Dr. Dale Krageschmidt

Director of Safety and Security, Mayo Clinic
Adjunct Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Adjunct Instructor, East Carolina University
Associate Lecturer
Operations and Management Department
College of Management

Office: 265 Jarvis Hall-Technology Wing
Phone: 715-232-1251
Email: krageschmidtd@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

I am currently the Director of Safety and Security for Mayo Clinic’s Southwest Wisconsin Region which includes hospitals and clinics in SW Wisconsin, SE Minnesota and NE Iowa . I am also an adjunct faculty member at East Carolina University, teaching in the Master of Occupational Safety Program and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Stout, teaching in the Risk Management Program. From September 1997 through July 2006, I taught at the University of Minnesota Duluth where I achieved the rank of associate professor with tenure in the Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering’s Master of Environmental Health and Safety Program. Prior to teaching, I had 18 years of industry and consulting experience in industrial hygiene, safety and environmental engineering. I also have two years of laboratory experience in pathology at Washington State University.

Education

    • Ph D Environmental Engineering
    • Columbia Southern University
    • 1998
    • MS Environmental Engineering
    • Columbia Southern University
    • 1996
    • BA Chemistry
    • Whitworth College
    • 1983
    • ABT Master of Applied Behavioral Science; Management & Supervision Program
    • Whitworth College
    • 1983
    • BS Biology
    • Washington State University
    • 1976

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH):
  • Small Business Management Program Certificate: Central Oregon Community College

Courses Taught

  • BIO-720 Tox Effects in Humans
  • RC-720 Occupational Toxicology
  • RC-796A Industrial Hygiene
  • RC-796B Indus Hygiene Instrumentation

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Operations and Management
    • Adjunct Instructor
    • September 2011 - Present
    • East Carolina University, Deptartment of Occupational Safety
    • Adjunct Instructor
    • January 2009 - Present
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Master of Environmental Health & Safety Program
    • Associate Professor (tenured)
    • 1998 - 2006
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Toxicology
    • Adjunct Faculty
    • 2003
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Chemical Engineering
    • Adjunct Faculty
    • 1997 - 1999
    • Lake Superior College
    • Full-time Instructor (tenured)
    • 1995 - 1998
    • Washington State University, Department of Veterinary Pathology
    • Laboratory Technician
    • 1976 - 1977

Industry

  • Mayo Clinic
    • Director of Safety and Security
    • December 2013 - Present
  • Mayo Clinic
    • Industrial Hygienist
    • August 2006 - December 2013
  • MJ Environmental, Inc.
    • Environmental Engineer, Project Manager and Industrial Hygienist
    • 1995 - 1996
  • OSI Environmental, Inc.
    • Regional Manager
    • 1993 - 1995
  • OHM Corporation
    • Project Manager
    • 1992 - 1993
  • Century West Engineering
    • Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer and Chemical Laboratory Manager
    • 1992
  • NAC Environmental Consultants
    • Owner and Manager
    • 1988 - 1992
  • Century West Engineering
    • Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer and Chemical Laboratory Manager
    • 1985 - 1988
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation
    • Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, and Chemical Laboratory Mgr.
    • 1978 - 1985

