Safety Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of safety expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on safety and related issues. Safety expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these safety expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Safety, OSHA, Construction, Slip Trip & Fall, Fall Protection, Accident Investigation, Machine Guarding, Human Factors, Construction Safety, Risk Management, Premises Liability, Forklifts, Personal Injury, Training, and Accident Reconstruction.

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Stanford R Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC

Raising the Standard Consulting Inc.

Safety, OSHA - Construction, Mining, Workplace Inspections, Crane, Rigging, EM 385-1-1, First Aid/CPR/AED, General Industry, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, Compliance, Workplace Conditions, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding, Excavation, Trenching, Scaffolds, Multi-Employer
Stanford R. Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC, has over 30 years of experience managing safety and health for various projects. He has been involved with multiple construction safety/OSHA cases as an expert witness. A sampling of the expert witness cases he has been involved with include: • Workplace injury at refinery construction project. • Worker fatally electrocuted during a paving incident. • Construction training and safety standards for power tool injury. Safety and Slip Trip & Fall, EM 385-1-1, OSHA, (SSHO), Competent Person, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) designation with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Safety and Health Professional (CSHP) in the State of Hawaii. Construction and General Industry, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, Forklift, Aerial Lift, Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Machine Guarding, Amputation, Struck By, Caught Between, Scaffold, Ladder, Roofing Safety, Amputation, Excavation/T...

Randy Gray, CHST, CSHM, GSP, OHST, BS, MS

Grayhawk Advantage, Inc., dba. Grayhawk Safety & Health Consulting Company

OSHA, Safety - OSHA, Industrial Accidents, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Loss Control, Risk Management, Slip Trip & Fall, Construction Accidents, Manufacturing Accidents, Insurance, Investigations
Mr. Gray provides expert witness services in defense and plaintiff litigation matters, safety and health on-site audits, customized OSHA safety and health training, OSHA 10 and 30-hour construction and general industry training, and assistance for employers who have been issued citations that they need assistance with obtaining better citation settlement agreements and working in conjunction with legal counsel with litigation assistance contesting OSHA citations. Highly-experienced OSHA Forensic Expert Witness with 75 separate fatality and more than 150 non-fatal work-related accidents. 25+ years of OSHA compliance with 29 CFR regulations related to construction and general industry. 8 years of private Safety and Health Consulting specializing in Defense and Plaintiff's occupational injuries, conducting safety and health audits, Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for construction and general industry, and employer assistance with settlement of OSHA citations, and testifying in O...

Michael P. Lawler, MS, CSP, ASP, CHST

Safewit, Inc.

OSHA, Construction - 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
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 Certi...

Christine E. Carrigan, P.E., PhD

RoadSafe, LLC

Arizona
Civil Engineering, Transportation - Trucking, Guardrail, Barrier, Highway Design, Highway Safety, ISPE, Bridge railing, Traffic Safety, Cable Barrier, Concrete Barrier, Guardrail ends/terminals, Traffic engineering, Construction Engineering, Traffic control, tree crash, pole crash, Highway construction, Run off road crash, Safety
• Experienced expert, serving clients nationally . • PhD in civil engineering with a focus on highway safety and a registered Professional Engineer in 15+ states. • Special focus on roadside safety and highway design. • Published in peer-reviewed literature, conference proceedings books, monographs, and trade publications. National speaker and instructor. • Member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Roadside Design and past president of the Maine Society of Professional Engineers. • Hands on experience designing a variety of highway and intersection improvements. • Roadside and highway safety research funded by the National Academy of Science’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and a variety of other government and industry sponsors. • Established design guidance for inclusion in publications such as the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide and the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Specification and developed models for quan...

Michael T Rupp, PhD, RPh, FAPhA

Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale

Peoria, Arizona
Pharmacist, Safety - Community Pharmacy, Quality, Safety, Medication Errors, Dispensing Errors, DUR, Patient Counseling, Workflow, Policies and Procedures, Management, Prescription Dispensing, Staffing & Workload, Standards of Practice, Opioid Prescribing & Dispensing
Experienced consultant and expert witness specializing in chain and independent community pharmacy operations and standards of practice with emphasis on medication safety management and dispensing errors. Expertise includes staffing, workflow, policies & procedures and quality assurance. Deep experience in opioid litigation. Credentials include community and hospital pharmacy practice experience, numerous peer-reviewed articles, and excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Timothy A Sestak, PhD, MSAE, MBA

Prescott Vly, Arizona
Aviation & Aerospace, Engineering - Business Operations (aviation), failure analysis, Human Factors, Aviation Software engineering and certification, aircraft design, controls, displays, hardware/software integration, Pilot Training, pilot-vehicle interface, Skydiving, Hanggliding, Parachutes, Wingsuits, Airplanes, Helicopters, Safety
Dr. Timothy Sestak is an expert in the field of aerospace technology and systems integration. With an impressive background in both academia and industry, Dr. Sestak has cultivated an exceptional breadth of expertise in numerous critical areas, including sensors, aerodynamics, human factors, human-machine interface, system logistics, hardware and software development, integration, testing, and certification of aircraft systems. Furthermore, he possesses extensive experience and training in aviation safety and safety systems, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the industry's most crucial aspects. As a Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the College of Aviation, he expertly guided students with his wealth of knowledge and practical insight. Dr. Sestak has held influential leadership roles and successfully managed high-technology programs for prominent organizations such as the US Navy, Boeing, B/E Aerospace, NASA, The Research Triangle Institute, IBM, and sma...

Martyn Thake

Motorsports Consulting Services, LLC

Green Valley, Arizona
Automotive, Risk Management - motorsports, auto racing, racetrack, design, construction, operation, race car, manufacture, safety, event planning, emergency services, service, vehicle, performance driving, drag, dirt, paved, go kart, motocross, road, street races, temporary, production set safety, inspection, risk management
More than 40 years of comprehensive motorsports and special event experience; encompassing all areas of facility design, operation and management, racetrack design, construction management, event promotion, event management, operations and logistics management, sanctioning body track inspection, insurance inspection, risk management inspection, risk assessment, safety plan design and implementation, event management planning and implementation, race car design and manufacture, performance driving instruction and emergency service dispatch. More than 100 different motorsports and entertainment facilities (including drag strips, dirt ovals, paved ovals, go-kart tracks, motor-cross tracks, permanent road courses, 30+ temporary street races, temporary events, and TV shows) around the world have benefited from my input on their operations procedures and facility/track design, redesign, and inspection. I have performed hundreds of operational reviews, track inspections, designs and redes...

John H Hamilton, MSME PE

MOUNTAINBURG, Arkansas
Mechanical Engineering, Safety - OSHA, equipment & machinery, occupational safety, machine guarding, plastics processing equipment, lockout-tagout (LOTO), Injection molding machines, blow molding machines, industrial accidents, thermoformers, product warning, product defect, machine design, pumping-piping systems, patents
Mr. Hamilton is a highly experienced licensed mechanical engineer. He has 25+ years of teaching experience. He is an experienced expert witness who has testified at over 70 depositions and over 15 trials Mr. Hamilton, is a full-time faculty member of the University of Arkansas. In this faculty position he is responsible for teaching undergraduate mechanical engineering courses. Previously Mr. Hamilton worked as a full-time consulting engineer assisting professionals in both industry and the legal community by serving as a consultant and as an expert witness. As an expert, Mr. Hamilton has evaluated hundreds of consumer, industrial and agricultural incidents related to safety, machine guarding and mechanical engineering. He has worked in industry as a manufacturing and plant engineer and has been responsible for the safety of an industrial plant with over 300 employees, where he designed guards and worked extensively with plastic injection molding machines amongst many other indu...

Pro/Consul Technical & Medical Experts

Long Beach, California
Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Premises Liability, Construction, Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Education & Schools, Medical, Dental, Materials Failure
Nationwide Service - over 15,000 Experts. Call (800) 392-1119 or email us with your Technical and Medical expert needs. Our full-time research staff locates qualified experts quickly - new experts are added every day. Pro/Consul is listed and recommended by the A.M. Best Company. "We have been very impressed with the timely responses whenever we have had a request and also with the professional manner in which your company is managed."

Capt. David G. Bacon

Santa Barbara, California
Maritime, Slip Trip & Fall - Personal injuries, boating accidents, collisions/allisions, investigation, ship, yachts, seaworthiness, captain responsibilities, crew, passenger safety, Rules of the Road, equipment failure, sinking, drowning, vessel operation, safety, sport fishing, charter boat, jet ski, kayak, SUP, marina safety
Captain David G. Bacon, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed vessel captain available as an expert witness on cases involving; boating accidents, slip & falls, personal injuries, collisions and allisions, issues of responsibilities and liabilities aboard vessels and on gangways and docks and piers, drowning and vessel grounding or sinking. I am available to travel for investigations and inspections. Passenger/crew interaction, training and safety orientation are areas where many liabilities are created due to negligent actions, and I have experience opining on those issues based on Rules of the Road and other regulations, standard duty of care and safety protocols. I have served as a vessel charter captain for 30+ years, specializing in; crew training, safety procedures, crew drills and practice, passenger safety orientation. During that lengthy career I have had no accident or injury claims because I am a diligent seafaring professional and I know what dangers to look for and remedy befor...

MARTIN M BALABAN, PhD, PE

AR TECH

Encino, California
Accident Reconstruction, Safety - Vehicle collisions, Premises liability including slip/trip & fall, Safety, Code Compliance, Construction & Industrial Accidents, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering, OSHA, ADA compliance, Products Liability, Criminal, Licensed Safety Engineer by State of California
Vehicular:
 all vehicle types, multi-vehicle, bicycles, pedestrians, skidmark analysis. damage-matching, occupant biomechanics. visibility & line-of-sight analysis, traffic signal phasing, vehicular component defects, seatbelts. Premises Liability: Code Compliance, Slip, trip, floor friction testing, stairway & ramp accidents, glass injuries, guardrails; illumination issues; manual & electronic gates, ladders, door closing mechanisms, falling objects, structural failures. Occupancies include single- and multi-family residences, retail stores, office buildings, garages, sidewalks, parks and other public access. Industrial & Construction accidents: Walking-working surfaces including ramps, hoisting & conveying, powered lifts, work platforms, forklifts, construction vehicles, materials handling & storage, machine guarding, ladders, scaffolding, trenching & shoring, Cal-OSHA compliance, lockout/tagout, IIPP analysis, human factors & ergonomics issues. Products Liability: Liabili...

Dr. Eric N Brown, CIH, CSP

Indoor Environments

Los Angeles , California
Mold, Industrial Hygiene - Asbestos, Bad Faith, Construction Safety, Environmental, Ergonomics, Hazardous Materials, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Hygiene & Mold, Landlord / Tenant, Lead Poisoning, Occupational / Environmental Health, OSHA, Safety, Wrongful Death
Dr. Eric N. Brown, CIH, CSP, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), with both certifications in good standing with the issuing boards. Dr. Brown holds a Doctorate in Public Health with an Industrial Hygiene specialization from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Master’s degree in Public Health with an Occupational Health specialization from the Medical College of Ohio. He has over 20 years of experience in: Health and Safety Industrial Hygiene Indoor Air Quality Exposure Assessments Heat Stress Litigation Support Dr. Brown has been a designated expert in hundreds of cases, been deposed dozens of times, and has testified successfully in both trials and arbitrations. His services are available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant.

Stanford R Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC

Raising the Standard Consulting Inc.

California
Safety, OSHA - Construction, Mining, Workplace Inspections, Crane, Rigging, EM 385-1-1, First Aid/CPR/AED, General Industry, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, Compliance, Workplace Conditions, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding, Excavation, Trenching, Scaffolds, Multi-Employer
Stanford R. Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC, has over 30 years of experience managing safety and health for various projects. He has been involved with multiple construction safety/OSHA cases as an expert witness. A sampling of the expert witness cases he has been involved with include: • Workplace injury at refinery construction project. • Worker fatally electrocuted during a paving incident. • Construction training and safety standards for power tool injury. Safety and Slip Trip & Fall, EM 385-1-1, OSHA, (SSHO), Competent Person, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) designation with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Safety and Health Professional (CSHP) in the State of Hawaii. Construction and General Industry, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, Forklift, Aerial Lift, Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Machine Guarding, Amputation, Struck By, Caught Between, Scaffold, Ladder, Roofing Safety, Amputation, Excavation/T...

Scott Cohen

The Green Scene

Chatsworth, California
Construction Defects, Landscape Design - Pool Expert, Construction Defects, Construction Expert, Concrete patios, Landscaping, Vanishing Edge, Landscape Design, Concrete Contractor, Swimming Pools, Outdoor Fireplace, California Contractors, spas, Ponds and Waterfalls, Hardscape, Masonry, Fire Pits, Safety, Swimming Pool Tile Delamination
Cohen has provided professional forensic services as a member of the industry expert program for the contractors state license board since 2002. His forensic services are less than 10% of his professional services, offered equally for plaintiffs and defendants. Cohen’s forensic Practices Assurances: - Cohen will formulate and articulate his opinions with truthfulness and clarity - Cohen will provide opinions only on subjects where he is qualified and which are based on known facts that can be proven. - Cohen will accurately track and report time and services provided - Cohen’s opinions may be subject to modification as a result of new information - Cohen will examine all documents supplied by client in a timely manner. - Cohen will work overtime if case is urgent - Cohen is under no duty to provide opinions if given insufficient time or compensation to complete a thoughtful examination of the case - Cohen will provide opinions that are not inevitable and may be different than the...

Dennis Gemberling

Perry Group International

San Francisco, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate - Hospitality Industry, Management, Operations, Maintenance, Upkeep, Safety, Security, Employment, Wages, Harassment, Discrimination, Income and Economic Impact, Business Interruption Issues, Alcohol Service Handling, Food Safety, Construction, Equipment, Standard of Care, Customs and Trade Practices
– Over 35 years experience managing, operating and consulting on full-service, limited-service, extended-stay, all-suite, branded and franchised, condo and timeshare hotels and resorts, casual, fine-dining and quick-service restaurants, bars and nightclubs, catering and special event facilities, casinos, and mixed-use real estate. Held prior positions for different owners, operators and chains as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Director of Food & Beverage and Restaurant Unit Manager. – Retained over 400 projects including brands, franchises and independents across the United States, Mexico and Canada. - Earned Certificates in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University and Receiverships Administration, Procedures, and Law from Loyola Law School – Member of Foodservice Consultants Society International, Forensic Expert Witness Association, and Turnaround Management Association. - Over 10 years as A.M. Best’s “Recommended Expert Services Prov...

Brian H Kleiner, PhD

Brian H. Kleiner, Ph.D.

FULLERTON, California
Employment, Safety - ADA, Compensation, Discrimination, FMLA/CFRA, Harassment, Hiring, Human Resources Management, Investigation, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination
Brian H. Kleiner is a Professor (Emeritus) of Human Resource Management at a prestigious California University following his having earned a MBA degree and PhD in Management degree, each from UCLA. He has over 40 years of human resource management experience and has served as a human resource management expert witness in over 1,000 cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Kleiner was a former human resource manager for Ford Motor Company and has provided consulting services to over 100 business and government clients. He has trained thousands of managers and taught three 36-hour courses on KLCS TV. Dr. Kleiner has over 500 publications and has given trial or arbitration testimony over 80 times. He has been favorably featured in Employment Law Verdicts and Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. Dr. Kleiner has received many honors, awards, and commendations as a result of his numerous achievements. Additional employment-related topics for which Dr. Kleiner has provi...

Chris Larson

High Voltage Safety and Training

Poway, California
Electricity, Safety - Electric Expert, OSHA, Construction, Electrical Contact, Shock, Electrocution, Fatality, Incident Investigation, Lineman Expert Witness, Cranes Tips and Contact, Arc Flash, Occupational Injury,Personal Injury, Burns, Excavation, Electric Vaults, Rigging, Falls, Helicopter, Underground Utility Strike
Summary of Electrical Utility Construction, Training, and Safety Expertise As a high-voltage electric utility expert witness, I offer a unique perspective from over 35 years of expansive experience in this specialized industry. The breadth of my experience spans from working in the field as a certified Journeyman Lineman through upper-level field leadership, to upper-level operational management, and as Director of Safety and Training. I know the work, and I know the workforce. This diverse background allows me to understand the circumstances of a case and formulate expert opinions by looking at facts from varying viewpoints. My expertise has been utilized by counsel as a subject matter expert and depositions, multiple times, in multiple states. My expertise is high-voltage electric construction, workplace safety, safe work methods, federal and state OSHA compliance, technical instruction, and training. I have vast experience completing incident and accident investigations, root-...

