Workplace safety expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience in occupational health, human factors, environmental health, safety management, civil engineering, and/or are certified industrial hygienists (CIH) or certified safety professionals (CSP).
Workplace safety refers to the policies and procedures put in place by an organization to protect its employees and assets. The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) is the primary U.S. regulatory body dedicated to workplace 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. A subject matter expert in workplace safety might be called upon to provide expert testimony in personal injury matters, safety consulting, product liability matters, or insurance disputes. Expert witness services could include an expert opinion, accident reconstruction, expert reports, and expert witness testimony at a trial. In addition, a law firm may request a workplace safety professional for pre-litigation consulting services. Whether the case involves:
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Workplace Safety experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Workplace Safety landscape.
This expert is a Professional Engineer with experience in drilling and completions engineering and operations management, as well as proven expertise in optimizing well design, planning and operations for drilling. This expert has a solid track record of providing high level engineering design, operations management and substantial cost saving. Accomplished in drilling optimization, performance improvement and Technical Limit process, this expert has designed and constructed vertical, directional, and horizontal wells for oil and gas production and environmental remediation; as well as horizontal bores for pipeline installations and utility crossings. As a skilled team leader and mentor with strong ability to coach and motivate junior staff; prioritize and manage multiple concurrent activities meeting deadlines and financial objectives, this expert's proactive approach ensures job quality, workplace safety, regulatory compliance and environment protection. This expert has performed numerous analyses to determine the mechanisms that cause failures of drill bits, downhole tools, tubulars, rig structures, assemblies, components, and overall drilling systems. This expert has prior litigation experience, having written reports and been deposed, but has yet to have the pleasure of testifying in court.
This expert has many years of direct work experience with: standard of care, special education, risk management, school and workplace safety, abuse, discrimination, wrongful death, policies and procedures, and personnel matters. This expert has experience as a legal consultant on school safety matters.
This expert is an electrical engineering expert with many years of hands-on experience in industrial controls, automation, machinery, equipment, industrial safety and machine safeguarding. This expert applies expertise to forensic casework involving industrial controls, machine safeguarding, workplace safety, industrial/commercial/residential electric power systems, electrical related fires, electric shocks, and electrocutions. This expert is proficient in the National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, Electrical Safety in the Workplace, OSHA Standards for General Industry, and OSHA Electrical Safety Standards.
For many years this expert was a controls engineer for a control system integrator, where this expert was involved in control panel design, industrial automation, machine control, electrical design, software programming, installation, electrical contractor supervision, machine safeguarding, commissioning, project management, electrical power distribution and workplace safety. This expert was a corporate engineer performing electrical engineering in 4 different manufacturing facilities, including industrial controls, automation, process control, process engineering, quality control, robotics, industrial safety, machine safeguarding manufacturing supervision, and product development.
This expert is a licensed Professional Engineer in more than 20 states and a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE) as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
This expert provides technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving design, construction, operation, maintenance and training of electrical systems, equipment and devices.
This expert’s areas of expertise include:
Automation, controls, automated manufacturing, automated assembly lines, conveyors, robotics, material handling, packaging, robotic cells, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), test cells, gantries, cranes, elevators, conveyors, lifts, turn tables, pumps, fans, scales, instrumentation, motion control, process control, boiler control, steam control, speed control, industrial controls, HVAC systems, air conditioners, air handling, boilers, compressed air, exhaust, centrifugal and absorption chillers, heaters, ovens, presses, grinders, cutting, broaching, stamping presses, hydraulics, pneumatics, vision, inspection, weighing, RFID, barcode, RF Radios, recipe/batch management, gas analyzers, motor controls, motion control, electrical control panels, control panel design/build (UL certified), PLC, HMI, MES, SCADA and software development, industrial communications (wired and wireless), information systems, data collection, data reporting, alarming, and industrial safety.
This expert’s expertise also extends to:
Industrial control software, programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interface (HMI), graphical user interface (GUI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Other software Visual Basic, C++, Microsoft SQL. PLC Software, Allen Bradley/Rockwell RSLogix/5/500/5000/IPDS, Siemens S5/S7/TIA Portal, Mitsubishi MEDOC/GX Developer/GX Works, Omron, Telemechanique, Modicon,B+R, Opto22, Steeplechase VLC, PC Worx, Wago, Automation Direct, Koyo HMI / GUI / SCADA Software, Rockwell RSView, Rockwell FactoryTalk, Allen Bradley Panelbuilder, Siemens WinCC, Mitsubishi GOT, Mitsubishi GX Worx, Wonderware, Intellution, Iconics, Cimplicity, Proficy iFix, Indusoft, Automation Direct C-more, Industrial Communication Networks, Ethernet, Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet I/P, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Interbus, and ASi-Bus.
This expert brings to the table many years of security and workplace management experience, specializing in security and workplace violence. This expert has assessed and developed workplace violence programs for dozens of organizations and has been brought in as a consultant following over 30 active shooter incidents. This expert spent half a career managing contract security guards as owner/manager of a security guard firm and this expert has also advised many consulting clients on retaining and managing contract security firms.
This expert has been board certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), is certified as a Certified Security Consultant (CSC), is involved in the International Security Management Association (ISMA) and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).
This expert is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is a member of ASIS International.
This expert has extensive prior litigation experience including multiple depositions and a few trials, some involving contract security officers.