Hamid Arabzadeh, has two graduate degrees in Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health Sciences from McGill University. He is the founding Principal of HRA Environmental Consultants Inc. and teaches graduate industrial hygiene and occupational health classes for the Master’s program at UCLA.
Arabzadeh has taught advanced Environmental Health for the Masters in Public Health (MPH) and was on the volunteer faculty at University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine and School of Engineering. He served on the advisory boards of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety at the University of California as well as the California State University Workers Compensation reform board. Arabzadeh was elected as a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and served as the chairman of its Fellows SIG. He has been active in the field of professional and corporate ethics and is Board Certified in Industrial Hygiene, safety professional and Hazardous materials management.
Arabzadeh has worked with governmental and corporate entities in the US and Canada as well as in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, as well as the Netherlands and UK on environmental and worker protection efforts. Arabzadeh and his team of industrial hygienists and occupational and public health professionals have developed several successful health and safety programs for major hospitals and healthcare facilities and have collected over 50,000 air, surface, bulk, area and personal samples for a wide variety of physical, biological and chemical agents in 13 countries in the last 25 years. These have included, Asbestos, Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, noise, vibration, illumination, heat and cold stress, radiation, mold, allergens, solvents, VOC’s, PAH’s, and MMMF (man made Mineral Fibers), particulates, such as dust, silica, wood dust and others.