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Overview of Nelson & Associates’ Specialties


Gary S. Nelson, Ph.D., CSP, P.E.

Certified Safety Professional
Registered Professional Engineer

PO Box 1172
Hilltop Lakes, Texas 77871

Workplace Safety Management and Engineering

  • General Industry and Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Agricultural
  • Marine / Offshore
  • Multi-employer Worksites
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Core Principles of Hazard Control
  • Workplace Safety Training
  • Safety Inspection Techniques
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Color Coding
  • Work Permits
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Causes / Prevention of Dust Explosions

Premises Safety Engineering and Management

  • Stairs, Ramps, and Level Surfaces
  • Small Changes in Elevation
  • Slip and Trip-Type Falls
  • Coefficient of Friction Testing
  • Falling Merchandise
  • Lighting Surveys
  • Building Codes – IBC, NFPA, ANSI, ADA
  • Commercial, Retail, Public, and Private

Product Safety Engineering

  • Hazard Identification, Evaluation, and Control Techniques
  • Adequate Warnings and Instructions

Fall Prevention

  • Stairs, Ramps, and Level Surfaces
  • Floor Holes and Openings
  • Design of Fall Protection Systems
  • Ladders / Handhold-Foothold Systems
  • Scaffolding
  • Falls from Vehicles

Materials Handling

  • Mechanical Materials Handling
  • Manual Lifting and Force Application
  • NIOSH, TLV, 3DSSPP Lifting Guidelines
  • Crane, Hoist, and Forklift Operations
  • Conveyor and Auger Systems
  • Load and Cargo Restraint
  • Back-up Alarms

Machine Guarding

  • Point of Operation
  • Functional Components
  • Mechanical Power Transmission
  • Presence Sensing Devices
  • Interlocks

Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics

  • Human Physical, Physiological, Psychological and Cultural Capabilities and Limitations
  • Visual Acuity / Line of Sight
  • Dark Adaptation
  • Reaction Time

Unique Nelson & Associates Resources:
  • Large current and historical safety engineering library regarding subject matter listed above.
  • Special collections:
    • 50 years+ National Safety Council publications.
    • 35 years+ ICB, UBC, SBC, NFPA Building Codes plus all editions of ANSI A17.1 and ADA
    • OSHA since 1971.
    • Special textbook collections regarding Industrial Safety, Machine Guarding, Construction Safety, Manual Lifting, Product Safety, Fall Protection and Prevention, and Human Factors Engineering.
    • 40 years+ Agricultural Machinery Standards.
    • And much more.