EHS Recruiters is the personnel recruitment and placement service of the Foundations for Health Education, a non-profit organization formed to help North American enterprises enhance health, safety and environmental programs, as well as the health and safety of their employees and their families. FHE has three separate divisions, EHS Recruiters, Automotive Environmental and Safety Engineering (AESE) and Health. The Health division goes beyond occupational exposures and OSHA. It provides information and resources for personal health and nutrition.

EHS Recruiters seeks to provide qualified EHS candidates to fleet maintenance and automotive service operations and also to general industry, consultants and environmental service firms. EHS is one of very few EHS personnel agencies in the U.S. To our knowledge, we are one of only two who has principals who worked in the industry and are the only one that is a non-profit organization. The purpose and services of EHS Recruiters are described on the home page.


EHS Recruiters is an outgrowth of Automotive Environmental & Safety Engineering (AESE). AESE has provided EHS information and compliance guidance to fleet maintenance and automotive service operations since 1992. The AESE Online service is based on updated and expanded EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance guidance and best practices as used in our paper-based Guides/Update service programs for 20,000 locations, including 9000 GM, 1500 Toyota/Lexus, 250 Volvo, 150 Subaru, and 600 Navistar and Peterbilt dealerships. The Guides also went to all locations of the USPS-Southeast Region, U.S. Air Force National Guard, Air Combat Command and their ICBM location, Ryder Automotive, DuPont/Conoco, Laidlaw Transport and for hundreds of trucking companies, city/county/state fleets, postal service operations, and government fleets.

Starting in 1994, AESE (previously named Environmental Development Corporation) provided an environmental program for all Toyota and Lexus dealers. In 2000, we also developed the Toyota Industrial Equipment environmental program for all of their forklift dealers with a quarterly update and toll-free telephone consultation. In 2004 we launched our first environmental online service which was customized for 2500 Midas locations through their intranet. For ten years, we published the newsletter called EnviroLine that covered EHS news, regulatory compliance guidance and best practices. These services are all now internet based, e-fleet.us.


David M. Augenstein, MSc, PEng is a chemical/environmental engineer and was a registered professional engineer (PE, retired status). He has served in the environmental, health and safety (EHS) profession for forty years, mostly in Ohio, in major corporations, regulatory agencies and consulting firms, as well as 20 years with his own firm, AESE (formerly Environmental Development Corporation and its educational division, Environmental Resource Institute).

Beginning in 1987 he has specialized in EHS matters in vehicle maintenance and refueling operations. In 1992 founded AESE. He is the principal author and publishers of the AESE compliance guides, subscription services, and the developer of AESE Online at e-fleet.us. Previously he was employed by Firestone and Marathon Oil to develop environmental programs for underground storage tank removal and cleanup and other environmental issues at their retail locations.

At Firestone, he organized the Committee on Environmental Affairs for the Automotive Service Industry to collaborate with other national chains such as Sears, Goodyear, General Tire, BP, Marathon Oil, Montgomery Ward and others. In 1992, the Committee was formalized as the Environmental Resource Institute (ERI), the training arm of EDC and hosted many national conferences for most of the major automotive service and trucking/transportation companies. The ERI original Board of Directors included EHS managers from NADA, Chevron, Leaseway, K-Mart and Ryder Automotive. 

David has been a featured speaker at most of the national automotive trade association annual conferences and wrote monthly columns for the three leading trade magazines He has also been employed by Ohio EPA for six years in compliance assistance, enforcement and permitting and by consulting firms. Now, semi-retired he wants to help the third generation of EHS specialists advance their careers and reach beyond OSHA rules into personal health for organizations, making H at the heart and center of EHS. Now he has organized the three divisions umbrellaed under the non-profit Foundations for Health Education. Learn more about David and AESE in an expanded biography.