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					Our safety expertise:  
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			Our purpose:  
			To communicate high-quality safety engineering      
 			information that supports decisions that 
			reduce unnecessary risk

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					Our technical services include: 
Safety training seminars, workshops, courses
New and existing system design evaluation
Writing safety guidelines
Safety standards development and comment
OSHA compliance assistance
Workers compensation cost reduction programs  
Ergonomic assessment and control programs     
Job safety analysis
Accident  investigation and safety engineering analysis
Insurance & risk management audits
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			241 Waitman St 
	  		Morgantown WV 26501
	  		(304) 282-0723 

John R. Etherton, PhD, CSP, CPE

               Director, Center for Safer Solutions

                   (Complete vita upon request)


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    make safer choices

Center for Safer Solutions, Morgantown WV  26501


Previous Positions

·      Senior Research Safety Engineer, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1978-2005

·      Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department,

        College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 1984-present

·      Instructor, System Safety Engineering, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering,

         College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 2005-present

·      Visiting Researcher, Laboratoire d'Electronique et Sécurité des Systèmes, Institut National

        de Recherche et de Sécurité, Nancy, France, 1984-1985

·      Safety Engineer, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1975-1978

·      Editorial Board, Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 2001-present




  PhD, West Virginia University 1995


  MSEA, George Washington University 1980


  BSME, Ohio Northern University 1970


Research Interests


·   Workplace Evaluation of a New Method for Machinery Risk Reduction


·   Development of a New Device for Preventing Deaths during Baler Jam Clearing


·   New Technology to Increase ROPS Use on Tractors


Teaching Interests


·   Machine design for safe and effective use


·   Systems Safety Engineering


Special Interests


  Participating on ANSI committees for machine safety.


Professional Societies


·   American Society of Mechanical Engineers


·   American Society of Safety Engineers


·   American Society of Agricultural Engineers


·   System Safety Society


·   Toastmasters International