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History

Aurora Industrial Hygiene, Inc. was formed in 1996 by a group of professionals to respond to the needs of the environmental community with highly trained and experienced industrial hygienists and safety professionals.  Aurora’s clients and work product have rapidly expanded since that time.

Mission

Aurora’s mission is to provide the highest quality industrial hygiene services to each of its customers through professional excellence, qualified staff, organized training, and proven field experience.

Staff Qualifications

Aurora’s personnel resources include Certified Industrial Hygienists, Certified Asbestos and Lead Consultants (CACs), CDPH inspector/risk assessors, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP), Certified Microbial Consultants (CMCs), and professional engineers, all of whom have extensive experience and are licensed and certified by federal, state, and local agencies. Each professional member of Aurora has over 20 years experience in their career field. Each field industrial hygienist has at least five years experience. See more about Aurora Industrial Hygiene’s certifications.

Karen Shockley, CIH, CAC, CDPH Certified

President

Karen Shockley has been practicing industrial hygiene for over 20 years. She began her career as an Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineer, where she and her staff of 14 were responsible for industrial hygiene, radiation safety, and drinking water monitoring for a large Air Force installation with a population over 10,000 personnel.  She has experience in diverse industrial hygiene projects, including asbestos and lead assessments, remediation oversight (asbestos, lead, mold, and other hazardous materials), chemical exposure assessments, indoor air quality evaluations, and OSHA compliance audits. Other experience includes wildfire response (air monitoring), community outreach seminars with employees and neighboring businesses, noise exposure assessments, health and safety plan review, and contractor specification preparation. She manages the San Diego office of Aurora Industrial Hygiene.

Professional Affiliations

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Former Chairman of the AIHA Continuing Education Committee
Current Officer for the San Diego Local Section, AIHA
Diplomat, American Academy of Industrial Hygiene

Working with Clients to Assure a Healthy Working Environment

Check out this video to see how Aurora can help businesses with their indoor air quality.

 

Grace M. Rinck, CIH, CAC, CDPH Certified

Vice-President

Grace Rinck has been practicing industrial hygiene for over 20 years. Her experience includes developing compliance programs, conducting indoor air quality investigations, writing health and safety programs and specifications, inspecting and evaluating construction and hazardous material projects, and overseeing both large scale and small scale remediation projects. She writes and reviews technical specifications for asbestos, lead and environmental mitigation projects. She was on the advisory board for the Los Angeles Section of the American Indoor Air Quality Council (AmIAQ) from 2005-2010. As a University of California Extension Program Instructor, she received an outstanding instructor award.  She has also written and taught training courses in environmental hazards and asbestos. As a former teacher, she has a reputation of providing in depth training classes that are specific to the client’s needs and has been praised for her outstanding abilities in the classroom. With extensive experience in risk communication, she’s able to skillfully handle potentially adversarial situations. She manages the South Pasadena office of Aurora Industrial Hygiene.

Professional Affiliations

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Diplomat, American Academy of Industrial Hygiene
American IAQ Council: Member and Advisor

Josh C. Senter, CIH

Senior Occupational Safety and Health Consultant

Josh Senter has been practicing industrial hygiene since 1977. He has lectured on his industrial hygiene experience during the BP Gulf oil spill, as well as the medical aspects of chemical, biological and radiological warfare agents for industrial hygienists and safety professionals. Following increasingly responsible  leadership roles in industrial hygiene for U.S. Naval medical facilities, including service as a member of the Navy Medical Inspector General teams, he served as Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Environmental Team Leader for the Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit in San Diego. He developed occupational safety and health plans and provided support to the Boeing 787 project, including fall protection programs, and evaluation of general safety plans as they related to confined space entry, personal protective equipment, sight and respiratory protection programs.

Professional Affiliations

Diplomat, American Board of Industrial Hygiene
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Former President, President, Navy Industrial Hygiene Association

Christine Springer, MPH, CIH, CAC

Lead Inspector/Assessor

Christine has been an ABIH Certified Industrial Hygienist since 1993, with expertise in California OSHA regulations, a track record in ergonomic injury and incident reduction, as well as results in safety program management and development.  Her specialties include worker industrial hygiene, environmental exposure evaluation and management including chemical exposure and noise, indoor air quality and mold surveys for residential and businesses, and ergonomic evaluations and recommendations. She has certifications as a California Certified Asbestos Consultant and California Certified Lead Inspector/Assessor.