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About This Course:

With the ever-changing nature of the COVID 19 Pandemic, this program gives a clear insight into the latest updates, industry best practices, and health and safety preventive measures.

This program has been developed to support safety professionals, supervisors, managers, company-wide leaders, as well as designers and builders, with the necessary tools and knowledge to recognize the common contaminants and hazards of concern and the latest developments in solving issues associated with PALMS (Pandemic/PCBs, Asbestos, Lead/Legionella, Mold/Metals and Silica/Safety/Sustainability).

Learning Objective 1

Attendees will be provided an overview of the subject represented by the acronym P.A.L.M.S. (Pandemic/PCBs, Asbestos, Lead/Legionella, Mold/Metals (heavy), Silica/Safety/Sustainability), as well as its common contamination control.

Learning Objective 2

The similarities and differences between the subject represented by the acronym P.A.L.M.S. (Pandemic/PCBs, Asbestos, Lead/Legionella, Mold/Metals (heavy), Silica/Safety/Sustainability), the hierarchy of controls, in the context of hazard elimination, engineering controls, administrative controls, and PPE will be discussed.

Learning Objective 3

The industry reports and standards highlights regarding safe working practices will be offered and explained.

Learning Objective 4

The OSHA Hazard Assessment associated with the subject represented by the acronym P.A.L.M.S. (Pandemic/PCBs, Asbestos, Lead/Legionella, Mold/Metals (heavy), Silica/Safety/Sustainability) will be explained. Strategies for protection against PALMS will be discussed.

About the Speaker:

Mark Drozdov

Executive Vice President of Lozier Inc.


Mark Drozdov, MS, SSM, CUSP, CSFSM, BSI, RSO, CAI, CMA, GPRO has dedicated his career to Best Management Practices and the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Environmental Health & Safety + Sustainability (EHS+S) Standards. With over 30 years of Industry Experience, he has been instrumental in numerous projects successes and effective in design and implementation of such initiatives as Corporate Oversight, Audits and Prevention through Design (PtD) techniques.

Mark has become a trusted advisor for many major public and private sector clients, and has served as University Professor at The Cooper Union, Rutgers School of Public Health, Columbia University, NYU, CUNY/Hunter & City Colleges, Vassar, and Stevens Institute of Technology. Mark Drozdov is a designated ANSI Expert to ISO for the development and updates of EHS+S and Risk Standards. Mark was the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Participant in the first International Occupational Safety and Health Management System (ISO 45001).

Mark is a Certified Lead Auditor ISO 19011, 14001, 45001 (EMS) (OSH MS). His experience includes HazMat Testing and Remediation Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Risk Assessment, Hazards Identification, Regulatory Compliance, Certification Training and Litigation-Support Expertise.

Mark is a well-known author and presenter on the Common Contaminants of Concern known by the acronym P.A.L.M.S. (Pandemic/PCBs, Asbestos, Lead/Legionella, Mold/Metals, Silica/ Safety/Sustainability) and have served on various Industry, EPA, and OSHA Experts Panels.
Mark Drozdov is a recipient of Awards and Commendations, including for his work at Ground Zero WTC Post-9/11 and the historic renovations of UN Headquarters, The Essex House, NY Hilton, The Yankee Stadium MTA Station, and numerous high-rise buildings and infrastructure projects in NYC and Nationwide. He was honored as “AIHA NY Bull Moose of the Year”, recipient of the ASSE/SENY/AIHA recognition award for outstanding support in the field of EHS and Construction Safety, and BTEA Safety Award Honoree for Ralph Walker’s Verizon Building conversion next to 1 WTC.

Mark was featured and published on Risk Management in The Construction Executive and Crain’s NY Business, served on the Industry Panel with the EPA for Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA). He was interviewed on national TV for the 9/11 Recovery and Restoration work as well as live on MTA’s Transit=Transit for post-Hurricane Sandy response and accomplishments. He is one of the Sirius XM110-Doctor’s Radio experts on the Environmental Hazards.

Mark was recognized with an AIHA President’s and The Social Responsibility Award for the hard work on the Back to Work Safely Guidelines, published the Industry Report & How to Manage IAQ Amid COVID19, and AIHA’s SYNERGIST Best Practice to POLICY. He was the NYCDOB’s Build Safe/Live Safe. 2020 Innovation Challenge finalist!

