Michael R. Roop, CSP Expert Witness

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: MRE Training & Consulting
  • Phone: (281) 684-6794
  • Website: MichaelRoop.com

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Safety and OSHA

Keywords/Search Terms:

Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry, Confined Space Retrieval, Confined Space Rescue, OSHA and Standards Compliance, Industry Best Practices, Telecommunication Tower Climbing, Safety Training Accidents, Highway Roadwork Safety, Rail Tank Car Entry and Rescue, Ladder Safety, Trench Collapse


BA Criminology, Southeastern Louisiana University

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

Certified Safety Professional (Safety training, incident investigations, and safety procedures and programs). Roop has many years of experience as both a company as well as a contracted Safety Director. Court certified expert in fall protection, confined spaces, safety, rescue, law enforcement, trench collapse, OSHA regulations, rail tank car incidents, and safety equipment. Captain, Louisiana State Police (Retired) Roop has worked as a specialized safety expert in dozens of cases and has given deposition and courtroom testimony in numerous of those work engagements. Roop’s experience includes performing site investigations and authoring subsequent reports detailing how events proceeded and what individuals/circumstances lead to a specific outcome. Additionally, as a retired uniformed and plain clothes state police officer and commander, Roop has provided evidence and testified in hundreds of felony and misdemeanor trials. Michael is a highly qualified incident investigator experienced in root/contributory cause analysis and comprehensive report production. His safety experience includes writing safe work procedures, training, audits, and consulting. Roop has consulted and taught Advanced Fall Protection and Confined Space entry and retrieval in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, The Netherlands, China, Australia, and Singapore. Mr. Roop has been contracted by OSHA’s Training Institute as an adjunction instructor training OSHA inspectors and supervisors. Additionally, the Department of Labor has employed Roop on eight OSHA cases as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) – most recently in 2022. Michael Roop is a cited source in the Preamble to OSHA’s 1910.146 Confined Spaces regulation. Roop served as a principal member of NFPA’s (National Fire Protection Association) two technical rescue committees: Operations and Training for Rescue Incidents and Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications. These NFPA committees developed and wrote national standards for technical rescue for confined spaces, elevated structures (as a large percentage of confined spaces are located at elevated levels), as well as a variety of other rescue disciplines. Additionally, he is past Chairman of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) Technical Committee for Confined Spaces. Roop also serves as a principal member on the ANSI Z117 Confined Space Committee. Further, Roop served as a principal committee member of the ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Committee and the Fall Protection Rescue Subcommittee. Michael is also an experienced OSHA Competent Person as well as OSHA Qualified Person in Fall Protection.