Lockout/Tagout Expert Witnesses

Lockout/tagout expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on lockout/tagout. The lockout/tagout expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: OSHA and Safety.

Steven R. Sawyer, ARM, MS, CSP LSW & Associates Safety Consulting Services, LLC

Pueblo West, Colorado
OSHA, Safety - Grain Bin Engulfment, Lockout/Tagout, Machine Guarding, OSHA Regulations, Grain Augers/Belt Conveyors, Industrial Accidents, Skid-steer Loaders, Forklift, Front End Loaders, Agricultural Equipment Operations, Telehandlers, Confined Spaces
Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with a Master’s Degree in Safety Management and an Associate of Risk Management (ARM). Twenty years- experience as a safety consultant working with clients in General Industry and Agribusinesses to prevent incidents and protect workers. Speaker at state safety conferences and trade associations. OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer for 10 and 30 Hour courses. Ives certified trainer for forklifts, telehandlers, skid-steers, front end loaders, back hoes, boom lifts and scissor lifts. Conducted fatality and catastrophic incident investigations for clients to determine cause of incidents. Audited client’s safety programs to determine compliance with government regulations and determine areas for improvement. Assisted clients with OSHA inspections and citation abatement. Assisted clients with safety program development and conducted safety training. Trained workers where English is a second language. Professional member o...

Chip Darius, OHST, CIT, CSHO, CUSP Safety Priority Consultants, LLC

Cromwell, Connecticut
OSHA, Safety - forklift, fork lift, slip trip & fall, machine guarding, equipment & machinery, amputation, aerial lift, boom lift, scissor lift, work zone, flagger, scaffold, ladder, lockout/tagout, Emergency Medical Services, mobile elevating work platform, excavation, railroad, MEWP, occupational safety & health
Retained in over 275 cases. 30+ years experience in safety & health and OSHA compliance consulting & training for industry, construction, utilities, and emergency services. Speaker at international, national, regional, state and local conferences and seminars. Instructor for OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center and Adjunct Faculty at Keene State College since 2002, teaching OSHA standards & policies, technical topics, accident/incident analysis, and outreach trainer courses for both construction and general industry. Lead instructor for fall protection and scaffold courses. Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for both construction and general industry. Experienced in: Personal injury, catastrophic injury and fatality cases; Occupational safety & health regulations, policies, standards and compliance; Multi-employer worksites; Contractor safety; Lockout/tagout and control of hazardous energy; Machine guarding and amputation prevention; Permit required confined space;...

Joe DeFranco, CSP Safety Consulting Specialists, Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Safety, OSHA - Construction, General Industry, Equipment & Machinery, Forklifts, Slip, Trip & Fall, Lockout/Tagout, Scaffold, Aerial Lift, Crane, Rigging & Signaling, MSHA, Accident Investigation
25+ years of experience in construction, industrial and crane safety consulting. Retained in over 40 cases for both OSHA 1926 Construction and OSHA 1910 General Industry. Board Certified Safety Professional since 2001. OSHA 500 course in Construction Safety-Outreach Trainer NCCCO Certified Crane Operator NCCCO Certified Crane Inspector MSHA Certified Instructor Supervisor Training in Accident Reduction Techniques (S.T.A.R.T.) Certified Independent STAR Assessor American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Member Experienced in: -Occupational safety and health policies & standards -Personal injury, catastrophic injury, and fatality cases -Multi-employer worksites -Crane accidents -Crane safety -Mobile and overhead cranes -Rigging & Signalperson -Trenching and excavation -Confined space -MSHA Part 48 & 46 -Contractor safety -Chemical safety including lead, silica, hexavalent chromium, and ammonia safety -Noise -Fall protection -Scaffolding -Forklift, Aerial lift -Accident inves...

Sandra Whitaker, CSHO Ongoing Safety & Health Advice

Spring Branch, Texas
Safety, OSHA - OSHA Standards, Accident Investigation, Confined Space, Fall Prevention Systems, Haz-Comm, Lockout/Tagout, Machinery/Machine Safeguarding, Materials Handling, Means of Egress, Personal Protective Equipment, Powered Industrial Truck Operations, OSHA Record-keeping, Walking/Working Surfaces
As a US-DOL Occupational Safety and Health expert with over 50 years’ experience in the field, Sandra Whitaker offers expert witness and litigation support for clients located throughout Texas. Ms. Whitaker is a Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) and US-DOL OSHA Approved Trainer. Mrs. Whitaker’s extensive experience, education, and training in the area of US-DOL-OSHA compliance make her uniquely qualified to offer these expert services: • Expert Witness – Deposition and Trial – both plaintiff and defense. • Comprehensive review and interpretation of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry regulations. • Workplace Injury services including determination of cause, research, opinion and consultation. Services Include: Case File Review; Regulation Research; Written Opinion; Arbitration; Deposition; and/or Trial for either Plaintiff or Defense Attorneys. Experience: Fifty Years in US DOL OSHA compliance in the following industries: Warehouse; Manufacturing; Logistics; Food/Beverage...

Timothy Kobernat, CSP RET OSHAware LLC

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
OSHA, Safety - OSHA, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Trenches, OSHA Standards, Paper Mill, Excavating, Lockout/Tagout, Cranes & Forklifts, Grain Elevators, Multi-Employer Worksites,Material Handling
With 32 years experience as an OSHA Area Director and Safety Compliance Officer, as well as an additional 17 years in various related safety and heath related work, I have a broad range of experience in OSHA & safety related matters. In the approximately 14 years I spent as a compliance safety and health officer, I conducted approximately 1500 site inspections, roughly half of which were related to construction standards enforcement. During these inspections, I evaluated safety and health conditions and hazards, recommended abatement methods, and determined exposure and standard application. While serving approximately 16 years as district supervisor and area director for OSHA, a major part of my duties was to review virtually all files that came through our office, certifying their legal sufficiency for citations. In addition to my enforcement efforts with OSHA, I also conducted numerous construction safety seminars, helping companies to come into full compliance wit...