ORC Expert Advisory Services ORC International

  home    |    find an expert    |    request an expert    |    join our network    |    about us     expert login  
Expert Consulting and Expert Witness Services
  
  search tips 
Share this page:  Send to LinkedIn Send to Facebook Tweet This Email Print

 Expert  723860

Expert in Human Factors, Ergonomics, Job Safety, Product Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Forensic Psychology, Occupational Injury


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has experience in the implementation of numerous "accident and injury reduction programs" in various workplace type settings. Through the analysis of worker accidents and on-the-job injury reports, potentially hazardous work areas, equipment or tool designs and configurations and work procedures can be identified and the environment modified as needed. Through the use of both "occupational safety awareness training" and "ergonomic training" (including stress assessment and management), workers can be educated to work more efficiently and safely and thus avoid areas leading to on-the-job accidents and injuries. These programs serve to increase workplace safety; improve employee performance, efficiency, job satisfaction, comfort, and morale, while reducing employee mistakes, stress, strain, and fatigue. These benefits translate into less employee absenteeism, accidents and worker compensation claims, missed work time, and turnover, with greater business productivity, product quality and lower costs.
 • 

A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program

Expert has experience in the application of ergonomics to the following risk areas: stress assessment, management and training, physical design and layout of work space, workstation and other workplace type settings, the identification of on-the-job hazards and potential risk factors, designs for accessibility and accommodation for the disabled, office equipment and tool configurations, analysis of worker accidents and injuries, personnel traffic flow, equipment usability, computer-human interface, work procedures, job task analysis, and ergonomic educational training. Familiar with railroad worker injuries and ergonomic issues associated with railroad workers and knowledgeable of The Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA), including issues of negligence and cumulative trauma injuries.

 • 

ergonomics

Expert has experience in the application of human factors engineering to the development (design, testing, and evaluation) of military systems, equipment, and tools for the Department of Defense, and air traffic control and runway safety systems for the Federal Aviation Administration. Human engineering design principles were applied to workstation layout, display and control system design, vehicle, aircraft, and weapon systems design, computer-human interface, workplace design, personnel safety and health (including exposure to toxic agents), training, manpower, and task skill analysis and development, as well as workplace environmental factors.
 • 

human factors engineering

Expert is experienced in evaluating environmental factors as contributing causal agents in home or job related injuries (Industrial Hygiene). Expert has experience in the application of occupational safety and health assessments to office, nursing home/hospital, and restaurant settings. In some cases these assessments were conducted in the initial design phases; in others these assessments were performed as a result of reoccurring worker injuries and accidents. Initial evaluations examined such factors as the physical design and layout of the workplace, equipment placement, and traffic flows for personnel impact. Where existing safety issues were present, the physical design of the work environment, work procedures, and an analysis of workplace injuries and accidents were evaluated to determine the existence of workplace hazard areas (including the designing for "special needs employees"). In many cases a "workplace accident and injury reduction program" was implemented as well safety educational training for management and employees.
 • 

occupational safety

Expert has experience in the application of workload assessment techniques in the evaluation of air traffic controller task load and performance for the Federal Aviation Administration. Using various levels of simulated air traffic and sector configuration, en route controller workload and associated performance levels were assessed in the evaluation of new controller workstations and software. Recommendations regarding hardware and software design, air traffic control procedures, and training were made.
 • 

work load

Expert has experience in designing workplace for efficient and safe use. This includes the physical design and layout of the workplace and equipment and personnel placement.
 • 

workplace design

Expert has experience in evaluating accident causes and eliminating their sources. This goes to the improvement of environmental safety, health, and security.
 • 

accident reduction

 • 

workplace safety and security


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Camden, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Often requested
with this expert:

Human Factors/ Ergonomics
Hand Injuries, Hand Tool Design, Ergonomic Issues, Work...
Safety, Ergonomics and Human Factors
Human Factors/ Ergonomics, Systems Safety, Systems...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   BA   Engineering, Psychology   State University of Buffalo  
1981   MS   Psychology, Human Factors Engineering   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  
1984   PhD   Psychology, Industrial Psychology   State University of Albany  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2011 to 2015

 

Atlantic Cape College

 

Social Sciences

 

Professor of Psychology

 

Expert taught a course in Introduction to Psychology.

2010 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 

Social Science

 

Professor of Psychology

 

Expert currently teaches courses in introduction to psychology, cognitive psychology, and human factors engineering.

2007 to 2011

 

Cumberland College

 

Social Sciences

 

Professor of Psychology

 

Expert taught courses in introduction to psychology and educational psychology.

2006 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 

Private Firm

 

Owner/Senior Consultant

 

He provides the following consultative services: workplace ergonomic evaluations, workplace safety assessments, equipment usability, educational training, job task analysis, and expert witness.

