DNA Industrial Hygiene CSLB 773462 1A,HAZ is an occupational/environmental health & safety firm providing comprehensive industrial hygiene/environmental services. Dan Napier is the 'go to' person for help with your health & safety program. if you are a small business or one of the fortune 500's DNA has helped someone like you. whether you need a simple survey for a single issue or a complex benchmark or safety audit they have the experience and expertise to do the work. Mr. Napier provides services to the legal community. please check with him for trial assistance, forensic studies or expert witness services. he has been designated as an expert and has testified in federal and state courts.
For over 45 years, Chuck Dutill, P.E., D.F.E. has been performing Hydrology and Environmental Engineering nationwide. He has focused on wastewater, stormwater, flooding, sewers, septic systems, groundwater, drainage, runoff, hydrology, hydraulics, backups, drinking water, and air quality.
Litigation Support - Mr. Dutill has spent approximately 30% of his professional time providing expert witness services for over 45 years. Approximately 40 to 45% of his expert witness services have been for defendants and about 55 to 60% for plaintiffs. He has issued 200 to 205 expert reports, been deposed approximately 45 to 50 times, and testified in federal and state court (including jury and non-jury trials) approximately 40 to 45 times.
Forensic cases have occurred in approximately 40 states. As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of his strengths include understandable guidance, responsiveness, timeliness, communication, effective report writing, strong testimony (including on cross), efficiency, organization, and assistance with framing case issues.
JP Transportation Safety Consulting, LLC (JPTSC) has more than one hundred years of combined experience serving the Shipping and Transportation industry relative to Workplace Safety and Regulatory Compliance. JPTSC helps companies of all types and sizes that operate commercial motor vehicles, as well as shippers and carriers of hazardous materials, with respect to compliance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations.
Litigation Support - JPTSC provides expert services to attorneys representing Plaintiff and Defense. They consult on cases involving:
Hazardous Materials Compliance
Vehicle Maintenance Practices and Standards
Hours of Service
Drug & Alcohol Compliance
Jon (Paul) Dillard, President and Co-Founder, has fulfilled all of the educational requirements, acquired the professional experience and knowledge of the field, and attained the level of expertise and professionalism in Motor Fleet Supervision as a Certified Director of Safety from the North American Transportation Management Training Institute. He has been employed in the motor carrier industry for over 30 years and has successfully managed the safety, compliance, and claims for two major motor carriers as a Vice President and/or Director of Safety resulting in satisfactory compliance audits and significant reductions in accident frequency. Mr. Dillard is experienced and trained in: Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety and Compliance - Quality Management - Defensive Driving - Accident Investigation - Commercial Motor Vehicle Operations - Inspection / Maintenance - OSHA - Cargo Loading and Securement - Hazardous Materials Transportation.
Jon O. Cook, COO, Co-Founder, is a former Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver and Owner Operator with over 1,000,000 over-the-road miles to his credit. He is a certified commercial driver examiner, having trained and road-tested hundreds of commercial drivers. Mr. Cook has been employed in various capacities in the trucking industry over the last 36 years. He served as Director of Safety for a large food-store chain in Birmingham, Alabama covering seven states. Mr. Cook also remains active in the Alabama Trucking Association. He has served on the Board of Directors and was previously Chairman of the Board and as President and Chairman of the Board for the North Alabama Chapter of the National Safety Council. Mr. Cook is experienced and trained in: DOT Compliance / Safety - Driver Recruiting - Qualification - Training and Maintenance Programs - Road Testing - Accident Avoidance - Defensive Driving - Fuel Economy - Cargo Securement - Proper Equipment Usage.
Kenneth M. Price, a recent addition to JPTSC, has spent the last 5 years As a Motor Carrier Safety Specialist with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. His duties included planning, scheduling, and conducting compliance reviews on motor carriers throughout the State of Alabama to assure compliance with regulations, policies, and /or guidelines, including those concerned with the transportation and handling of hazardous materials. Mr. Price also assisted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Trial Attorney documenting evidence for a case that was going before an Administrative Law Judge. He has also worked with the Trial Attorney documenting evidence for the Field Administrators Reply to Preliminary Order on Petition for Review of Safety Ratings. Mr. Price is experienced and trained in: Compliance Reviews - Hazardous Materials - Safety Instructor - Motor Coach Bus Driver Qualifications.
