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Conveyor Expert on Standards and Risk Assessments in Conveyor Injury Cases

By: Mark Webster MSME, PE Introduction The most recent edition of the ASME Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, AMSE B20.1-2015, now contains a paragraph addressing the need for a formal risk assessment for conveyors and conveyor systems. This article explains the need for risk assessment for conveyors, what the standard recommends, references to… read more

Causation Expert Witness on Vertebral Artery Dissection

Albert Mitsos MD Vertebral Artery Dissection: Chiropractic Manipulation A vertebral artery dissection due to chiropractic or other lesser forms trauma is most common in the 45 and under age group.  Beyond this age, vertebral artery dissection is uncommon from minor trauma.  Causation in Vertebral artery dissection is further complicated due to the fact that beyond… read more

HOW TO IMPRESS RETAINING COUNSEL

By Steven Babitsky, Esq. and James J. Mangraviti Jr., Esq. Introduction One of the most effective ways to impress retaining counsel is to come prepared to the deposition preparation session. Experts who impress counsel with their work ethic, organization, and insight are much more likely to receive repeat business from the attorney. In addition, retaining… read more

Fall Protection Expert Witness: Holes, Hole Covers, and Skylights

By Homer R. Peterson II, P.E., CSP Falls to Lower Levels Through Holes and Skylights  OSHA uses the term “general industry” to describe all industries that do not involve agriculture, construction, or maritime work and defines “construction work” in Section 29CFR§1926.32(g) as “work for construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating”.  Fall hazards associated… read more

SaaS Adoption Will Lead to Compliance Issues for Life Sciences Companies

By Terri Mead No Panacea SaaS (software as a service) systems appear to be the panacea for organizations wishing to reduce their overall IT costs and the burden of managing IT departments. In some cases, companies have completely outsourced their IT functions to external service providers.   Making it someone else’s problem seems ideal when one’s… read more

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