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Salvatore  R. DiNardi, PhD, CIH, FAIHA

Title: Co Investigator, Validating Triage for Chemical Mass Casualty Incidents
College of Nursing
E-mail: sdinardi@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-9647
Fax: 803-777-5561
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University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 606
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States

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Background

Dr. DiNardi is a Co-Investigator on the CON NIH Grant Validating Triage for Chemical Mass Casualty Incidents. He is Professor and Chairperson Emeritus of the Environmental Health Sciences Department in the School of Public Health hand Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. DiNardi is Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), a Diplomate of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and a Fellow in the American Industrial Hygiene Association. 

Dr. DiNardi’s PhD is in Chemical Physics and he applies his knowledge and expertise to anticipate, recognize evaluate and control chemicals that pose a potential health hazard to first responders and first receivers. He also assists the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the recognition of hazards in the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) charged with demilitarizing the United States remaining stockpile of chemical warfare agents.

Teaching 

During his 35+ years at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. DiNardi taught courses in occupational hygiene and the science of terrorism including chemical, biological, radiological, and environmental casualties.

Research (Concept Areas) 

Dr. DiNardi's research and publications are in the areas of occupation and environmental health, sampling and analysis in the occupational and nuclear submarine environments.

Dissemination 

Dr. DiNardi has published more than 40 articles in journals of environmental health, industrial hygiene, and chemistry. John Wiley publishes his book “Calculation Methods for Industrial Hygiene." He is the Editor of the first and second edition of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s best-selling reference book “The Occupational Environment -- Its Evaluation, Control, and Management.” He is co-author of “A Glossary of Occupational Hygiene Terms,” also published by the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Professional Service 

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist
  • United States Navy Submarine Atmosphere Advisory Board
  • Naval Submarine League
  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene (AAIH)
  • Federal Occupational Health and the CDC, Chemical Weapon Demilitarization at Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternative (ACWA) sites, CDC Atlanta, GA
  • CDC Chemical Agent Demilitarization Expert Panel, Atlanta, GA
  • Women in Submarines Advisory Panel, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, Submarine Base New London, Groton, CT
  • USS Hawaii, USS Texas, USS North Carolina Submarine Atmospheric Sea Trial Advisory Group, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED-21), Washington DC

Professional Practice 

Dr. DiNardi has designed and implemented indoor air quality surveys to recognize evaluate and control the sources of building related illness in the non-industrial workplace, and nuclear submarines.  He has completed indoor air quality surveys in over ten million square feet of industrial/commercial spaces.  He provides solutions to these epidemics and training and advice on the subject for workers, supervisors, and managers in many Fortune 500 companies and smaller companies and health care institutions. 

Consulting Experience -- U.S. Navy Submarine Fleet

  • Principal Occupational Hygiene Scientific Expert
  • Leidos, Contractor as principal scientific advisor, Submarine Atmosphere Health Assessment Program, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, Groton, CT
  • McKean Defense Group, NAVSEA Philadelphia, PA
  • SAIC, Contractor as principal scientific advisor, Submarine Atmosphere Health Assessment Program, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, Groton, CT
  • Long-term Low Level Chemical and Biological Weapons Detection
  • Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC
  • GEO-CENTERS Inc. Contractor as principal scientific advisor, Submarine Atmosphere Health Assessment Program, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, Groton, CT
  • Closed Living Space Environmental Concerns Working Group, U.S. Navy, Bureau of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Adjunct Professor, US Navy Undersea Medical Institute, Groton, CT

Research Studies (Selected)

  • Long-term low level chemical weapons detection.
  • Nuclear Submarine Atmosphere Health Assessment Program.
  • Evaluating waste reduction technologies and worker exposure.
  • Developing ventilation design parameters for radon mitigation systems.
  • Measuring Respirable Suspended Particles in the Indoor Environment.
  • Exposure assessment modeling in traditional and non-traditional work places.
  • Sampling and analysis for air pollutants in the indoor environment formaldehyde VOCs, PAHs, environmental tobacco smoke and respirable suspended particles.
  • Characterization of hydrocarbons in particulate emissions from residential coal and wood heaters.
  • Sampling/analysis of chlorinated hydrocarbons in water supplies and landfill leachate.
  • Developed a sampling and analysis protocol for lead in maple syrup.
  • Air sampling and analysis protocol for ethylene oxide gas in the workplace.
  • Analytical procedures to measure the mercury levels in fossil fuels.

Publications (Selected) 

  • The Occupational Environment its Evaluation, Control, and Management - Textbook and CD  American Industrial Hygiene Association edition of the NIOSH book: Industrial Environment its Evaluation and Control. (1336 pages) Second Edition, September 2003. ISBN: 1-931504-43-1.
  • Glossary of Occupational Hygiene Terms, Edited by Salvatore R. DiNardi and William E. Luttrell. A single source for precise, detailed definitions for anyone studying or practicing occupational hygiene. American Industrial Hygiene Association Press. December 2000.  ISBN 0-932629-07-X.
  • The Occupational Environment its Evaluation and Control, Instructor’s Guide, A fifty chapter Instructor’s Guide to accompany The American Industrial Hygiene Association edition of the NIOSH book: Industrial Environment its Evaluation and Control. (400+ pages and 1500+ PowerPoint slides on CD-ROM). March 1998.
  • The Occupational Environment its Evaluation and Control - CD Edition. American Industrial Hygiene Association: November 2000. ISBN: 0-932627-08-6.
  • The Occupational Environment its Evaluation and Control- Textbook Edition, American Industrial Hygiene Association edition of the NIOSH book: Industrial Environment its Evaluation and Control. (1365 pages) November 1997. ISBN: 0-932627-82-X.
  • Calculation Methods for Industrial Hygiene, A 277+ page textbook on chemical and physical calculation techniques in industrial hygiene and air pollution. Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold March 1995. Reprinted by John Wiley and Sons  ISBN 0-442-01821-5.
  • Air Pollution and Lung Disease in Adults, Edited by Witorsch, P. and Spagnolo, S.V., CRC Press. Chapter One Exposure and Environmental Characterization, S. R. DiNardi pages 1 - 17 October 1994.