Gleason Safety

Gleason Safety

Rick J Gleason, CIH, CSP

8240 19th NE Seattle, WA 98115

About the Expert

Mr. Gleason is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygenist with 36 years of experience. He worked for OSHA and State OSHA for 13 years. He teaches at the University of Wash. in their graduate program in Occupational Health and Safety.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fall Protection
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Safety OSHA

Expert's Profile

My name is Rick Gleason. I provide expert witness in occupational safety throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

I have a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene and Safety from the University of Washington. I have a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health form Montana Tech in Butte, Mt.. I have been a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) for over 20 years.

I worked for OSHA for 3 year and WISHA for 9.5 years as a safety and health inspector and safety engineering consultant. In this capacity I would visit jobsites to determine compliance with the OSHA and WISHA rules for occupational safety and health.

I teach in the Graduate Program at the University of Washington for students getting their Masters Degree in Industrial Hygiene and Safety. For the last 13 years I have been the course director for the University of Washington OSHA Training Center general industry and construction safety and health classes in Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Idaho. I routinely teach the construction and fall protection sections of the Safety Courses.

I am currently employed at the University of Washington 90% and spend approximately 10% of my time as a expert witnesss.

Over the last 32 years I have visited over 2000 general industry and construction sites to perform safety and heath surveys in the Washington, both as a compliance inspector and safety engineering consultant.

The most common cases I work on involve construction safety falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, boom lifts etc., also workI on cases involving crane safety, electrical safety and industrial hygiene issues such as confined spaces and asbestos.

Personal Achievements


  • MS Occupational Safety and Health University of Washington


  • Certified Safety Professional

Special Training

  • OSHA Construction Outreach trainer


  • AMerican Society of Safety Engineers


  • American Society of Safety Engineers Safety Professional of the Year

Percentage of time spent as expert

  • 10%

Number of expert assignments / year

  • 12

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Listed in the Following States

Gleason Safety is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming