Slip and Fall

Expertise Description

I have spent over 20 years in the field of Human Factors/Ergonomics. I have an expertise in the occupational and environmental safety of multiple work environments including mining, steel production, agriculture, railroading, retailing, office settings, and in the consumer products. I have spent more than 5 years as a human factors/ergonomics expert witness and have provided numerous clients with courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My work as a Consultant and Expert Witness includes: Safety, Human Factors and Ergonomics; Areas of interest: product safety, warnings and instructions, musculoskeletal disorders, occupational safety & health, premises safety, workstation analysis and design, industrial ergonomics, office ergonomics, trips and falls, job analysis and design, organizational design and management, training and education.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services includes: Ergonomic analysis and redesign of numerous industrial workstations; Projects covering the petrochemical, electronic, and steel industries; Coordination of field team and workstation implementation in large steel plant.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering University of Wisconsin – Madison
M.S. Industrial Engineering Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – Brazil
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Universidade Federal de Uberlandia – Brazil

Licenses Certifications

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) – Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) – Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics

Awards & Affiliation

American Society of Safety Engineers
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Outstanding Research Award, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, College of Education
Faculty Development Award, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Research Grant. Ergonomic issues in barbed wire production. National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. Brazil.

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Safety Engineers