Janine McCartney, Ph.D, CSP, CHST, RPIH, CSI (ML), MBA

HHC Safety Engineering Services, Inc.
501 Silverside Rd.
Wilmington , DE 19809
Office: 484-493-7737
Fax: 484-496-2043

Dr. McCartney is a Senior Safety Engineer and Expert Witness. Dr. McCartney holds certifications as a: Certified Safety Professional, Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Safety Instructor with 38 years of experience in both safety and health.

Dr. McCartney is the recipient of the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 Best’s Recommended Expert Service Providers; 2017-2020 Award Reid Elsevier-Editorial Staff; 2017 Award Reid Elsevier-Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing; 2017-2019 Award as Best Expert Witness Safety Engineering Lawyer Monthly. Dr. McCartney has been featured in CBRNE News in February 2018.

Dr. McCartney has held safety positions in chemical manufacturing and wood products and as a Safety Officer II with OSHA Consultation. Dr. McCartney taught at Texas A&M University-Texas Engineering Extension as Adjunct faculty and teaches the OSHA 10 and 30-hour General Industry and Construction courses as certified by the OSHA Training Institute. Prior to holding safety and health positions, Dr. McCartney worked in the oil and gas/pipeline industry for 10 years as an exploration geologist and Technical Expert in pipeline matters.

Dr. McCartney works on a day to day basis as a consultant and expert. Industries represented in her client list include: manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, electrical utilities, food processing and distribution, airport facilities, port facilities, warehousing, drilling operations (onshore and offshore domestic and international), refineries, asphalt plants, engine manufacturing, cell tower construction, bakeries, laundry plants, hospitals, water treatment plants, property management. Clients also include: law firms, engineering firms, insurance companies, and government agencies.

Primary areas of expertise are: Safety Engineering, Accident Investigation and Reconstruction, Equipment and Machinery, Machine Guarding, Lockout/Tagout, Asbestos and Lead Exposures, Industrial Hygiene, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Employee chemical exposures, OSHA regulations, NFPA Standards, Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Oil and Gas, Pipelines, and Construction.

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Site
  • Electrical
  • Ergonomics
  • Geology
  • Human Factors
  • Machine Guarding
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Oil & Gas
  • OSHA
  • Pipelines
  • Refineries
  • Risk Management
  • Safety
  • Safety Engineering
  • Utilities

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician, Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Instructor.

B.S., Master's Degree, and Doctoral Degree

CSP-Board of Certified Safety Professionals
CHST-Board of Certified Safety Professionals
RPIH-Association of Professional Industrial Hygienists
CSI (Master's Level)-World Safety Organization

Published author (book, abstracts, and professional conference abstracts) and Journal Reviewer of Science of the Total Environment and American Journal of Public Health.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct Faculty Texas Engineering Extension-(Texas A&M)
Speaker-American Public Health Association
Speaker-American Association Aerosol Research
Teacher-OSHA Training Institute-OSHA 10/30 Hour Course in both General Industry and Construction.
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: 30+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Manufacturing machine guarding accident, Manufacturing lockout/tagout accident, Professional liability Risk Manager, lead exposure on a construction site, asbestos exposure on construction site and occupied building, Safety Engineer functions and functionality in oil and gas, Oil and gas fraud, gas pipeline accident, oil and gas wellsite accident, employee exposure on road paving crew, construction site accident-employee caught in between, OSHA citations and contests.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 45-50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50-55%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 10+
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2019
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 10
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 3
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 35
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: litigation support and consulting, expert reports, site inspections, accident reconstruction, accident investigation, depositions, trial testimony, testing.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Information provided upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Information provided upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Information provided upon request.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Information provided upon request.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Information provided upon request.


References provided upon request.