Timothy Kobernat, CSP RET Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: OSHA and Safety

Specialty Focus: OSHA, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Trenches, OSHA Standards, Paper Mill, Excavating, Lockout/Tagout, Cranes & Forklifts, Grain Elevators, Multi-Employer Worksites,Material Handling

Education: Master of Science (MS) in Safety/Risk Control, UW - Stout; Bachelor of Arts in English, UM - Minneapolis

Years in Practice: 12


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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 with OSHA standards and accepted practices in the industry. While employed as an adjunct instructor with Chippewa Valley Technical College for over 30 years, I taught numerous safety courses, including 10-hour OSHA Construction safety courses. See CV for more details.