Mark Drozdov is Licensed Site Safety Manager (SSM) by NYCDOB, Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) with the Civil Endorsement, Certified Building Safety Inspector (BSI) by NYS Department of State (DOS) Division of Building Standards and Codes, a Certified Asbestos Investigator (CAI), a Certified Mold Assessor (CMA) by NYCDEP and NYSDOL, Construction Site Fire Safety Manager (CSFSM) by FDNY, Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), GREEN Professional (GPRO), and New York City Office of Environmental Remediation (NYCOER) Gold Certified Professional, and OSHA-Authorized, EPA, DOH, DOL, DOB & FDNY approved Instructor.

Additional information


Mark Drozdov, Principal Consultant, SME, MS, SSM, CUSP

Webinar Date

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Webinar Time

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Course Codes



2.0 AIA LU-HSW / 2.0 GBCI / 2.0 PDH

Designing for Green and Healthier Communities

Speaker: Maureen McGeary Mahle, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP Homes, LEED Green Rater | 
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 |  Time: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET | 
Tuition: $99  |  Credits: 2.0 AIA LU-HSW / 2.0 GBCI / 2.0 PDH
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R.D. Chin 

Feng Shui Master, Teacher, and Architect

RD Chin is a Feng Shui practitioner, author, teacher and licensed NYS architect who worked with the late master architect Paul Rudolph from 1981 to 1996 on his many large-scale projects in Southeast Asia. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts University as well as his Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Beginning in 1991 RD studied with many Feng Shui teachers from China, Europe, and the USA; he then founded his Feng Shui architectural and interior design practice. For over 30 years he helps people redesign their life through their spaces. He combines contemporary Western design principles with the ancient art of Feng Shui to align any space with dimensions of spirit, character, and a feeling of balance. He also does custom-designed presentations for companies and organizations. He personally co-creates with each client their own masterplan of their home or workspaces. At the end of each consultation, the client will get a summary of recommendations on colorful floor plan sketches with a clear list of priorities that can easily be implemented within their budget. R.D. is blessed with lots of consultations by referral. He is the author of Feng Shui Revealed.

Nana Gyamera

Certified Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP)

Mr. Gyamera brings a wide range of expertise as an Industrial & Systems Engineer with experience providing project management and project controls support to numerous clients, to help them develop improved end-to-end project delivery processes. Experienced in Lean methods and an excellent stakeholder manager, Nana has implemented project process improvements and supporting tools to drive capital efficiency, as well as lead business change programs to bring about organizational change.

In previous projects, Nana has taken on a diversified role as a Project Management & Transformation Specialist to provide strategic direction on high-impact transformation initiatives for matrixed environment organizations. Driven by an imperative to collaboratively and creatively grow capability and success, he facilitated ongoing process improvement efforts and manage/implement projects that support the financial and operational goals of the organization. Worked directly with executive and departmental leadership and took responsibility for project management of transformation workstreams and expected deliverables across the organization.

He is a dynamic leader who designs and executes strategies and projects that optimize organizational performance, reengineer and simplify processes, and effectively manage large-scale change and transformation in complex environments. He is an excellent systems thinker whose analytical and business acumen and ability to synthesize complex, divergent data, and objectives result in the design of effective key performance indicators benchmark best practices to assess progress and operational improvements. Nana is a poised speaker and facilitator with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that engender rapport and trust among diverse leaders, clients, teams, and peers at every level of cross-functional organizations.

Martin A. Schwartzberg,

Attorney at Law
Shareholder of Marshall Dennehey

Martin is a member of the Casualty Department where he handles construction accident cases involving New York Labor Law and Industrial Code. Martin has over twenty-five years of experience in handling Labor Law litigation, having represented owners, contractors, architects and engineers in defense of these types of claims.

An experienced litigator who has handled cases from inception through trial, Martin has counseled and defended architects, engineers, landscape architects, land surveyors and construction firms in claims and lawsuits brought against them for professional malpractice, breach of contract, construction delays, construction defects, personal injury and property damage. He has also defended design professionals in disciplinary actions brought by governmental authorities.

