Monty Herr, C.I.H., Ph.D.

Chief Senior Scientist, Certified Industrial Hygienist

Counterproliferation Analysis; Emergency Response Security


M.S.P.H. (Master of Science in Public Health), Industrial Hygiene, Tulane University

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA.  (1984)

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin (1969)

B.S. with Honors in Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin (1965)

Specialized Training

Recent Lectures/Courses Taught

Professor, Current Issues in Industrial Health and Safety, Tulane University , including lectures on:

Experience Summary

Dr. Monty Herr, an internationally recognized expert in industrial hygiene, brings more than thirty-five years experience in industrial hygiene, occupational health, and safety.  In the last few years, he has focused on toxicological aspects of public health.  He focuses on performing consequence analyses for the Counterproliferation Analysis and Planning System at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).  He holds DOE Q and SCI clearances. 

While at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Dr. Herr provided technical and managerial consultative expertise to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters (HQ) Defense Programs (DP) when he was assigned to the department.  His contributions included developing and producing a focused newsletter for use by the Secretary of DOE and senior DOE personnel nationwide. 

Before specializing in industrial hygiene, Dr. Herr was on the chemistry faculty of several universities, teaching to undergraduate and graduate students at L'Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, the University of Malaysia, Xavier University, and the University of New Orleans

Professionally, Dr. Herr is internationally recognized as an expert in occupational health and a leader in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygieneHe has served in several leadership roles for professional organizations, including on the national Board of Directors for the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, the certifying Board for the profession.  He actively engages in committee efforts directed toward the development of international health and safety standards, publication of reference books and papers, the certification of university programs of industrial hygiene, and other contributions to the profession.

Dr. Herr currently teaches graduate students at Tulane University School of Public Health, delivering lectures live to students around the world.  He has delivered guest lectures in occupational health and safety for programs at several schools including the University of California at Berkeley and San Jose State University

Honors and Awards

Dr. Herr is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.  He has received several commendations and recommendation awards from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other employers and clients. 

Work Experience

Jacobs Engineering, 2003 to present

Dr. Herr is a CAPS Consequence Analyst determining health and environmental impacts of disruptions in industrial mechanical, chemical, and biological manufacturing processes associated with weapons of mass destruction production and dissemination, continuing work performed before retirement from LLNL. He has created/maintained hundreds of focussed web pages on classified internet networks. He created/improved 400 Toxicological Profiles for hazardous chemicals, and maintained Toxicology Glossary and Reference pages and created a Toxic Industrial Chemicals/Toxic Industrial Materials (TICs/TIMs) reference.

Integrated Science Solutions, Inc., Senior Scientist, 2003 to present

Dr. Herr is a Senior Scientist and Industrial Hygienist with ISSi.  Dr Herr provides his advanced expertise and experience to ISSi clients in support of projects and contracts in homeland security, industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, and emergency preparedness.

Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1999 to present (concurrent)

Dr Herr is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Occupational Health and Safety Management Masters Degree curriculum.  His principle duties include teaching Current Topics in Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety and supervising student CapStone projects, a thesis-like requirement for graduation.  He serves on curriculum committees and advises on curriculum certification issues. 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1986 to July, 2003

Dr Herr is a Senior Scientist/Principle Investigator for the Special Projects Division/Chemical and Biological Safety Section of the Hazards Control Department.  Since summer of 1999, Dr. Herr has been matrixed to Q-Division (Proliferation Detection and Defense Systems) of the Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and International Security Directorate.  He focuses on performing consequence analyses for the Counterproliferation Analysis and Planning System (CAPS), preparing classified web pages.  Additionally, Dr. Herr has accomplished the following:

Dr. Herr provided technical and managerial expertise to DOE/HQ DP.  Among activities for DP were the following:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1991 - 1992

Dr. Herr was detailed to DOE/HQ DP, Facility Management Group/Site Action Team, in Washington, DC, as a Technical Advisor.  Numerous projects included industrial hygiene and safety audits, reviews, and reports including reviews of chemical safety, and occupational health and safety management.  He conducted recordkeeping audit of at the Nevada Test Site and did trouble-shooting and resolved problems concerning tunnel ventilation at the site. 

Dr. Herr Instituted a weekly report reviewing environmental, safety, and health occurrence reports at DP facilities nationwide, principally LLNL and the Nevada Test Site for the HQ Facility Management Group.  He interacted with all levels of the DOE DP hierarchy; fostered relationships with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) personnel, and attended congressional hearings on OSHA reform and other matters of relevance to occupational health and safety.  Dr. Herr facilitated international contacts for OSHA personnel.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1986 - 1991

As the Hazards Control Deputy Team Leader for the LLNL Lasers Program, Dr. Herr supervised a 26-person team of industrial hygienists, health physicists, fire protection engineers, criticality safety engineers, industrial safety engineers, and safety analysts, an environmental analyst, ten health and safety technicians, an environmental technician, and clerical staff.  Tasks included scheduling, reviewing, and editing monthly safety and health audits and inspections; reviewing and approving Facility and Operational Safety Procedures; managing design reviews and preliminary hazards analyses; preparing Team monthly activity reports; and personnel assignments and budgeting.

Dr. Herr was promoted to this position in 1987.  Previously, as an Industrial Hygienist, his responsibilities included comprehensive industrial hygiene duties, hazard analysis, hazard communication training, and training coordination for the Industrial Hygiene Group.

Martin Marietta Michoud Aerospace, New Orleans, LA.   (1981 - 1986)

As a Senior Safety Engineer at this 8,000-employee facility, Dr. Herr contributed to the manufacture of the External Tank for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Shuttle Program.  Besides performing general industrial hygiene duties, he established and ran the entire Hazard Communications Program including development of the plant's material safety data sheet (MSDS) system, hazardous materials inventory systems, and hazard communications training. 

Dr. Herr was responsible for hazardous materials and chemicals control; was the facility's Radiation Safety Officer; and created the position of Laser Safety Officer.  He had responsibilities in all other areas of industrial hygiene including extensive confined-space and respiratory-protection programs; chemical, noise, and non-ionizing radiation exposure monitoring and control; and monitoring the facility's environmental compliance.

University of New Orleans (1978 - 1981, 1975 - 1976)

Served at the University with 20,000 students, faculty, and staff for two periods.  During the second of these, was asked to organize the University's Safety Department.  Served as the Campus Safety Officer in addition to responsibilities as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, teaching general and organic chemistry and doing research in quantum chemistry and physical chemistry.  Instituted hazardous materials training for all science students, faculty, and staff.  Instituted the campus' first safety training for operating plant personnel, and its first safety inspection program.  During this time, served as a consultant for J. T. Baker Chemical Co., the New Orleans Metropolitan Safety Council, and the Safety Council of Greater Baton Rouge in matters of hazardous chemical safety.

Xavier University, New Orleans, LA.  (1976-1978)

Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .  (1972 - 1975)

Taught most of the undergraduate chemistry courses and performed research in quantum chemistry.  At the end of the contract in Malaysia, Dr. Herr undertook a lecture tour of over 20 universities in Asia and Europe.

L'Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (1969 - 1972)

Member of the Synthetic Organic Chemistry Faculty, doing research and teaching and mentoring graduate students. 

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