Neil R. Temple, PE, CSP

Neil R. Temple, PE, CSP

Safety Management Associates
11300 Lilting Lane
Fairfax Station , VA 22039-1718
Office: 703-978-3000
Fax: 703-978-3000

Mr. Temple is a Registered Professional Engineer in Safety (P.E.) and a Board Certified Safety Professional (C.S.P.) in Comprehensive Practice. He has over 32 years of diverse safety engineering, human factors and environmental management experience and in addition to Certification by four (4) safety & health competency boards, he is qualified as an ISO 14001 Lead Auditor for Environmental Management Systems. During his career he has managed the Safety Compliance and Inspection Program in the Mayor's Office of Safety for the City of Baltimore and served as Project Safety Director for one of the largest construction projects in the world in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. In addition to occupational and environmental safety services, Mr. Temple provides advanced system safety and human factors engineering support to high technology companies during the design and testing of military hardware, vehicles and weapons systems for the U. S. Department of Defense. Upon numerous requests, Mr. Temple has also provided expert testimony and technical litigation services to Plaintiff or Defense attorneys in accident/injury cases.

Areas of expertise include: Safety Engineering, OSHA Compliance Inspections, Accident Investigations, Employee Safety Training, Safety Program Audits, Personal Protective Equipment Assessments, Lockout-Tagout Procedures, Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene, Indoor-air-Quality Surveys, Industrial Hygiene Sampling, Hazardous Material Training, Respiratory Protection Assessments, Noise Measurement & Abatement, Lead, Asbestos & Radon Studies, Environmental Management, Underground Storage Tanks, EPA Compliance Surveys, ISO 14000 Program Audits, Phase I Surveys, Phase II Testing, RCRA Hazardous Waste Programs, EPCRA Reporting, System Safety & Human Factors, Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Job Safety Analysis, Safety Assessment Reports, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Ergonomic Task Analysis, Forensic Research-Litigation Support, Accident Reconstruction, Product Design Safety Analysis, Probable Cause Determination, Regulatory Analysis, Stair Design Code Inspections, Floor Surface Evaluation & Measurement, and Warnings & Instruction Adequacy.

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Construction Safety
  • Consumer Products
  • Disabled Access
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Ergonomics
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fire
  • Flooring
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Forklifts
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Human Factors
  • Industrial Hygiene & Mold
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Ladders & Scaffolds
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Machine Guarding
  • Materials
  • Occupational Medicine
  • OSHA
  • Playground Safety
  • Pollution
  • Power Tools
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Engineering
  • Ramp & Stairs
  • Safety
  • Safety Engineering
  • Safety Equipment
  • Sanitary Engineering/Waste Management
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Storage
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Walking & Working Surfaces

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Registered Professional Engineer - Safety
(PE 37627)
Board of Registration of Professional Engineers Commonwealth of Massachusetts
October 1993

Certified Safety Professional - Comprehensive Practice (CSP #6026)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals of the Americas By Examination
October 1977

Certified Professional Environmental Auditor – Health & Safety (CPEA #402)
Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications
November 2001

Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM #589)
International Hazard Control Management Certification Board
December 1977

Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (HSP #012)International Healthcare Safety Professional Certification Board
January 1980

Certified Product Safety Manager (CPSM #197)
American Board of Product Safety Management
August 1981
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE)

Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES)

Building Officials & Code Administrators International (BOCA)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Technical Standards Sub-Committee Member
ANSI A10.39 - 1996 Standard for Construction Safety & Health Audit Programs American National Standards Institute
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Reports - Papers - Presentations - Publications

Temple, N., 1993 Report of the Accidental Death of Joyce Johnson, Official investigation report for the United States Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA 97pp

Temple, N., Pope, W. 1989. The Bottom Line: Correctable Loss, Not Profit. Feature article December Issue, FOCUS Section - Occupational Hazards Magazine

Pearson, G., Temple, N., Curry, L., Chapman, J. 1982. Implementation of Line Safety Management in the U.S. Postal Service-Northeast Region. JRB Associates, McLean, VA. 200pp.

Temple, N. 1982. Loss Prevention and Cost Control. Paper presented at Workers' Compensation Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Temple, N. 1981. Contrasts in Safety: The Madinat Al Jubail Saudi Project. Paper presented at meeting of American Society of Safety Engineers. Baltimore, MD.

Temple, N. 1981. Acoustic Contour and Occupational Noise Study. Georgetown, DE Perdue Farms, Inc. 140pp.

Temple, N. 1979. Dangerpoint: Needle Puncture Injuries in Healthcare Facilities. Springfield, VA. LCM Corporation. Audio-Visual, 20 min. 80 slides.

Temple, N. 1978. Occupational Safety: A Systems Approach. Paper presented at meeting of County Engineers Association of Maryland. Annapolis, MD.

Temple, N. 1978. Workers' Compensation: Risk Management Techniques. Paper presented at Safety Council of Maryland Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Temple, N. 1973. A Model Comprehensive Safety Program for Municipalities. Baltimore, MD. 117 pp.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 60%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 40%
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting - Analysis - Reporting - Testimony

Accident Investigation & Reconstruction
Site Safety Inspections and Surveys
Forensic Engineering Investigation
Accident Causal Determination
Walking/Working Surface Characterization and Measurement
Safety Regulatory Compliance Analysis
Building Code Compliance Analysis
Stair Design Analysis
Slip & Fall Dynamics
Product Design Safety Analysis & Testing
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 150
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 150
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 150
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 150


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