Henry Romero, PhD, CPE, CSP



SKILLS SUMMARY

  • Extensive understanding of US Military Standards and Handbooks including MIL-STD1472F & MIL-HDBK-759C, NASA, NORSOK, ISO, ILO, British Defense Standards, MANPRINT, FDA-CDRH, ABS, Canadian, ASTM, ANSI, CA, WA, NC, OSHA, and other international regulations and data sources
  • Experienced designing and reviewing designs for petrochemical, petroleum, heavy manufacturing, light assembly, and Department of Energy facilities and designs for hand tools, medical devices, surface vehicles, oil field tooling, user-computer interfaces, and process plants
  • Developing and presenting ergonomics training programs
  • Evaluating and relating the job physical requirements to the capabilities of workers
  • Laboratory safety, respiratory protection, fire protection, laser safety, and manufacturing safety
  • Performing human reliability analysis and human factors engineering reviews
  • Statistical analysis using Windows-based SAS, SPSS, and Mini-tab
  • Performing ergonomic evaluations and task analyses in office and non-office environments
  • Evaluating and relating the job physical requirements to the capabilities of workers
  • Completing DOE SAR human factors reviews and chapter development (5 different SARs)
  • Project management and team leadership/participation
  • Developing, implementing, and managing corporate and facility level ergonomics programs
  • University-level teaching of engineering management, TQM, engineering economics, and ergonomics
  • Usability and human-computer interface reviews
  • Function allocation, systems integration, and human engineering analysis of telerobotic systems
  • Extensive personal computer skills

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Major: Ergonomics, May, 1997: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
    M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Major: Ergonomics, Dec., 1990: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
    B.S. in Chemical Engineering, December 1986: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
    CPE: Certified Professional Ergonomist
    CSP: Certified Safety Professional

    PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

    Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (member) and President of HFES Houston Chapter American Society of Safety Engineers (member)

    EXPERIENCE

    Self-Employed
    January 2000 to Present
    Human Factors Consultant

    Senior technical lead and manager for a local ergonomics consultancy firm. My main effort is to organize and review the work being performed by other associates, though I do get involved with especially complex efforts. In addition to the consulting efforts, I programmed and maintain the PHSC website. Clients to date have included Cyberonics, Ocean Energy, Akzo-Nobel, Riviana, Shell, MicroMed, ModuSpec, and Reliant

    Halliburton, Inc.
    October 1998 to Present
    Corporate Ergonomist

    Employed to develop the corporate human factors and ergonomics program for Halliburton as well as provide ergonomics and human factors engineering support to the organization. Have performed numerous engineering design reviews including petrochemical facilities, surface vehicle designs, and offshore platforms. Further experience includes:
  • Develop engineering design references
  • Develop and present training programs on ergonomics
  • Develop the corporate ergonomics program
  • Provide direct support to improve the safety and productivity of manufacturing processes
  • Conceive and program Halliburton's ergonomics website
  • Provide resources and training to clients and contractors

    Self-Employed
    February 1997 to October 1998
    Human Factors Consultant

    Clients to date have included Boeing, Kaiser Aluminum, Fluor Daniel Hanford, Lockheed-Martin Hanford, Pillsbury, Co., Washington State University, Environmental Science Research Foundation, Goiccoechea Law Offices, Kennewick General Hospital, Simplot, and Duke Engineering Services Hanford, Howmet Corporation-WFCD, IBM, Continental Baking Company. Duties were:
  • Engineering design review
  • Onsite evaluation and measurement of human interface to identify productivity challenges
  • Office ergonomics programs, training, and evaluation
  • Forensic analysis and consultation

    Hanford Environmental Health Foundation
    November 1995 to February 1997
    Ergonomics Director

    Hired as the Hanford Nuclear Site ergonomics director. Experience included:
  • Performed human reliability design reviews
  • Redesigned gloveboxes, manipulators, and other equipment to improve human interface
  • Provided ergonomic support to office, construction and industrial environments
  • Coordination with industrial hygienists, management, and medical providers

    University of Idaho
    August 1992 to November 1995
    Adjunct Professor

    Engineering Technology Adjunct Professor at Idaho Falls, ID, extension. Taught Engineering Management, Total Quality Management, and Safety Engineering

