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J. M. Miller Engineering Inc.
President: James M. Miller, P.E., Ph.D.
Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 35 years of experience as an expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling, and instruction manuals, consumer product design, process safety, explosions and fire science, chemical hazards (diacetyl, asbestos, benzene, etc.), machine guarding, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, slip and fall prevention, recreational vehicles (ATVs, boats, and personal watercraft), and compliance with safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, CPSC, ANSI, ASTM, UL, etc.)
Miller Engineering also has a staff with degrees in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, and Human Factors fields of engineering.
Recently, Dr. Miller has been handling cases involving battery fires, particularly with respect to e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or "vapes".
Co-Founder: Mark R. Lehto, Ph.D.
Dr. Lehto is a Professor of Engineering at Purdue University. He specializes in knowledge engineering, warnings and instructions, structuring expert systems, accident modeling, accident statistical analysis, consumer product safety, boating safety, in-field national surveys of product usage and product information effectiveness.
Managing Engineer: Bradley T. Cook, P.E., BSME
Bradley is a registered professional engineer and consultant with extensive experience in accident reconstruction. He specializes in vehicular accident reconstruction and has investigated hundreds of vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, etc. Bradley also has experience in product safety and hazard analysis; occupational safety and health (OSHA) compliance; pedestrian and worker slip and fall prevention; investigation and reconstruction of industrial and consumer product accidents. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science in Engineering with a Biomedical concentration from Purdue University.
Staff and Support Engineers & Degree Areas:
Adam M. Olshove - Mechanical Engineering
Kelley S. Lodge - Packaging, Safety & Health
Paul Miller - Mechanical Engineering
Areas of Expertise & Services:
- Car/Truck Accident Reconstruction
- Crash Data Retrieval (CDR)
- Visibility & Reaction Time Analysis
- Tires, Trailers, Brakes & Accelerators
- Truck/Off Road Vehicle Egress/Ingress
- Traffic Signing and Construction Zones
Mechanical & Electrical Safety
- Product Safety & Analysis
- Machinery - Metal, Wood, Plastic Molding
- Machine Guarding & Safety, Robots, Automation
- Hazard and Risk Analysis
- Employee Safety Procedures – OSHA
- Electrical Distribution & Transmission Hazards
Warnings & Instructions
- Warning Labels & User Manual Design
- Hazard Analysis & Product Label Designs
- Medical Device & Drug Warnings & Instructions
- Inadequate Warnings Analysis
- Standard Compliance (ANSI Z535)
- Product Recall Information & Strategies
Chemicals Safety & Labeling
- NEW OSHA HAZCOM (2012) & GHS Review
- MSDS, SDS and Product Label Compliance
- Toxic Torts - Diacetyl, Asbestos, Benzene, Lead, Carbon Monoxide
Chemical Exposures & Workplace Safety
- Chemical Inhalation, Ingestion, Dermal Contact
- Contamination - Water & Environmental
- Manufacturing & Process Line Accidents
- Slips, Trips, Falls, & Entanglements
Fires & Explosions
- Cause & Origin Investigations
- Gas, Vapor, & Electrical
- Tractor & Equipment Accidents
- Chemical Applications & Exposures
- Crop Storage & Harvesting Accidents
- Vehicle Visibility Accidents
- Slip, Trip, & Fall Accidents
- Power Tool Repetitive & Immediate Injuries
- Scaffolding - Cranes - Hoisting - Fork Lifts
- Appliances & Tools
- Child Furniture, Choking, Playgrounds
- Swimming Pools & Exercise Equipment
- Recreation - ATV, Boats, Bicycles, Boards
- Ladder, Stair, Step and Railing Accidents
- Slip, Trip, & Fall Accidents
Insurance Subrogation & Forensics
- Accident Investigations
- Electrical & Fire Causation
- Chemical Leakage Damage
- Defective Equipment Injuries
- Premise and Process Damages
Dr. Miller holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Ohio State University, where he was one of the first US Ph.D. graduates to specialize in transportation and consumer accident research. He became a professor at the University of Michigan's Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE), where he taught courses in human factors/ergonomics, safety engineering, methods engineering and law for engineers (1970-1998). On leave from the University at the U.S. Department of Labor (1975-1977), he was appointed as Special Assistant for Safety to OSHA's Assistant Secretary of Labor, where he had responsibility, among other things, for revising the OSHA General Industry (29 CFR 1910) and Construction (29 CFR 1926) Safety Standards. He also participated in the early formation of the OSHA HazCom standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) and original MSDSs and chemical labels.
Dr. Miller has authored a chapter titled "Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know: Regulatory Issues" in the Safety Engineering Handbook for ASSE. He has also authored five books on the topics of warnings and instructions and hundreds of journal articles. He is currently a committee member of the ASTM Technical Committee F15 on Consumer Products.
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Ann Arbor, MI 48105