L Fredrick Nolta

Nolta Consulting

San Diego, California
Construction, Construction Defects - Claim, Cost of Repair, Schedule / Delay, Critical Path, Accident / Injuries, Safety, Construction Management CM, General Contractor GC, Subcontractor, Engineering Contractor, Concrete, Precast, Steel Erection, Wood, Excavation, Trenching, Shoring, Hospital, DSA, Public Works, Indian Gaming, Permit
Expert witness since 2009 with case experience in: construction defect, contract dispute, delay, scheduling, cost of repair, water intrusion, Cal OSHA, safety, accident, injury, trip fall, employment, wrongful termination, probate, real estate, failure to disclose, etc. Construction Engineer with 40 + years of continuous construction experience as a general, sub and concrete contractor. Career positions progressing from: laborer, field engineer, superintendent, estimator, project manager, project executive to principal. Licensed contractor with classifications in: “A” Engineering, “B” Building & “C-8” Concrete. Product Type Experience: Residential, commercial, health care, education, light industrial, military, public works, and site development including: offices, retail, restaurants, food service, multifamily high-rise, apartments, condos, hospitals, medical office buildings (MOB), hotels, schools, stadium, theater, parking, power / co-generation, waste water treatment, zoos, ...

DANIEL L O’CONNELL

Redlands, California
Transportation, Safety - Railroad, Passenger Trains, Commuter Trains, Freight Trains, Railroad Operations, Grade Crossing Accidents/Incidents, Federal Railroad Administration, FRA, National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, Train Derailments, FELA, Railway Safety Act
Railroad Expert Witnesses (REW), founded by Daniel O'Connell, specializes in providing expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiffs or defendants in railroad-related litigation. With a career spanning since 1978 in various roles across freight, passenger, and commuter trains, Daniel O'Connell brings extensive knowledge and experience to the table for a comprehensive evaluation of incidents. His expertise covers a wide range of areas, including railroad crossing incidents, employee and passenger fatalities or injuries. In recent years, Daniel O'Connell has taken on significant roles in expert witness cases, handling multiple active cases, conducting investigations, and producing reports in preparation for trial testimony. In addition to Railroad Expert Witnesses (REW), REW also encompasses Double Track Consulting (DTC), which emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic. Initially focused on delivering training to Conductors and Engineers across several railroads, DTC has si...

Tara Parhizkar

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Engineering - Power Grid, Energy Infrastructures, Marine Industry, Accident Investigation, Power Tools, Patent Litigation, Construction Safety, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Wildfire, Public Safety, Root Cause Analysis, Failure, Accident, Energy, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Disaster, Catastrophic Injury, Safety.
Dr. Parhizkar is a distinguished expert witness renowned for her profound expertise in power grids and the oil and gas industry. With over 15 years of professional experience, Dr. Parhizkar has emerged as a leading authority in accident investigation, failure mode and effect analysis, and common cause failure assessment. Her career trajectory reflects a profound commitment to unraveling the complexities of various industries, including energy infrastructure, transportation, and environmental safety, through meticulous research and innovative methodologies. With extensive experience and a meticulous approach, Dr. Parhizkar has become a sought-after expert witness in litigation and consulting. She specializes in accident reconstruction, root cause analysis, and patent litigation. Her expertise spans mechanical and environmental engineering, with a focus on critical energy infrastructures like power grids and oil and gas networks. Dr. Parhizkar is particularly known for her work on in...

John Tyson, BS, MS, JD, P.E.

AR TECH FORENSIC EXPERTS INC.

Encino, California
Accident Reconstruction, Slip Trip & Fall - Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Car, Bus, Bicycle, Pedestrian, Computer modeling, 3D, Accident Animation 3D Simulation, laser scan, Matterport, Faro, SAFETY ,Stairways, ramps, ADA, Building Code Analysis, Coefficient of Friction Testing Products ,Lighting, Guards, Industrial, SLIP, TRIP FALL
Mr. Tyson has over thirty four years full time experience in Accident Reconstruction, Safety and Forensic Engineering. He has investigated, analyzed and reconstructed more than fifteen thousand accidents during this period. Consultant to many Governmental and Municipal agencies including United States Attorney, Federal Government, Department of Justice, State Attorney General California, Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Ontario, Santa Monica ,San Gabriel, Ventura , Fountain Valley, Santa Barbara, Calexico, County of Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County. Goleta CALTRANS, State of California. He has supervised and trained many Engineers and Physicists in the field of Forensic Engineering. He has testified on several hundred occasions on a variety of aspects of accident reconstruction for both plaintiff and defense in depositions, arbitrations, civil and criminal, trials in Municipal and Superior Courts He has been a court appointed expert in nu...

Steven R. Sawyer, ARM, MS, CSP

LSW & Associates Safety Consulting Services, LLC

Pueblo West, Colorado
OSHA, Safety - Grain Bin Engulfment, Lockout/Tagout, Machine Guarding, OSHA Regulations, Grain Augers/Belt Conveyors, Industrial Accidents, Skid-steer Loaders, Forklift, Front End Loaders, Agricultural Equipment Operations, Telehandlers, Confined Spaces
Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with a Master’s Degree in Safety Management and an Associate of Risk Management (ARM). Twenty-five years- experience as a safety consultant working with clients in General Industry and Agribusinesses to prevent incidents and protect workers. Speaker at state safety conferences and trade associations. OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer for 10 and 30 Hour courses. Ives certified trainer for forklifts, telehandlers, skid-steers, front end loaders, back hoes, boom lifts and scissor lifts. Conducted fatality and catastrophic incident investigations for clients to determine cause of incidents. Audited client’s safety programs to determine compliance with government regulations and determine areas for improvement. Assisted clients with OSHA inspections and citation abatement. Assisted clients with safety program development and conducted safety training. Professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.

Holly H Shen, MD FACOG

MedIT Consulting LLC

Lafayette, Colorado
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics, Quality, Safety, Inpatient Obstetrics, High Reliability, Peer Review, Standard of care, Best Practice, Ablation, Childbirth, Delivery, Fetal, Maternal, Heart Tracing, Cesarean, C-section, RCA, Liability , Midwife, Birth
Unique qualification in Obstetric Quality, Safety, High Reliability, Physician quality and safety metrics, Peer Review, RCA support, standard of care, best practice. Also experienced in Physician Engagement, Department Chair education and Medical Directorship. Electronic Health Record clinical support.

Chip Darius, OHST, CIT, CSHO, CUSP

Safety Priority Consultants, LLC

Cromwell, Connecticut
OSHA, Safety - forklift, slip trip fall, machine guarding, amputation, material handling, rack, aerial lift, boom lift, scissor lift, work zone, traffic, flagger, scaffold, ladder, lockout/tagout, Emergency Medical Services, mobile elevating work platform, excavation, railroad, MEWP, occupational safety & health
Retained in over 380 cases, state and federal. Deposition and trial testimony for matters in over 20 states. 30+ years experience in safety & health and OSHA compliance consulting & training for industry, construction, utilities, and emergency services. Frequent speaker at conferences and seminars - international, national, regional, state and local. Instructor for OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center and Adjunct Faculty at Keene State College over 20 years, teaching OSHA standards & policies, technical topics, accident/incident analysis, and outreach trainer courses for both construction and general industry. Lead instructor for fall protection, scaffold. and work zone safety courses. Safety Professional of the Year, Associated General Contractors of Connecticut, 2022. Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for both construction and general industry. ATSSA Master Instructor. Experienced in: Personal injury, catastrophic injury and fatality cases; Occupational safety & ...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE

Technology Associates, LLC

Stratford, Connecticut
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Golf Carts, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,600 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

Janine McCartney, Ph.D, MBA, CSP, CHST

HHC Safety Engineering Services, Inc.//HHC Safety Consulting Services, Corp.

Wilmington, Delaware
Safety, Oil and Gas - Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Electrical, Safety Engineering, Arc Flash/NFPA 70E, OSHA, Accident Investigation, Falls, Equipment, Machinery, Accident Reconstruction, Construction, Industrial Plants, Refinery, Worker's Compensation, Safety Inspection, Safety Management, Training, Employee, Workplace Safety,
Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician. Dr. McCartney has held Management safety positions and a Safety Officer II position with OSHA Consultation. She worked for 11 years in the oil & gas industry and pipeline industry on large multi-state pipeline construction projects and as an exploration geologist (onshore and offshore). Dr. McCartney has taught for Texas A&M-Texas Engineering Extension as Adjunct Faculty and teaches the OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry and Construction courses for OTI. Her career spans 40 years. Please see her four AM Best podcasts and August 2024 AM Best Magazine article How Litigation Funders are Affecting Settlements. Awards: 2024-2017 AM Best Service Provider, Editorial Staff of Science of the Total Environment, Helyion, and Data in Brief. 2024-2017 Safety Engineer Expert of the Year-Lawyer Monthly. 2018 Keynote Speech World Safety Organization. Dr. ...

Carl Berkowitz, PhD, PE

Forensic Engineering Institute

Delray Beach, Florida
Transportation, Safety - Slip Trip & Fall, Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety, Railroad Safety, Bus Safety, Biomechanics & Human Factors, FELA & OSHA, Elevators & Escalators, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Safety, Transportation Rules & Regulations, Transportation Expert Witness
Dr. Carl Berkowitz has held various managerial and administrative positions in the transportation industry, government, private and academic sectors. Dr. Berkowitz has extensive multi-modal experience in planning, design, engineering, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations and management. Dr. Berkowitz has written and edited numerous reports, studies, articles and columns for major publications, journals, newspapers and scholarly periodicals. He is a Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners; American Planning Association; American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow, Transportation Education and Safety Committees); Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals; Institute of Transportation Engineers; American Society of Safety Engineers; National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators; American Society of Transportation and Logistics; American Railway Engineering and Main...

Kodey B. Bogart

KB Solutions, LLC.

Melbourne, Florida
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Helicopter Air Ambulance, Aviation Law Enforcement, Aviation Safety Management Systems
Vastly experienced pilot, aviation safety professional, and aviation expert. Involved in teaching numerous aspects of helicopter flight and safety management systems. Former United States Army Warrant Officer and Aviator flying the Blackhawk during medical evacuation missions. Decorated Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran receiving two Air Medals and a Sikorsky Rescue Award. One semester remaining for a Master of Science, Aviation Safety Degree concentrating on safety management systems (4.0 GPA). Graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Aeronautics with a minor in Helicopter Safety. Extensive experience in aviation operations, including aviation safety, flight training, maintenance test flights, helicopter air ambulance, and aviation law enforcement with over 2,400 hours of accident-free flight time. Numerous military and civilian flight credentials, including Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rotorcraft, FAA Certified Flight...

Gerard Cadet, MS

Traffic Expert & Work Zone Safety LLC

Miami , Florida
Safety, Traffic Engineering - Traffic Eng safety, work zone safety(roadway), MOT, flagger,traffic control plan, ADA, slips, trips & falls, bike lane, pavement markings, signage, sidewalk, signalized and unsignalized intersections, signal timing, accident/conflict analysis, sight distance triangle, clear zone, traffic operation
Defended and successfully represented Traffic Engineering Division in a lawsuit related to fatality and personal injuries along a work zone (Maintenance of Traffic) and construction site. Defended and represented successfully Traffic Engineering Division in an audit case related to Maintenance of Traffic and Work Zone Safety for road resurfacing permit issued in Dade County, Fl. Frequently rendering opinion to lawyers in order to defend successfully roadway accidents and traffic safety cases.

Richard W Carr, PhD, CDS

R W Carr, Inc.

Jacksonville, Florida
Transportation, Safety - FMCSA, FMCSR, DOT, OSHA, Tank Truck, Loading, Unloading, Forklifts, Driver Qualifications, Drug & Alcohol, Hours of Service, Hazardous Materials, Training, Standard of Care, Vehicle Inspection, Fleet Safety, Commercial Drivers, CDL, Driver Hiring Standards, Record Retention, ELD, Cargo, Accidents
Richard W. Carr is the principle of R W Carr, Inc., a Risk Management & Safety Consulting company based in Jacksonville, FL. which primarily serves the transportation industry, insurance industry and the legal profession. Mr. Carr has been Operations Manager – Transportation for Olin Chlor Alkali Products, Inc. in which he oversaw a private fleet of tractor trailers delivering hazardous materials throughout the western United States until June 2014. Prior to this he was Director of Risk Management, Safety & Health for Masco Contractors Services, Inc.; a nationwide company employing as many as 20,000 employees at 350 facilities and operating up to 10,000 motor vehicles. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Transurance Risk Retention Group, Inc. and Phoenix Risk Services, Inc., an Arizona licensed Risk Retention Group and a third-party claims administrator respectively whose specialty was commercial motor vehicle fleets. Prior to this, he was Vice President-Safety & Risk Man...

Christine E. Carrigan, P.E., PhD

RoadSafe, LLC

Florida
Civil Engineering, Transportation - Trucking, Guardrail, Barrier, Highway Design, Highway Safety, ISPE, Bridge railing, Traffic Safety, Cable Barrier, Concrete Barrier, Guardrail ends/terminals, Traffic engineering, Construction Engineering, Traffic control, tree crash, pole crash, Highway construction, Run off road crash, Safety
• Experienced expert, serving clients nationally . • PhD in civil engineering with a focus on highway safety and a registered Professional Engineer in 15+ states. • Special focus on roadside safety and highway design. • Published in peer-reviewed literature, conference proceedings books, monographs, and trade publications. National speaker and instructor. • Member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Roadside Design and past president of the Maine Society of Professional Engineers. • Hands on experience designing a variety of highway and intersection improvements. • Roadside and highway safety research funded by the National Academy of Science’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and a variety of other government and industry sponsors. • Established design guidance for inclusion in publications such as the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide and the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Specification and developed models for quan...

William H Chapman

Air by CCSquared Inc

Deerfield Beach, Florida
Chemistry & Chemicals, Safety - Expert Witness Chemist, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Analytical Chemistry , Vapor Exposure Simulation, Air Testing Laboratory, Air Quality Testing, Serivice Laboratory, Air by CCSquared, William H. Chapman, PhD, Hazardous Environment Simulation, Scientific Argument, Literature Review
William is a practicing chemist with extensive experience working for numerous analytical service and device manufacturers as a director, liaison, and key contributor, holds extensive practical knowledge in chemistry, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, and point-of-care clinical chemistry. He is the Founder of Air by CCSquared, a highly advanced air testing laboratory focused on solving problems in industrial hygiene and indoor air quality and has full access to this laboratory and its advanced instrumentation for casework. He has a proven record of developing strategies and solutions that yield positive, measurable results for clients, including the design of simulations of harmful environments (e.g. chemical vapor exposure). For example, he simulated the exposure of a client to a dry-cleaning fluid that was used to clean a carpet in the client’s home, exposure to which caused our client health effects serious enough to require hospitalization and follow-up treatment for over...

Baron Crespo, Psy.D. MSCP

Modern Psychological Network — Chief Psychologist

Miami, Florida
Forensic Psychology, Immigration - Immigration, Psychologist, Sexual, Violence, Civil Commitment, Safety, Pre-Employment, Employee Assistance, EAP, Sex Offender, Risk Assessment, Extreme Hardship, Asylum, Certification for Disability, Immigrant, PTSD, Trauma, LGBT, VAWA, Visa, U Visa, T Visa, Bilingual, Latino, Hispanic, Psychosexual
Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia , Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming (as of July 01,2023). Bilingual: (Spanish-English) Licensed Psychologist with 12 years of clinical experience in assessing, treating, and consulting on psychological disorders. Expertise in sexual violence and risk assessment, immigration, disability, psychopharmacology, and the psychological standard of care, with national consulting and business experience. Extreme Hardship Waiver (I-601) Asylum & Withholding of Removal (I-589) Violence Against Women Act | “Battered Spouse Waiver” (I-360) U-Visa | Victim...

