As a Project Consultant at Colden, Doug Fallon specializes in industrial hygiene, health and safety auditing, and safety program development. Doug works out of Washington, DC and comes to Colden following six years of government service as an industrial hygienist, aiding the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, and Smithsonian Institution. He is well versed in occupational hazards and associated controls within numerous industries including the maritime, law enforcement, aviation, healthcare, and manufacturing fields.
Doug holds a Master of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in occupational and environmental hygiene. His capstone project focused on evaluating the effectiveness and hazards of a novel decontamination technique for natural history collections at the Smithsonian Institution. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine and Environmental Science from the United States Coast Guard Academy, graduating with honors.
Doug served as a military officer in the United States Coast Guard for over ten years. He provided contingency planning and emergency management for multiple natural disasters and homeland security events, including presidential security details, U.S. Navy Fleet Weeks, and Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma (all 2017). As a Regional Safety and Environmental Health Director, he provided environmental health, safety, emergency response, and industrial hygiene support to 124 Coast Guard facilities and 5,000+ employees across five Gulf coast states. During this time, he earned an appreciation for the employee and community hazards associated with shipyards and the maritime cargo industry. As an Industrial Hygiene Program Office Manager during the COVID-19 pandemic, he gained extensive experience in training and program development for control of biological hazards like SARS-CoV-2.
Mr. Fallon is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and an active member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
When not at work, Doug enjoys hiking, canoeing, motorcycling, and exploring the monuments and museums of Washington, DC with his family.