James Adrian Dewees, MS, CPE, CEES


Ph.D. Student (ABD), Industrial Engineering; University of Cincinnati
M.S. Engineering Management Science; Wichita State University
B.S. Industrial Engineering; Texas A&M University

Work Experience:

2004-present: Consulting with ETC for the United States Postal Service's Ergonomics Risk Reduction Process.

1993-present: A certified professional ergonomist and independent ergonomics consultant/contractor

1980-93: Rehabilitation engineering research and service delivery (Director of Engineering, Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, Inc., Wichita, KS), worksite and personal residence modifications, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance

1982-93: Lecturer (part time), Wichita State University, in work design: industrial ergonomics, engineering design graphics, and engineering economy.

1970-80: Classical industrial engineering in assembly/manufacturing, e.g., time and motion studies, facilities layout, tool design, and new employee training.

Current and Recent Responsibilities (Summary):

Ergonomics and human factors program development, worksite surveillance, intervention, controls, and training for all departments (e.g., manufacturing, assembly, materials handling and office) for YSK Inc., Chillicothe, OH; Lorain Tubular Company, Lorain, OH; Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., Cincinnati, OH and TSLG (The Spectacle Lens Group), Roanoke, VA; Seimens Energy and Automation, Belfontaine and Urbana, OH; and other companies. Work has been performed in both union and non-union facilities.

Certified Service Provider (# 611236118-00) for Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Teacher for Roy Matheson Associates, Keene, NH, in the 4-Day Certified Ergonomics Evaluation Specialist and the 2-1/2-Day General Occupational Safety and Health programs.

Forensics and expert testimony in cases involving work related musculoskeletal disorders. Testimony has been provided in the forms of written reports following worksite assessments, depositions (live, video and telephone), and/or court appearance.

Contract ergonomist & trainer for the University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, in the School of Environmental & Emergency Management.

Worksite and personal residence assessments and recommendations for modifications in compliance to the ADA (American with Disabilities Act) and ADAAG standards


Certified Ergonomics Evaluation Specialist (CEES, June 2000)
Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer (I.D. No. 63567, April 1998)
Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE, #885, April 1997)
Greater Cincinnati Coalition of Persons with Disabilities, “Open Door Award” (1991)
U.S. Patent no. 4,535,932, Ankle/Lower Leg Rehabilitation Device (1987)
Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society (1986)

Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Safety Engineers, Professional Member
American Industrial Hygiene Association
Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA)

Continuing Education Programs:

University of Cincinnati, Ph.D. program (ABD), Safety and Ergonomics, expected graduation December 2006.

“Anatomy of the Hand,” lecture and lab, November 22, 1999, University of Louisville School of Medicine

“Ergonomic Evaluation Certification Program,” 5 days, by John R. LaCourse, Ph.D., CPE, CEES, November 17 - 21, 1999, Dallas, Texas. Presented by Roy Matheson & Associates, Inc.

“Preparing, Reporting, and Defending Your Work Evaluation Findings,” 14 hours, by Min T. Kyi, Reg OT (BC), CWCE, Clinical Faculty, University of British Columbia, August 13 and 14, 1999, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Presented by Roy Matheson & Associates, The Matheson System for Injury Prevention and Occupational Rehabilitation

“Trainer Course for General Industry Standard, OSHA 501," 30 hours, Certificate No. TGI-133, University of Cincinnati (3/29/99 to 4/1/99)

“General Industry Safety & Health,” 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training Course, Cincinnati, Ohio (March 23, 1999)

“Early Recognition & Treatment of Upper Extremity CTD,” 8 hours, Marcus Miller, MD, Occupational Health Services, Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, Ohio (February 21, 1995), and 8 hours, November 12 & 13, 1997

Related Publications:

Dewees, J. A., “Considerations for Competitive Employment,” Rehabilitation Engineering, Smith, R.V. and Leslie, J. H., Jr., Editors, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1990, Ch. 13, pp. 299-315.

Paez, O., Dewees, J., Genaidy, A., Tuncel, S., Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, Vol. 14 (3) 285-306 (2004), “The Lean Manufacturing Enterprise: An Emerging Sociotechnological System Integration,” Wiley Periodicals, Inc., 2004.