Dr. Cocciardi is a Board Certified Safety Professional, a Board Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Registered Environmental Health Specialist-Registered Sanitarian with more than 35 years of experience in the fields of public safety and public, occupational and environmental health. An emergency responder, Dr. Cocciardi developed and managed the Emergency Response Program for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s largest state agency. He also developed Health and Safety Plans for most national and international events of consequence since 2001, including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Haiti earthquakes, Superstorm Sandy and the United States’ International Ebola response. An expert in risk assessment, Dr. Cocciardi regularly develops plans for significant events, including Presidential Inaugurations, the Annual State of the Union Address and the United Nations General Assemblies. He holds various state and federal licenses to work with toxic materials, and has been qualified and testified as both an expert witness and a litigation consultant. Dr. Cocciardi is an internationally published author, having written multiple editions of six safety, health and emergency response textbooks, as well as numerous training manuals and articles.


  • Certified Industrial Hygienist, Diplomate, American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Certified Safety Professional, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian, National Environmental Health Association
  • Certified Accident and Illness Prevention Professional, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Qualified Environmental Professional, American Society for Testing and Materials
  • Licensed Asbestos Worker, Supervisor, Inspector, Management Planner, Project Designer, Contractor, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Listed Lead Trainer, Multiple Certifications, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Respiratory Protection Specialist, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
  • PhD, Public Health and Safety, The Graduate College, The Union Institute, 2001
  • MS, Community Recreation and Park Planning, College of Health and Human Services, Pennsylvania State University, 1984
  • BA, History, Economics, University of Scranton, 1977
  • Hundreds of hours of continuing education courses and advanced training related to new techniques and technologies, 1982 – Present


  • National Fire Protection Association, Member
    • Loss Prevention Procedures Committee, Chair
    • Principal Member of Three Committees
  • American Society for Testing and Materials, Member
    • Member of 10 National Health and Safety-related Committees
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association, Member, Diplomate
    • Incident Response Preparedness Working Group, Member
  • American Society of Safety Engineers, Member
    • Industrial Hygiene Division, Member
  • American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, Member, Diplomate
  • National Environmental Health Association, Member
  • American Public Health Association, Member
  • Susquehanna Valley Health Physics Society, Member
  • American College of Medical Toxicology, Affiliate Member
  • National Safety Council, Member
    • NSC Training Center, Manager
    • Certified First Aid (Standard – Advanced), CPR, AED Trainer, Instructor Trainer

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