Andrew McKewen, CSHO Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

OSHA and Safety

Keywords/Search Terms:

construction safety, accident investigation, safety training, OSHA disputes, job-site audits, fall protection, stairways and ladders, OSHA authorized trainer, employee rights, employer requirements, documentation, safety policies, OSHA inspections, scaffolds, boom lift, scissor lift, forklift, PPE


Certified Safety and Health Official, Texas A&M

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Mr. McKewen has over 14 years of occupational safety and health experience within the construction industry. Over the past 12 years he has been in a senior management position within several construction builders and safety consulting companies. The following detail the and services provided to clients and employers; Accident Investigation Thorough, detailed and efficient investigations of accidents, ranging from property damage to construction fatalities. Breaking down everything from company policy to human behavior to find the root cause of the accident. OSHA citation disputes Research the standards which were cited as being in violation, find OSHA Letters of Interpretation, take into account job-site conditions, company policy, training and human behaviors; then meet with OSHA in an informal conference to eliminate the citation. Job-site audits Inspect job-sites, observe employees’ activities. Inspect tool and equipment for safe and proper use and condition, engage with employees in discussions about their personal safety and health, correct issues found during the inspection, produce a report detailing my findings. Corporate safety manual implementation Write the safety manual for a corporation that encompasses the safety and health concerns of the company. Policy/procedure implementation Analyze an area of concern, observe the current method for this task, research best practices and what leaders and colleagues in the industry are doing, then, with this information, write and implement the new policy/procedure. Safety Training Conduct trainings in all aspects of safety, including Competent Person training, OSHA Outreach 10 and 30 hour- Construction, First Aid, CPR, AED, heavy equipment operator training. Documentation Review Review documentation from clients. From review of their safety manual, to OSHA citation paperwork, to depositions for my opinion. Mr. McKewen’s knowledge and experience have been essential to the development and success of many safety programs, employee training and education, accident resolution and OSHA dealings.