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Kenneth J. Shorter, CSP
Certified Safety Professional
5916 Foxhall Manor Drive
Baltimore MD 21228
USA
phone: 410-564-7698
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Kenneth J. Shorter, MS, CSP, ARM, TCDS has over 30 years of experience planning and managing Construction and Demolition Safety for local, national, and international companies, including an extensive range of projects from rapid transit systems, airports, highways, hospitals, and landfills to tunnels, bridges, marine projects, and underground utility systems. He recently directed safety for the $1.3 billion expansion of the Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Throughout his career, Mr. Shorter has been responsible for investigating and explaining why a wide range of complex accidents happened and how they could have been prevented. Mr. Shorter has his Masters Degree in Safety and Professional Certifications in Safety, Risk Management, and Traffic Control Design. He is a member of the ANSI A10 Committee for the Safety of Construction and Demolition Operations which produces the national consensus safety standards for the industry. His expertise extends beyond OSHA to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, ANSI, NFPA, and a wide range of other consensus standards.

A highly qualified Expert, Kenneth Shorter provides litigation support services for both Plaintiff and Defense.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Construction, Demolition, and Temporary Traffic Control
  • Tunnels, Rapid Transit Systems, Highway, Bridge, Building, Marine, and Underground Utility Construction and Demolition
  • Falls, Confined Spaces, Electrical
  • Cranes, Forklifts, Earthmoving, Paving, Trenching, Shoring, Scaffolding, Aerial Lift, Pile Driving, Marine
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Dr. Randall Atlas, AIA, CPP
Vice President
333 Las Olas Way Suite 1605
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33301
USA
phone: (305) 332-6588
fax: 305-754-1658
Dr. Randall Atlas AIA , CPP is a Registered Architect, NCARB certified, and he practices Criminal Justice Architecture and Environmental Security Design. Atlas is a certified protection professional (CPP) with the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), and is an appointed member of the ASIS Security Architecture and Engineering Committee. Atlas has his doctorate in criminology and a masters of architecture. Dr Atlas is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture for Justice Committee.

Dr. Atlas has taught CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) and criminal justice courses at Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Miami, Keiser University, and he is a trainer with the National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of Louisville. Dr. Atlas has been a technical Assistance consultant with the National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, and the Florida Department of Corrections and U.S. HUD Drug Elimination CPTED Program.

He has conducted ADA accessibility compliance audits for private and public sector clients, and served as an expert witness on over 200 premises liability lawsuits.

Dr. Atlas has been a speaker and trainer at security conferences from New Delhi, India to Seattle, Washington and has written over 200 articles in various publications on security, safety, and counter terrorism issues.
9/26/2011 · Security
Creating safe schools is the responsibility of the entire community where a school or school system resides.

7/20/2011 · Security
BETWEEN LATE 2009 AND MARCH OF THIS YEAR, a national baked goods chain with franchises in Broward County, Florida, experienced a series of nighttime burglaries that resulted in thousands of dollars in stolen cash and damaged property.

5/31/2011 · Security
When it comes to the issue of safety in schools, it is important to remember that long before the students walk the halls, a design team creates the building and its grounds, envisioning the subsequent relationships with its occupants.

3/15/2011 · Security
Last June, 18-year-old Kelsey Smith was forcibly abducted from the public parking lot of an Overland Park, Kansas, Target store.

2/3/2011 · Security
The "form follows function" tenet of 20th century architecture holds that the specific functional requirements of a building should determine design criteria.

Randall A. Atlas, PhD, AIA, CPP
This is the first and only book of its kind dedicated to the contributions and importance of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). It will educate the reader and design professional on the necessity of CPTED in reducing risks, threats, and vulnerabilities of and to our built environment post-9/11…
The American Institute of Architects
This important reference from the American Institute of Architects presents a useful resource of fundamental, up-to-date information for security planning in both new and existing facilities.
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Jerry Birnbach
Retail Expert Witness
372 Heritage Hills
Unit B
Somers NY 10589
USA
phone: 917-691-4853
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Highly Qualified Retail Accident Expert. Involved with many High Profile Retail Injury Cases

Top 40 Retail Industry Leader ( DDI Magazine ) and Top 50 Retail Design Firm ( VMSD Magazine )

2016 Slip, Trip, Fall & Safety Expert Witness of the Year - Corporate America Journal

Expert for Retail accidents, slip and fall, display defects, construction issues, ADA and local codes.

A 35 year veteran in the Retail Industry for all venues of Retail and Product Vendors, Product Showrooms, Display Design and manufacturing able to determine the cause and effect leading to accidents occurring inside and outside of stores.

Other areas of expertise include Arena design, Furniture design, Office design, Product showroom design, licensing and branding agreements and product, display design, merchandising and product presentation.

Review CV on website including two degrees in Architecture, Industry awards in Store and Display design, contributing editor of trade magazines, featured company at industry trade show "Store of the Future" area, high profile projects and clients.

