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 Expert  727778

Expert in Confined Space Entry, Confined Space Entry Incident Investigations, Industrial Hygiene


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Expert is a court recognized Expert Witness in Confined Space Entry and has testified in court cases in the United States and Canada. Expert was Lead Investigator for both a Regulatory Authority and industry in a number of confined space fatalities. He has been involved with reviewing and auditing confined space programs in Canada, the UK and the United States. He has organized roundtables and presented on the topic of Confined Space Entry fatalities at a number of conferences, including the AIHce, Expert is a major contributing author for several publications on Confined Space Entry. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and holds a Master's degree in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Southern California (USC).

Expert has served as Director of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, President of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Treasurer of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation, and Director of the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists.

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confined space safety

Expert earned a Master's of Occupational Health, majoring in Industrial Hygiene, from the University of Southern California in 1990. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (ABIH) and Certified Safety Professional (BCSP). Expert has extensive experience in the field of Industrial Hygiene and has testified in court as an Expert Witness on industrial hygiene matters. Expert has been employed as Senior Industrial Hygienist in both Government service and Industry. As HSE Director, he managed the Health, Safety and Environment programs at a large Canadian University. He has international experience in the Oil & Gas sector and has developed industrial hygiene programs in the Middle East and Africa for large oil and gas companies.

Expert was the major contributing author of the WorksafeBC Publication "Breathe Safer" and has developed many Respiratory Protection Programs for government and industry.

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industrial hygiene

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industrial hygiene engineering

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occupational disease

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respiratory protection


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1974   BS   Environmental Science   University of Sasksatchewan  
1990   MS   Occupational Health   University of Southern California (Los Angeles)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2011 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

HSE Consulting

 

Senior Industrial Hygienist

 

Provide HSE consulting services to Government of Canada, Talisman Energy Inc., Marathon Oil, Inter-Pipeline and other companies, including overseas projects in Africa and the Middle East.

2008 to 2011

 

University of Calgary

 

Environment Health and Safety

 

Director

 

Responsible for the development and implementation of the environment, health and safety management system.

2005 to 2008

 

Talisman Energy Inc.

 

Environment and Safety Division

 

Corporate Safety and Industrial Hygiene Specialist

 

Expert was responsible for developing the confined space entry safety program, in addition to other responsibilities for the industrial hygiene and safety program. Developing standard practices for H2S, Asbestos, respiratory protection and related programs.

1990 to 2005

 

Workers Compensation Board of BC

 

Prevention Division

 

Senior Industrial Hygienist

 

Responsible for directing the work of 60 field industrial hygienists tasked with ensuring regulatory compliance in British Columbia workplaces, and monitoring exposures. Serving as a subject matter expert for various industrial hygiene related publications, including confined space, asbestos, respiratory protection, etc.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Industrial Hygiene Association; Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists; American Academy of Industrial Hygiene

Licenses/Certifications

CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist); ROH (Registered Occupational Hygienist); CSP (Certified Safety Professional)

Professional Appointments

Treasurer, American Industrial Hygiene Foundation; President, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; Director, American Industrial Hygiene Association; Director and Treasurer, Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the major contributing author of several publications on confined space entry programs and respiratory protection programs.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - WorksafeBC  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2007 to   Coroner's Service   Expert Witness   Provide expert witness at a Coroner's Inquest into a multiple fatality in a confined space.
2006 to   Workers Compensation Board of BC   Expert Witness   Provide expert witness at a trial in Atlanta, Georgia relating to a confined space fatality.
1990 to 2005   Workers Compensaton Board of BC   Senior Occupational Hygienist   Review and revise occupational exposure limits in the Regulation; direct the field activities of 60 field industrial hygienists and technicians, Lead Investigator for fatalities involving confined space work, explosions and chemical exposures, develop guidelines, practices and publications on asbestos, confined spaces, respiratory protection, etc.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Provided expert witness testimony at a Coroner's Inquest into multiple deaths which occured in a confined space at a mine site. Provided advice to the Mines Department on updating and revising their regulations relating to working in confined spaces.
  • Provided expert witness testimony in a court case in Atlanta, Georgia relating to a fatality in a confined space. Testified on the material safety data sheet for the chemical coating being used in the confined space, the procedures being used, and the regulatory requirements.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Confined space expert for consulting on Confined Space clean room.
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:
Court recognized expert witness on the subject of confined space safety and industrial hygiene in the U.S. (Georgia) and Canada (British Columbia). Court recognized expert in several Coroner's Inquests in British Columbia.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert on confined space entry for consulting on Multi Fatality Confined Space Case.
  • Confined space
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
2007 to 2007   United Kingdom (Scotland)   Represented the Corporate Safety Department in the investigation of a fatality inside a confined space on an offshore oil and gas facility.
2008 to 2008   Malaysia   Audited and reviewed the confined space program for offshore installations in Malaysia for an oil and gas company, as part of a larger process safety audit.
2008 to 2008   Norway   Audited and reviewed the confined space program for offshore installations in Norway, as part of a larger process safety audit.

Market Research:
Experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, LNG, and offshore installations in the U.S., Canada, UK, Malaysia and Norway.

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

American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) Roundtable Organizer and Presenter on Confined Space Safety - Montreal, May 2013;Toronto June 2009; University of British Columbia - Preventing Catastrophes in Confined Spaces, May 2010; Professional Conference of Industrial Hygienists (PCIH) Seminar on Confined Space Entry - Vancouver 2009; Canadian Society of Safety Engineers, Confined Space Safety, Calgary, AB 2006

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Have dealt extensively with vendors/suppliers of confined space air monitoring equipment, ventilation and rescue equipment.


 

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