OSHA Expert - Machinery and Machine Guarding

As an OSHA expert with over 30 years of extensive experience in the field of occupational safety and health, one of the services offered by Curtis Chambers, MS, CSP, is OSHA expert witness and litigation support (consulting expert) in matters related to OSHA machinery and machine guarding standards for clients throughout the United States.


Mr. Chambers extensive experience and training in the area of compliance with OSHA regulations for machinery and machine guards, along with related topics such as lockout tagout requirements, make him uniquely qualified to offer OSHA expert services in this area. Here is a recap of his experience and training in this field:

Work Experience (starting with most recent)

  • Owner of OSHA training and consultation companies (1999 to present)
  • Corporate Safety Director - Fortune 500 Company
  • Employee Safety Coordinator - Major Municipality
  • Safety Officer - State OSHA Consultation program
  • V.P. of Operations (including worker safety) - Structural Steel Fabricator and Construction Company


Training and Education


  • M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health - Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. in Management of Human Resources - Regents College/University of the State of New York
  • U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA Training Institute
    • Initial OSHA Compliance Officer Training Course
    • Federal Construction Standards Course for Compliance Officers
    • On-Site Consultation Course
    • Industrial Noise Course
    • Analytical Laboratory Orientation Course
    • Oil and Gas Operations: Health and Safety Course
    • Workplace Back Injury Prevention Course
  • Machinery and Machine Guarding Safety - Rockford Systems - Rockford IL


Other Qualifications

  • Designated a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 1993 by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
  • OSHA authorized Outreach Trainer - construction and general industry
  • Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) since 1992
  • Recognized as an OSHA Expert by courts and OSHA during litigation
  • Approved by OSHA as third-party consultant to assist employers as part of settlement agreements


Client Breakdown

  • Plaintiff's - approximately 30%
  • Defendants - approximately 70%
  • Clients assisted include those engaged in manufacturing, construction, service industries, oil and gas, transportation, warehousing, and all levels of government (federal, state, municipal)

Topics addressed as an OSHA expert in machinery and machine guarding include, but are not limited to:

  • OSHA standards for machinery and machine guarding, including but not limited to:
    • Barrier guards (shields, enclosures . . .)
    • Electronic guards (gates, interlocks, presence-sensing devices . . .)
    • Guarding by location
  • Requirements for specialty equipment, including but not limited to:
    • Mechanical power presses
    • Shears and presses
    • Rollers and mills
    • Drill presses
    • Conveyors
    • Stamping machines
    • Power transmission apparatus (belts and pulleys, chains and sprockets, shafts . . .)
  • Design, installation, and maintenance of machinery and machine guards
  • OSHA's lockout tagout requirements for servicing and maintenance activities (aka control of hazard energy)


If you would like to contact Mr. Chambers to discuss the general facts about your machinery / machine guard case, or  if you'd like to request a CV and rate sheet, please CLICK HERE.

OSHA Expert - Machinery and Machine Guards