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Safety expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including construction safety, industrial safety, occupational health and safety, product safety, and environmental safety. Some of the most common specialties among safety expert witnesses also include workplace safety, fire safety, food safety, traffic safety, and chemical safety. They have provided opinions on the effects of workplace accidents, product malfunctions, hazardous materials handling, regulatory compliance, and risk assessment.

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Rose Jacinto Figueroa, CHFP, PhDView profile

ID: 13257

Dr. Rose Jacinto Figueroa, CHFP, PhD

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Florida

Dr. Rose Figueroa has 9 years of experience in the field of Human Factors and Ergonomics. She earned her BSE in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and both her MSE and Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. Today, this expert is a Certified Human Factors Professional through the Board of Certification in Professional...

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Expert WitnessView profile

E-152935

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Expert Witness

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New York

This patient care technician has been working in the field of safe patient handling and mobility for over 15 years. She earned her BS in international area studies from Drexel University and is certified as a safe patient handling professional. She is active in her field as a member of the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals and as an author of several articles for the...

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Nicholas Joseph Durisek, PE, PhDView profile

ID: 14435

Mr. Nicholas Joseph Durisek, PE, PhD

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Texas

Mr. Nicholas J. Durisek has over 25 years of experience in Engineering and Mechanics. He earned his BS, his MS, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Alabama, South Carolina, Ohio, and Texas. Formerly, this expert served as a Senior Project Engineer at Ford Motor Company and as an Engineer at Tandy...

Kevin Charles Breen, PEView profile

ID: 49676

Mr. Kevin Charles Breen, PE

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Florida

Mr. Kevin C Breen has 38 years of experience in the fields of Engineering and Automotive Inspection and Manufacturing. He earned his BS in Materials Engineering from the University of Illinois Chicago and his MS in Industry Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Today, this expert is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin. Formerly, he served as a Quality...

Mark E. Williams, AIA, NCARBView profile

ID: 50143

Mr. Mark E. Williams, AIA, NCARB

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Georgia

Mr. Mark E. Williams has 41 years of experience in the field of Architecture. He earned his BArch from Virginia Tech. Today, this expert is a Certified Architect by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and a licensed Architect in 11 states. Formerly, he held roles as a Project Architect at URS Consultants, Inc., as the Principal Partner at McKay Williams Architects, Ltd., and...

Roger Louis Schneider, PhDView profile

ID: 54183

Dr. Roger Louis Schneider, PhD

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Wisconsin

Dr. Roger L. Schneider has 51 years of experience in the field of Chemical Engineering with a specialized focus in Fireworks and Hazardous Materials. He earned his Ph.D. in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Formerly, he served as a Contract Researcher at the U.S. Army Research,...

Bradley William Probst, MSBMEView profile

ID: 55603

Mr. Bradley William Probst, MSBME

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Washington

Mr. Bradley W. Probst has 34 years of experience in the field of Biomedical Engineering. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and his MS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University. Formerly, this expert held roles as a Mechanical/Project Engineer at Wink Engineering, LLC, and as a Research Assistant at Tulane University. Currently, he...

Gregory Dickson StephensView profile

ID: 57733

Mr. Gregory Dickson Stephens

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Washington

Mr. Gregory D. Stephens has 37 years of experience in Accident Reconstruction and Automotive Engineering. He earned his BS in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University College of Engineering. Formerly, this expert served as a Design Engineer for the Pima County Department of Transportation and Flood Control. Currently, this expert is a Research Engineer at Collision Research and Analysis, Inc.

Jack Elgin Hyde Jr, CFI, CSP, PEView profile

ID: 59532

Mr. Jack Elgin Hyde Jr, CFI, CSP, PE

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Missouri

Mr. Jack Hyde has 43 years of experience in Fire Investigation and Safety Analysis. He earned his BS in Fire Protection and Safety from Oklahoma State University. Today, this expert is certified as a Fire Investigator, Certified Safety Professional, and licensed as a Private Investigator and Professional Engineer in the states of Texas, Mississippi, California, Arizona, Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma,...

Garrick F Mitchell, PEView profile

ID: 60077

Mr. Garrick F Mitchell, PE

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Colorado

Mr. Garrick F Mitchell has 27 years of experience in Accident Reconstruction and Failure Analysis. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. Today, this expert is certified as a Remote Pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration and as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic...

Erin Brian Higinbotham, PEView profile

ID: 60436

Mr. Erin Brian Higinbotham, PE

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Ohio

Mr. Erin Higinbotham has decades of experience in Mechanical Engineering and Crash Reconstruction with a focus on Automotives and Motorcycles. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 14 states. Formerly, this expert served as a Project Engineer of Emissions Laboratory at Automotive Testing Laboratories,...

