Ronald W. Porter, PT, CEAS III

Ronald W. Porter, PT, CEAS III

Director

Ronald W. Porter is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Occupational Safety and Health, and Ergonomics.

In the past 34 years, since becoming Director of the Back School, he has instructed over 1000 workshops and seminars on Ergonomics Awareness and Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention to physical and occupational therapists; medical doctors; chiropractors; occupational health nurses; and industrial health and safety professionals.

Ron has worked with over 200 industries, including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; US Foods; Mars Incorporated; E.I. Du Pont; DS Waters; Shell Oil; International Paper; RockTenn Company; Cingular Wireless and the United States Navy; consulting on the development and implementation of innovative ergonomics programs for both individual plant sites and entire corporations.

He was chosen as the 2012 ASSE Ergonomics Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year and is often a featured presenter at regional and national safety and health association conferences.

His recent presentations include:
The 2007 – 2015 American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conferences • The 1995 – 2005 and 2011 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conferences • The 2010 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition • SEAK Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conferences in 2005 – 2007 and 2013 • The 2014 Federal Workplace Training &  Exposition and a March 2010 national webinar on the Aging Workforce for the ASSE Virtual Classroom.

His Bachelor of Science degree is from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and his Graduate Degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.