Ralph E. Estep, PhD, RN, CIH, CSP Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Health Systems Safety
  • Phone: (800) 646-1684
  • Cell: (716) 913-6019
  • Website: www.hssafety.com
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Industrial Hygiene and Safety

Specialty Focus:

Chemical exposure assessment, Accident Investigation, Slip, trips and falls, Confined space entry, SARS/COVID, Legionella, Asbestos, Mold, Snow Sports injury

Education:

BA Chemistry, West Virginia University; MS Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, West Virginia University; PhD Safety Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Years in Practice:

35

Additional Information

I am a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH- ABIH 7042) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP- BCSP 14644) in comprehensive practice. I have over 35 years of experience working with legal counsel providing consultation, deposition or testimony in injury, illness and accident investigation/loss prevention/hazard mitigation and control matters. Industrial Hygiene experience comprises chemical exposure risk assessment, biological exposure risk assessment including Legionella Control and Prevention, bloodborne pathogens, and physical exposure risk assessments including noise and nonionizing radiation. Safety professional experience includes accident investigation including the use of Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT), Events and Causal Factors Analysis, Barriers Analysis and the application of regulatory and consensus standards. Additionally, I am a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New York (297371) that adds a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of injury and illness to the process.