Five Ergonomics Experts You Need in Your Rolodex

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TONY BIAFORE

PRESIDENT, ERGONETICS, LLC, CHEVY CHASE

RESUME: Vice president, Ergotech Inc., Shrewsbury, N.J., 1985-93; director, OEM Division, Proformix, Branchburg, N.J., 1993-96; above position since 1996

MEMBER: Bethesda Chevy Chase Coaches Organization, Monmouth University Alumni Association

GREATEST BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Establishing ergonomic standards and training programs for organizations that reduce their injury rate while providing relief to the individual

ON THE RECORD: "Maintaining low risk, whole body postures and taking breaks while working are essential to avoid RSI and rehabilitation. Many widgets and gadgets on the market actually encourage poor posture and exacerbate these injuries. Ergonetics provides research-based products, training and software that are proven effective and can actually reduce RSI occurrences while increasing productivity."

YOU CAN REACH ME AT: 301/986-7995

DAVID J. COCHRAN

SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR ERGONOMICS, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, WASHINGTON

RESUME: Professor, industrial and management systems engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specialty in ergonomics, 1972 to present

MEMBER: Institute of Industrial Engineers, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, American Industrial Hygiene Association

GREATEST BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Improvements in workplace designs in a variety of industries that have made a difference in productivity and safety and health

ON THE RECORD: "Ergonomics makes sense from a business point of view and from a safety and health point of view. It is profitable while doing the right thing."

YOU CAN REACH ME AT: 202/219-7075

P.J. EDINGTON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR OFFICE TECHNOLOGY, ALEXANDRIA

RESUME: Government affairs and management consultant, Washington, 1987-94; above position since 1994.

MEMBER: Human Factors Society, National Coalition on Ergonomics, American Society of Association Directors, Christ Church Education Committee, Waynewood Elementary PTA.

GREATEST BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Program co-chair for the "Managing Ergonomics in the 1990s: A Discussion of the Science and Policy Issues" conference in June 1997

ON THE RECORD: "The Center for Office Technology is dedicated to improving the office working environment and promoting informed approaches to comfort and well-being issues associated with computers and office technology. …