We have been involved in analyzing thousands of jobs in various industries over the past 30 years.

Alaska Airlines

Legal/Expert Testimony

Performed detailed biomechanical assessment of baggage handling utilizing a motion capture (MOCAP), surface EMG and ground reaction forces utilizing force plates to determine preferred manual material handling postures while working inside the cargo areas of a 737 aircraft. The evaluation of the various other baggage handling conditions, planeside operations and belt conveyors were analyzed with respect to low back and shoulder biomechanical loading utilizing a (MOCAP) system and surface EMG.


Workplace Ergonomics

Evaluate biomechanical loading of the upper extremities and neck compared to tradition desks while performing office work. Investigated the differences in spinal and lower extremities pressure profiles in a reclined seating environment compared to one with traditional office seating and desk.


Workplace Ergonomics, Legal/Expert Testimony

Legal/Expert Testimony

Provide expert review track maintenance and locomotive personnel positions with respect to cumulative trauma disorders, test and analyze hand arm vibration and electromyographic data with respect to maintenance operations and ISO standards.

Workplace Ergonomics

Conduct site inspection to evaluate the presence of ergonomic risk factors for the development of trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome.


Workplace Ergonomics

Conduct ergonomic review of seat adjustability in various cars and trucks to determine usability as fleet vehicles for individuals with pre-existing musculoskeletal conditions.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Co.

Workplace Ergonomics

Legal/Expert Testimony

Conduct whole body vibration (WBV) measurements related to ride quality and ISO guidelines as well as the EU Directive in various types of locomotives and seat types. Evaluate postural demands of railroad employees as they relate to the likelihood of developing various musculoskeletal disorders.

Workplace Ergonomics

Compare ride quality in certain geographical areas to ISO 2631-1 and ISO 2631-5 as well as EU Directive concerning whole body vibration.

Canada Post Corporation

Workplace Ergonomics, Legal/Expert Testimony

Investigate the loads on the shoulders relative to a single strap satchel versus a dual strap satchel with a waist belt. Investigate the lower extremity and physiological demands of delivering mail with a cart versus a dual satchel in a return to work environment. Investigate how handling and reading mail affect the ability to recognize slip/trip/fall hazards on route as well as the severity of the type of slip. These studies utilized heart rate monitors, surface EMG, eye tracking, as well as tribology related measurements.

Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)

Legal/Expert Testimony

Review documents, conduct site visits and prepare reports relative to litigation.

CSX Transportation Inc

Legal/Expert Testimony

Review documents, conduct site visits and prepare reports relative to litigation for various railroad crafts and FELA claims.


Workplace Ergonomics

Conduct ergonomic assessment of transcription workstations and provide ergonomic recommendations to reduce musculoskeletal stress.

Perform analysis of warehousing and manual material handling as it related to rack design, storage containers and picking equipment. Recommend modification to reduce musculoskeletal stress to the low back and shoulders.

General Dynamics

Workplace Ergonomics

Conduct evaluation of 18 different pairs of knee pads to determine which ones induce the least amount of pressure to the wearer under controlled testing conditions using flexible surface pressure matting.


Product Evaluation

Determine the impact of various pen characteristics on writing stress utilizing surface EMG and pressure sensing materials to measure pen point pressure relative to muscle activity loading.

Home Depot

Workplace Ergonomics

Evaluate the unloading and sorting of merchandise by team members relative to a claim brought against them as it pertains to staffing levels as well as shoulder and low back musculoskeletal injuries.

Kohler Corporation

Workplace Ergonomics

Evaluate the physiological and strength requirement to perform various tasks to determine what percentage of the female industrial population would have sufficient aerobic and strength capabilities.


Legal/Expert Testimony

Perform analysis of electrical pole climbing with spurs while performing traditional high wire activities to determine plantar loading using insole force sensors. Perform an analysis of wheelchair ramp handling and storage at various platform locations.

Metropolitan Transit Authority – MTA (NEW YORK/Connecticut)

Legal/Expert Testimony

Perform analysis of postural and physical biomechanical demands related to coach cleaning and seat design characteristics.

New Jersey Transit

Legal/Expert Testimony

Perform postural and biomechanical force demands on a variety of railroad personnel.

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Legal/Expert Testimony

Conduct biomechanical assessment of lifting track equipment. Conduct ergonomic assessment of seating and cab environment for track equipment. Conduct whole body vibration assessment of track equipment.

