Daniel J. O’Connell, CSP, CHCM, CHMM, CIT, CHST, REA

Certified Safety Professional (CSP), BCSP Registration No.: 32751
Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT), BCSP Registration No.:13226
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), IHMM Registration No.:15068

Principal EH&S Engineer

SME Expert Testimony and Accident Investigation

EH&S Consultant and Risk Manager specializing in Transportation, Maritime Container Port Safety Services, Heavy Civil Construction, General Industry, Manufacturing, and Multi-Employer Worksite Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

Give me a call when the strength of your case is a priority and your expert needs to be professional, comprehensive and persuasive!  (510) 386-1241


Mr. O’Connell’s experience in North America* spans the field of EH&S Engineering.  Daniel’s work in the role of a litigation support professional includes the evaluation of properties and operations pertaining  to:

  • Maritime Shipping Operations (Containerized Cargo Handling) and Port Services
  • Heavy Civil Construction
  • Confined Space Hazard Evaluation
  • Commercial Fleet Safety (FMCSA), driver fitness for duty
  • Roofing & waterproofing construction
  • Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
  • Hot Asphalt batch plant and paving operations
  • Material Handling Equipment PIT, Forklift, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)

Mr. O’Connell provides expert (SME) consulting, case analysis, and incident investigation services involving workplace injury and wrongful death. Daniel is a qualified as a testifying expert (Plaintiff & Defense), in federal and state court.

Expert Scope:   Maritime Port Operations, Construction Safety, Confined Spaces, Fall Injury , Industrial Tools and Equipment, Confined Space & Technical Rescue Operations, Roofing and Waterproofing, Commercial Vehicles and Trucking, and Heavy Industry.

Equipment Specialties: Heavy Commercial Vehicles (Trucks Tractors, Trailers, Tank Transport Vehicles, Flatbed and Lowboy Transport, Passenger Coaches-Bus), Material Handling Equipment, Forklifts, Aerial-Lift, All-Terrain Reach Truck, Pallet Jacks, Truck Cranes, Hydraulic Conveyors, Loading Dock Equipment, Technical Rescue and Rigging Equipment.

  • Active safety trainer and engineer, retired construction superintendent of safety, and owner-operator.
  • O’Connell serves as a forensic safety analyst and expert witness providing clients with a “360 Degree” perspective of maritime ports, warehousing, transportation, construction, and heavy industrial.
  • Daniel works closely with insurance companies and civil case attorneys for public works, maritime, construction and heavy transportation related incident cases throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Daniel serves both Plaintiff and Defense cases.

SAFETRAN Technical Staff are well trained, highly qualified, and perform the following:

  • Inspection and evaluation of the subject property
  • Measurement of relevant components
  • Documentation (Photographs and/or Video) of relevant observations and measurements
  • Analysis of observations and measurements relative to applicable Codes, Regulations and Standards
  • Identification and estimation of costs associated with any recommended/necessary repairs and/or remediation
  • Verbal and/or written report of observations, analysis and findings

Contact Mr. O’Connell: 510.894.0229
Daniel J. O’Connell, Principal Engineer EH&S
SAFETRAN Site Safety Support Services

*   Dual citizen of Canada and the United States of America