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

General Specialties:

OSHA and Construction

Keywords/Search Terms:

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

Over 30 years as a safety executive and OSHA compliance manager, trainer, advisor, and leader on major construction projects throughout the USA. Expert at applying OSH Act of 1970 standards, regulations, policies, and Letter of Interpretation. Experience includes over 50 OSHA inspections and associated negotiation and defense preparation related to OSHA citations. Expert at incident investigation, accident reconstruction, and injury management and investigation. Extensive experience and expertise in MUTCD Traffic Controls and rules. AREAS OF EXPERTISES INCLUDES: • Liability Assessment & Contractor Duty of Care • Accident Investigation & Root Cause • Aerial Lifts, MEWP • Construction Safety/Accidents • COVID Safety & Pandemic Management • Crane Safety, Critical Pick Planning, & Rigging • Disaster & Emergency Management • Dive/Underwater Operations • EM-385 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers • Excavation, Trenching, & Soil Mechanics • Slip, Trip, Falls, Stirs & Floor Safety Certified Walkway Auditor, Certified Forensic Slip Expert (CFSE) • Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS), • Forklift & Lull Safety • Hand & Arm Safety • Hand Tool Safety • Heavy Construction Equipment back over, run over, and struck by • High Visibility Safety Apparel • Marine & Barge Safety • NFPA 101 • NFPA 70E • OSHA Crane Signals • OSHA Whistle Blower protections for safety related matters • Permit Required Confined Space & Rescue Planning • Pile Driver Operations • Rapid Water Rescue • Respirator Fit Testing and Use • Roadway & Work zone Safety, Flaggers, and Temporary Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Construction Signage • Safety Training, Failure to train, inadequate training, and other safety training issues. • Scaffold Safety • Silica Safety • Slip Trip & Fall • Steel Erection • Tunnel Safety & Rescue • Welding & Cutting