After graduating from Central Michigan University John Lauhoff joined the United States Air Force where he flew as a C-130 pilot. After leaving active duty he joined the reserves, as a Civil Engineering Officer, retiring in 1996. Concurrently, he pursued a career in safety working for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Aeroquip and more. He has worked at both the plant and corporate level, at one time being responsible for safety in 14 plants. John retired from Chrysler effective January of 2008. Since his retirement John has become actively involved in safety litigation and consultation.
John Lauhoff is a licensed pilot holding a Multi-engine, Commercial, Instrument license and is a Certified Scuba Diver.
John Lauhoff is located in southeastern Michigan but would be happy to discuss your case wherever you are located. Perhaps, he can provide you with the information you need without a site visit.
John Lauhoff has a BAA degree from Central Michigan University majoring in Industrial Technology. He obtained his CSP (Certified Safety Professional) status through the Bureau of Certified Safety Professionals in 1995 and obtained his PE (professional engineering) license in 1999. His PE license was awarded by the state of Massachusetts, discipline safety. He has over 30 years of experience working in the safety field, in both the industrial/construction sector and the military sector, and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
John’s industrial safety background includes working at both the plant and corporate levels for companies like Aeroquip, General Motors, Ford, and most recently Chrysler LLC. In these varying capacities he has been responsible for employee safety as well as safe equipment design, build, and installation. To perform these duties it was required he have extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations (OSHA) as well as corporate guidelines. His experience covers all aspects of general industry/construction safety including, but not limited to, electrical safety, confined space, lock-out / tag-out, powered industrial vehicles, ergonomics, hand tools, hoists and cranes, and personal protective equipment. He developed, and taught, a basics ergonomic class for the Automotive Division of Aeroquip. Here his responsibilities spanned seven states and 14 locations. John also has extensive experience in areas such as accident investigation, root cause analysis, accident prevention, behavioral safety, and human factor engineering.
John is an experienced expert witness, for both the plaintiff and defense. He has also worked, as a private consultant, for companies wishing to improve their safety record.
John balanced a dual career for many years. One was as an Officer in the United States Air Force Reserves and the other as a Safety Engineer in general industry. At the time of his retirement, he was an officer in a Civil Engineering squadron responsible for all aspects of safety associated with his command. Due to the unique role of a civil engineering squadron, he was able to apply his safety knowledge to both careers. While on active duty he was a C-130 pilot and squadron safety officer.