Paul D. Price
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ - 1968
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering - New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ - 1976
Professional Engineering - State of New Jersey, - 1977
Explosives Safety Experience:
I worked 33 years for various Departments of the US Department of Defense (DoD). In 1968 I started working for the Department of the Army at Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, NJ, At Picatinny, I started my career as a maintenance engineer on Nuclear Weapons for the Army’s Nuclear Weapon’s program worldwide. In 1973, I transferred to another division of the arsenal and started a group studying the effects of arblast overpressure on structures and people. The purpose was to be able to design safe structures at Army ammunition plants and to protect personnel in the event of an accidental explosion.
In 1980, I transferred to the DoD Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) in Washington, DC. The DDESB makes all explosives safety policies for DoD agencies. Here, I continued my blast effects studies and was also the US Key Delegate to several NATO Explosives Safety Committees. The committee members included delegates from all NATO countries. These committees were responsible for writing the NATO explosives safety manual.
In 1987 I transferred to the Air Force Safety Center now located at Kirkland AFB,, Albuquerque, NM and became the Senior Explosives Safety Engineer and the AF Voting Member on the DDESB. I supervised the office that wrote the Air Force Explosives Safety Manual. In this position I also served as an expert witness for the DOJ on two cases involving explosives accidents. I retired in January 2002.