Gary L Deel, PhD, JD, MS, MA

FC Consulting & Expert Witness

Windermere, Florida
Hotel & Restaurant, Travel & Tourism - Business, Hospitality, Travel, Tourism, Employment, Human Resources, Safety, Security, Resorts, Lodging, Airlines, Cruise Lines, Meetings, Conventions, Conferences
Dr. Gary Deel holds AS Degrees in Hospitality and Culinary Arts from Valencia College, BS and MS Degrees in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida (UCF), a JD in Law from Florida A&M University (FAMU), and a PhD in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Dr. Deel spent more than 10 years in the hospitality industry. He worked for the Walt Disney World Company in both theme parks and hotels. He worked for Rosen Hotels & Resorts as Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Manager, Investigations Manager, Assistant Security Director, and Sales Manager for the company's hotels. He worked as Operations Manager for Picsolve, Inc., an entertainment company that manages photo operations for more than 350 attractions all around the world. He worked for Merlin Entertainments Group as Head of Operations at the Madame Tussaud’s Interactive Wax Museum. Finally, Dr. Deel also worked as Manager of Security Training and Administration for Wynn Resorts in L...

Vania E Fernandez, MD

VANIA E FERNANDEZ, MD LLC

Miami, Florida
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Injury, Trauma, Accident, Interventional Pain, Anesthesia, Surgery, Back Fracture, Pain, Pain Medicine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Opioids, Narcotics, Prescriptions, Drug Tests, Malpractice, Ethics, Safety, Recovery, Addiction, Procedures, Epidurals, Injections, MRIs, X-rays, Spine, Sedation, Outpatient
EDUCATION 2017– 2018 Florida Medical Association Leadership Academy 10/2016– 05/2017 Physician Leadership Academy of South Florida Broward County Medical Association Representative Inaugural Class Current Chair and Executive Board Member 08/2008– 08/2009 U of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Chief Fellow in Interventional Pain Management • Research Award Recipient 06/2005–07/2008 Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Resident in Anesthesiology 06/2004–06/2005 Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Intern in Anesthesiology 08/2000–05/2004 University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL Doctor of Medicine with Research Distinction 08/1991 – 05/1995 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL Major: Microbiology and Immunology Minors: Biology, Chemistry, Art Bachelor of Science with General Honors, Cum Laude Departmental Honors in Microbiology and Immunology 08/1987–06/1991 Dade Christian High School ...

Paul S Foran

Consolidated Maritime Resources LLC

Saint Johns, Florida
Maritime, Safety - Oil tanker, Chemical tanker, Container ship, Bulk Carrier, General Cargo vessel, Loss Control, Accident investigation, Incident investigation, Regulatory violation, Regulatory issue, Cargo contamination, Safety issues, Stability issues, First Responder, Training, Vessel management, Personal injury.
Master Mariner Unlimited Tonnage, Liaison to USCG for emergency response to capsized liftboat SEACOR POWER, Safety Officer for salvage of car carrier MV GOLDEN RAY, OCIMF SIRE Inspector Category 1, Tanker Management Self Assessment 3 (TMSA3) Solutions, Marine Safety Advisor for Petroleum Load and Discharge Operations, Expert witness for maritime litigation, Safety Assessments / ISM Audits for Commercial and U.S. Military Sealift Command vessels, 20+ year’s in command of 15 ships, including tankers, Ro-Ro / Container, and break bulk. Vessel superintendent for Oil / Chemical Tank vessels, STCW certified instructor / assessor, Simulator Training Instructor, USCG Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Member, ISM Safety, Quality management system development and fleet safety assessments, Development and implementation of multi-agency law enforcement training exercises, Emergency / Incident Response, Training in: HAZMAT, Shipyard Competent Person, Advanced Fire Fighting, Fast Rescue ...

Clinton J. Ford, M. Sc. ACA, CGC, CIE, CMR, CRMI

Advanced Building Consultants

Alachua, Florida
Construction, Premises Liability - Appraisal & Valuation, Arbitration/Mediation, Building Inspection, Construction, Construction Defects, Environmental, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, OSHA, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Clinton J. Ford M.S… is the President and founder of Advanced Building Consultants. Having been in the industry for over 30 years, he is a recognized expert in all forms of Premise Liability (including Walkway Safety analysis & Tribometry), Construction, and Environmental issues. Ford’s exemplary casework displays his investigative prowess in a vast variety of claim topics. Using up-to-date technology combined with his elite knowledge of building codes, standards, and statutes, Ford is consistently able to present analysis and witnessing that can be described as nothing but expert. Ford’s additional services and certifications are displayed below: Insurance: ACA - All Lines Independent Claims Adjuster Florida 520 Licenses #087209 since 2004 Florida Unaffiliated General Lines Property & Casualty Insurance Agent 2-20 License #A087209 since 2011 National Flood Insurance Program Claims Adjuster – Cert. Number 30003330 Georgia Insurance Non-Resident Casualty & Property Adjuster #763839...

Daniel J. Hartwig, CSP, CIH

General Health & Safety Services Corp.

Punta Gorda, Florida
Safety, Premises Liability - Slip, Trip & Fall, Personal Injury, Sidewalks and Speed Bumps, Stairs, Chemical Exposure, Noise, Product Liability, Machine Safety, Human Factors, Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, Mold
Daniel Hartwig, CSP, CIH is President of General Health & Safety Services Corp. and has provided safety counsel and expert witness testimony throughout the United States for over 40 years from offices in Wisconsin and Florida. Because of the wide variety of clients served, he has experience in many environments including retail stores, hotels, homes, restaurants, manufacturing facilities, construction sites, hospitals and nursing homes, auto dealerships and many more. Being a premises safety expert, Mr. Hartwig performs investigations related to construction, operation, and maintenance of commercial premises, residential structures, and industrial facilities. The investigations involve site inspections and review of applicable standards. Based on the above information and review of the discovery material, he performs a root cause analysis of the accident, enabling him to provide a strong basis for his opinions. For product liability cases, he provides analysis of possible defects...

Charles W Huffine, PE, PTOE, AICP

CLH Associates LLC

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Traffic Engineering, Safety - Sight distance, traffic signs, traffic congestion, traffic signals, traffic control devices, construction zones, traffic safety, ADA, bicycle, pedestrian, traffic calming, neighborhood traffic management
• 36 years of experience in traffic/transportation engineering and safety • Vice Chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) International Traffic Engineering Council (determines standards, practices and handbooks for the industry) • Experience as a City and County Traffic Engineer, including review, design and construction management of pavement, sidewalk, ADA ramps, traffic signal, bike lane, striping and marking, sign, construction zone, neighborhood traffic management, traffic signal timing, and traffic calming projects • Speaker at international, national, regional and local conferences and seminars • Instructor for four Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) webinars and several in-person courses on traffic and safety engineering • Graduate of Leadership ITE / ITE Fellow • Excellent writer in both technical and laymen terms • Experience in providing testimony for Town Councils and Planning Boards • Licensed Professional Engineer in several states and a Certif...

Louis Vanacore, PE, PMP, CxP, CMRP

J.B. Shepherd and Company

Marianna, Florida
Engineering, Construction - Management, Causal Analysis, Quality, Reliability, Safety, Design, Project Execution, Commissioning
LICENSES / CERTIFICATION: Florida Registered Professional Engineer License 14569 Project Management Professional (PMP) 1360434 Building Commissioning Professional Certification (BCxP) 8257201 Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) 151868 Florida General Contractors License CGC004831 (not active) Louis Vanacore is a Senior Associate Engineer with J.B. Shepherd and Company. Louis practices in the intersection of quality processes, design requirements, and management controls. Using a combination of awareness of system methodologies, human motivations, causal examination; a root cause for operational accidents, or product failures can be established. Louis’ broad and diverse experiences enable him to relate disparate information to establish the sequence of decisions, conditions, and actions which precipitate incidents. Louis’ experiences range from significant Federal government energy, military, and civil programs, industrial manufacturing, industrial proc...

Laurel A Wimmerstedt

LAW Construction Safety Consultants

Florida
Safety, Construction - OSHA, Accident, Workers Compensation, Risk Managment, Safety Training, Safety, Fall Protection, Catastrophic Injury, Struck By, Amputation, Scaffolding, Personal Protective Equipment, Fall Prevention, Multi-Employer, Citations, Work Zone Safety, Cranes, Slip Trips Falls, Struck By, Personal Lifts
Over 30 years experience in construction safety, OSHA Outreach trainer since 1999, and consultant on major construction projects throughout the United States. Currently working with large General Contractors, subcontracting companies and water treatment facilities. Have been a part of over 50 OSHA inspections and associated negotiation and defense preparation related to OSHA citations for multiple clients. Expert at incident investigation, accident reconstruction, and injury management and investigation. AREAS OF EXPERTISES INCLUDES: • Accident Investigation & Root Cause • Aerial Lifts, MEWP • Construction Safety/Accidents • COVID Safety & Pandemic Management • Disaster & Emergency Management • Slip, Trip, Falls • Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) • Hand Tool Safety • Heavy Construction Equipment back over, run over, and struck by • High Visibility Safety Apparel • OSHA Whistle Blower protections for safety related matters • Respirator ...

David Wright

Sanford, Florida
Safety - Occupational Health & Safety, Confined Space, Excavation, Water Treatment Plants, Wastewater Treatment Plants, Lockout/Tagout, Hazard Communication, Machine Guarding, Fall Protection, Amputation, Electrical Safety, NFPA 70e
As a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a certified safety and health official (CSHO), and over 30 years of experience, I have managed and led the implementation of the safety and risk management programs of some of the largest companies in the United States. I am also an authorized OSHA outreach trainer for both the construction and general industry. I am recognized for contributing to developing and maintaining "world-class" safety cultures in diverse sectors such as construction, landscaping, water, wastewater, transportation, and municipal solid waste services. Instructor for OSHA Training Institutes in Region 1 and Region 4, teaching OSHA standards and technical topics for general industry and construction. I have been the lead instructor for Confined Space, Excavation, and OSHA Train the Trainer courses (500, 501, 502, & 503). Experienced in: Safety training requirements, failure to train, and inadequate training matters; Occupational safety & health regulations, polici...

Captain William H. Highsmith, ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI

Habersham Aviation Consulting, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Aeronautical Decision Making, Airline, General Aviation, Pilot Training, 141, 61, 121, Supplemental Operations, TSA, Charter, Incident Accident Investigation, Aviation Management, Airline Operations Management, ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, Certified Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine, Airplane, Pilot Error
Delta Air Lines Pilot, 2007-Present. Current Airbus A319/A320/A321 Captain. Aviation safety, pilot, pilot training, pilot examination, pilot error, aviation security/TSA, and airline operations management expert. Over three decades aviation experience, including 25 years as 14 C.F.R. Part 121 Airline Pilot, Instructor, and Proficiency Check Pilot. Extensive experience in pilot training and examination, airline and general aviation, jet, turboprop, and piston. Author of several major airline pilot training programs, operations and training manuals, and testing. Extensive experience in supplemental operation mission approval, security and TSA compliance, aircraft ground operations, airport analysis, major airline operations management, incident management, and accident investigation. Conducted over 1,000 Delta pilot training and checking events, with expert cross-examination by current Airline Transport Pilots. Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle ...

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE

Inviscid Consulting

Canton, Georgia
Business Operations, Engineering - supply chain, warehouse, warehousing, distribution, logistics, material handling, productivity, automation, industrial engineering, warehouse management system, ecommerce fulfillment, capacity, WMS, TMS, warehouse accident, layout, material flow, labor, safety, software selection, inventory control
Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE, is Founder and Principal of Inviscid Consulting. Over more than three decades, Steve has helped hundreds of clients plan and streamline their warehousing, fulfillment, distribution, and logistics operations by driving down operating costs, boosting capacity, improving service levels, mitigating risk, implementing effective supply chain solutions, emphasizing safety, and enhancing the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). Steve has advised hundreds of clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. He has also served as an expert witness on dozens of cases involving supply chain operations in the US, Canada, and Australia and has advised private equity and venture capital investors. Steve earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from The Georgia Institute of Techno...

Laurel A Wimmerstedt

LAW Construction Safety Consultants

Acwoth, Georgia
Safety, Construction - OSHA, Accident, Workers Compensation, Risk Managment, Safety Training, Safety, Fall Protection, Catastrophic Injury, Struck By, Amputation, Scaffolding, Personal Protective Equipment, Fall Prevention, Multi-Employer, Citations, Work Zone Safety, Cranes, Slip Trips Falls, Struck By, Personal Lifts
Over 30 years experience in construction safety, OSHA Outreach trainer since 1999, and consultant on major construction projects throughout the United States. Currently working with large General Contractors, subcontracting companies and water treatment facilities. Have been a part of over 50 OSHA inspections and associated negotiation and defense preparation related to OSHA citations for multiple clients. Expert at incident investigation, accident reconstruction, and injury management and investigation. AREAS OF EXPERTISES INCLUDES: • Accident Investigation & Root Cause • Aerial Lifts, MEWP • Construction Safety/Accidents • COVID Safety & Pandemic Management • Disaster & Emergency Management • Slip, Trip, Falls • Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) • Hand Tool Safety • Heavy Construction Equipment back over, run over, and struck by • High Visibility Safety Apparel • OSHA Whistle Blower protections for safety related matters • Respirator ...

Stanford R Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC

Raising the Standard Consulting Inc.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Safety, OSHA - Construction, Mining, Workplace Inspections, Crane, Rigging, EM 385-1-1, First Aid/CPR/AED, General Industry, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, Compliance, Workplace Conditions, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding, Excavation, Trenching, Scaffolds, Multi-Employer
Stanford R. Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC, has over 30 years of experience managing safety and health for various projects. He has been involved with multiple construction safety/OSHA cases as an expert witness. A sampling of the expert witness cases he has been involved with include: • Workplace injury at refinery construction project. • Worker fatally electrocuted during a paving incident. • Construction training and safety standards for power tool injury. Safety and Slip Trip & Fall, EM 385-1-1, OSHA, (SSHO), Competent Person, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) designation with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Safety and Health Professional (CSHP) in the State of Hawaii. Construction and General Industry, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, Forklift, Aerial Lift, Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Machine Guarding, Amputation, Struck By, Caught Between, Scaffold, Ladder, Roofing Safety, Amputation, Excavation/T...

Lee T Ostrom

Sole Proprietor

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Safety, Ergonomics - Human Factors, Risk Assessment, Product Safety, Slips/Falls, Complex environments, Workplace Design, Procedures, Maintenance, inspection
CORE vs PSCo - May 2022 till November 2023 - Breached Contract and Negligence. I provided human factors/industrial safety support to plaintiff’s counsel. The jury said when interviewed that the human factors testimony I provided helped to persuade their decision. A synopsis of the lawsuit is below: On Oct. 25, a Denver district court jury found in favor of CORE in its lawsuit against Public Service Company of Colorado, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc. (Xcel), regarding the mismanagement of the Comanche Unit 3 coal-fired power plant. CORE was awarded $26.45 million for lengthy outages on 2020 and 2022 caused by Xcel’s imprudent operations and negligence. 2022-Employee injury case. Two employees of a fish procession plant were repairing a conveyor system that was not properly locked out. The two employees entered a confined space called a fish dump with the knowledge of the supervisor. The employees contacted the actuator, and their legs were severely injured. I do not know t...

David Smith, MS, MBA, PE, CSP

Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc.

Meridain, Idaho
Intellectual Property, Mechanical Engineering - Patents, intellectual property, aerial lift, boom lift, scissor lift, manufacturing equipment, agricultural equipment, oil and gas equipment, refuse equipment, garbage trucks, trailers, conveyors, exercise equipment, safety, consumer products, chairs, seating, furniture.
Experienced mechanical engineer (MS, PE) with six issued patents and multiple patents pending. Award winning inventor. Vice President of Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc., a mechanical engineering consulting company with clients around the United States ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Worked on the development of multiple successful products including among other things: aerial lifts, garbage trucks, trailers, exercise equipment and manufacturing equipment. Graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Completed a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in product development. Licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified safety professional in comprehensive practice (CSP). Certified trainer for boom lifts, scissor lifts, rough terrain and counterbalanced forklifts. Over 10 years experience in product development, patents, safe equipment design, and design safety reviews. Exper...

