Joe DeFranco, CSP Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Safety and OSHA

Keywords/Search Terms:

Construction, General Industry, Equipment & Machinery, Forklifts, Slip, Trip & Fall, Lockout/Tagout, Scaffold, Aerial Lift, Crane, Rigging & Signaling, MSHA, Accident Investigation, Construction Safety, Forklifts, Ladders, Machine Guarding, Dropped Objects, Struck-by, Crush Hazards, Personal Injury


BS, Safety, Health and Environmental Applied Sciences, Safety Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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25+ years of experience in construction, industrial, and crane safety consulting. Retained in over 50 cases for both OSHA 1926 Construction and OSHA 1910 General Industry. Board Certified Safety Professional since 2001. OSHA 500 course in Construction Safety-Outreach Trainer NCCCO Certified Crane Operator NCCCO Certified Crane Inspector MSHA Certified Instructor Supervisor Training in Accident Reduction Techniques (S.T.A.R.T.) Certified Independent STAR Assessor American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Member Experienced in: -Occupational safety and health policies & standards -Personal injury, catastrophic injury, and fatality cases -Multi-employer worksites -Crane accidents -Crane safety -Mobile and overhead cranes -Rigging & Signalperson -Trenching and excavation -Confined space -MSHA Part 48 & 46 -Contractor safety -Chemical safety including lead, silica, hexavalent chromium, and ammonia safety -Noise -Fall protection -Scaffolding -Forklift, Aerial lift -Accident investigations -Struck-By/Caught-Between Hazards -Electrical Safety *Available nationwide Joe DeFranco, CSP has been a safety professional since 1996 and is currently President and Owner of Safety Consulting Specialists, Inc. headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Joe develops safety and health programs and provides safety training, consulting, and crane safety services to a wide variety of industries nationwide. Additionally, he has provided expert witness services since 2007 and handles cases for both plaintiffs and the defense, including case reviews, case development, written reports, deposition, and testimony.