Peter Howell, PE, CSP, CFEI has almost 50 years of experience in the Design, Operation, Maintenance and Management of Chemical and Petrochemical Facilities with positions such as process engineer, project engineer, maintenance foreman, technical manager, engineering manager, plant manager and vice president and general manager.
Mr. Howell has investigated approximately 125 incidents that occurred in chemical plants, refineries, pulp and paper mills and similar industries for attorneys, insurance companies and regulatory agencies. He has determined the root causes using methodologies consistent with NFPA 921, Center for Chemical Process Safety, United Steel Workers, and the National Safety Council. The root causes determined were based on the evidence, Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices and federal regulations.
Mr. Howell has extensive experience in developing, implementing and auditing the elements of OSHA's process safety management (PSM) regulation and EPA's risk management plan (RMP). He also has extensive experience in accident and incident investigations involving fire, explosion, and release of toxic and hazardous materials.
Areas of Expertise:
Safety Performance Improvement
Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP)
OSHA PSM Regulation
EPA RMP Regulation
Process Hazards Analysis
Maintenance and Management of Chemical and Refinery Equipment and Facilities
Hydrology Hydrogeology Expert Witness James Connors
Dr. James J. Connors is a Professional Hydrologist, certified by the American Institute of Hydrology, and a licensed Professional Geoscientist in several states. He has more than 38 years' experience working on projects and legal cases involving groundwater, surface water, stormwater runoff, and environmental contamination. His career includes extensive bodies of work as an award-winning academic, a private-sector consultant, and a testifying and consulting expert witness. Dr. Connors has performed hundreds of environmental and hydrological consulting projects across the U.S.; taught university-level hydrology and hydrogeology; and has been designated as an expert witness in more than 50 legal cases in 12 states and New Zealand (in both state and federal courts).
Areas of Expertise
Stormwater runoff & related flooding, erosion, & sedimentation
Hydrological & environmental impacts related to construction, development, & land-use changes
Environmental contamination of groundwater, soil, sediment, & surface water
General issues associated with hydrology & hydrogeology
Coastal, pond, lake, watershed, & wetlands hydrology
Coastal erosion & related sediment transport / deposition
Nancy M. McClellan, MPH, CIH, CHMM, is an award winning, Industrial Hygiene and Safety expert with over 25 years of broad international experience practicing, teaching and authoring to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control and prevent workplace health and safety hazards in high hazard industries.
Ms. McClellan is domestically and internationally recognized for leadership service to the IH profession for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), the Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA) and the Joint Industrial Hygiene Ethics Education (JIHEEC) Boards of Directors and Committees. She currently serves on the AIHA Executive Board of Directors.
Prior to her independent expert and consulting practice, Ms. McClellan practiced industrial hygiene management as a Board Certified Industrial Hygienist on a global scale for both AbbVie, a major producer of highly potent biopharmaceuticals and LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest building materials corporation.
She currently provides industrial hygiene and safety legal expert, management, training, and select field services to sectors such as the pharmaceutical, automotive, military, hospital, electronic, food, chemical, and commercial real estate industries. She is also Chair of the COHSE External Advisory Board at the University of Michigan Graduate School of Public Health, a subject matter expert, and an international expert lecturer.
As a result of combined experience, education, and certifications, Ms. McClellan was interviewed in October 2020 on the ABC Network’s Good Morning America program regarding Covid pandemic controls, as well as a number of ABC News and professional journal articles regarding the association between HVAC systems, Indoor Air Quality and the Covid pandemic to advance public and worker health protections.
Ms. McClellan has extensive expertise in Pandemic, Covid-19 Response Management, including chemical and non-chemical disinfectant exposure evaluation and real estate/facility controls.