Lynda Coffman, BSME, MBA

Take Flight Consulting, LLC

Barrington, Illinois
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Aircraft Damages, Accident Investigations, Human Factors, Airline Business Operations, Employee Injuries, Passenger Loading Bridge Operations, Ramp Safety, Safety Data Analytics, Root Cause Analysis, FAR 121, Airport Operations Policies and Procedures, Ground Equipment, Compliance
I am a Senior Airport Operations Executive with a nearly 30-year track record of driving operational excellence and ensuring safety in the airline industry. From the beginning of my career as an aircraft engineer to the my most recent role as President of United Ground Express, I have consistently upheld the highest standards to ensure the safety of all personnel, equipment and aircraft. I have held many airport roles which gives me broad and deep expertise in airport safety protocols and regulatory compliance. As the President of an airport ground handling company, I understand the intricacies of accountability and compliance where there are numerous operators working side-by-side, critical for establishing fault in airport damage / injury cases. I am a seasoned speaker and have presented at numerous industry events, conferences, graduate programs, and internal company events. I have a keen attention to detail and strong planning/organization skills.

David G Curry, PhD, CHFP, CSP

Curry Human Factors & Safety LLC

Oswego, Illinois
Human Factors, Safety - Human Capabilities & Limitations, Human-Machine Interface, Ergonomics, Driver Behavior & Capabilities, Warnings & Instructions, Perception, Vision & Visibility, Ergonomics, Accident Investigation, Machine Design, Slips, Trips & Falls, Operator-Vehicle Interaction, Surface Transportation
Dr. Dave Curry is the Principal Consultant for Curry Human Factors & Safety LLC. He consults on all aspects of human factors, applied human performance, ergonomics, and safety. Areas of particular expertise include: human-machine interface design and evaluation, human capabilities and limitations in applied environments, industrial ergonomics, instructions and warnings, perception/vision/visibility, slips/trips/falls, the evaluation of equipment/facilities/structures from a human use standpoint, and safety-related issues in general. He is recognized as an expert in operator-vehicle interaction and is both a Certified Human Factors Professional and a Certified Safety Professional. He is the author of over sixty technical papers dealing with various issues relating to applied human performance, safety, and accident investigation. He holds several U.S. patents and design awards and has or does serve as a member of national standards-making committees for a variety of organizations (...

David G. Curry, Ph.D., CIIFP,CSP

Solution Engineering Group

Montgomery, Illinois
Human Factors, Safety - Applied Human Performance, Ergonomics, Human Behavior, Human Capabilities, Human Limitations, Air-and-Surface Vehicle Control, Slips, trips, and falls, Safety Evaluations, Instructions and Warnings, Human/Machine Interface, Expert Testimony, Accident Investigation
Dr. Dave Curry is the Chief Scientist and Principal Consultant for the Human Factors and Safety practice area of the Solution Engineering Group. He consults on all aspects of human factors, applied human performance, ergonomics, and safety. Areas of particular expertise include: human-machine interface design and evaluation, human capabilities and limitations in applied environments, industrial ergonomics, instructions and warnings, perception/vision/visibility, slips/trips/falls, the evaluation of equipment/facilities/structures from a human use standpoint, and safety-related issues in general. He is recognized as an expert in operator-vehicle interaction and is a Certified Human Factors Professional. He is the author of over fifty technical papers dealing with various issues relating to applied human performance, safety, and accident investigation. He holds several patents and has or does serve as a member of national standards-making committees for a variety of organizations (...

Theodore J. Hogan, PhD, CIH

Lemont, Illinois
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), chemical exposures, workplace injuries, workplace fatalities, safety management practices, safety warnings, safety communication, OSHA compliance, laboratory safety, infection prevention
Certified Industrial Hygienist. Evaluate chemical exposures, workplace injuries and safety management practices. Consulted on 150+ cases on behalf of defendants and plaintiffs since 2000. Testified on: chemical exposures, safety warnings, infection prevention, safety management, workplace injuries and fatalities. Consultant (since 1990) to over 500 clients, providing industrial hygiene, safety, and environmental health services. Business sectors includes: manufacturing, utilities, food production, petrochemical, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, plastics, waste management, universities, and local governmental agencies. Former corporate head of safety and industrial hygiene for ComEd (18,000 employees). Authored "Air Sampling” and other chapters of "Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene" (3rd, 4th, 6th, and the 2021 7th editions). Tenured Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University. Subject areas: chemical exposures, hazard control, construction safety, safety management, and enviro...

Michael J Kalinowski, CSP,MBA, CHST, CRIS

Gilberts, Illinois
Construction, OSHA - Insurance, Legal, Safety
Highly qualified and well rounded expert opinion is supported by nearly 14 years experience in the specialized field of construction, incident investigation and general OSHA litigation. Association of General Contractors Safety & Health Committee Member Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS) Many additional Safety certifications available upon request. Worked with construction general contractors for 14 years and have in-depth experience with Federal OSHA litigation. Experienced with fatality investigations, OSHA inspections.

David A Lombardo

SAFER USA Consulting Group

Shorewood, Illinois
Firearms & Ballistics, Safety - Firearms, shooting ranges, gun store systemic safety management systems, Firearm human factors, Gun safety, Shooting range safety, Personal protection, Concealed carry, Shooting range design, Training program design, Firearm training, Shooting club management
President (8 yrs) of the 2500 member, 300 acre Aurora Sportsmens' Club - Did a total turn-around from brink of bankruptcy to one of the top shooting clubs in the country; President/Chief Instructor SAFER USA - trained over 8,000 students; U.S. Army (3 yrs) Vietnam veteran - 1st Infantry Division Medical Corps; Sworn, armed Auxiliary Sheriff's Deputy (20 yrs) Sergeant & Executive Board; NRA Training Counselor certified to teach and to train instructors to teach: Basic Pistol, Shotgun and Rifle; Home Firearm Safety; Personal Protection in the Home; Personal Protection Outside the Home; and Metallic Cartridge & Shotgun Shell Reloading; NRA Range Development & Operations certified; NRA Chief Range Safety Officer; NRA Certified Law Enforcement Instructor; NRA Regional Refuse To Be A Victim Counselor; NRA Distinguished Expert Handgun; Chicago Firearm Certification Instructor (entire duration of the program); Illinois Hunter Safety Master Instructor (5 years) ; State of Illinoi...

Andy Nieto, CSP, CHST

Safety Litigation Services LLC

Saint Charles, Illinois
Safety, OSHA - Safety Liability Expert, Construction Safety, Industrial Safety, Multi-Employer work site, OSHA regulations, Accident investigation, Cranes and Rigging, Electrical, Lock out/Tag out, Trenching and Excavation, Ladders/Stairs, Slips, Trips, Falls, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Welding, Demolition
Mr. Nieto is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST). His work is performed in support of safety liability matters pertaining to both the construction and industrial sectors. He has investigated, analyzed, and prepared professional opinions in over 350 safety matters, and has offered testimony on over 70 occasions in jurisdictions nationwide.

William G Switalski, PE

Switalski Engineering

Des Plaines, Illinois
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Cranes & Hoists, Printing & Packaging Equip, Bowling Machinery, Agricultural Equip, OSHA, Machinery Maintenance Practices, Conveyors, Hand & Power Tools, Ladders, Workplace Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability, Safety, Warnings & Label Evaluation, Metalworking Equip, Aerial Work Platforms
I have served on the ANSI A14 Ladder Safety Committee since 1995 and currently Chair the Mobile Ladder Stands and Mobile Ladder Stand Platforms Sub-committee. In addition, I serve on the Executive committee which reviews and votes on all ladder-related standards in the A14 family, the A14 Steering Committee, the Labeling Task Force and the Ladder Accessories Sub-committee. I have an extensive background in the Bowling Industry having served my Mechanical Engineering internship with the Brunswick Corp. Automatic Pinsetter division. I have also had ownership interest in two Chicagoland bowling centers. I have performed mechanical and electrical maintenance on Automatic Pinsetters since 1974 in addition to having provided instruction to several dozen apprentice mechanics in the operation of the Pinsetter and related bowling equipment and continue to do so today. I continue to provide expert witness and consulting services to both major bowling equipment manufacturers including Bru...

Dale R Wheeler

Systech Fire Protection LLC

PALOS PARK, Illinois
Fire, Safety - Fire Protection Engineering, Arson, Smoke Detectors, Fire Alarm, Fire System Failure, Fire Detectors, Carbon Monoxide, Fire Cause and Origin, Fire Resistance, Building and Fire Code, Explosion, Fire Safety, Means of Egress, Life Safety, Fire Sprinklers, Forensic Fire Analysis, Fire Sprinkler Leakage
Mr. Wheeler has practiced in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Investigation, Fire Safety, and Building and Fire Codes for 46 years. His roles have included Insurance Risk Analyst, Building Commissioner, Building Inspector, Fire Protection and Building Code Consultant, Fire Protection System Designer, System Failure Analyst, and Forensic Fire Investigator. Mr. Wheeler's Expert Witness work includes analysis of events, written reports if requested, litigation support, mediation and arbitration support, depositions, and trail testimony. Mr. Wheeler's career experience includes approximately 220 cases, 65 depositions, and 32 trial testimony's. Mr. Wheeler works nationally and worldwide.

Stephen (Steve) Yates, CHST

UpVantage Strategies, LLC

Bolingbrook, Illinois
Safety, OSHA - National, Chicago, Illinois, Michigan, Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, Commercial and Residential Construction, Manufacturing, Industrial, Multi-Employer Worksite, Machine Guarding, Metal Coil Processing Welding and Fabrication, Precast Concrete, Food Processing and Manufacturing
Over 24 years of experience as a workplace safety consultant, trainer, conference speaker and educator. Expert in applying the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) regulations and policies to worker safety, assisting over 450 companies nationally across most construction trades and heavy manufacturing. Services provided include regulatory compliance gap analysis, program and safety management system development, incident and injury investigation including slips, trips, falls, amputations, and fatality, OSHA inspection management, workplace inspection, and training. Also frequently providing strategy and coaching to top management regarding management systems and leadership. An experienced expert, retained to provide litigation support as expert or fact-based analysis.

Adam Birchfield, CSP, CHST

A & A Safety Consulting

Hanover, Indiana
Safety - Fall Protection, EM385-1.1, OSHA and ANSI Standards, Scaffolds, Accident Investigation, General Contractor requirements , Crane Accidents, Steel Erection, Multi-employer Worksites, Excavations & Trenching, Slips, trips, and Falls, Effective Safety training, failure to train, and Inadequate training
Seasoned Safety and Health Professional with experience in managing complex safety operations across diverse industries, including construction, general industry, chemical plants, military, and federal projects. My career spans roles as a Safety Specialist with the US Army Corps of Engineers, where I managed safety program elements, conducted hazard assessments, and provided critical training to personnel at all levels. Contributions also extend to the EM385.1.1 update for the Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, highlighting my technical decision-making abilities and leadership skills. Qualifications: • In-Depth Expertise: I have comprehensive knowledge of OSHA regulations, standards, and policies, honed through years of practical experience and continuous professional development. • Versatility: My background encompasses diverse safety areas, including fall protection, scaffolding, crane safety, excavation, accident investigation, and more. • Proven Record: I have been retained a...

Randy Gray, CHST, CSHM, GSP, OHST, BS, MS

Grayhawk Advantage, Inc., dba. Grayhawk Safety & Health Consulting Company

Benton, Kentucky
OSHA, Safety - OSHA, Industrial Accidents, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Loss Control, Risk Management, Slip Trip & Fall, Construction Accidents, Manufacturing Accidents, Insurance, Investigations
Mr. Gray provides expert witness services in defense and plaintiff litigation matters, safety and health on-site audits, customized OSHA safety and health training, OSHA 10 and 30-hour construction and general industry training, and assistance for employers who have been issued citations that they need assistance with obtaining better citation settlement agreements and working in conjunction with legal counsel with litigation assistance contesting OSHA citations. Highly-experienced OSHA Forensic Expert Witness with 75 separate fatality and more than 150 non-fatal work-related accidents. 25+ years of OSHA compliance with 29 CFR regulations related to construction and general industry. 8 years of private Safety and Health Consulting specializing in Defense and Plaintiff's occupational injuries, conducting safety and health audits, Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for construction and general industry, and employer assistance with settlement of OSHA citations, and testifying in O...

Bart J Leist, CSP

Triad Safety

Louisville, Kentucky
Safety, OSHA - Accident Investigation, Safety Programs, Lockout, tagout, Machine Guarding, Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Respiratory Protection, Personal Protective Equipment, Powered Industrial Trucks, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts, General Industry, Construction, and Manufacturing.
SEAK Certificate of Completion for Running an Expert Witness Practice. Certified Safety Professional. 35 years in safety & health management. 24 years in safety consulting. Authorized OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer. United States Marine Corps Reserve, Retired, Rank of Major. Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Safety Director at Colgate-Palmolive. Safety Specialist at Phillip Morris. Year 2000, started Compass Safety. Providing safety consulting services to General Industry and Construction companies. Duties included evaluating, improving, and implementing safety & health programs. Experienced in conducting OSHA compliance audits, hazard assessments, accident investigations, safety inspections, employee safety training, lockout / tagout procedures, and Safety Director duties and responsibilities.

Kevin Mathews

Mathews Consulting

Prospect, Kentucky
Transportation, Safety - commercial driver, commercial carrier, hiring, training, hours of service, fatigued driving, trucking, commercial vehicle, doubles coupling, pre-trip inspection, post-trip inspection, distracted driving, coupling, hazardous materials, warning devices, endorsements, DOT, driver qualifications, FMCSA
As a certified Class A commercial driver (CDL) with multiple endorsements, I bring extensive practical knowledge and hands-on experience in the trucking industry. With experience as an instructor/trainer for a major trucking company, Mathews Consulting specializes in providing comprehensive services focused on commercial driver actions and responsibilities. This includes in-depth expertise in hours of service, endorsements, and more. Moreover, our consulting services encompass the training, hiring, qualifying, supervising, monitoring, and auditing of drivers by commercial carriers. Former litigator with over 50 cases tried to a jury. A detailed CV is attached to this listing.

Capt. Gregory C Daley

International Maritime Consultancy

Lafayette, Louisiana
Maritime, Safety - boat, ship, personnel basket, collision, dredging, personal injury, crewboat, offshore supply vessel, Platform supply vessel, crew management, navigation, Navigation Rules, CFR's, fishing boats, recreational boats, hurricane, ports, shipping, dynamic positioning, swing rope, sea, maritime forecast.
Assisted both plaintiff and defense attorneys in understanding the industry standards and regulations of maritime operations, maritime safety, and maritime navigation. My export reports combine my years of hands-on captain experience with my MIT education producing meaningful reports that have expedited settlements. My trial testimony focusses on instructing judge and jury on the nature of the sea and how the involved parties were affected by it. My testimony has included demonstratives of my drone photography of the accident site and accident recreation. Additionally, qualified to opine on maritime forecasts and observations regarding significant wave height, maximum wave and rogue waves. Axcess to archived maritime forecasts and archived wind/wave analyses by the National Weather Service. - USCG Master Unlimited, Oceans - AFNI, Associate Fellow of Nautical Institute, U.K. - Dynamic Position Operator - Member, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - Certified Safety Professional with AS...

Doug Rush, CIH, CSP, CHMM, SMS, OHST, REPA,MSc,

Scopus Consultants, Inc.

Louisiana
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - CIH, CSP, CHMM, Covid, Indoor Air Quality, Toxicology, Asbestos, Environmental, Mold, Legionella, Pesticides, Dermal Assessment, Exposure, Occupational Hygiene, COPD, Forensic Science, Environmental Engineering, Job Hazard Assessment, OSHA, Safety, Warnings & Labels, Products Liability, IAQ
Summary of Experience I am a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Safety Management Specialist (SMS), EPA Nationally Qualified Asbestos Consultant, Licensed Asbestos Consultant, and Hazmat Expert. I help clients with a whole range of health, safety, and environmental challenges, and I have a specialty in industrial hygiene including forensic analysis and testimony associated with current and past exposures to chemical, biological, and safety related injuries and illnesses. My experience encompasses the leadership and management of teams of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) experts including industrial hygienists, safety professionals, environmental engineers, medical doctors, nurses, and technicians in workplace incidents and exposures to industrial chemicals and substances such as asbestos, benzene, welding fumes, lead, mold, pesticides, among others. My accomplishments include participation ...

