Diane Trainor, Ph.D., CHCM

Diane Trainor Ph.D., CHCM

Certified Hazard Control Manager & Workplace Safety Expert

Dr. Trainor is an expert in the fields of Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health and Occupational Ergonomics. Her casework frequently involves investigations into workplace mishaps, repetitive motion injuries, chemical exposures, and human factors aspects of the workplace. She holds a Ph.D. in Occupational Ergonomics and an M.A. in Occupational Safety and Health from New York University.

Dr. Trainor has a long career as a consultant in her fields of expertise. Earlier in her career, she served as the Director of the NYC Office of Occupational Safety and Health. Her duties included supervising a team of 20 occupational safety and health professionals responsible for the safety and health of all uniformed services, i.e. police, fire, corrections, sanitation, etc. Dr. Trainor also managed a group of environmental scientists at AIG Consultants, Inc. whose primary responsibility was to inspect facilities seeking environmental liability insurance. More recently, Dr. Trainor consulted for Graphic Environmental, a consulting company with primary emphasis on the printing industry.

For over 40 years, Dr. Trainor has been teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Ergonomics, and Forensic Science. In 2004, Dr. Trainor developed a program designed to train students to work in the oil and gas industry as process technicians. She also served as a member of the National Science Foundation to develop national standards for the training of process operators.

Dr. Trainor is actively involved in a litany of professional organizations, has developed national standards for workplace safety, and has also served as an environmental advisor for an international company providing ISO accreditations.


Dr. Trainor’s expertise is relevant to a broad range of investigations related to occupational safety and health, hazardous materials, ergonomic concerns, and indoor air quality exposures. Topics representative of her casework include:

  • Workplace injuries & chemical exposures
  • Environmental contaminations
  • Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Mold evaluations
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Environmental noise & audible alarms
  • Residential lead abatement & child exposures
  • Pesticide exposures
  • Development of employee training programs