2005 to 2010

 

Department of Homeland Security

 

Human Factors Engineering

 

Engineering Research Psychologist/Human Factors Engineer

 

He was responsible for applying Human Factors/Ergonomics/Safety issues to the design of personnel and baggage screening equipment, including system development, design, and testing.

1991 to 2005

 

Federal Aviation Administration

 

System Engineering/Human Factors Engineering

 

Engineering Research Psychologist/Senior Engineer/Operations Research Analyst

 

Expert was responsible for applying Human Factors/Ergonomics/Safety issues to runway and airspace safety, and air traffic control system design and testing. He assisted the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) with numerous air crash investigations involving human factors engineering causes.

1984 to 1991

 

Department of Defense

 

Human Factors Engineering

 

Engineering Research Psychologist/Human Factors Engineer

 

He was responsible for applying Human Factors/Ergonomics/Safety issues to system development and testing of military systems and ancillary equipment.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Directory of Professional Consultants Local Area Chamber of Commerce Local Area and Philadelphia area Better Business Bureau

Licenses/Certifications

Commerical Pilot License

Awards/Recognition

Numerous government awards (please see resume attched)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Journal publications and professional conference presentations (please see resume attached)


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1991 to 2005   Federal Aviation Administration   Human Factors Engineer in System Development   Applied Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Safety to system development and testing
1984 to 1991   Department of Defense   Human Factors Engineer in System Development   Applied Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Safety to system development and testing
2005 to 2010   Homeland Security   HUnman Factors Engineer in Sytem Development   Applied Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Safety to system development

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has been consulting for over 10 years, providing expertise for both plaintiff's and defendants, in the form of expert reports, and deposition and court testimony. His consulting experience includes applying human factors and ergonomic design principles, as well as those from cognitive psychology to personnel and environmental safety including environmental layout and design, personnel injury liability, and efficiency in equipment and tool usability. The major objectives of these evaluations are to identify and eliminate potential sources of personnel injury and health hazards, and increase human efficiency. He has also consulted on human cognitive capabilities (e.g., memory) and their link to causes of certain behaviors.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Hazards Assessments (i.e., Industrial Hygiene) This includes workplace and equipment design evaluation, identification of potential hazardous areas and work procedures, analysis of all workplace accidents.
  • Product and Equipment Usability Assessments (includes: products and equipment from specialized systems and tools to computers and office equipment). Evaluate design for ease of use, operational learning, safety, efficiency, and comfort.
  • Workplace/Workstation Ergonomic Evaluations (includes: physical layout of the work area, equipment and tool configuration, analysis of all workplace injuries, accessibility and accommodation design, and the identification of ergonomic risk factors).
  • Job Task Analysis, Staffing, Personnel Management, Training and Awareness (includes: identification of differences in the prescribed way versus the actual way a task is performed, determining time needed to perform a task, how tasks interact, and where mistakes are likely to occur). Also evaluate cognitive and physical skills needed to perform tasks efficiently and safety. Development of Ergonomic Training and Occupational Safety Awareness Programs (includes: workstation ergonomic training and safety educational training for both managers and employees). Programs are designed to prevent injuries and make work easier and more comfortable with greater efficiency.
  • Experienced in Railroad Worker injuries (also experienced with the "Federal Employees Liability Act" (FELA) and with any cumulative trauma injury. Experienced in evaluating environmental factors (including negligence and product design) as contributing causal agents in home or job related injuries or accidents.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Warehouse ergonomic expert.
  • Expert in industrial design and ergonomics for consulting on Low profile grap ergonomic design for potable PC.
  • Expert in ergonomics.
  • Ergonomic workplace expert for consulting on Workplace Ergonomics.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Provides litigation consultation, trial and deposition testimony, and literature review. Areas include product liability, labels & warnings, human performance, workplace design and injuries.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Ergonomics for Repetitive Stress Injuries.
  • Ergonomic expert and carpal tunnel and railroad for consulting on Fela Case.
  • Expert in ergonomics for FELA case.
  • Expert in Ergonomics for FELA case.
  • Ergonomics expert for consulting on carpal tunnel syndrome issues.
  • Locomotive design expert for consulting on locomotive doorway standard issues.
  • Workplace accommodations new jersey expert witness for consulting on NJ LAD claim.
  • Expert witness in furniture for consulting on injury caused by chair failure.
  • Ergonomics Expert for case involving injury to a railroad trackman.
  • Ergonomics safety and human factors
  • Repetitive stress expert for railroad case.
  • Metal press expert for consulting on industrial accident/products liability safety features and malfunction.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Workstation Ergonomic Training and Safety; Educational Training for managers and employees.


 

Need the right expert?  We can help!

home       find an expert       request an expert       join our network       about us

Intota is now ORC Expert Advisory Services

FOLLOW ORC ON