Al J. Heraghty, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Athletics & Recreation and Risk Management

Specialty Focus: Playground Equipment Accidents, Playground Supervision, Recreation Accidents, Physical Education Accidents, Trampoline Parks, Athletic Accidents, Health Club Accidents, Fitness equipment accidents, Weight Room Accidents, Athletic/Sport Facility Accidents, Lacrosse Accidents, Coaching Safety.

Education: Masters of Science in Education - Physical Education, SUNY Cortland; Bachelors of Science in Education - Physical Education, SUNY Cortland

Years in Practice: 17


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Professor Heraghty currently serves as Academic Chair of Health & Physical Education at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, New York. Prior to this role he was the Fitness & Aquatics Director and Head Lacrosse Coach at Suffolk. He is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector credentialed by the National Recreation and Park Association and is also certified by the National Program for Playground Safety. He currently serves on the Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities committee with American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM). Professor Heraghty specializes in Risk Management Programs for various types of sports, recreation and fitness activities as well as the preparation of expert opinions for both plaintiff and defendants, in conjunction with recreation and sport personal injury cases. SPECIALITY FOCUS: Playground Equipment Accidents, Playground Supervision, Recreation Accidents, Physical Education Accidents, Athletic Accidents, Health Club Accidents, Lacrosse Accidents, Weight Room Accidents, Athletic/Sport Facility Accidents, Faulty Equipment, Coaching Safety, Improper Supervision, Trampoline Parks. SPECIAL TRAINING: - Playground Safety Inspector Course (CPSI) - Playground Maintenance Technician (PMT) - Certified Supervisor for Outdoor Environments - Certified Interscholastic Coach - Park Management and Liability Issues – Rutgers University - Athletic Field Maintenance and Construction – Rutgers University PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: - American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) - National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) - SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Education - The National Recreation and Park Association