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 Expert  728941

Expert in Comprehensive Risk Management, Safety, OSHA Compliance, Construction, Manufacturing


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
USA
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Expert has extensive risk management and environmental, safety, and health experience assisting a wide variety of companies and organizations.

Expert is a highly respected educational and motivational speaker and trainer, and provider of expert witness services in legal proceedings related to safety matters. His broad range of experiences has enabled him to become very well versed in the applicable governmental standards, as well as best industry practices, for many industries. Expert understands the application of many industry standards and guidance documents, including those promulgated by the American National Standards Institute, Associated General Contractors of America, National Safety Council, and others.

Expert's professional experience includes work in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, higher education, service industries, hospitality, and many others. This in-depth exposure allows him to effectively provide expert witness testimony in cases ranging from falls from scaffolding in construction to falls from choir risers in schools.

In addition to his professional work experiences, Expert continually seeks to continue his professional development. He serves as an adjunct faculty member in the safety program at Illinois State University, regularly teaching senior level classes in this program. Expert is a Certified Safety Professional and was the first safety professional to earn this designation for construction safety. He routinely writes and speaks on a variety of safety and risk management topics for associations, professional organizations, and companies.

Expert is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, to teach the OSHA 10 and 30-Hour courses for both general industry and construction. These courses are intended to provide a solid overview of the OSHA standards for class participants. Expert also leads workshops and seminars on specific OSHA and safety topics such as fall protection, excavation safety, recordkeeping, confined space entry, and warehouse safety. These programs are delivered to specific companies and offered as open enrollment classes.

Expert offers expertise and experience in a variety of areas and has offered expert witness services for plaintiffs and defendants on an equal basis. He has worked successfully throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.

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A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program

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accident

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confined space safety

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consensus standard

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construction accident

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construction planning

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construction safety

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construction safety equipment

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construction safety management

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consumer safety

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contractor safety

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contractor safety management

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employee right-to-know law

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excavation safety

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fall protection

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federal safety regulation

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floor safety

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hazard communication

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Hazard Communication Standard

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industrial safety

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inspection

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lock out tag procedure

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machine guarding

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machine safety

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maintenance safety

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materials safety data sheet

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motor vehicle safety program

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motor vehicle safety standard

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occupational health & safety

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occupational safety

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Occupational Safety and Health Act

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard

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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146

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OSHA inspection

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OSHA labeling

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OSHA product labeling

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personal protection equipment

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plant safety

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safety

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safety analysis

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safety auditing

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safety case

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safety code

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safety design review

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safety engineering

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safety equipment

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safety inspection

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safety integrity level

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safety management

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safety plan

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safety procedure

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safety recordkeeping

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safety standard

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safety technology

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safety training

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school safety

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auditing

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construction inspection

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employee safety

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event safety

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Federal Safety Standard

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health safety

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retail safety

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workers compensation claim management


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Peoria, Illinois;  Springfield, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Decatur, Illinois;  Champaign, Illinois;  Bloomington, Illinois;  Terre Haute, Indiana;  and Lafayette, Indiana.

Often requested
with this expert:

Workplace Safety, Product Safety, Mechanical Engineering,...
Occupational Safety, Hazard Recognition/ Abatement,...
Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Electrical...
Construction Safety

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   BS   Safety Studies   Illinois State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Vice President

 

Works in risk management services for contractors, public entities, general industry, trade associations.

2000 to 2010

 

University of Illinois

 

Risk Management

 

Risk Manager

 

Plan, organize, implement, and administer a comprehensive risk management program for the University of Illinois. This includes policy and program development, implementation of recommended practices and actions, and review of University property, liability, and professional services exposures. Work directly with administrators, department heads, faculty, staff, and students to develop programs for the identification, assessment, and treatment of accidents, injuries, crime and other exposures within the university environment. Chair and serve on committees promoting risk management concepts and the safety and security of the campus and its occupants.

1989 to 1994

 

Continental Insurance Company

 

Loss Control

 

Senior Loss Control Representative

 

Responsible for providing loss control services to clients and for assessing the operations and related controls of prospective policyholders. Worked with clients to develop effective safety programs designed to control employee injuries and ensure compliance with OSHA standards.

