Charles Temple, MSME, P.E.

Charles Temple, MSME, P.E.


Available Nationwide
Office: 866-684-5250

Mr. Temple is the Director of Failure Analysis at ARCCA, Inc. and is a Licensed Professional Engineer, having earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 25 years of experience providing expert engineering consulting services in evaluating the design and safety of machines and products involved in incidents resulting in personal injury or property damage. Mr. Temple uses his expertise in mechanical engineering, safety science, human factors, code compliance issues and forensic investigation to analyze a wide range of industrial machinery, construction equipment, HVAC and plumbing systems, vehicles and consumer products. He specializes in workplace safety issues and is highly qualified in material handling equipment, including conveyors, forklifts and cranes. Mr. Temple has investigated several thousand workplace accidents and mechanical failures and has extensive experience in forensic engineering practices and evidence handling procedures.

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Automotive
  • Building Codes
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Construction Safety
  • Consumer Products
  • Cranes
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forklifts
  • Human Factors
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Machine Guarding
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • OSHA
  • Personal Injury
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Professional Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1991
 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1987
 Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Illinois
 Certified Forklift Operator, January 2014
 Certified Overhead Crane Operator, May 2011
 Qualified Rigger – Level 1, May 2011
 Qualified Signal Person, May 2011
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
 American Society of Safety Engineers, Professional Member
 American Society for Testing and Materials, Participating Member
 National Society of Professional Engineers, Licensed Member
 Forklift Operator Training, Apex Material Handling, January 2014
 The Bolted Joint, ASME, March 2013
 Overhead Crane Operator Training, Engineered Systems, May 2011
 Qualified Rigger – Level I, Diamond Tool, May 2011
 Qualified Signal Person, Diamond Tool, May 2011
 Fall Protection, ASSE, March 2008
 Leadership Conference, ASSE, October 2006
 Industrial Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin, September 2006
 PLC Basics, Performance Training Associates, September 2006
 Copyrights and Trademarks, ASME, June 2006
 Accident Investigation 2, Northwestern University, September 2003
 Accident Investigation 1, Northwestern University, March 2003
 Essential Aspects of an Effective Product Safety Program, Univ. of Wisconsin, July 2001
 How to Use FMEA, Univ. of Wisconsin, March 2001
 The Role of Warnings and Instructions, Univ. of Wisconsin, September 1999
 Electrical Ladder Drawings, Performance Training Associates, February 1998
 ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME, January 1998
 Introduction to Elevators and Escalators, ASME, July 1996
Principles of Safety and Health for Small Businesses, National Safety Council, April 1995
 Principles of Acoustics and the Measurement of Sound, Bruel & Kjaer, October 1994
 Machine Safeguarding, Precision Metalforming Association, August 1994
 AutoCAD I & II, Wright College, Fall 1993 & Spring 1994
 Introduction to C Programming, Wright College, Fall 1993
 Strain Gage Selection and Installation, Society for Experimental Mechanics, March 1990
 Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics and Lasers, George Washington Univ., January 1989

Temple, Charles C., Guarding, Warning and Safety Hierarchy: an Overview, Subrogator, June, 2012.
Temple, Charles C., Investigating Workplace Incidents, Subrogator, October, 2007.
Temple, Charles C., Looking Past the Obvious: Granulator Case Study, Subrogator, February, 2006.
Temple, Charles C., Investigation, Evidence and ASTM, Subrogator, October, 2005.
Temple, Charles C., Investigative Photography: Film vs. Digital, Subrogator, June, 2005.
Schultz, George A., and Temple, Charles C., Understanding Conveyor Related Accidents,
Subrogator, June, 2004.


References upon request.