Barbre Ergonomics is led by ergonomics consultant Bill Barbre,
a front-line, board-certified ergonomics practitioner serving
regional, national, and international client needs from the
Dallas-Fort Worth area of North Texas, USA since 1996.
Using Barbre Ergonomics means receiving the services of an
experienced career ergonomist every time. We don't use
interns or cross-trained associates from other fields, and we
cost less, even with travel expenses. See our Services page
for more details. Contact us to learn more.
Bill Barbre, MSIE CPE - Biogram
Twenty years of experience in industry and private consulting
in a wide variety of ergonomics and human factors
engineering areas. Board-certified professional ergonomist.
Experienced with industrial, office, process, and specialized
3808 South Hills Circle
Fort Worth, TX USA 76109-2757
BA Honors Psychology, Engineering Psychology option,
University of New Mexico, Magna Cum Laude, 1981.
MS Industrial Engineering/Operations Research, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute, Human Factors option, 1983.
DOT Commendation for Design Excellence
Letters of Appreciation from US Air Force SPO
Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics, Certificant
Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society since 1983
Private consulting practice, Barbre Ergonomics, since 1996.
Along with client project work, has served as expert or fact
witness for a wide variety of law firms and claims groups in
over 250 personal injury lawsuits since 1991. Selected to start
the ergonomics risk reduction process at one of the first ten
United States Postal Service Processing and Distribution
First full-time ergonomist at an American railroad, Burlington
Northern/Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
Initiated and managed corporate-wide ergonomics process
for 40,000 employees in 25 states and two Canadian
provinces, with 80 major facility locations including industrial,
office, and transportation ergonomics applications. Provided
ergonomics guidance, jobsite analyses, and recommendations
for employee work methods and modification of equipment.
Responsible for ergonomics aspects of design, selection, and
procurement of new facilities, rail equipment, locomotives,
freight cars, heavy vehicles, on-track equipment, vehicular
and workplace seating, job aids, tools, workstations, and
Developed and delivered company-wide leader and employee
training programs in back care, ergonomics, soft tissue
injuries, and specialized techniques for physically demanding
Provided ergonomics support for company litigation and
claims processes, and represented company interests
regarding ADA and proposed ergonomics regulations.
Eight years in aerospace industry, General Dynamics. Human
factors engineering and ergonomics support in crewmember
task analysis, seating, cockpit/cab layout, anthropometry,
helmet mounted display systems, specialized subsystem
controls, hands-on control devices, keyboards and keypads,
cockpit displays and symbol sets, personal protective
equipment for chemical-biological-laser environments, high-
acceleration vehicle restraints, G-tolerance enhancements,
crew escape systems, ingress and egress designs, mockup
and simulator studies, field equipment handling, maintenance
methods, climbing, access, centrifuge testing, and prototype
test flight. F-4 egress procedures and familiarization flight.
Complete Curriculum Vitae and client reference contacts
available on request.
|Bill Barbre, MSIE CPE