Brian Finder

D.I.T., C.I.H.
Operations and Management

Office: 302 Jarvis Hall - Science Wing
Phone: 715/232-1422


  • BS in Industrial Education and a MS in Safety from UW-Stout
  • Doctorate of Industrial Technology from the University of Northern Iowa
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist per the American Board of Industrial Hygiene

In 2003 and 2007, Brian was recognized by the College of Technology, Engineering and Management for his teaching excellence. He also received the UW-Stout Outstanding Graduate Faculty award in August of 2010.

Research Interests

In addition to researching the attenuation qualities of anti-vibration gloves, an experimental study of Brian's established that long-term/repeated cold exposure produces a semi-permanent form of peripheral nervous system impairment in meat processing workers (abstract). The results of this study were presented in March of 2006 at the 9th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference in Orlando, Florida. Brian also co-authored the The Ergonomics Guide to Computer Workstations which was published by the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Courses Taught

Risk Control Program Courses

Traffic Safety Education Instructor Prep Program Courses

About Brian

Prior to joining the Risk Control Center faculty in January of 1995, Brian spent ten years as a safety and industrial hygiene technical support professional for high-tech, heavy/light manufacturing, agricultural, and food processing-related industries. He routinely provides safety/risk control consultation for various types of manufacturing, service and legal-oriented organizations (resume).

Having served as the Program Director for the M.S. Risk Control program, Brian presently teaches various courses within the Operations and Management Department, including Human Factors Engineering/Ergonomics, Fleet Risk Control Management, Principles of Occupational Risk Control / Safety and Field Problem in Risk Control. He also teaches a series of five courses which allows individuals to become certified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and/or the Department of Transportation in order to teach traffic safety education.