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Profile: 1Source Safety and Health, Inc.

Chris Schneider, CIH, President
140 S. Village Ave., Suite 130
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 1-888-873-9983

1Source Safety and Health has a diverse in-house staff of professionals to provide the consulting and litigation support your client’s need:
  • Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH)
  • Certified Safety Professionals (CSP)
  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
  • Certified Professional Environmental Auditors (CPEA)
Their professionals have expertise from the initial investigation of identifying the issues, causation, and sources through the development of expert reports, depositions, arbitration, and providing expert testimony in court. As needed, 1Source Health and Safety experts may recommend the involvement of a board certified environmental health physician, or a professional engineer to assist in supporting cases that require additional expertise.

1Source professionals have significant experience in various facility types including: hospitals, commercial, education, pharmaceuticals, power generation, refineries, private residence, heavy to light manufacturing and more.

1Source is the largest safety and health consulting firm with the most certified staff on the east coast. This is the direct result of our "commitment to the client philosophy" and the diversity of experience and expertise of the team. For more than 23 years, the professionals at 1Source have been committed to developing long-term, mutually beneficial professional relationships with our clients and business partners. As the name indicates, 1Source Safety and Health, Inc. is focused on helping clients with emergency and non-emergency safety and health issues as related to buildings and occupants. Our consulting and management services are divided into the following four specialized groups, each managed by one of the firm’s partners.
  • Indoor Air Quality: Managed by Harry M. Neill, CIH; Vice President
  • Asbestos and Lead: Managed by Daniel M. Bruun, CIH; Vice President
  • Safety and Health: Managed by Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA; Vice President
  • Specialized Services: Managed by Christian M. Schneider, CIH; President
The breadth of services provided by 1Source under each of these four specialized groups far exceeds that of most consulting firms. This base of experience provides us with extremely broad knowledge and expertise in a wide range of safety and health issues


Litigation Support for Mold Cases

The common causes of moisture incursion and ultimately mold growth include:
  • Construction defects
  • Design defects
  • Building system operational parameters
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Lack of building protection during construction
  • Accidental water releases
  • Weather
Other causes of mold growth include improper or incomplete remediation, lack of quick response, and insufficient response to a water release.

Mold growth in structures can result in:
  • Bodily injury claims
  • Designer errors and omissions claims
  • Property damage claims
  • Negligence claims
  • Business interruption and lost revenue
  • Workers’ compensation claims
To address the wide variety of mold issues the 1Source evaluation team needs to be equally multifaceted. Team members and their roles include:

Industrial Hygienists - Perform moisture tests and sampling, assess exposure potential, gather environmental information for medical analysis, define extent of mold impacts, provide opinions on causation, remediation plans, scope, and damages apportionment opinions.

Mechanical and Structural Engineers - Perform forensic engineering analysis of structure, HVAC air and water-side systems for moisture sources/causes, pathways, and driving forces, and provide damages apportionment opinions.

Occupational Health Physician - Provide medical opinion on health symptoms as they relate to environmental conditions
Remediation Contractor - Develop cost estimates for remediation and damages.

Mycologist/Microbiologist - Provide analysis of samples and opinions on the ecology of mold-forming organisms for causation analysis

Depending on the case, one or all members of the evaluation team may be needed.

Education/Licenses

The professional staff at 1Source Safety and Health have earned and maintain the following degrees, certifications, accreditations, and licenses:
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH): American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP): Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE): Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA): Board of Environmental Auditing Compliance
  • Certified Ergonomics Technician (CET)
  • Qualified Service Provider: Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Associate in Risk Management
  • Asbestos Analysts Registry Program: American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Pennsylvania Asbestos Project Designer
  • Philadelphia Asbestos Project Inspector (API)
  • Philadelphia Asbestos Investigator
  • Philadelphia Analytical Testing Laboratory for Individual PCM Analysis
  • Delaware Asbestos Project Monitor
  • Maryland Asbestos Inspector
  • EPA Accredited Asbestos Building Inspector
  • EPA Asbestos Project Designer
  • EPA AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector
  • Bachelors Degrees in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related field have been earned by our entire professional staff
  • Masters Degrees in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, Business or Environmental Health have been earned by seven of our professionals
  • OSHA Authorized Trainers

1Source professionals maintain membership in the following professional societies and organizations:
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • National Safety Council
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering
  • International Facilities Managers Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
  • Hospital Fire Marshals' Association
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Area(s) of Expertise

  • Microbiological including fungal (mold), bacteria, endotoxins, allergens
  • Indoor air quality and odors
  • Environmental diseases such as Hypersensitive Pneumonitis, Legionnaire disease, Aspergillosis, Psittacosis, Ornithosis
  • Construction safety
  • OSHA
  • Ergonomics
  • Safety management
  • Noise and hearing loss
  • Machinery safeguarding
  • Job hazards
  • Health and safety audits
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Workers' compensation
  • Product safety
  • Slips and falls