Extremely capable to cut to the chase, find relevant facts about the accident often not thought of by the attorney representing the Plaintiff or the Defendant. Over 30 cases handled in the last three years while maintaining the highly successful Retail Design Business.
6/24/2015 · Design
I have been retained by a law firm as an expert witness in the field of Retail Design and Display. I was asked to review a furniture retail Store located in the above referenced address. It does need to be noted that I was not able to review the actual piece of furniture in question nor the camel statue that fell off of the chest and onto the plaintiff.

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Luiz Hargreaves
AAS, MD, MBA, MSc, MA
Orlando FL
USA
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Management and Homeland Security.

Dr. Hargreaves is a Brazilian emergency physician, holding an MA in Security Management (Webster University) and an MS in Political Science with a focus in International Terrorism. His passion for the field of Crisis and Disaster Preparedness having been engaged for some years as Director of the Medical Department at the Brazilian House of Representatives as well as the Emergency Coordinator of the Special Operations Unit.



His previous experience extends to planning and managing emergency response operations, disaster preparedness and homeland security, including five presidential inaugurations, mass gathering, sporting and entertainment events involving many celebrities and some official visits by Heads of State and other authorities.



In the Academic field, he has lectured at different Universities and worked as speaker in many conferences abroad. He also has many years of experience as a Professor and Academic Coordinator for several Graduate programs. He is the author of various books and articles in the field of disaster preparedness, crisis management, and Homeland Security.

Core Competencies:

• Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

• Crisis Management

• Event Safety & Security

• Homeland Security / CBRNE

• Multicultural Team Integration

• Online Education

• Public Safety

• Organizational Security

• Political Science Languages Spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish,French (Basic) and Italian (Basic).

Areas of Expertise:
  • Crisis Management
  • Public Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery
  • Health Care and Hospital Management
  • Hospital Disaster Plan
  • Security Event
  • Emergency Planning for Mass Gathering Events
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • 1/27/2016 · Crisis Management
    As an emergency professional, we are prepared to deal with unexpected situations, including disasters. Every time we hear about potential or real crisis, we automatically review the procedures in our minds and the desire to help is enormous. On many occasions, I would like to go directly to a scene to assist the victims and my peers. I believe that this feeling is not different among everyone involved in this field.

    10/21/2015 · Crisis Management
    Some articles have been written over the years about panic in disasters and fires. The idea that panic rarely occurs in disasters has been readily accepted. When disasters happen, usually, people act in such a way to show solidarity with the other victims. It is common to see some degree of organization in order to assist searches and reconstruction work.

    In 1903, a fire killed more than 600 people in the Iroquois Theater in Chicago. Most of the victims were children. Among the causes of this tragedy were inadequate emergency exits, insufficient and poorly signposted, overcrowding, lack of fire protection equipment and even suspicion of bribery of persons responsible for overseen the safety conditions of the Theater.

    2/11/2013 · Crisis Management
    The proverb above has received different versions, including this one credited to Benjamin Franklin. A kingdom lost because of a nail. We could also say, a disaster caused by a simple problem that could have been avoided.

    11/2/2012 · Crisis Management
    It is usual to find on beaches, sand castles being built. They arouse the curiosity of many, especially children and are really true masterpieces. However, the more elaborate and larger they are, the easier it is for them to be destroyed, what ends up constituting a paradox. The more sophisticated, the more fragile.

    11/23/2010 · Crisis Management
    There once was a fire in a forest, the animals were in panic… they saw a hummingbird going towards the river, picking up some water in order to try to extinguish the fire. He repeated this gesture frequently and thoroughly.

    11/23/2010 · Crisis Management
    In recent years, organizations have increasingly been incorporating strategic planning into management. All organizations, including State(s), have missions, values and visions. In other words, it is necessary for everyone in these organizations to understand what it means to work for this corporation or what it means to be a government employee.

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    Terence M. (Terry) Harvey
    Expert
    220 Marina Way #8
    Redondo Beach 90277
    USA
    phone: 424-260-0286
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    Terence (Terry) M. Harvey is a Sports and Recreation Public Safety Expert. A retired Captain from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Mr. Harvey has been a Public Safety Professional for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience in Public Safety, Ocean Safety, EMS, and Operational Safety.

    Mr. Harvey served as a lead Lifeguard Academy instructor for the Los Angeles County Fire Department and has more than 3 decades of experience in Lifeguarding Operations. He has provided EMS and Safety consulting services in international surf and diving environments in Indonesia, Mexico, and the Maldives. He has also provided EMT services on boat charters out of Padang Sumatra, Indonesia.

    Litigation Support - Terry Harvey offers technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving open water and beach activities including jet skis, boating, ocean rescues, and safety instruction; and winter sports including snowboarding, skiing, resort facilities operations, and safety instruction. His services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Boating - Maintenance, operation, piloting in open water, restricted waterways and surf; vessel firefighting, emergency dewatering, emergency boarding and operation of vessels in crisis; emergency vessel towing
    • Safety - EMS (Emergency Management Services), EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), Lifeguarding, Open Water Rescue, safety planning, and safety training
    • Surfing: Surfing equipment, surfing safety
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