Industrial Safety Expert Witnesses
What is an industrial safety expert witness?
Industrial safety expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds in occupational health, human factors, environmental health, and/or safety management. Industrial safety expert witnesses may be Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), Certified Safety Professionals (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CMM), or hazmat experts and may be considered OSHA experts.
What types of cases require an industrial safety expert witness?
Industrial safety refers to the policies and procedures put in place by an organization to protect its employees and assets at a worksite. The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) is the primary U.S. regulatory body dedicated to industrial safety, and OSHA regulations are enforced through compliance inspections. The health and safety risks encompass chemicals, biological agents, physical factors, adverse ergonomic conditions, allergens, and psychosocial risk factors.
Industrial safety expert witness case examples
Representative matters have involved:
- OSHA compliance audits and certifications,
- indoor air quality safety consulting at a New York warehouse,
- confined spaces,
- forklift safety issues and standard of care,
- OSHA safety training,
- hazardous energy lockout/tagout,
- industrial hygiene assessment,
- personal protective equipment (PPE),
- construction safety and construction accidents,
- industrial accident involving machine guarding fatalities,
- electrical safety,
- New Jersey construction site fall protection, and
- risk management of exposure to hazardous materials.
What litigation support work might an industrial safety expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support services by an industrial safety expert could include chemical exposure assessments, toxicology report reviews, accident reconstructions, research and authoring expert reports, and expert witness testimony at deposition and at trial. In addition, a law firm may request a construction industry expert for pre-litigation consulting services.
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Industrial Safety Expert Witness - Representative Bios
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Industrial Safety experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Industrial Safety landscape.