Dan MacLeod
Certified Professional Ergonomist



EDUCATION:

M.A. Industrial Relations; 1987
University of Minnesota

M.P.H. Occupational Health and Safety; 1974
University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago

B.A. American Studies (summa cum laude); 1971
University of Minnesota

WORK EXPERIENCE:

1997-Present
Independent Consultant in Ergonomics


USPS: Established pilot project, Albany P&DC.

Federal Express, Memphis Developed corporate program materials. Provided training to FedEx engineers and other staff. Surveyed operations and worked with engineering group to develop improvements.

Emerson Electric, St. Louis: Provided training and corporate support over a 10-year period. Conducted surveys, implemented improvements, and developed programs in a multitude of Emerson plants. Developed an employee training videotape.

Fortune Brands, Chicago: Provided training and corporate support over a 5-year period. Conducted surveys, implemented improvements, and developed programs in a number of Fortune subsidiaries, including Moen, ACCO, Waterloo Industries, and Schrock Cabinets.

Boise Cascade, Boise, ID: Provided training and corporate support over a 10-year period. Conducted surveys, implemented improvements, and developed programs in a multitude of Boise mills, including plywood mills, sawmills, and paper mills.

Boise Cascade Office Supplies, Chicago: Provided training and corporate support over a 5-year period. Conducted surveys, implemented improvements, and developed programs in a BCOP distribution centers.

McMaster-Carr, Chicago: Conducted surveys of all McMaster distribution centers, provided training, developed plant floor ergonomics programs, and developed strategies for improvement corporate-wide.

DaimlerChrysler, Detroit: Provided advanced ergonomics training for process engineers and manufacturing engineers.

Harsco Corporation, Harrisburg, PA: Conducted surveys in representative Harsco divisions, provided training, developed corporate and plant floor ergonomics programs, and developed strategies for improvement at a division level. Developed an employee training videotape.

Lucent Technologies, Shreveport, LA: Conducted plant surveys, provided training, and developed a plant floor ergonomics programs.

St. Paul Companies, St. Paul: Provide training to national Loss Control Representatives.

Saturn Motor Corporation, Springfield, TN: Conducted plant survey, developed report, and served as expert witness in litigation.

New York Hospital Association: Provided a series of regional training sessions on setting up the ergonomics process in health care settings. Developed hospital-specific training materials.

Wyeth, Pearl River, NY: Conducted surveys and provided recommendations in selected areas; provided training to employees, engineers, and senior management.

Wyman-Gordon, Worcester, MA: Developed a corporate-wide strategy in ergonomics, provided training to plant committees, and conducted worksite surveys.

Harrington Software Associates, Manassas, VA: Developed computer-based training program in office ergonomics. Initiated development of computer-based training for ergonomics in nursing homes.

Seagate Corporation, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand: Reviewed videotapes of plant operations and provided comments and recommendations.

1994 - 1997
Director of Ergonomics, Clayton Environmental Consultants


Developed an ergonomics consulting group within Clayton in their offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, and Minneapolis. Managed a staff of six professional ergonomists. Provided direct consulting services to the following corporations:

Mercedes of North America
Harley-Davidson
Hewlett Packard
Xerox
Carborundum

1987 - 1994
President, ErgoTech, Incorporated, Minneapolis
(acquired by Clayton)


Formed a consulting group that employed a staff of 10, including 5 profession ergonomists. Helped form a sister company Ergosource, Inc. to develop and market ergonomic products. Developed a set of training materials to market as stand-alone products.

Provided direct consulting support to the following organizations and companies:

American Meat Institute, Washington, D.C.: Over a 3-year period, retained by the AMI to institute the ergonomics process within the meatpacking industry, including: plant surveys, solution development, training materials development, planning and presenting industry-wide conferences, implementing research on ergonomics within the industry, and working with the media to explain the issues in the beef and pork slaughter industry. Represented the industry in working with OSHA to develop the Ergonomics Program Management Guides for Meatpacking.

Excel Corporation, Wichita, KS: Over a 5-year period, developed a comprehensive ergonomics process for Excel's seven major beef and pork slaughter operations. Developed Excel-specific training materials and employee videotapes. Worked with engineers and vendors to develop both experimental new equipment and low tech, low cost improvements. Helped implement a comprehensive medical management system.

IBP, Inc. Provided training and support in both plant and corporate operations. Assisted in the conceptual design of IBP's state-of-the-art pork slaughter plant in Waterloo, IA.

Armour Swift-Eckrich, Chicago: Provided plant surveys, recommendations and training in a variety of Amour and Swift-Eckrich pork and turkey processing plants. Provided support to develop a corporate ergonomics strategy, including orientation for senior management.

ConAgra, Omaha, NE: Provided training and support in plant operations.

Other smaller meat companies: Provided training and plant surveys.

Johnson & Johnson: Provided a series of regional training sessions for J&J companies. Developed a comprehensive set of training materials for J&J plant ergonomics committees. Provided on-site support in several J&J facilities.

Kellogg's: Provided surveys and support in several Kellogg divisions, including Mrs. Smiths Frozen Pies, and Eggo Waffles.

Stouffer Foods: Implemented a pilot project in a Stouffer plant. Provided training to plant committees from a variety of divisions of Nestle, the parent company.

Northwest Airlines: Provided training and corporate support. Implemented a pilot ergonomics process within the Air Cargo division, in their hubs in New York, Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Anchorage.

American Airlines: Provided training and corporate support.

