Safety And Transportation Consulting with Mike DiGiorgio

  • Propane University All Safety Training & CETP Courses (VIRTUAL TRAINING)
  • Insurance Claims
  • OSHA Experts
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Employee Preparation: Giving Statements & Direction
  • Fleet Safety Inspections & Driver Training
  • Propane Fire & Explosion Counseling
  • DOT Safety & Compliance Plans
  • Propane Plant Design & Construction
  • Management & Comp Experts
  • Plant Safety & Compliance

LEGAL SERVICES -  Accident investigation to include accident review and preparation of employees to provide accident reports, statements, and depositions. We will save you and your insurance company significant money.


Transportation & Safety Expert Witness Services


Finding an expert witness to testify authoritatively on your behalf is not always easy.


Let us help.



Our expert witness program is headed by Mike DiGiorgio the former president of the Propane Gas Defense Association and active PGDA board member. Mike has expertise in transportation, safety issues and propane litigation. In addition to our expertise, we will work with you to identify exactly what kind of expert you need then use our extensive network of contacts to recruit precisely the right person.


Training and Expert Witness Specialties


  • Customized Propane Related Training Programs For Every Aspect of Your Business
  • Workers Compensation
  • Experience Ratings for propane, general industry and construction
  • Propane Material handling and storage; prevent injuries and remain compliant
  • DOT Compliance in its entirety 
  • Pipeline Safety Jurisdictional Systems
  • Transportation
  • Propane Litigation
  • OSHA Compliance to include full service auditing
  • Emergency exit routes, emergency action plans and fire prevention plans 
  • Emergency Response Training for the propane company and fireservice
  • Powered industrial trucks (forklifts)
  • Product Transfer Advanced Propane Transfers - Teach employees how to correctly and quickly move propane form tank to tank using all types of compressors, Smith Liquid Pump and Tank Truck Pump. We will teach propane professionals how to quickly move propane with a truck pump without damaging the pump.


Transportation & Safety Expert



  • Designed and constructed propane plant with the only 30,000 gallon vertical storage tanks on the East Coast. Responsible for construction of several propane facilities.
  • Wrote company safety compliance manual & operations and maintenance manual.
  • Developed and implemented a full service leasing program along with maintenance program.
  • Recognized for No Accidents In 1990. National Private Truck Council "Private Fleet Executive of the Year."
  • As a Chemtrec Emergency Response Consultant, extinguished a major propane truck fire on Long Island (newspaper articles available).
  • Customized Propane Emergency Response Training To Include Real Life Scenarios.
  • Recognized by industry colleagues for expertise in emergency response education.
  • Established and operated the first propane conversion center in New Jersey.
  • Certified Fire Instructor For Propane Emergencies Fire and Leak Control Training.




  • Develop and administer educational programs for in-house training, customer training and fire service training.
  • Responsible for plant safety, OSHA requirements, DOT, Health and Safety Plans.
  • Conduct hazardous materials emergency response programs and training.
  • Plan and implement transport operations for bulk transportation from refineries.
  • Expert witness and investigator, providing expert testimony in court proceedings for: incidents, accidents and injuries involving, but not limited to, heavy truck-cranes, hydraulics, maintenance, repair, regulations, compensation claims and propane related accidents.
  • See professional affiliates.




  • Reorganized fleet for implementation of an affordable preventive maintenance program and computerized management system.
  • Instituted driver education programs.

  • Established a self-sufficient in-house repair department to Include: meter repair of tank trucks & equipment; in-house warranty work with Ford for light, medium and heavy duty trucks; in-house meter proving, pneumatic and hydrostatic testing of tank trucks.

  • Initiated an academic program for propane and natural gas carburetion which included a 162 question exam to certify propane carburetion technicians.




  • Transportation Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Workers Compensation Law
  • Fire Science and Litigation (DRI)




1985 - Present PARACO GAS, Director of Transportation & Safety Operations

1980 - 1985 - ALTERNATIVE FUEL SYSTEMS, INC., Vice President of Engineering

1975 - 1980 -  SOLE PROPRIETOR, Automotive Repair Center and Propane Conversion Center

1970 - 1975 - GENERAL MOTORS MOTOR DIVISION Lead Mechanic





Boston University, Masters in Equipment Management

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Managing Fleet Safety

St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology

Practicing Law Institute


Fire & Safety Training:

Hazmat team Inc. Hazardous Materials Specialist.

NJ State Police Level 4 Hazardous Materials Specialist.

Association of American Railroads Tank Car Specialist

New York State Fire Academy, Hazmat Emergency Response Training,

Arson Investigation, IAAI

Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction

NFPA 921 Certification

NFPA 1033 Qualifications

NFPA 1403

Lion Tech, Hazardous Materials Safety Course

NWSA Legal Issues Classes

ProChem Co., Hydrostatic Testing Procedures

Lion Tech, Underground Storage Tank Course

United States Department of Commerce, Meter Proving Liquid and Vapor

American Meter Co., Meter Repair Inspection & Calibration


Fleet Management Training:

NYS, DMV Master Instructor Course for Federal Emissions Systems Diagnosis.

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

General Motors Division

Lincoln Technical Institute, Automotive Transmission

ThermoKing Corp., Automotive Air Conditioning

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Vehicle Maintenance Management

Diversified Fuel Components Limited, 50 hour academic program

National Technical Schools, Comprehensive Electronics Course

Northwestern University Traffic Institute

Personnel Law and Transportation Law




New York State Hazardous Material Emergency Response Team for Propane Gas

CHEMTREC Registered Emergency Responder

National Fire Protection Association

Propane Gas Defense Association

Defense Research Institute DRI

American Trucking Association

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Safety Management Council

National Motorists Association

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

International Society Of Fire Service Instructors

International Association of Arson Investigators

International Fire Marshal’s Association



Contact Us Today!

To schedule an appointment or find out more about the services we offer, please call 914-645-9631 or send us an email at  hazmat1075@silverbackconsultingllc.com


Or use our contact form.

41 Woodside Avenue

Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey



Phone: 914-645-9631

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