Mark Hansen is the National Director, Risk Control, Oil & Gas for The St.Paul-Travelers located in Houston, Texas, and headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., and Hartford, Conn. Mr. Hansen has more than 20 years experience in the field, holds certifications in safety and ergonomics and is a licensed professional engineer. He has a B.S. in psychology and a M.S. in industrial engineering, specializing in safety, both from Texas A&M University.
Today many companies are realizing the benefits obtained through the services of an ergonomist and the implementation of an ergonomics standard in the workplace. Increased productivity, smaller workers’ compensation claims, and decline in the number of lost workdays are just a few of these benefits.
Firefighters show up at a burning building and immediately know what to do. They look at the fire and make a judgment from their gut. Well, if you have sufficient years of experience, within the first 20 minutes you too can assess any companyâ€™s safety culture and make a gut decision.