Mr. Brigham has broad expertise in key areas as related to safety management, workers compensation, ergonomics, noise, product safety, confined space, slip, trips and falls.
Areas of Expertise
- Accident Investigation
- Construction Site
- Failure Analysis
- Human Factors
- Industrial Hygiene & Mold
- Ladders & Scaffolds
- Products Liability
- Safety Engineering
- Slip, Trip & Fall
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), 1995
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), 1990
Certified Safety Professional (CSP), 1980
Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), 2000
Certified Safe Patient Handling Professional (CSPHP)
M.S., Civil Engineering, Marquette University, 1986
B.S., Environmental Studies, Springfield College, 1972
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Professional Organizations
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) – Designated as a Fellow in 2008
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HF&ES)
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Board Member of Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), 1981-1986, Representative for the National Safety Council
Member of AIHA Ergonomics Committee 1988-1991, 1994-1996, 2001-2003, 2005-Current
Contributing Member of AIHA Noise Committee, 1980-1982
National Safety Council (NSC) Power Press and Forging Section, 1975-1979; Newsletter Editor, 1978-1979; Member 1975-1982 and 2000-2002
President- Philadelphia Section of AIHA, 1999-2000
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Brigham, Colin J. and Raymond Boucher, “A Practitioner’s Viewpoint: Helping Employers with Ergonomic Tool Selection and Use.” American Industrial Hygiene and Conference and Exposition, Toronto, Canada, June 2, 2009
Brigham, Colin J., “Standards Requiring the Integration of Ergonomics Into Workplace Design.” American Industrial Hygiene and Conference and Exposition, Toronto, Canada, June 4, 2009
Brigham, Colin J., “HELP: (Hazard Elimination Limits Problems) in Confined Spaces.” Workplace HR & Safety, Vol. 9, No. 5, September 2007
Brigham, Colin J., “Special Education Ergonomics – Addressing the Needs Within 80 School Districts.” American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, June 2-7, 2007
Brigham, Colin J., “Integrating Ergonomics into the Design of Work Systems & Environments.” The Monitor, American Society of Safety Engineers, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2007
Brigham, Colin J., “Understanding Ergonomics: Creating Positive EMOTIONS.” Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry “Ask OSHA” Roundtable, Grantville, Pennsylvania, March 22, 2007
Brigham, Colin J., “Integrating Health and Safety Into Project Management,” 12th Annual General Philadelphia Area Plant Engineering and Facilities Management Show and Conference, November 14, 2004
Brigham, Colin J., “Ergonomics: A Science that Saves,” 2004 Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 18-19, 2004
Brigham, Colin J., “Improving Patient Transfer (Through Effective Ergonomics) Improves Patient Safety,” American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Dallas, Texas, May 10-15, 2003
Brigham, Colin J., “Healthcare Ergonomics: Including the Kitchen Sink,” PDC 419, American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, San Diego, California, June 3, 2002.
Brigham, Colin J., “Workers’ Compensation Cost Reduction Through Effective Medical Management: An Ergonomist’s Perspective,” Proceedings from the AIHCE Symposium: From Concept to Practice – Making Ergonomics Work, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2001.
Brigham, Colin J., “Ergonomic Equipment Needs for a Multi-Facility Healthcare System,” American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, Orlando, Florida, May 2000.
Brigham, Colin J., “Ergonomics: A Science That Can Save,” Compliance Magazine, April 1999, HIS Publishing Group, Libertyville, IL, 60048
Brigham, Colin J., "Healthcare Ergonomics: Three Case Studies in Economic Health," Applied Ergonomics Case Studies, Volume 2, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Norcross, GA, 1999, ISBN: 0-89806-214-4.
Brigham, Colin J., "Confined Space Entry: Hazard Identification, Evaluation, and Elimination," Compliance Magazine, October 1998, IHS Publishing Group, Libertyville, IL, 60048
- Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
- A: No
- Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
- A: fifteen (15)
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Hearing conservation and noise control, ergonomics, human factors, OSHA compliance, accident investigation, extended and unusual workshifts
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: Approx 20%
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: Approx 80%
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: Three (3)
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: Oct 2004
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: One (1)
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: One (1)
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: Fourteen (14)
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: 1Source Safety and Health Inc is a safety and health consulting firm. As such, we provide clients with initial site investigations, testing, data interpretation, development of recommendations, reports etc. Our areas of expertise include: indoor air quality, online training, microbiological (mold) assessments, industrial hygiene, construction safety, ergonomics, asbestos and lead management, odor investigations, safety management, OSHA audits, OSHA VPP, compliance, JCAHO support and audits, air sampling, environmental disease investigations, training programs, HAZWOPER training, litigation support and more.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: $225
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $225
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: $225
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: $225
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Travel expenses
other direct costs plus 15%
References upon request.