Welcome to Center for Safer Solutions

Communicating safety engineering and ergonomics information to support your decisions to reduce risk

Welcome to Center for Safer Solutions

Communicating safety engineering and ergonomics information to support your decisions to reduce risk

Our Services

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  • Safety training
  • System design evaluations
  • RIsk assessments
  • Accident investigation and expert analysis

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John R Etherton

  • PhD Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 1995
  • CSP, CPE
  • BSME Ohio Northern University, 1970

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25 peer-reviewed publications

CV available upon request

About us

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

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, 1984-2006

·  Instructor, System Safety Engineering, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering,College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University, 2005-2013

·  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

Recent work for clients

  • Silica bagging machine case, WV, 2014 
  • Walking surface in foundry case, WV, 2015 
  • Metal saw case, MN, 2015 
  • Fall from flatbed case, WV 2016 
  • Seatbelt failure case, WV 2016 
  • Lifting excessive load case, WV 2016 
  • Food blender case, WV 2016  

Center for Safer Solutions

341 Snyders Ridge Rd., P.O. Box 9, Mathias, WV 26812, US

(304) 897-7831 --- cell (304) 282-0723