Christine E. Carrigan, P.E., PhD

RoadSafe, LLC

Canton, Maine
Civil Engineering, Transportation - Trucking, Guardrail, Barrier, Highway Design, Highway Safety, ISPE, Bridge railing, Traffic Safety, Cable Barrier, Concrete Barrier, Guardrail ends/terminals, Traffic engineering, Construction Engineering, Traffic control, tree crash, pole crash, Highway construction, Run off road crash, Safety
• Experienced expert, serving clients nationally . • PhD in civil engineering with a focus on highway safety and a registered Professional Engineer in 15+ states. • Special focus on roadside safety and highway design. • Published in peer-reviewed literature, conference proceedings books, monographs, and trade publications. National speaker and instructor. • Member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Roadside Design and past president of the Maine Society of Professional Engineers. • Hands on experience designing a variety of highway and intersection improvements. • Roadside and highway safety research funded by the National Academy of Science’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and a variety of other government and industry sponsors. • Established design guidance for inclusion in publications such as the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide and the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Specification and developed models for quan...

H. Landis "Lanny" Floyd II, PE, CSP, CESCP, CUSP, CMRP, CRL, Life Fellow IEEE

Electrical Safety Group Inc.

Elkton, Maryland
Electricity, Safety - workplace electrical safety, arc flash, electrical safety management, electrical codes & standards, NFPA70E, National Electrical Code, electrical injury, electrocution, electrical reliability, electrical maintenance, electrical construction, occupational electrical safety, OSHA, NESC, electric shock
I am an expert, author, speaker, and educator in occupational electrical safety. I received my BSEE from VA Tech in 1973. My 45+ year career with DuPont focused on electrical safety in the construction, operation, and maintenance of DuPont facilities worldwide. My responsibilities included improving management systems, competency renewal, work practices, and the application of technologies critical to electrical safety performance in all DuPont operations. I have published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and magazine articles on occupational electrical safety. I have received awards from leading institutions recognizing my work to advance the practice of electrical safety. I am an adjunct faculty member in the graduate school of Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). At UAB, I teach Prevention through Design, Engineering Ethics, and Electrical Systems Safety which I developed for the ASEM curriculum. I am an IEEE Life ...

Mark Franklin

Cove Acre Corp

Somerset, Massachusetts
Safety, OSHA - Construction Safety, General Industry Safety, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, Slips, Trips, and Falls, Hazard Communication (Chemical), Fork Lift, Respiratory Protection, Machine Guarding, Aerial Lift Safety, Roofing Safety
Highly experienced workplace safety professional and trainer. Over 6,000 hours of teaching experience - covering more than 40 topics related to job safety. Investigated over 150 incidents including serious injuries, chemical spills, and equipment and facility damage. Twenty-five years of experience as an Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager in manufacturing, chemical, and construction industries. OSHA Training Institute (OTI) authorized trainer since 2005. Training topics include OSHA safety topics, chemical emergency response, shipping hazardous materials, powered industrial trucks, and aerial lifts. Experienced in industrial and construction incident investigation conducting initial investigation and root cause analyses for over 150 incidents including worker injuries, chemical spills, and equipment and facility damage.

Christopher R. Lanni, CPP, AMS, CMCA

Secure Residential Services LLC

Hudson, Massachusetts
Security, Real Estate - Condominiums, Technology, Residential, Apartments, Assessments, Safety, Homeowner Associations, Premise Liability, Risk Management, Cooperatives, Policy/Procedure, Operations
Christopher R. Lanni is a seasoned security management and risk advisor with over 30 years of experience. During the past 20 years, he has focused on assessing and identifying security risks, developing and implementing security-related programs, and assessing the use and deployment of related technologies to address those risks in residential communities and property management. Mr. Lanni is the President and Founder of Secure Residential Services, LLC, an independent consulting firm. He has been affiliated with Barkan Management for 20 years during which time he has served as the Director of Security and Resident Services at Harbor Towers in Boston and the Towers of Chestnut Hill in Newton, MA. Mr. Lanni is currently serving as Barkan’s internal Security & Risk Advisor providing services to a portfolio of over 150 properties and numerous projects under development. Mr. Lanni obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University with a concen...

Karen M Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

SwallowStudy.com

Boston, Massachusetts
Speech-Language Pathology, Geriatrics - swallowing, swallowing disorders, dysphagia, oral, pharyngeal, esophageal, oropharyngeal dysphagia, vocal cords, vocal folds, larynx, aspiration, aspiration pneumonia, aspiration precautions, safety, strategies, choke, choking, asphyxiation, hypoxia, anoxia, stroke, dementia, neurological, paralysis
I am a medical Speech-Language Pathologist and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S). I achieved this specialty certification in 2012. I have been a certified, licensed and practicing SLP since 1996, with licensure in Massachusetts from 1998 to current. I have worked with the adult and geriatric populations, specializing in dysphagia evaluation and management in long-term care, rehabilitation centers, and acute care with inpatients and outpatients. I am a 9-time award winner of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in recognition of excellence in continued professional study (as of March 2023). In September 2019, I won the first Hormel Health Labs Health Hero Award: https://www.hormelhealthlabs.com/resources/health-hero-advances-dysphagia-research/. I was elected as a Board member of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in November 2022. I am the founder of www.SwallowStudy.com: Dysphagia Resource for Professional...

Jeffrey E Bartrem, C.B.I.

Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc.

Williamston, Michigan
Building Inspection, Construction - Premises Liability, Property Litigation,Negligence Actions, Building Code, Wrongful Death,Residential & Commercial Structures,Fire,Electrical,Mechanical, Plumbing,Zoning,Slip & Fall,Workmanship,Water Testing,Building Inspection, Maintenance, Safety,Code Research, Cost Estimating
Tens of Thousands of Building Inspections performed. Certified Building Inspector, I.C.B.O - International Code Council Registered Building Inspector, State of MI Registered Building Official, State of Michigan Registered Plan Reviewer, State of MI 2009 International Accreditation Service, International Code Council, Lead Evaluator Training 1998 Professional Development Committee, International Conference of Building Officials 1987 Rehabilitation Construction Specialist, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 1983 Licensed Residential Builder, State of MI 2010 International Accreditation Service, International Code Council, Building Department Evaluator, Construction Practices Assessment Team, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2009 Faculty, Michigan State Univ., School of Planning, Design and Construction, Construction Management Program, Adjunct Instructor, Commercial, Fire and Residential Building Codes 1984 President, Professional Inspection Consultant...

Robert (Rob) C Hoffman Jr, PE, CFEI

Creative Product Solutions, LLC

Coloma, Michigan
Engineering, Safety - fire, shock, burn, appliance, product, design, test, code, safety, failure, analysis, warning, instruction, literature, product safety, containment, inspection, litigation, product liability, expert
Specialize in design for safety, force failure testing, and product litigation support for the consumer goods industry. Knowledge source in the US on appliance fires, with specific detailed knowledge on dryer fires and their causes. Qualifications: Registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan Certified fire and explosion investigator (CFEI) Master certified in design for safety Master certified in force failure testing Certified in experimental statistics and statistical process control Member of the UL Standards Technical Panel for appliance codes related to clothes washers and dryers I worked in the consumer goods industry in appliances for over 28 years, which gave me the opportunity to serve on the dryer safety committee for the American Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), as well as work extensively with Underwriters Laboratory ( UL) and CSA. Recognized as a significant knowledge source in the US on dryer fires and their causes, I was instrumental in the deve...

James M. Miller, PE, PhD

J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Safety, Agriculture Engineering - Accidents, Auto ADAS, Agriculture, Battery Fires, Cannabis Processing, Chemical Exposure, Child Safety, Construction, Electrocution, Ergonomics, Fitness Equip, Fires/Explosions, HazCom, Human Factors, HVAC, Mechatronics/Nano, Medical Devices, OSHA, Recalls, RV/ATV, Slip/Fall, Vapes, Warnings/Label
There are four PhD and registered Professional Engineers at Miller Engineering who are celebrating 40 years of Professorships at three universities along with providing services to Government, Insurance, and Industry—through research, publications, presentations, and expert testimony. These co-founders and associates are James M. Miller, PE, PhD; Mark R. Lehto, PhD; David R. Clark, PE, PhD; Adam M. Olshove, PE, MSE; and Jeffrey D. Rupp, MSE. Miller Engineering has a dedicated office with a full-time staff of engineers, researchers, and technical writers. The span of our collective academic and experiential expertise includes the Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, Human Factors, Ergonomic and Safety fields of engineering. Miller Engineering’s principle engineers wrote the original books on warnings and instructions, have published in several other areas, have participated in product designs and patents, and have analyzed, reconstructed and/or animated numerou...

George B Page, BSE, MSE, CPE

Page Engineering, Inc.

Jackson, Michigan
Human Factors, Safety - Ergonomics, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Physical Demands Assessments, Usability Testing, Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanical Modeling, Vibration Measurement, Compliance, Occupational Risk Management, Return to Work, Regulatory and Consensus Standard Initiatives
Page Engineering is a professional consulting firm that combines Ergonomics, Industrial Engineering, and Health and Safety expertise. We have served industry leaders in the areas of Transportation, Shipping, Manufacturing, and Health Care throughout North America. Our approach is bolstered by years of litigation scrutiny and backed by extensive application of ergonomics, human factors, epidemiologic, and occupational medical scientific literature. We specialize in human factors and ergonomics assessments, including both acute and cumulative exposures. George Page is a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He earned his MSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering (Ergonomics) from the University of Michigan. George is also a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan in Industrial and Operations Engineering (Ergonomics). The topic of his dissertation is: “Functional grip strength: conceptual and empirical models of biomechanical, perceptual, and tribological factors.” In the 1980s...

Ronald K. Tyson

Tyson Enterprises, LLC

Ortonville, Michigan
Building Inspection, Construction - Construction Defects, Demolition, Failure Analysis, OSHA, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slip, Trip & Fall

Gregory G. Zigulis, BSCE, MBA, CIH, CSP

Sixth Sense Safety Solutions

Rogers City, Michigan
Safety, OSHA - Multiple industry safety experience, OSHA, safety & health, serious injury and fatal injury prevention, occupational fatalities, falls, machine guarding, ladder, multi-employer worksite, construction, training, silica, industrial hygiene, respiratory protection, safety management systems, auditing
38 years of occupational safety, health (including industrial hygiene), and environmental management experience within several industries. This includes roles as an Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering officer (final rank of Captain, with industrial hygiene and environmental responsibilities), regional Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management for a hazardous waste cleanup company, OHS management for a Prime Contractor to the Department of Energy (Oak Ridge, TN), construction safety and construction fatality research for the University of Tennessee under contract to the Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), OHS management for a consumable dental supplies and metals related manufacturing/machining company, OHS management for an international gas engine manufacturer within a global automotive manufacturer, regional environmental, health and safety (EHS) management and global safety team member for a Tier 1 auto parts manufacturer, regulatory...

Richard J (Rick) Larkin, MA, CEM®

Larkin and Associates, LLC DBA Beacon Safety Services

Edina, Minnesota
Emergency Preparedness, Safety - Emergency Plans, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Incident Inv., Disaster, Incident Mgt, Crisis Mgt, Emergency Procedures, Special Event Emergency Response, Incident Command System, Failure to Plan, Evacuation, Hazard Analysis, Negligence, Emergency Services, Major Event Emergency Operations, Preparedness
I am a Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM), awarded and recognized by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and am able to translate “theory-to-practice”; while relying on my numerous years of experience and knowledge of complex industry standards to provide clear, understandable and practical assessment and advice. I am currently a certified Emergency Medical Technician - Basic, following 33 years as a certified Paramedic. Over 35 years experience in emergency services operations and management, (Fire/Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Management). Hundreds of emergency responses to fires, rescues, emergency medical, and critical incidents. Significant involvement in major disaster response, training and exercises. Broad experience in planning and preparedness for large-scale planned events and event operations coordination ranging from a multi-day State Fair with 1 million attendees, to civil unrest, and sporting events. Nu...

Neal C. Buddensiek, MD, DNBPAS, HMDC, CMD, WCC

Post Acute Medical Expert

Roseville, Minnesota
Long Term Care, Internal Medicine - Assisted Living, COVID-19, Choking, Dysphagia, Elopement, Falls, Geriatrics, Hospice Care, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Medical Malpractice, Motorized Mobility Scooter Collision, Nursing Homes, Post-Acute Care, Safety, Suicide, Pressure Injury, Pressure Ulcers, Wound Care, Wrongful Death
17+ years practicing Internal Medicine, 12+ years practicing as an attending physician in post-acute care. Expert in long-term care medical and administrative oversight (8 skilled nursing facility medical directorships; 1000+ resident chart reviews for safety and quality control). Expert in assisted living medical and administrative oversight (5 assisted living facility medical directorships; 500+ resident chart reviews for safety and quality control). Expert in hospice medical and administrative oversight (2 hospice agency medical directorships; average daily census 400+ hospice patients, 3 Midwestern states). Five years teaching Internal Medicine residents and nurse practitioners about nursing home and residential care. Chief Medical Officer for one of the largest Catholic Long-Term Care/Senior Living companies in the United States (26 skilled nursing facilities comprising 2,100+ beds, 28 assisted living facilities comprising 2,100+ units, 5 Midwestern states). Holds active medica...

troy galloway

ASHI

Ellisville, Missouri
Construction Defects, Building Inspection - Arbitration/Mediation, Construction, Slip trip & Fall, Safety, Mold, Commercial Building Inspections, Construction Consultant, Building Manager, Concrete, Roofing, Siding, Deck/patios, Landscaping defects, Construction Superintendent, Property Safety, Doors, Windows, Water Leakage, ConstructionEd
Education 76-78 University of Southern California General Requirements 78- 82 Quincy College University of Springfield BS Building Engineering 04-06 University of Missouri/School of Metaphysics Metaphysics Ordained Minister Certifications Construction Superintendent Union Master Carpenter Union Journeyman Millwright National Home Inspector Association (NHIE) American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Commercial Building Inspections Missouri Real Estate Board School of Education (Construction classes) STL Community College Instructor (Construction Classes) Construction Consultant Building Manager Missouri State Lead Risk Assessor EPA/RRP Lead Contractor Certified Boardroom Director ...

Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM

Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Safety, Premises Liability - Slip, Trip & Fall, Retail Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Human Factors, Slip Resistance, Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, OSHA, Guarding, Failure Analysis, Construction, Industrial & Premises Accidents
Haines, Janson & Associates provides safety and risk management consulting services. Christopher E. Janson, Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Certified User of the English XL slip resistance measuring device (CXLT). Mr. Janson has held safety management positions with several Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked with a variety of firms as a consultant for the insurance industry. Mr. Janson is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

James “Jim” P. Begley, PE, FSFPE

TERPconsulting

Las Vegas, Nevada
Fire, Safety - Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Spread Analysis, Fire Sprinkler, Fire System Failure, Fire Sprinkler Water Loss, Fire Codes, Life Safety Codes, Fire Investigation, Water Supply Evaluations
With a career spanning several decades specializing in the complex field of fire protection engineering, Jim Begley, PE, FSFPE, possesses experience in fire safety equipment, fire sprinkler systems, smoke control systems, fire alarm systems, specialty suppression systems, forensic engineering examinations, and consulting on various occupancies' life safety and building code issues. The in-depth knowledge of these aspects of fire and life safety is critical to the specialized field of expert witness and loss consulting litigation because each step of the building process, starting with construction and installation to system performance and user error, may be subject to legal disputes as it pertains to fire protection cases. As an expert witness trained in fire protection, fire control, smoke control, and other life safety measures, Jim’s broad knowledge and varied experience in this field have made him sought after in high-stakes legal cases related to fire safety and protection. J...

John Tyson, BS, MS, JD, P.E.

AR TECH FORENSIC EXPERTS INC.

Nevada
Accident Reconstruction, Slip Trip & Fall - Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Car, Bus, Bicycle, Pedestrian, Computer modeling, 3D, Accident Animation 3D Simulation, laser scan, Matterport, Faro, SAFETY ,Stairways, ramps, ADA, Building Code Analysis, Coefficient of Friction Testing Products ,Lighting, Guards, Industrial, SLIP, TRIP FALL
Mr. Tyson has over thirty four years full time experience in Accident Reconstruction, Safety and Forensic Engineering. He has investigated, analyzed and reconstructed more than fifteen thousand accidents during this period. Consultant to many Governmental and Municipal agencies including United States Attorney, Federal Government, Department of Justice, State Attorney General California, Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Ontario, Santa Monica ,San Gabriel, Ventura , Fountain Valley, Santa Barbara, Calexico, County of Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County. Goleta CALTRANS, State of California. He has supervised and trained many Engineers and Physicists in the field of Forensic Engineering. He has testified on several hundred occasions on a variety of aspects of accident reconstruction for both plaintiff and defense in depositions, arbitrations, civil and criminal, trials in Municipal and Superior Courts He has been a court appointed expert in nu...

