Forensic Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting Services
Safety Priority provides incident investigations, forensic litigation consulting and expert witness services for lawsuits and legal cases involving fatalities, catastrophic injuries, personal injuries, and workplace safety and health. Retention includes over 160 cases, multiple depositions, and trial testimony in both state and federal courts.
Chip Darius has expertise in workplace safety and health, 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. 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 lift work platforms
Scissor lift work platforms
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/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:
27 years as safety consultant and trainer for business & industry, construction, utilities, government and emergency services.
16 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.
Genie Certified Trainer, Aerial Work Platform (Boom Lift and Scissor Lift).
IPAF/AWPT PAL card holder for types 3a/3b MEWPs.
Certified Flagger Instructor (ATSSA and NSC) and work zone safety trainer.
EM 385-1-1 US Army Corps of Engineers/NAVFAC 40-hour Training qualification to serve as Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO).
OSHA 30-hour Construction.
National Health and Safety Committee, Associated General Contractors of America.
Safety Committee, CT Construction Industries Association.
Certified Emergency Care Instructor and Instructor Trainer: First Aid, CPR & AED.
EMT: 38 years as a certified Emergency Medical Technician.
TapRooT Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis.
BS, 1985 and MA, 1988 - University of Connecticut.
Safety Priority has been voted one of "The Best" litigation consultant/ expert witness firms 8 times by Connecticut attorneys and law firms. Hundreds of participants give input to the annual polls, conducted by Connecticut Law Tribune.