Peter James Leiss, PEView profile

ID: 61246

Mr. Peter James Leiss, PE

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Pennsylvania

Mr. Peter J. Leiss has 22 years of experience in the field of Automotive Engineering and Accident Reconstruction. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Connecticut, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada,...

Michael Lee Woodhouse, MS, PhDView profile

ID: 65143

Dr. Michael Lee Woodhouse, MS, PhD

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Virginia

Dr. Michael Lee Woodhouse has over 46 years of experience in the field of Biomechanics. He earned his BS in Health and Physical Education, his MS in Education, and his Ph.D. from Old Dominion University. Formerly, he served as a Professor of Biomechanics and as the Director of Sports Therapy and Industrial Medicine at Norfolk State University. He also served as a Research Associate Professor at...

Robert Norman Phalen, CIH, FAIHA, PhDView profile

ID: 66951

Dr. Robert Norman Phalen, CIH, FAIHA, PhD

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Texas

Dr. Robert N. Phalen has 20 years of experience in the field of Industrial Hygiene. He earned his BA in Biology from California State University Fullerton and his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California Los Angeles. Today, this expert is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Formerly, this expert held roles as an Associate Professor of Occupational Health Science and...

Michael Joseph Anderson, CSPView profile

ID: 68200

Mr. Michael Joseph Anderson, CSP

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Indiana

Mr. Michael J. Anderson has 36 years of experience in Snow and Ice Management. He earned his BS in Accounting from Marquette University and today, this expert is a Certified Snow Professional through the Snow & Ice Management Association. Formerly, this expert served as an Employee Benefits Consultant with Coopers & Lybrand and as the Part-Time President of Asphalt Maintenance Pros, Inc....

Jason Alan Droll, PhDView profile

ID: 71086

Dr. Jason Alan Droll, PhD

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California

Dr. Jason A Droll has over 16 years of experience in Human Factors & Ergonomics. He earned his BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz, and his MS and Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester. Formerly, this expert served as the Senior Scientist of Human Factors at Talas Engineering, Inc and as a Scientist of Human Factors at...

Irving Sanford Scher, MS, PE, PhDView profile

ID: 72042

Dr. Irving Sanford Scher, MS, PE, PhD

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Washington

Dr. Irving Scher has over 20 years of experience in Biomechanical Engineering and Accident Reconstruction. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and both his MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley. Today, this expert is certified as an XL Tribometrist and is registered as a Professional Engineer in California,...

Andrew John Rentschler, PhDView profile

ID: 74219

Dr. Andrew John Rentschler, PhD

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Pennsylvania

Dr. Andrew J. Rentschler has 18 years of experience in Biomechanics. He earned his BS in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, his MS and PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Today, this expert is licensed as an Engineering Intern in the state of Florida. Formerly, this expert served as a Forensic Engineer at Berkeley Engineering...

Devinder Singh Grewal, PE, PhDView profile

ID: 74608

Dr. Devinder Singh Grewal, PE, PhD

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California

Dr. Devinder Grewal has 33 years of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley, his MS in Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering, and Product Design from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley. Today, this expert is a...

Steven J Zebich, PE, SEView profile

ID: 74620

Mr. Steven J Zebich, PE, SE

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Illinois

Mr. Steven Zebich has 41 years of experience in the field of Structural Engineering. He earned his BS in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his MS in Structural Engineering from Northwestern University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Formerly, he served as a...

Safety Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a safety expert witness in legal proceedings?

A safety expert witness provides specialized knowledge on safety standards, regulations, and practices. They can testify on matters like workplace safety, product safety, or public safety.

What types of cases might require a safety expert witness?

Cases involving personal injury, industrial accidents, product liability, construction accidents, or any case where safety standards are in question may require a safety expert witness.

Can a safety expert witness help with cases related to specific industries?

Yes. Safety experts often have experience in specific industries such as manufacturing, construction, or healthcare. Their industry-specific knowledge can be invaluable in certain cases.

What subspecialties exist within the field of safety expertise?

Subspecialties can include occupational health and safety, fire safety, food safety, environmental safety, transportation safety, and more. The right subspecialty depends on the specifics of your case.

How does a safety expert witness contribute to product liability cases?

In product liability cases, a safety expert can analyze whether a product was designed and manufactured safely and if proper warnings were provided.

How does Expert Institute select its Safety expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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