About Barbre Ergonomics
    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
    applications.

    Contact information:
    Barbre Ergonomics
    3808 South Hills Circle
    Fort Worth, TX USA 76109-2757
    817-927-4990 voice
    817-927-5211 fax
    E-mail: barbergo@aol.com

    Summarized CV:
    Education:
    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
    #392, 1993.

    Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society since 1983

    Background:
    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
    Centers.

    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
    office equipment.

    Developed and delivered company-wide leader and employee
    training programs in back care, ergonomics, soft tissue
    injuries, and specialized techniques for physically demanding
    tasks.

    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
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