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Learn More About Stewart Burkhammer

Stewart "Stew" C. Burkhammer is currently serving as principal consultant for Burkhammer Consulting Services, which specializes in construction safety.

He retired from his position as the Director of the Office of Construction Services for the Directorate of Construction within OSHA in January 2008, after more than 5 years of service. Prior to being appointed to this position in June of 2002, Stew spent 40 years with the Bechtel Group of Companies, retiring in May of 2002, as Principal Vice President and Manager of Global Environmental, Safety, and Health Services.

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Education & Awards

Stew received his Liberal Arts Degree from Thomas Edison State College, is a Professional Engineer (P.E.), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and a Certified Occupational Safety and Health Technologist (OHST). He was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Safety Engineers in 2000, and was presented with the Distinguished Safety and Health Professional Award from the Safety Equipment Institute in 1998.

Upon his retirement from the Bechtel Group of Companies, he was presented the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding achievement in the field of Environmental, Safety, and Health. This was only the fourth time in the 105-year history of the Bechtel Organization that this Distinguished Service Award, in any category, has been presented.

In 2008, at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo, the council presented him with the Distinguish Service to Safety Award.  This is the National Safety Council's highest honor that can be bestowed upon an individual.


During his 40-plus years as an Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) professional, he has managed the development of the ES&H program for the Kuwait Oil Fires Project, several nuclear and fossil power plants, chemical and refinery projects, mining projects, and was Consulting ES&H Director to the City of New York for the World Trade Center Emergency Project in the early stages.

In addition, Burkhammer has Chaired OSHA's Advisory Committee for Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), has served as CEO and Board President for the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), is past president of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and has been a keynote speaker on the topics of environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) at several local, regional, and global conferences and seminars.


"Stew has gotten repeat business from us because he is the best construction safety expert we know."
—Defense Counsel

"Opposing counsel informed me after settlement that the only reason this case was settled was because the company's safety director did not want to go up against Stew Burkhammer."
—Plaintiff Counsel

Learn more about Stew Burkhammer and then contact us today in Deland, Florida, to schedule an appointment for construction safety consulting.