Forensic Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting Services
Connecticut attorneys and law firms have voted Safety Priority one of "The Best" 9 times since 2008.
Hundreds of legal professionals participate in the annual polls, conducted by Connecticut Law Tribune.
Safety Priority is in the Hall of Fame, having been recognized as one of "The Best" for 3 or more years in a row.
Safety Priority provides incident analysis, forensic litigation consulting and expert witness services for lawsuits and legal cases involving fatalities, catastrophic injuries, personal injuries, and workplace safety and health. Multiple depositions and trial testimony in both state and federal courts, retained in over 180 cases, plaintiff and defense.
Chip Darius has expertise in workplace safety and health, risk management, OSHA standards and policies, ANSI and ISO standards and safety best practices for both construction and general industry. Access my CV. Call 1-800-809-0059 or text 860-978-9899 any time, or click here to email your inquiry. Safety specialties include:
Slips, trips, falls and floor/stair safety
Fall prevention and fall protection
Scaffolds, ladders, platforms, lifts, and work at heights
Forklifts/powered industrial trucks
Rough terrain forklifts/telehandlers (”Lulls”)
Aerial boom lifts MEWPs
Scissor lifts MEWPs
Skid steer loaders (“Bobcats”), backhoes and front-end loaders
Machine guarding and amputation prevention
Heavy equipment struck-by, backover and runover prevention
Work zone safety, temporary traffic control and flaggers
High visibility safety apparel and ANSI/ISEA 107
Temporary employees, multi-employer worksites and issues involving General Contractor or Controlling Employer safety responsibilities
OSHA whistleblower protections, employer retaliation for safety-related matters
"No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people." - US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
"I mentioned at the end of the 4-day class how much I enjoyed it. I was in the military for 28 years and It takes a skilled teacher to make government regulations engaging and interesting. You hit that mark."
-- OSHA 511 Course Student
Expert credentials and experience include testimony at deposition and at trial, plaintiff and defense, based on:
29 years as safety and risk management consultant and trainer for business & industry, construction, utilities, government and emergency services.
18 years as Instructor for OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center and Adjunct Faculty at Keene State College, teaching OSHA regulations and OSHA Outreach Trainer courses.