Ken Shorter, MS, CSP, ARM, TCDS 
410-744-5325
[email protected]
CURRICULUM VITAE
& CREDENTIALS
​​Kenneth J. Shorter, MS, CSP, ARM, TCDS
Certified Safety Professional
EDUCATION

2010     American Society of Safety Engineers - Executive Program in Safety Management

1982     University of Southern California (USC) - Master of Science (MS) in Safety 

1978     University of Maryland (UMBC) - B.A. in Psychology
              Other studies: Firefighting and rescue 

1976     Community College of Baltimore - Paramedic training

My education has been updated through professional development conferences and training classes sponsored by the American Society of Safety Engineers, American Traffic Safety Services Association, the National Safety Council, and other professional organizations. 


PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

2011    Certified Traffic Control Design Specialist (TCDS) #38989
             American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

1998    Associate in Risk Management (ARM) by the Insurance Institute of America

1988    Certified Safety Professional (CSP) # 8859 
             Board of Certified Safety Professionals


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Since 2010, I have served as the national representative for the American Society of Safety Engineers on the ANSI A10 Accredited Standards Committee on Safety in Construction and  Demolition Operations.  This committee is responsible for developing, updating, and approving 40+ ANSI safety standards.

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Member since 1983.  Recognized as a Professional Member since 1988
Member of the Management, Risk Management, Construction, and Consultants Divisions
Represented ASSE on the ANSI A10 Construction and Demolition Committee since 2010
Past-President of the Chesapeake Chapter 1998-99
Served as a Regional Operating Committee member covering SC, NC, VA, DC, and MD

Chesapeake Region Safety Council
Served on the Board of Directors and the Planning Committees for the Construction and Utilities Division and the Annual Maryland Conference on Safety, Health, and Environment

Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Department
Fire fighter, emergency vehicle operator, and emergency medical services provider 1972-81


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Managed safety for local, regional, and national organizations for more than 30 years in the fields of construction, demolition, general industry, fleet, and marine operations.  Provided training on a wide range of safety topics for organizations such as the Chesapeake Region Safety Council, American Society of Safety Engineers, and private companies.

2002-Present       President of Accident Prevention & Investigation, Inc. 
This professional organization was set up to provide accident investigation, expert testimony, safety consulting, risk management evaluation, and training services.  The main focus has been on construction, demolition, and industrial accidents often involving cranes, heavy equipment, temporary traffic control, and the high-risk operations (falls, trenching, confined space entry, etc.) that are an integral part of these industries.

2014-Present       Senior Safety Consultant for McDonough, Bolyard, Peck
Managed safety for this multi-state construction management organization.  Provided safety management and consulting services for heavy, highway, marine, and tunnel construction projects.

2012-2013           Corporate Safety Manager/Consultant for Rummel, Klepper, & Kahl, LLC
Managed Safety for this multi-state construction management and engineering organization. Provide safety management and consulting services for highway, tunnel, and rapid transit system projects.

2008-2012           Safety Manager/Consultant for McDonough, Bolyard, Peck
Managed and directed Safety for the Navy's $1.3 billion Walter Reed National Military Medical  Center BRAC demolition and construction project.  Responsible for safety, training, accident investigation, traffic control, industrial hygiene, etc.

2003-2008           Safety Manager for Total Site Solutions
Managed and directed Safety for this group of companies.  Responsible for safety, training, accident investigation, fleet, industrial hygiene, security, loss control, risk management, and substance abuse testing. Construction projects included demolition, site development, buildings, data centers, and utility systems.  Commercial operations included heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC), electric, communications, plumbing, welding, metal fabrication, and security systems.

2001-2003           Area Safety Manager for Kiewit Construction Company
Responsible for safety, training, accident investigation, traffic control, security, industrial hygiene, fleet, emergency services, and loss control on heavy construction and demolition projects in the United States. Work included highway, subway, bridge, tunnel, building, airport, marine projects, and an off-shore oil processing platform. 

1988-2001           Safety/Risk Manager for Cherry Hill Construction, Inc. 
Managed and directed the Safety/Risk Management Department for this Mid-Atlantic area contractor. Responsible for safety, training, accident investigation, traffic control, security, industrial hygiene, health, fleet, emergency services, drug testing, and claims management. Projects included highways, subways, bridges, airports, landfills, buildings, earthmoving, hazardous materials sites, underground utility systems, and extensive demolition. 

1980-1988           District Safety Manager for Kiewit Construction Company
Managed safety for numerous multi-million dollar, heavy construction and demolition projects throughout the eastern United States. Responsibilities included safety, training, accident investigation, traffic control, security, industrial hygiene, emergency services, and loss control. Projects included highways, subways, bridges, airports, dams, waterways, tunnels, and hydroelectric plants. 

1980                     Project Safety Engineer for Ohio Valley Construction, Inc. 
Handled safety, training, loss control, security, and emergency medical services on this project which built the entrance to Baltimore's subway tunnel system. 

1978-1980           Safety Engineer for Fruin-Colnon Corporation. 
Provided safety, industrial hygiene, emergency medical, and security services on Baltimore and Atlanta subway tunnel projects.


PUBLISHED ARTICLES

June 2012: Published an article in Professional Safety, Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers, describing my experiences as part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A10 Accredited Standards Committee on Safety in Construction and Demolition Operations


AWARDS

2010       McDonough Bolyard Peck - Columbia Branch Team Member of the Year

2009       Received an award recognizing “Excellence in Safety Management” from the Clark/Balfour Beatty construction team at the                         $1.3 billion Walter Reed National Military Medical Center BRAC project

2005       Total Site Solutions - Core Value Award for Integrity

1999       American Society of Safety Engineers' "Chapter Achievement Award" for outstanding performance of the Chesapeake                                Chapter,  while President


Credentials
Master of Science Degree in Safety (MS)
University of Southern California (USC)

Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
Insurance Institute of America


Traffic Control Design Specialist (TCDS) Certification
American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

ANSI A10 Standards Committee Member for Construction and Demolition Operations

Extensive experience managing Safety on large projects constructing buildings, highways, rapid transit systems, tunnels, bridges, hospitals, marine structures, etc.