Mark Griffon was nominated by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in March 2010 and confirmed by the Senate in June 2010. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Griffon served as a member of the Federal Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health which was appointed by the president to advise the Department of Health and Human Services on occupational illness and compensation policy.
Mr. Griffon’s career has included work in academia, the public sector, and the private sector. His career began in the private sector as a chemist where he was responsible for large clean-up contracts at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and Brookhaven National Labs. He worked at the University of Massachusetts Lowell to develop and deliver hazardous waste training for clean-up workers and emergency responders in the New England region. He also worked for the Toxics Use Reduction Institute in Massachusetts where he developed and delivered professional training for reducing the use of toxic chemicals within industry.
From 1987 to 2010, Mr. Griffon ran a consulting firm. He assisted the United Steelworkers in resolving several issues regarding health physics and industrial hygiene at Department of Energy (DOE) Weapons Complex sites. His consulting work also included conducting exposure assessments in support of medical screening programs at sites including the Idaho and Brookhaven National Labs.
Mr. Griffon has a B.S. in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in Radiological Sciences from University of Massachusetts Lowell.