Mr. David Merrifield, C.S.P.
Merrifield Safety Consulting LLC
4515 Stonecrest Terrace
St. Joseph MO, 64506
Industry leader in Safety, Safe Use, Safe design, Standards, Regulations, Warnings, Training and Litigation involving construction machinery.
816 364 1540
816 364 1540
BIO / Resume / CV:
PROFESSION: Safety Consultant and Expert Witness: Consulting with manufacturers, owners and users of machinery concentrating on safe design, safe use, warnings, instructions, risk management and defending the product. Expert witness testimony concerning government and industry standards, warnings, instructions, maintenance and inspections, misuse, hazards and hazard control, duties of parties, fall protection, safety devices, product recalls and service bulletins. EDUCATION: Degrees: Certificate in Industrial ManagementAurora University B.A. Business & EconomicsAurora University M.A. Philosophy and EconomicsNorthern Illinois University CONTINUING EDUCATION: 1-1/2 years of Law schoolNashville School of Law University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Establishing and Implementing the Product Safety Program Failure Modes and Effects Analysis The Role of Hazard Analysis in Evaluating Product Safety The Role of Warnings and Instructions Equipment Manufacturers Institutes Product Safety Seminar (8 consecutive years attendance) Defense Research Institutes Products Liability Seminars American Bar Association Warnings Seminar American Society of Safety Engineers--Ergonomics Course Directed independent study in preparation for certificationsscience, engineering, ergonomics PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Over 40 years in industrial management including Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Plant management, Operations management and Product Safety. CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Safety ProfessionalComprehensive Practice Certified Safety ProfessionalErgonomics AWARDS: Scaffold Industry Association--1998 Outstanding Council Chairman Scaffold Industry Association2000 Coupling Pin Award for outstanding service to the industry PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Past Chairman of the Scaffold Industry Associations Aerial Platform Council American Society of Safety Engineers Equipment Manufacturers Institute eight-year member of Product Safety Committee Construction Division of the National Safety Council North American Society of Scaffolding Professionals ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Standards: Chairman of the American National Standards Institutes (ANSI) A92 main committee for Aerial Work Platforms Past Vice-Chairman of the American National Standards Institutes (ANSI) A92 main committee for Aerial Work Platforms Member of ANSI Past member of the ANSI A92.3 subcommittee for Manually Propelled Work Platforms Member of the ANSI A92.2 subcommittee for Vehicle Mounted Work Platforms Member of the ANSI A92.6 subcommittee Self Propelled Aerial Work Platforms Member of the ANSI A92.5 subcommittee Self Propelled Aerial Work Platforms Member of the ANSI interpretations committee for Self Propelled Aerial Work Platforms Chairman of the ANSI ad hoc committee on fall protection Chairman of the ANSI ad hoc committee on reorganization of A92.2 subcommittees Member of U.S. Technical Advisory Group 214 of the International Standards Organization (ISO) for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Head of the U.S. delegation to the International Technical Advisory Group 214 of the International Standards Organization (ISO) for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Member of ANSI Z535 Main Committee for Warnings Member of ANSI Z535.4 subcommittee for Product Safety Signs and Labels TRAINING: Develops both conventional and computer based interactive training materials Conducts training seminars for operator training and document creation and control OTHER: Peer Reviewer for NIOSH study of Scissor Lift Tipovers Member of Aerial Work Platform Training Corp. Advisory Committee PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS: Publications and papers: Safe scissor lift operation, Lift Equipment (June 1993) Fall protection puzzles, Lift Equipment (January 1997) An issue of safety, Snorkel (1997) Aerial Work Platforms: Safety, Liability & the Rental Center, Professional Safety (January 1998) What Does an Operator Need to Know? presented before the International Access Platform Conference in Maastricht Holland (September 1998) "Choosing Safety," Scaffold Industry (October 2001) SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS: National Safety Council Associated General Contractors of America American Bar Association Equipment Manufacturers Institute Construction Industry Manufacturers Association Scaffold Industry Association Aerial Platform Council Defense Research Institute International Powered Access Federation TRADE SHOW PRESENTATIONS: National Safety Council National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry Plant Engineering and Maintenance Associated Equipment Distributors Scaffold Industry Association American Rental Association American Society of Safety Engineers Associated General Contractors of America ConExpo
Accident Safety Standards Ansi Osha Machinery Personal Injury Design Maintenance Misuse Training Warning Fall Protection Hazard Construction Recall Defects Failure Fork Bucket Truck Lift Manlift Tipover Tip Over Regulatory Reconstruction