Jacob Persky, MPH, CIH
Jacob Persky has over 20 years of experience as an industrial hygienist and environmental consultant. He has a broad-based knowledge of exposure assessment and exposure reconstruction principles, which he applies within the paradigm of risk analysis. Mr. Persky holds a Master of Public Health degree from Benedictine University and a B.S. degree in Bioengineering from University of Illinois. He is a board certified Industrial Hygienist and holds multiple professional licenses for asbestos and lead in Illinois and Indiana.
Mr. Persky integrates current and evolving methodologies and tools into his practice, including mathematical modeling, Bayesian statistics and stochastic analysis to consider uncertainty in decision-making processes. He has consulted on high-stakes projects, which underpin the foundation of risk-based decisions made by multinational companies in the fields of semi-conductor manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, railroading, healthcare, facilities management and oil and gas, among others. His projects have taken him throughout the US and abroad, including Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Mexico.
Projects included statistical analysis of historical industrial hygiene data to derive complex exposure profiles for electronics manufacturing workers and elucidate the validity of claimed adverse health impacts. The reconstruction of historical tradesman exposures to asbestos in a field study using historically accurate tools and techniques to inform knowledge gaps in the current scientific literature. Synthesizing product test data, building construction and ventilation properties, and exposure assessment modeling regarding benzene. The assessment of exposure pathways, identification of probable sources of Legionella bacteria exposure, and implementation of control measures in response to cases of Legionnaire’s disease at facilities with susceptible populations or water systems with elevated risk characteristics.