Martin Bermudez, CHMM, CPEA, is a Principal Consultant with BSI and has over 25 years of experience in environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance and management system development and implementation. His experience has ranged from performing focused projects in chemical process safety management, hazardous waste management, product stewardship, facility closures and EHS program risk assessments to broad-based projects in environmental management information system design and management system evaluation.
Mike Cheng, QISP, is a Senior Consultant at BSI with experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industries supporting EHS program development, laboratory design review and permitting, facility start up and commissioning support, site closure assistance, chemical hygiene program development, hazardous and medical waste program support, and program compliance audits.
Dr. Gary Fujimoto is an Occupational Medicine consultant working with a variety of biotechnology and pharmaceutical research groups both nationally and internationally. He was formerly Program Director of the Occupational Medicine department at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for over 26 years and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He served as the principal medical consultant for biological and chemical exposures at Stanford University for over 20 years and has served on the Institutional Biosafety Committees for several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
Sandra Jamme is the Principal Construction Facilities Project Manager at SLJ Business Services, where for nearly 15 years she has been providing the expertise required for all stages of construction, facilities and lab services projects, specializing in early stage/emerging life science and technology companies. With over 25 years experience in construction, facilities and project management, Sandra assists science and technology companies manage complex tenant improvement, relocation and facilities operation projects.
Channing Sheets has spent a number of years in public health. His area of expertise is biocontainment, biosafety, and infection control. He currently works in Cal OSHA’s San Francisco District Office. Mr. Sheets has been with Cal OSHA enforcement since September 2014. Previously, he managed high containment laboratories at CDPH. He has also been involved in training, emergency preparedness, and infectious disease epidemiology. He has an extensive background in occupational health pertaining to infectious diseases and have investigated exposures in a variety of settings. While at CDPH, he wrote Ebola guidelines for public health laboratories. He has conducted a number of bloodborne pathogens investigations in a variety of setting. He was one of the contributing authors to Cal OSHA Ebola Guidelines.
Ken Smith, CHP CIH RRPT, is the Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety for the University of California Office of the President. He provides systemwide EHS guidance and expertise to all 10 UC campuses, five UC Health Medical Centers, and three UC-managed National Laboratories. Ken has served the UC system for 24 years, received his degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and holds board certifications in both Industrial Hygiene and Health Physics. A nationally recognized expert in Health and Safety in complex research environments, Ken has been an invited speaker for organizations such as the American Chemical Society, American Industrial Hygiene Conference, The California State University System, the California Industrial Hygiene Council, and the Campus Safety Environmental Health and Management Association. Ken also serves on the boards of the Laboratory Safety Institute and the UC Center for Laboratory Safety.