Environmental Health and Safety Team

Dan O'MalleyDan O’Malley – Manager-Environmental Health & Safety Group
412.788.1300 x 138, domalley@kta.com

Dan O’Malley is the Manager of the EH&S Group for KTA where he has been employed for over 23 years. In this position, Dan serves EH&S clients by reviewing/developing safety and health programs, reviewing contractor submittal packages, preparing proposals, developing specifications for removal of coatings containing lead and other toxic metals, performing ambient air monitoring activities (i.e., site evaluation), scheduling staff and consulting on industrial hygiene and safety issues. Dan is an SSPC C-3 Supervisor/Competent Person for Industrial Deleading Projects (and is a licensed instructor for this course and the C-5 refresher course), and has assisted numerous industrial painting contractors and shop facilities in obtaining SSPC QP-1, QP-2, and QP-3 certification. He has conducted air quality monitoring for toxic metals, solvents, asbestos, and other hazardous materials and has served as on-site industrial hygienist on lead paint removal projects. Dan has also conducted industrial hygiene surveys for insurance companies and waste treatment, industrial and manufacturing facilities. Mr. O’Malley also serves as the Client Advocate for the Professional Services Business Unit. Dan holds a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University.| Contact Me

Leah K. Tipton, DrPH – Environmental Health and Safety Project Manager
412.788.1300 x 222, ltipton@kta.com

Dr. Leah Tipton is a Project Manager for KTA’s Environmental, Health and Safety Department. Dr. Tipton is responsible for developing health and safety programs, writing specifications for lead paint removal projects, reviewing submittal, conducting ambient and worker air monitoring exposure assessments, developing proposals, and managing and delivering projects. Leah enjoys building and maintaining long-term relationships with clients. She brought a strong educational background and prior experience to her role with KTA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2008 from Saint Vincent College as well as a Master of Public Health (MPH) in August 2012 and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in April 2015, both in environmental and occupational health from the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. Her previous work primarily focused on contributing to the design and execution of air quality studies, including indoor, outdoor, and personal monitoring campaigns. Mostly recently Dr. Tipton worked as a health scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Morgantown, West Virginia where she contributed to the design, measurement and evaluation of various occupational exposures in a variety of workplaces. In addition, she has conducted experiments to evaluate methods and technologies used to assess occupational exposures. | Contact Me

Christopher Peightal, CSP – Corporate Health and Safety Officer
412-788-1300 x 219, cpeightal@kta.com

Christopher Peightal is the Corporate Health and Safety Officer for KTA-Tator, Inc. In this role, Mr. Peightal has the responsibility to both internal and external clients. Internal responsibilities include managing the development and compliance of corporate safety and health programs, reducing internal incident rates through consulting support/training of all KTA employees, developing safety and health content for on-line training offerings, completing client safety qualification forms, rebranding KTA’s safety culture, and acting as a safety and health resource for KTA’s business units. For external clients, his duties include providing a wide variety of safety and health-related training courses, performing site safety audits, and developing safety and health programs. Mr. Peightal is a Certified Safety Professional with over 10 years of safety-related experience in the construction industry, and is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Mr. Peightal is the Chairman of the SSPC committee C.5.6 for the review and update of SSPC-Guide 17, “Guide to Developing a Safety Program for Industrial Painting Contractors,” and SSPC-PA Guide 10, “Guide to Safety and Health Requirements for Industrial Painting Projects.”

Prior to joining KTA, Mr. Peightal served as a Safety Professional in heavy civil construction, wastewater treatment, natural gas processing, and welding/fabrication facilities where he developed safety and health programs, developed and conducted training programs, identified workplace safety hazards through job safety analyses, conducted safety audits, performed investigations, root cause analysis, and provided methods of mitigation as warranted. He also previously served as a Regional Safety Manager in the Commercial Construction Industry. In this position, he managed 11 division-level safety programs, managed the workers’ compensation program, and monitored the safety committee’s progress in addition to other responsibilities. | Contact Me

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