Robert Klein


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Occupational Health & Environmental Medicine Program


Rob Klein is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with over three decades of experience in the allied environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) fields. He received his M.S. in Occupational and Environmental Health from the City University of New York. Most of his professional career has been with R&D, educational, and healthcare facilities. Rob is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, and has published numerous applied EH&S studies. In addition to his role as a Lecturer at Yale OEMP, Rob is also the Principal of Coastal Safety, LLC, a consultancy focused on providing innovative and effective solutions to complex health and safety challenges.

Education & Training

MS City University of New York, Envi & Occ Health (1990)
BA SUNY Purchase, Envi Sciences (1983)

Honors & Recognition

  • Best Paper Award of Year (for: Klein, King and Castagna 2014)American Industrial Hygiene Association (2015)

  • Schuster Award for Outstanding MS ThesisCity University of New York (1990)

  • Honors ThesisSUNY College at Purchase (1983)

Professional Service

  • Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair (2015 - Present) Reviewer

  • National Laboratory Ventilation Committee (2013 - 2015) UC Center for Laboratory Safety working committee on laboratory ventilation

  • National Fire Protection Association (2010 - 2014) Technical Committee 45 - Laboratories Using Chemicals

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