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 Expert  726061

Expert in Product Safety Regulatory Compliance


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Delaware (DE)
USA
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
He has performed evaluation and testing for both regulatory safety standards such as UL, CSA and IEC standards and in component failure analysis.

As a part of his regulatory expertise he has

- evaluated and performed testing for shock hazards using body models defined in International Safety Standards. - evaluated product related fire hazards both in regulatory and in field returned samples - evaluated mechanical hazards

in all new product development cases he worked extensively in finding issues early and working with design teams to develop cost effective and compliant solutions.

He has performed complete safety review, testing and report generation for safety regulatory requirements for international safety standards on the manufacturing side and two different third party laboratory's side.

He is an expert all aspects of the safety certification process (18 years)

He has performed full reviews for products that have had field failures for manufacturers (5 years)

Is a certified Product Safety Engineer through NARTE

He has a strong background in the NEC and has served on the NFPA 79 standards writing committee and is involved extensively with IEC Technical Committee 66.

He extensively knows product and product regulatory safety

He is an expert on third party safety regulatory operation. He has personally performed -He has performed reviews of other project engineer's work -He has performed services sales -he has performed field evaluations -he has performed Follow up services engineering -He was a project engineer and a senior project engineer personally performing , construction reviewing, report writing and testing for a variety of products including but not limited to: *NFPA 79 equipment *HVAC equipment (commercial and residential) *Haz Loc installations *ITE equipment

He has worked closely with AHJs to evaluate and field label single installation equipment.

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electric circuit safety

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electric shock hazard

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electrical safety standard

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electrical shock

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Underwriters Laboratories electrical standard

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electrical product design

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electrical grounding

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electrical product

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International Electrotechnical Commission standard

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electrical product safety

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electrical testing

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product safety

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safety engineering

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European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization

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European safety standard

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testing laboratory

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Underwriters Laboratories

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Underwriters Laboratories list

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Underwriters Laboratories test


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Baltimore, Maryland;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Regulatory and Product Safety Agency Approval
Lithium Batteries
UL, CE, CB, CCC, SIL, S Mark Certification & MIL...
Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical, Forensic and...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1991   BS   Elecrtical Engineering   Clarkson  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Product Safety Engineer

 

He is responsible for Compliace certification, Lab testing, third party report writing. Evaluation and resolution to reported safety field complaints. host laboratory visits and maintain lab accredidation for third party lab client data submission (including ISO 17025)

2002 to 2004

 

Applica Consumer Products

 

Product Safety Manager

 

Evaluate the relative safety of new product development. Review field reported safety events.

1998 to 2002

 

EDD/MET Laboratories Southeast office

 

Senior Project Engineer

 

Perform and evaluate products to International product safety standards. Personally performed testing and report writing. Performed field evaluations, sales and engineering

1997 to 1998

 

Honeywell

 

Reliability Engineer

 


1991 to 1997

 

ETL (Intertek) Laboratories

 

Project Engineer

 

Performed evaluation, report writing, testing, and compliance to US, Canadian and IEC standards


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

* IEEE - Product Safety Engineering Society * ASSE * Member of IEC Technical Committee 66 for developent of IEC Laboratory Equipment Safety Standards * Past Member of NFPA 79 safety standard for machines * Past member of IAEI

Licenses/Certifications

* PE - Delaware, North Carolina (inactive) * CSP * NSE


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

* - 5 articles published in various trade magazines

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Compliance Engineering Magazine  
 - International Association of Electrical Inspectors News  
 - IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society Newsletter, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Internal Consultant for safety compliance with manufacturing and research/development product development teams for 7 years
  • Internal Consultant for product safety/forensics for reported field safety issues with field resolution for 7 years
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Grounding evaluation.
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  • Underwriters Laboratory expert for consulting on the authority and limitations of UL.
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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:
  • Expert for consulting on NRTL certification process for electrical medical devices.
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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
1991 to   Worldwide   Third party safety evaluations and certifications in laboratories and with manufacturers. This includes safety work in China, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, England, Mexico and Canada.
2005 to   Worldwide   An expert on Technical Committee 66 working groups and maintenance teams for International product safety standards (IEC) development for Laboratory type equipment (UL/CSA/IEC 61010-1 and part two standards).
2012 to   US   US TAG Technical Advisor to Technical Committee 66

 

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