Saturday, August 11, 2007


Michael "Mickey" Ridosh - Notre Dame High School - Class of 1957

Michael Ridosh graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1957. He spent two years in the United States Army, after which in 1971 he earned a Bachelor of Science at California State University, Northridge. In 1981 Mickey completed a Master of Business Administration degree at California University.
Mickey worked as a chemist in the aerospace industry, then specialized in environmental technology. He worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 in its environmental emergency response programs in early 1980s. As of 2007, he has more than 40 years of experience in project management, environmental/hazardous materials and laboratory analysis work. He became a Certified Industrial Hygienist in 1993.
In 1994, Michael Ridosh started E-MAR Resources (
Synopsis from E-MAR's website: The company specializes in 1) indoor air quality, conducting hundreds of mold investigations in residential, commercial, and governmental buildings. Investigations have also included chemical and other biological sampling and analysis for indoor air quality problems 2) Hazardous waste site safety, providing site safety personnel for large construction projects. These have included tunneling for water mains, tank demolition for a major oil terminal, and installation of leachate and gas extraction wells on a landfill, and 3) OSHA safety training for dozens of major clients, including engineering companies, construction companies, and government agencies. Training includes the OSHA required hazmat classes such as the 40-hour site worker training, lead awareness, hazard communication, respiratory protection, first aid and CPR.
In 2007 Mickey is doing safety monitoring for film productions.
He has been married twice. In 1988 he married his present wife Renee. He has lived in and around the San Fernando Valley, including Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, since his years at Notre Dame High School. Currently he is living in Woodland Hills, California. He loves to travel and enjoys good wine. He has no children. Commenting about retirement, Mike responds "LOL!"

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