Ken Shorter, MS, CSP, ARM, TCDS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Accident Prevention & Investigation, Inc.
  • Phone: 410-744-5325
  • Cell: 410-564-7698
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Safety and Construction

Specialty Focus: Accident Investigation, Construction Accidents, Cranes, Confined Space, Demolition, Directional Drilling, Electric, Equipment, Excavation, Falls, Forklifts, Marine Construction, OSHA, Paving, Power Tools, Rigging, Scaffolds, Shoring, Traffic Control, Trenching, Tunnel, Underground Utilities, Welding

Education: MS: Safety, University of Southern California (USC); BA: Psychology, Universty of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Years in Practice: 30

Additional Information

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