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Expert in Retail Industry Safety & Health, Environmental, Solar & Renewable Energy

Expert ID: 727739 California, USA

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Expert has performed Expert Witness consulting work in Retail Safety, Slip/Fall Floor Safety, Food Safety and Premises Liability. He has extensive experience as an Expert Witness in the Legal Arena as well as experience with government agency compliance issues working at both Safeway Stores and in the mortgage industry. He has a very strong Environmental, Health and Safety background working as a former EHS Mgr. with a Masters of Science in EHS. He is experienced in retail safety management issues. He is knowledgeable in many of retail store operations, practices, and procedures. Areas of expertise include retail safety practices, standards of care, premises liability, slip, trip and falls, merchandising and display practices. Pri witness experience includes: Consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.

- Renewable Energy Consultant - system size & design, ROI calculations, electrical calculations, energy production calculations,Solar Energy Irradiance Calculation,

- Construction estimating, site survey procedures for services and equipment installation, services and equipment needed for proper installation and functionality,

- Financial amortization and loan expense calculation,. Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), government incentive programs and system leases, PBI/EPBB calculations, ITC Tax Grant incentives. MACRS depreciation calculations.

-NABCEP Level 1 Certificate.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: Masters Subject: Environment, Health & Safety Institution: University of San Francisco
Year: 1991 Degree: Bachelors Subject: Health Administration Institution: St. Mary's College
Year: 1984 Degree: Associate Subject: Biology Institution: Foothill College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Expert Witness Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert Witness consulting work in the Retail Safety, Slip/Fall Floor Safety, Food Safety and Premises Liability
Years: 1979 to 1999 Employer: Safeway Stores Title: Environment, Health and Safety Mgr – Corporate and Division Offices Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for monitoring government regulatory agency activity (Health, Fire, OSHA, FDA, W&M, EPA, etc.) in the 1300+ stores throughout the United States and Canada.

Interacted and negotiated with government inspectors to assure compliance with applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations

Directly/indirectly supervised staff of 10 employees, and provided direction to Corporate and Division Management on compliance strategies, solutions and deficiencies.

Developed numerous regulatory compliance programs for implementation in the 8 Safeway Divisions throughout North America. Managed, coordinated or was involved numerous safety and health programs and systems:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
California Uniform Retail Food Facility Law Review Committee (CRC) Sub- Comm. Chair //
California Environmental Health Association (CEHA) //
Food Sanitation Advisory Council (FSAC) - Co-Chair //
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) //
Bay Area Environmental Safety Group (BAESG) //
National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM) //
National Pest Control Association (NPCA) //
By Referral Only - Business Management/Marketing Member
Licenses / Certifications
Associate Safety Professional (ASP) //
Hazardous Waste Management Certificate //
Medic First Aid/CPR Instructor Certification //
Food Protection Certification Program //
California Real Estate Broker License //
Private Pilot license - single engine land

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert Witness Consultant for Legal Council

Provide expert witness services for attorneys regarding retail industry safety and EHS compliance issues.

Provide expert witness testimony at depositions and at trial for legal council representing plaintiffs or defendants in civil injury cases.
Training / Seminars
Consumer Protection Compliance Program
Food Safety Training, Certification & Inspection Program
Product Recalls
Coordinate government activity, product collection/disposition
Customer Injury Complaints
Product Claims, Slip/Falls, Interrogatories
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program
Cleaning/Sanitation Program- Chemical selection and procedures.
Pest Control Inspection Program
Product/Nutritional Labeling - Net Weight Statements
Weights & Measures - Pricing Accuracy
Injury & Illness Prevention Program-SB 198
Hazard Communication Program
Ergonomics and Repetitive Motion Training
Emergency Response Team - CPR Trainer
Fire Prevention Program
Bloodborne Pathogens Program
Safety Training Modules
Environmental Compliance Program
Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest Management System
Hazardous Materials Management Programs (HMMP, HMBP)
Waste Water Discharge Permits
Asbestos Management and Abatement Program

Fields of Expertise

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