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 Expert  724133

Expert in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Ergonomics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Twenty years of experience enables Expert to address the widest variety of occupational safety program issues. He is familiar with the federal regulations as well as the requirements in each of the dozen or so states which mandate written occupational safety programs. He created the only website capable of automatically writing a safety program. To date, this website has generated over one thousand written programs for small and medium sized businesses.

A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program


federal safety regulation


Hazard Communication Standard


industrial safety


injury prevention


lock out tag procedure


machine safety


maintenance safety


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health regulation


occupational health


occupational safety


Occupational Safety and Health Act


Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation


Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard


plant safety


pre-startup safety review


safety management


textile safety code


workplace environment engineering

Accident and near miss incident investigation is a critical part of every safety program. The purpose of these investigations is to determine why an incident occurred and then prevent similar incidents in the future. It is important to report and investigate every accident and incident especially minor accidents and near miss incidents. Often, many minor incidents occur before a major accident; investigating and preventing minor incidents can also prevent major accidents. For example, many people may slip on an oil puddle before someone falls and hurts him or herself. By finding and fixing the oil leak after someone slips (the "near miss incident") we also prevent someone from falling (the "accident"). With over 20 years of experience performing accident investigations, Expert can help you get to the "root" of your safety problems.

accident investigation


fault tree analysis

Ergonomics is the process of designing the workplace to fit the physical and mental capabilities of the worker. A poor match between the worker and the workplace can lead to injuries and lower productivity. As workplace safety improves, many Bay Area companies are now finding that back injuries, wrist strain, and other ergonomics related problems account for most of their workers compensation claims. The pain and expense of ergonomic injuries can often be prevented, and many ergonomic solutions are inexpensive. With extensive experience in both industrial and office ergonomics, Expert can help you optimize the ergonomics of your work environment.

ergonomic tool design




human-factors industrial design


man-machine interface

Expert has spent twenty years protecting workers from chemical hazards. With experience working in a wide variety of environments (e.g. chemical manufacturing, blending and packaging, manufacturing, and laboratories), he can provide expert advice on the chemicals companies rely on to create their products.

chemical exposure


chemical safety management


gas handling safety


hazardous material handling


industrial hygiene


industrial hygiene engineering


laboratory safety


OSHA labeling


oxygen safety

A confined space is any space that is difficult to enter and exit and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, and trenches are all examples of possible confined spaces. Expert has addressed confined space hazards in a wide variety of work environments including construction, chemical manufacturing, gasoline transportation, and government installations.

confined space safety

The rapidly changing work environment typical of construction sites requires a unique approach to occupational health and safety issues. With work experience ranging from residential remodeling to public works mega-projects, Expert can help you ensure that the employees on your job site go home safe at the end of each day.

construction safety management


contractor safety management

Noise is a common and insidious occupational health hazard. Expert has extensive experience in noise measurement, noise reduction (design of engineering controls), and hearing protection. Whether the problem is selecting appropriate hearing protectors or performing octave band analysis to select an engineering control, Expert can help you ensure that your employees will be able to hear when they retire.

industrial acoustic noise measurement


noise level safety code

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Workplace Safety, Product Safety, Mechanical Engineering,...
Personal Injury, Industrial/ Construction Safety,...
Toxicology, Proposition 65
UL Certification: CE Mark, NFPA, Hazardous Locations, and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1990   M.P.H.   Industrial Hygiene   UCLA  
1985   B.S.   Earth and Space Science   UCLA  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to







Performed office ergonomics evaluations for the Applied Materials CSS organization. Developed and marketed his website that allows the user to quickly and easily create a customized safety program for a small business.

2002 to 2004


Brenton Safety Incorporated



Director of e-Commerce


Developed internet marketing strategy for the largest independent safety supply distributor in California. Managed the launch of a new database backed e-Commerce web site supporting real time ordering of nearly 5,000 safety products. Designed and programmed an improved database for storing product information for safety products.

2000 to 2002


Clayton Environmental Group



Senior Industrial Hygienist


Support the Applied Materials industrial ergonomics program on a part-time outsource basis. Perform ergonomic evaluations of semiconductor tool integration and test, manual wafer transfer, warehousing, and other operations.

Resident contractor to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Provided comprehensive occupational safety and health services to business units. Managed the company's noise and bloodborne pathogens programs. Backed-up the Radiation Safety Officer. Conducted pre-purchase chemical reviews and edit manufacturing instructions for safety and health content. Trained 50 line managers and supervisors on Job Hazard Analysis.

Provided occupational health and safety consulting services to Agilent, Cypress Semiconductor, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Chevron Corporation, and other clients. Developed written ESH programs, performed employee training, collected and interpreted air samples during semi-conductor tool maintenance activities, and conducted office ergonomics evaluations.

1999 to 2000


Science Applications International Corporation and PAI Corporation


NASA Ames Research Center


Senior Industrial Hygienist


Conducted indoor air quality investigations and performed a comprehensive industrial hygiene baseline of the Ames Research facility. Member of the Emergency Response team responsible for chemical safety. Helped manage respiratory protection, confined space entry, and industrial noise programs.

1990 to 1999


State Compensation Insurance Fund


Safety and Health Services


Senior Industrial Hygiene Consultant


Managed development of Loss Control Computer Applications supporting over 100 field Loss Control staff. Projects included:

* deployment of a client/server service activity documentation application * design and deployment of a web-based Loss Analysis product * development & launch of a Loss Control intranet web site * initiated, designed, and managed development of a knowledge based expert system to provide ergonomics advice to computer users * designed an automated risk assessment system.

Managed a regional office (six industrial hygienists, two clerks and approximately $1 million budget) providing occupational safety and health consultation services to State Fund policyholders south of Fresno.

Provided consultation services to policyholders including hazard identification, environmental measurements, design of engineering controls, indoor air quality, ergonomics, employee training, and written occupational health and safety programs.

1991 to 1992


Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company



Contract Industrial Hygiene Consultant


Drafted a Request for Proposal for industrial hygiene services related to asbestos removal. Reviewed proposals and commented on the first deliverables provided by the consultant.

1989 to 1990


Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company



Industrial Hygienist


Helped design and implement a company wide baseline industrial hygiene survey. Wrote Material Safety Data Sheets for several products. Designed a new environmental measurements database.

1987 to 1989


Engineering-Science, Incorporated



Industrial Hygienist and Environmental Scientist


Managed asbestos abatement and underground storage tank removal on the Los Angeles Metro Rail (subway) project. Conducted environmental impact assessments and industrial facility permitting. Helped conduct a regulatory impact analysis of Proposition 65.

Career Accomplishments:

American Industrial Hygiene Association



Publications and Patents Summary

He has developed several conference sessions and created a CD-rom on safety.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Prop 65 compliance in manufacturing expert.
  • ANSI expert for consulting.
  • Warning label expert for consulting on warning labels and instructions.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Protective clothing expert witness for consulting.
  • Expert in human interaction with industrial equipment in a chemicals plant.
  • Oxygen system expert for consulting on medical oxygen system explosion.
  • Trucking equipment expert needed for consulting regarding a trucking equipment accident.
  • Expert in job site safety for union labor worker injury case.
  • Los Angeles industrial safety expert for consulting on safety glasses in an occupational setting.
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.

Market Research:
Marketed his business which allows the user to quickly and easily create a safety program for a small business.

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.


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