Expert 48585 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

I 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

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: safety issues and liability matters in Los Angeles County.


Consulting Experience

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.


Professional Experiences




Relevant Experiences

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.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
B.S.Occupational Safety and Health
A.A.General Education and Political Science
Health and SafetyCalifornia State University – Los Angeles

Licenses Certifications

Certified Safety and Security Director
Registered Environmental Assessor
Certified Forklift Instructor
Licensed Private Investigator
OSHA Certified

Awards & Affiliation

Institute of Advanced Engineering Award
California Society of Security & Safety Professionals – Safety & Security Professional of the Year

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Safety Engineers


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