Lee T. Ostrom, PhD, CSP, CPE

Idaho Falls, Idaho

General Specialty

Human Factors
Occupational Safety
Risk Assessment

Specialty Focus

Human Factors
Industrial Safety
Occupational Safety
Process Industry
Risk Assesment
Situational Awareness
Workplace Safety

Primary Areas of Expertise

Ergonomics and Human Factors

He has performed human factors and ergonomic studies for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, NASA, and the Department of Defense/US Navy. He has conducted hundreds of industrial ergonomic assessments and thousands of office ergonomic assessments. He has performed return to work studies for the construction and telecommunication industries. He worked as a safety engineer in the chemical industry. He analyzed accidents in the chemical, avaiation and nuclear industries. He has written expert opinion reports for ergonomic issues, a fireplace explosion, a human factors related case and a workplace design issue.

He is a full professor, with numerous journal articles and conference proceedings. He has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and symposia. He has authored/co-authored four books. The most recent was: Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., Risk Assessment Tools and Techniques and
Their Application, John Wiley and Sons; second Edition, Published July 30, 2019 .
He also has two fire protection certifications – Certified Fire Inspector, Level 1 and a Certified Fire Plan Examiner. He was a radiation safety officer and a certified competent fall protection specialist. He is a private pilot. He is also a Certified Technology Manager.



Ph.D., Industrial Engineering Specializing in Ergonomics, Texas Tech University
MS, Interdisciplinary Studies Occupational Safety and Health, Texas Tech University
BS, Bacteriology, University of Idaho
Academic Certificate in Nuclear Criticality Safety, University of Idaho


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