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Charles Hart, PhD, CIH, CSP, RS

Associate Professor - Environmental Health Sciences

Charles Hart, PhD, CIH, CSP, RS

Dr. Charles Hart is currently an Associate Professor of Environmental Health in the College of Public Health at Kent State University, Kent, OH, specializing in environmental and occupational health and safety (EOHS) practice and institutional and research EOHS.  Chuck was previously the Executive Director of Environmental Health & Safety at Case Western Reserve University, a major private research institution and medical school in Cleveland, OH.  He taught for three years in the Ohio University, School of Social & Public Health, Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety Program, while completing his PhD in Biological Sciences (Environmental Health). He was formerly Director of Environmental Health & Safety at Ohio University in Athens, OH, and was the Environmental Safety Coordinator at Ohio University for many years before becoming Director  He served as the EHS industrial hygienist, chemical hygiene officer, and biosafety officer.  He has also had previous experience in public health as a County Health Commissioner, County Director of Environmental Health, Epidemiologist with the state health department, and as a County Environmental Sanitarian.  

Chuck received his BS in Environmental Health from Cleveland State University in 1976, MA in Health & Safety Education from Kent State University in 1980, and PhD in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in environmental health, at Ohio University in 2010. He is a board certified industrial hygienist; board certified safety professional, and a state and nationally registered sanitarian.  He is a member of numerous professional associations, has published papers, presented professional presentations, and is active in the environmental health, safety, campus and institutional health & safety fields.  Chuck has previously won the NEHA/NSF Sabbatical Exchange Award to the UK.  He has serves on the Executive Committee of the Campus Safety, Health & Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA).  Chuck is a member of the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

RESEARCH/DISSERTATION

Spatial Analysis/GIS applications in West Nile Virus Infected Mosquitoes

 INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

 England and Scotland – IAQ & Institutional EOHS, Universities and District Councils (1994)

Ecuador – Manabi and Loja Provinces, Chagas Disease research team (2007)

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION

 Ohio Mosquito Control Association (OMCA), October 26, 2009, Richfield, OH, “Progress on WNV studies in mosquitoes and environmental factors in Cuyahoga County, OH”.

 Central Ohio Section, American Industrial Hygiene Association, May 31, 2001, Columbus, OH, “The Environmental Health & Safety Aspects of a Historic Barn Renovation”.

 Campus Safety, Health & Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA/National Safety Council) Annual Conference, July 19, 2000, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, “The Environmental Health & Safety Aspects of a Historic Barn Renovation:  Old Horse Barn to Child Care Center”. 

     Central Ohio Section, American Industrial Hygiene Association, February 28, 1995, Columbus, OH, " International Experiences: Health & Safety in Thailand and the U.K”, with Clifford Houk, Ph.D., C.I.H.

 1994 National Environmental Health Association, Annual Educational Conference, June 22, 1994, Ft. Worth, TX, “Environmental Health & Safety Programs at Universities in the United Kingdom”.

Southeast Ohio Sanitarians Association, November 4, 1993, Athens, OH, “School Inspections-Looking Beyond the Traditional!

Central Ohio Section, American Industrial Hygiene Association Meeting, September 28, 1993, Columbus, OH, “An Evaluation of Three Methods of Cleaning Buildings Contaminated with Deteriorated Lead-Based Paint”.

1992 AIHA Leadership Conference, American Industrial Hygiene Association, March 13, 1992, Nashville, TN, “The Ohio Experience - Organizing the Ohio Council of Industrial Hygienists”.

 1991 American Chemical Society Conference, August 28, 1991, New York City, NY, “Safety Education and Training at a University” with Clifford C. Houk, Ph.D. (*).

 1990 Comprehensive School Health Conference, Ohio Dept. of Health & Ohio Dept. of Education, June 21, 1990, Salt Fork State Park, OH,  “School Inspections: Those Things Often Forgotten!”

Ohio Physical Plant Administrators, Quarterly Meeting, May 18, 1990, Athens, OH, “The Regulation of Infectious Waste in Ohio”.

Ohio Environmental Health Association/Ohio Public Health Association, Southeast District Fall Educational Conference, September 27, 1989, Salt Fork State Park, OH, “School Inspections: Those Things Often Forgotten!”

Ashtabula County Industrial Seminar, June 16, 1988, Ashtabula, OH, “Carpel Tunnel Syndrome:  Causes at Work & Prevention”.

 1988 American Industrial Hygiene Conference, May 15-20, 1989, San Francisco, CA,      “Evaluation of an Asbestos Maintenance Procedure” (Poster Session) with Carl Miller, C.I.H. (*) and Thomas J. Powers, USEPA.