Good Morning America Pandemic / Indoor Air Interview
Litigation Support - Nancy McClellan seeks to work with clients that present a challenge in determining whether workers and/or the public have been exposed to chemical, biological, physical or ergonomic hazards, and are willing to objectively and collaboratively explore and investigate the scientific possibilities. Her services include thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Areas of Expertise:
Covid-19 Response & Management
Bioaerosol Assessment and Pandemic Control Programs
Indoor Air Quality
H&S Policy and Program Development and Audits
Highly Potent Compound Containment
Workplace Hazard Risk and Exposure Assessment
USP 800 Safe Hazardous Drug Handling Conformance
Hearing Conservation Program Development and Controls
Respiratory Protection Evaluation and Program Development
Mold, pollen, dust, smog, smoke, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other viruses and bacteria released through materials like furniture upholstery and carpeting, gaseous chemicals, particulates, and occupants, can all impact and jeopardize human health. Investing in healthier indoor air now will lead to a better environment in your building as we emerge from this pandemic with occupants that are more productive and focused.
Dr. Dennis Stainken has over 30 years of Industrial and Government experience managing Pollution Control and Hazardous Waste Projects. His experience includes assignments in engineering, analytical and toxicology sciences for regulatory compliance, product registration, risk assessment, technology development.
Dr. Stainken is a national expert in Environmental Toxicology & Ecological Research on the transport, fate and effect of pollutants, and in quality assurance in government and industry.
Expert Witness – Patent infringement (intellectual property all categories)
Expert Witness – Medical physics, supervision of (medical physicist, dosimetrist, radiation therapist, radiologic technologist)
Expert Witness - Termination of employment
Michael S. Gossman, M.S., DABR, FAAPM, is a Board Certified Qualified Expert Medical Physicist, an honorary Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and the Chief Medical Physicist & Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) in Radiation Oncology at a clinic in Indiana. Chief Gossman is directly and ultimately responsible for all technical and scientific aspects of cancer treatment. He directly supervises and oversees efforts from staff medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists and x-ray technologists.
Chief Gossman is the highest ranking scientist in medicine and has been in the field for 24 years. Chief Gossman's expertise involves the safe, effective and precise delivery of radiation to achieve the therapeutic result prescribed in patient care by radiation oncologists striving to treat cancer patients with particle accelerators and radioactive material.
Extra-professionally, Chief Gossman is retired as the Interim Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Member for the Medical Dosimetry Journal, Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, served four years as a Medical Consultant to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and was a veteran Accreditation Site Reviewer for both theAmerican College of Radiology (ACR) and the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). He was a 2-term Ohio River Valley Chapter President of the AAPM, and was also formerly a Graduate School Professor of Clinical Medical Physics at Wright State University.
As an expert in radiation safety, dosimetry, detector measurements, particle accelerator and radioactive material calibrations, and radioactive material handling, Chief Gossman is a highly respected medical physicist by medical physicists nationally. He is also the owner of Regulation Directive Medical Physics, which he created as a consulting company, providing services for medical physics, dosimetry, medical device testing, and expert witness efforts.
Medical expert witness
Review of: medical event, malpractice, and misadministration
Investigation and audits
Independent medical evaluation of the probable deterministic effects of radiation exposures
Facility practice vs. standards review
Accelerator acceptance testing & commissioning
Peer review of the Chief Medical Physicist
Calibration of medical accelerators
Calculation of time and dose for treatment
Handling, shipping, receiving, and storing radioactive material
Calibrating radioactive material
Interpretation of bioassay results and other data related to radiation exposure
Calculation of internal and external radiation doses, as necessary
Cochlear implants, via direct electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve, allow the restoration of hearing and speech recognition in both adults and children having sensorineural deafness. These devices typically contain both extemal components (speech processor, microphone, transmitter) and intemal components (including the cochlear stimulator and electrode array), which are surgically placed under the skin behind the ear and in the cochlea.
Inadequate research exists regarding testing of a ventricular assist device (VAD) for susceptibility to radiation damage. Specifically, minimal data are available to radiation oncologists prescribing treatment plans for patients with an implanted VAD. As the number of implanted devices increases, patients requiring radiation at tissue sites near or at the device will increase.
Abstract. Object: Where no society-based or manufacturer guidance on radiation limits to neuromodulation devices is available, this research provides the groundwork for neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists who rely on the computerized treatment plan clinically for cancer patients.
Abstract-The medical community is advocating for progressive improvement in the design of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and implantable pacemakers to accommodate elevations in dose limitation criteria.
