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Kate Stewart

Ergonomics Expert

Kate is a Board Certified Ergonomist (CPE) with more than 29 years of experience in injury prevention. She has provided consulting and training for many public and private organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses. As Affiliate Faculty in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, Kate teaches ergonomics in the graduate program. Formerly, she was Director of Sports Medicine and faculty at Seattle University where she taught physiology, biomechanics and anatomy.

As a member of the University of Washington International Scholars Program, Kate has developed and delivered ergonomics courses in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. A recent Fulbright Scholar and fluent Spanish speaker, Kate trained Nicaraguan professionals in ergonomics and designing work to increase production while decreasing musculoskeletal risks. As an instructor for the Federal OSHA Training Institute in Chicago, Illinois, she teaches Occupational Ergonomics courses to safety and health professionals, workers, compliance officers and engineers. These OSHA courses are taught throughout the United States and Mexico.

Kate has produced award-winning training videos, written numerous articles, created several handbooks and has been a presenter at many national and regional conferences. She received a grant from the Shipbuilders Council of America and the US Department of Labor to assist in the development of the OSHA Ergonomics Guidelines for Shipyards.

For the past 7 years, Kate has worked both as a consultant and expert in the maritime industry. As a consultant, she has developed and delivered training to factory crews, analyzed numerous factory work tasks and provided design ideas to reduce musculoskeletal risks. As a legal expert, she has worked for both plaintiffs and defendants sometimes providing court testimony, attending depositions, and writing reports for both State and Federal Court. Her legal experience includes opining on such issues as Jones Act negligence and unseaworthy vessel conditions. She provides fair and competent evaluations of situations involving musculoskeletal risk to the upper extremities, lower extremities and back in a variety of maritime settings.

Kate can be reached at:
Tel 206.550.5134

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"...when they said they would not give John a liver transplant, my heart sank...for the first time in my life I hated being poor because I could not save my child...there was nothing I could do...When I was told Injury At Sea had obtained a Court Order to make the Company pay I cried tears of relief...without this my son would have had no hope of living...Thank you to Injury At Sea..." Mary
"Easy to work with, thorough and effective. Knows the maritime injury business from all angles including his own work experience. Tom was easy to work with, hard working, straightforward, and professional. I was treated with care and concern. He was very helpful in my situation, told me exactly what he could do, what to expect and the likely outcome." Chris