David K Merrifield

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Listed in Machinery, Safety

Education and Credentials:


Certificate in Industrial Management - Aurora University
B.A. Business & Economics - Aurora University
M.A. Philosophy and Economics - Northern Illinois University
Continuing education

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification Course
OSHA Materials Handling and Storage for General Industry
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
4 years directed independent study in preparation for CSP certifications—including basic and applied science, engineering, ergonomics and system safety
Equipment Manufacturers Institute's Product Safety Seminar (8 consecutive years attendance)
Defense Research Institute's Products Liability Seminars
American Bar Association Warnings Seminar
American Society of Safety Engineers--Ergonomics Course
AWPT (Aerial Work Platform Training Inc.) Operator and Instructor courses
1-1/2 years of Law school-Nashville School of Law

Certified Safety Professional - Comprehensive Practice
Certified Safety Professional - Ergonomics
IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) Approved Instructor - Aerial Lifts
IPAF Demonstrator - Mast Climbers

Scaffold Industry Association - 1998 Outstanding Council Chairman
Scaffold Industry Association - 2000 Coupling Pin Award for outstanding service to the industry

Scaffold and Access Industry Association
American Society of Safety Engineers
System Safety Society
Past Equipment Manufacturer's Institute eight-year member of Product Safety Committee (no longer active)
Past Construction Division of the National Safety Council
Past North American Society of Scaffolding Professionals
Areas of Expertise

Warnings and Instructions
Standards, regulations and industry practice
Safe design process
Maintenance and inspections
Modifications to machinery and equipment
Hazard analysis
Hazards in the workplace
Duty of owners, users and operators
Fall protection
Safety devices
Product recalls and service bulletins
Safety policies and procedures
Document creation and retention
Accident investigation
Product safety
Products liability
Construction machinery
Scissor lifts
Boom lifts
Personnel lifts
Cherry pickers
Fork trucks
Telescopic material handlers
Skid Steer Loaders
Mast climbers
ANSI standards
Industry practice
Tip overs

Over forty years in manufacturing and manufacturing management

23 years in Safety management, risk management and litigation

Person most knowledgeable, in-house expert and company representative for over 23 years

Experience with a broad range of construction, industrial and maintenance tools, machinery and equipment
Merrifield Safety Consulting, Missouri safety consultant specializing in industrial/heavy machinery accident reconstruction, construction claims, warning and instruction label changes and product safety
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