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Primary Area of Expertise

Falls

Expert Witness Profile

Board-certified safety professional with over 25 years' experience in occupational safety management and consulting. Extensive experience developing and implementing comprehensive health & safety programs and plans; developing and conducting safety & health training courses; conducting audits to ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental programs and regulations; and investigating accidents and incidents to determine and address their root causes. OSHA authorized outreach trainer for construction. Former safety director for large engineering company. Has managed and supervised the health & safety of personnel on hazardous waste, construction, and general industry sites. Has provided project management, planning, regulatory support, training, and oversight on numerous commercial and government projects. Specializing in fall protection since 2007. Technical editor of textbook on Fall Protection. Provided industry, mining, construction and government clients with fall hazard surveys & assessments, written fall protection programs, and fall protection competent person training. Has worked with clients throughout the U.S. to address occupational fall hazards in accordance with OSHA and ANSI Z359 "Fall Protection Code" requirements through the use of engineering & administrative controls and personal protective equipment. Has developed post-fall rescue plans and conducted training in the use of fall protection rescue systems and equipment. Has assisted clients address OSHA citations and abate fall hazards identified during regulatory inspections. Active as a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, serving as Philadelphia Chapter President. Member of Women in Safety Engineering and the International Society for Fall Protection

Education & Licenses

B.S. Penn State University; Board Certified Safety Professional