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Fall Protection and Board Certified Safety Expert

Technical Consultant #1806


Expertise

  • World-wide authority in the field of industrial and construction fall protection, with 40 years safety and human factors experience.
  • Registered Safety Engineer CA/MA, and certified safety professional, CSP.
  • Certified in human factors, a scientist, and an author of textbooks and numerous articles on safety and hazard recognition.
  • Cell towers, communication towers, wind turbine towers, confined spaces, ladders, work platforms, emergency egress, and high-rise buildings safety solutions.
  • Developed Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards on fall protection for 30 years.
  • Labels warnings and instructions expert.
  • Safety consulting, business development, business agreements relating to safety requirements, and safety assessments.
  • Developer of safety appliances including ladder improvements, patent holder, safety solutions, developer of safety procedures, eliminator and controller of workplace walking/working hazards.
  • Application of safety principles to potential incidents of sudden energy release that potentially cause injury and property damage.
  • Extensive networking in the industry has brought him within reach of many leading experts in related specialties.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Testified at OSHA hearings on fall protection in the Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing industry, Exterior Building Maintenance, Construction, General Industry and Confined Space Standards.
  • Provides expert witness services to OSHA in fall protection cases and also testified in product liability cases.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, President, 2005 - Present

  • Fall protection assessment, engineering, installation and training in the workplace.

D S C, Inc, President, 1985 - 2004

  • Safety consulting firm providing corporate and OSHA consultation for elevated work safety policy, programs and training, planning of feasible work methods and safety engineering of the workplace.
  • Site visit evaluation of work practice and fall hazard exposure. Fall protection engineering consultant on site for turnaround, construction and process.
  • Offer nationwide fall protection training classes.
  • Consulting and training institute encompassing, all fall safety issues, ladder improvements, litigation and support.

C.E.O., Research & Trading Corporation (RTC), 1986 - 1996

  • A safety equipment manufacturer providing safety engineering and design of RTC manufactured fall arrest products into the workplace, including human factors, engineering of labels and warning information systems.

Research & Trading Corporation (RTC), President, 1970 - 1986

  • Safety equipment wholesaler and manufacturer setting up systems for fall protection and emergency escape from elevated workstations to be engineered into the workplace or buildings.

Addressograph Multigraph, Sales Representative, 1968 - 1970

  • Varityper Division: Typesetting systems for newsletters, reports, engineering drawings, educational and training audio visual facilities.

DuPont Company, Research Chemist, 1967 - 1968

  • The research and development of high temperature, high strength, fire retardant thermoplastics for industrial engineering applications.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Focused education on the research of sunlight induced reactions of common chemicals to produce complex industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals by more economical engineering means.
  • Courses taken: Advanced Mathematics, Physics, Organic, Occupational Biomechanics, Industrial Engineering and Safety, Engineering Economics, Lean Production, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry.
  • Registered Safety Engineer CA/MA, Certified Safety Professional.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American National Standards Institute
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Delaware Engineering Society
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers
  • Veterans of Safety, 1990 Member
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • American Society for Testing and Materials
  • National Association of Tower Erectors
  • ASSE Engineering Practice Specialty
  • American National Standard A10 Construction & Demolition Operations
  • International Organization for Standardization
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • American Society for Testing and Materials
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Awards

  • NSC Medal - William H. Cameron Award for Safety
  • American Society of Safety Engineers - Professional Member
  • National Directory of Safety Consultants ASSE
  • ASSE Engineers Practice Specialty By-Design Editor "Most Improved Newsletter" Award
  • NSC Distinguished Service to Safety Award (DSSA)
  • ASSE Fellow Honor Award

Publications and Patents

  • Author of textbooks and numerous articles on safety, hazard recognition and Newsletter Editor.
  • 6 patents.

Education

  • Ph.D. Photochemical Processes, Manchester University, England
  • M.Sc. Chemistry, Manchester University, England
  • B.Sc. Chemistry, (with honors), Manchester University, England
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering and Safety, Auburn University, AL
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