Chip Darius


Chip Darius has 27 years of experience in occupational safety & health. Chip is founder and president of Safety Priority Consultants, LLC. Since 2000, Safety Priority has provided training and consulting in occupational safety & health, OSHA compliance, and safety management systems for over 750 clients in more than 30 states from coast to coast and internationally. He is an experienced litigation consultant and expert witness in safety-related legal matters involving fatalities, catastrophic injuries and workplace hazards.

Since 2002, Chip has served as Instructor for the OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center (OTIEC) and Adjunct Faculty for Keene State College. He teaches 19 courses for OTI, including 4-day OSHA general industry regulations, 4-day OSHA construction regulations, Outreach Trainer courses, accident/incident investigation, safety management systems, and others.

Chip holds multiple safety-related certifications. He earned BS and MA degrees from the University of Connecticut, where he has also served as Adjunct Faculty. He is an active member and has served 4 times on the executive board of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Connecticut Valley chapter.

He serves on several committees responsible for developing and maintaining American National Standards, including

  • ANSI Z490.1, “Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training”
  • ANSI/ISEA 107: “American National Standard for High Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories”
  • ANSI/NFSI B101 Main Standards Committee on “Safety Requirements for Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention”

Chip has helped client companies of all sizes protect their people by improving safety performance and compliance with safety standards.

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