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Don Ewert

Product Stewardship & Business Development Lead

Don Ewert is a consulting specialist in the complex science of Product Stewardship and oversees GHS/HazCom/WHIMS support services for RJ Lee Group. He has practiced in the field of Industrial Hygiene and Safety for more than 30 years and possesses both an educational background and career expertise in Toxicology, Epidemiology and Medical Management. Professionally, Don has served as Corporate EH&S Manager for numerous Fortune 500 companies and as both industry liaison to Pinnacol Assurance and as Research Scholar in the Center for Environmental Toxicology and Technology at Colorado State University. He is currently recognized as a peer-reviewed, full member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Society of Toxicology and the Occupational Toxicology Roundtable. Highlights of Don’s service work include Product Characterization to fulfill SDS Section 9 requirements, specialized analysis to assess bioavailability of hazardous ingredients and to provide hazard inversion of Safety Data Sheet classifications, Prop-65 release studies in preparation for filing of OEHHA Safe-Use-Determinations and regulatory/scientific support for materials and products currently in commerce and distribution. Together with the team of professionals which RJ Lee Group has to offer, Don oversees GHS support services on both an international basis and across every language.

Mr. Ewert’s Industrial Hygiene expertise is comprehensive with international recognition for the creation of leading-edge OEHS programs, including development of occupational health banding systems, OEHS audit processes, quantitative validation of high level containment systems including engineering controls and the conduct of toxic and highly complex exposure assessments. During his well-established career, including the period in which he served as professional consultant and principal of HTI Laboratories, Don developed hundreds of client-specific OEHS management systems and supervised a wide range of occupational and environmental remediation projects involving industrial, commercial, and governmental installations.

As a senior career professional, Don has either participated in or had his work become the basis for both, international guidance and major laws involving a wide range of OEHS issues. As a frequent presenter on Product Stewardship and the Occupational Environmental Health and Safety Life Cycle, he has organized advanced training programs, taken part in a number of international forums, and served as contributing expert to hundreds of professional development meetings. More recently, he received AIHA’s highest award for project excellence and serves as past chair of the Nanotechnology Working Group. His research findings are available in peer-reviewed journals and his OEHS program outreach is published across a wide range of multimedia formats including webinars, magazines, and books. Mr. Ewert has also served as expert witness, testifying in a number of litigation cases involving toxic chemical exposures and property tort as well as personal injury claims.


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Education History

  1. 1996 - 1998

    Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology

    Colorado State University
  2. 1986

    B.S., Chemistry

    North Dakota State University
  3. 1980 - 1986

    Business Administration & Biochemistry

    North Dakota State University

Professional Experience

  1. 2014 - Present
    Industrial Hygienist - Occupational Health Services
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  2. 2010 - 2014
    Vice President - Field Services
    nanoTox / Nano Risk Assessment
  3. 2007 - 2012
    Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Manager
    OSO Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing LLC
  4. 2006 - 2007
    Environmental Health & Safety Manager
    NanoProducts Corporation
  5. 2005 - 2006
    Environmental Health & Safety Manager
    Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging
  6. 2004 - 2005
    Environmental Health & Safety Manager
    Armstrong World Industries - Cabinet Products
  7. 2001 - 2006
    Environmental Health & Safety Manager; Chief Operating Officer; VP Business Operations & General Manager
    Assiniboine and Sioux Tribal Manufacturing
  8. 2000 - 2003
    Corporate Safety Officer - Risk Manager; Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
    Mountain Vista Builders / Colorado Commercial Construction, Inc.
  9. 1996 - 1998
    Research Scholar & Graduate Student
    Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Toxicology and Technology
  10. 1986 - 2000
    Senior Industrial Hygienist; President & CEO
    HTI Laboratories & Industrial Consultants; Ewert Environmental

Memberships & Awards

  • Past-Chair
    American Industrial Hygiene Association's Nanotechnology Working Group
  • Founder
    nanoTox Academy
  • Full Member
    Society of Toxicology
  • Full Member
    American Society of Safety Professionals
  • Full Member
    Occupational Toxicology Roundtable
  • Full Member
    American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Certificates
    10, 40, & 80-Hour Safety and Hazardous Materials Handling & Management Certificates (HAZWOPR)
  • Lead Course Instructor
    USEPA/USOSHA Environmental Certificate Training & Licensing
  • 6-Sigma White Belt Certification
    More Stream University; Catalent Pharma Solutions, LLC
  • Elected Chairmen
    NDSU Board of Student Publications & Graduate Research Council
  • Elected Chairmen
    NDSU Student Graduate Council and Student Senate Appointments Review Board
  • Industry Representative
    NDSCS, Science Technology Advisory Committee
  • GC Representative
    Home Builders Assocation of Denver, Safety Committee
  • GC Representative
    Pinnacle Assurance/Worker's Compensation, Northern CO Safety Committee
  • Competitive Award
    Western States Sales Leadership Award; 3M Office Products
  • Competitive Award
    Lead Dealership Sales Agent; Ford Motor Company