Occupational Health Specialists LLC
Protecting the Health and Wellness of America's Trade's Workers Through Occupational Disease Education, Awareness and Advocacy
Blackburn Occupational Health Specialists was established in 2011, as DBADA with the goal of providing asbestos disease awareness to trades workers and their family members.
While our centerpiece remains asbestos, Blackburn Occupational Health Specialists recognizes the need for education regarding the many hazards faced by todays trades workers.
Our innovative training is offered both onsite as well as our virtual classroom. Both training methods offer an interactive training experience leaving no questions unanswered.
To date we have logged over 15,000 classroom hours, the majority with the Mechanical Trades.
Based in Western PA, Blackburn Occupational Health Specialists is administered by Diane Blackburn. Diane has been a Radiation Therapist for over 30 years. Through her tenure Diane has developed an extensive knowledge regarding the broad spectrum of disease associated with occupational exposures. Diane developed significant first hand experience through the diagnosis and treatment of her father Dale Blackburn, a Local 47 member.(picture left) Dale suffered many diseases associated with occupational exposures from asbestosis through mesothelioma including esophageal cancer. In 2002 Diane began to take notice of the significant number of trades workers and their family members who were being treated for later stage disease possibly associated with occupational exposures and take home exposures.
Today Diane combines her extensive medical experience and OSHA training to develop education utilized by the Mechanical and Building Trades. It is her combination of medical and safety training that make the programs offered through Blackburn Occupational Health Specialists easily understood and retained. It has been Diane’s goal to prevent late stage occupational disease diagnosis, which will yield better treatment outcomes and improved quality of life.
Due to Covid-19 all classes are offered via distance learning.