Taveira, Alvaro

At UW-Whitewater

Affiliation
University - Faculty/Staff
Department
Ocup & Envir Safety and Health / OCUP & ENVIR SAFETY AND HEALTH
Position
PROFESSOR / DEPT CHAIRPERSON
Office Phone
(262) 472-5427
Office Location
HH 3305B

ABOUT

Alvaro Taveira is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics. Professor Taveira holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with an emphasis on Human Factors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a MS degree in Industrial Engineering, with an emphasis in Ergonomics/Product Design, and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has over twenty years of professional practice in the fields of Safety and Human Factors/Ergonomics as a college professor, researcher, and consultant. His experience includes projects in the consumer products area, and in multiple work environments including agriculture, steel production, mining, railroading, retailing and office settings. Professor Taveira has over 60 peer reviewed publications and has made multiple presentations at national and international conferences. His academic experience comprises teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Product Safety, Human Factors/Ergonomics, Behavioral Aspects of Accident Prevention, and in a number of safety related courses. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, 1996
    Area: Human Factors/Sociotechnical Systems
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Minor in research methods
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, 1987
    Area: Human Factors/Product Design
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Brazil
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1984
    Universidade Federal de Uberlandia - Brazil

COURSES

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
    Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics - Certificate No. 1436
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
    Board of Certified Safety Professionals - Certificate No. 22049

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

  • Industrial ergonomics
  • Office ergonomics
  • Product safety
  • Warnings
  • Workplace and workstation analysis and design
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Job analysis and design
  • Organizational design and management (macroergonomics)

Selected: Outstanding Research Award
October 2008
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, College of Education
Faculty Development Award
September 2002
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Graduate Scholarship
September 1992
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development-Brazil
Selected: Outstanding Teacher
December 1991
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais-Brazil
Graduate Fellowship
September 1985
Federal Railway System-Brazil
Graduate Scholarship
March 1984
Council for the Advancement of Academic Personnel-Brazil

Ph.D.
Industrial Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1996
M.S.
Industrial Engineering
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina- Brazil
1987
B.S.
Mechanical Engineering
Universidade Federal de Uberlandia- Brazil
1984

Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
September 2004
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
December 2010

American Society of Safety Engineers
2008 - Current
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
September 1994 - Current

The prevalence of sleep deprivation symptoms among night shift nurses and nurses' aides at the University Hospital of the West Indies
Green, F.M.
Office ergonomics: effects of a training based intervention in Jamaica
Jacob, L.
Key Factors in Successful Participatory Ergonomics Programs
Jatczak, M., Choi, S.D.
Computer input devices for an aging workforce
Choi, S.D.
Ergonomic guidelines for the selection and design of workstations and tools
The Role of Ergonomics in Product Liability Prevention
Ergonomic assessment of large capacity mining shovels
Nicks, M.P.
Implication of Work Schedules on Sleep and Health
Social Perspectives in Ergonomics
Smith, M.J.
Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace
Investigation of the impact of workers' perceptions on compliance with standard safety precautions in a rural hospital
Hable, P., Karsh, B.K.
Perceptions of Safety and Profitability as Predictors of Farmers' Intention to Adopt an Alternative Feed Storage Technology
Karsh, B.K., Josefson, K.G., Chapman, L.J.
Worker Involvement in a Quality Program and Perceived Impacts on Job Characteristics: Results from a Study in the Public Sector
James, C.A., Lund, J., Sainfort, F.
Intervention and Evaluation Strategies for a Healthy Work Environment
Karsh, B.
Causal Factors in Production Agriculture Injuries: Working Children and Youth Versus Adults
Chapman, L.J., Newenhouse, A.C., Meyer, R.H., Josefsson, K.G.
The Design of a Qualitative Inquiry: Procedures for the Development of a Grounded Theory
Smith, M.J.
Analysis and Design Recommendations for Workstations: A Case Study in an Insurance Company
Cohen, W.J., James, C.A., Karsh, B., Scholz, J., Smith, M.J.
Perception of Risk as Communicated by ANSI-Standardized Signal Words
James, C.A., Kapp, E.A., Zehel, D.
Analysis of the Work Conditions on the Operation of Locomotives
Santos, N.

A seven year intervention to diffuse three economic innovations with safety benefits to Wisconsin dairy farmers
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
Vol. 19 Iss. 3 Pg. 147-162
Social and organizational foundations of ergonomics
Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics/John Wiley and Sons
Vol. 4
The prevalence of sleep deprivation symptoms among night shift nurses and nurses' aides at the University Hospital of the West Indies
56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
A four year intervention to increase adoption of safer dairy farming work practices
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Vol. 54 Pg. 232-243
Physical ergonomics and the web
Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design/Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Vol. 2
The effectiveness of a web based office ergonomics training intervention in Jamaica (online)
International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications
Vol. 3 Pg. 866-893
Office ergonomics: effects of a training based intervention in Jamaica.
IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Infromation Systems
An intervention to increase adoption of safer dairy farming practices
Public Health Reports
Vol. 124 Iss. 1 Pg. 125-133
Key Factors in Successful Participatory Ergonomics Programs (CD)
14th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications & Practice
Review study of computer input devices and older useres
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Vol. 25 Iss. 5 Pg. 455-474
The use and value of information systems as evaluated by dairy and specialty crop farm managers
Journal of Agromedicine
Vol. 14 Pg. 324-335
Work Exposures, Injuries and Musculoskeletal Discomfort among Children and Adolescents in Dairy Farming
Journal of Agromedicine
Vol. 14 Iss. 1 Pg. 9-21
Computer input devices for an aging workforce (CD)
2nd International conference on Applied Human Factors & Ergonomics
Team achievement: A retrospective analysis
Applied Ergonomics
Vol. 39 Iss. 4 Pg. 509-518
Ergonomic assessment of large capacity mining shovels (CD)
16th World Conference in Ergonomics/International Ergonomics Association
Social and Organizational Foundations of Ergonomics
Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics/John Wiley and Sons
Vol. 3
Comparative Evaluation of Keyboarding Speed, Accuracy, and Comfort: Fixed-Angle Split Versus QWERTY (CD)
11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Social Perspectives in Ergonomics
Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management VIII/IEA Press
Evaluation of an Intervention to Reduce Musculoskeletal Hazards Among Fresh Market Vegetable Growers
Applied Ergonomics
Vol. 35 Pg. 57-66
Physical Ergonomics and the Web
Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design/Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Evaluation of an Occupational Injury Intervention Among Wisconsin Dairy Farmers
Jurnal of Agricultural Safety and Health
Vol. 9 Iss. 3 Pg. 197-209
Musculoskeletal Discomfort, Injuries, and Tasks Accomplished Among Children and Adolescents in Wisconsin Fresh Market Vegetable Production
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
Vol. 9 Iss. 2 Pg. 91-105
Quality Management and the Work Environment: An Empirical Investigation in a Public Sector Organization
Applied Ergonomics
Vol. 34 Iss. 281-291
Investigation of the Impact of Workers' Perceptions on Compliance with Standard Safety Precautions in a Rural Hospital
46th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
A Hazard Analysis of Silage Storage Methods on Dairy Farms
Nordic Meeting on Agricultural Occupational Health
A Hazard Analysis of Three Silage Storage Methods for Dairy Cattle
Journal Human and Ecologial Risk Assessment
Vol. 7 Iss. 7 Pg. 1895-1907
Perceptions of Safety and Profitability as Predictors of Farmers' Intention to Adopt an Alternative Feed Storage Technology
Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety IV/IOS Press
Teams and team management and leadership
Handbook of Industrial Engineering/John Wiley and Sons
Usability Methodology in the Development of an Online Community Network
Systems, Social and Internationalization Design Aspects of Human-Computer Ineraction/Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
The Development and Application of an Instrument for Measurement of Quality Institutionalization
14th Congress of the International Ergonomics Associaiton and the 43rd Annual Congress of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Worker Involvement in a Quality Program and Perceived Impacts on Job Characteristics: Results from a Study in the Public Sector
14th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 43rd Annual Congress of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Influence of Risk Perception on Injury Control Measure Adoption by Dairy Farmers. Work, Stress, and Health '99: Organization of Work in a Global Economy
IV Interdisciplinary Conference on Occupational Stress & Health. APA/NIOSH.
An Evaluation of a Social Marketing Intervention to Reduce Injuries on Wisconsin Dairy Farms
IV International Symposium Rural Health and Safety in a Changing World
Causal Factors in Production Agriculture Injuries: Working Children and Youth Versus Adults
Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety II/IOS Press
Healthier Profits and Healthier Fresh Market Vegetable Growers in Wisconsin: An Intervention Project Description
IV International Symposium Rural Health and Safety ina Changing World
Impact of Total Quality Management on Work Environment Dimensions: An Empirical Study in the Public Sector
42nd Annual Congress of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society
Bagged Silage or Bunkers: Option for the Expanding Dairy Farm
Biological Systems Engineering Department: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bagged Silage or Tower Silos: Options for the Non-expanding Dairy Farm
Biological Systems Engineering Department: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Coupling Safety and Profitability Among Small Wisconsin Growers: A Program Description
III Conference of the National Institute for Farm Safety
Coupling Safety and Profitability Among Wisconsin Dairy Producers: A program Description
III Conference of the National Institute for Farm Safety
Higher Profitability and a Better Place to Work in Wisconsin Dairy Farms
NIOSH Agricultural Health and Safety Conference
Improving the Profitability and Safety of Calf Care
Biological Systems Engineering Department: University of Wisconsin-Madison
More Lights for Brighter Profits; a Guide for Free-stall Barns
Biological Systems Engineering Department: University of Wisconsin-Madison
More Lights for Brighter Profits; a Guide for Tie-stall Barns
Biological Systems Engineering Department: University of Wisconsin-Madison
On the Importance of Recognizing Environmental, Organizational, Job, and Task Influences on Ergonomic Workstation Design
7th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Quality Management in the Public Sector: The Employees Viewpoint
8th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology
The Bondage and Heritage of Common Sense for the Field of Ergonomics
13th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
The Use of Retrospective Evidence in Organizational Design and Management
13th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
Developing a Comprehensive Quality Management Assessment Instrument for the Public Sector: Results of a Pilot Study
Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management V/Elsevier Science Publishers
The Design of a Qualitative Inquiry: Procedures for the Development of a Grounded Theory
Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management V/Elsevier Science Publishers
The Use of Survey and Qualitative Approaches in Assessing Quality Management in the Public Sector
Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management V/Elsevier Science Publishers
Analysis and Design Recommendations for Workstations: A Case Study in an Insurance Company
39th Annual Congress of the Human Facotrs and Ergonomics Society
Perception of Risk as Communicated by ANSI-Standardized Signal Words
39th Annual Congress of the Human Facotrs and Ergonomics Society
Participatory Ergonomics: An Effective Approach in Macroergonomics
Production: Journal of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Engineering
Vol. 3 Iss. 2 Pg. 87-95
Standardization as a Tool for Total Quality Management
13th Annual Congress of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Engineering
Layout Analysis Linked to Implementations of TQM in a Foundry Workshop
10th Congress of Undergraduate Research in Science & Technology
The Experience of the Christiano Ottoni Foundation with the Implementation of Total Quality Management in Brazilian Companies
Production: Journal of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Engineering
Vol. 2 Iss. 1 Pg. 45-54
Ergonomic Analysis of Workstations in a Steel Plant
10th Annual Congress of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Engineering
Ergonomics and Management: Case Study at the Brazilian Railway System
21st Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists
Analysis of Shiftwork at the Operational Division of Tubarao- Brazilian Railway System
9th Annual Congress of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Engineering
Analysis of the Work Conditions on the Operation of Locomotives
4th Congress of the Brazilian Ergonomics Association
Influence of Physical and Mental Fatigue on Work Performance
2nd Congress of the Brazilian Ergonomics Association
Labor Movement in Brazil
3rd Congress of Undergraduate Research in Science & Technology

AD Taveira LLC
Owns the company and goes to other companies to consult; Safety, Human Factors and Ergonomics; Consultant and Expert Witness; Areas of interest: product safety, warnings and instructions, musculoskeletal disorders, occupational safety & health, premises safety, workstation analysis and design, industrial ergonomics, office ergonomics, trips and falls, job analysis and design, organizational design and management, training and education.
Christiano Ottoni Foundation
Consultant and Instructor; National Program for Total Quality Management; Co-sponsored by the Brazilian Government and private sector. Training and consulting program involving the largest Brazilian companies and the public sector.
Christiano Ottoni Foundation
Brazil
Implementation of ISO 9002 in a foundry; member of consulting task force

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