Expert in Mechanical Engineering, Warning Labels, Human Factors
Expert ID: 734488 Michigan, USA
Expert Engineering also has a staff with degrees in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, and Human Factors fields of engineering.
Recently, Expert has been handling cases involving battery fires, specifically with respect to e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or "vapes". He has also been handling cases involving the ingestion of small magnets.
Expert has authored a chapter titled "Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know: Regulatory Issues" in the Safety Engineering Handbook for ASSE. He has also authored five books on the topics of warnings and instructions and hundreds of journal articles. He is currently a committee member of the ASTM Technical Committee F15 on Consumer Products.
Expert holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Ohio State University, where he was one of the first US Ph.D. graduates to specialize in transportation and consumer accident research. He became a professor at the University of Michigan’s Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE), where he taught courses in human factors/ergonomics, safety engineering, methods engineering and law for engineers (1970-1998). On leave from the University at the U.S. Department of Labor (1975-1977), he was appointed as Special Assistant for Safety to OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, where he had responsibility, among other things, for revising the OSHA Safety Standards (29 CFR 1910 and 1926).
|Year: 1971||Degree: Doctorate||Subject: Industrial Engineering||Institution: Ohio State University|
|Year: 1965||Degree: Master's||Subject: Business Administration||Institution: Ohio State University|
|Year: 1963||Degree: Bachelor of Science||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Ohio State University|
|Years: 1981 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:||Responsibilities: Founder|
|Years: 1976 to 1997||Employer: The University of Michigan||Title: Associate Professor||Department: Industrial and Operations Engineering||Responsibilities: Research and Teaching|
|Years: 1971 to 1976||Employer: The University of Michigan||Title: Assistant Professor||Department: Industrial and Operations Engineering||Responsibilities: Research and Teaching|
|Years: 1964 to 1966||Employer: Owens-Corning Fiberglas||Title: Corporate Methods Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Engineer|
|Years: 1978 to 1980||Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration||Role: Special Assistant for Safety to Dr. Eula Bingham, U. S. Assistant Secretary of Labor||Description: Directing promulgation and revision of construction, general industry, and maritime OSHA safety standards.|
|Years: 1977 to 1978||Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration||Role: Acting Director of Safety Standards||Description: Directing promulgation and revision of construction, general industry, and maritime OSHA safety standards.|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
American Society of Safety Engineers
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
American National Standards Institute
American Society for Testing and Materials
Society of Automotive Engineers
National Fire Protection Association
National Safety Council
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Professional Engineer Registration: Ohio, Idaho|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Books and Chapters: 13
Refereed Publications: 30
Other publications (Technical reports, technical bulletins, proceedings, contracts. etc.) : 59
|Expert Witness Experience|
| Expert is an Emeritus Professor and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 35 years of experience as an expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling, and instruction manuals, consumer product design, process safety, explosions and fire science, chemical hazards (diacetyl, asbestos, benzene, etc.), machine guarding, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, slip and fall prevention, recreational vehicles (ATVs, boats, and personal watercraft), and compliance with safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, CPSC, ANSI, ASTM, UL, etc.)
Expert also has a staff with degrees in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, and Human Factors fields of engineering.
Recently, he has been handling cases involving battery fires, particularly with respect to e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or "vapes".