    Idaho National Engineering Lab
    December 1991 to November 1995
    Senior Human Factors Scientist

    Hired as the Safety Advisor and advanced to a Senior Human Factors Scientist. Duties included:
  • Human interface engineering design reviews and development of solutions
  • Writing Safety Analysis Reports
  • Providing ergonomic consultation services including training, program development and analysis
  • Project leader on software development, human reliability, and safety analysis projects.
  • Responsible for safety in laboratory and office environments including laser, chemical, respiratory protection, fire protection, industrial hygiene, and ergonomics.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    1. Romero, H., & Kestler, E., Human Factors in the Chemical Industry, Proceedings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring 2001 Meeting, Houston, TX, April, 2001.
    2. Kestler, E., Romero, H., & Kienitz, M., Return-to-Work Psychology: a critical part of the recovery process, Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Silicon Valley Ergonomics Exposition, San Jose, CA, June, 2000.
    3. Kestler, E. & Romero, H., Office Ergonomics Assessments Using the Internet, Proceedings of the Third Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March, 2000.
    4. Romero, H., Risk Prioritization in Oilfield Services, Proceedings of the Third Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March, 2000
    5. Davis, S., & Romero, H., Ergonomics Team Building, Proceedings of the Third Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March, 2000
    6. Romero, H., & Kestler-Romero, E. (1998) Spent Nuclear Fuels Cold Vacuum Drying Facility Human Factors Engineering ,Safety Analysis Report.
    7. Romero, H., (1998) Canister Storage Building Human Factors Engineering, Safety Analysis Report.
    8. Romero, H.A., An Analysis of the Effect of Confirmation Bias on Industrial Radiography, Doctoral Dissertation, Texas Tech University, May, 1997
    9. Romero, H. A., and Byers, J. C., Integrated Human Factors Support of Advanced Manufacturing, Presented and published in the proceedings of the Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing & Hybrid Automation, Manchester, Eng, July, 1994.
    10. Haney, L. N., and Romero, H. A., The Human Interface with Virtual Reality and Its Impact on Advanced Manufacturing, Presented and published in the proceedings of the Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing & Hybrid Automation, Manchester, Eng, July, 1994.
    11. Haney, L. N., Reece, W. J., Wilhelmsen, C. A., Romero, H. A., Modeling of Cognitive Aspects of Human Error in Dynamic Tasks, Presented and published in the proceedings of the Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing & Hybrid Automation, Manchester, Eng, July, 1994.
    12. Romero, H., Overlin, T., and Ryan, T., (1994) Test Area North Operations Human Factors Engineering (HFE) Analysis, EDF TAN Operations-94-26.
    13. Ryan, T., Richards, R., Romero, H, Overlin, T., & Wilhelmsen, C., (1994) Test Area North Operations Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) Report: Results and Findings, EDF TAN Operations-94-25.
    14. Romero, H., Overlin, T., and Ryan, T., (1994) EG&G Mound Facility Human Factors Engineering,Safety Analysis Report.
    15. Romero, H., Overlin, T., and Ryan, T., (1994) INEL Waste Management Facility Human Factors Engineering,Safety Analysis Report.
    16. Romero, H., Overlin, T., and Ryan, T., (1994) Test Area North Operations Human Factors Engineering, Safety Analysis Report.
    17. Romero, H., Ostrom, L. and Wilhelmsen, C., What Difference Can the Data Make?, Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 37th Annual Meeting, October, 1993.
    18. Gertman, D., Ostrom, L., Wilhelmsen, C., and Romero, H., The ECOG: A Modeling Framework for Human Performance in Automated Environments, Proceedings of American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Man Machine Interface Technologies, 1993.
    REFERENCES
    1. Mr. Delbert Gaines, CIH, HSE Supervisor, Aker Marine, delbert.gaines@cso-aker.com,
    2. Mr. Bill Hedrick, HSE Manager, Rowan Companies, bill.hedrick@rowancompanies.com
    3. Mr. Matthew Sterner, CSP, HSE Mgr, Oceaneering, MSterner@oii.oceaneering.com, (832) 620-2323








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