Expertise DescriptionI have more than 35 years experience as a safety and accident prevention expert. I am experienced in: occupational health and safety; security; emergency preparedness and response; loss control; and risk assessment/risk reduction recommendations. My areas include: supermarket/retail industry; trip, slip, and fall (inside and outside parking lot-weather related); industrial safety; Cal-OSHA regulations; forklifts; machine guarding; chemical exposure; and general safety issues. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: safety issues and liability matters in Los Angeles County.
My consulting services include: environmental issues, i.e. asbestos removal and encapsulation and industrial hygiene exposures involving workers who use chemicals; employee internal theft investigations, consumer safety, Cal-OSHA compliance and customer accident investigations, reduced customer accident rate; new construction and environmental issues, as well as implementing Respiratory Protection Program for the Painting Department and Hazard Communication Training for employees exposed to toxic chemicals; reviewed hospitals for the treatment of injured workers for a self-insured program; electronics, automotive and asbestos exposures, designed Hazardous Material Business Plans required by Fire Department. I also consulted for retail, wholesale, supermarkets, manufacturing, and processing operations; evaluated Workers' Compensation and Liability Programs, and conducted Physical Surveys of Operations.
I have worked in the furniture industry since 1990.
I have been involved in Security and Safety since 1973 before being a police officer. In the field of Security, I worked for various large companies in Southern California.
I have been a PI since 1980, assistant security manager for Sears, and Security Manager for Wards. I have made thousands of arrests.
I have written the Safety Programs for two major hotels and my company is conducting employee training as well. I am able to establish a standard of care.
I have worked with furniture manufacturers since 1984 and also consulted the industry since 1990. I have defended companies once they have Cal-OSHA citation also.
I have been involved in dock safety for over 25 years, dealing with warehousing and transportation.
I was the Safety and Health Coordinator for a large supermarket chain which featured restaurants and food areas inside. I was also responsible for sanitation and food safety.
I have consulted for various schools since 1992.
I have extensive experience with guards and guard companies. I have also handled a few cases involving security companies, based on my experience education and background.
I have handled these type cases in the past where there is death or serious injury in the past. I have over 35 years of experience in security matters. I was the Safety consultant for one of the largest malls in the world for several years.
I have been working with school districts and Colleges since 1994 as a Safety Consultant, conducting training, inspections Mock Osha inspections and as their Safety Experts in Liability matters, in legal cases.
|B.S.||Occupational Safety and Health|
|A.A.||General Education and Political Science|
|Health and Safety||California State University – Los Angeles|
|Certified Safety and Security Director|
|Registered Environmental Assessor|
|Certified Forklift Instructor|
|Licensed Private Investigator|
Awards & Affiliation
|Institute of Advanced Engineering Award|
|California Society of Security & Safety Professionals – Safety & Security Professional of the Year|
American Society of Safety Engineers
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases