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OSHA & Safety Hazard Recognition Expert Witness | Connecticut

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This expert was employed by USDOL/OSHA for 20 years. Following that federal service, he became a self-employed safety consultant in 1992. He is in the 25th year of that practice. He is the author of a textbook on OSHA and safety regulations. More than 350 of his articles, columns, and Q&As have been published in newsletters, magazines, etc.

This expert specializes in hazard recognition and abatement, site inspection, accident/incident investigation, and citation resolution. He has conducted a wealth of OSHA-type "hands-on" comprehensive inspections, with emphasis on manufacturing and other "factory" facilities (one of his focuses is on machine safeguarding), construction (especially roofing), and retail stores. He also works on "fall down" cases. He frequently works with attorneys, and has testified (combining deposition and court) more than 50 times. His consulting work is primarily in the northeast, but he has conducted his business in at least 20 other states, plus Switzerland and Belgium.

This expert is often called upon to explain OSHA policies and procedures, and how to prepare for and respond to OSHA inspections, complaints, and citations. He is eager to discuss mitigation, control, and elimination of hazards, and other means (such as training) to enhance employee protection, even where OSHA compliance may have been achieved. His approach is often creative, as he is highly experienced in the Odyssey of the Mind program.

Bio Snapshot

Location: CT
BA, Sociology, Clark University
MS, Social Sciences, Southern CT State College
Completion of many post-MS courses (most through
USDOL/OSHA) in occupational safety and health
Member, American Society of Safety Engineers
Member, National Safety Council
Member, Connecticut Safety Society
Member, CT Council on Occupational Safety & Health
Member, American Assoc. for Improvement of Boxing
Safety Consultant, Metal Treating Institute
Former, Editorial Advisory Panel member,
Bureau of Business Practice
Former, Editorial Advisory Panel member,
Aspen Publishers
Former, Editorial Advisory Panel Member,
Business & Legal Reports
Former, member, Assoc. of Federal Safety Employees
Former, Safety Director & Assistant Personnel Mgr,
Ross & Roberts Inc.
Former, Compliance Officer, USDOL/OSHA
Former, Supervisory Safety Specialist, USDOL/OSHA
Former, Assistant Area Director, USDOL/OSHA
Former, Faculty, University of New Haven
Former, Faculty, Mitchell College
Former, Faculty, Housatonic Community College
Former, Faculty, National Business Institute
Former, Faculty, Institute of Business Law
Former, Faculty, Council on Education in Mgmt
Current, Safety Consultant

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