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700 South Industrial Way
Seattle, WA 98108

Forensic Engineering and Laboratories

Safety Consultation

MDE's team providing safety  consultation includes experienced certified safety professionals and  engineers.

MDE's team providing safety consultation includes experienced certified safety professionals and engineers.  We provide a broad offering of services regarding safety, including forensic evaluations, to develop corrective action plans, or as an expert witness. Our areas of expertise include:

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Slip, Trip and Fall Investigations

  • Slip-index testing
  • Evaluation of protrusions, rises, depressions, etc. in walkways
  • Step and stair testing
  • Sidewalk evaluations
  • Pavement evaluations
  • Non-traditional walkway surfaces
  • Evaluation of photographs or videos of the incident

Compliance With Building Codes, ASTM Standards and Other Consensus Standards

  • Walking surfaces
  • Ladders
  • Gratings
  • Stairways
  • Handrails
  • Steps
  • Ramps
  • Railings
  • Non-traditional walkway surfaces

ADA Compliance Assessments

  • Building compliance with ADA
  • Site compliance with ADA
  • Ramps
  • Walkways
  • Parking
  • Truncated dome plates
  • Automatic doors
  • Manually operated doors
  • Restrooms and fixtures
  • Fuel stations
  • Accessible parking and walkways

Construction Site Evaluations

  • Compliance with OSHA and/or DOSH (Washington L&I) requirements
  • Accident evaluations
  • Confined space
  • Walkways
  • Use of Tools
  • Multi-employer worksites
  • Hazard communication
  • Fall protection
  • Guarding
  • Scaffolding
  • Exposure to chemicals, dusts, and other potential hazards
  • Appropriate use of personal protective equipment
  • Respiratory protection

Industrial Evaluations

  • Accident evaluations
  • Machine guarding
  • Process safety
  • Exposure to chemicals, dusts, and other potential hazards
  • Appropriate use of personal protective equipment
  • Engineering and administrative controls
  • Industrial ventilation

Construction Site-Specific Safety Plan Development

  • Development of site specific safety plans for all types of sites, including those with hazardous materials, on military locations, Corp of Engineers sites, etc.