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 Expert  727809

Expert in Ergonomics, Human Factors Engineering, Health Care Ergonomics, Workplace Injury


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert develop and implement program policies, procedures, and guidelines; develop and conduct training classes; coordinate and collaborate on projects involving purchasing managers, facility planners, operations managers, risk managers, and occupational physicians; organize and facilitate employee-based committees; and oversee the day-to-day operation of the program and manage division personnel. PI and co-PI for several externally funded projects involving intervention research for improving the health of employees.
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anthropometry

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carpal tunnel syndrome

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chair

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chair design

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comfort

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computer keyboard

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cumulative trauma disorder

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engineering

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ergonomics

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furniture comfort

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human factors

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human factors engineering

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human-factors industrial design

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industrial engineering

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medical ergonomics

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office

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office design

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office environment

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office ergonomics

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office furniture

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office layout

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work measurement (quantity)


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Cary, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Greenville, North Carolina;  Richmond, Virginia;  Roanoke, Virginia;  Lynchburg, Virginia;  and Suffolk, Virginia.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1991   MA   Human Factors Engineering   George Mason University  
1982   BS   Industrial Engineering   University of Iowa  
2010   Certificate   Health Policy   (Undisclosed University)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Ergonomics

 

Director

 

Developed and implemented institution-wide ergonomics program for Expert's University and Health System employees. Services are provided to all employees for the purpose of improving health and wellness as well as preventing injury. As manager of this program, develop and implement program policies, procedures, and guidelines; develop and conduct training classes; coordinate and collaborate on projects involving purchasing managers, facility planners, operations managers, risk managers, and occupational physicians; organize and facilitate employee-based committees; and oversee the day-to-day operation of the program and manage division personnel. PI and co-PI for several externally funded projects involving intervention research for improving the health of Duke employees. The program is currently responsible for hazard evaluation and training for over thirty-five thousand employees who are involved in every aspect of medical research, healthcare, and teaching including laboratories, delivery of patient care, office work, information management, maintenance, housekeeping, and telecommunications.

1992 to 1993

 

Monterey Technologies, Inc.

 


 

Human Factors Engineer

 

Provided human factors support in the review of Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Operating Procedures for Carolina Power and Light (CP&L). Developed a PC-based Project Tracking system in dBase IV for tracking internal projects. Provided technical support in the performance of Usability Testing of consumer electronic equipment such as the Digital Satellite System (DSS) for GE. Provided technical support to North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina) in the performance of Root Cause Analysis for a contract with Northern Telecom.

1990 to 1992

 

Science Applications International (SAIC)

 


 

Human Factors Engineer

 

Project manager responsible for human factors projects and the development of a human performance database for use by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Responsible for the development of a survey and survey form for use by the NRC in assessing quality assurance activities in hospitals and clinics. In addition, conducted performance-based training inspections at nuclear power plants.

1988 to 1990

 

MCI Telecommunications

 


 

Industrial Engineer

 

Responsible for implementing a Project Management System in project groups for productivity improvement and project tracking. Developed a project tracking system and analyzed statistics using SAS. Provided Financial Operations personnel with computer training classes.

1986 to 1988

 

US Postal Service

 

Engineering Technical Unit

 

Industrial Engineering Manager

 

Managed an Industrial Engineering office with a staff of eight analysts and engineers. Responsible for engineering studies involving Postal Operations at a mail processing facility. Projects included analysis, design, and installation of automation equipment, cost/benefit studies, workroom floor layouts, design of conveyor and material handling equipment, efficiency/flow studies, and various management reports. Conducted training classes for new supervisors in the application of ergonomics and safety principles and biomechanics to safety.

1985 to 1986

 

Management Analysis Corporation

 


 

Industrial Engineer

 

Project manager for Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 Reviews, including Department of Justice Payroll Operations and Corps of Engineers construction and maintenance operations. Conducted productivity training classes for the Office of Personnel Management.

1983 to 1985

 

Security Pacific National Bank

 


 

Industrial Engineer

 

Project manager in a check processing environment. Conducted Industrial Engineering studies to improve effectiveness and increase productivity. Designed and conducted training classes for first-line supervisors in the application of Industrial Engineering techniques.

1982 to 1983

 

Mobil Oil Corporation

 


 

Maintenance Planner

 

Maintenance Planner for oil refinery maintenance and repair activities that included working with welders, machinists, electricians, and pipefitters. Occasionally functioned as relief maintenance supervisor.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics

Licenses/Certifications

BCPE (Ergonomics Certification)

Professional Appointments

Appointed to the Ergonomics and Disability Advisory Committe of the American Dental Association; Canvass Reviewer for ANSI/HFES 100-2007 Standard (Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

14 publications in refereed journals; 7 publications in non-refereed journals; 4 book chapters; 2 invited book reviews; peer reviewer for occupational health conference submissions

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - (Taylor & Francis), P259-268, Editors: Salvendy, Gavriel and Karwowski, Waldemar.  
 - American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's American Occupational Health Conference  
 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics  
 - International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1996 to 1999   US EPA   Ergonomics Consultant   Evaluated EPA employee work areas for ergonomic improvement.
1986 to 1988   US Postal Service   Industrial Engineer   Managed an Industrial Engineering office with a staff of eight analysts and engineers. Responsible for engineering studies involving Postal Operations at a mail processing facility. Projects included analysis, design, and installation of automation equipment, cost/benefit studies, workroom floor layouts, design of conveyor and material handling equipment, efficiency/flow studies, and various management reports. Conducted training classes for new supervisors in the application of ergonomics and safety principles and biomechanics to safety.
1990 to 1992   US Nuclear Regulatory Agency   Human Factors Engineer   Consulted to the NRC on Human Factors issues related to the nuclear power industry, participated in Control Room Design Reviews and review of training procedures.
1985 to 1986   Management Applications Inc.   US Department of Justice   Project manager for Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 Reviews, including Department of Justice Payroll Operations and Corps of Engineers construction and maintenance operations. Conducted productivity training classes for the Office of Personnel Management.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Provide ergonomics consultation services to many diverse companies. Typical services include worksite evaluation/hazard assessment and control, training and education, and work area planning assistance. Clients include: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bristol-Myers, Collins and Aikman, Gateway Computers, HealthTex Apparel, Sony Ericsson, Exxon, Glaxo-Wellcome, Virginia Power Company, Novella, Sphinx Pharmaceuticals, Cree Research, Hunt Manufacturing, FORBO, Scynexis, RBC Bank, Trimeris, Rambus, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Have served as expert witness in workers compensation cases in determing work causation of cumulative trauma disorders and ergonomic-related injuries.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Ergonomics expert witness in carpal tunnel for workers' compensation claimant.
  • Human factors expert medical office furniture for consulting on Office Furniture / Human Factors Needed - Fall in Medical Office.
  • Chair expert for consulting on faulty chair.
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

Have developed several training seminars and classes in general ergonomics, ergonomics for supervisors, back injury prevention, office ergonomics, and related topics.

Other Skills and Services

Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE, 1995) Certified Safe Patient Handling Professional (CSPHP, 2011)


 

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