Arrash is as Senior Advisor for Valaria Technical Consultants, LLC where he provides consulting on biosafety analysis, implementation and training. He also serves as President of Rising Mountain Safety, LLC. Arrash is an expert on safety management, inspections & audits, incident investigations, waste management, ergonomics, emergency preparedness planning, hazard identification and safety trainings for all types of businesses and organizations. With more than 16 years of experience in laboratory and workforce safety at National Institutes of Health (NIH), he specializes in creating a positive safety culture in clinical and biomedical research laboratories, manufacturing facilities, academic, government and corporate office environments. He has received numerous awards and is a recipient of the National Institutes of Health Director’s Award. Mr. Yazdani holds a Master’s of Science in Occupational Safety Management from Indiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech.