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Homer R. Peterson II, P.E., CSP, CFLC

Homer R. Peterson II, P.E., CSP, CFLC

10914 Pifer Way
Houston, Texas 77024

Phone(832) 740-4596


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Homer R. Peterson II, P.E., CSP, CFLC specializes in occupational health and 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 and territories of the United 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.


Homer R. Peterson II, P.E., CSP, CFLC 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.

Subject Matter Expert
Expert Witness
Safety Consultant – Construction, General Industry, and OSHA matters
Construction Consultant

Litigation Support Services

Mr. Peterson is a consultant, subject matter expert, and expert witness in the fields of construction and safety.

Areas of Expertise


Throughout Mr. Peterson's career that has included more than 350 projects located in 21 U.S. states and territories, he has observed the policies, programs, procedures, standard practices, and best practices of more than 80 general contractors and numerous specialty contractors. Projects have included new construction, demolition, and renovation work for owners, construction managers, general contractors, and fabricators. Work classification percentages (approximate) - Commercial Projects 55%, Industrial Projects 45%.

Mr. Peterson's work has included erection or installation of structural steel, precast, tilt-wall panels, miscellaneous steel, metal floor deck, metal siding, metal roofing, gauge metal flashing, gauge metal gutters, shear connectors, shear studs, hollow core planking, bolts, welds, bar joists, joist girders, grating, handrails, and setting of equipment.

Experience - Construction - 40 years in construction, construction safety, fall protection, falls from height, cranes & rigging, steel erection, precast erection, tilt-wall erection, bar joist & joist girder installation, installation of metal deck, heavy equipment installation, installation of miscellaneous steel.

Experience - Safety - 20 years in charge of occupational health & safety management systems including creation of programs, policies, procedures, and safe work practices.

Experience - High-rise Construction - participated in the construction of 21 buildings of 35 stories or more in height (tallest 75 stories, 65 stories).

Experience - Cranes & Rigging - almost every project involving Mr. Peterson required the use of hoisting equipment such as lattice-boom crawler cranes, lattice-boom truck cranes, telescopic-boom hydraulic cranes, carry-deck cranes, tower cranes, guy derricks, stiffleg derricks, Chicago booms, gin poles, monkey poles, winch poles, roustabouts, single-drum hoisting engines, double-drum hoisting engines, overhead cranes, and/or forklifts.

Industry Service - Mr. Peterson has served the construction industry for over 40 years. He has served on numerous national, state, and local committees for organizations such as the following:

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Associated General Contractors (AGC)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, & Reinforcing Iron Workers
National Erectors Association (NEA)
Texas Building Branch (TBB)

Rulemaking - Mr. Peterson testified before the following committees during their respective negotiated rulemaking hearings:

Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee (SENRAC) - Washington, D.C. - 11/12/1998
Crane and Derrick Advisory Committee (CDAC) - Phoenix, AZ - 06/02/2004

Teacher/Trainer - Mr. Peterson has taught the OSHA 3115 Fall Protection class through the University of Texas at Arlington's OSHA Training Institute Education Center and has volunteered his services as a trainer on many occasions for training sessions for the following:

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)
General contractors
Specialty contractors
Insurance carriers

Areas Served

All States

Professional Experience

2012 to Present – Homer R. Peterson II, P.E., CSP, CFLC
Peterson Construction Consulting, Inc.
Subject Matter Expert/Expert Witness, Safety Expert, Construction Expert, Expert Witness

2007 to 2020 – AAA Arbitrator

1992 to 2012 – Peterson Beckner Industries, Inc.
Senior Vice President Risk Management 1995 – 2012
Senior Vice President Estimating & Safety 1992 – 1994

1973 to 1992 – Peterson Brothers Steel Erection Company
President 1989 – 1992
Vice President 1973 – 1989


Professional Licenses and Certifications

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 - 2004
Certified Safety Professional BCSP #18008 – Construction Safety Specialty - 2004
Cerified Forensic Litigation Consultant - FEWA - 2019

Legal Experience & Services

Subject Matter Expert and Expert Witness for cases involving the following issues:
1. Construction disputes
2. Contractor termination for cause related to safety performance
3. Cranes & rigging
4. Dropped objects
5. Fall protection
6. Falls from height
7. Forklift safety (rough-terrain forklifts)
8. General industry
9. Holes and hole covers
10. Ladder safety
11. Material handling
12. Means and methods of construction
13. Negligence
14. Occupational health and safety management systems
15. OSHA matters
16. Personal injury
17. Precast concrete panel erection
18. Safety
19. Safety training
20. Scissor-lift safety
21. Skylights and skylight protection methods
22. Standards of care
23. Steel erection
24. Termination "for cause" versus "for convenience"
25. Tilt-up wall panel erection
26. Wrongful death

Past service as an Arbitrator through the Construction Panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA)


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
American Welding Society (AWS) - Life Member
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)


Committee Work

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

Awards & Honors

Numerous National, Regional, and Local Awards on behalf of former employers
Three (3) First Place Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA)
Ray Lambright Excellence in Safety Award - AGC - 2001

Seminars & Training

Documented Safety Training

Accident Investigation
Aerial Lifts
Confined Spaces
Crane Safety
Crisis Management
DOT Specified Reasonable Suspicion
Excavation & Trenching
Fall Protection
Fire Prevention
First Aid, CPR, BBP
Hand & Power Tools
Hazard Communication
Inspection Slings & Rigging
Lift Beams & Hitches
Lock Out / Tag Out
Material Handling
Motorized Equipment
OSHA 10 hour
OSHA 30 hour
OSHA 3015 Excavation, Trenching, & Soil Mechanics
OSHA 3115 Fall Protection
OSHA 7405 Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry
Repair & Retrofit
Rigger / Signalman
Scissor Lift
Stability - Steel Structures, Steel Erection, Lateral, Bridge Girders
Staggered Trusses
Steel Erection
Welding & Cutting

Expert Witness Training - numerous courses 2015 to present


Blog Posts

2019 Construction Safety Expert Witness: Contractor Termination for Cause
2019 Steel Erection Expert Witness: Why Should Ironworkers Tie Off?
2018 Fall Protection Expert Witness: Holes, Hole Covers, and Skylights
2016 Steel Erection Expert Witness: Fall Protection

Experience - Teacher / Speaker

2016 Crane Safety
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

Professional References

Mr. Peterson will provide references upon request - please request references via email to


1971 – 1973 Southern Methodist University – BSCE with Honors
1969 – 1970 Rice University

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