Dr. Michael P. Mellette joins CCA’s team of experts in litigation support and remediation as an environmental health and safety expert. Dr. Mellette is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager with more than 15 years of related experience. He holds a Doctor of Science degree in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, a Master of Science degree in Public Health, and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Technology Safety Management. As a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Aviation Safety Officer Course and a former active-duty “Chinook” helicopter Pilot-in-Command and Aviation Safety Officer, he is well-versed in the concepts of risk management, incident investigation, and root cause analysis.
His past roles and project work have focused on occupational safety, industrial hygiene/exposure assessment, regulated building materials, the transportation of hazardous materials, and environmental compliance. Dr. Mellette has assessed and characterized a wide variety of occupational and environmental exposures related to asbestos, toxic metals, respiratory irritants, immune sensitizers, volatile organic compounds, respirable crystalline silica, Legionella, mold, and indoor air/environmental quality. He is also highly-experienced in the management of occupational safety hazards and regulatory compliance, including fall protection, walking working surfaces (slips, trips, falls), aerial device operation, lock-out/tag-out, machine guarding, permit-required confined spaces, hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER), respiratory protection, local exhaust ventilation, personal protective equipment, emergency planning, and noise.