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M.S., Occupational Health and Safety, California State University, Northridge, 1983
B.S., Environmental Health and Safety, California State University, Northridge, 1981
David B. Durst
Senior Vice President and Principal Industrial Hygienist
David Durst has been with the NES, Inc. (NES) since 1999 and is responsible for project design, management, and oversight of hazardous material investigations and remediation projects, as well as the delivery of occupational health and safety services. He provides expert testimony and litigation support on cases involving mold/indoor air quality, occupational health and safety, and clandestine drug labs.
Mr. Durst has over 32 years of experience in the fields of industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety, during which time he has supervised teams of industrial hygienists and environmental scientists and technicians. He has extensive experience in industrial hygiene program development and implementation, environmental compliance program audits, OSHA-mandated employee training, and indoor air quality assessments. He has performed hundreds of field investigations focused on providing solution oriented remedial action plans for the restoration of contaminated commercial, industrial, and residential properties.
Mr. Durst has managed numerous wild fire and industrial site fire HazWoper investigations and remedial operations projects for the State Water Agency and CalEPA. Mr. Durst has developed and presented numerous occupational health and safety training courses and has developed comprehensive health and safety programs, policies, and procedures. He has authored various publications on clandestine drug lab operations and teaches several industrial hygiene courses at the University of California, Davis Extension Program and for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as having provided clandestine laboratory safety training and technical support for law enforcement throughout the nation for over 18 years.
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