Mr. Ronald D Schaible, CIH, CSP, CPE

Robson Forensic Inc.
354 N. Prince Street
Lancaster , PA 17603
Office: 717-286-9359

Introduction

Ron Schaible, CIH, CSP, P.E. is Certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Registered Professional Engineer #36714-Safety (Massachusetts), and he holds 5 additional professional designations, incluidng Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE). He has more than 37 years of experience in environmental and occupational and environmental health and safety, ergonomics, and human factors. His expertise is in industrial safety, machine guarding, safety training, chemical hazard risk assessment, selection/training/use of personal protective equipment, indoor air quality and mold, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, human factors/warnings, and environmental pollution and hazardous wastes. He specializes in forensic workplace safety and environmental investigations and has been qualified to testify on more than 100 occasions.


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Asbestos
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Child Safety
  • Consumer Products
  • Conveyors
  • Driver Behavior
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Ergonomics
  • Explosions
  • Fatigue
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Forklifts
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Industrial Hygiene & Mold
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Lighting & Illumination
  • Machine Guarding
  • Materials
  • Occupational/Environmental Health
  • Oil & Gas
  • OSHA
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Police & Penal
  • Pollution
  • Products Liability
  • Safety
  • Safety Engineering
  • Safety Equipment
  • Sanitary Engineering/Waste Management
  • School Safety
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: M.S. Environmental Health, West Chester University, 1990
B.S. Commerce & Engineering Sciences, Drexel University, 1971
Numerous Continuing Education programs and Professional Development Conferences to Maintain Various Professional Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer #36714-Safety (Massachusetts)
Certified Industrial Hygienist in Comprehensive Practice
Certified Safety Professional
Certified Professional Ergonomist (2/11/08 to present; voluntary change from CHFP)
Certified Human Factors Professional (12/31/93-2/11/08; voluntary change to CPE)
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
Registered Environmental Professional
Certified Hazard Control Manager
Certified Product Safety Manager
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Diplomate, American Academy of Industrial Hygiene.
Full/Regular Member, American Industrial Hygiene Association; American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
Full Member, ANSI/AIHA Accredited Standards Committee Z9 on Health and Safety Standards for Ventilation Systems, and Member of the Z9.6 Subcommittee on Exhaust Systems for Grinding, Buffing and Polishing.
Member, ANSI/AIHA Accredited Standards Committee Z10 on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
Professional Member, American Society of Safety Engineers, and Member of the Standards Development Council of ASSE (2002-2004).
Member, American Indoor Air Quality Council; Central Pennsylvania Chapter, ASSE; Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers; Indoor Environmental Standards Organization; Society for Chemical Hazard Communication; Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; ANSI Safety and Health Standards Board (1997-1998); OSHA Task Force of the Labor Policy Association (1997-1998); Lancaster Industrial Safety Council.
Representative for ASSE on: ASTM F13.30 (old ANSI Z41) ìFootwearî Committee (2001-2005); and Board of Directors for the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)(2004-2009).
Alternate Representative for ASSE on ASTM E50 Committee, Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action (2003-2005).
Affiliate Member, International Occupational Hygiene Association.
Past Member, Industrial Arts Advisory Council, Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Chair, Occupational Safety and Health Policy Subcommittee of the National Association of Manufacturers (1997-1999).
Administrator, International Division, American Society of Safety Engineers (1998-1999).
Co-Founder/President Central Pennsylvania Section, American Industrial Hygiene Association (1988-1989, and thereafter).
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: “Environmental & Industrial Hygiene I” (Millersville University, OSEH 321; formerly OSHM 222). Fundamental theory and methods used in the identification, evaluation and control of injury risks from chemical contaminants and biological agents. Includes coverage of toxicology, exposure standards, medical surveillance, toxic air emissions, air-sampling techniques, industrial ventilation and air pollution control, and personal protective equipment. Developed laboratory classes with sampling and ventilation instrumentation to provide “hands on” familiarity with selected equipment. “Environmental & Industrial Hygiene II” (Millersville University, OSEH 422; formerly OSHM 223). Fundamental theory and methods used in the identification, evaluation and control of injury risks from physical agents such as ionizing and nonionizing radiation, lasers, ergonomics, thermal stress, and noise. Covers regulatory standards, control technologies. Developed laboratory classes with instrumentation to provide “hands on” familiarity with selected equipment. “Health and Safety” (St. Francis University, HRIR 527 & 544). The courses emphasized the nature and extent of health and safety hazards posed by environmental conditions and employee behavior at work. The courses reviewed pertinent legislation and applicable management responsibilities.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: Yes, by a disgruntled litigant regarding the use of my P.E. designation in New Jersey. The case was summarily dismissed by the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors on April 8, 2008.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Numerous times. I have provided sworn testimony in deposition and/or at trial regarding environmental and workplace safety cases on at least 99 occasions.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Provide technical services to attorneys, insurance companies, manufacturers, distributors, scientific and service organizations in the areas of: product and process design and development; manufacturing practices; safety engineering; health exposures from chemical, biological, and physical agents; human factors; ergonomics; commercial claims; industrial safety; and environmental pollution.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 52% of my work is for Plaintiffs.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 48% of my work is for Defense and insurance clients.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 99 occasions, which includes testimony at deposition and trial.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: March 25, 2011.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Every time. I have never been precluded from testifying because of my qualifications.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Approximately 29 times at trial or before an arbitrator.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 1982.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, testing, site inspections, document review, reports, testifying. Also have acted as a non-testifying expert in a consulting role to Attorneys.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Contact us for current fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Contact us for current fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Contact us for current fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Contact us for current fee schedule.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Contact us for current fee schedule.


References

Plaintiff Attorney References;

D. Scott Carlile, Esq.
Carlile Law Firm
400 S. Alamo Blvd.
Marshall, TX 75670
Telephone: 903.938.1655 | Email: scarlile@clarlilelawfirm.com
Case: Betty Josephine Stoker v. Tyson Foods, Inc. Case # 2:14-cv-00002

Monty Yolles, Esq.
The Yolles Legal Group
438 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 316
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone: 301.670.0443 | Email: monty@yolleslaw.com
Case: Thomas William Pettit v. Joseph and Cynthia Albrecht, et al
In the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD, Case # 396121V

Colleen Mikaitis, Esq.
Levin & Perconti
325 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60654
Telephone: 312.332.2872 | Email: cmm@levinperconti.com
Case: Domenico DeFrenza v. Aurora Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, LLC; Signature Healthcare Services, LLC; Clean Source, Inc. Case # 12 L 1399

Defense Attorney References:

Matthew Tharney, Esq.
McCarter & English LLP
Two Tower Center Blvd., 24th Floor
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Telephone: 732.867.9777 | Email: mtharney@mccarter.com
Case: Giambrone Construction v. Ohio School Facilities Commission; United States Mineral Products. Case # 2013-00339

Francis Engracia, Esq.
Ruprecht Hart Weeks & Ricciardulli LLP
53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Telephone: 908.232.4800 | Email: fengracia@rhwlawfirm.com
Case: Anthony Howard v. New Jersey Transit Rail Operations
Superior Court of NJ Law Division: Hudson County, Case # L-2052-14