Michael P. Lawler, MS, CSP, ASP, CHST Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

OSHA and Construction

Specialty Focus:

OSHA, Construction, Fall Protection, Multi-Emplyer, Fall Prevention, Slips, Trips, Falls, Scaffold, Work Zone, MUTCD, Crane, Steel Erection, Excavation, Silica, Lead, Tunnel, Confined Space, MEWP, scissor lift, aerial lift, Struck by Equipment, back over, catastrophic injury, amputation, crush


BS Safety, Illinois State University; MS Safety Management, West Virginia University

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Additional Information

Mr. Lawler offers a unique combination formal education and "project based", technical experience working on some of the largest construction projects in the US. His background allows him to offer you insights on OSHA standards and contract responsibility. This ensures his opinions create a clear picture as to how construction projects are managed and built and how OSHA compliance is accomplished in the "real world". Furthermore, Mr. Lawler is able analyze how post incident details and investigations should be completed, and who is responsible per the OSHA Standard and construction industry practices. Experience in personal injury, catastrophic injury & fatality cases Applying his 30 years as a safety executive and leader you are assured to receive professional and prompt response to your needs and a demeanor of care and confidence. Expert at applying OSH Act of 1970 standards, CFR 1926 & 1910 regulations, policies, construction industry practices, and contract responsibility. Experience includes over 50 OSHA inspections and associated negotiation and defense preparation related to OSHA citations. Expert at incident investigation and accident reconstruction. Extensive experience in aspects of OSHA and construction. Experience in personal injury, catastrophic injury & fatality cases, multi-employer worksites, failure to train, expert contractor responsibility, premise liability