Joe McGettigan is a Vice President, Senior Risk Control Consultant for the Private Sector group of Conner Strong & Buckelew (Risk Control Service). Our Private Sector group provides safety and risk control consulting services to clients in a variety of industries including Construction, Hospitality & Gaming, Healthcare and Manufacturing. Services provided by McGettigan include high level ergonomics consulting, risk trending and analysis, site-specific health and safety plans, safety training and building risk control surveys. He also works closely with clients to address issues related to workers’ compensation, general liability, and property exposure issues.
McGettigan has over 27 years of experience in corporate Ergonomics, Safety, and Preventive Health Management. His experience includes serving as Director of Corporate Preventative Health Services for Rohm and Haas Company, a Fortune 500 chemical company based in Philadelphia; founding an ergonomics consulting firm of his own; and working as a Senior Ergonomist globally with ESIS Health Safety and Environmental Services. His extensive knowledge in issues such as manual material handling and ergonomics in virtually any office, lab, health care and manufacturing setting, and trainings in a variety of safety and health topics has helped clients in all of these settings from small worksites up through enterprise wide systems in large Fortune 500 Companies.
McGettigan has developed and implemented corporate safety programs including musculoskeletal injury intervention programs ranging from isolated safety meetings through comprehensive, site wide ergonomic monitoring and surveillance systems. He has also developed programs in Safe Patient Handling, Office Ergonomics, Back-Care & Conditioning, Manual Material Handling techniques, Train-the- Trainer, Stress Management, and a wide variety of Health/Wellness topics.
Pennsylvania State University, B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education
Temple University, M.Ed. degree in Exercise Physiology
University of Cincinnati, ergonomics training
Joe is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) with the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists. He is also a member of the ASSE, and is part of the ASSE Ergonomics Practice Specialty. He formerly served as a technical advisor for the Office Ergonomic Research Committee (www.oerc.org).