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Mark Drozdov

Instructor, Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers

Mark Drozdov MS, SSM, FSM, BSI, RSO, CAI, CMA, GPRO, always on the leading edge of best-practice programs development, implementation, and management, successfully built an Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability firm (CES joins BSI) that for over three decades executed a diverse range of notable projects in EHS Testing, HazMat Remediation Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Risk Assessment, Hazards Identification, and Compliance/Training/Certification/Audits.

Mark has conducted numerous presentations/conferences/published (e.g. The Construction Executive and Crain's NY Business on Risk Management) and is a recognized litigation support expert. He’s known for an effective way of dealing with the concerns of Pandemic/PCBs, Asbestos, Lead/Legionella, Mold/Metals, Silica/Safety/Sustainability (P.A.L.M.S.).

Mark Drozdov, envisioned the Program on Standards for Sustainability, Resiliency, Green, Environmental & Health Safety (EHS) and OSHA, that it is extremely successful at The Cooper Union. Mark served as Graduate Curriculum Development Director for Polytechnic University (now NYU) and an Industrial Hygiene Safety Consultant for Long Island Occupational Environmental Health Center at Stony Brook University. Mark has also lectured at Columbia University, CUNY/City & Hunter Colleges and Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT).

Mark is a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHS MS) also served on the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and currently is on Standards Advisory Z10, ISO 45001 & 31000 for AIHA, and is also Gov. Relations Vice-Chair and Chair ASSP NYC Technical Programs. Mark is on the Board of Directors of IICRC and Vice-Chair for the development of Infectious Control Standard and COVID-19 Joint Task Force. Mark also Chaired the CEO Selection Panel with a unanimous election.

Mark has been married for over 30 years and has three adult sons. He enjoys spending time with family, friends, and rescue dog Lola. Mark Drozdov is a recipient of Awards and Commendations, including for his work at “Ground Zero."

Mark Drozdov's CV can be viewed here

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.