industrial hygiene and safety education and training programs for business unit management personnel

  • Performed industrial hygiene chemistry utilizing atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AA), gas chromatography (GC), infrared spectrophotometry (IR), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and wet chemistry

  • Managed the quality control program of the corporation’s AIHA accredited industrial hygiene laboratory

 
Industrial Hygienist, Senior Industrial Hygienist
General Dynamics Corp. Electric Boat Division, Groton, CT

  • Performed comprehensive industrial hygiene and safety reviews to identify hazards and institute control measures

  • Performed comprehensive industrial hygiene surveys on diverse operations such as welding, lead bonding, spray painting, solvent use, foundry work, machining, and asbestos inspection and abatement

  • Teamed with Engineering to design effective engineering controls for operations that presented potential health concerns

  • Implemented the Division Hazard Communication Program

  • Performed industrial hygiene chemistry

 
Accreditations
 

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) #2617 – since 1983
EPA/State of Connecticut asbestos inspector/management planner (former)
EPA/State of Connecticut asbestos project monitor (former)


Professional memberships

National American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Connecticut River Valley American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Connecticut River Valley American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Board of Director (2015-2017)
 

Publications

Evaluation of the Methods Employed for Determining Exposure to Arc Welding Fume - Master’s Thesis
Method for Measuring the Vibration Attenuation Characteristics of Resilient Tool Wrap Materials in a Shipyard Production Environment AIHA Journal 58:518-520, July 1997

Clinical Evaluation of Hand-arm-vibration Syndrome in Shipyard Workers: Sensitivity and Specificity as Compared to Stockholm Classification and Vibrometry Testing Connecticut Medicine Volume 62, No. 2: 75-83, February 1998


Grants

Center for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Hurricane Sandy Cooperative Agreement 1U010H010627-01 Recovery from Catastrophic Weather:  Mold Exposure and Health-related Training  9/1/2013 – 9/1/2015

Connecticut Department of Labor Occupational Health Clinics Grant Co-PI  7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015, 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016, 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017

 

about AHS
We offer competitive Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships.

Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375