An industrial hygiene expert witness typically has a background in industrial health, environmental health, chemical engineering, and/or is a certified industrial hygienist.
Industrial hygiene, also known as occupational hygiene, is the science of evaluating and creating occupational safety in a confined space. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) describes a confined space as an area that at least one of the following characteristics:
A subject matter expert in industrial hygiene might be called upon to provide expert testimony in toxic tort litigation cases or insurance disputes. Litigation support services by an industrial hygiene expert could include exposure assessment, toxicology report review, expert opinion, expert reports, and expert witness testimony at a trial. A law firm may request a qualified expert with prior expert witness experience in a high-profile case or litigation involving a significant financial stake. Whether the case involves asbestos, OSHA compliance, hexavalent chromium, hydrogen sulfide, indoor air quality, a chemical hazard, carbon monoxide, crystalline silica, exposure to hazardous materials, or other workplace safety issues, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly. The firm routinely provides expert witnesses with the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Industrial Hygiene experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Industrial Hygiene landscape.
This expert earned a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Health and has many years of experience in environmental engineering, industrial hygiene and building materials exposure assessment, most recently as a Principal Scientist of Health Services. This expert directed several multi-million dollar environmental remediation projects, superfund and environmental site and public health investigations including some with high public profiles. This expert has been retained as an expert witness in class action toxic tort litigation support for industrial clients and has testified at a trial in defense of an oil refinery for a matter related to air quality impact from a large oil spill. This expert has a wealth of expert witness experience, including matters involving alleged chemical and biological exposure-related personal injury claims. This expert has provided deposition and testimony at trial.
This expert earned a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Health and has many years of experience in environmental engineering, industrial hygiene and building materials exposure assessment. This expert directed several multimillion dollar environmental remediation projects, superfund and environmental site and public health investigations including some with high public profiles. This expert has been retained as an expert witness in class action toxic tort litigation support for industrial clients and has testified at trial in defense of an oil refinery for a matter related to air quality impact from a large oil spill. This expert has a wealth of expert witness experience, including matters involving alleged chemical and biological exposure-related personal injury claims. This expert has provided deposition and testimony at trial.
This expert holds a PhD in Environmental Health, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and brings to the table many years of comprehensive technical experience in the environmental health and safety field in both the public and private sectors. This expert serves as Founder and technical lead for a highly respected consultancy.
Specific areas of expertise include chemical exposure evaluation, indoor air quality, heat stress, chemical hygiene, hazard communication, health and safety training and management systems, and respiratory protection. This expert's experience includes designing, directing, and conducting industrial hygiene investigations and exposure assessments (over 5000 investigations conducted/managed), designing and overseeing asbestos abatement activities, designing and managing ventilation system installations, conducting general environmental and hazardous material site assessments.
This expert has given over five hundred seminars, with topics varying from health and safety management systems and liability issues, to general indoor air quality and mold. This expert has extensive prior litigation experience having been designated a state-recognized expert in hundreds of cases in the areas of industrial hygiene and indoor air quality, been deposed dozens of times, and testified successfully in both trials and arbitrations.
This expert provides expert professional forensic medicine support services for all medicolegal issues in this expert’s specialties. As a medical expert, this expert has the requisite clinical experience and academic achievement to form an objective medical opinion to a reasonable degree of medical probability and certainty. This expert integrates clinical experience, hands-on clinical practice, knowledge of medicine, and scientific evidence to form an independent, objective opinion. This expert gathers relevant data which this expert then analyzes as part of the process of differential diagnosis to formulate an expert medical opinion. This expert’s opinion can then be communicated by written report, deposition, or courtroom testimony. This expert specializes in the Evaluation and Treatment of Cardiology; Hypertension; Nephrology; Pulmonary Disease; Environmental Toxic Illness such as leukemia, cancers, and sick building syndrome; Drug Toxicity and Standard of Care. This expert has extensive experience in providing expert medical opinion regarding the forensic, occupational, clinical, and environmental aspects of exposure to the following toxins, among others:
This expert provides medical record review for identification of meritorious/non-meritorious claims, negligence and review of prior medical records and medical history for relevance. This expert conducts a comprehensive review of the records, identifying the significant facts, data, and information, which allows this expert to provide an effective case evaluation and decision making.
This expert researches all of the medical literature currently available through on-line services and through this expert’s specialty electronic scientific library of many years of data, and access to some of the largest medical libraries in the world in order to provide scientific evidence which supports causation.
This expert has access to more than 50 web sites on toxicology and occupational medicine and has a full time researcher trained in the field updating this expert’s extensive scientific database, and a large support personnel for data research and assessment. As a fellow and member of scientific societies, this expert has access to cutting edge scientific research and frequently speaks to top national and international leaders in toxicology and medicine.
This expert provides reliable medical opinion concerning whether there is a link between the injurious exposure an individual has experienced and the medical conditions or symptoms which are being reported, and substantiates expert medical opinion with well-established and peer-reviewed scientific evidence and documentation. This expert provides professional deposition and court testimony which furnishes relevant scientific evidence to substantiate medical opinions.
This expert will provide case strategy: when industrial hygiene data are needed, when and what type of additional experts are warranted (i.e. epidemiology, oncology, etc.). This expert provides evaluation of publications authored by opposing expert, as well as preparation for depositions of the opposing experts either by presentation if pertinent, on-point questions, or intensive development of comprehensive product that draws from all data and facts available from records, literature, depositions, testimony and reports. Frequently this expert will provide papers authored by experts, contradicting their current testimony.