Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Heather F. Collins, M.S., has joined our firms as a Regulatory Consultant. Ms. Collins has nearly two decades of experience developing, implementing, and managing environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) compliance for global chemical and chemical product companies. Her prodigious skills in developing biocide and pesticide registration and compliance strategies, safety data sheet (SDS) authoring, and dangerous goods management, coupled with her keen awareness of the financial and temporal pressures of the marketplace will make her an excellent resource for clients seeking a competitive edge in their compliance management. Ms. Collins holds a Master’s degree in Science in Environmental Science and Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biochemistry from Duquesne University.
Ms. Collins has substantial experience in federal, state, and international chemical regulatory and legislative issues, including the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) including compliant SDSs, and the transport of dangerous goods. Her knowledge of the hazard evaluation process will enable her to assist clients efficiently and comprehensively to submit health and safety information to ensure that products are suitable for the intended registered application, and that customers use the products effectively. In addition, she has an extensive background in project management and has established multiple regulatory compliance training programs for companies.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C and President of Acta, commented regarding the appointment: “We are gratified that our significant search for a new FIFRA expert has brought Heather to us. Heather’s impressive skill set is a perfect match for our organizations and we could not be happier to welcome Heather to our team.”
Prior to joining B&C and Acta, Ms. Collins held senior positions at Lanxess Corporation and Weatherford International, and provided EH&S services to a wide variety of industrial clients as a consultant.