1986 to 1989

 

Safeco Insurance Company

 

Loss Control

 

Loss Control Representative

 

Responsible for providing loss control services to clients and for assessing the operations and related controls of prospective policyholders. Worked with clients to develop effective safety programs designed to control employee injuries and ensure compliance with OSHA standards.

2011 to 2013

 

Ohio State University

 

Risk Management

 

Chief Risk Officer

 

Responsible for creating, directing and managing Ohio State University's first risk management department. This included development of a comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) initiative, restructuring of the university's property and liability insurance program, and organization of the centralized compliance functions. Additional responsibilities included business continuity, fine arts risk management, workers compensation insurance, development of an owner-controlled insurance (OCIP) program, oversight of a $1.5 billion medical center expansion, and hiring and development of professional staff.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Society of Safety Engineers; University Risk Management and Insurance Association; Risk and Insurance Management Society; Associated General Contractors of America.

Licenses/Certifications

Certified Safety Professional: Management Aspects, Construction Safety. Associate in Risk Management

Awards/Recognition

Distinguished Alumni, Illinois State University; International Fellowship, University Risk Management and Insurance Association; Kentucky Colonel, Commonwealth of Kentucky


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert regularly writes for professional and association journals and publications. Articles routinely cover a wide variety of safety and risk management topics including OSHA compliance, the management of safety, and specific OSHA standards and industry standards.


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Independent opinion on NEC compliance for HV tap connection
  • Expert for consulting on New Mexico Highway Construction Case
  • Expert in Machine safety analysis.
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 provides expert witness testimony related to safety management, employee injuries, liability claims, property losses, and similar matters. He has provided expert witness services in a wide variety of cases including those related to injuries on construction sites, slips and falls in retail and public settings, industrial accidents, security of construction sites and the presence of children, and the loading and unloading of goods for commercial transportation, among others.

Expert has worked successfully on cases representing the interests of plaintiffs and defendants equally, selecting cases based upon his areas of expertise and the merits of the case.

Expert has provided assistance in preparing cases and expert witness depositions and testimony in numerous states and jurisdictions. He has also worked with clients in pre-trial settings such as hearing before OSHA officials.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • OSHA and workplace safety expert for consulting on forklilft accident.
  • Expert in control retrofit of a steel fabricating machine for injury litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on Looking for an in personal protective equipment and NY labor law.
  • Expert for consulting on placement of utility pole in the clear zone - NEC compliance.
  • Steel manufacturing safety expert for consulting on injury case.
  • Indiana fall protection expert for consulting on litigation fall protection.
  • Expert for consulting on Construction safety.
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:
Expert is considered an industry leader in safety training and education and in the understanding and application of governmental and industry standards. He is routinely called upon to present new ideas and information to individual companies, industry associations, organizations and others. He regularly authors articles of timely interest for these groups as well.

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

Expert is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, to deliver the OSHA 10-Hour class and the OSHA 30-Hour class for both General Industry and Construction Safety. He delivers these programs to specific clients, to specific industries, and as public classes where individuals from a variety of companies and organizations are present.

Expert has developed and delivered a wide variety of training for specific companies and industries. This has included: - Fall Protection - Structural Steel Erection - Scaffolding Safety - OSHA Recordkeeping - Confined space entry - Lockout/Tagout, Control of Hazardous Energy - Development of Effective Safety Committees - Effective Safety Training

Expert is regularly invited to speak at conferences, workshops, and seminars sponsored by private companies, OSHA, organizations, and others. He has spoken throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert, working through his consulting company, has worked with clients on numerous occasions to identify other professionals to provide specialty services such as industrial hygiene monitoring, provision of specialty training, supply of safety equipment and supplies, and the delivery of other goods and services.

Other Skills and Services

Expert regularly consults with clients to develop, implement, and monitor comprehensive safety programs designed for their specific needs and demands. He also works with industry groups to develop materials and training programs for the good of their members.


 

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