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Christopher Aaron Warnick, MS, CSP, CIH

Industrial Hygiene Manager

Bridgeport, WV

(304) 363-1446

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Chris has served in the health and safety (H&S) field since 2009. Chris started his career as a research assistant and trainer where he was first involved in the oil and gas (O&G) industry providing H&S consulting services to small O&G service companies. Chris was fortunate to continue a career in O&G with the then-largest producer of natural gas in WV Antero Resources where he coordinated with 100+ internal employees and 150+ contractor companies. Now with Benchmark, Chris finds himself coordinating IH and training projects, and managing IH programs for a multitude of regional companies. Chris holds both the Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH) and the Certified Safety Professional® 


  • MS West Virginia University, Industrial Hygiene, 2012

  • BS Fairmont State University, Occupational Safety, 2010

Certifications / Licensures

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) (Credential ID 12584) 

  • Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) (Credential ID 23498)

  • Authorized 10- and 30-Hour General Industry Instructor 

  • SafeLand USA Instructor

  • WVU H2S Awareness-Level Instructor

  • American Heart Association Heartsaver Instructor

  • National Safety Council Lift Truck Instructor

Work Experience

  • 2017 to Present – IH Manager and EHS Specialist – Benchmark Safety, Health & Environmental Services

  • 2013 to 2017 – Safety Coordinator – Antero Resources

  • 2009 to 2013 – Extension Trainer/Research Assistant – WVU Safety & Health Extension


  • President, Appalachian STEPS Network

  • Voting Member, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

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