Professional Background
of William English, CSP, P.E. (Safety Engineer, CA)
Consultant to Corporations, Academia, Governments and Parties to Litigation Since 1985
Last Update March 28, 2010

Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Board Certified Safety Professional (BCSP) CSP No. 3315

Registered Professional Engineer (California No. SF997, Safety Engineer), Past member National Society of Prefessional Engineers

Membership on Standards-Making Committees:

Ceramic Tile, D21 Floor Polishes, F06 Resilient Flooring, F08 Sports Equipment and Facilities, F13 Footwear Safety and Traction, F15 Consumer Products. Past member of D01 Paints and Coatings

Past member of A1264.1 Workplace Walking and Working Surfaces, A1264.2 Workplace Slip-Resistance Requirements, Z359 Fall Protection, A117 Accessibility for the Hnadicapped

Consultant to OSHA on Slip Resistance
See OHSA Research Project on Slip Resistance

Developer and manufacturer of leading-edge Slipmeters and Traction Measurement Devices.

Forensic Consultation
Qualified in state and federal courts in Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida. For a list of recent cases,
click here.

Numerous Professional Publications

Graduated from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL in 1962 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. Further postgraduate special education includes such as:

Professional Designations
Certified Safety Professional, No. 3315
Professional Engineer (CA No. SF997, Safety Engineering)
Instructor in Noise Measurement and Control, U. S. Bureau of Mines, No. 398
Hearing Testing, Colby College, 1970

Professional Associations
Professional Member, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Member Board of Directors 1979-82

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Past Memberships
National Fire Protection Association, Industrial Fire Protection Section, Chairman, Apparatus Safety Committee
American Society of Industrial Security
National Safety Council, Trades and Services Section, National Fall Prevention Committee
Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

"Award for Outstanding Contribution to Safety Engineering Literature," 1974, presented jointly by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Veterans of Safety

"Safety Professional of the Year," Region IX of ASSE, 1979

Traction Testing Instruments:

Patents No. 4,8905,015 and 5,259,236 for improved floor slipperiness and shoe traction testing instruments

Certification of Tribometrists
Developer and presenter of the program for certification of users of the English XL Variable Incidence Tribometer. Those meeting prerequisites and passing examinations are designated as Certified XL Tribometrists (CXLT)

Professional Conference Speaker
Frequent speaker on safety engineering and risk management at conferences sponsored by such organizations as:

Safety Engineering Consultation

Career Highlights
From 1985 to the present, self-employed as a consultant, performing safety engineering and risk management services described herein and in the development, manufacture and sale of leading-edge slipmeters and specialized shoe traction testers, researcher of footwear traction and related phenomena.

Employed 1974-85 by Marriott Corporation on executive staff as Director of Loss Control, MRO. Developed and implemented customer and employee safety engineering programs, safer facilities design criteria, claims controls and fire protection and security programs for restaurant operations, amusement parks, manufacturing operations and distribution fleets.

Employed 1968-73 by Westringhouse Electric Corporation, Nuclear Energy Systems, Tampa Division, as Administrator of Safety and Workers Comp. Responsible for pre-start-up safety engineering of the new manufacturing facility and for safety program development and implementation.

Employed 1966-68 by Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Creighton, PA as Regional Safety Engineer. Responsible for comprehensive industrial safety, fire protection and product integrity programs in 20 industrial gas plants.

Employed 1962-66 by Royal Insurance Company, Ltd. as a safety engineer trainee. Advanced to Supervisor of Loss Prevention & Engineering, Buffalo Branch Office.

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