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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Protective Equipment experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Protective Equipment landscape.


Expert Witness #122855

This expert is considered one of the leading national experts on textile flammability and protective clothing and leads a highly respected fire safety consultancy. This expert frequently provides consulting to clothing manufacturers and end user organizations on proper design, selection, testing, and use of protective clothing and related equipment. This expert has written or coauthored over 120 reports, papers, and articles on various aspects of textile flammability and protective clothing and has been an invited as speaker for over 150 presentations.

This expert is responsible for promulgation of ASTM standards on test methods for physical, chemical, biological, thermal protection and human factors, comprehensive NFPA standards on fire fighter, chemical, and biological protective clothing; and 10 ISO standards on different areas of personnel protection.

This expert is considered a leader in textile flammability and has a thorough understanding of textile, rubber, plastic physical properties; flame and heat properties; chemical, biological, and particulate barrier properties; and comfort and ergonomic properties; laboratory auditing.

This expert has been involved in numerous projects and contracts for development of specific protective textile systems, evaluation of products against industry standards, support of new product introductions into specific market niches, identification of industry technology needs, and determination of safety/health hazards for particular applications. This expert has extensive prior litigation experience including deposition and courtroom testimony.


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Expert Witness #260498

This expert has many years of experience with fire safety issues. This expert leads a well-known, internationally-recognized consultancy providing technical assistance with codes and standards issues (emphasis on fire), as well as consulting services for fire related legal cases.

This expert has published 500 papers and six books. This expert has a strong background in fire performance and the effects of flame retardants. This expert is very active on proposals for development and amendment of codes (leading to regulation), including the building codes (IBC and NFPA 5000), the life safety code (NFPA 101), the national electrical code (NEC, NFPA 70), the mechanical codes (IMC, UMC), the fire codes (IFC, NFPA 1), the residential code (IRC) and the wildland code (IWUIC). This expert is also very active in development of standard fire tests, practices, specifications and guides (nationally and internationally) within ASTM, NFPA, CSA, ISO and IEEE. This expert has been appointed to a number of positions of responsibility within codes and standards committees and has received several awards.

Among the many, this expert is a member of the following ASTM, ISO, and NFPA technical committees:

ASTM

E05 (Fire Tests)

D07 (Wood)

D09 (Electrical and Electronic Insulating Materials)

D13 (Textiles)

D20 (Plastics)

F15 (Consumer Products)

F23 (Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment)

ISO

TC61 SC4 (Plastics, Burning behavior)

TC92 (Fire Safety) -

NFPA

Hazard and Risk of Contents and Furnishings

Building Code/Safety to Life: Interior Finish and Contents

This expert has extensive litigation experience having been deposed and testified in matters involving:

upholstered furniture or mattresses

electrical cables

textiles

lining materials

plastics

fatalities


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