Homer R. Peterson II, P.E., CSP provides consulting services to attorneys, insurance carriers, construction companies, and companies engaged in general industry. Services are offered as a subject matter expert, expert witness, and safety consultant. Mr. Peterson also serves as an arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
Mr. Peterson specializes in occupational health & safety management systems, standards of care, wrongful death, personal injury, negligence, construction, safety, falls from elevation, fall protection, OSHA matters, steel erection, and precast erection. He has over 40 years of construction and safety experience (17 union, 23 non-union) on over 350 projects in 21 states, including airports, bridges, casinos, convention centers, convocation centers, distribution centers, hospitals, hotels, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, paper mills, pharmaceutical plants, power plants, prisons, refineries, schools, stores, shopping malls, sports arenas, steel mills, and warehouses.
Areas of Expertise
- Accident Investigation
- Construction Safety
- Construction Site
- Personal Injury
- Slip, Trip & Fall
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: Southern Methodist University – BSCE with Honors - 1973
Registered Professional Engineer - State of Texas P.E. # 60723 - 1986
Train-the-Trainer Certification - Fall Protection - 1996
Train-the-Trainer Certification - Forklift - 1999
Certified Safety Professional BCSP #18008 – Comprehensive Practice - 02/2004
Certified Safety Professional BCSP #18008 – Construction Safety Specialty - 03/2004
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Organizations:
American Arbitration Association (AAA) - Construction Panel
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
American Welding Society (AWS) - Life Member
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)
2008 to 2011 – American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Certification Committee
1999 to 2008 – American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Code of Standard Practice Committee
1992 to Present – Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Houston, Safety Committee
1987 to Present – American National Standards Institute (ANSI), A10.13 Steel Erection Safety Subcommittee
1980 to 1987 – National Erectors Association – Safety Committee, Co-Chairman ( 1983 – 1987 )
1973 to 1988 – Management / Labor Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Associated General Contractors (AGC) / Ironworkers Local Union # 84 – Chairman 6 Years
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Teaching and Speaking Experience
2016 OSHA 3115 Fall Protection
2015 Resolving Your OSHA Citation
2015 OSHA Inspection Panel Discussion
2014 Fall Protection - Steel Erection
2013 Steel Erection Safety
2012 Emergency Rescue at Elevation
2011 What General Contractors Should Demand from Steel Erection Subcontractors
2011 What General Contractors Need to Know About 29 CFR1926 Subpart CC – Cranes & Derricks in Construction
2011 Qualifications of Crane Operators, Riggers/Signal Persons, & Assembly Disassembly Directors
2011 Power Line Safety
2010 History of the Crane and Derrick Standard
2009 De-Rating Cranes for Less Than Ideal Conditions
2009 Working Near Power Lines
2007 Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
2005 29CFR1926 Subpart R Special Requirements
2004 Recognition of Safety Excellence
2002 Avoiding Crane Accidents
2002 Boom Lift Safety
2002 Insert, Lift Lug, & Rigging Failures
2001 SENRAC & Fall Protection for Steel Erectors
2001 De-Rating Cranes for Less Than Ideal Conditions
2001 OSHA - Your Rights & Responsibilities
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: 25
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Subject Matter Expert and Expert Witness in the following types of cases:
2. Construction disputes
3. Cranes & rigging
4. Fall protection
5. Falls from height
4. General industry
6. Forklift safety (rough-terrain forklifts)
7. General industry
8. Holes, hole covers, and skylights
9. Ladder safety
10. Materials handling
12. Occupational health and safety management systems
13. OSHA matters
14. Personal injury
15. Precast concrete panel erection
17. Safety training
18. Scissor-lift safety
19. Standards of care
20. Steel erection
21. Termination "for cause" versus "for convenience"
22. Tilt-up wall panel erection
23. Wrongful death
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: 12%
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: 88%
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: 6
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: 11/12/2018
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: 2
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: 2
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: 6
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Services:
Subject Matter Expert
Safety Consultant – Construction, General Industry, and OSHA matters
Arbitration – American Arbitration Association (AAA) Construction Panel
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $450
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $450
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $450
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $450
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Client will be responsible for all reasonable Case-related expenses including, but not limited to, travel, third-party testing, copying, printing, purchase of needed research materials, etc.
Mr. Peterson will provide references upon request - please request references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org