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Thomas C. J. Drygas
President/Program Manager

Mr. Drygas is an expert in Process Safety Management and Risk Management Planning with 40 years of experience in the areas of environmental, health and safety engineering and risk management. He is nationally recognized as an innovator in developing and implementing comprehensive programs specifically related to Homeland Security.


  • Bachelor of Science with Honors, Chemical Engineering, Newark College of Engineering,
  • Graduate Course Work in Environmental Science/Business Administration, University of Delaware


  • EPA ERTP External Provider Program Training
  • EPA HazWopper Training Instructor
  • Homeland Defense Training for Municipalities
  • Chemical Vulnerability Assessment Training
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (President 2007 to 2009)/Current Member
  • Carolina Air Pollution Control Association, past Board of Directors/Current Member
  • National Fire Protection Association (1999-current)
  • St. Johns County, Florida, Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force (1999-current)
  • Technical Association of the Paper Pulp Industry NFL Chapter (1996-current)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Hazardous Waste Treatment
  • Air Permitting
  • Health and Safety
  • Air Pollution Control
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Process Engineering
  • Environmental Compliance
  • SDS and Label Development (MSDS Conversion)
  • EPA, Compliance, RCRA, TSCA, etc.
  • Training Seminars, Workshops
  • EPA External Provider Training
      Food Safety HACCP & SSOP
  • Vulnerability Assessments

Professional Training:

  1. Homeland Security Training for Local Governments E407 by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency Training Center Feb. 2005
  2. Homeland Security for local government "Train the Trainer" by DHLS Jan. 2005
  3. Homeland Security Comprehensive Assessment Model by National Disaster Preparatory Coalition DHLS Feb. 2005 and FEMA
  4. Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool (VSAT) by EPA May 2003
  5. Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery by FEMA APA Oct. 2004
  6. Vulnerability Assessment and Emergency Response for US EPA and Florida DEP presented by Florida Rural Water Association (2003)
  7. Risk Management Process Safety Management Workshop (TAPPI 1999) (speaker)
  8. HazWoper, 40-hour Technician, and 24 hr. Incident Commander Training (Versar, 1988) (ThermalKEM, 1991 & '92) (annual updates '93-2006
  9. Emergency Mitigation, Duval County Workshop 1999
  10. Environmental Work Shop (AWANA 1998)
  11. Air Pollution Control Symposiums, (CAPCA Spring and Fall, 1990-2003)
  12. EPA Compliance Workshop Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule Oct. 1996
  13. Safety/Health in Chemical Processing (PSM Certifications) (OSHA Institute, Feb. '95)
  14. Paper Pulp Mill Workshop - PSM, Computerized Maintenance Systems (TAPPI '95-'96)
  15. Environmental Auditing Seminar and Workshop (R.M. Hall/D.R. Case, Mar. 1993)
  16. Food Safety Certification (2013)
  17. CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogen Certification (2014)

Summary of Related Experience:

Facilitated the development and implementation of all aspects of RMP and PSM Safety programs for over 75 facilities. Completed 80 air permits for CHEP USA for facilities located throughout the United States, as well as air permits for additional companies. Mr. Drygas completed a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan for the City of Winter Garden including all city departments following FEMA, EPA and State of Florida requirements, and completed Vulnerability Assessment/Emergency Response Plans for the cities of Oviedo, Neptune Beach, Winter Garden, and St. Augustine. Also completed seven Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs) for Geocycle/Holcim, a cement manufacturer located in various parts of the U.S. Additionally, Mr. Drygas has completed six PHA's for chlorine and sulfur dioxide repackaging facilities. He has led teams to develop Vulnerability Assessments and to upgrade Emergency Response Programs per Florida and EPA requirements.

Project Experience:

Mr. Drygas typically facilitates industrial and municipal teams to the successful completion of the individual project. Please see the partial client list below for a sampling of recent clients and tasks achieved.

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