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Susan M. Raterman, CIH


A prominent industrial hygiene consultant in the critical areas of indoor air quality, mold mitigation and asbestos management, Susan is the founder and president of The Raterman Group, Ltd., a respected consulting firm based in Chicago. Susan specializes in the areas of comprehensive industrial hygiene consulting, indoor air quality (IAQ) evaluations, green/healthy building practices, mold investigations, sampling and remediation protocols, and asbestos and lead hazard assessments and remediation oversight.

Industry Authority


Susan has over 33 years experience in field investigations, litigation support and training, giving her unique perspectives that help clients evaluate and abate environmental health hazards. With specialized and relevant expertise, she is a frequently requested presenter at conferences for building industry professionals throughout the U.S, including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), National Remodeling Show, International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Association of Licensed Architects, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Northwestern University, Illinois Institute of Technology and numerous local Home Builders' Associations.




Susan is certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene by the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and is an Illinois EPA Licensed Industrial Hygienist. She is also licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health as an Asbestos Building Inspector/Management Planner and Asbestos Project Designer.


Susan earned a Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering from Northwestern University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Louis University.

A complete Curriculum Vitae is available upon request.