In addition to his significant experience in the defense of design and building professionals, Martin has also represented and defended other entities such as municipalities and property owners in premises liability matters. Martin shares his broad knowledge of risk and liability in numerous lectures and presentations he has made to various groups of design and construction professionals.

Martin attended the State University of New York at Binghamton and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1986. He then went on to earn his juris doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1989. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and before the United States District Courts for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.



Laszlo Kiss,

Registered Architect
Owner of Studio KISS, President of ASAP•house Inc.

Design everything from a room to a city and everything in between.

Laszlo Kiss is an internationally recognized architectural and interior designer with decades of experience that spans the design field from the creation of furniture and objects to distinguished residences to restaurants and retail environments to large scale buildings.

STUDIO KISS is a professional practice that provides highly personalized service on architectural projects from single rooms to urban scale design. The firm’s work is cited for innovative use of materials, progressive design concepts, and exquisite yet simple detailing. It has extensive experience with low-energy use buildings, passive solar design and green architecture, and is recognized for 3D Branding of retail and commercial environments. Previous clients include Samsung, Museum of Art and Design, MTV, BRGR Restaurants, Chopard Watch Company.

ASAP•house is a Manufacturer and Distributor of energy efficient modern modular houses in the Eastern US, and a leader in the field of integrating green elements, energy efficient systems and distinguished design into an affordable house package.

Maureen McGeary Mahle,

WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Homes

Managing Director of Sustainable Housing Services at Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Maureen is a leading research and consulting firm specializing in energy efficient and sustainable buildings. Maureen has spent the past dozen years at SWA encouraging developers, designers, and builders to think holistically and build meticulously. She has certified over 30,000 green dwelling units in 10 states under LEED for Homes and other programs. Maureen works to tie human health to energy efficiency and green building, and her projects have been early adopters of Active Design Guidelines, Fitwel, and the WELL Building Standard. Under her leadership, SWA is an eight-time recipient of EPA’s Indoor airPlus Leader Award for rating healthy homes.

Vincent has led multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the design of numerous high-performance, LEED-certified and award-winning buildings, communities and city-scale projects across the globe. Moreover, he has leveraged digital tools, modeling and innovative solutions with data and automation to deliver his clients’ projects.

Vincent shares his experience by lecturing at conferences, community organizations, sustainable design training workshops and universities. He has lectured on sustainable infrastructure for architecture, engineering and real estate courses at several universities including: Columbia University, Cooper Union, University of Pennsylvania, NYIT, NYU Polytechnic, Yale University, University of Virginia and Tufts University.


Marc Karell,


Owner of the consulting firm Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC

He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York with over 30 years of technical
consulting experience in the areas of energy, climate change, sustainability, and air and environmental compliance. He is also a Certified Energy Manager and an Existing Building Commissioning Professional with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University.

Marc has extensive experience performing ASHRAE Level I, II, and III energy audits for diverse building types (such as office buildings, schools, warehouses, and multi-families) in the New York City Metropolitan area and nationally. Marc also performs building retro-commissioning evaluations, to assure building owners that their systems are operating optimally (they are getting their money’s worth). Marc has combined both his energy auditing and retro-commissioning experience to help dozens of buildings comply with New York City’s Local Law 87, mandatory energy auditing and retro-commissioning for large buildings, discovering many opportunities for savings in buildings. Marc uses this knowledge to perform project management projects for clients to ensure that energy savings are fully realized in the actual implementation of upgrades.

Marc also performs greenhouse gas emission inventories (carbon footprints), green building assessments, and has led training to ensure that operators understand how to maintain their energy upgrade strategies so that they continue to benefit the building in the future.

Marc also performs evaluations of air emissions from commercial and industrial processes, including emission inventories, design of air pollution control equipment, permitting, and evaluation of potential health effects of air toxics. Marc has performed successful projects for such major firms as ExxonMobil,
Alberto-Culver, IBM, Cytec, the United Nations, and the New York Archdiocese



Vincent Lee,


Associate Principal + Global Water Skills Leader at Arup

Vincent Lee, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP is an Associate Principal in Arup with over 20 years experience in sustainable site development, green infrastructure and integrated water management. He has collaborated with clients to deliver smart and resilient communities by implementing sustainable infrastructure systems.

