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 Kevin Guth

Kevin Guth

Kevin is serving as the Principal for KGC, where he oversees all aspects of business and technical operations. For the past 21 years he has provided senior oversight and management of KGC’s most complex industrial hygiene and hazardous waste management projects. Kevin holds a Master of Science in Public Health (Specialty: Industrial Hygiene) from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Public Health (Specialty: Occupational Health) from the University of South Florida. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


Pre- and Post-Job Soil Sampling for Heavy Metals: What Do We Really Know?
By Kevin Guth

If we are going to rely on environmental sampling to measure impact associated with abrasive blasting and painting, we should use an acceptable and defensible sampling method. Moreover, we should use ... READ MORE

POSTED JUNE 26, 2018 | 5 COMMENTS

Going with the Flow: 7 Common Issues with Respirators on Blast Jobs
By Kevin Guth

Whether it is lack of training, general apathy on the topic from those impacted in the industry, or some other reason, the ball regarding compliance with OSHA respiratory protection requirements is be... READ MORE

POSTED DECEMBER 8, 2017 | 8 COMMENTS

Is It Time to Abandon the PEL Approach to Occupational Exposures?
By Kevin Guth

Let's face it: Our regulatory process to protect the health of workers is broken. This point is so obvious it has become axiomatic in the industrial hygiene and safety profession.... READ MORE

POSTED NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | 7 COMMENTS

Exposure to Industrial Solvents: No Joking Matter
By Kevin Guth

Most painting firms that I have encountered concentrate their control efforts on protecting their employees from breathing hazardous chemicals in the workplace. They have comprehensive respiratory pro... READ MORE

POSTED AUGUST 31, 2017 | 3 COMMENTS

Design Ventilation Flow Rates for Blasting Containments: Who Decides?
By Kevin Guth

There are potential risks associated with specifying design ventilation flow rates that outweigh the benefit of their inclusion in the project specification. There is a better way to achieve the desir... READ MORE

POSTED AUGUST 1, 2017 | 12 COMMENTS

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