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RTP Speakers Bureau

Christopher Mugford

Christopher MugfordChris Mugford is an industrial hygienist working within EPA’s Safety Office in Research Triangle Park, NC. While most laboratory employees at EPA strive to make our environment safer in one way or another, Chris’ job is to ensure that those EPA employees are not exposed or injured while conducting their research. He does this by for assessing, measuring, controlling, and most importantly, preventing exposures and hazards from occurring within the workplace. Chris is also a Lieutenant within the US Public Health Service where he deploys to respond to public health needs domestically and abroad.

Prior to joining EPA, Chris worked as an industrial hygienist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Morgantown, WV and then as a consultant with an engineering and industrial hygiene consulting firm in Boston, MA. Chris earned a BS degree in Community Health and Sustainability and MS degree in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell.

Topic(s) Presentation Audience Duration Availability
  • Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality: Down to Basics

Grades 9-12, College, Community

1 - 2 hours


  • Careers

What is an Industrial Hygienist?

Grades 6-8, 9-12, College

30 minutes - 2 hours



  • Travel is limited to approximately 50 miles out of the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) area. All travel is up to the discretion of the speaker.
  • There is no charge for a speaker.
  • Please submit requests at least 4 weeks in advance.
  • Please limit requests to no more than two speakers per event.
  • If you have a large event and would like to request multiple speakers from EPA, please Contact the Speakers Bureau for assistance.

Confirmation Policy: 
If you need to cancel or reschedule please contact the speakers as soon as possible but no later than 1 week prior to the presentation.