Matt Stevenson, SMS, CSMC
Director of Safety & Health
Matt joined Neel-Schaffer in 2022 in the newly created role of Director of Safety & Health. Matt is a Board-certified Safety Management Specialist (SMS) and a Certified Safety Manager for Construction (CSMC) who has 18 years of experience managing safety and health programs and/or providing safety consulting services for a variety of industries.
Matt spends much of his time at the various Neel-Schaffer offices and job sites, conducting safety training sessions and updating our employees on safety regulations.
Neel-Schaffer is committed to the ongoing development of a strong safety culture for all of our employees, clients, and the communities in which we serve, and Matt helps for grow that culture daily. The commitment and responsibility for the health, safety and culture of our employees starts at the top of our organization with our executive leadership, but it extends through every level of supervision, to each employee, interns and subconsultants.
As Matt says, “I joined the firm in 2022 as the first full-time Director of Safety & Health, and it is my responsibility to increase employee awareness, provide resources and support, and nurture our overall safety and health culture.”
In addition to the delivery of training courses throughout our region, Matt is Neel-Schaffer’s liaison to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He reviews, investigates, identifies and provides corrective action for all incidents through our formal Injury and Incident Response procedure. He is also responsible for all illness and injury record keeping, and he updates our corporate safety and health program regularly.