George E. Brogmus, CPE, MERGS, MS

Technical Director – Science & Technology
Risk Control Technical Services
Liberty Mutual

George is the Technical Director – Science & Technology with Liberty Mutual’s Risk Control Services, responsible for establishing and coordinating research and development partnerships with Universities and technology innovators.  He also is responsible for advancing the technical proficiency of our consultants, developing new tools and consulting content, and providing neoteric technical input on advanced customer projects.  He conducts safety research, writes peer-reviewed articles, and develops consulting tools and materials in the areas of risk analysis and control, back pain reduction, the aging workforce, upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, same-level falls, and work scheduling and injury risk.

George is currently leading the development of the Liberty Mutual Tables (manual materials handling) App, powered by Kinetica Labs, and is co-developer of Liberty Mutual’s biomechanical lifting analysis software, VidLiTeC™ (Video-based Lifting Technique Coding system).  He is also co-inventor of Liberty Mutual’s patented Musculoskeletal Stress Measurement System, used for measuring risk factors for upper extremity repetitive motion and manual material handling tasks.  He is also the creator of Liberty Mutual’s work scheduling analysis software, SIRE™ (Work Scheduling Impact Risk Estimator) and BIRP™ (Back Injury Rate Prediction) program, currently embedded in Liberty’s MMHTE (Manual Materials Handling Task Evaluator).

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA, a Masters in Human Factors (Human Performance and Aging emphasis) from USC, and is currently a PhD candidate in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and a registered member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.

George teaches graduate Ergonomics and Occupational Safety courses at both UCLA and California State University Northridge (CSUN).  George has taught UCLA’s monthly Ergonomics webinar since 2008 through UCLA’s NIOSH-Funded Education and Research Center.