About WE

Who is Wangerin Environmental?


Tom Wangerin is the owner and principal of Wangerin Environmental. Since 1988 he has served as the Director and main instructor for the Asbestos and Lead Program sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Safety and environmental professionals, government agency personnel, contractors, regulators, and building owner representatives from throughout the United States and the world* have come to this program for their training due to the program’s international reputation for excellence.

Mr. Wangerin has also worked as a private consultant and training provider since 2000. In that role he has provided training in asbestos, lead, mold and other environmental issues for contract clients such as NASA Ames Research Center; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; Vandenberg, Beale, Edwards, and Spangdalhm (Germany) Air Force bases; the U.S. Marine Corps on Okinawa; several schools’ insurance groups, general contractors, and a variety of public and commercial building owners.

In addition to his training expertise, Mr. Wangerin has a great deal of experience conducting building inspections for asbestos, lead, and mold. He has also developed many project design specifications for the removal of environmental hazards and provided project oversight for environmental remediation work for numerous public and commercial building owners.

Because of his knowledge and ability to communicate clearly and effectively, lawyers for both plaintiffs and defendants have used his expertise in asbestos and lead legal cases including civil and criminal trials. Major utility companies, general and specialty contractors, including environmental contractors and an air quality management district have all contracted with Mr. Wangerin for legal advice.

*Attendees at UC Berkeley asbestos and lead courses routinely include students from Korea, Japan, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada, as well as students from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New York.


Who hires Wangerin Environmental?


Tom Wangerin has provided consulting and training services to a wide variety of public and private groups. The following is a brief list of just some of our regular clients.

  • Major Federal Facilities
    • NASA Ames Research Center (Moffitt Field)
    • NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (Pasadena)
    • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
    • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Major City Agencies
    • San Francisco Department of Public Works
    • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
    • San Francisco Unified School District
    • City of Yuba City California, Facilities
    • Syskiyou County California, Facilities
    • City of Arcata California, Facilities
  • Schools & Schools’ Insurance Programs such as
    • Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC)
    • Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group (RESIG)
    • Washoe County (Reno) School District
    • Merced California Unified School District
  • Major Construction Companies
    • Pankow Builders
    • Skanska USA
    • HUNT Building Company
    • SJ Amoroso Construction
    • Ghilotte Construction
    • Specialty Construction
    • Dome Construction
  • Universities
    • University of California at Berkeley
    • Stanford University
    • Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
    • California State University at Chico
    • University of California at San Francisco (Medical Center)
    • California State University at Bakersfield
  • Hospitals
    • San Francisco General
    • Laguna Honda Hospital
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital (Eureka, CA)
    • John Muir Health, Concord
    • University of California at San Francisco Medical Center
  • Military Facilities
    • Beale Air Force Base
    • Edwards Air Force Base
    • Spandahlm (Germany) Air Force Base
    • Vandenberg Air Force Base
    • Foster-Butler Marine Base, Okinawa, Japan