Thomas O'CONNOR, Jr. bio picture

Thomas O’Connor, Jr. CHST, CSP

Corporate Safety Director

Value Delivered

Tom is responsible for promoting jobsite safety and helping ensure all company safety policies are upheld. In addition to maintaining company-wide safety awareness, Tom oversees the development of safety professionals and materials.

Through his leadership and direction, Tom helps Shambaugh achieve ongoing Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance, effective loss control, and optimum accident prevention.


Tom has been a part of the Shambaugh team since 1995.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. He obtained his Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) designation in 2004, his Associate Safety Professional designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) in 2007, and his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation from the BCSP in 2009.

Tom maintains his expertise by attending professional events, such as the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the National Safety Council’s professional development conferences.

He is a member of the ASSP and the Construction Coalition for Safety. He served for four years as Chairman of the Building Contractors Association Safety Committee.

The Personal Side

Married with three children and three grandchildren, Tom enjoys clay sports, off roading, hunting, fishing, and boating. He has also volunteered on behalf of his children as a coach, manager, and leader.