Ralph V Collipi Jr, CIH CHMM CPEA

Oracle Safety Consulting LLC

Londonderry, New Hampshire
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - Occupational health, emergency planning and response, job hazard assessment, personal protective equipment, fall protection, respiratory protection, chemical safety, air sampling, workplace surveys, disaster recovery, pandemic planning, hazard communication, confined space
OSHA safety and Industrial hygiene expert witness for more than twelve years. Director of Environment, Health, and Safety for Western Electric Company and AT&T with over 300,000 employees worldwide. Extensive experience in compliance management, training, and assessment in manufacturing, utility, and retail services. Co-ordinated joint hazmat training exercises with the Department of Homeland Security, EPA, and state and local emergency organizations. Mr. Collipi has more than 40 years of experience in industrial hygiene field, specializing in occupational health & safety, hazardous materials management, indoor air quality, chemical hygiene and hazardous waste management. He served as the designated company witness for AT&T in asbestos litigation since 2009 and designated by the company as a witness in investigations by regulatory agencies in a variety of matters related to environment, health and safety compliance. He is experienced serving as an expert witness, developing proc...

C Martin Nowland, PE, CEM

Nowland Services, PLLC

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Electrical Engineering, Energy - Electrical engineering & design, industrial automation & control systems, instrumentation, integration, process control, programmable logic controllers hardware & software, electrically hazardous areas, code evaluations, safety, electric power generation & distribution systems, power plants design
Electrical engineering, automation and process control systems design, instrumentation integration, process control, intrinsically safe (IS) circuits, surge protection, installation, programming & commissioning. Energy efficient systems, energy audits, prototype technologies design. Electrical design specifications & drawings, equipment and systems specifications including large machinery, for skids, containers, buildings, or entire campuses. Electrically hazardous areas. Code and/or safety evaluations. Electrical power generation & distribution, power plants, motors, motor control centers (MCC), variable frequency drives (VFD), transformers, switchgear, uninterruptible powers supplies (UPS). Commissioning and startup. Flammable gas facilities including natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquid nitrogen, propane and hydrogen.

Skip Stearns

THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC

Stratham, New Hampshire
Hotel & Restaurant, Premises Liability - Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Hospitality, Food, Franchising, Gaming, Gambling, Casino Hotels, Hotel & Restaurant, Restaurants, Alcohol Service, Hotel Operations, Hotel Premises Liability, Safety, Hotel Security, Hotels/Hospitality, Lodging, Management, Risk Management, Slip, Trip & Fall, Wrongful Death
Safety, Security, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Slip, Trip & Fall, Scalding, Drowning, Other Personal Injuries, Franchise and Management Contract Disputes, Industry Operating Standards & Product Standards, Safety & Security Standards, Emergency Procedures, Integrity Standards, Human Resources, Employee Qualifications & Hiring Practices, Standards for Employee, Wrongful Termination, Training, Sales & Marketing Practices, Casino & Gaming Operations, Food & Beverage Service, Alcohol Service

D.R. Foster, PhD, PE

Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection

Swedesboro, New Jersey
Failure Analysis, Safety - Welding Engineering, Weld Failures, Welding Design, Industrial Safety, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding, Welding Safety, Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Torch cutting, Forensics, Codes Compliance, Non-Destructive Testing, Manufacturing, Marine, Navy, Aerospace, Military, ASME, AWS
Dr. D.R. Foster is the Principal Engineer at Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection, where he focuses on welding engineering consulting, inspection, and the training of engineers and technicians. Dr. Foster is an expert in regard to the design, manufacture, testing, and safety associated with welded structures. In addition to Dr. Foster’s significant experience in the field of welding engineering in both academia and industry, Dr. Foster possesses a BS, MS, and PhD in Welding Engineering. Strongly dedicated to his craft, Dr. Foster has earned multiple certifications related to fields of welding engineering and inspection. These certifications include Certified Welder (CW), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), Certified NDT Level III Inspector (NDT III) and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), all of which have prepared Dr. Foster exceptionally well to properly analyze failures and other welding problems that are the subject of litigation. Dr. F...

Chuck Graziano, CPM, PCAM

Halcyon Management Services

Ramsey, New Jersey
Property Management, Premises Liability - condominium, homeowners, cooperatives, apartments, commercial, Real Estate, industrial parks, safety, slips, trips, falls, OSHA, landlord, tenants, financial, property management, premises liability, townhomes, townhouse, manager
Engaged in the property management industry for over 42 years. Independent consultant serving owners and managers of real estate of various types (commercial and residential) and providing services as an expert witness in related matters. Current (2017 to present) engagement includes working with a management firm with accountability for training its property managers in industry standards and best practices, overseeing the firm’s program to ensure that all managers are certified with industry credentials, and assisting managers in managing risk at client properties. A Certified Property Manager (CPM®) as awarded by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) since 1987 (Key number 11420) and past (1998) President of the New Jersey Chapter (No. 1) of IREM. Certified in 1990 as a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) by the Community Associations Institute (Pin Number 186) and has been (previously) certified as a Certified Manager of Community Associations by the Na...

Joe Monaco

Monaco Group, Inc.

Martinsville, New Jersey
Safety, OSHA - Forklifts, Forklift Training, Content Validation (Test/Evaluation), Forklift Safety, Accident Reconstruction, Forklift Expert, Forklift Operating Standards, Forklift Operator Management, Forklift Certification, Powered Industrial Trucks, ANSI B56.1, OSHA 1910.178
33 years experience in forklift (powered industrial trucks) safety, OSHA, and performance management consulting. Speaker at international, national, state, and local conferences and seminars. Author of forklift focused articles and presentations emphasizing both forklift safety and productivity. Co-author of a chapter in a university text book addressing human performance technologies: Chap 4, “Solve the Problem…So it STAYS solved”. Performs accident reconstruction by reverse engineering probable behavior of the parties.

Marianne Santarelli

Marianne Santarelli, Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Consulting Services LLC

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Safety, Industrial Hygiene - Construction, Research and Development, Environmental, Occupational Health, Noise, Accident Investigations, Risk Management, Fatality Investigations, ISO Management Systems, Insurance, Emergency Management, Drug/Alcohol Use Management, Behavioral Management, Training, Contractor Safety, Owners Rep.
A highly experienced, Environmental, Health and Safety professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional, with applied comprehensive skills, a strong commitment to excellence and progressive functional managerial experience with a specialization in the arena of Global EH&S Management Systems. Technical proficiencies in industrial hygiene, safety and environmental disciplines, regulatory compliance analyses, product EH&S program development, permitting, training, ergonomics, EH&S audit and gap analysis, corrective action development, risk management analysis, workers compensation claims management and wellness programs and construction EH&S within a multitude of manufacturing, construction, research and development, governmental and administrative environments. Owner/President – 2021-present- Marianne Santarelli Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Consulting Services, LLC • A full-service Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Consultin...

Cheryl Scanlon-Zinner, CSP

Safety Research, Inc.

Audubon, New Jersey
OSHA, Safety - Fall Protection, Construction, Construction Safety, Industrial Safety, Slip/Trip/Fall, Construction Accidents, Scaffold safety, Ladders, Ladder Safety, Trenching & Excavation, Excavation Safety, Trench Safety, Power Tools, Forklifts, Powered Industrial Trucks, Standard of Care, Machine Guarding
Cheryl Scanlon-Zinner is a board-certified safety professional with over twenty-five years of experience developing and implementing occupational safety programs in construction and general industry for employers, corporations and government agencies. She has trained thousands of management representatives, supervisors, and competent persons on the principles and practices of safety management, hazard identification, hazard evaluation and the implementation of the hierarchy of controls. She specializes in hazards that are likely to cause serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs), including falls from elevation, and other construction hazards, machinery hazards, forklifts, and ladders. She was the technical editor of Nigel's Ellis's textbook Introduction to Fall Protection. Cheryl is a member of several professional safety organizations. She was the president of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals and is active in that organization. She was award...

C.J. Abraham, PhD, P.E., DPE, JD, FRSC, FTI, DEE, IH

Great Neck, New York
Products Liability, Slip Trip & Fall - Athletics & Recreation, Safety, Safety Engineering, Warnings & Labels, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA, Risk Analysis, Biomechanics, Engineering, Fires, Explosions, Human Factors, Brain Injuries, Personal Injury, Trampolines, Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Playground Accidents
Dr. Abraham is a licensed P.E. and a Senior Member and a Diplomat in The National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Over the last 45 years, C. J. Abraham has created warnings and instructions for many products and protocols applied and used worldwide. He has consulted to major news channels, NHTSA, OSHA, NIOSH, State of California (CaITrans), Microsoft, New York Transit, Queensborough Bridge Authority, Department of Agriculture, the Federal Government, State Attorney General's Offices, and municipalities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe in a variety of technical areas. His interests include head and brain protection in sports and recreation and personal injury accidents and litigations. In addition, he is also involved in the reconstruction of all types of sports injuries in a large variety of recreational and sports activities, amusement and trampoline facilities, as well as accidents involving a variety of products and vehicles. His background may be found at www...

Jerry Birnbach, F.I.S.P., Assoc A.I.A.

Jerry Birnbach LLC

New York, New York
Slip Trip & Fall, Safety - Over 400 cases offering opinion reports , 47 State , retail accidents, store standard of care, slip and fall, trip and fall, display safety, merchandising, retail liability, ada regulations, product liability, design standard, retail liability, customer accidents, retail safety, product safety
Top 40 Retail Industry Leader per VMSD magazine Top 50 Retail Design Firm per VMSD Design awards for Store Design, Display Design, Marketing Licensing and Branding expertise (Target and Walmart Brands) Former Contributing Editor Display Design Ideas Former Juror Design Contest Store of the Future Design Firm Globalshop Industry Show Guest Speaker Trade Shows, Industry Conferences CV available www.retail-expert-witness com

ANTHONY CORRADO, CHST, SSM, CSFSM, OSHA-Trainer

NYC Safety Services, LLC

New York, New York
Construction, Safety - Construction Accidents & Injuries, New York Labor Law, OSHA, Scaffolding, Construction Safety, Holes-Covers-Falls, Construction Standard of Care, Aerial Lifts, Fork-Lifts, Reinforced Concrete, Excavations, Shoring, Underpinning & Foundations, Steel Erection, Personal Injury, Cranes, Scaffolds
Anthony Corrado is Founder and Principal of NYC Safety Services, LLC, a safety consulting firm in New York City that provides NYC contractors with Site Safety Plan Development, OSHA Training and on-site Licensed Safety Professionals who oversee safety on large scale construction projects as regulated by the NYC Department of Buildings. Anthony has had a long successful and diversified career in the NYC construction industry spanning almost 40 years. Starting at a young age as a Union Carpenter apprentice and working his way up to becoming a carpenter foreman in his early twenties, Anthony has continued his education and became a superintendent working on interior renovations in hi-rise buildings throughout NYC. He continued to progress and was continuously given larger projects and more responsibilities. Anthony rose through the ranks becoming a Senior Project Superintendent for a top 10 Construction Management company in the US and successfully managed projects up to $150 Million....

Dennis W. Eckstine

Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

New York
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Construction Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, MEWPs, Construction Accidents, Accident Reconstruction, Electrocution, Machinery, OSHA, Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls, Cranes, Aerial Lifts, Fork lifts
Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to safe and design of cranes, aerial work platforms, mobile elevating work platforms, MEWPs, lifts and other construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled.

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE

Technology Associates, LLC

New York
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Golf Carts, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,600 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

DOUGLAS R STRANG, P.E.

S & S ENGINEERING, P.C.

BATAVIA, New York
Electrical Engineering, Safety - Arc Flash, Shock, Arc Blast, Electrical Accident, Power System Studies, NFPA 70E, Electrical Code, Utility Distribution, Stray Voltage, NESC, IEEE,
Mr. Strang has a very strong background in electrical construction from his work as an electrical contractor, prior to becoming a professional engineer. He has designed power distribution, lighting, control systems, fire alarm and security systems for utility, industrial, commercial, and pharmaceutical clients. Mr. Strang’s specialty is power systems analysis and the engineering of medium and high voltage distribution systems and substations. He has lectured at several conferences and is an expert in the field of short-circuit analysis, overcurrent protective device coordination studies, and arc-flash calculations. Mr. Strang has lectured at many safety conferences and provided electrical safety training for many companies. Deposition and trial experience.

Joe DeFranco, CSP

Safety Consulting Specialists, Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Safety, OSHA - Construction, General Industry, Equipment & Machinery, Forklifts, Slip, Trip & Fall, Lockout/Tagout, Scaffold, Aerial Lift, Crane, Rigging & Signaling, MSHA, Accident Investigation, Construction Safety, Forklifts, Ladders, Machine Guarding, Dropped Objects, Struck-by, Crush Hazards, Personal Injury
25+ years of experience in construction, industrial, and crane safety consulting. Retained in over 50 cases for both OSHA 1926 Construction and OSHA 1910 General Industry. Board Certified Safety Professional since 2001. OSHA 500 course in Construction Safety-Outreach Trainer NCCCO Certified Crane Operator NCCCO Certified Crane Inspector MSHA Certified Instructor Supervisor Training in Accident Reduction Techniques (S.T.A.R.T.) Certified Independent STAR Assessor American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Member Experienced in: -Occupational safety and health policies & standards -Personal injury, catastrophic injury, and fatality cases -Multi-employer worksites -Crane accidents -Crane safety -Mobile and overhead cranes -Rigging & Signalperson -Trenching and excavation -Confined space -MSHA Part 48 & 46 -Contractor safety -Chemical safety including lead, silica, hexavalent chromium, and ammonia safety -Noise -Fall protection -Scaffolding -Forklift, Aerial lift -Accident inve...

John E. Nain, MS, CSP

Nain & Associates, LLC

Hickory, North Carolina
Safety, OSHA - Permit Required Confined Space, Confined Space, Policy, Lockout, Control of Hazardous Energy, HAZWOPER, HAZCOM, Hazard Commuication, Impalement, Struck By, Caught between / In, Emergency Action Plans, Management systems, General Safety and Health Provisions, Construction, General Industry, Church
John Nain, MS, CSP - Bio John Nain, MS, CSP has worked with Safety and Loss Prevention processes for over thirty-five years. He has a Master’s Degree in this field of expertise and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor to teach the 10 Hour and 30 Hour General Industry and Construction Industry Courses. As the founder of a successful consultancy, John has enjoyed 19 successful years of leading the business. John has expertise in analyzing businesses to determine overall OSHA compliance and hazards that may affect the business from a regulatory and liability perspective. He has guided multi-billion dollar companies with over 30,000 employees to some of the lowest injury and illness rates in the United States. This has resulted in saving millions of dollars in operating costs for these companies. In addition to experience throughout the United States, he has worked internationally in safety; his business primarily focuses on U.S....

Laurel A Wimmerstedt

LAW Construction Safety Consultants

North Carolina
Safety, Construction - OSHA, Accident, Workers Compensation, Risk Managment, Safety Training, Safety, Fall Protection, Catastrophic Injury, Struck By, Amputation, Scaffolding, Personal Protective Equipment, Fall Prevention, Multi-Employer, Citations, Work Zone Safety, Cranes, Slip Trips Falls, Struck By, Personal Lifts
Over 30 years experience in construction safety, OSHA Outreach trainer since 1999, and consultant on major construction projects throughout the United States. Currently working with large General Contractors, subcontracting companies and water treatment facilities. Have been a part of over 50 OSHA inspections and associated negotiation and defense preparation related to OSHA citations for multiple clients. Expert at incident investigation, accident reconstruction, and injury management and investigation. AREAS OF EXPERTISES INCLUDES: • Accident Investigation & Root Cause • Aerial Lifts, MEWP • Construction Safety/Accidents • COVID Safety & Pandemic Management • Disaster & Emergency Management • Slip, Trip, Falls • Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) • Hand Tool Safety • Heavy Construction Equipment back over, run over, and struck by • High Visibility Safety Apparel • OSHA Whistle Blower protections for safety related matters • Respirator ...

