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Expert in Safety (falls, heavy equipment, cranes) and Industrial Hygiene (toxic exposure)

Expert ID: 735148 Texas, USA

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Expert L. Expert was first certified as an IH in 1979 while with OSHA. Spent 8 years with OSHA and field directed IH and safety investigations in Nebraska, Iowa and Texas. Primarily area: Refineries and Chemical facilities in the Houston Ship Channel. In 1979-1982 located at a petrochemical facility the largest (to date) brain cancer cluster ever found. Co-authored article in Jan 1980 issue of Am J. Ind. Medicine. Since OSHA has served as an expert in state and federal toxic substance cases involving asbestos, silica, H2S, benzene, acrylates, lead and naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM.) Expert witness on toxic substances since 1985. Special interest: determining exposure probabilities using @RISK stat analyses protocols. Served as a board member for the National Disease Clusters Alliance. Currently researching a book on gasoline and benzene.

Expert L. Expert is a Certified Safety Professional, first certified in 1981. Primary safety work with OSHA included Refineries and Chemical facilities. Investigations during and since OSHA have included: falls from a height, confined space, compressed gases, crane accidents, heat stress, heavy equipment, trench fatalities, welding and electrical. Work since 1990 has included walking/working surfaces, warning labels, vacuum trucks, railroad and rail car accidents and explosions, forklift injuries, machine guarding, lifting injuries, illumination, and flammable storage. Special expertise in determining causation based on an evaluation of organizational structure.

Expert L. Expert authored the 1987 Macmillan book: Under The Cloud: The Decades of Nuclear Testing. It received an award as one of the top science-technical books of 1987. Since that time, ExpertMiller also authored the five-volume reference set: U.S. Atlas of Nuclear Fallout, listing county fallout levels for different radioisotopes, including Co60, Cm242 and Am242. These data were based upon the National Cancer Institute's I-131 fallout analysis, published in 1997 and the "Results of Calculations of External Gamma Radiation Exposure Rates from Fallout and Related Radionuclide Compositions" for the various U.S. nuclear test series. This document was authored by radiochemist Harry G. Hicks and published by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Using spectrum data from the U.S. nuclear tests, it is possible to characterize some types of materials used in the explosion from an unknown device, i.e. neutron reflectors, boosting materials, etc.

Evaluation of chemical and mechanical risks, sampling strategies, review of safety manuals, training.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: Master of Arts Subject: Sociology Institution: Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO
Year: 1969 Degree: Bachelor of Arts Subject: Sociology Institution: Central Missouri State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1983 to 2018 Employer: LEGIS CORP Title: President Department: Safety Responsibilities: Directs safety and health consulting activities.
Years: 1974 to 1983 Employer: US Department of Labor Title: Compliance Officer Department: OSHA Responsibilities: Served as OSHA compliance officer to determine compliance with 29 CFR 1910 general industry standards and 29 CFR 1926 construction standards. Also field directed epidemological study of glioblastoma incidence in petrochemical workers at three chemical companies.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1974 to 1983 Agency: United States Role: Safety Compliance Officer Description: OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Board of Industrial Hygiene C.I.H.; Board of Certified Safety Professionals C.S.P.; American Statistical Association (2016-7); American Chemical Society (2017), American Society of Safety Engineers (2017); Mathematical Association of America (2013); New York Academy of Sciences (2013); National Disease Cluster Alliance (NDCA) board member 2012; American Public Health Association: International Health (1992); United States Energy Association (1992); CIS-American Chamber of Commerce (1992). Registered Consultant: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1994; Brain cancer case series report published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine and was cited in Discover Magazine, Jan 1981 (pp 68-70.) Nuclear debris trajectory maps cited in book Under the Cloud was used in ABC Turning Point's "American Ground Zero" (1993), North Dakota Department of Health, "Downwind in North Dakota: An Uncertain Legacy.," Stephen L. McDonough MD 1994; Glynn, James A. "Global Social Problems 1st Ed. Harper Collins, 1995; appeared in "Time Bombs" an award-winning (Palm of Canada) documentary investigation of Operation Plumbbob" Productions de la Ruell, Inc. Videotron, Canada. Released 2007. Riga Polytechnic: Chearnobyl, Nuclear Testing and the Problems of Long-Range Nuclear Fallout." Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga, Latvia, 1989; Evaluation of Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Equipment, Ministry of Educaton, Ministry of Environment and Estonian Scientific Information Center for Nature Management, Tallinn, Estonia, 1990.
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Safety Professional
Certified Industrial Hygienist
Private Pilot Licence
Awards / Recognition
NIOSH Award for Exceptional Service (regarding brain cancer epidemiology study)

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been qualified as an expert witness in safety and industrial hygiene since 1985. During this time he has served as an expert for both plaintiff and defense clients. He has worked with law firms in Nevada, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana and has been qualified both in state and federal court. He has also served as a consultant to firms such as: Surgis, Precision Drilling, Century Development Corporation, Coventry Investments, Fireman's Fund Insurance, MetLife, PEMEX, IBASCO Engineering, Texas General Indemnity, MD Anderson University Texas Health Science Center, Sisters of Charity Hospital System, UTSCC Engineering Services, Utility Fuels Corporation and (internationally) Global Natural Services. He has conducted more than 500 inspections in all manner of industry, has produced more than 1,500 pages of technical reports for corporate clients and attorneys. These reports have included more than 4,219 references. He has logged more than 230 hours of deposition time, more than 46 courtroom hours and has read nearly 75,000 pages of deposition testimony for plaintiff and defense clients.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is the co-author with Leif Peterson, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine) of "Association between Radioactive Fallout from 1951-1962 US Nuclear Tests at the Nevada Test Site and Cancer Mortality in a Midwestern U.S. Population. Rus. J Ecology. V. Took part in panel discussion hosted by the University of Utah: Effects of Nuclear Fallout on the Downwinder Community: The Downwinder Uncertain Legacy Conference, University of Utah Center, Salt Lake City, UT.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Excellent
Spanish Marginal (depending on review time)
Russian Marginal (depending on review time)

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