Brad Giles Witness Qualification
I have worked over 40 years in the engineering, construction, mining and government management industries. I was employed for over 35 years with the same organization, starting with Morrison Knudsen (MK) in 1980 and continuing through successive companies, Washington Group, URS and AECOM. I retired December 1, 2015 and started Bradley Giles and Associates, providing experienced safety counsel to the industry. I also work with FDRsafety as a Senior Advisor.
In 1976 I graduated from Southern Illinois University (SIU) with a Bachelor’s degree and continued at SIU to complete a Master’s degree in Industrial Safety.In 1978, being a life time learner, I took management courses at Boise State University and participated in the PhD program for Adult Education at the University of Idaho.
My professional development included attaining the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification in 1988, Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in 1993, Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) in 2009 and the Graduate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (GIOSH) in 2012.
I have been elected to leadership positions with several industry organizations, including Board of Directors for the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) 2015-2018, Board of Directors and President for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) 2004-2010, Chairman of the National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE) 2007-2009 and Trustee for the ASSE Foundation 2007-2013. I am a member of the National Safety Advisory Committee for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and serve on the Advisory Board for Murray State University. I have been recognized by ASSE as a Fellow in 2010, Presidents Awards in 2010 & 2012, ASSE Foundation Distinguished Service Award 2015 and the BCSP Award of Excellence 2016.
I have a thorough knowledge of pertinent environmental safety and health codes and capable of effectively applying this information while performing tasks such as program formulation, review of contract specifications, review of bid proposals and interpretation of applicable regulations and work practices for management and engineering staffs.
As Senior Vice President of HSE, my last assignment within AECOM included the management and oversight of a comprehensive environmental, safety, health and security program and services provided to the Company’s multinational Energy, Infrastructure, Industrial Construction Group (Power, Industrial Process, Civil Construction & Mining and Oil & Gas business units in addition to open shop subsidiary, Rust Constructors).
In my previous role as Senior Vice President for URS and Washington Group, I provided functional supervision of over 400 construction and 2100 government ES&H professionals and security professionals located through the U.S. and 30 countries. From 2000 to 2015, 375 of our projects qualified for the Company’s President’s Award of Safety Excellence, attaining 1 million hours of exposure without a Days Away Case, exceeding 750 million cumulative hours of injury-free performance. My previous assignments were as the Morrison Knudsen Corporate Director of ES&H and Group Director of ES&H for MK’s Environmental, Government and Heavy Civil Groups in Boise, Idaho.
I initiated the first National Alliance with Federal OSHA and a private company, focusing on mentoring of subcontractors and joint training efforts with OSHA personnel. I assisted the attainment of the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR designation at four Department of Energy sites, seven in the Department of Labor (including Corporate Headquarters in Boise, Idaho and Denver, Colorado), and attained approval as the fifth company (first E&C company) for the division wide “Corporate Pilot VPP” Program. I initiated the company’s efforts in reducing injuries by incorporating “Prevention through Design for Constructability” in the engineering, design, procurement and scheduling disciplines. I have published several technical papers and articles for professional journals and associations and taught Safety in Design Symposiums at Harvard University. I sponsored the company’s participation in Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) Certification Program, which numbered more than 2,500 supervisors and managers.
During my career, I initiated and promoted community safety awareness programs including the Safety Fest of the Great Northwest ─ providing free safety training to the workforce. More than 14,000 individuals over 10 years benefitted from the training opportunities. In 2001, I led a team of 16 company ES&H professionals in a joint venture effort during the first three months of the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center. As Manager of Safety at the Denver International Airport construction project in Denver, Colorado, I was selected as Safety Professional of the Year (1994) for the Construction Division of the ASSE.
The programs I developed and managed were recognized by a variety of industry organizations by peer companies, clients, regulators and labor, including Associated General Contractors (AGC) Construction Safety Excellence (CSE) 2004 & 2008, Grand Award CSE 2011, Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award 2011, 2013 & 2015, General President’s Maintenance Contractors Safety Excellence Award 2011 & 2012 and the Royal Society for prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) 2007-2014.
In summary, I am uniquely qualified through education and experience in the industrial safety realm across a broad spectrum of industries to provide expert witness testimony. I am thoroughly familiar with regulatory safety standards, consensus standards and common safety practices. A detailed resume and bio are available for specific experiences and an executive profile.