Tom Oliver – CIEC
With 13 years of experience, Tom’s goal has always been to provide common sense based EH&S consulting with a measure of personal investment in the success of his client’s projects. His extensive experience with asbestos, lead-based paint and air quality makes him the perfect person to help prevent harmful exposure to everyone’s loved ones.
Each past experience contributes to our now…Here’s how Tom got here…
Opened the 2nd Apex office in North Augusta, South Carolina
On Time & On Budget
Successfully completed the Michelin North America asbestos abatement project on time and within the budget
Apex Environmental Management, Inc. was founded by Tom & Rebecca
Multi-Millions in Asbestos
Promoted to Project Manager to oversee a long term, multi-million dollar asbestos abatement project at Michelin North America manufacturing facilities
IH and EH Consulting
Began my industrial hygiene, environmental & safety consulting career
What inspired you to start Apex?
We started Apex because I knew I could primarily focus on providing quality service on the project I am involved with and be able to help my clients to the best of my ability instead of worrying about the pressures of going over budget or spending too much time on a project.
What’s Your Safety Story?
When I was in college there was some old vinyl flooring in the place I was living at that was in really bad shape and needed to be replaced. After calling around to different flooring contractors it sounded like the old and damaged flooring would be a problem and would have to be removed before any new vinyl flooring could be laid down. After realizing I could save money if I took the old flooring out the decision was obvious. I needed to recruit help and rip out that old floor. After my roommate and I were finished ripping out the old vinyl flooring and the contractor arrived he asked us if the flooring and mastic had been tested for asbestos. We did not have the old vinyl flooring and mastic tested for asbestos before we ripped it up. We thought nothing of it and asbestos had never entered our minds. Were we unknowingly exposed to asbestos?