Richard Gleason is Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington, where he taught ENV 460/560 (Occupational Safety Management), ENVH 453 (Industrial Hygiene) and ENVH 462/562 (Technical Aspects of Industrial Safety). He is also a graduate of the MS in Industrial Hygiene program at DEOHS.
Mr. Gleason worked for Federal OSHA and State L & I DOSH WISHA as an inspector for 13 years. He taught at the University of Washington for 26 years. He also assisted the University of Washington Pacific Northwest OSHA Training center and provided services to Region 10 comprising Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
Mr. Gleason also assisted in third-party liability cases as an expert witness in construction, general industry and maritime safety cases. After the cases were settled, he used the information (without the names of the establishments) as real-world case histories in his courses.