Since the first commercial multichannel cochlear implant was marketed by Cochlear in 1985 (1), use of the device has grown exponentially. As of mid-2010, more than 188,000 people worldwide have received a cochlear implant system (2). Recent developments in the manufacturing of cochlear implants by the market leader, Cochlear Limited (based in Australia), have resulted in an aim to provide electronically stable models (3).
Abstract -- In order to determine a mouse's dose accurately and prior to engaging in live mouse radiobiological research, a tissue-equivalent tumor-bearing phantom mouse was constructed and bored to accommodate detectors. Comparisons were made among four different types of radiation detectors, each inserted into the mouse phantom for radiation measurement under a 6 MV linear accelerator beam.
As promulgated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, packaging regulations for radioactive material are confusing (e.g., “activity” vs “contained” activity vs “total” activity). As a consequence, medical physicists are forced to secondguess the intent of the regulations.
Recent improvements to the functionality and stability of implantable pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators involve changes that include efficient battery power consumption and radiation hardened electrical circuits. Manufacturers have also pursued MRI-compatibility for these devices
Vascular access ports are used widely in the administering of drugs for radiation oncology patients. Their dosimetric effect on radiation therapy delivery in photon beams has not been rigorously established. In this work, the effects on external beam fields when any of a variety of vascular access ports were included in the path of a high energy beam are studied. This study specifically identifies sidescatter and backscatter consequences as well as attenuation effects.
Authors: Todd Pawlicki, et al; Editors; Michael Gossman (Ch. 19), et al
This comprehensive work highlights benefits of quality techniques, approaches to implementation, and guidelines for specific quality assurance steps related to equipment and procedures used in radiotherapy. After an overview of manufacturing and engineering techniques, the text addresses quality and safety issues in radiotherapy from both the physician and physicist viewpoints.
Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness Christopher Tennant
Professor Christopher J. Tennant, PhD, CIH, has over 40 years of experience in the field of Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene. He is Board Certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene. Dr. Tennant is currently President, CEO, and Principal Consultant at San Joaquin Environmental, in Fresno California, where he consults with Federal, State, County, City, various public agencies, and private industry sectors from public housing to Aerospace. His services are available in all 50 US States and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Tennant also serves as Professor Emeritus for the Department of Public Health at Fresno State University where he's taught Environment Health, Industrial Hygiene, and Occupational Health and Safety for 35 years at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.
Litigation Support - Dr. Tennant has been retained by numerous insurances companies and law firms on various Industrial Hygiene matters throughout the US, including workers compensation, property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death. He has testified as an expert witness in Federal Court, Superior Court, and Workers Compensation Appeals Board over 100 times. He's been deposed many more times.
Areas of Expertise:
Clandestine Drug Lab Remediation
Chemical, Biologic, and Physical Hazard Exposure
Landlord / Tenant Disputes over Habitability / Sanitary Standards
I bring diverse, combined education, licensing, and credentialing in geology, biology, and hazardous materials management. Indoor air quality as related to asbestos, mold, lead, building hazards, vapor intrusion, OSHA worker and occupant complaints.
I manage a firm of environmental and industrial hygiene professionals while serving as an expert in my diverse field; I have over 60 retained cases complete. I can cost effectively support engagements that may require extensive data gathering across an expanded time frame. I apply my capabilities and credentials across commercial, industrial, and oil & gas settings, with a technical focus on highly regulated industry and real estate.
I have been steadily retained for expert witness services since 1995.
I specialize in structural fire forensic investigation and testing, routinely leverage post-flood emergency response expertise in buildings, specific to microbial disinfection, mold mitigation, and source mold under forensic methods of investigation that may exist under alleged building construction defects. I possess expertise in building systems and mitigating hazards from structures in advance of demolition for asbestos, lead, and other regulated materials. I prepare, implement (and/or critically review) asbestos specifications, mold remediation protocols, OSHA-driven lead specifications, and remediation soil management plans.
I have evaluated diverse workplaces following loss reports due to alleged safety and public health concerns and offered mitigation strategies for worker safety under OSHA complaints, especially regarding respiratory protection. I have served as an expert for multiple worker injury and wrongful death allegations within the context of environmental exposure.