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Nagpal, A., Wentink, J. E., Aronhalt, K. C., Wright, A. J., & Krageschmidt, D., (2014). A Cluster of Mycobacterium wolinskyi Surgical Site Infections at an Academic Medical Center. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
    • Krageschmidt, D., Kubly, M. C., & Browning, M. S., (2014). A Comprehensive Water Management Program for Multicampus Healthcare Facilities. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology , 35(5
    • Nesbitt, J. C., Krageschmidt, D., & Blanco, M. C., (2013). A Novel Approach to Scavenging Anesthetic Gases in Rodent Surgery. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health , 10(9
    • Koep, T. H., & Krageschmidt, D., (2013). Predictors of Indoor absolute Humidity and Estimated Effects on Influenza Virus in Grade Schools. BMC Infectious Diseases , 13(71
    • Sittig, S. E., Nesbitt, J. C., Krageschmidt, D., & Sobczak, S. C., (2011). Noise Levels in a Neonatal Transport Incubator in Medical Aircraft. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology , 74-76)
    • Xu, X., & Krageschmidt, D., (2004). Multicultural Health, Safety & Environmental Management: A Challenge or an Opportunity. Journal of the Semiconductor Environmental Safety & Health Association
    • Anderson, R. K., & Krageschmidt, D., (2003). Behavioral Based Safety: Solution of the Past or Key to the Future?. Semiconductor Environmental Safety & Health Association , 5)
    • Tario, N., & Krageschmidt, D., (2003). Erin Brokovich or Chicken Little? Addressing the Semiconductor Industries’ Concerns Regarding Perfluorooctane Sulfonates (PFOS). Journal of the Semiconductor Environmental Safety & Health Association
    • Tario, N., & Krageschmidt, D., (2003). PFOS Chemical Toxicity. Journal of the Semiconductor Environmental Safety & Health Association
    • Boettcher, T., & Krageschmidt, D., (2002). Copper Recovery from CMP Wastewater Processing. Journal of the Semiconductor Environmental Safety & Health Association

    Conference Proceeding

    • Krageschmidt, D., (2002). Risk Analysis: A Department of Defense Model. Proceedings of U.S.A.F. Environmental Quality Symposium.
    • Krageschmidt, D., (2001). Environmental and Occupational Neurotoxicology. 2001 American Industrial Hygiene Association Toxicology Symposium.

    Technical Report

    • Krageschmidt, D., (2001). Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Sampling at a Particle Board Manufacturing Facility. Georgia Pacific Corporation.

Presentations

    Paper

    • Nesbitt, J., Krageschmidt, D., & Austin, M., (June 4, 2014). Industrial Hygiene Assessment of Cleaning and Disinfection Operations. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Austin, TX, United States.
    • Krageschmidt, D., Nesbitt, J. C., & Wright, A. J., (March, 2009). Semi-quantitative Measurement of Pentamidine Aerosol during In-room Patient Administration. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America Conference,
    • Krageschmidt, D., Semer, R., Evans, E., & Holley, J., (August, 2004). In Situ Bioremediation and Natural Attenuation of Trichloroethylene near the Former Duluth, Minnesota Air Base. National American Chemical Society Conference,
    • Krageschmidt, D., (October, 2002). Risk Analysis: A Department of Defense Model. Proceedings of U.S.A.F. Environmental Quality Symposium,
    • Krageschmidt, D., (July, 2001). Engineering Approaches to Environmental Problems: Strengths & Weaknesses. Envirovet Summer Institute 2001 Program,
    • Narveson, D., & Krageschmidt, D., (August, 1999). Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE). Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers Conference, Kansas City, MO.
    • Krageschmidt, D., (December, 1981). Cyanide Determinations in Vegetation. Aluminum Association,
    • Krageschmidt, D., (May, 1979). Analytical Methods for the Determination of Free and Total Cyanides. Aluminum Association,

    Keynote/Plenary Address

    • Krageschmidt, D., & Nesbitt, J. C., (May 21, 2013). Using the HACCP Risk Analysis Model for Compressed Gases Management at a Health Care Facility. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Ontario, Canada.
    • Krageschmidt, D., (June 19, 2012). Healthcare Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Krageschmidt, D., Nesbitt, J. C., & Van Hoven, K., (May, 2011). Hazardous Specimens in Medical Archive Collections. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Portland, OR.
    • Krageschmidt, D., & Nesbitt, J. C., (May 24, 2011). Development of semi-quantitative measures for pentamidine aerosol in the healthcare environment. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Denver, CO.
    • Nesbitt, J. C., & Krageschmidt, D., (May 24, 2010). Evaluation and Control of Waste Anesthetic Gases during Rodent Surgical Procedures. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Denver, CO.
    • Krageschmidt, D., Nesbitt, J. C., & Wright, A., (April 29, 2010). How to Exhibit, Store, and Handle "Hidden" Toxic Materials in History of Medicine Collections. Archivists and Librarians in the History of Health Sciences & Medical Museums Conference, Rochester, MN.
    • Krageschmidt, D., & Nesbitt, J. C., (2009). Process Improvements Following an Infectious Spill: From Bitter to Sweet. 14th Mayo Conference on Quality, Rochester, MN, United States.
    • Krageschmidt, D., (May, 2008). Legionella Investigations at a Healthcare Institution. American Industrial Hygiene Conference ,
    • Krageschmidt, D., (October, 2006). Risk Awareness and Contingency Planning. 21st Annual North American Hazardous Materials Management Conference,
    • Krageschmidt, D., (June, 2003). Hazardous Cations and Particulates Exposures to Sawyers of Cementitious Fiber Board, white paper report to Aspen Research Corporation. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition,
    • Krageschmidt, D., (August, 2001). Neurotoxicology. American Industrial Hygiene 16th Annual Toxicology Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    • Krageschmidt, D., (July, 2001). Engineering Approaches to Environmental Problems: Strengths & Weaknesses. Envirovet Summer Institute 2001 Program,

    Virtual Symposium

    • Krageschmidt, D., & Nesbitt, J. C., (October 20, 2010). Evaluation and Control of ortho-Pthaladehyde in a Healthcare Facility. American Society of Safety Engineers,

    Poster

    • Krageschmidt, D., & Nesbitt, J., (March, 2008). Cancer Prevention in the Workplace. Marching Towards Cancer Prevention Conference, Rochester, MN.
    • Nesbitt, J. C., Berg, C. A., Freyholtz, C. D., Krageschmidt, D., & Vorndran, M. E., (March, 2008). Industrial Hygiene Management Information System Development and Implementation Process. Mayo Clinic Conference on Quality,
    • Nesbitt, J. C., Berg, C. A., Freyholtz, C. D., Krageschmidt, D., & Vorndran, M. E., (March, 2008). Industrial Hygiene Management Information System Development and Implementation Process. The American Society of Safety Engineers Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Krageschmidt, D., Wright, A., & McCannal, C., (April, 2007). The Effect of Wall-Mounted Computer Flat-Screen Monitors on Air Quality in Operating Rooms. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of ,
    • Krageschmidt, D., Wright, A., & McCannal, C., (April, 2007). The Effect of Wall-Mounted Computer Flat-Screen Monitors on Air Quality in Operating Rooms. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America International Conference,
    • Caddy, J., & Krageschmidt, D., (April, 2004). The Affect of CMP Wastewater on Cotton Seed/Seedling Development. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Feia, A., & Krageschmidt, D., (April, 2002). Phytoremediation of Copper as a Micro-Nutrient. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Whitewater, WI.
    • Sayles, P., & Krageschmidt, D., (April, 2002). Soy-Methyl-Esters as a Diesel Additive. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Whitewater, WI.

    Guest Lecture

    • Krageschmidt, D., (May, 2003). Groundwater Passive Diffusion Bag Samplers. Department of the Air Force – Air Combat Command Duluth Airport Environmental Restoration Task Force Meeting,
    • Krageschmidt, D., (October, 2000). In-situ Bioremediation of TCE on Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS). Department of Defense Environmental Stakeholders’ Forum,

    Oral Presentation

    • Krageschmidt, D., (April, 2003). Germ Theory: Understanding Infectious Diseases May Impact the Way We Practice Industrial Hygiene in the Future. American Industrial Hygiene Association – Upper Midwest Section Meeting,

    Discussant

    • Krageschmidt, D., (April, 2003). Infectious Diseases Programs for Multinational Corporations. Semiconductor Environmental Health & Safety Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, United States.

