Accident Prevention  Investigation Inc.

Accident Prevention Investigation Inc.

Ken Shorter, MS, CSP, ARM, TCDS

5916 Foxhall Manor Drive Baltimore, MD 21228

About the Expert

Focused on construction, demolition, traffic control, public injury & industrial accidents. Master’s Degree in Safety. Certified Safety Professional. Certified traffic control designer. ANSI A10 Committee member. Crane, forklift, trench, underground utilities, heavy equipment, falls, confined spaces, & other high-risk operations are my specialty.

Areas of Expertise

  • Crane
  • Demolition
  • Fall Protection
  • Machinery & Industrial Equipment
  • Safety Engineering
  • Safety OSHA

Expert's Profile

Ken Shorter, MS, CSP, ARM, TCDS
Master’s Degree in Safety from the prestigious University of Southern California (USC)
Board certified as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Awarded the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation
Certified as a Traffic Control Design Specialist (TCDS)
Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals – Construction Division
• Serving as national representative to the ANSI committee developing American National Standards for construction and demolition safety and public protection
• Completed the Executive Program in Safety Management
• Trained in accident investigation
• Award winning Past President of the Chesapeake Chapter
Relied upon by OSHA as a testifying construction safety expert for litigated cases.
Relied upon by the U.S. Navy to investigate crane and complex construction accidents and to present findings at Mishap Review Board meetings.
Extensive professional experience managing safety on large, multi-employer construction and demolition projects up to 1.5 Billion dollars – buildings, highways, bridges, airports, dams, power plants, rapid transit systems, railroads, marine projects, landfills, tunnels, etc.
Intensive experience evaluating and approving critical crane lifts, evaluating crane operators, and providing crane safety and rigging training.
Produced, reviewed, and approved operational programs for fall protection, scaffolds, shoring, excavation, trenching, heavy equipment, demolition, precast concrete and steel erection, concrete, marine projects, confined space entry, lock out/tag out, forklifts, pile driving, backed over, public protection, etc.
Extensive experience with large multi-employer work site and technical safety litigation cases in multiple states.
Volunteer service promoting construction and demolition safety thru ANSI and the American Society of Safety Professionals.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • 2010 - American Society of Safety Professionals - Executive Program in Safety Management
  • 1982 - University of Southern California (USC) - Master of Science (MS) in Safety
  • 1978 - University of Maryland (UMBC) - B.A. in Psychology and Sociology Other studies: Firefighting and rescue

Special Training

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) # 8859 - Board of Certified Safety Professionals (1988)
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM) - Insurance Institute of America (1998)
  • Certified Traffic Control Design Specialist (TCDS) #38989 American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) (2011)

Organizations

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Since 2010, I have served as the national representative of American Society of Safety Professionals on the ANSI A10 Committee for Safety in Construction and Demolition Operations. This committee is responsible for producing, updating, and approving 40+ American National Standards for construction, demolition, and public safety.
  • American Society of Safety Professionals (previously the American Society of Safety Engineers) Member since 1983. Recognized as a Professional Member since 1988 Member of the Management, Risk Management, Construction, and Consultants Divisions National representative to the ANSI A10 Committee for Safety in Construction and Demolition Operations Award winning Past-President of the Chesapeake Chapter - Baltimore, Maryland Served as a Regional Operating Committee member covering SC, NC, VA, DC, and MD Provided presentations at conferences on fall protection and electrical safety issues
  • Chesapeake Region Safety Council Served on the Board of Directors and the Planning Committees for the Construction and Utilities Division and the Annual Maryland Safety Conference Provided presentations at conferences on excavation and electrical safety issues

Publications

  • June 2012: Published an article in Professional Safety, Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers, describing my experiences as part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A10 Accredited Standards Committee on Safety in Construction and Demolition Operations

More Information

  • CV
    Updated 8/2019

Listed in the Following States

Accident Prevention Investigation Inc. is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).