Transportation & Safety Compliance Experts, Inc. is a full-service Consulting Firm that offers a wide variety of services, including OSHA Expert services. Built on the expertise of former OSHA regulators, they exist to provide accurate, affordable safety and compliance solutions. Our OSHA team works with both sides of OSHA regulations and commands a thorough understanding of the system. It’s the reason why attorneys call on them as expert witnesses and clients trust our services.
Litigation Support - Transportation & Safety Compliance Experts services hundreds of clients in transportation, general industry, construction, and the maritime industries and understand the day-to-day compliance obligations they have. Our OSHA experts have decades of hands-on experience to tackle any regulatory issue including:
Litigation consultation services and trial testimony
Application and interpretations of the OSH ACT of 1970
Opinions regarding employer and employee OSHA compliance obligations
Occupational safety and health (OSHA) compliance consultation services
Stephen L. Day, CSP, is a retired OSHA Assistant Area Director for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, US Department of Labor. His expertise is in providing guidance on the interpretation and application of the OSH Act of 1970 and its promulgated rules as well as industry consensus standards regarding occupational safety and health.
In his role as OSHA Assistant Area Director, Mr. Day led and directed occupational safety and health investigations and regulatory enforcement programs in support of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 in assigned areas within Region IV of OSHA. He supervised OSHA investigative and enforcement personnel, including safety engineers, safety specialists, industrial hygienists, and administrative personnel, in the accomplishment of the federal regulatory mission of OSHA, and directed and managed OSHA regulatory enforcement actions regarding complaints, accident, and fatality investigations in order to ensure occupational safety and health and compliance with federal OSHA regulations, including but not limited to construction, general industry, chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining, healthcare, auto manufacturing, sawmills, logging, steel erection, long shoring and maritime settings.
Areas of Expertise:
Litigation consultation services and trial testimony regarding workplace safety and health standards of care and OSHA compliance throughout transportation, general industry, maritime, and construction industry settings
Opinions regarding employer and employee OSHA compliance obligations based upon the OSHA Act of 1970
Opinions on the application and interpretation of OSHA and industry consensus standards regarding workplace safety and health
Jeff Funke, MS, CSP,is an Industrial Hygiene Expert who serves as an occupational safety and health subject matter expert to industry clients and legal counsel on a wide range of occupational safety and health matters specifically related to Employer Obligations under the OSH Act of 1970.
Mr. Funke provides expert guidance on the nature and scope of jurisdictional applicability of the OSH Act related to different aspects of the workplace regarding the regulatory requirements of 29 CFR 1910 General Industry and 29 CFR 1926 Construction. He is an experienced safety and health professional with extensive knowledge of industrial hygiene principles and feasible application in the workplace.
Areas of Expertise:
Safety and health compliance audits and on-site training to assist industry clients and legal counsel regarding their obligations under the OSH Act
Deposition and trial testimony on a broad array of matters related to occupational safety and health, OSHA compliance, and best practices
Identifying a wide range of hazards in various industries, including construction, manufacturing, agriculture, and numerous other specialty industries
implementing feasible corrective actions that create a safe and healthful workplace, which limits the employer’s risk, and increases productivity and profitability
Scott L. Turner is a highly qualified Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Transportation Expert, FMCSR Regulatory and PHMSA-HMR Expert with approximately 30-years experience in the highly specialized field of CMV crashes and incidents, and 16 years as the CEO of a nationwide CMV crash & HazMat disaster response corporation.
Mr. Turner's career includes personal response and/or investigation of over 1,000 CMV crashes, 200 cargo-tank truck crashes/incidents and a multitude of industrial setting incidents including fixed facilities, loading docks and loading rack disasters. His FMCSR and PHMSA knowledge (Federal Enforcement Training), detailed reporting and testimony can be a focal point of any civil litigation, where commercial motor vehicle crashes and/or transit incidents are at issue, with or without hazmat involvement. Mr. Turner is qualified in both the Federal Court system as well as multiple States throughout the United States and testifies on an approximate 50/50 average of Defense to Plaintiff ratio.
Areas of Expertise:
Level 1 FMCSA Inspections
Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Post-Crash Inspection