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Expert in Loss Control/ Risk Engineer

Expert ID: 735871 Georgia, USA

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Expert recently provided expert witness for a large personal injury case in the workplace.  He is a full time safety engineer with an insurance carrier and has over 20 years of field experience related to workers compensation claims as well as health and safety issues. Expert also has worked 10 years prior as a construction/environmental engineer in the construction and remedial projects.

Expertise includes risk management and account analysis with a proven track record of supporting the execution of underwriting goals and objectives in a team collaborative environment. Developed strong agency relationships through account ownership in the continuous improvement of the company are underwriting quality. Achieved profitable growth while driving loss ratio within 40-60% or less within the assigned territory.

• Practical Risk Management
• Strong Trend Analytical Skills
• Strong Construction/Manufacturing
• Evaluates Current Business Practices

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Metro Atlanta GA

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: Masters of Science Subject: Civil/ Environmental Engineering Institution: University of South Florida
Year: 1988 Degree: Bachelors of Science Subject: Materials Science Engineering Institution: University of Florida

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Loss Control Representative Department: Loss Control/ Underwriting Responsibilities: Assess existing and new insureds for insurability and profitability by conducting physical risk assessment within the States of GA, AL, MS, and TN. Analyze current exposures and make recommendation to reduce hazard occurrence. Work with both small and large premium accounts to provide services such as accident investigation, return to work programs, safety training, and defensive driving for medium and heavy truck drivers. Provide service plans for largest accounts based on premium size. Conduct review and analysis for monthly underwriting large account reviews. Also, conducted accident investigations to determine root causes; develop corrective actions to prevent similar incident for all personal injury and property damage.
Years: 2015 to 2018 Employer: Loss Control Consultant (Contractual) Title: Loss Control Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Provide loss control surveys for nationwide and regional insurance carriers for the Southeast and Northeast Regions and California. Surveys include the assessment of multiple coverage lines including pollution liability, workers’ compensation, property, general liability, and auto liability. Written reports include detailed risk assessment of policyholder and recommendations to correct risk deficiencies. Policyholder industry types include environmental contractors, fixed facilities, real estate, service contractors, distribution centers, trucking, restaurants, and carpentry.
Years: 2013 to 2015 Employer: Employer Insurance Services Title: Senior Loss Control Consultant Department: Loss Control Responsibilities: Provide consultation to workers compensation policyholders having less than 500 employees on the payroll to assist them in preventing losses and containing costs once claims incur.

 Identifying hazardous conditions, operations, and procedures of employees within “workplace” to assess potential frequency and/or severity claims based on historical data and present risk management controls
 Review with policyholders’ key management regarding current accident investigation procedures from incurred date to corrective action implementation.
 Provide available resources & training to develop or improve a consistent Return to Work Program.
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: Philadelphia Insurance Co. Title: Senior Loss Control Department Department: Loss Control Responsibilities: Major accounts serviced, non-profit organization, student and affordable housing, human services, rehabilitation and mental health, and religious institutions.

 Provided service plans, routine surveys, safety training, and loss reviews
 Provided risk control training services for large accounts
 Developed loss trend analysis to identify loss frequency and severity
Years: 2004 to 2008 Employer: FCCI Insurance Title: Loss Control Representative Department: Loss Control Responsibilities: Responsible for the risk control services of accounts with multiple lines of coverage including workers’ compensation with premiums from $25K to $250K within the states of Georgia and Tennessee. Primary lines of coverage included property, general liability, fleet, inland marine, products liability and workers’ compensation. Major accounts included light to heavy manufacturing, general and service construction contractors, and fleet.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society of Safety Professionals - Since 2000
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies - Since 2019
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Safety Professional since 2003
Associate in Risk Management since 2001
OSHA 30-Hour General Industry in Safety & Health

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
October 24, 2019
Plaintiff vs Petroleum Equipment Supplier - Catastrophic Employee Injury
Requested to provide expert witness testimony on an accident investigation reported that was conduct myself on April 10th 2017.
Retained and paid by defendant to verify validity of my investigation

March 1991
Provided testimony regarding the structural strength of a toy that I tested in my laboratory and retained by the defendant representing the toy maker. The plaintiff reasoned that the toy in question may have caused the finger amputation of respective minor when trying to retrieve the toy from the bottom of escalator.
Training / Seminars
30-Hour NFPA Fire Sprinkler Inspector
OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Safety & Health
30 Hour Phase I & II Environmental Audit
2016 ASSE Health and Safety Work Shop Atlanta GA
Other Relevant Experience
Prior to working in the insurance industry, his first 10 years of work was in the engineering/ environmental consulting firms. Expert physically worked on various construction sites as a project manager that included working in the field along the contractors.

Fields of Expertise

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