Stephen Bao is a certified professional ergonomist (CPE in USA and CCPE in Canada), senior ergonomist at the SHARP Program of Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. He is also an affiliated professor at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health of University of Washington.
As a senior research ergonomist, he has performed numerous projects primarily in real workplaces to study relationships between workplace factors and musculoskeletal disorders, develop job assessment tools, and evaluate workplace ergonomics interventions.
With an engineering background, Stephen promotes solutions that can be integrated into industrial processes and machine/product designs to enhance productivity and improve work efficiency. He has done many ergonomics consultations with a wide range of industries. As a seasoned instructor, Stephen has taught many different targeted audiences including ergonomists, health and safety specialists, engineers, production workers, and university students. Stephen serves as an editor for Ergonomics and a senior editor for Ergonomics in Design.