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Steven R. Sawyer is a Certified Safety Professional with over 20 years of experience helping clients identify potential hazards and prevent incidents, providing training, and investigating workplace fatalities and catastrophic injuries to determine cause and prevent them from occurring again. He has assisted clients with OSHA inspections, EPA audits of anhydrous ammonia programs, and Federal U.S. DOT hazardous material audits.

As a safety consultant, Sawyer partners with companies to prevent incidents and reduce risk by identifying hazardous situations and compliance issues through comprehensive safety audits and inspections. He develops customized recommendations, creates safety programs and policies, provides training and assists with regulatory consulting audits, among other services.

Sawyer provides safety consulting services to small businesses/industry, manufacturing, trucking companies, chemical companies, as well as numerous agribusinesses including: cattle feed yards, dairies, poultry and egg production, fertilizer companies, trucking companies, food processors, meat packing houses, potato, carrot, and root crop farm operations, vineyards, orchards, large commercial farms, feed mills, grain handling facilities, farm input stores, and warehouse operations.

His extensive safety consulting experience in agribusiness safety includes:

  • Grain Bin Engulfment and Prevention
  • OSHA Grain Handling Standards Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)/Hazardous Energy Control
  • Forklifts
  • Heavy Equipment and Specialized Equipment Operations
  • Confined Spaces
  • Safety Program Development for both large and small agribusinesses

He has worked extensively with companies with non-English speaking workers and developed safety programs to meet the needs of workers to comply with OSHA regulations. He is a Certified Trainer through Ives on heavy equipment and forklifts.

In addition to his work as a safety consultant, as a safety expert witness Sawyer offers forensic investigations and consulting services to insurance carriers and attorneys, both plaintiff and defense, in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases with issues such as:

  • Safety policies and procedures
  • Failure to conduct lockout/tagout
  • Industry standards and practices
  • Duty of owners, management, and workers
  • Modifications to and misuse of equipment
  • Compliance with OSHA or other regulatory body regulations
  • Adequacy and effectiveness of safety training and safety programs

See safety litigation topics for specific issues Sawyer addresses.

Steven R. Sawyer, ARM, MS, CSP
For a complete CV, please contact:

Steven R. Sawyer, ARM, MS, CSP

LSW & Associates Safety Consulting Services, LLC
PO Box 7359 • Pueblo West, CO 81007

IVES Certified Trainer

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