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Expert in Chemicals: Safety, Health, Environmental, Development, Testing, Shipping, and Packaging

Expert ID: 107941 Ohio, USA

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Expert is a Safety Engineer with over 30 years experience specializing in safety management and engineering. His experiences range from small facility safety management to Corporate Manager of Safety, Loss Control, and Security for an international chemical company and Product/Safety Manager for aerosols. The types of businesses he has served range from highway, steel processing, and power plant construction to manufacturing, chemical plants, business products for injection molding, and retail stores. Expert's other experience includes teaching the industrial safety courses at community colleges and instructing members of the American Society of Safety Engineers in preparation for the Certified Safety Professional national examinations. He has written hundreds of MSDS, reviewed thousands of MSDS for coding and digitizing, and written equipment instruction manuals and labels to comply with FDA and OSHA regulations as well as liability prevention. He achieved 75% reduction in worker’s compensation costs for 3 different organizations in 3 years. He has written evaluations and testified for several lawsuits including labels and worker's compensation for both plaintiff and defendant.

Expert's expertise includes accidents (investigation, reconstruction, and prevention), back injuries, dangerous chemicals, flammables, fire protection and system prevention, lab safety, claims management, workers' machine guarding, multilingual right-to-know training, power processes, forging and foundries, product safety, OSHA-MSHA surveys, risk management, safety and health programs, security, standards and codes, and warning labels. He was selected to the All Ohio Safety Professional-of-the-Year in 1982 by the All Ohio Council of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He most recently was the Safety Engineer at a chemical plant that produces plastic additives using flammable solvents. He was a Compliance Manager for OSHA, EPA, and DOT for a $140 million galvanizing line construction project. Currently he is semi-retired.

Expert reduced workers' compensation costs at a forge by 85% in three years.He has challenged OSHA on alledged violations of regulations. Expert has customized chemical safety training many times, especially under the Hazard Communication Standard.He set up the computerized tracking (and writing) of MSDSs for several small and large businesses.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio - Lorain, Ohio - Lakewood, Ohio - Elyria, Ohio - Euclid, Ohio - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Erie, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: A.B.M. Subject: Business Management Institution: University of New Mexico
Year: 1969 Degree: B.S. Subject: Psychology Institution: University of Houston

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: IMS Company Title: Product Manager - Chemicals Department: Product Development Responsibilities: He developed and brought to market four new chemical products: high temperature paste, super slick release agents, natural cleaner, and an improved lubricant.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Construction Safety Management Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert was the site safety manager for building a $140 million dollar zinc coating line.
Years: 1992 to 1998 Employer: Ferro Corporation Title: Safety Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He administered self-insured workers compensation, reducing costs by 85% in four years at a specialty chemical plant with OSHA-targeted chemicals.
Years: 1986 to 1992 Employer: American Safety Training Institute Title: Executive Director and Instructor Department: Responsibilities: Expert was the originator and developer.
Years: 1984 to 1992 Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Founder and owner of 18 employee safety consulting LLC. Wrote earliest HazCom manuals and instructions; sold 4,000 training kits of manuals and self produced training video. National speaker on HazCom; write MSDS, review MSDS, train 400 clients and their employees on HazCom. Inspect facilities and provide analysis to clients.
Years: 1979 to 1984 Employer: Harshaw Chemical Co. Title: Corporate Director Department: Occupational Safety, Loss Control Insurance and Security Responsibilities: Administer worker's compensation for US facilities in 4 states; write and implement corporate safety manual; present safety programs and analysis to corporate operations management; inspect facilities national and international.
Years: 1974 to 1979 Employer: Stearns Roger Construction Title: Safety Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Construction safety engineer for oil refinery, coal power plant, chemical processing.
Years: 1969 to 1973 Employer: Texas Highway Department Title: Safety Department: Houston Responsibilities: Write safety training meeting materials for 8 counties; present orientation for new hires; inspect facilities and water ferries; train 1800 employees in safe driver training; investigate accidents and assist in worker's compensation application.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1969 to 1973 Agency: Texas Highway Dept. Role: Safety Instructor Description: Expert promoted and trained on all safety topics; he also performed investigations for workers' compensation claims.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1982 to 1982 Country / Region: Europe Summary: He inspected the safety performance of chemical plants in Germany, Holland, England, and Spain.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert has been a member of Veterans of Safety, American Society of Safety Engineers (Past Chapter President), American Industrial Hygiene Association, Society of Ohio Safety Engineers (Past President), World Safety Organization, Patterns for Progress, Ohio Division of Safety and Hygiene, and the Greater Cleveland Safety Council.
Licenses / Certifications
He was a Certified Safety Executive through the World Safety Organization.
Professional Appointments
Expert was Chapter President for ASSE and SOSE.
Awards / Recognition
He was selected to the All Ohio Safety Professional-of-the-Yea by the All Ohio Council of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored several magazine publications, white papers, manuals, advertising layouts, and marketing research reports.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has given several court testimonies and many depositions on workers’ compensation and product liability.
Training / Seminars
He created a video and manual on Hazard Communication; 4,000 were sold nationwide.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of personal protective equipment (PPE), personal safety clothing, gloves, hard hats, and air detection devices. He has access to books, catalogs, a chemical library, and CD-ROM regulations to aid him in supplier selection.
Marketing Experience
He brought four new chemical products to market in the last two years.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is very computer literate and is adaptable to most environments. He loves to do research, summarizing, collecting, interpreting, and helping others achieve their goals, too.

Fields of Expertise

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