Friday, September 19, 2014


The history between me and the subject of Environmental Health and Safety (further called EHS) is a long journey.

The journey began when I lost my cousin William to brain cancer.  We will save that backstory for another post and another day.  William got brain cancer after he was exposed to a chemical in the local water supply.

From that point, I always wanted to do something with environmental law.  Fast forward seven years and I am googling ways to prevent colon cancer after I lost my father to it.

Covie began to work on his degree in environmental health science shortly before my dad fell suddenly ill.  After googling the colon cancer prevention topic, I was sucked in and shortly began working on my degree in environmental health science as well.

The more research I did and the more classes I took, the more I realized that most illnesses today can be pinpointed to an environmental factor almost always.

I did not achieve a "non-toxic" lifestyle overnight.  I did not achieve this even in a month.  It took me almost a year and still today, as I do more research, I make more lifestyle changes!

It took me many years and a lot of education to figure out my purpose in life - I'm a protector.  I protect people daily at work and I educate people so that they can protect themselves from environmental toxins.

I find that through my work I have found the most beautiful and worthy way possible to honor my father and William.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Monday, September 15, 2014

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

About Katie


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science 

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, December. 2011

Full academic Emphasis Areas in Chemistry and Biological Sciences. The Environmental Health Sciences Department requires the completion of over 86 semester hours in the physical, biological and environmental health sciences to qualify for a degree in its nationally accredited curriculum.

Courses Taken for Degree

  • Environmental Control of Disease Vectors 
  • Industrial Hygiene 
  • Air Quality, Pollution, and Health 
  • Environmental and Industrial Toxicology 
  • Water Supplies, Waste Disposal and Waste Water Treatment 
  • Food Hygiene 
  • Radiological Health 
  • Hazardous and Solid Waste Management 
  • Housing and Institutional Environments 
  • Risk Assessment and Environmental Epidemiology 
  • Environmental Health Program Planning

A.A. In Criminal Justice 

University of Phoenix, Phoenix Arizona, January 2009

Education Knowledge Summary

  • Controls of biological, chemical, radiological and physical hazards to human health.
  • Application of statistics and epidemiology to injury and human illness.
  • Workplace hazards, preventive measures, and monitoring procedures.
  • Food and Water intoxication and infection, effects of various microorganisms on humans, and preventive measures.
  • Application of principles of health education.
  • Regarding microorganisms significant to human disease; obtained skills in cultivation, and preventive measures for disease control.
  • Management theory and practices and experienced in technical writing. Planning process practice and stakeholder involvement

Unique Skills, Experience and Traits

  • Established leadership and supervisory ability 
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, dependable, honest and hardworking
  • Familiar with federal and state environmental laws
  • Established skills in statistical analysis
  • Comfortable working in high technology environments
  • Familiar with principles of Total Quality Management
  • Trained in project management
  • Trained in conflict management


  • IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management
  • IS-5.A Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • IS-55 Household Hazardous Materials
  • IS-235 Emergency Planning
  • IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100
  • IS-100.HC Introduction to the Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals
  • IS-230 Principles of Emergency Management
  • IS-650 Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Certified (HAZWOPER) (40 hour)
  • OSHA-521 Industrial Hygiene
  • Crane Safety Trained
  • Forklift Safety Trained
  • Healthy Housing Certified 
  • Certified Pool and Spa Operator (National Swimming Pool Foundation)
  • OSHA 511 General Industry
  • OSHA 501 General Industry Train the Trainer
  • American Heart Association CPR/First Aid/AED Train the Trainer
  • Capital Safety Fall Protection Competent Person Trainer
  • Method 9 Visible Emissions and Stack Testing

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Once we get those mundane things out of the way, the regular content will be up!



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