Workplace Safety Expert Witnesses
What is a workplace safety expert witness?
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). Expert witnesses in workplace safety have extensive knowledge of OSHA codes and standards, accident investigations, and failure analyses. Workplace safety expert witness candidates are often Professional Engineers (PE) or have advanced degrees (PhD) specific to different work environments.
What types of cases require a workplace safety expert witness?
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.
Workplace safety expert witness case examples
Exemplar cases include:
- OSHA compliance and audits,
- indoor air quality,
- industrial hygiene assessment,
- construction safety training,
- confined spaces,
- industrial accidents,
- worker’s compensation,
- lockout/tagout practices and procedures,
- machine guarding accident causation,
- fall protection at a construction site,
- personal protective equipment (PPE),
- construction industry standards,
- exposure to hazardous materials, or
- other workplace safety issues.
What litigation support work might a workplace safety expert witness be expected to perform?
Expert witness services could include providing expert opinions, accident reconstruction, research and authoring expert reports, and expert witness testimony at deposition and at trial. In addition, a law firm may request a workplace safety professional for pre-litigation consulting services.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a workplace safety expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Workplace Safety Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
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.