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James Unmack

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An independent consultant and president of Unmack Corporation, James has over 30 years of experience in the field of hygiene and safety compliance. Through his work with the airforce, navy, and Cal/OSHA, he has gained tremendous experience in the areas of environmental health & safety and industrial hygiene.

James has a number of professional accolades, certifications, publications, and recognitions to his credit. Through his company Unmack Corporation, he assists other professionals and clients on matters of occupation and environmental safety, and health.

He is also adept in developing technical and compliance assistance programs that help his clients’ employees enhance productivity, control losses, and achieve regulatory compliance.

Certifications

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist, comprehensive practice, certificate number 1065, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, 6 October 1976.
  • Professional Engineer, certificate number SAF-0864, State of California, Board of Registered Professional Engineers, 13 October 1976.
  • Certified Safety Professional, comprehensive practice, certificate number 6074, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, 1 August 1979.
  • Diplomate in Industrial Hygiene, certificate number 87-10024(2), American Academy of Environmental Engineers, 27 June 1988.
  • Registered Environmental Assessor, registration number REA-03455, State of California, October 1991-1994.

Affiliations and Services

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), full member
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), professional member
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE), diplomate
  • Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA), individual member
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association; Law Committee, 2000; Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee 1986-91, Chairman 1989; Orange County Section President 1999, Board of Directors 1986-91; Southern California Section President 1983, Board of Directors 1978-82
  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists; Southern California Chapter Chairman 1981
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Admissions Committee, 1994-97
  • American Society of Safety Engineers, Long Beach Chapter Vice President, 2000-01
  • Conference Chairman, Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Anaheim, CA, 1984
  • Conference Chairman, Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Torrance, CA, 1986
  • Conference Chairman, Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1990
  • Conference Chairman, American Lung Association Clean Air Conference, Long Beach, CA, 1995
  • Extended Education Advisory Committee, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1989 to present
  • Extension Health and Safety Advisory Committee, UCLA, 1990 to 2002
  • California State University Dominguez Hills, Extension Course Instructor, 1992 to present
  • OSHA Training Institute, Education Center, Region IX, Instructor, 2003 to present
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Extension Course Instructor, 1977 to 2002
  • University of California, Irvine, Extension Course Instructor, 1985 to 1988
  • University of Southern California, Extension Course Instructor, 1975 to 1976
  • USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Lecturer in Bioenvironmental Engineering, 1968 to 1970

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association, Leadership Award, 2003
  • American Society of Safety Engineers, Joseph M. Kaplan Award, March 4, 1997
  • United States Air Force Science Achievement Award, 1969
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1964-1966
  1. “Preventing and Measuring Contamination,” monthly column in Advancing Applications in Contamination Control (A2C2) Magazine. Barbara Kanegsberg & Ed Kanegsberg, 2003
    a. “Live Dirt Part I, Bacteria and Fungi,” May with Jim Unmack
    b. “Live Dirt Part II, Living Contamination,” June with Jim Unmack
  2. Unmack, J.L., Chapter 6.5 Health and Safety, in Handbook for Critical Cleaning, B.F.Kanegsberg, Ed.,CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2000.
  3. Poll, R.M., J.R.S.Moore, R.A.Partilla, J.L.Unmack, “Managing Health and Safety at a Hazardous Waste Site,” American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, California, May 1994.
  4. Unmack, J.L., “Engineering Controls for Worker Exposure at a Hazardous Waste Site,” IT Corporation Health and Safety Technical Exchange Meeting, Boston, June 1992.
  5. McGuigan, F.P., N.C.Hawkins, M.A.Jayjock, M. Madjdinasab, J.L. Unmack, “Occupational Exposure Modeling: An Emerging Area for Industrial Hygienists,” American Industrial Hygiene Conference, Salt Lake City, May 1991.
  6. Unmack, J.L., “Quality Control for Sampling Workplace Exposures,” American Industrial Hygiene Conference, Orlando, May 1990.
  7. Unmack, J.L., “Measurement of the Infiltration Rate in an Interconnected System,” American Industrial Hygiene Association Technical Exchange Meeting, 1985.
  8. Unmack, J.L., “Health Hazards Associated with Space Shuttle Orbiter Processing,” Proceedings of the Aerospace Technology Conference and Exposition, Society of Automotive Engineers, Long Beach, October 1985.
  9. Good, M.R., R.A. Skier, J.L. Unmack, “Hydrogen Chloride Infiltration into the Launch Control Center,” Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, April 1985.
  10. Unmack, Maj. J.L., “A Perspective on the Occupational Exposure to N-Nitrosodimethylamine,” Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, April 1985.
  11. Unmack, Maj. J.L., “The Identification and Toxicology of Freons,” Proceedings of the 15th Annual Symposium on Bioenvironmental Engineering, Brooks AFB, May 1984.
  12. Unmack, J.L., Editor, Industrial Hygiene Technical Manual, State of California, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, December 1983.
  13. Unmack, Capt. J.L., “Freons and Other Asphyxiants,” Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, March 1982.
  14. Unmack, Capt. J.L., “Orbiter Construction: An Overview,” Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, March 1982.
  15. Unmack, Capt. J.L., “Asbestos,” Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, January 1981.
  16. Unmack, Capt. J.L., “Generic Carcinogen Standards,” Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, February 1980.
  17. Unmack, Capt. J.L., “Carbon Dioxide versus Halon in Hand-Held Portable Fire Extinguishers,” Proceedings of the Bioenvironmental Hazards Control Group, Vandenberg AFB, February 1980.
  18. Rock, J.C., J.L. Unmack, “Self-Calibrating Technique for Measurement of Continuous Wave Laser Beam Power Density Distributions,” Aerospace Medicine, 41(10), October 1970.
  19. Air Force Manual 161-8 “Laser Health Hazards Control,” Department of the Air Force, Aerospace Medicine, 1 April 1969.
  20. Unmack, , J. L., “A Time Domain Model of the Heart Rate Pressure Reflex Mechanism,” Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science in electrical engineering in the School of Engineering of the University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, 1966.
  21. Dorf, R. C., J. L. Unmack, “A Comparison of Two Models of the Human Heart Rate Control System,” Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Philadelphia, 1965.
  22. Dorf, R. C., J. L. Unmack, “A Time Domain Model of the Heart Rate Control System,” Proceedings of the 5th Annual San Diego Symposium for Biomedical Engineering, San Diego, 1965.