Forensic Legal Consulting–Expert Witness

Dave Smith provides forensic legal consulting and has qualified as an expert witness in Court.

Areas of Focus/Scope

  • OSHA and Cal/OSHA Safety Regulations

  • Cal/OSHA Enforcement and Appeals

  • OSHA and Cal/OSHA Multi-employer policy, Controlling Employer

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (CA)

  • Code of Safe Practice (CA Construction)

  • Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)

  • Ladders Portable and Fixed

  • Lockout/Tagout – Control of Hazardous Energy

  • Fall protection for both general industry and construction

  • Machine guarding

  • Confined Spaces

  • OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) hazard assessment

  • Scaffolding

  • Trench and excavation safety

  • Work related injuries and workers compensation

  • Workplace Safety Conditions and Practices

Representative Cases

TYPE CLIENT VENUE
Personal Injury Trip/Fall. Hallmark (Daubert) Hearing Testimony: Qualified to testify at trial. Plaintiff Second Judicial District of the State of Nevada
Elevated Fall from a rolling scaffold on a construction jobsite with issues being mobile scaffolding and site conditions. Defense Consult Only
Personal injury to a construction worker from site conditions created by others. Deposition and Trial Testimony. Plaintiff City and County of San Francisco Superior Court
Cal/OSHA citation defense for a metal-working workplace. Defense California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board
Elevated fall from a step ladder, pursuing serious and willful conduct of the employer. Deposition. Plaintiff California Workers Compensation Appeals Board
Employee fell from a HVAC duct in a health care environment. Defense California Workers Compensation Appeals Board

Representative Cases

TYPE: Personal Injury Trip/Fall. Hallmark (Daubert) Hearing Testimony: Qualified to testify at trial.
CLIENT: Plaintiff
VENUE: Second Judicial District of the State of Nevada

TYPE: Elevated Fall from a rolling scaffold on a construction jobsite with issues being mobile scaffolding and site conditions.
CLIENT: Defense
VENUE: Consult Only

TYPE: Personal injury to a construction worker from site conditions created by others. Deposition and Trial Testimony.
CLIENT: Plaintiff
VENUE: City and County of San Francisco Superior Court

TYPE: Cal/OSHA citation defense for a metal-working workplace.
CLIENT: Defense
VENUE: California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board

TYPE: Elevated fall from a step ladder, pursuing serious and willful conduct of the employer. Deposition.
CLIENT: Plaintiff
VENUE: California Workers Compensation Appeals Board

TYPE: Employee fell from a HVAC duct in a health care environment.
CLIENT: Defense
VENUE: California Workers Compensation Appeals Board

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