Our Staff

Janet L. Keyes – CIH

Carol A. Keyes – CSP, CRC, CCM

Mark W. Hatherly – Office Manager/IT

Lisa Lundberg – Safety and Health Consultant

Elisabeth Parrish – Administrative Assistant

YaVone Ward – Administrative Assistant

 

Janet L. Keyes – CIH


Janet KeyesJanet is our industrial hygienist and technical geek. She is also our primary trainer. If you have a question about some obscure chemical, a strange OSHA standard or some novel safety and health issue, she would love to research it for you. She does a lot of the program development. Janet and Mark also keep CHESS staff supplied with duck eggs from their farm.

Expertise

  • Providing guidance on industrial hygiene and occupational health issues
  • OSHA compliance
  • Chemical exposure and control
  • Employee safety and health training
  • Safety and health program development

Certifications

  • Certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, #5159, 1991

Recognitions / Professional Involvement

  • Fellow and Member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
  • Director of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, 2008-2013
  • Member of the American Academy of Industrial Hygienists (AAIH)
  • Member of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
  • Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • Member of the AIHA Construction Committee, serving as secretary from 1999 - 2002 and as chair in 2004
  • Director of the AIHA Consultant Special Interest Group, 1999 – 2002
  • Served as president, secretary, and treasurer of the AIHA - Upper Midwest Local Section
  • Taught industrial hygiene and hazard communication for Central Lakes Community College’s Safety and Environmental Compliance Program
  • Instructor, CSP Review Class (Chemistry/Gas Laws) sponsored by ASSE-Northwest Chapter, 2011-2014

Education

  • Master of Science, Environmental Health, with concentrations in industrial hygiene and occupational toxicology, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Illinois
  • Additional training in (partial list):
    ○  Electrical safe work practices
    ○  Biosafety
    ○  Confined Space
    ○  Ergonomics
    ○  Adult training
    ○  Specialized sampling methods
    ○  Fall protection

Work Experience Prior to CHESS

  • Served as the industrial hygienist for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the City of Minneapolis, and an industrial hygiene consulting firm

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Carol A. Keyes – CSP, CRC, CCM


Carol KeyesCarol is our practical people person. Given her background in psychology and rehabilitation, she is well suited to deal with regulators, be the first point of contact with our clients and handle workers' compensation issues and safety committees.

Expertise

  • Work with regulators on behalf of companies
  • Ergonomics and job analyses
  • Workers' compensation case management/return to work
  • Labor/management relations
  • Safety and health policies, manuals, and handbooks
  • Safety grant applications

Certifications

  • Certified as a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, 2010
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC # 25950, Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, 1993
  • Certified Case Manager, CCM # 07462, Commission for Case Manager Certification, 1998
  • OSHA-Authorized Instructor (Certification 501-414)

Recognitions / Professional Involvement

  • Safety Professional of the Year: Northwest Chapter ASSE (2015), ASSE Consultants' Practice Specialty (2015, 2012)
  • Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • Assistant Administrator, Consultants Practice Specialty, ASSE, 2015-
  • Board member at large of the American Society of Safety Engineers-Northwest Chapter, 2009-2014
  • Secretary of the American Society of Safety Engineers-Northwest Chapter, 2008-2009, 2012-2013
  • Co-Editor, Consultants Business Development Guide, published ASSE 2015
  • Member of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce (Board member, 2011-2013)
  • Member of the Automotive Service Providers Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • Member, Metro Independent Business Alliance
  • Served on the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner's Task Force on Prevention of Violence in the Workplace

Education

  • Master of Arts, Counseling, University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation and Psychology, University of Arizona
  • Additional training in (partial list):
    ○  Ergonomic design and assessment
    ○  Machine guarding
    ○  Forklift safety
    ○ Electrical safe work practices

Work Experience Prior to CHESS

  • Worked in the area of workers’ compensation as a Rehabilitation Counselor and as a counselor for an employee assistance program
  • Small business management experience, understanding problems unique to small and medium-sized businesses

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Mark W. Hatherly – Office Manager/IT


Mark HatherlyAfter leaving the IT department of a very large, multi-national corporation, Mark started out as our office manager and computer support person. We use his skills in developing products for clients and keeping our computers running.

Expertise

  • Programming
  • System implementation
  • Computer system management
  • PC support
  • Process and data analysis
  • Computer operations and management
  • Project management

Certifications

  • Certified in APICS
  • Six Sigma Green Belt trained

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics/Economics, Grinnell College

Work Experience Prior to CHESS

  • IT for 3M. Data warehousing, Manufacturing and Inventory Systems,  Supervisor, PC Software Distribution and management, PC system support
  • Systems Analyst, COMSERV Corp.
  • Systems Analyst/Programmer, Arthur Andersen & Co. (now Accenture)

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Lisa Lundberg – MPH, MT – Safety and Health Consultant


Lisa LundbergLisa is passionate about promoting worker health, which shows in her first aid-CPR-AED training, Right to Know training and fit testing. She is the enforcer when it comes to painters not having beards. Her clinical lab experience and industrial hygiene training bring a unique perspective to safety. In her spare time Lisa enjoys any activity that involves the great outdoors.

Expertise

  • Teaching First Aid, CPR and AED use
  • Right to Know training
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Respiratory protection programs and fit testing
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

Certifications

  • Authorized American Red Cross instructor
  • Certification in the 40-hour HAZWOPER
  • Certified in the OSHA 30-hour training
  • Certified Medical Technologist with the American Society for Clinical Pathologists

Education

  • Master of Public Health, Environmental Health, with concentrations in Industrial Hygiene - U of MN 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts, Clinical Laboratory Science - College of St. Scholastica 1989

Work Experience Prior to CHESS

  • Environmental Health and Safety Specialist supporting 3M’s Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division and Lab Safety division, Lab Safety Industrial Hygiene Intern for 3M
  • Environmental Health internship in Industrial Hygiene – Minneapolis Veterans Hospital
  • Various Clinical Laboratory positions working in the subspecialties of microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, virology and immunohematology.

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Elisabeth Parrish – Administrative Assistant


Betsy Elisabeth "Betsy" Parrish keeps the office organized, edits and formats documents, assists with financial operations and contract renewals, updates the web site, and creates and monitors quality control standards for the written programs we prepare for our clients. When not thus centred in the sphere of common duties at work, Betsy putters with her native prairie garden, teaches ESL, researches family history, reads, and goes a-roving by the light of the moon.

Expertise

  • Editing, formatting and occasionally writing safety programs
  • Production of correspondence, spreadsheets and reports
  • Quickbooks
  • Web site design, page design, HTML, graphic creation and editing

Education

  • Teaching licensure, English as a Second Language, Hamline University
  • Master of Arts (ABT), English Literature, Georgia State University
  • Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California
  • Bachelor of Arts, U.S. History, University of Minnesota

Work Experience Prior to CHESS

  • English and Social Studies teacher, Minnesota and Georgia
  • Web designer, Minnesota
  • United States Army

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YaVone Ward - Administrative Assistant


YaVoneYaVone is CHESS's main contact for setting up training. Along with Betsy, she helps keep the office organized and keeps client training and projects on track. YaVone likes camping, science fiction romance, and going on mini-vacations with her son.

Expertise

  • Organization
  • Document production
  • Scheduling

Education

  • Office Assistant Certificate, Saint Paul College
  • Associate of Science with ABA-Approved Paralegal Education, Inver Hills Community College

Work Experience Prior to CHESS

  • Department of Public Safety, including Medical Unit/Driver Evaluation, Title and Registration, Dealer Unit, Public Phone Information Center
  • Neighborhood Justice Center

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