Dr. Brian J Finder

Full Professor
Operations and Management Department
College of Management

Office: 248 Jarvis Hall-Technology Wing
Phone: 715-232-1422
Email: finderb@uwstout.edu

Education

    • Ph D Industrial Technology
    • University of Northern Iowa
    • Cedar Falls, IA, 2000
    • MS Safety
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Menomonie, WI, 1988
    • BS Industrial Education
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Menomonie, WI, 1984

Licensures and Certifications

  • Drive Program Instructor: Mooshire Group
  • Operation Lifesaver Instructor: Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.
  • Student Empowerment Workshop Instructor: F.R. Mottola
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH): American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Defensive Driver Instructor: National Safety Council

Courses Taught

  • RC-271 Safety Principles & Practices
  • RC-301 Traffic Safety Ed Techn & Mgmt
  • RC-371 Alcohol, Drugs, and Acc Prev
  • RC-372 Behavior Approach To Acc Prev
  • RC-374 Driver Ed Lab Methods & Tech
  • RC-375 Driver and Traffic Safety
  • RC-381 Prin Occ Risk Control/Safety
  • RC-387 Human Factors Eng/Ergonomics
  • RC-389 Fleet Risk Control Management
  • RC-571 Alcohol, Drugs, and Acc Prev
  • RC-572 Behavior Approach To Acc Prev
  • RC-581 Prin Occ Risk Control/Safety
  • RC-735 Field Prob in Risk Control
  • RC-749 Coop Ed Exp
  • RC-799 Independent Study
  • TECED-735 Prblms in Indus/Tech Ed

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Operations and Management, College of Management
    • Professor
    • January 1995 - Present
    • University of Northern Iowa
    • Graduate Assistant
    • September 1996 - May 1997
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Adjunct Instructor
    • September 1992 - December 1992

Industry

  • Jerome Foods, Inc
    • Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics Representative
    • September 1988 - January 1995
  • LaCrosse Footwear, Inc
    • Safety Coordinator
    • April 1986 - September 1988
  • Siliconix Inc
    • Safety Intern
    • June 1985 - October 1985

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Finder, B., Werrell, M., & O'Reilly, M., (2007). The Ergonomics Guide to Computer Workstations. AIHA
    • Finder, B., (2006). Semi-Permanent Fingertip Tactile Sensitivity Loss in Cold Environment Workers. Institute of Industrial Engineers
    • Finder, B., (2000). The Effect of Heat Applied to the Hands of Meat Processing Workers.
    • Finder, B., (1996). Ergo Instruments Break the Subjectivity Barrier. Ergonomics News

    Technical Report

    • Finder, B., (1997). University of Northern Iowa Emergency Management Planning Guide for the Metal Casting Industry.

Presentations

    Oral Presentation

    • Finder, B., (July, 2013). Utilizing an Environmentally-Friendly Fuel and Cost Effective Construction Approaches to Safely Teach Metal Casting Techniques. Northern Wisconsin State Fair, Chippewa Falls, WI.
    • Finder, B., (2012). OSHA and performance measurement. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Finder, B., (January, 2012). Industrial engineer’s role in controlling organizational risks. Cankaya University, Ankara,, Turkey.
    • Finder, B., (2011). OSHA and performance measurement. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Finder, B., (January, 2011). Effective elderly individual driving strategies. Ashland Memorial Medical Center, Ashland, WI.
    • Finder, B., (2010). OSHA and performance measurement. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Finder, B., (July, 2010). Basic ergonomic risk factors and management control strategies. J.A. Counter and Associates, New Richmond, WI.
    • Finder, B., (2009). OSHA and performance measurement. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Finder, B., (November, 2009). Preferred corporate risk control/safety management strategies. , Bayport, MN.
    • Finder, B., (February, 2006). Industrial hygiene/ergonomic instrumentation methodologies. National Turkey Federation Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
    • Finder, B., (April 12, 1997). Foundry-oriented emergency management response strategies. American Foundry Society,
    • Finder, B., (September, 1993). Farm safety hazard identification. Minnesota Poultry Growers Workshop,

    Poster

    • Finder, B., & Lacksonen, T., (April, 2013). Risk Control Management Principles in the United States and Turkey. Research Day , Menomonie, WI.

