Anne Mathias

Anne Mathias, P.E.

Senior Consultant

Mrs. Anne Mathias specializes in biomedical and mechanical engineering. Her expertise includes safety, biomechanics, ergonomics, experimental design and injury analyses including; human locomotion, slip, trip, and falls, slip resistance testing, and injury mechanisms and tolerance. She conducts human factors analyses considering human capabilities and limitations and how a person might interact with a machine or product and the surrounding environment. This includes evaluating and designing product safety labeling, warnings, and instructions.

She further focuses in safety analyses and formal risk assessments of industrial machinery as well as consumer products including; children's products, sports and exercise equipment, fall protection equipment, and indoor and outdoor power equipment. Ms. Mathias regularly works with manufacturers, guiding them through the risk assessment and documentation process.

Her work in accident reconstruction utilizes the scientific method to evaluate the interplay between the physical data, injury evidence, and human factors and biomechanical limitations for a given accident scenario. She applies this methodology to accidents involving industrial machinery, consumer products, falls, automotive, and railroad scenarios.

Publications

  • Aboveground Swimming Pool Ladder Safety: The Application of Child Resistance to a Consumer Product Used by Children, Proceedings of the 59th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, January 2015
  • Methods of Accident Reconstruction: Biomechanical and Human Factors Considerations, Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2015
  • Human Factors Case Study of Child Product Safety Test Approach Through Long Term Observations of Live Infant Interactoin, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual World Conference of the Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering, October 2014
  • Product Warning Label Development for Blade Strike Fire Hazard, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual World Conference of the Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering, November 2013
  • Crib Mattress Support Collapse Accident Reconstruction, The XXV Annual Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, June 2013
  • Slip Sliding Away II - Slip Resistance of Dress Socks on Indoor Flooring, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, January 2010
  • Slip Sliding Away - Slip Resistance of Athletic Socks on Indoor Flooring, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, January 2009

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