Exoskeleton Advisory Committee

An advisory committee with representatives from government, industry, and academia. The committee explores safety and health matters when using exoskeletons in the workplace.

Committee documents

The first issue that the committee discussed was the use of exoskeletons to return injured workers to their jobs. The following documents summarize that work.

Meeting information

The committee does not meet regularly, and meetings usually occur via phone or web conferencing. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ergonomics@Lni.wa.gov.

Meeting summaries

Committee members

  • Chris Reid, PhD, Boeing Environment Health & Safety
  • Catherine Trask, PhD, Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan
  • Delia Treaster, PhD, CPE, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
  • Donald Peterson, PhD, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University
  • Jim Lin, PhD, CPE, Labor & Industries, SHARP
  • June Spector, MD, MPH, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington
  • Keith Osborne, CEAS, CWS, Seattle City Light
  • Kendra Betz, MSPT, ATP, National Center for Patient Safety, Veterans Affairs
  • Matt Marino, PT, MSPT, CPE, CWcHP, CSCS, TSAC‑F, CPT, SFMA, FMS, Briotix Health
  • Ornwipa Thamsuwan, PhD, Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan
  • Pete Johnson, PhD, Occupational and Environmental Exposure Sciences, University of Washington
  • Rich Gardner, MS, PE, CPE, Boeing Research & Technology
  • Rick Goggins, CPE, Labor & Industries, DOSH
  • Sarah Martin, OTR/L, Labor & Industries, Return to Work Partnerships
  • Stephen Bao, PhD, CPA, CCPE, Labor & Industries, SHARP
  • William Billotte, PhD, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Vice Chairman ASTM F48 Committee on Exoskeletons and Exosuits

For additional information about the Exoskeleton Committee, contact:
Rick Goggins
Rick.Goggins@Lni.wa.gov
360-902-5450

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