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 Expert  107941

Expert in Chemicals: Safety, Health, Environmental, Development, Testing, Shipping, and Packaging


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a Safety Engineer with over 30 years experience specializing in safety management and engineering. His experiences range from small facility safety management to Corporate Manager of Safety, Loss Control, and Security for an international chemical company and Product/Safety Manager for aerosols. The types of businesses he has served range from highway, steel processing, and power plant construction to manufacturing, chemical plants, business products for injection molding, and retail stores. Expert's other experience includes teaching the industrial safety courses at community colleges and instructing members of the American Society of Safety Engineers in preparation for the Certified Safety Professional national examinations. He has written hundreds of MSDS, reviewed thousands of MSDS for coding and digitizing, and written equipment instruction manuals and labels to comply with FDA and OSHA regulations as well as liability prevention. He achieved 75% reduction in worker's compensation costs for 3 different organizations in 3 years. He has written evaluations and testified for several lawsuits including labels and worker's compensation for both plaintiff and defendant.
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safety management

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safety engineering

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chemical safety

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industrial safety

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occupational safety

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construction safety management

Expert's expertise includes accidents (investigation, reconstruction, and prevention), back injuries, dangerous chemicals, flammables, fire protection and system prevention, lab safety, claims management, workers' machine guarding, multilingual right-to-know training, power processes, forging and foundries, product safety, OSHA-MSHA surveys, risk management, safety and health programs, security, standards and codes, and warning labels. He was selected to the All Ohio Safety Professional-of-the-Year in 1982 by the All Ohio Council of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He most recently was the Safety Engineer at a chemical plant that produces plastic additives using flammable solvents. He was a Compliance Manager for OSHA, EPA, and DOT for a $140 million galvanizing line construction project. Currently he is semi-retired.
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accident investigation

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accident reconstruction

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machine guard

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plant safety

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accident reduction


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  Lorain, Ohio;  Lakewood, Ohio;  Elyria, Ohio;  Euclid, Ohio;  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1978   A.B.M.   Business Management   University of New Mexico  
1969   B.S.   Psychology   University of Houston  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to 2004

 

IMS Company

 

Product Development

 

Product Manager - Chemicals

 

He developed and brought to market four new chemical products: high temperature paste, super slick release agents, natural cleaner, and an improved lubricant.

1998 to 2000

 

Construction Safety Management

 


 

Consultant

 

Expert was the site safety manager for building a $140 million dollar zinc coating line.

1992 to 1998

 

Ferro Corporation

 


 

Safety Engineer

 

He administered self-insured workers compensation, reducing costs by 85% in four years at a specialty chemical plant with OSHA-targeted chemicals.

1986 to 1992

 

American Safety Training Institute

 


 

Executive Director and Instructor

 

Expert was the originator and developer.

1984 to 1992

 

Howsafe Corporation

 


 

President

 

Founder and owner of 18 employee safety consulting LLC. Wrote earliest HazCom manuals and instructions; sold 4,000 training kits of manuals and self produced training video. National speaker on HazCom; write MSDS, review MSDS, train 400 clients and their employees on HazCom. Inspect facilities and provide analysis to clients.

1979 to 1984

 

Harshaw Chemical Co.

 

Occupational Safety, Loss Control Insurance and Security

 

Corporate Director

 

Administer worker's compensation for US facilities in 4 states; write and implement corporate safety manual; present safety programs and analysis to corporate operations management; inspect facilities national and international.

1974 to 1979

 

Stearns Roger Construction

 


 

Safety Engineer

 

Construction safety engineer for oil refinery, coal power plant, chemical processing.

1969 to 1973

 

Texas Highway Department

 

Houston

 

Safety

 

Write safety training meeting materials for 8 counties; present orientation for new hires; inspect facilities and water ferries; train 1800 employees in safe driver training; investigate accidents and assist in worker's compensation application.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert has been a member of Veterans of Safety, American Society of Safety Engineers (Past Chapter President), American Industrial Hygiene Association, Society of Ohio Safety Engineers (Past President), World Safety Organization, Patterns for Progress, Ohio Division of Safety and Hygiene, and the Greater Cleveland Safety Council.

Licenses/Certifications

He was a Certified Safety Executive through the World Safety Organization.

Professional Appointments

Expert was Chapter President for ASSE and SOSE.

Awards/Recognition

He was selected to the All Ohio Safety Professional-of-the-Year in 1982 by the All Ohio Council of the American Society of Safety Engineers.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored several magazine publications, white papers, manuals, advertising layouts, and marketing research reports.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Professional Safety, American Society of Safety Engineers  
 - Howsafe Corporation  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1969 to 1973   Texas Highway Dept.   Safety Instructor   Expert promoted and trained on all safety topics; he also performed investigations for workers' compensation claims.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert reduced workers' compensation costs at a forge by 85% in three years.
  • He has challenged OSHA on alledged violations of regulations.
  • Expert has customized chemical safety training many times, especially under the Hazard Communication Standard.
  • He set up the computerized tracking (and writing) of MSDSs for several small and large businesses.
Recent Client Requests:
  • ANSI expert for consulting.
  • Sodium chlorate expert for consulting on aspects of sodium chlorate safety.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has given several court testimonies and many depositions on workers' compensation and product liability.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in printed warning labels for MSDS and aerosol can label consulting for glass and film cleaner from 1988-1990.
  • Expert in MSDS for a legal case.
  • Chemical warning labels expert for consulting on chemical warning label.
  • Expert in asbestos exposure and fabrics for consulting on asbestos litigation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1982 to 1982   Europe   He inspected the safety performance of chemical plants in Germany, Holland, England, and Spain.

Market Research:
He brought four new chemical products to market in the last two years.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He created a video and manual on Hazard Communication; 4,000 were sold nationwide.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of personal protective equipment (PPE), personal safety clothing, gloves, hard hats, and air detection devices. He has access to books, catalogs, a chemical library, and CD-ROM regulations to aid him in supplier selection.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is very computer literate and is adaptable to most environments. He loves to do research, summarizing, collecting, interpreting, and helping others achieve their goals, too.


 

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