Industrial Safety Engineer Consultant Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Safety Engineer, Machine Safeguarding, Electrical Safety, OSHA, Machine Safeguarding, Lockout Tagout, Electrical Safety, OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens, Safety, OSHA, Safety Engineer, Machine Safeguarding, Machine Guarding, Electrical Safety, Hearing Conservation, Bloodborne Pathogens, Accident Investigation, Toxicology, Electrical Standards, Industrial Ventilation, NFPA, Life Safety Code, Lockout, Tagout, Noise Control, Ergonomics, Respirator, Safety Compliance, Lead Safe Work

He is a Certified Safety Professional with over 20 years of experience in occupational safety and health.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Safety from Central Missouri State University.  He has consulted with a wide variety of clients both nationally and internationally.

Before his consulting career, he was Director of Mechanical System Safety and Health at Burlington Northern Railroad, Staff Safety Engineer at Allied Signal Aerospace and Safety and Health Consultant for the OSHA Consultation Program.  His expertise in machine safeguarding has been sought out across the United States, Canada and Germany.  Two projects of special note include safeguarding for the largest flexible manufacturing system (FMS) in the United States, and largest continuous process stainless steel rolling mill in the world.  He is also an accomplished safety motivational speaker, addressing safety committees and similar groups around the country.

His expertise extends into the classroom as well.  He has taught many of the safety and health classes at the OSHA training institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and has conducted hundreds of national safety seminars.  His combined practical experience and personal commitment to worker safety has made him a knowledgeable, well-rounded professional in the safety and health field.


Master’s Degree, Industrial Safety – Central MO State Univ. May 1982
Bachelor’s Degree, Business Admin. – CMSU May 1978

Certifications and Honors

Certified Safety Professional – Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Certified Safety Consultant – Missouri Division of Worker’s Compensation
Appointed to Federal Department of Energy National Safety & Health Tiger Team 1990

Professional Positions

Sr. Safety Consultant – A Company
Kansas City, MO
Mar. 2004 to present

President, A Company
Kansas City, MO
Feb. 1998 to present

Vice-President Safety and Training, OCCU-TEC Inc.
Kansas City, MO
May 1994 Jan. 1998

Staff Safety Engineer, AlliedSignal Aerospace,
Kansas City, MO
Oct. 1992 April 1994
Director of Safety & Health, System Mechanical,
Burlington Northern Railroad – Overland Park, KS
May 1991 Sept. 1992

Senior Safety Engineer, AlliedSignal Aerospace
Kansas City, MO
August 1988 April 1991

OSHA Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Missouri
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
July 1983 July 1988


Available Upon Request

Conference Presentations

Available Upon Request

Professional Organizations

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) 1982 to present


OSHA – Authorized 10 and 30 hour General Industry Outreach Program trainer

Additional Study
(Hours listed are actual or “clock” hours)

Accident Investigation – National Safety Council – 8 hours
Advanced Toxicology – OSHA Training Institute – 34 hours
Electrical Standards – OSHA Training Institute – 34 hours
Advanced Electrical Standards – OSHA Training Institute – 66 hours
Industrial Ventilation – OSHA Training Institute – 66 hours
Life Safety Code/NFPA 101 – National Fire Protection Association – 32 hours
Lockout/Tagout – OSHA Training Institute – 8 hours
National Electric Code – Grayboy & Associates – 16 hours
Noise Control – OSHA Training Institute – 66 hours
Principles of Ergonomics – OSHA Training Institute – 24 hours
Respirator Training – OSHA Training Institute – 66 hours
Voluntary Compliance in Safety and Health – OSHA Training Institute – 16 hours
Lead-Safe Work Practices – HUD – 24 hours


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