Experience

A Certified Industrial Hygienist since 1986, Ms. Copeland has practiced Occupational Safety and Health for nearly 40 years. Her background is practical and broad-based, having worked as an occupational safety and health consultant, a corporate in-house safety and industrial hygiene representative, and an expert witness. Ms. Copeland incorporates her background in total quality systems into the development and implementation of safety management programs and employee training. Her clients have included construction, manufacturing, maritime and mining companies, as well as public entities, among others. Ms. Copeland has provided litigation services to both defense and plaintiff’s counsel, as well as on behalf of OSHA and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. She has testified in both civil and criminal cases related to OSHA compliance and occupational safety and health management systems, worker training, product liability, workers’ compensation, and workplace crisis management and emergency response. She contributed to the post 9/11 litigation on behalf of the plaintiffs involved in the initial response and follow-up, including police and fire. Ms. Copeland has consulted on other cases nationwide.

Credentials

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist
  • BS, Environmental Health, University of Washington, 1977

Affiliations/Awards

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Member
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association, Member

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