Port of Portland

Workplace Ergonomics

Evaluate the whole body vibration characteristics of various trades while working on a dredging barge and compare to ISO and EU guidelines relative to health, safety and comfort.

SEPTA (South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority)

Legal/Expert Testimony

Perform workplace assessments relative to manual material handling activities, postural demands and biomechanical loading for various crafts within the organization.

TriMet (Public Tranportation in the Portland Oregon metro area)

Workplace Ergonomics

Conduct electromyographic (EMG) analysis of muscle activity levels associated with steering, braking and accelerating in various types of buses in order to reduce postural and muscle forces while operating buses.

United Airlines

Legal/Expert Testimony

Performed a detailed assessment of baggage handling activities in response to an OSHA citation at a hub. The evaluation of the various handling conditions, planeside, in the pit, piers and off-loading conveyors were analyzed with respect to low back biomechanical loading as well as muscle activity analysis of the upper and lower extremities utilizing motion capture (MOCAP) system and surface EMG.

United States Postal Service (USPS)

Workplace Ergonomics

Determine the task specific physiological demands utilizing heart rate elevation to determine how modifications in route design/automation will impact likelihood of whole body fatigue.

Past Work

We have been involved in analyzing thousands of jobs in various industries over the past 30 years.

  • Alaska Airlines

  • Alcan

  • Allied Signal

  • Altwork

  • Amtrak

  • AON

  • Armstrong World Industries

  • Avon

  • Beloit Corporation

  • Bendix King

  • Best Foods Baking Group

  • Bluebird Bus

  • Boston Scientific

  • Brooklyn Union Gas

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Co.

  • Canada Pacific Rail

  • Canada Post Corporation

  • Caterpillar

  • City of North York

  • Coca-Cola

  • Codman & Shertleff

  • Compaq Computer

  • Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)

  • Consumers Power

  • Contract Interiors

  • CSX Transportation Inc

  • DeHavilland

  • Department of Labor – OSHA

  • Department of Labour Canada

  • Dermpath

  • Diamond Star Motors

  • Egan Visuals

  • Electrocom Automation

  • Federal Mogul

  • Ford - Chihuahua Mexico

  • Ford - Cleveland

  • Ford - Milan

  • Ford - St. Louis

  • Ford - Ypsilanti

  • Fujitsu

  • General Dynamics

  • General Motors de Mexico

  • Gillette

  • GM

  • GM - Flint

  • GM - Lansing SPO

  • GM Truck & Bus - Janesville WI

  • GM/Delphi

  • Google

  • Hewlett-Packard

  • Hoffmann La Roche

  • Home Depot

  • Hyster-Yale

  • Ingersoll-Rand

  • John Deere

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • Kellogg Foods

  • Knoll

  • Kohler Corporation

  • Komatsu

  • LIRR

  • Long Island Lighting Company

  • Long Island Railroad

  • Los Angeles County MTA

  • M&M Mars Corp

  • MacMillan Bloedel

  • Metropolitan Transit Authority – MTA (NEW YORK/Connecticut)

  • Nabisco Biscuit Company

  • Navistar - Indianapolis

  • Navistar - Melrose Park

  • New Jersey Transit

  • Norfolk Southern Corporation

  • Norfolk Southern Railroad

  • North American Waste Management

  • OK Industries

  • Otis

  • Pan Pacific Hotels

  • Peterbilt

  • Pitney Bowes

  • Port of Portland

  • Procter and Gamble

  • Prosig

  • Rockwell International

  • Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force

  • Salt River Project

  • Schneider Meat Processing

  • Scott Paper

  • SEPTA (South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority)

  • Sikorsky Helicopter

  • Simmons Mattress

  • Solvay Automation

  • Sony Music

  • Steelcase

  • Sun Microsystems

  • Symbol Technologies

  • Taylor Corporation

  • Tecumseh

  • Thermoking Corporation

  • Tokio Marine

  • Topps Corporation

  • Transport Canada

  • TriMet (Public Tranportation in the Portland Oregon metro area)

  • Tur Pak Foods

  • Tyco International

  • U.S. Precision Lens

  • U.S. Surgical Corp.

  • United Airlines

  • United States Postal Service (USPS)

  • United Technologies Automotive

  • USG Interiors

  • Vistalab Medical

  • W.L. Gore & Associates

  • Westinghouse Furniture

  • Westvaco

  • Yahama Musical Instruments