Expertise DescriptionI have over 30 years experience in industrial and safety engineering that spans all aspects of human factors engineering, including product design, safety compliance, hazard risk analysis and ergonomics. My specialties include accident analysis, ADA compliance, aerospace / aviation, anthropometry (human body measurement), industrial ergonomics, occupational safety / health, OSHA compliance, product design / safety, and warnings. My design consulting has included all phases of development from product concept and human factors criteria to user task analyses, hazard identification / resolution, industrial design, design modifications, qualification testing and manufacturing processes. I have prior expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Personal Injury both Plaintiffs and Defendants; Heavy Machinery Accidents (vision, warnings, manuals); Warnings, Technical Manuals, Instructions (Adequacy); OSHA Compliance (training, guards, warnings); Industrial Accidents / Employee training; Highway Accidents / Vision / Reaction Times / Conspicuity.
My consulting services include: Technical Manuals and Warnings Design; Product Design (Consumer Products, Heavy Machinery, Aircrafts); Facility Safety / OSHA.
I am qualified to opine in area of Supervisor/employer training with respect to proper use of chainsaw. The focus should be the need to identify proper procedures of chainsaw use and risks/hazards associated with the job.
I have testified in the area of Warnings, safety instructions and user manuals many times both in Federal and State courts. I have industrial experience in machine guarding/LOTO and control of hazardous energy.
As a human factors engineer and Professional Engineer I have conducted lighting tests for ambient illumination (foot candles) for office space, parking lot areas, highway (intersection) lighting, and aircraft interiors and cockpits.
|Ph.D.||Industrial Engineering (Human Factors and Safety)|
|M.S.||Experimental Psychology and Statistics|
|Professional Engineer (P.E.) – Texas|
Awards & Affiliation
|NASA Program Awards|
|Government and Corporate Tribute to Excellence Awards|
American National Standards Institute (ANSI – Warnings)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases