Expertise DescriptionI have over 50 years experience in safety and civil engineering, concentrating on public utilities, occupational safety and health (O.S.H.A.), and transportation engineering. My public utilities expertise includes: gas pipelines (construction, inspections, maintenance, repair, testing operating pressures); gas pipeline accidents (ignition / explosions); and power lines (overhead / underground). OSHA expertise includes: equipment inspections (ladders, ramps, scaffolds, scissor lifts, stairways, work platforms); safety procedures (concrete pumping, confined space entry into manholes / pipelines / tanks, construction / demolitions, electrical equipment, excavations, flammable materials storage, forklifts, personal protective equipment, roofing, traffic control); site inspections (construction / demolitions, drilling sites, industrial, loading docks, machine shops, refineries, vehicle repair shops, warehouses); and work accidents (cave-ins, construction, falls, industrial, materials handling, power lines, refineries, warehouses). My transportation expertise includes: bridges / bridge inspections; bridge / highway design; and environmental planning. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My consulting experience includes: Bridge and Highway Engineer – bridge construction, supervising, providing engineering support and inspecting construction of concrete and steel bridges, including the safety of construction workers and the interfacing project; bridge and highway design and planning; environmental planning; Safety Engineer – safe work practices at construction and demolition sites, industrial plants, machine shops, petroleum drilling sites, warehouses; investigation of fatal and serious work accidents involving construction sites, industrial plants, petroleum refineries, warehouses, etc.; safety procedures to be implemented in the use of mobile cranes in the vicinity of overhead energized high voltage electoral lines; Utilities Engineer & Safety Engineer – inspection of gas pipeline construction, concrete inspections, testing, operating, pressures, maintenance and repair; investigation of accidents involving explosions and damage; evaluation of vehicle traffic control measures.
I have over 41 years of expertise in the safe operation of forklifts as a Cal-OSHA compliance safety engineer (1974 to 1979) and as a safety expert (1979 to the present).
I have qualified in California Superior Court as an expert in the safe use of forklifts.
I also taught forklift safety as part of semester courses in Accident Prevention at a City College for 12 years.
I have been licensed as a Professional Safety Engineer with the State, and my license is current.
I have expertise in the operation forklifts in retail stores (such as Home Depot).
|B.S.||Civil Engineering||San Jose State University|
|M.S.||Safety and Systems Management||University of Southern California|
|Licensed Professional Safety Engineer|
|Registered Professional Civil Engineer in California|
|Registered Professional Safety Engineer in California|
Awards & Affiliation
American Society of Safety Engineers
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases