Board Members

James Bifulco – CSACNY President
Managing Safety and Loss Control Consultant, Total Safety Consulting

With over 25 years of construction site safety experience, James Bifulco manages the activities of 200 safety professionals assigned to major construction projects in NYC and along the East Coast of the United States. His experience as a Construction Safety Solutions Provider to construction managers, owners, developers and governmental officials, has positioned him as an industry leader. Through his work at TSC North America, LLC, he advises clients on how to protect their employees and reduce accidents, while creating a safe and productive work environment. In addition to his work with CSACNY and Total Safety Consulting, he is also Co-Chair of the NYC Building Code/IBC Construction Safety and Demolition Committee, Past President of the American Society of Safety Engineers Metro Chapter, Past President Safety Executives of New York, Member of the Building Trades Employers Association Safety Committee, a Certified Safety Professional, a NYC Site Safety Manager, a NYC Licensed Master Rigger, and a NYS certified Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Consultant.

John McCarthy – CSACNY Vice President
Founder and President, Pro Safety Services, LLC

For 25 years, John McCarthy has provided safety services for clients in the construction, manufacturing, service, and healthcare industries, as well as for public sector organizations. He brings practical proactive safety solutions to prevent injuries, accidents and incidents. John has a broad range of experience that includes program development and implementation, identification of hazards and/or potential hazards, control of hazards, accident investigation, loss control, site-specific training, and OSHA consultations. Previously, John served as the Director of Loss Control Operations, Senior Safety and Health Consultant, and Corporate Safety Director/EEOC Officer for a major contracting firm in Yonkers, NY. He also worked for a major NYS workers’ compensation safety management firm in New York City. In these roles, he was responsible for implementing and monitoring safety services for over 400 clients. He provided clients with technical assistance, OSHA training, subcontractor safety, HazMat communications, and field safety and on-site audits.

In addition to his work the CSACNY and Pro Safety Services, John is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, member of the Joint Labor Management Committee in NYS, member of the Associated General Contractors Safety Committee, member of the General Contractors Association Safety Committee, member of the Construction Industry Council Safety Committee, a Certified Safety & Health Manager, an OSHA Instructor in Construction & General Industry, and a NYS Industrial Code Rule 59 Consultant.

Peter Amato – CSACY Secretary
President, Site Safety LLC

Peter Amato is the President and managing member of Site Safety, LLC with over 25 years of experience in construction safety. His experience includes providing safety management for hundreds of major buildings in New York City and communicating with the Department of Buildings, Fire Department, Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Labor. Peter holds a masters degree in Public Administration, is an adjunct professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and is a NYC Certified Site Safety Manager. Peter was awarded the prestigious Safety Professional of the Year Award by the NYC Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) in 2013. In his capacity as a construction safety engineer, Peter testifies as an expert witness and has appeared on Channel 2 News (Hurricane Sandy), Fox 5 News (Triangle Shirtwaste Factory Fire), and has been interviewed and quoted by the NY Daily News, Reuters, Moving America Forward, Today in America, and The History Channel. He is a past President of the NYC Chapter of the ASSE, member of the Society’s public relations committee, and former Assistant Commissioner at the NYC Department of Buildings where he was in charge of supervising all construction accident investigations.

Anthony Raucci, J.D. – CSACNY Treasurer
Partner and General Counsel, Pro Safety Services, LLC

Anthony Raucci has over 10 years of litigation experience practicing law, having received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut, Raucci specialized in commercial and insurance litigation, gaining significant expertise in risk management, risk transference and reinsurance law. Raucci also worked as General Counsel and Vice President of Finance for a mid-sized insurance broker specializing in construction risks for several years before joining Pro Safety Services in 2006 as Partner and General Counsel to advise on risk evaluation, contract negotiation and claims management.

Peter Simon, JD – Executive Board Member
Head of Planning & Risk Management, Total Safety Consulting

Peter has worked in the construction safety and health industry for over 15 years. Peter began his career as a professional firefighter and EMT. In addition to holding numerous certifications related to firefighting and emergency response, Peter is also a credentialed CSP (Certified Safety Professional) & CHST (Construction Health & Safety Technician). Peter holds a Juris Doctor degree and is currently participating in a master’s program for environmental & occupational science. Peter speaks Spanish, and studied in Latin America & Spain. He is also an OSHA outreach instructor.

Andrey Vishev – Executive Board Member
Vice President, Site Safety, LLC

As a former NYC Department of Buildings Chief Inspector for the Building Enforcement Safety Team (B.E.S.T Squad), Andrey Vishev oversaw hundreds of site-safety projects, demolition inspections, and residential sweeps in the five boroughs. Throughout his 20 years in the industry, he has supervised projects ranging from hospital emergency suites and medical centers to restaurants and multi-dwelling buildings as well as pre-cast construction and HVAC technology. Site Safety, LLC, where Vishev currently serves as Vice President, specializes in providing classes and course training as part of its consulting services. He is a former President NYC Chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers, a current OSHA Outreach Instructor, a former member of the 2008 and 2014 NYC Building Code Revision Team and has previously lectured at New York University and Columbia University.

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