    White Paper

    • Krageschmidt, D., (May, 2002). Environmental Health and Safety Audit. Hazard Analysis and Corrective Action Feasibility Study for Georgia Pacific Corporation – Super Wood Facility: Duluth, Minnesota, Duluth, MN, United States.
    • Krageschmidt, D., (May, 2002). Industrial Hygiene Survey: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Two Harbors, MN, United States.
    • Krageschmidt, D., & Narog, B. R., (February, 1994). A Comprehensive Waste Minimization Program for U.S. Steel Minntac. U.S. Steel Minntac,
    • Paulsen, S. M., & Krageschmidt, D., (March, 1990). Asbestos Management Plans, Deschutes, Crook, and Baker Counties. Oregon Department of Education, OR, United States.
    • Krageschmidt, D., (1989). Industrial Noise Assessment and Abatement from a Potato Processing Plant in Madras Oregon. ,

    Report

    • Krageschmidt, D., & Palm, R. A., (May, 1996). Municipal Water System Contamination Investigation and Corrective Actions. City of Two Harbors,
    • Krageschmidt, D., (1992). Nemadji River Benzene Spill Remediation. Novacor Chemical Company,
    • Paulsen, S. M., & Krageschmidt, D., (December, 1991). United States Forest Service Environmental Property Assessments. USFS Western Region,

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Highest Departmental Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Duluth (2006)
    • Highest Departmental Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Duluth (2005)
    • Highest Departmental Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Duluth (2004)
    • Highest Departmental Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Duluth (2003)
    • Highest Departmental Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Duluth (2002)
    • Highest Departmental Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Duluth (2001)
    • Highest Departmental Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Duluth (2000)
    • Outstanding Student Paper Advisor Award, Academy of Certified Hazardous Waste Managers (2000)
    • Highest Departmental Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Duluth (1999)
    • Omega Chi Epsilon Teaching Award, (1999)

Professional Memberships

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Society of Toxicology
  • United States Air Force Task Force for Environmental Remediation

Service

University

    UW-Stout

  • Committee Member, Graduate School Advisory Board (2006 - Present)
  • Other
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Halon Alternatives (2001)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, Analysis of Regenesis Hydrogen Release Compound (HRC) for Accelerated Bioremediation of Trichloroethylene (August 2000)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, Behavioral Based Safety: Solution of the Past or Key to the Future? (September 2003)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, Copper Recovery from CMP Wastewater Processing (September 2003)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, Determining the Effectiveness of a Behavioral-Based Safety Program (1999)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, Environmental Health & Safety Concerns of Thin-Gate Oxide Materials (2003)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, Erin Brokovich or Chicken Little? Addressing the Semiconductor Industries' Concerns Regarding Perfluorooctane Sulfonates (PFOS) (September 2003)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, ISO 14001 Certification: Mandatory or Voluntary? Lose-Lose or Win-Win? (1999)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, Infrared Thermography use in the Semiconductor Industry (1999)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, Multicultural Health, Safety & Environmental Management: A Challenge or an Opportunity (September 2004)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, New Environmental Concerns Faced by the Semiconductor Industry (2000)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, PFOS Chemical Toxicity (September 2003)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, Preliminary Hazard Assessment of Emerging Nanoscale Processes (2001)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, The Disposal/Recycling of Semiconductor Components from Artificial Pacing Devices (2004)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, The Disposal/Recycling of Semiconductor Components from Artificial Pacing Devices: Take-Back Programs and the WEEE Directive (2000)
  • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, The Psychological Implications of the Clean-Room Environment (2000)
  • University of Minnesota

  • Undergraduate Research Advisor, Evaluation of Biodiesel from Sewage as an Environmentally Friendly Fuel (May 2003)
  • Undergraduate Research Advisor, Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) (August 1999)
  • Undergraduate Research Advisor, Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) as a Gasoline Oxygenate to Improve Air Quality (May 2000)
  • Undergraduate Research Advisor, Phytoremediation of Copper as a Micro-Nutrient (April 2002)
  • Undergraduate Research Advisor, Phytoremediation of Copper as a Micro-Nutrient, Analytical Methodology Development (May 2003)
  • Undergraduate Research Advisor, Soy-Methyl-Esters as a Diesel Additive (April 2002)
  • Undergraduate Research Advisor, The Addition of Hydrogen Release Compound for Accelerating Bioremediation of TCE by Microorganisms (April 2001)
  • Undergraduate Research Advisor, The Affect of CMP Wastewater on Cotton Seed/Seedling Development (April 2004)
  • Undergraduate Research Advisor, The Affect of Copper-Containing Compost on Cotton Plants (April 2004)