United Airlines: Conducted a survey and recommendations for a major reservations center.

Philip Morris: Provided training and corporate support. Instituted a pilot ergonomics process in a major cigarette plant in Richmond, VA

Hallmark Cards: Provided training and corporate support. Instituted a pilot ergonomics process in a Hallmark facility in Lawrence, KS.

American Bakers Association: Developed an industry-specific training manual for the wholesale baking industry. Conducted surveys in representative facilities. Provided training to member corporate safety directors.

1984 - 1987
Independent Consultant in Ergonomics
Minneapolis


Provided training, surveys, recommendations, and program support to the following Minnesota companies:

Control Data
Washington Scientific Industries
Honeywell
Graco
Onan
State of Minnesota

1974 - 1984
Health and Safety Department, United Auto Workers Int'l. Union Detroit, MI


Served as an internal consultant to the UAW to (a) develop the union's internal capabilities in occupational health and safety, and (b) to establish joint union-management programs with the major auto companies, plus the major farm and construction equipment companies. Developed training materials, organized national conferences, conducted plant surveys, helped negotiate health and safety provisions in labor contracts, and implemented research programs on specific health and safety issues in the auto industry. Worked with the following employers:

General Motors
Ford
Chrysler
Caterpillar
International Harvester
John Deere
J.I. Case
TRW
Rockwell International
Budd

1972 - 1974
University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago

Research Assistant

1969 - 1971
University of Minnesota

Research Assistant

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
  • Member of ANSI Z-365 Committee for Control of Cumulative Trauma Disorders and chair of Work Organization subgroup
  • SEMI S8-95 Certified (semi-conductor industry)
  • Swedish Information Service award - Study of ergonomic developments in Sweden, 1983
  • Secondary school education in Sweden (1965-66)

    ORGANIZATIONS

    Ergonomics and Human Factors Society
    Artistic Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA)

    LANGUAGES

    Swedish (fluent)
    French, German (good)
    Spanish, Norwegian, Danish (reading knowledge)

    PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

    Full Length Books

    2000. The Rules of Work - A Practical Engineering Guide to Ergonomics. New York: Taylor & Francis.
    1999. The Office Ergonomics Kit. New York: CRC Lewis Publishers.
    1999. The Ergonomics Kit for General Industry. New York: CRC Lewis Publishers.
    1995. The Ergonomics Edge: Improving Safety, Quality, and Productivity. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

    Papers and National Presentations

    1999. Ergonomia Practica. Congresso Internacional de Ingenieria Industrial. Saltillo, Mexico.

    1996. Ergonomics Cost Benefits Case Study in a Paper Manufacturing Plant. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference. Philadelphia.

    1996. Advancements in Ergonomics. Annual Conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers. San Diego.

    1996. What You Can Learn from the Meat Industry. ErgoExpo. Chicago.

    1993. Quality and Ergonomics. National Safety Congress. Chicago.

    1992. Basic Ergonomics Task Analysis. Annual Conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Denver.

    1992. Work organization and cumulative trauma disorders. Draft report to the American National Standards Institute Z-365 Committee on Cumulative Trauma Disorders.

    1992. Implementation. Draft report to the American National Standards Institute Z-365 Committee on Cumulative Trauma Disorders.

    1992. Ergonomic task analysis: concepts, case studies, and advanced measurement techniques. Proceedings of the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Minneapolis. With Eric Kennedy and Wayne Adams.

    1990. Evaluation of ergonomic interventions in the meat industry using vibrometry. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American College of Occupational Medicine. Baltimore.

    1990. Practical use of ergonomics. National Safety Congress. Denver.

    1989. Practical ergonomic improvements in the meat industry. Human Factors Society Annual Meeting. Denver.

    1988. In-plant case studies. Paper presented at the University of Michigan/Loyola University conference on cumulative trauma of the upper extremities. Chicago.

    1988. Workplace and Personal Stresses and Insurance-Related Losses Due to Accidents and Injuries. Unpublished masters thesis, University of Minnesota Graduate School.

    Training Booklets and Videotapes

    2000. Putting on Your Ergonomics Glasses (videotape series and workbook). Minneapolis: Comprehensive Loss Management Incorporated.

    2000. The Ergonomics Manual. Minneapolis: Comprehensive Loss Management Incorporated.

    1998. The User-Friendly Office. Self-published.

    1992. Ergonomic Task Analysis (videotape series and workbook). Minneapolis: Comprehensive Loss Management Incorporated. With Eric Kennedy.

    1991. Ergonomics in the Meat Industry. Washington D.C.: American Meat Institute.

    1991. Ergonomics in the Baking Industry. Washington D.C: American Bakers Assoc.

    1991. Ergonomics for Managers. Wichita: Excel Corporation.

    1982. Strains and Sprains. Detroit: International Union, UAW.

    1980. What Every UAW Representative Should Know About Health and Safety. Detroit: International Union, UAW.

    1978. Noise Control - A Worker's Manual. Detroit: International Union, UAW.

    Articles

    1995. Ergonomics Task Analysis: Picking the Right Tool. Occupational Hazards June: 71-73.

    1994. Setting Up Ergonomics Programs in Health Care Organizations. In Plant, Technology and Safety Management Series 2:33-38. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAH).

    1991. Identifying and Controlling Injuries. In Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Workplace. Washington, D.C.: BNA Press.

    1984. Why Sweden has better working conditions than the U.S. Monograph: Working Life in Sweden Series No. 28. New York: Swedish Information Service.









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