David K Merrifield CSP

Mr. David K Merrifield CSP

Merrifield Safety Consulting
4515 Stonecrest Terrace
St. Joseph , MO 64506
Office: 816-364-1540
Fax: 816-364-1540

Introduction

Mr. Merrifield is a Certified Safety Professional with experience in machinery and equipment of all kinds. He has testified on the following subjects: Government and industry standards, products liability, products safety, hazard analysis, maintenance, inspections, warnings and instructions, proper use, training, product recalls, and others.

Mr. Merrifield is the chair of the ANSI committee on personnel lifts as well as a member of the ANSI committee on safety signs and labels.


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction & Safety
  • Construction Site
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Forklifts
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Lifts
  • OSHA
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Safety

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certificate in Industrial Management
BA
MA
Certified Safety professional-Comprehensive practice
Certified Safety Professional-Ergonomics
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Chair if ANSI/SAIA A92 committee for Aerial Platform Standards
Member ANSI/NEMA Z535 committee for Warning Labels
Chair of Z535.6 committee for warnings in collateral materials(manuals)
Member American Society of Safety Engineers
System Safety Society
Scaffold and Access Industry Association
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: 10 years developing and teaching train the trainer and operator programs
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: no
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 70 plus
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Construction and Industrial safety, Personal injury accidents, Falls, Tip-overs, Warnings, Fires, Electrocutions, boom lifts, scissor lifts, telescopic material handlers, fork lifts, scaffolds, skid steer loaders
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: half
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: half
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Roughly 25
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Jan 2014
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 4
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 4
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 15
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, reports, site inspections, standards and regulations, safe use and misuse some accident reconstruction, business practices, some design issues
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $300
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $300
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $300
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $300
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: travel expenses

References

References upon request.