Instructor's Summary

Mr. Robert Acker

Mr. Robert Acker, MSc, BSc, CIH, CSP, CPH, is a Senior Industrial Hygiene Consultant with over 35 years of extensive experience within the Oil, Gas, Refinery and Petrochemical industries. His expertise includes Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Hygiene, Hazardous Substances, Risk Assessment, Thermal Environment, Noise, Asbestos and other Fibres, Ergonomics, Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, Toxicology, Biostatistics, Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation, NORM, Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Awareness, Laboratory Analytical Methods, Direct-Reading Instrumentation (photo-ionizing, multi-gas, colorimetric, combustible gas), Vibration, Light Energy, Biological Exposure Indices and Magnetic Fields.  He is also well-versed in Construction Safety (STOP), Welding Safety, Risk Management, Incident Command System (ICS), HAZWOPER, HAZMAT, Oil and Chemical Spill Response, Pollution Response, Emergency Response, Chemical Exposure Awareness, Occupational Health Management, Quality Management, Environmental Management, Port Waterways Management, Hazardous Energy Management, Maritime Security, Transportation Security, Indoor Quality Assessment, Air Monitoring, Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry, Benzene, Hearing Protection, Respiratory Protection, Back Injury, Heat Stress, Hazard Investigation, Accident & Incident Investigation & Prevention, Fire Prevention, Contingency Planning and Marine Casualty Investigation.


Mr. Acker he has acquired his thorough and practical experience with various international companies and universities encompassing different aspects of industrial hygiene, safety, security, risk assessment and environmental engineering services to American Ship Management, PENRECO, Cooper Industries, Houston Fuel Oil, Enterprise Pipeline Company, ARAMCO and many more as the Professional Responder, Consultant, Director, Senior Manager, President, Port Operations and Investigations Chief, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Technical Advisor, Lead Instructor, Task Force Leader/Industrial Hygienist and Safety Trainer, Supervisor, Inspector and Engineering Officer.


Mr. Acker has a Master degree in Industrial Hygiene & Safety and Environmental Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University (USA) and a Bachelor degree in Management from the US Coast Guard Academy. Further, he is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) from the Board of American Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), a Certified Instructor/Trainer, Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and a Certified Public Health Professional (CPH) from the National Board of Public Health Professionals (USA). Furthermore, he is also a Professional Continuity Practitioner Level 1, Business Continuity Trainer and a Community Emergency Response Trainer from the Emergency Response Institute (USA) and a Legacy Trainer of ICS Levels 100-400, HAZWOPER, OSHA 5402 and many others.