Ryszard (Richard) Szymani, PhD
DBA Wood Machining Institute
Walnut Creek, California
Products Liability, Equipment & Machinery
Safety and hazard analysis, accidents, woodworking, wood industry, sawmills, furniture factories, personal injury, safety standards, power saws, table saws, chain saws, gang saws, band saws, planers, molders, wood chippers, conveyers, guarding, warnings, patent infringement cases.
Founder/Director and Technical Consultant, Wood Machining Institute, an international information center for the wood industry and machinery and cutting tools manufacturers, Berkeley/Walnut Creek, California, 1984-Present.
Over 40 years of experience in industrial and home accidents investigation with woodworking equipment and cutting tools. These include:
• Safety and hazard analysis in woodworking and the wood industry: design, manufacture, use and maintenance of wood processing machinery; guarding, warnings, training, codes, standards, customs and practices.
• Personal injury with portable power saws, table saws and chain saws and machinery related accidents including gang saws, band saws, planing and molding machines, wood chippers and conveyers
• Assistance with Patent applications and infringements.
• Attending international trade shows and conferences for the wood industry and reporting on safety issues in the WMI international newsletter, Wood Machining News.
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