Garnett Payne

EDUCATION & TRAINING:Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Kinesiology , 1989
Sam Houston State University, M.A., Fitness Management, 1985
Texas A&M University, B.S., Elementary Education, 1982


Owner & President
Ergonomics Consulting & Training
  • Clients include foundry operations, automotive, paper and other manufacturing: union and non-union sites. Projects have included conducting ergonomics assessments, creating customized ergonomics observation tools for team use, ergonomics awareness training and ergonomics trainer training for teams.

  • National Ergonomics Conference & Expo, 8 hour Professional development seminar, "Basic Ergonomics for Industrial Ergonomics Committees", and 90 minute presentation, "Achieving success with ergonomics committees" , 12/02
  • National Safety Congress, "Ergonomics Trainer Training", 10/02
  • McWane Industry annual safety meeting: "Addressing Ergonomics issues in foundries", 4/02
  • American Foundry Society: "Ergonomics makes cents", 3/02
  • National Ergonomics Conference & Expo, 8 hour Professional development seminar: "Ergonomics for Site Leaders", 12/01
  • Michigan Self Insurers Association, "The impact of job satisfaction on employee injuries", 10/01
  • National Safety Congress, "Observations in the dark", 9/01
  • National Safety Council mid-year meeting, "Ergonomics for Site Leaders", 4/01

  • Currently writing ergonomics book to be published by American Society of Engineers
  • Article to be published in Occupational Health & Safety's Workplace Ergonomics, Critical factors for success for team based ergonomics processes" 1/03
  • Created & updated marketing material including brochure, seminar flyers, introductory letters, proposals and website,

    Ojai, California (home office)
    Senior Consultant, Manager Consulting Services

    Lead consultant for more than 30 implementations of Behavioral Based Safety
  • Industries included petrochemical, pulp & paper, light & heavy manufacturing
  • Implemented a significant change initiative: cultural assessment, staged implementation process involving work with implementation team and site leadership (including union leaders), process evaluation and continuous improvement activities.
  • Direct experience with diverse employee groups: e.g. union sites with labor relations ranging from poor to excellent, Ph.D. Chemists to third generation paper makers
  • Collected data, performed assessments and reassessments, analyzed surveys and other data for longitudinal studies on effectiveness of behavior based safety in industry. Results of work published in Safety Science, 1999.

    Product & Business Development
  • Developer of BST Products/Services: BAPP® Approach to Ergonomics, Office BAPP®, Behavioral Back Injury Prevention, Motivating Observers
  • Subject matter expert for Behavior Based Ergonomics Video series, 2000
  • Sales of follow on consulting services

  • Co-manager of Consultant organization (1997- 2000)
  • Team Leader of Consultant team (1996)
  • Consultant trainer (ergonomics, problem solving)
  • Senior Consultant focus areas: follow on business development (1998 -2000), training materials development (1996-1997), consultant team building (1996-1997), ergonomics (1993-2000)
  • Internal Consultant trainer and field coach

  • Industry Speaker (NSC,ASSE, CSSE: national & regional conferences)
  • BST Conference presenter for annual regional workshops (up to 250 attendees) and national user's conference (up to 2200 attendees)
  • Published several articles for Perspectives in Behavioral Management, a BST quarterly publication
  • Contributed chapter for book, Employee Driven Systems for Safe Behavior, Thomas R. Krause, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995
  • Wrote six articles for CTD News, on Ergonomics &/or behavior based approaches to ergonomics, 1999-2000

    Bakersfield Family Medical Center
    Bakersfield, California
    Director, Health & Safety
  • Consultant to occupational client companies (injury management, ergonomics, back injury prevention, health promotion)
  • Frequent speaker/trainer to service organizations and businesses (Board member and active speaker's bureau member for AHA, volunteer for ACS)
  • Safety Director for medical center (200 employees)
  • Coordinator of employee health & wellness program

  • 1988-1990FRITO-LAY, INC.
    Bakersfield, California
    Manager, West Area Health & Safety
  • Area health and safety resource for manufacturing (9), transportation (6), and sales operations (5) in the western U.S.
  • Member of Corporate Safety Steering Committee: task force leader: modified duty program. Task force member: soft-tissue injury reduction, physician relations.
  • Master trainer and subject matter expert for field safety technical training programs
  • Facilitated initial development of employee driven health promotion programs at multiple locations

    Long Beach, CA
    Exercise Physiologist
  • Conducted sub-maximal graded exercise testing and consulted with employees of contracted companies

    College Station, Texas
  • Developed curriculum for and instructed fitness instructors throughout state of Texas
  • Director of aerobics program for "Gyms of Texas", a supervised and trained pool of 50 instructors

  • 1985-1987TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY
    College Station, Texas
    Graduate Assistant Instructor
  • Instructed physical education activity classes for college students (lecture & movement)

    Huntsville, Texas
    Graduate Assistant Instructor
  • Instructed physical education activity classes for college students (lecture & movement)

  • 1982-1983CY-FAIR, I.S.D.
    Houston, Texas
  • Elementary school, all subjects

  • Executive Committee Member (1998-2002) Program Chairman, 1996-1998 Newsletter Editor), Automotive, Tooling & Metalworking section of Business and Industry Division of National Safety Council
  • Committee Member, Ergonomics Committee of Business and Industry Division of National Safety Council
  • Member, American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Member, IDEA- Association for Fitness Professionals
  • Certified Fitness Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, ACE- American Council on Exercise

    Complete list of professional references, publications, and/or speaking engagements available upon request

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