Expertise DescriptionI have 30 years experience in Risk Management and Environmental, Safety and Health. My specialty includes developing and implementing comprehensive risk management programs and assessments, safety and compliance strategies, minimizing employee injuries, liability exposures, and property losses, increasing operational effectiveness, and ensuring compliance with internal and governmental regulations. My expertise includes safety management programs, on-site safety audits and assessments, employee and supervisory training, accident investigation, accidental death, development of safety plans and programs, assistance with OSHA regulations and compliance, industrial hygiene and environmental sampling and monitoring services, OSHA 10 and 30-hour General Industry Training, and OSHA 10 and 30-hour Construction Safety Training. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: employee killed by being drawn into conveyor system during tank cleaning; employee killed in a fall during structural steel work; customer fell over display rack; a fall during application of metal deck roofing; minor child killed while on construction site; trip and fall over a barrier placed by museum personnel; electrical burns obtained while engaged in service / maintenance operations at power plant.
My consulting services include: development and implementation of an enterprise-wide risk management program designed to reduce potential harm while enhancing the ability to identify growth and improvement opportunities; provision of loss control and support services to brokers and agents for assessing operations and related controls of policy holders.
I have significant experience in addressing issues related to premises design and related liability, including the maintenance of safe walking surfaces. My experience in this area is supported by a strong working knowledge of applicable governmental and consensus standards, industry best practices, and risk management practices.
I have been involved in numerous trip/fall cases centered around the need for appropriate municipal sidewalk inspection and maintenance.
|Bachelor of Science||Technology of Industry||Safety and Accident Prevention||Illinois State University|
|Master of Public Administration||University of Illinois|
|Certified Safety Professional|
|The Board of Certified Safety Professionals|
|Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry|
|Voluntary Compliance in Safety and Health for General Industry|
Awards & Affiliation
American Society of Safety Engineers
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases