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Occupational Health and Safety Expert Witness

For disputes concerning matters of occupational health and safety, trust Partner’s industrial hygiene team for expert counsel and expert witness testimony.  Our technical leaders include Certified Industrial Hygienists and Certified Safety Professionals with experience in all facets of environmental health and safety, including: asbestos, lead, mold, radon, methane, crystalline silica and more.  With certified inspectors throughout North America, Partner’s team stays abreast of ever-changing local, state and federal regulations. We use state-of-the-art technology to provide accurate testing and data. Whether you’re assessing exposure, investigating a claim, entering negotiations or approaching a legal conflict, Partner can offer objective, credible litigation support to even the most complex legal matters.

Industrial Hygiene / Occupational Health and Safety Experts

Benjamin Jelin, MPH, PhD, CIH specializes in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Consulting services across a variety of industries and industry sectors, with a focus on occupational safety/health and limiting client liability. He is familiar with both regulatory and industry standards and guidelines that help protect workers and the public from hazards, while also limiting client liability. Dr. Jelin provides expert opinion and consultation in the following areas:

  • Asbestos hazard identification, abatement protocol development (including Negative Exposure Assessments (NEA)), on-site abatement oversight and clearance services
  • Lead-Based Paint and Lead Hazard identification, abatement protocol development, on-site abatement oversight and clearance services
  • Fungal/Microbial/Moisture contamination oversite, abatement/remediation protocol development, on-site abatement/remediation protocol oversight, and project wrap-up consulting services
  • U.S. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Universal Waste sample protocol development, sampling and disposal consultation
  • Confined Space Entry services: Attendant/Competent Person services
  • Indoor Air Quality investigations including unknown environmental contaminants and hazardous materials releases
  • Exposure assessment for health and safety compliance for lead, asbestos, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Health and safety assessments for construction, heavy industrial, and manufacturing applications
  • Radon hazard identification
  • Mold investigations, remediation design, remediation oversight
  • Environmental insurance claims investigations

Douglas Lawson, PhD, CIH has over 41 years of experience in the health & safety/industrial hygiene field, including regulatory agency (OSHA), industrial/manufacturing (GE & AT&T) and consulting experience. He has conducted over 400 health and safety compliance audits, developed and implemented health and safety programs, evaluated worker exposure to hazardous chemicals and physical hazards, implemented engineering controls, provided worker training programs and conducted all aspects of hazardous materials management, including asbestos, lead-based paint, PCBs in building materials, radon and indoor air quality/mold.

For the past 29 years, Dr. Lawson has been in the consulting field managing a national practice which provides a wide variety of health/safety and industrial hygiene services to local, regional and national private and public sector clients. His work has included health and safety compliance audits, asbestos surveys and abatement projects, lead-based paint inspections, indoor air quality and mold assessments and mitigation, and radon surveys and mitigation.

David Regelbrugge, CIH, CSP is an American Board Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 30 years of occupational health and safety experience. Over the years, he has completed thousands of employee exposure evaluations, health and safety audits, indoor air quality (IAQ) studies, and site safety investigations. He has conducted and managed health and safety investigations in numerous settings including general industry, construction, rail, healthcare, education, and oil and gas, among others. He has special expertise in all OSHA compliance issues and has provided expert testimony on various health and safety issues in the workplace including confined space entry, construction safety, and lockout tag out (LOTO). 

Mr. Regelbrugge is a past member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - Chicago Section Board of Directors and past President. He is a recognized OSHA compliance expert and has helped clients globally to resolve some of their most challenging occupational health and safety issues. He is a masterful public speaker and has presented at numerous conferences and expositions.