Kevin A Rider, PhD, PE, CPE

Forensic Human Factors, LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors, Engineering - Distracted driving, Driving behavior, Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slips, Trips, Falls, Transportation, Warnings, Conspicuity, Cell phones, Texting, Lighting, Perception, Visibility, Instructions, Human Factors
Dr. Kevin Rider is a human factors expert and owner of Forensic Human Factors, LLC, providing investigations, reports and expert testimony for personal injury cases – plaintiff and defense. His expertise involves investigating how people interact with other people, products and environments in predictable ways, and applying this understanding to effective, efficient and safe products, services and systems. He has been retained as an expert in more than 40 states (+ Puerto Rico). Dr. Rider’s expertise includes: • MVAs and pedestrian collisions, incl. trucks, trains, buses, motor/bicycles • Illumination, nighttime visibility, and conspicuity • DUI/DWIs, where intoxication was not a proximate cause of crash • Adequacy of product designs and warnings • The design and maintenance of safe civil and occupational environments • Premises liability, and slips, trips and falls • Workplace and construction safety Dr. Rider is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professional Ergonomi...

Kevin Joseph, MD, MBA, CPE, ACHE

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hospital Administration, Medical Management - Healthcare Administration, Safety, Quality, Reliability, Executive Leadership, Credentialing, Medical Staff, Data Analytics, Performance Improvement, Emergency Medicine, Management, EMTALA
Dr. Kevin Joseph is a physician executive with experience in academic and community hospital settings. His unique and diverse background combines operational and clinical experience with degrees in business and engineering to solve problems, develop efficient operations, and lead complex organizations. He has had great success in creating healthcare delivery of high quality and strong P&L, with a focus on safety and exceptional service. Dr. Joseph currently serves as one of Ascension Healthcare’s Market Chief Clinical Officers and has recently served as TriHealth’s system Chief Medical Officer where he created the Insitute for Safety, Reliability, and Performance Improvement. At TriHealth, he was also responsible for safety, quality, physician credentialing, hospital accreditation, the 18 different system departments, infection prevention, data analytics, and medical informatics. Previously, he served as one of UC Health’s senior vice-presidents where he was responsible for the op...

Mark R. Malone

New Auburn Energy Management, LLC

Edmond, Oklahoma
Oil and Gas, Engineering - Completions, Hydraulic Fracturing, Stimulation, Operations, Workovers, Drill outs, Acidizing, Cementing, Environmental, Safety, Pumping Services, Production, Artificial Lift, Reporting, Risk Management, Project Mangement, Oil & Gas Management, Perforating/wireline, Asset Mgmt., Salt Water disposal
MARK MALONE currently serves as Completions Engineering Manager for New Auburn Energy Management where he oversees a variety of domestic and international projects. Malone recently served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Riley Permian Operating of Oklahoma City. Prior to Riley, Malone spent seven years as Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Officer for Gulfport Energy Corporation. While at Gulfport Mr. Malone was responsible for the production & completion operations of all assets including up to 1.4 Bcfe/day gross production in the Utica shale of SE Ohio, over 7000 bopd in the SCOOP play of south-central Oklahoma and up to 4000 bopd in the shallow water of West Cote Blanch Bay in SE Louisiana while executing annual D&C budgets of up to $1.2 billion. Mr. Malone also served as Senior Asset Manager in the Marcellus Shale at Chesapeake Energy Corporation where he was responsible for operations in the Marcellus shale of NE Pennsylvania producing up to 1.2 Bcfe/d...

Leslie "Les" A. Smart

Smart Fleet Management, LLC

Bixby, Oklahoma
Transportation, Safety - Trucking, OSHA, FMCSA, DOT, FMVSS, Truck Accidents, Commercial Motor Vehicles, Drivers, Driver Actions, Hours of Service, Training, Hazmat, Fleet Operation, Fleet Maintenance
Leslie Smart has 50 (fifty) years of experience in trucks, truck equipment, related equipment, distribution by truck and tractor trailer (conventional and Hazmat), specifications, procurement, vehicle & driver safety, DOT/FMCSA regulations-compliance (including FMVSS, NHTSA, OSHA) operations, risk management, tires, truck maintenance (internal & by contract both with Penske & Ryder), training, behavior & monitoring. His experience also includes leasing of all types including full-service leases, managing a fleet directly and through a fleet management company. Responsibilities included the management of fleets of up to 5,500 vehicles in number. As an expert witness, Mr. Smart has worked equally with defendants and plaintiffs specializing in personal injury related to trucking, truck litigation, driver safety, fleet management, corporate fleet management, and operations. Professional Associations: Member of N.A.F.A. & N.T.E.A. Extensive experience using Penske, Ryder and other prov...

Helen Zienkievicz, APRN-CNP

Cabin Safety Consultants

Moore, Oklahoma
Aviation & Aerospace, Safety - Air Carrier Access Act, Flight Attendant Emergency Procedures, Training and Program Development, Investigation of Inflight Cabin Emergencies; medical incidents, turbulence, evacuations, fire, etc., Passenger/Cabin Crew Illness/Injury, Threat Error Management, Safety Management Systems, Human Factors
Expert witness, consultant, program developer, trainer and internationally recognized speaker on commercial airline flight attendant and gate personnel training, performance, safety and FAA regulatory compliance. More than 40 years of experience in the commercial aviation industry; holding such positions as: Manager of Health, Safety and Security for Inflight Division, Senior Inflight Safety Investigator, Emergency Procedures Instructor for pilots and flight attendants, Station Manager, flight attendant and customer service supervisor. Other aviation roles included Chairperson of an FAA supported Aviation Safety Action Program for flight attendants, member of the Air Transport Association (A4A)Cabin Operations Committee and co-developer of Passenger Incident Review Committee process for addressing passenger misconduct incidents on a major global airline. Has provided expert witness, consultation services, reports and testimony for both plaintiff and defense cases and spoken at sever...

Dennis W. Eckstine

Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Construction Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, MEWPs, Construction Accidents, Accident Reconstruction, Electrocution, Machinery, OSHA, Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls, Cranes, Aerial Lifts, Fork lifts
Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to safe and design of cranes, aerial work platforms, mobile elevating work platforms, MEWPs, lifts and other construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled.

Debra Leibold, MD, PhD

Consultant

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Pharmaceutical Regulation, Warnings & Labels - Pharmaceutical Industry, Drug Development, Product Labeling, Regulatory Labeling, Prescribing Information, Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, Adverse Experiences, Regulatory Compliance, Safety, FDA, Off-label Use
Ethical Full Lifecycle Labeling/Prescribing Information That Never Cuts Corners For Pharmaceutical Giants Merck, Shire, and J&J: Labeling strategy and leadership that brings product labeling and products to market supporting vaccines and treatments for infections, internal medicine, oncologic, and rare diseases. These include life-saving, ground breaking, and first-of-its-kind products. Bring decision makers across divisions to the table to negotiate resolution of labeling issues - leading to the creation, revision, and maintenance of clear and compliant product labels that educate health care professionals and patients in the US, EU, Japan, and Rest of World. Gain consensus and champion proactive consensus-building across Research, Statistics, Regulatory, Joint Ventures, Legal, and Marketing on labeling - laser-focused on the bottom line: “What do the doctor and patient need to know?” Provide leadership in support of label development for new applications, supplemental appl...

John V. Sabel, JD, ATP, CFII

Aviation Advisors, LLC

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Aviation & Aerospace - Airline, Pilot, Training, Regulations, Federal Aviation Administration, Airport, National Transportation Safety Board, Safety, Accident, Simulator, Air Carrier, Federal Aviation Regulations, Safety Management Systems, SMS Crew Resource Management, SMS, CRM, Human Factors
Part 121 Airline Transport Pilot (retired) with over 48 years of civil aviation flight experience and over 23,000 flight hours logged. Operated in domestic, Caribbean, Latin American, South American, and North Atlantic theaters. Extensive pilot training experience, safety/accident investigation experience, and university-level teaching experience. Attorney with experience in FAA enforcement action matters. Certificates and ratings: Airline Transport Pilot Type Ratings: EMB-110, DC-9, B-737, B-757/B-767, B-787, A-319/A-320/A-321 Flight Engineer – Turbojet Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certified Flight Instructor: Airplane Instrument Multi-engine Ground Instructor: Advanced Instrument Industry Certifications: Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) – MITRE Aviation Institute - 07/2009, 10/2012 NTSB Aircraft Accident Investigation - National Transportation Safety Board – 09/2009 NTSB Accident Investigation Orientation – National Transportation Safet...

Bob Hickman, P.E., CMSE

The Warren Group, Inc.

Irmo, South Carolina
Mechanical Engineering, Safety - Machine Safety, Machine Guarding, Pneumatic Systems, Hydraulics, Forklifts, Product Liability, Property Damage, Codes and Standards, Machine Design
Senior Consulting Engineer Bob Hickman is a Licensed Professional Engineer in South Carolina, and a Certified Machinery Safety Expert. He has over 30 years of manufacturing and machine design experience in production and quality-driven environments. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. As a design engineer, Bob consulted with an international paper manufacturer. He worked closely with their research and development staff to improve throughput and safety of their custom paper core-winding machines and processes. He also designed several custom machines to improve quality, productivity, reliability, and safety for a specialty producer of attic stairs. He completed the mechanical design of several machines that automated manual processes that replaced inefficient/unreliable manual equipment, as well as assisting with the plant layout/production line planning. In addition, Bob helped analyze and correct problems w...

Ashley S Kisiel, MSN, RN

Legal Nurses, LLC.

West Union, South Carolina
Nurse, Legal Nurse Consulting - Medical Surgical, Telemetry, COVID, Falls, Infiltrations, Safety, Practice Standards, Safe Patient Handling , Medical Record Review, Stroke Certified , BLS/ACLS, Hospital Policy, Core Measures, HAP, CLABSI, CAUTI
12+ years of experience in nursing. Inpatient Nurse with a background in Critical Care, Intensive Care, Progressive Care/Step Down, and Medical Surgical. Experienced in Quality Compliance, Auditing, Evidence Based Research, Core Measures, Nursing Practice Standards of Care and Hospital Policy. Active Registered Nurse with compact license. Master of Science in Nursing Administration with management experience. ACLS/BLS Certified

James A Poage, MA, CSP, ASP, SMS, CSMP, COHC

James Poage LLC

Aiken, South Carolina
Safety, OSHA - Fall Protection, Employee Safety, Occupational Safety, Occupational Health, Workplace Accidents, Driver Safety, Safety Training, Workplace Illness, Workplace Injury, Workplace Fatality, Fall Prevention, Hearing Protection, Accident Prevention, Risk Management, Risk Exposure, Billboard Safety
Certified Safety Professional/CSP-34643 Associate Safety Professional/ASP-28339 Safety Management Specialist/SMS-646 Certified Safety Management Practitioner/14307 Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist/506102 OSHA Outreach Instructor - General Industry OSHA Outreach Instructor - Construction National Safety Council CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor National Safety Council Defensive Driving Instructor COVID19 Return to Work Auditor FEMA - Fire Prevention training

Laurel A Wimmerstedt

LAW Construction Safety Consultants

South Carolina
Safety, Construction - OSHA, Accident, Workers Compensation, Risk Managment, Safety Training, Safety, Fall Protection, Catastrophic Injury, Struck By, Amputation, Scaffolding, Personal Protective Equipment, Fall Prevention, Multi-Employer, Citations, Work Zone Safety, Cranes, Slip Trips Falls, Struck By, Personal Lifts
Over 30 years experience in construction safety, OSHA Outreach trainer since 1999, and consultant on major construction projects throughout the United States. Currently working with large General Contractors, subcontracting companies and water treatment facilities. Have been a part of over 50 OSHA inspections and associated negotiation and defense preparation related to OSHA citations for multiple clients. Expert at incident investigation, accident reconstruction, and injury management and investigation. AREAS OF EXPERTISES INCLUDES: • Accident Investigation & Root Cause • Aerial Lifts, MEWP • Construction Safety/Accidents • COVID Safety & Pandemic Management • Disaster & Emergency Management • Slip, Trip, Falls • Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) • Hand Tool Safety • Heavy Construction Equipment back over, run over, and struck by • High Visibility Safety Apparel • OSHA Whistle Blower protections for safety related matters • Respirator ...

Laurel A Wimmerstedt

LAW Construction Safety Consultants

Tennessee
Safety, Construction - OSHA, Accident, Workers Compensation, Risk Managment, Safety Training, Safety, Fall Protection, Catastrophic Injury, Struck By, Amputation, Scaffolding, Personal Protective Equipment, Fall Prevention, Multi-Employer, Citations, Work Zone Safety, Cranes, Slip Trips Falls, Struck By, Personal Lifts
Over 30 years experience in construction safety, OSHA Outreach trainer since 1999, and consultant on major construction projects throughout the United States. Currently working with large General Contractors, subcontracting companies and water treatment facilities. Have been a part of over 50 OSHA inspections and associated negotiation and defense preparation related to OSHA citations for multiple clients. Expert at incident investigation, accident reconstruction, and injury management and investigation. AREAS OF EXPERTISES INCLUDES: • Accident Investigation & Root Cause • Aerial Lifts, MEWP • Construction Safety/Accidents • COVID Safety & Pandemic Management • Disaster & Emergency Management • Slip, Trip, Falls • Fall Protection, Fall Prevention, Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) • Hand Tool Safety • Heavy Construction Equipment back over, run over, and struck by • High Visibility Safety Apparel • OSHA Whistle Blower protections for safety related matters • Respirator ...

Stanford R Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC

Raising the Standard Consulting Inc.

Texas
Safety, OSHA - Construction, Mining, Workplace Inspections, Crane, Rigging, EM 385-1-1, First Aid/CPR/AED, General Industry, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, Compliance, Workplace Conditions, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding, Excavation, Trenching, Scaffolds, Multi-Employer
Stanford R. Brown, B.Sc., CSP, CSHP, CRSP, CHSC, has over 30 years of experience managing safety and health for various projects. He has been involved with multiple construction safety/OSHA cases as an expert witness. A sampling of the expert witness cases he has been involved with include: • Workplace injury at refinery construction project. • Worker fatally electrocuted during a paving incident. • Construction training and safety standards for power tool injury. Safety and Slip Trip & Fall, EM 385-1-1, OSHA, (SSHO), Competent Person, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer, Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) designation with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Safety and Health Professional (CSHP) in the State of Hawaii. Construction and General Industry, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, Forklift, Aerial Lift, Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Machine Guarding, Amputation, Struck By, Caught Between, Scaffold, Ladder, Roofing Safety, Amputation, Excavation/T...

Cory W Bruner

Propel Safety Consulting

San Antonio, Texas
Safety, Risk Management - Legal Consulting, OSHA, Construction Safety, General Industry Safety, Safety Program, Safety Training, Job-site Accident Investigation, Safety Expert Witness, Job-site accident/fatality, OSHA Inspection, Concrete Pumping Accident, Concrete Pumping Safety, Electrical Safety, Electrical Accident.
Propel Safety Consulting is a full service safety, risk and legal consulting firm. We provide our clients turn key service that we personally help implement and that provides proven results. We stand by our success of helping our clients achieve the success they seek in their compliance programs. We have consulted for hundreds of clients and have reviewed hundreds of accident and fatality cases. With this knowledge of lessons learned from tragedy, we have developed programs and training that will help your firm become proactive in the prevention of accidents and prepared to handle accidents when they do happen without stress. Our team has decades of experience in safety, risk and legal consulting in real world ever day management for some of the biggest construction, chemical, oil and gas, manufacturing, meat packing and processing companies in the country. We know what works and doesn't work through decades of experience getting it wrong and right. We believe our clients are our pa...

