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Expert in Public Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Training and Course Development

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program, Expert has worked in the field of Accident Investigation for many years giving him the opportunity to research and establish sound reduction programs for various businesses. Expert has the ability to observe and correct behavioral factors that arise with various types of accidents. Expert has authored two courses that deal directly with Accidents and Reduction applications.

A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program


environmental safety


Hazard Communication Standard


National Fire Protection Association code


Occupational Safety and Health Administration


OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146


OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030

Accident, Accident Investigation, Expert has worked in the field of Accident Investigation for many years both in the criminal and civil settings. Expert has developed an Accident Investigation Course that finds the cause of an Accident. Sometimes this is good for the Company, Sometimes not so good. Expert finds the cause, right, wrong, or indifferent. Expert builds on the result to establish true and effective methods of correcting the problem.

accident investigation


risk management




health safety


occupational health & safety

Automotive Safety, In the law enforcement career Expert had launched he had the opportunity to work directly with vehicles ensuring Automotive safety, drivers responsibilities, insurance compliant companies and advanced accident investigations allowing Expert to observe directly the cause and result of poor Safety practices. Expert also worked in the field of DOT compliance and traffic regulation.

automotive safety

Chemical Exposure, As an EPA interim provider, Instructor Expert has instructed several courses in hazardous materials (EPA 165.15) to include decontamination procedures for may types of chemicals. As a hazardous materials technician Expert has attended many real life events that have had people contaminated with various hazardous chemicals.

chemical exposure

Chemical processing plant accident investigation, One of Expert's many clients is a TSD waste incineration facility. Expert has authored an accident investigation program that investigates accidents directly involving hazardous materials processing systems. Expert has had a fire amount of success with the programs authored following a processing failure.

chemical processing plant accident investigation




fire fighting


fire investigation


fire prevention


fire protection


fire safety


fire safety code


lock out tag procedure

Confined Space Safety, Expert teamed up with, and authored a Confined Space Program with Professor Jon Shields of Utah in early 1992 to develop a Confined Space program. The program involved all three levels of entry, operations, and rescue personnel training. This coursework was adopted by three western states as the industry standard.

confined space safety


industrial safety


life safety


occupational safety


plant safety




safety code


safety management

Expert has applied his entire public and private safety background to industrial safety, as he has learned new topics, Expert adapted new prevention ideas and instructional methodology disciplines in many industries. He has learned new safety practices by investigating what has gone wrong in many different environments. Expert has attended numerous selected train the trainer courses to become a trainer in the most active accidents, as well as many courses to be proactive against the routine accidents. Expert has developed several courses and designed modifications to existing off the shelf courses that do not seem to work. In doing this Expert had climbed the ladder to become an Assistant Director of a very large college. Michael, now retired, is taking his knowledge and experience directly to industry. Expert is a leader in the industrial safety arena applying all he has learned from his public safety, and his educational career, to teaching industry the lessons he has learned over the past 27 years.

explosion investigation

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri;  Saint Charles, Missouri;  and Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   Certificates   Police-Fire Science   UVSC-Westminster  
1999   Certificates   Instructional Methodology   USFA  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to 2007


Utah Valley State College


Fire Science


Assistant Director


His responsibilities included, Transportation, Library Operations, Facility Management, and Logistics divisions. Course Development, Strategic Planning. Administration

Career Accomplishments:

ASSE, NFPA, UPOA, Expert has been a member of these organizations for many years.


Police Science, Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Hazardous Materials Technician, EPA HazMat provider in 165, and 165.5 Training Instructor, Police Officer, Emergency Medical Technician, Rescue Specialist.

Professional Appointments

Utah County Board of appeals. Assigned to the bench in 1999.


Several from deployment to National disasters. World Trade Center, Teton Dam Paramedic Rescue Team, Hurricane Katrina. etc:

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2005 to 2005   FEMA   Strike Team Leader   Expert worked with a group of very professional rescue personnel during Hurricane Katrina.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Safety Director for Utah Roofing Company
  • Course development for Hazardous waste company. Topics: Accident Investigation, Firefighting, Plant Protection and Security, National Incident Management Training, Disaster Training and deployment.
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team
  • Emergency Accident Investigation Team member for fatality accidents.
  • First Due Technical Rescue Team.
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 was accepted as an expert witness in the 3rd Circuit Court as an Accident Investigation witness. Expert was also accepted as an expert witness in Arson Investigation in the same court.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in chemical exposure for consulting on employer intentional tort.
  • Expert for consulting on Anhydrous ammonia needed for case review.
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  
2005 to   World Wide  

Market Research:
He assisted in the strategic and operational planning for the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy. The growth was ten fold over a period of about 8 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:

Many courses have been authored by Mike, Including: Advanced Accident Investigation, Confined Space Rescue, Technical Rescue, Basic Firefighter Tactics for Industry.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He maintained a list of several hundred vendors during the years of service.

Other Skills and Services

He developed and designed live fire props for UFRA. These were safe, cost effective, and very useful in training firefighters in a live fire environment.


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