Adam Birchfield, CSP, CHST Expert Witness

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  • Company: A & A Safety Consulting
  • Phone: 812-493-7872

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

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Keywords/Search Terms:

Fall Protection, EM385-1.1, OSHA and ANSI Standards, Scaffolds, Accident Investigation, General Contractor requirements , Crane Accidents, Steel Erection, Multi-employer Worksites, Excavations & Trenching, Slips, trips, and Falls, Effective Safety training, failure to train, and Inadequate training


BS Occupational Safety & Health, Columbia Southern University

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Additional Information

Seasoned Safety and Health Professional with experience in managing complex safety operations across diverse industries, including construction, general industry, chemical plants, military, and federal projects. My career spans roles as a Safety Specialist with the US Army Corps of Engineers, where I managed safety program elements, conducted hazard assessments, and provided critical training to personnel at all levels. Contributions also extend to the EM385.1.1 update for the Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, highlighting my technical decision-making abilities and leadership skills. Qualifications: • In-Depth Expertise: I have comprehensive knowledge of OSHA regulations, standards, and policies, honed through years of practical experience and continuous professional development. • Versatility: My background encompasses diverse safety areas, including fall protection, scaffolding, crane safety, excavation, accident investigation, and more. • Proven Record: I have been retained as an expert witness in a federal legal case involving life-changing personal injury, highlighting my credibility and expertise. • Education: I hold a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University and have completed various certifications, including Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST). • Military Foundation: My prior military service in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and Fleet Marine Force Corpsman instilled discipline and a unique perspective on emergency management. Areas of Concentration: My expertise extends to numerous safety and health areas, including fall prevention, safety training, trenching and excavation, crane operations, and compliance with OSHA and ANSI standards. Well-versed in addressing multi-employer worksites and general contractor/controlling employer safety responsibilities. Litigation Support: With a deep understanding of safety regulations and a history of serving as an expert witness, I offer invaluable support in OSHA-related litigation. The ability to provide expert opinions, conduct thorough investigations, and testify in court ensures that your case benefits from my knowledge and credibility. Training and Certifications: Completed a diverse range of training programs and courses, including OSHA courses, safety-specific certifications, and specialized training in various safety-related disciplines. As an OSHA Expert Witness, I am committed to using my extensive experience and expertise to assist you in matters related to OSHA compliance, safety regulations, and litigation support. My background and qualifications make me a trusted resource for legal professionals seeking an authoritative voice in safety and health matters.