Baron Crespo, Psy.D. MSCP

Modern Psychological Network — Chief Psychologist

Texas
Forensic Psychology, Immigration - Immigration, Psychologist, Sexual, Violence, Civil Commitment, Safety, Pre-Employment, Employee Assistance, EAP, Sex Offender, Risk Assessment, Extreme Hardship, Asylum, Certification for Disability, Immigrant, PTSD, Trauma, LGBT, VAWA, Visa, U Visa, T Visa, Bilingual, Latino, Hispanic, Psychosexual
Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia , Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming (as of July 01,2023). Bilingual: (Spanish-English) Licensed Psychologist with 12 years of clinical experience in assessing, treating, and consulting on psychological disorders. Expertise in sexual violence and risk assessment, immigration, disability, psychopharmacology, and the psychological standard of care, with national consulting and business experience. Extreme Hardship Waiver (I-601) Asylum & Withholding of Removal (I-589) Violence Against Women Act | “Battered Spouse Waiver” (I-360) U-Visa | Victim...

Dennis W. Eckstine

Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

Texas
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Construction Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, MEWPs, Construction Accidents, Accident Reconstruction, Electrocution, Machinery, OSHA, Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls, Cranes, Aerial Lifts, Fork lifts
Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to safe and design of cranes, aerial work platforms, mobile elevating work platforms, MEWPs, lifts and other construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled.

Greg Gerganoff, CSP, Esq.

Rocky Mountain Safety Consulting, Inc.

Houston, Texas
Safety, OSHA - OSHA/MSHA compliance, Oil & gas safety, Mining safety, Construction safety, Manufacturing safety, Workplace fatalities, Forklift safety, Conveyor safety, Crushing equipment safety, Fall protection safety, Walking/working surfaces, Pipeline safety, Workplace injuries, Work zone safety
Provide safety expert witness for mining, oil & gas, construction, manufacturing workplace injuries, including Worker’s Compensation Subrogation matters. Provide services to plaintiff or defense. I have worked as a safety professional for companies involving mining, oil & gas and construction and manufacturing for over 19 years. I am an OSHA General Industry 10 & 30 Hour Authorized trainer, and oil & gas PEC Safeland Trainer for Basic and Core training, holder of Blue Card from MSHA for miner safety training. “Hydrogen Sulfide-Safety.” Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineer, Professional Safety, Spring 2015. “Use of OSHA as Standard of Care Negligence Cases.” Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, March/April 2016. “Expert Safety Witness Role, Use of the OSH Act as Standard of Care in Common-Law Negligence Cases.” Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineer, Professional Safety, February 2017. “Implementing an Effective OSH Program Without a Dedi...

Captain Kurt M. Hallier

Maritime Perspective Inc.

Montgomery, Texas
Maritime, Safety - Vessel Management, Oil Tankers, Chemical Tankers, Gas Carriers, Bulk Carriers, Ferries, Marine Terminals, Incident Response, Accident Investigations, Personal Injury, Fires, Collisions, Allisions, Groundings, Loss Control, Vessel Salvage, Offshore Operations, Marine Pilots, Navigation and Waterways.
Master Mariner and Marine Manager with more than 40 years of proven global experience in managing shoreside, shipboard, offshore facility, and terminal operations within the petroleum industry. Successfully resolved complex issues by collaborating with international, federal, state, and local agencies. Recognized as an industry expert in terminal operations, incident management, safety, quality, and environmental affairs. Demonstrated proficiency in conducting port, terminal, and offshore assessments to optimize operations and improve safety. Known for utilizing a robust network of global marine experts to effectively manage risk and enhance the performance of marine assets. Responded to the Exxon Valdez oil spill and Deputy Incident Commander for the salvage of the OMI Charger in Galveston Bay. 30+ years as a member of a major oil company Tier One Incident Response Team responding to actual oil spills, salvage operations, fires, vessel collisions, groundings and allisions. Partic...

Jeff Hunt, MBA, CGR, GMR, GMB, CAPS, CGP, HCI-R, HCI-W, CFLC

Jeff Hunt Construction

Houston, Texas
Construction, Construction Defects - Contract disputes,defects, insurance claims, storm damage, product defects, construction accidents, duty of care, fire damage, wind damage, hail damage, termite damage, cost to repair, estimating, project management, scheduling, safety, green building, remodeling, mediation, arbitration
Jeff is the founder and President of Jeff Hunt Construction, a residential design-build firm in Houston Texas. His construction experience includes commercial projects up to $125 million such as luxury hotels, hospitals, schools, airports, and office buildings. His residential construction experience includes custom home building and remodeling on projects up to $750,000, including major additions, upscale kitchen and baths, fire & flood restoration, and whole house renovations. In addition to his construction experience, Jeff has over 10 years of experience as a strategic and information technology consultant, beginning with a career at Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture). Backed by a strong background in both business and construction, he is regarded as an accomplished speaker and instructor, and a credible expert. His experience as an expert witness includes testifying in state and federal courts on matters including contract disputes, duty of care, construction defects,...

Morris J. Mach, CSP

Powerline Safety & Training

Bastrop, Texas
Engineering, Safety - Power Lines, Linemen, Power Line Training, High Voltage, Lineman Accidents, Power Line Safety, Electrical Burns, Electrocution, Electrical Contacts, High Voltage Flashes, Power Line Fires, Accident Reconstruction, Broken Poles, Electrical Accidents
Electrical lineman and supervisor with 20+ years experience in power line industry. Developed lineman safety and training programs.

Andrew McKewen, CSHO

Service Safety

La Porte, Texas
OSHA, Safety - construction safety, accident investigation, safety training, OSHA disputes, job-site audits, fall protection, stairways and ladders, OSHA authorized trainer, employee rights, employer requirements, documentation, safety policies, OSHA inspections, scaffolds, boom lift, scissor lift, forklift, PPE
Mr. McKewen has over 14 years of occupational safety and health experience within the construction industry. Over the past 12 years he has been in a senior management position within several construction builders and safety consulting companies. The following detail the and services provided to clients and employers; Accident Investigation Thorough, detailed and efficient investigations of accidents, ranging from property damage to construction fatalities. Breaking down everything from company policy to human behavior to find the root cause of the accident. OSHA citation disputes Research the standards which were cited as being in violation, find OSHA Letters of Interpretation, take into account job-site conditions, company policy, training and human behaviors; then meet with OSHA in an informal conference to eliminate the citation. Job-site audits Inspect job-sites, observe employees’ activities. Inspect tool and equipment for safe and proper use and condition, engage with empl...

Cassandra K Moody, M.S., P.E.

Time For Change, LLC.

Houston, Texas
Oil and Gas, Safety - Pipeline, PHMSA, Safety, Integrity Management, Gas, Oil, Distribution, Transmission, Gathering, Residential, Procedure, Explosion, Spill, Environmental, Mechanical, Professional Engineer, Construction, 49 CFR 192, 195, Project, Contract, Hazard, Threat, Risk, Pigging, Failure, Inspection, Workplace
Cassandra K. Moody, M.S., P.E., is different from other experts in that she actively works as a mechanical engineer with vast hands-on experience who understands the unique challenges legal matters present. She communicates effectively and provides results for the projects she works on. Mrs. Moody is passionate about engineering risk-informed solutions to safely optimize ROI: Return on INTEGRITY. She conveys visionary leadership, technical competency, and distinctive communication cultivated over fifteen years of midstream operations and integrity engineering experience with a mid-size oil and gas operator. As a proficient expert in the midstream pipeline industry, Mrs. Moody has represented both plaintiffs and defendants on a variety of cases both in the courtroom and through expert opinion reports. Mrs. Moody’s retained engagements as an independent Engineering Expert have resulted in favorable resolutions for 100% of her clients. Mrs. Moody is an effective communicator who ex...

Homer R. Peterson, II, P.E., CSP, CFLC

Peterson Construction Consulting, Inc.

Houston, Texas
Construction, Safety - Construction, falls from elevation, fall protection, fatalities, occupational health & safety management systems, OSHA matters, personal injury, precast erection, safety, standards of care, steel erection, termination for cause or for convenience, wrongful death
Homer R. Peterson II, P.E., CSP, CFLC provides consulting services to attorneys, insurance carriers, construction companies, and companies engaged in general industry. Services are offered as a subject matter expert, expert witness, and safety consultant. He has over 40 years of construction and safety experience (17 years union, 23 years non-union), including airports, bridges, casinos, convention centers, convocation centers, distribution centers, hospitals, hotels, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, paper mills, pharmaceutical plants, power plants, prisons, refineries, schools, shopping malls, sports arenas, steel mills, stores, and warehouses. See www.homerpeterson.com for photographs of representative projects. His experience includes 40 years in construction in various positions such as president, senior vice president, vice president, project manager, and timekeeper. His responsibilities have included estimating, sales, project management, scheduling, troublesho...

Michael R. Roop, CSP

MRE Training & Consulting

Richmond, Texas
Safety, OSHA - 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
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 e...

Doug Rush, CIH, CSP, CHMM, SMS, OHST, REPA,MSc,

Scopus Consultants, Inc.

Cypress, Texas
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - CIH, CSP, CHMM, Covid, Indoor Air Quality, Toxicology, Asbestos, Environmental, Mold, Legionella, Pesticides, Dermal Assessment, Exposure, Occupational Hygiene, COPD, Forensic Science, Environmental Engineering, Job Hazard Assessment, OSHA, Safety, Warnings & Labels, Products Liability, IAQ
Summary of Experience I am a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Safety Management Specialist (SMS), EPA Nationally Qualified Asbestos Consultant, Licensed Asbestos Consultant, and Hazmat Expert. I help clients with a whole range of health, safety, and environmental challenges, and I have a specialty in industrial hygiene including forensic analysis and testimony associated with current and past exposures to chemical, biological, and safety related injuries and illnesses. My experience encompasses the leadership and management of teams of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) experts including industrial hygienists, safety professionals, environmental engineers, medical doctors, nurses, and technicians in workplace incidents and exposures to industrial chemicals and substances such as asbestos, benzene, welding fumes, lead, mold, pesticides, among others. My accomplishments include participation ...

Gary L. Trotter, PE

New Tech Global

Boerne, Texas
Energy, Engineering - Drilling, completion, production, oil/gas facilities, secondary and teriary recovery, project management, workovers, safety, hydrogen sulfide effects, acid gas injection wells, onshore, inland waters, offshore, petroleum operations
Domestic and international exploration and production experience both onshore and offshore with major, independent, and private oil and gas companies. Career began with operational engineering assignments, transitioning into supervisory and executive management prior to founding a project management business which sold to Schlumberger. Strengths include experience in all phases of upstream exploration and production business management and operations execution. Strong written, verbal and leadership skills and ability to create and sustain solid interpersonal relationships. Numerous successful oil and gas expert witness assignments throughout career.

Patrick J Walsh, CSP

Walsh Safety Consulting

Georgetown, Texas
Safety, Construction - OSHA, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Risk Management, Loss Prevention, Accident Investigation

Billy Weaver

Safety & Compliance Consultants

Kemah, Texas
Transportation, Safety - CMV Compliance, FMCSR, DOT- NON Dot Fleet Vehicles, ELD, Hours of Service, Commercial Trucking, Bus, Driver Behavior, Freight Broker, HazMat, Fleet Operations, Loading and Unloading, Forklift Operations, DOT Inspections, Pilot Car and Flagger, Driver Qualifications, Policy and Procedures, DOT Audit.
Over 30 years of experience in Transportation, Safety, Compliance, and Logistics. Providing Litigation Support for both Plaintiff and Defense Counsel. Sponsorship with AAJ, ATAA, Texas State Bar Contact Billy for updated CV, Fee Schedule, Testimony List. (409) 234-6889

Sandra Whitaker, CSHO

Ongoing Safety & Health Advice

Spring Branch, Texas
Safety, OSHA - OSHA Standards, Accident Investigation, Confined Space, Fall Prevention Systems, Haz-Comm, Lockout/Tagout, Machinery/Machine Safeguarding, Materials Handling, Means of Egress, Personal Protective Equipment, Powered Industrial Truck Operations, OSHA Record-keeping, Walking/Working Surfaces
As a US-DOL Occupational Safety and Health expert with over 50 years’ experience in the field, Sandra Whitaker offers expert witness and litigation support for clients located throughout Texas. Ms. Whitaker is a Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) and US-DOL OSHA Approved Trainer. Mrs. Whitaker’s extensive experience, education, and training in the area of US-DOL-OSHA compliance make her uniquely qualified to offer these expert services: • Expert Witness – Deposition and Trial – both plaintiff and defense. • Comprehensive review and interpretation of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry regulations. • Workplace Injury services including determination of cause, research, opinion and consultation. Services Include: Case File Review; Regulation Research; Written Opinion; Arbitration; Deposition; and/or Trial for either Plaintiff or Defense Attorneys. Experience: Fifty Years in US DOL OSHA compliance in the following industries: Warehouse; Manufacturing; Logistics; Food/Beverage...

Morris D. Argyle, PhD, PE

Provo, Utah
Chemical Engineering, Safety - Petroleum Refining, Heterogenous Catalysis, Process Safety Management, Risk Management, Hazard Analysis, Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Oil and Gas, Energy, Catalyst Deactivation
Professional Engineer registered in Texas. Eight years' petroleum refining experience in process design, economics, fluid catalytic cracking operation and supervision, hydrodesulfurization and catalytic reforming supervision, technical and operations supervision. Prior expert witness in cases involving chemical engineering safety (heat transfer and pressure relief) and attempted arson. Twenty years' experience teaching undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses. 61 peer-reviewed journal publications in areas of heterogenous catalysis, catalyst deactivation, energy, hydrogen generation and purification, and CO2 capture, Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Michael Claverie

Claverie Safety Consultation L.L.C.

RIVERTON, Utah
Safety, OSHA - 1910 General Industry, Accident Investigation, Fall Protection, Haz-Com, Hazard Recognition, Logistics Safety, OSHA Record Keeping, OSHA Standards, Powered Industrial Truck Operations, PPE, Risk Management, Root Cause Analysis, Safety Training, Warehouse Safety, Workplace Injuries
Mr. Claverie has been doing occupational health and safety work since 2010 and has experience applying safe work practices within a broad range of industries including fire prevention, training, construction, power generation, manufacturing, DOT, and warehouse logistics. He can speak to a wide range of health and safety topics and the applicable regulatory requirements. He has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety and is certified through the BCSP and holds a current Certified Safety Professional certificate (CSP). He has in the past been a certified First Aid class trainer, respirator fit tester, and done industrial hygiene sampling work. He is very familiar with the OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Regulations, and also has experience with the OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Construction regulations as well. He is proficient in accident investigation, root cause analysis, OSHA standards, OSHA recordkeeping, powered industrial truck operations, warehouse safety, logistics s...

Lee E Marchessault, CUSA, CUSP

Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc.

Williston, Vermont
Electricity, Safety - Electrical Safety, Electrocution, Electrical Arc Flash Burns, Utility Safety, Power Systems Safety, Utility Fall Protection, Transmission and Distribution Safety
As President of Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc. for over 20 years Lee has provided safety consultation services specializing in electrical safety to over 700 companies. With more than 45 years of experience in the electric field he has cultivated his expertise to build a solid consulting business. There are many electrical standards to sort through. Each case is unique and requires expertise in all of them. Lee has been teaching electrical standards classes for several OSHA Training Institutes for years and keeps current with the NEC changes by maintaining his electrician license. With 20 years field experience in the electric utility, powerline contacts are Lee’s specialty. But he also offers consultation, investigations, opinion reports and testimony for a variety of electrical safety issues from low voltage to ultra-high voltage. Law firms are provided exemplary service, dedication, and the commitment they need to effectively assist with legal cases and challenging schedule...

Mark J Lawless, CSMI

Seattle, Washington
Construction, Safety - Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Changed Conditions, Engineering (Field), Risk Management, Scope of Work, Insurance Coverage, Scheduling, Subcontracting, Estimating, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Standard Practices

Randall M Albert, PE

Shale Advisory Group, LLC

Bluefield, West Virginia
Energy, Oil and Gas - Leases, JOA, Safety, Drilling, Completions, Operations, Project Management, M&A, Midstream, Upstream, Damages, Mining
I have over 40 years experience in the Energy sector with the last 20 at the C-Suite level. I have extensive experience as an expert witness for both defendant and plaintiff. I have worked with large national law firms and small regional law firms. I have provided both deposition and trial testimony.

Timothy Kobernat, CSP RET

OSHAware LLC

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
OSHA, Safety - OSHA, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Trenches, OSHA Standards, Paper Mill, Excavating, Lockout/Tagout, Cranes & Forklifts, Grain Elevators, Multi-Employer Worksites,Material Handling
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 wit...
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