FDRsafety is unmatched for the breadth and depth of our expertise

Some of the nation’s top occupational safety experts and occupational health experts are associated with our firm. They provide consulting and expert witness services.

Mike Gibson

Electrical safety and 70E

Mike provides expertise in helping businesses meet the requirements of 70E, an electrical safety standard developed by the National Fire Protection Association that has been adopted by OSHA.

Mike specializes in providing training on meeting electrical safety standards. He has been named to the NIOSH Injury Prevention Council and the OSHA Electrical Federal Best Practice Team and teaches electrical safety at Indiana University Southeast.

Doug Gilliam

Construction safety

Doug is former owner and president of H & G Steel Erectors in West Chester, Ohio, and has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of the steel erecting industry. He is deeply versed in ironworker safety and OSHA’s regulations for steel erecting and cranes. He implemented numerous safety procedures in his own company that reduced accidents and illnesses to well below the national average.

Doug assists construction clients in planning and implementing world-class safety programs in steel erecting.

Michael W. Hayslip

Confined space; Construction safety; Fall protection; Trenching and excavations

As an attorney, Professional Civil Engineer and Certified Safety Professional, Mike brings extensive expertise to his construction-focused work. He has hands-on expertise in trenching and excavations, confined space, fall protection and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation).

Mike’s 25-plus years of construction experience includes serving as the corporate safety and risk manager for a large concrete placement firm that reduced its EMR from 1.32 to 0.41 in less than four years. He also has hands-on field experience as a surveyor, carpenter and project manager.

Mike provides training and expert witness services in his areas of expertise and is a motivational speaker on the topics of best practices, team building and the legal aspects of safety. He has spoken at national conferences of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors and World of Concrete.

David Hoover

Aerial Work Platforms (AWP – Scissor & Boom Lifts); Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)

David is a nationally recognized expert on forklift and aerial lift training and has trained more than 10,000 operators and trainers in the safe operation of powered industrial trucks and aerial work platforms across the country.

David assists clients in conducting PIT and AWP safety audits, as well as developing operator and trainer training programs across the U.S. He also conducts forklift accident investigations and serves as an expert witness in forklift accident and injury litigation.

Andrew R. Kaake

Andrew R. Kaake

OSHA Legal Defense

Andrew is an attorney with 15 years of experience representing employers in defense of OSHA inspections and citations. He is well-versed in all aspects of occupational safety and health law, including the review and development of workplace safety policies, audits of safety practices, investigations of workplace accidents, counsel concerning how to handle an OSHA inspection, and defense of OSHA citations through hearing and appeal.

Patrick J. Karol

Patrick Karol

Safety Management System Assessment

Pat has 20 years experience in the corporate safety departments of two Fortune 500 companies and the federal government, and advises senior leaders on strategies to reduce risk.

Pat has spoken widely at regional and national conferences, and specializes in assessing safety management systems. He is an Area Director for the ASSE Keystone Area.

Rose McMurray

Rose McMurray

DOT enforcement

Rose retired Jan. 1, 2011 as Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the U.S. Department of Transportation. In that role, she oversaw the implementation of CSA 2010, a new system for measuring the safety performance of motor carriers that is creating big changes in the industry.

Rose leads FDRsafety’s Transportation Safety Division along with Fred Rine, CEO of FDRsafety. In that role, she provides clients with insight into how to obtain good ratings in CSA 2010 measurements. Good scores are critical for motor carriers, since those scores drive DOT’s enforcement priorities.


James “Lynn” Montgomery

Electrical safety

Lynn brings exceptional expertise in the electrical and electronic safety fields. He has wide-ranging experience in the root cause(s) of electrical injuries and electrocutions; electrical ignition source of fires involving electrical and electronic consumer products; industrial and electric utility systems and components; commercial and industrial power systems; and causes of equipment failure in electric utility power systems.

Lynn has testified in deposition, and in federal, state and county courts in five states. He assists clients with expert testimony and consulting on electrical safety issues.

Dr. Sarah S. Pavlow

Dental Office Hazard Communication / Bloodborne Pathogen Safety

Sarah S. Pavlow D.M.D. has been in private practice as an Orthodontist since 2005 and is a highly regarded member of her local community. She specializes in guiding dental practices through the 5 steps to GHS compliance. She conducts Hazard Communication and Bloodborne Pathogen employee training sessions that are specific for the dental office, and she is focused on ensuring that dental workers are safe. Dr. Pavlow is an active member of both The American Dental Association and The American Association of Orthodontists.

Greg Richey

Occupational health / Industrial hygiene

Greg Richey offers clients more than 35 years of experience from both the regulator’s and consultant’s perspectives. As an expert in occupational exposure assessment, Greg was previously a supervisor with OSHA’s Philadelphia Area Office. Greg has been in private consulting practice for 25 years.

Greg maintains certification in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene with a subspecialty in indoor environmental quality. In addition to being a Certified Industrial Hygienist, he is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Professional Environmental Auditor.

Jack Seybert

Jack Seybert

OSHA Compliance

Jack spent 13 years as a safety compliance officer with OSHA, conducting more than 850 inspections in general industry and construction. Previously he was safety training coordinator for Homes by Oakwood in Fort Morgan, CO, and spent 23 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring as a master sergeant.

Mike Taubitz

Mike Taubitz

Machine guarding / Lockout-Tagout; Safety programs

Mike spent many years in top positions at General Motors, including stints as Global Safety Director and Global Regulatory Liaison. He has a strong interest in lean manufacturing and its relationship to safety and in sustainability, and is recognized internationally for his expertise in machine guarding.

Mike assists clients in creating efficient and effective safety programs, especially in manufacturing environments. He is also a contributor to our Safety blog.

J. Mike White

Accident investigation; Risk assessment

Mike White spent more than 43 years at General Motors, holding positions in operations, manufacturing engineering, facilities engineering, product engineering, planning, industrial engineering, labor relations and safety. Most recently he was Global Director of Safety and Health, leading efforts to establish a cohesive safety function and common safety processes in 175 global operations. He also spent time during his career at NUMMI (GM – Toyota joint venture) where he learned lean manufacturing principles.

Mike consults on risk assessment and management, accident investigation and integrating safety with sustainability and lean manufacturing processes. He serves on the National Safety Council’s Board of Delegates.

Joseph Wolfsberger

Joseph Wolfsberger

Combustible dust; EHS Management systems; Occupational health / Industrial hygiene; Risk assessment

Joe previously was Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety for Ingersoll Rand Corporation, a global diversified industrial manufacturer. Prior to that, Joe was with Eaton and Baxter International where he served as Vice President, EHS. He has also held a variety of EHS leadership positions with Monsanto Company and OSHA.

Joe specializes in occupational health/industrial hygiene, combustible dust issues, EHS management systems and risk assessment and EHS audit systems. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional.

Daniel Zarletti

Construction safety; Scaffolding; Systems safety management

Dan has served in a variety of executive roles, including Vice President – EHS for Roadside Traffic Safety Inc. and Vice President/Chief Risk Officer for Kenny Construction Co. He is a Trustee of the National Safety Council and previously served on the Executive Board of the Council as Finance Chairman. He is also a member of the International Board of Directors of the Scaffolding Industry Association.

Dan advises clients on construction safety compliance and provides expert testimony on scaffolding and systems safety management.