    Paper

    • Lacksonen, T., & Finder, B., (May, 2012). Risk Control Management Principles in the United States and Turkey. Middle East Technical University, Ankara,, Turkey.
    • Finder, B., & Lacksonen, T., (March, 2012). Risk Control Management Principles in the United States and Turkey. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bursa,, Turkey.
    • Finder, B., (March, 2006). Chronic effects of cold stress on upper extremity function. Applied Ergonomics Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Applied Research

    Consulting

    • Q3 Contracting (Little Canada, MN).
      • (June 2010 - January 2014)
    • American Phoenix Inc (Eau Claire, WI).
      • (August 2013)
    • Zion National Park (Springdale, UT).
      • (June 2013)
    • Smith Implement (Knapp, WI).
      • (April 2010 - May 2013)
    • Elk Mound School District (Elk Mound, WI).
      • (January 2013)
    • American Wood Fiber Inc (Schofield, WI).
      • (October 2003 - November 2012)
    • American Phoenix Inc (Eau Claire, WI).
      • (August 2012)
    • Marron Foods (Durand, WI).
      • (August 2012)
    • Zion National Park (Springdale, UT).
      • (June 2012)
    • Streko Doors (Spencer, WI).
      • (March 2011 - January 2012)
    • SCS Coatings (Clear Lake, WI).
      • (May 2011)
    • Thorp Equipment (Thorp, Wisconsin).
      • (December 2010)
    • Johnson Electric Coil (Rhinelander, WI).
      • (March 2010)
    • Xcel Energy (Eau Claire, WI).
      • (April 2009)
    • AGRA Industries (Merrill, WI).
      • (March 2006 - April 2009)
    • Wisconsin Metal Fab (Chippewa Falls, WI).
      • (April 2008)
    • Phillips Plastics Inc (Medford, WI).
      • (March 2005 - February 2006)
    • Wisconsin Bench (Thorp, WI).
      • (July 2004 - February 2005)
    • Menomonie Community Partnership (Menomonie, WI).
      • (October 2003)
    • Gunderson Lutheran Business Health Services (LaCrosse, WI).
      • (November 2001)
    • Gunderson Lutheran Business Health Services (LaCrosse, WI).
      • (November 2000)
    • Menomonie School District (Menomonie, WI).
      • (October 2000)
    • Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives (Madison, WI).
      • (July 2000)
    • REACH Inc (Eau Claire, WI).
      • (October 1999)
    • Ergotech Protective Devices (Ontario, Canada).
      • (August 1999)
    • Menomonie Community Partnership Committee (Menomonie, WI).
      • (July 1999)
    • Paul Revere Insurance Group (Worchester, MA).
      • (August 1997)
    • Weyerhaeuser Composite Products (Marshfield, WI).
      • (August 1997)
    • Chequamgeon Productions Inc (Eau Claire, WI).
      • (June 1996)
    • Royal Credit Union (Eau Claire, WI).
      • (May 1996)
    • Red Wing Technical College (Red Wing, MN).
      • (October 1995)

Reviewer/Editor

  • Reviewer, Book: Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers and Managers (February 2006 - April 2006)

Professional Memberships

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Service

Department/School

  • Committee Chair, Promotion Committee (September 2006 - December 2013)

College

  • (On-going)
  • Committee Member, Chancellor's Coalition on Campus Aclohol & Drug Abuse (September 2008 - August 2015)

University

    UW-Stout

  • Foundry Instructor, UW-Stout Science, Technology and Engineering Preview (STEPS) (July 2004 - Present)
  • Faculty Advisor, UW-Stout Faculty Athletic Representative (September 2007 - September 2015)
  • Guest Speaker, Foundry technology workshop (April 2013 - July 14, 2013)
  • Guest Speaker, UW-Stout Technology Education Program (October 2001 - May 2005)
  • Guest Speaker, Society of Manufacturing Engineers - UW-Stout Student Chapter (October 2003)

Professional

  • Committee Member, Board of Certified Safety Professionals OHST Role Delineation Panel (February 2011)