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Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Expert Consultant Resume

Principal Industries Served:

  • Biomechanics
  • Industrial Ergonomics
  • Safety Engineering
  • Rehabilitation Ergonomics
  • Work Methods and Standards

Education:

This expert has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

This expert received a M.A. in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.

While attending Texas A&M University, this expert received a M.S. in Industrial Engineering.

This expert has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.


Expertise and Services:

Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Expert Consultant Resume

This expert specializes in ergonomics, biomechanics, safety engineering, and rehabilitation ergonomics. Further expertise of this consultant includes work methods and standards.

This expert provides consultation, training, and expert witness testimony emphasizing the ergonomic and biomechanical analysis of occupational hazards.

This consultant is an expert in areas including occupational injury prevention research and training, risk identification, upper limb musculoskeletal disorders, and documentation of physical workplace stresses. Further expertise of this consultant includes quantifying risk factors associated with low back pain, wrist flexion to identify carpal tunnel syndrome, evaluation and refinement of ergonomic survey tools to evaluate worker risk of cumulative trauma disorders, and development of ergonomic and safety modules. Other related areas of expertise this consultant has are ergonomics and safety program support, development of ergonomics and safety material, integration of ergonomic design criteria into existing process engineering methodologies, and ergonomics assessment.

This expert's research interests include low back and musculoskeletal hazards during occupational activities, ergonomic expert systems, rehabilitation engineering, slip/fall safety, and climbing biomechanics.


Professional Experience:

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in ergonomics, biomechanics, safety engineering, rehabilitation ergonomics, work methods and standards, ergonomic and biomechanical analysis of occupational hazards, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, major university

Additional positions: Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mechanical Engineering Chair, Design, Manufacturing and Controls Division, Department of Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Adjunct Professor in Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Department of Bioengineering, Division of Physical Therapy, and Division of Occupational Therapy Academic areas of specialization include ergonomics, biomechanics, safety engineering, rehabilitation ergonomics, work methods and standards. Responsible for development and teaching introductory and advanced lecture and laboratory courses in safety, ergonomics, work methods and production engineering. Research interests include low back and musculoskeletal hazards during occupational activities, ergonomic expert systems, rehabilitation engineering, slip/fall safety, climbing biomechanics. Responsible for establishment and operation of the Ergonomics and Safety Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

 

Director Ergonomics and Safety Program, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, major university

Established program content and direction for the Ergonomics and Safety Core. Established trainee selection criteria and qualifications. Recruited, selected, and hired research and adjunct faculty to teach academic and short courses in safety and ergonomics. Developed and presented training and outreach programs.

 

President, Industrial Ergonomics firm

Provided training, consultation, and expert witness testimony emphasizing the ergonomic and biomechanical analysis of occupational hazards.

 

Ergonomics Consultant, Ann Arbor, MI and Salt Lake, City, UT

Provided consultation, training, and expert witness testimony emphasizing the ergonomic and biomechanical analysis of occupational hazards.

 

Ph.D. Student, Teaching and Research Assistant (Ind. & Operations Eng., Center for Ergonomics, The University of Michigan

Served as research and teaching assistant in ergonomics, occupational biomechanics and safety.

 

Senior Project Engineer, J.M. Miller Engineer, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI

Responsibilities included project management and experimental research in occupational safety including vehicle access/egress, worker dynamic strength capability, and climbing safety.

 

Director of Engineering (Civilian), U.S. Army Depot Activity, Ober Ramstadt, West Germany

Supervised five plant engineering and administrative personnel, was responsible for all long and short range equipment and facilities design, program development, justification and budgeting. (Budget approximately $1,500,000/yr.) Coordinated plant health, safety, and environmental matters with German federal and state authorities. Coordinated with local city government on matters of mutual interest (pollution control, purchased utilities, social matters).

 

Plant Engineer and Comptroller (Civilian), U.S. Army Depot Activity, Ober Ramstadt, West Germany

Supervised eight management and budget personnel, plan and justify all equipment, maintenance, and new work projects. Served as Plant Safety Officer for 6 months, Supervisor of Plant Safety Officer for 1-1/2 years.

 

Industrial Engineer (Civilian), U.S. Army Munitions Command HQ, Dover, NJ

Developed and implemented work measurement system and perform methods studies in headquarters with approximately 700 administrative personnel.

Additional Experience:

Production Design Engineering Intern (Civilian), U.S. Army Logistics Intern Training Center, Texarkana, TX

Designed and developed short-term production engineering and quality control projects.

Teaching Activities

  • Introduction to Industrial Engineering
  • Work Methods and Measurement
  • Statics
  • Ergonomics
  • Industrial Safety
  • Systems Safety
  • Functional Anatomy for Engineers
  • Advanced Ergonomics & Occupational Biomechanics

Has Supervised Many Senior Design Projects Including

  • Half-step cane modifications
  • Typing Assist for people with CP
  • Modified reach extender
  • Modified crutches
  • Foot propelled wheelchair
  • Exoskeleton design lift assist
  • Arm support for stair climbing assist
  • Grip extender for senior citizens
  • Automatic wheelchair brake
  • Hand crank wheelchair carriage
  • Hand propelled wheelchair with friction brake
  • Portable depalletizer
  • All terrain walker for children with Cerebral Palsy

Funded Grants Include

  • Ergonomics and Safety Research and Training
  • Occupational Injury Prevention Research and Training
  • Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders : Identifying Risk
  • Documentation of Physical Workplace Stresses in Gas Industry Operations
  • Low Back Pain : Quantifying Risk Factors
  • Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders : Quantifying Risk
  • Wrist Flexion to Identify Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Evaluation and Refinement of Ergonomic Survey Tools to Evaluate Worker Risk of Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Development of Ergonomic and Safety Modules
  • Ergonomics and Safety Program Support
  • Development of Ergonomics and Safety Material
  • Development of Ergonomic Analysis Survey Tool
  • Integration of Ergonomic Design Criteria into Existing Process Engineering Methodologies
  • Ergonomics Assessment of Gas Industry Work

Editor / Reviewer

  • Editorial Review Board (Ergonomics) and reviewer
  • Editorial Review Board (Ergonomics) and reviewer
  • Reviewer for Research Advisory Council research proposals
  • Reviewer for “The International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics”, “Ergonomics” “Applied Ergonomics” and “Journal of Mining Engineering"
  • Book reviewer : Biomechanics in Ergonomics and Therapy
  • Book reviewer : How Ergonomics Works
  • Textbook reviewer : Fundamentals of Biomechanics
  • Reviewer of computer software
  • Reviewer for Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) research protocol
  • Reviewer for MONTS Functional Demands and Constraints of Human Vertical Ascent
  • Reviewer of abstracts for the International Conference on Service-Learning Research

Technical Conference Involvement

Session Chair Canadian Human Factors Association Conference, Edmonton, Alberta

Conference Organizer, Workshop on Integration of Safety and Health Into Engineering Curricula, Salt Lake City, UT

Session Chair Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Denver CO

Conference Organizer and Chair, NIOSH-sponsored Annual Regional NORA Young/New Investigators Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT


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