Lewis Barbe is a Board-certified Safety Engineer and has three professional engineering licenses with many years of experience. He has had Accident Prevention and Loss Control positions with several companies, including Westinghouse Electric. He has also been Director of Engineering with Occupational Safety and Health Service, Inc, and the Corporate Director of Loss Control for American Hoist and Derrick.
Accident investigation is one of the most important roles of the safety professional. It is an essential management tool that helps to save an organization in lost time, lost money, and lost lives. To a safety professional such as Lewis Barbe, an accident is defined as an unplanned and unexpected event that results in an injury, death, or loss. One of the responsibilities of the safety engineer is to determine the cause of such events, in order to prevent it from happening again in the future.
In addition, Lewis Barbe is a specialist in metallurgical engineering and failure analysis, and new product development. He has been an expert witness consulting in railroad litigation and product liability. He has also held Engineering and management positions at the North Star Steel Company, the Chrysler Corporation, the Bendix Corporation, and Horton, Inc., as well as General Electric.
Lewis Barbe is a member of many professional associations and organizations, including the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers, the National Fire Protection Association, the National Safety Council, and the American Council of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
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