Vincent has led multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the design of numerous high-performance, LEED-certified and award-winning buildings, communities and city-scale projects across the globe. Moreover, he has leveraged digital tools, modeling and innovative solutions with data and automation to deliver his clients’ projects.

Vincent shares his experience by lecturing at conferences, community organizations, sustainable design training workshops and universities. He has lectured on sustainable infrastructure for architecture, engineering and real estate courses at several universities including: Columbia University, Cooper Union, University of Pennsylvania, NYIT, NYU Polytechnic, Yale University, University of Virginia and Tufts University.


Jörg Breuning

Green Roof Technology, Green Roof Expert Extraordinaire for 40 years

Unlike others, Jörg Breuning is one of a few people on earth who actively shaped the beginning of the modern green roof industry in Europe/Germany more than 4 decades ago. In addition, he introduced green roofs to North America in 1999. Thus, he has over 40 years of experience in two fundamentally different markets for green roofs and green walls.

Today, Jörg Breuning’s skills in biophilic design and sustainable engineering goes beyond green roofs and include specialties with living plants like: Green Walls, Green Rail Road Tracks, natural swimming pools, advanced composting technology, PV / Solar combinations with vegetation, plastic-free green roofs, and solutions for circular economy through urban mining – the highest level of sustainability and resilience.

Jörg: ” There are an increasing number of masterminds for sustainable design, influencers for environmentally friendly solutions, and initiators for Cradle 2 Cradle principles. There are only a few that can convert these innovations into reality on a small or large scale. I leave the trendy, fancy buzz words to others and aid on realization.”
>>Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin<<

James Cinelli

Owner, Liberty Environmental, Inc. and Environmental Services Consultant

Mr. Cinelli is a Principal with Liberty Environmental, Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm with offices in Reading, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and New York. He has over 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting field, with emphasis in the areas of site assessment and remediation, wastewater treatment, storage tank management, and spill prevention planning. His experience spans many industry sectors, including petroleum distribution, food products, power generation, secondary metals, and mining. Mr. Cinelli is a licensed professional engineer in five states, and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, a Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering from Penn State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Joseph’s University.

Specialties: Soil and groundwater remediation, industrial wastewater treatment, and storage tank compliance.


Jean-Pierre Clejan, NABCEP IGSHPA

Renewable Energy Integrator, specializing in zero-energy buildings

JP designs and installs solar electricity and geothermal HVAC systems in the lower Tri-State area to reduce the carbon footprint and operating costs of commercial and residential new construction and major renovation projects. JP enjoys working with building design professionals, developing zero energy or near-zero energy buildings for their clients. Jean-Pierre received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Applied Science degree from the California Institute of Technology, and is one of DPCCE’s original speakers.

Henry Yu

PE, P.Eng. (Canada), PMP, WELL AP, LEED GA,CTS

Principal Estimator at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, possessing more than 20 years of experience in establishing and reviewing estimates for heavy civil construction projects of various types (aviation, passenger and freight rails, roadways and utilities, bridges and tunnels, etc.) and at all design stages (from order-of-magnitude through bid estimates), and proficient in both design-bid-build and design-build / fast-track projects. Currently assigned to be the lead estimator to the $13 billion JFK Redevelopment Program and responsible for conceptual estimate development and audit reviews. Previously worked for STV, Incorporated, Con Edison, MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bridges & Tunnels.

Professional licences and credentials include:
Professional Engineer (PE) in New York State
Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
USGBC / GBCI LEED Green Associate
AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist


Douglas Casper


Mr. Casper is a nationally known speaker, giving AIA, ASLA & USGBC accredited presentations in over 25 cities around the continental US, over the course of the last several years. He teaches classes in such areas as sustainable design, specifications, practice, building science and sustainable communities. He has organized and presented in dozens of full-day sustainability workshops throughout the Northeast.
Mr. Casper’s areas of expertise include continuing education and sustainability. He was President of AIA Long Island chapter and the director of programs and he served two years as President of the Metro New York Chapter of CSI. Doug received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.