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David May

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Associate Professor
Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science
TDS Center 212 • M-1901
603-358-2696

Degrees/Credentials: BS Industrial Distribution, Clarkson College of Technology; MS Environmental Health Engineering, Northwestern University; ScD Work Environment, University of Massachusetts – Lowell; Professional Engineer, State of New Hampshire; Certified Industrial Hygienist, ABIH.

Professional Interests: My professional interests Include industrial hygiene, personal protective equipment, occupational health exposure limits, occupational health surveillance, OSHA, and responsible construction contractor policies as they relate to health.

Professional Background: Previously served with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) including 18 years as area director in State of New Hampshire. Member of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for Chemical Substances Committee of the ACGIH.

Awards & Accolades: Safety Professional of the Year 2010 – Granite State Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Special Award 2004 – New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, Volunteer of the Year 2002 – Safety and Health Council of New Hampshire, Inc.

Key Professional Work:

  • May, D.C., Section 5. Personal Protective Equipment. Applied Scientific and Engineering. The Safety Professional Handbook. J. Haight, Ed., American Society of Safety Engineers. 2008. pp. 781–835.

  • May, D.C., Results of an OSHA Ergonomic Intervention Program in New Hampshire, Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 17(11):768–773, 2002.

  • May, D. C., New Technology, Old Hazard: The 1909 Granite Workers’ Strike, New Solutions, 2(4):57–62, 1992.

  • May, D.C. and Berard, D.L., Fire and Explosions Associated with Aluminum Dust From Finishing Operations, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 17:81–8, 1987.

  • May, D.C. and Blotzer, M.J., A Report of Occupational Deaths Attributed to Fluorocarbon -113, Archives of Environmental Health, 39:352–4, 1984.

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