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Industrial Safety Analysis and Accident Investigation

Technical Consultant #1376


Expertise

  • Safety, accident investigation, reconstruction and construction.
  • Safety analysis of manufacturing and industrial injuries.
  • Slip and fall and equipment related injuries including crane and hoist.
  • Tool design, equipment design and ergonomics as related to safety.
  • Chemical related safety incidents.
  • Deposition experience in cases covering wrongful discharge, age discrimination and work related injuries.

Expert Witness Experience

  • In plaintiff and defense, for industrial safety injury cases that have resulted in litigation.
  • Retained in 27 states and participated in over 130 cases.
  • Provide testimonies, depositions, arbitration and participation at trials.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Safety Consultant and Owner, 2005 - Present

  • Expert in safety engineering, accident investigation, accident reconstruction, industrial/construction accident consulting, expert witness testimony, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.
  • Provide consulting services for companies to improve their safety records.

Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc., Indianapolis, IN, Lead Consultant, 2008

DaimlerChrysler, Safety Engineer, Corporate Level, 1996 - 2008

  • Advise DaimlerChrysler manufacturing plants on safety issues.
  • Ensure DaimlerChrysler manufacturing plants are operating in concurrence with corporate, federal, and state laws and regulations.

Plant Level

  • Responsible for the safety of 2,500 hourly and salary employees.
  • Supervise a staff of nine.
  • Ensure compliance with governmental and corporate safety and environmental regulations.
  • Interact with outside contractors to ensure new equipment meets all applicable standards.
  • Monitor outside construction crews for compliance with governmental and corporate construction standards.
  • Recommend changes when compliance is marginal.
  • Develop training programs and direct their implementation.
  • Negotiate safety grievances.
  • Perform accident investigations.

Ford Motor Company, Safety Engineer, 1994 - 1996

  • Responsible for the safety of 3,500 hourly and salary employees.
  • Ensure compliance with governmental and corporate safety and environmental regulations.
  • Interact with outside contractors to ensure new equipment was in compliance with all applicable standards.
  • Monitor outside construction crews for compliance with governmental and corporate construction standards.
  • Recommend changes when compliance was marginal.
  • Developed training programs and directed their implementation.
  • Negotiate safety grievances.
  • Perform accident investigations.

Aeroquip, Automotive Group, Director: Corporate Safety and Environment Affairs, 1990 - 1994

  • Responsible for 14 plants in seven states.
  • Dotted line supervisor for 14 safety supervisors.
  • Supervised staff of three.
  • Performed accident investigations.
  • Ensured compliance with corporate and governmental regulations.
  • Performed safety and environment audits.
  • Applied for necessary environmental permits.
  • Directed disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Developed training programs and taught same.

Hawthorne Metal Products, Safety Engineer, 1987 - 1990

  • Ensured compliance with corporate and governmental regulations.
  • Developed and implemented safety training programs.
  • Performed environmental and safety audits.
  • Performed accident investigations.
  • Applied for required environmental permits.

General Motors, Production Supervisor and Safety Engineer, 1977 - 1985

  • Supervised up to 40 hourly employees in Die Design.
  • CAD Instructor.
  • Industrial Engineer.
  • Work study analysis.

United States Air Force Reserves, Civil Engineering Officer, 1984 - 1996

  • Supervised a staff of four officers, ultimately supervising 150 men.
  • Commanded squadron on national and international missions.
  • Responsible for all phases of construction safety and building techniques.
  • Responsible for compliance with all environmental and safety regulations.

United States Air Force, Pilot, 1973 - 1976

  • Aircraft commander on national and international flights.
  • Supervised flight crew of 5.
  • Flying safety officer.
  • Training officer.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • CSP - Certified Safety Professional
  • PE - Professional Engineer; Registered in Massachusetts, Discipline: Safety
  • Licensed Pilot: Multi-engine, Instrument, Commercial license
  • C130 Pilot (Military)
  • Civil Engineering Officer (Military)

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Safety Engineers

Education

  • B.A.A. Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
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