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Expert in Construction Safety

Expert ID: 736378 Massachusetts, USA

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Construction Safety Expert with over 25 years in the industry. Vast experience with depositions and trials related to worker's compensation and general liability claims and suits.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: BS Subject: Marine Safety & Environmental Protection Institution: Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President - Risk Management Department: Risk Management Responsibilities: Responsible for the oversight of the EHS, Quality, Insurance, Claims Management and Loss Control Departments. Developed and currently implementing a system of continual improvement – plan, execute, verify, improve (PEVI) for each of these departments. Aligning goals and objectives of each of these groups with the strategic growth, mission and core values of the company.
Years: 2007 to 2011 Employer: Harvard University Title: Construction Safety Manager Department: Environmental Health and Safety Responsibilities: Developed and implemented a comprehensive construction EH&S program in partnership with the University Construction Management Council, Harvard project management community, facility managers, the Office of General Counsel and the Office of Insurance and Risk Management. Program included development of Harvard Construction EH&S Standard, safety assessment program for subcontractors, development and implementation of metrics software, and development of a comprehensive training program and cooperative partnership with contractors and unions. Construction Safety Program focuses intently on developing and maintaining relationships with Harvard project management community and contracting partners, as well as planning activities required on construction projects. Built and mentored a team of EH&S professionals that was responsible for reducing Harvard’s OCIP loss rate from over $7/$100 payroll to less than $2/$100 payroll over a four-year period.
Years: 2009 to 2014 Employer: Harvard University - School of Public Health Title: Program Director Department: Continuing Eduction Responsibilities: Developed and implemented the Safety in Design and Construction: A Lifecycle Approach course at Harvard University. Course is targeted at construction business professionals including owners, architects, construction managers and safety professionals. Teaches participants methods for analyzing construction documents to identify safety challenges, assessment of risk levels for identified issues, and development of solutions for reducing risk to acceptable levels. Intended outcome is minimization of risk to construction and maintenance personnel as well as reduction in building lifecycle costs.
Years: 2001 to 2007 Employer: Turner Construction Co. Title: Safety Manager Department: Operations Responsibilities: Worked on several construction projects ranging from $130MM to $950MM in value. Partnered with project executive in overall responsibility for/authority over safety program. Project work began during estimating and purchasing phases with development of project requirements and scopes of work prior to commencement of site activities. Project responsibilities included development of safety program, pre-planning and coordination with contracting partners through each phase of operations, training/orientation of employee & subcontractor workforces, insurance coordination (OCIP/CCIP), management of junior safety professionals, compliance inspections, accident reporting & investigation. Beyond management of projects, worked closely with other departments including business development, risk management, estimating, purchasing, human resources and operations to develop, implement and improve business unit safety programs.
Years: 1998 to 2001 Employer: URS Corporation Title: Staff Environmental Scientist/Safety Consultant Department: EHS Responsibilities: Served as Staff Environmental Scientist and Safety Consultant for international consulting firm. Serviced variety of clients including government agencies, manufacturing, industrial, construction, and commercial firms during environmental remediation and construction projects. Also served as on-site safety representative for subcontracted firms during such activities as above-ground demolition, mass excavation, superfund site remediation, etc.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: OHM Remediation Services Corp. Title: Site Safety & Health Officer Department: EHS Responsibilities: Worked on two superfund projects – Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo, CO, and Baird & McGuire Chemical, Holbrook, MA. Responsibilities included risk assessments prior to and during site remediation activities. Developed, implemented, and maintained EHS procedures for all project employees including subcontractors. Conducted extensive environmental and industrial hygiene monitoring during projects including air, soil, and water for approximately 180 site contaminants.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Savoy, Illinois
Certified Safety Professional, 2006

Keene State College, Manchester, NH
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 500 Course (Train the Trainer Course), 2003, Updated 2011; Renewed 2016, 2020. Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer

Turner Construction Company, Boston, MA
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Course, October, 2001
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course, May, 2001

Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
OSHA Hazardous Materials Handling Specialist, May 1995
OPA-90 Oil Spill Management and Response Coordinator, April 1994

Clean Harbors Environmental Training Center, Braintree, MA
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (40-OSHA HAZWOPER), April, 1994; Latest Refresher October, 2009

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Member

U.S. Green Building Council
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, May, 2007 – Legacy Member

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Adjunct Professor – Construction Safety and Risk Management

Harvard University School of Public Health
Program Director – Safety in Design and Construction: A Lifecycle Approach 2009-2014

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