 Ninth Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, July, 1986, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, “Hazards in a Photo lab...Cyanide Accidents: A Case Study”, (Poster Session) with Clifford C. Houk, Ph.D. (*).

 56th All-Ohio Safety and Health Congress & Exhibit, May 15, 1986, Cincinnati, OH, “Hazards in a Photography Laboratory... A Cyanide Incident Case Study” with Clifford C. Houk, Ph.D. (*).

 56th All-Ohio Safety and Health Congress & Exhibit, May 14, 1986, Cincinnati, OH,  “Health & Safety in the Visual Arts”.

Ohio Environmental Health Association, Annual Educational Conference, April 17, 1986, Cleveland, OH, “Health Hazards in the Visual Arts”. 

 Ohio Department of Health, State Immunization Staff Conference, September 8, 1982, Kings Island, OH, “Mumps Outbreak in Ashtabula County, Ohio”.

(*) Paper/talk presented by co-author

 

PUBLICATIONS

 Hart, Charles. An Environmental Health & Safety Guide for K-12 School Facility Planning in Ohio, A Web-Based Resource Guide, WorkSafe, Ltd., Athens,OH, Oct., 2001.

 Hart, Charles.  “Ohio Hosts NEHA/CIEH Sabbatical Exchange Award Winner from the United Kingdom”, Ohio Journal of Environmental Health, 50 (4), July/August, 2000.

 Sussell, Aaron, Charles Hart, Deanna Wild, and Kevin Ashley.  “An Evaluation of Worker Lead Exposure and Cleaning Effectiveness During Removal of Deteriorated Lead-Based Paint”, Applied Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, 14 (3), March, 1999.

 Hart, Charles and Lee Scribner.  “Garbage Truck Explosion Following Laboratory Cleanup”.  Ohio Journal of Environmental Health, 41 (6), November/December, 1991.

 Hart, Charles.  “Behind the Scenes with Ohio University, Environmental Health & Safety”.  Ohio Journal of Environmental Health, 39 (6), November/December, 1989.

 Hart Charles.  “Selecting Chemical Protective Gloves Properly in the Lab”.  Journal of Chemical Education, 66 (7), July, 1989.

 Hart, Charles.  “Controlling Noise at a Paper Shredding Operation”.  Ohio Journal of Environmental Health, 38 (2), March/April, 1988.

 Houk, Clifford and Charles Hart. “Hazards in a Photography Lab..... A Cyanide Incident Case Study”.  Journal of Chemical Education, 64 (10), October, 1987.

 Hart, Charles.  “Infectious Waste Handling in Ohio.  A Report on the Ohio Infectious Waste Ad Hoc Advisory Committee.”  Ohio Journal of Environmental Health, 37 (5), May/June, 1987.  (Also reprinted as a feature article in the winter, 1989 NEHA Newsletter.)

 Hart, Charles.  “Art Hazards... A Review for Sanitarians and Hygienists”.  Journal of Environmental Health, 49 (5), March/April, 1987.

 Hart, Charles.  “Controlling Herpes Simplex Infections in Wrestlers”.  Current Topics in Campus Health & Safety, 1 (2), Summer, 1986

 Hart, Charles.  “Community Education:  An Opportunity for Environmental Health”.  Journal of Environmental Health, 43 (5), March/April, 1981.

 Hart, Charles and Donald Manson.  “Staphylococcal Illness at an Easter Meal”.  Ohio Journal of Environmental Health, 35 (2), March/April, 1980.

 Hart, Charles. “Clostridium perfringens Foodborne Illness in Summit County”.          Ohio Journal of Environmental Health, 18 (4), July/August, 1977.

 Hart, Charles and Darryl E. Rowe, Dr.P.H.  “Type E-Clostridium botulinum”.              Ohio Journal of Environmental Health, 17 (4), July/August, 1976.

 

Research Areas
  • EOHS Practice: water, wastewater, solid & hazardous waste
  • Institutional & Workplace EOHS
  • Lab/Biosafety
  • Vector-borne Disease
Affiliations

NEHA

OEHA

AIHA

AAS

ACGIH

ASSE

CSHEMA

ABSA

 

 

Charles Hart, PhD, CIH, CSP, RS
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College of Public Health
Center for Ecology and Natural Resources Sustainability
Lowry Hall
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-6519
chart18@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Spring 2014
  • PH 30006 - 001 Intro To Environ Health / Safety
  • PH 30105 - 001 Water Wastewater Mgmt
Fall 2014
  • PH 30006 - 001 Intro To Environ Health / Safety
  • PH 30101 - 001 Solid And Hazard Waste Mgmt
  • PH 40109 - 001 Laboratory Safety And Hygiene
  • EHS 60195 - 002 St : Lab Safety And Hygiene
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