WSN is adding to the expertise and service it offers its clients, with the hiring of Dr. Philip Dirige as our new Ventilation Specialist. This newly-created position was identified as a priority by both WSN’s clients and our own field staff. Philip holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mining Engineering. He joined WSN in 2009 as ground control consultant. Prior to that, he worked for six years in academe, six years in a research organization, and eight years in the underground hard rock mining industry in the Philippines in various capacities.
His teaching years included both in-class and laboratory instruction in rock mechanics, mine ventilation, explosives and blasting, underground mine design, and mine surveying. Philip’s new position marks an important addition to the service WSN is able to offer our clients and will be critical to helping eliminate illnesses in the workplaces we serve.