David Breeding

Dr. D. C Breeding is Assistant Director of the Environmental Health and Safety Department. He directs EH&S programs for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and TAMU's Look College of Engineering. He conducts Project Safety Analysis (PSA) to identify hazards and assess risks of research, academic and service projects. Dr. Breeding also oversees the Education and Training function of the EHS Department and chairs the committee identifying critical emerging hazards facing the university. He was formerly Director of Engineering Safety & Security for TEES, a Division Head with TEEX over Environmental & Occupational Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response training, and was Director of the OSHA Training Institute’s Southwest Education Center. He was a tenured Assistant Professor, and has taught at TAMU, WSC, and WCU, and has guest lectured at Yale.

Dr. Breeding is a firm believer in developing professional competency and holds several certifications, including CSP, CHMM, CHCM, RPE, CEHS, RS, REHS, RPIH, CET, CIT, CT. He holds the Ph.D. in Safety Engineering & Environmental Engineering from TAMU; he also holds the MBA in strategy and the economics of regulation from Vanderbilt University, the MS in industrial hygiene and the BS in EH&S from Tennessee. He is certified in Security Vulnerability Assessment and in Threat Risk Assessment for Critical Infrastructure by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and coordinates the university’s permit for research explosives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF).

Dr. Breeding is a prolific writer and has published four books (one of which was used as a text at TAMU) and over 150 technical articles. He has written 300 EH&S training presentations, including “Nanotechnology Safety,” “Writing Standard Operating Procedures,” “Root Cause Analysis,” and “Leadership in Crisis and Uncertainty.”