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Basic Consultant Methamphetamine-affected Property Refresher Training

January 10, 2022

Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Virtual – Link will be sent after registration.

VERTEX’s Alex Johnsen, CIH and Thomas Koch, CIH, MEPM, Vice President of Industrial Hygiene/EHS Services, will be leading this 8-hour training course which will include topics about meth-affected properties as well as an overview of related statutes and regulations. We will also discuss assessments, sampling procedures, updated industrial hygiene best practices, decontamination procedures, and reporting requirements. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion that is required to perform the assessment, decontamination, or sampling of methamphetamine-affected properties in the state of Colorado.

About the Instructors

Alex Johnsen, CIH has been in the AEC industry for over eight years and has worked on a variety of Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health and Safety related projects for a wide range of clients. Mr. Johnsen is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree from the University of Denver. Mr. Johnsen is a certified Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) methamphetamine instructor.

Thomas Koch, CIH, MEPM has a dynamic background in the fields of Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health & Safety, having been employed for over 30 years in industry and private practice. Mr. Koch is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Management. Prior to joining VERTEX, Mr. Koch was President of Koch Environmental Health, Inc., specializing in the comprehensive fields of Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Safety and Health. Mr. Koch is also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver teaching in the Environmental Policy and Management Master Degree program curriculum, with a specialty in Environmental Safety and Health. Master’s level courses taught by Mr. Koch include OSHA Law, Workplace Safety Management, and Environmental Safety and Health.

Mr. Koch has been providing industrial hygiene/EHS consulting services to business, government, and private industry for over 30 years. Mr. Koch provides expertise in comprehensive industrial hygiene, regulatory compliance including OSHA and EPA program compliance, HAZWOPER program implementation, asbestos, hazardous waste, EHS training programs, and construction safety. Mr. Koch is experienced in the development and implementation of site-specific Health and Safety Programs (HASPs) for large- and small-scale operations, including government and military institutions. As an expert, Mr. Koch has provided deposition testimony and written defense response reports. In addition, he has experience serving as an expert for mold/moisture, asbestos, and methamphetamine-affected properties.

Please register by Friday, January 21st, 2022.

Cost per attendee: $350

Please note: The Vertex Companies, LLC will only accept corporate or company checks. No personal checks will be accepted. Payment is due the first day of the session or prior to the session only. Certificates will not be provided without payment in full. The Vertex Companies, LLC reserves to right to accept or deny attendance of a class session to any company, company representative, or person(s). Please remit payment to: The Vertex Companies LLC, 2420 W. 26th Ave. Suite 100-D, Denver, CO 80211. Bank Wires accepted, contact the accounting department at 781-952-6000 for additional information. Federal ID #20-3724403. Thank you.

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