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Lee Osrom
ostrom@if.uidaho.edu

(208) 282-7903
FAX: (208) 282-7950
Office: TAB, Rm 105
Sch Appt: (208) 282-7816

University of Idaho
Idaho Falls
1776 Science Center Dr
Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho
83402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information
OFFICE PHONE: 282-7903
FAX: 282-7950
EMAIL: ostrom@if.uidaho.edu
OFFICE LOCATION : Tingey Administration Building, Room 145

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL 282-7816

        

Areas of Specialization:

             Safety, Industrial Technology, Project Management

 

Advising Experience:
Dr. Ostrom has been the major professor for more than 40 graduate students in Industrial Technology, Adult & Organizational Learning and Professional Technical Technology Education
He is the program coordinator for both the undergraduate and graduate program in those areas in Idaho Falls.


Education:
Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1988.
M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Occupational Safety and Health from Texas Tech University, 1980.
B.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1979.

Certificates and Licenses:
Certified Safety Professional (#7689) by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Certified Professional Ergonomist (#188) by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics.
Certified Private Pilot.
1st degree black belt, Songham Taekwondo

University of Idaho Employment History
2004-present, Associate Professor, Adult, Career, and Technology Education
1999-2004, Assistant Professor, Adult, Career, and Technology Education
1989-99 Adjunct and Affiliate faculty
 

Non-Academic Employment
June 1989-December 1999, Research Scientist for the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
December 1983-July 1985, Safety Engineer for PPG Industries in LaPorte, Texas
January 1983-December 1983, Safety Specialist for the University of Houston in Houston, Texas
January 1980-December 1982, Safety Engineer for PPG Industries in LaPorte, Texas

SCHOLARSHIP ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Book:
Ostrom, L.T., Creating the Ergonomically-Sound Workplace, Josse-Bass, San Francisco, California, published March 1994.

Book Chapters:
Ostrom, L. and Wilhelmsen, C., Buddy Ergonomics System, Encyclopedia of Ergonomics, Taylor and Francis, 2000.

Refereed Journals:
Erhart, D., Ostrom, L., and Wilhelmsen, C., Visual Detectibility of Dents on a Composite Aircraft Control Surface: An Initial Study, International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, December 2004.

Ostrom, L., Wilhelmsen, C., Valenti, L., and Kanki, B., Inspectors’ Probability of Crack Detection, International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, Volume 2, Number 2, December 2002.

Wilhelmsen, C., Ostrom, L., and Kanki, B., Visual Measurement Accuracy, International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, Volume 2, Number 2, December 2002.

Nelson, W.R., Haney, L.N., Ostrom, L.T., and Richards, R.E., Structured Methods for Identifying and Correcting Potential Human Errors in Space Operations, ACTA Astronautics, Vol. 43, Nos. 3-6, pp. 211-222, 1998.

Ostrom, L.T., et al., Lessons Learned from Investigations of Therapy Misadministration Events, In. J. Radiation Oncology, Biol., and Phys., 34 (1), 1996.

Ostrom, L.T., Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Kaplan, K., Assessing Safety Culture, Journal of Nuclear Safety, 34(2), 1994.

Ostrom, L.T., Smith, J.L., and Ayoub, M.M., The Effect of Training on the Results of the Isoinertial 6-Foot Incremental Lift Strength Test, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 6, 1990, 225-229

Refereed Conference Proceedings:
Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., Development of Derived Human Error Probabilities for Digital Systems, Advances in Occ. Ergonomics and Safety I, Zurich, 1996.

Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Ostrom, L.T., Alzheimer’s Patient Chair Needs, Advances in Occ. Ergonomics and Safety I, Zurich, 1996.

Peer Reviewed/Evaluated:
National:

Ostrom, L., and Wilhelmsen, C., “Visual Detectability of Dents in Composite Materials,” ATA Non-Destructive Testing Forum, Fort Worth, October, 2006.

Ostrom, L., and Wilhelmsen, C., “Database Tool to Predict Aircraft Inspectors’ Reliability,” CAES, Kosice, Slovakia, May 2005.

Ostrom, L., and Wilhelmsen, C., “Visual Inspection of Composite Aircraft,” presented at the Ohio State University Aviation Psychology Conference, April 2005.

Ostrom, L., and Wilhelmsen, C., “Inspection Risk,” presented at the FAA’s Risk Symposium in Baltimore, August 2003.

Ostrom, L., and Wilhelmsen, C., “A Method for Determining an Airline’s Probability of Crack Detection,” presented at the Ohio State University Aviation Psychology Conference, April 2003.

Valenti, L., Ostrom, L., B.L., Hong, B., Lyman, S., Rosenleaf, M., Mason, R., Mullin, J., Fry, D., and Seeley, V., “A Unique Approach to Determining Airport Security Screening Reliability,” presented at the System Safety Society Meeting, Denver, Colorado, August 2002.
                                
Ostrom, L. and Wilhelmsen, C., “Facility Designers and System Safety; Brining them Together,” presented at the System Safety Society Meeting, Denver, Colorado, August 2002.

Mullin, J., Ostrom, L., Hong, B., Lyman, S., Rosenleaf, M., Mason, R., Valenti, L., Fry, D., and Seeley, V., “Aircraft Maintenance – Hydrazine Leak Risk Assessment,” presented at the System Safety Society Meeting, Denver, Colorado, August 2002.

Fry, D., Ostrom, L., L., Hong, B., Lyman, S., Rosenleaf, M., Mason, R., Valenti, L., Mullin, J., and Seeley, V., “Robot Rx Risk Assessment,” presented at the System Safety Society Meeting, Denver, Colorado, August 2002.

Wilhelmsen, C., and Ostrom, L., “Aviation Visual Crack Measurement,” presented at the System Safety Society Meeting, Denver, Colorado, August 2002.

Ostrom, L., Wilhelmsen, C., Valenti, L., and Hanson, E. “Probability of Crack Detection: A Unique Approach to Determining Inspector Reliability,” presented at the System Safety Society Meeting, Denver, Colorado, August 2002.

Ostrom, L., Wilhelmsen, C., Marlor, M., and Leavitt, J., “The Risk Associated with the Changing Nature of Aviation Maintenance Inspection,” in the proceedings of the 11th Ohio State Univ. Aviation safety Conference, March 2001.

Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Ostrom, L., “Ergonomics-At What Age Do You Begin?” presented at the Computer-Aided Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Maui, Hawaii, 2001.

Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A, “What We Learned or Surviving in an Anti-Ergonomic World,” presented at the Computer-Aided Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Maui, Hawaii, 2001.

Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A “Electronic Procedures for Aircraft Maintenance,” presented at the Computer-Aided Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Maui, Hawaii, 2001.

Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., “Task and Risk Analysis of Aviation Maintenance and Inspection Tasks,” presented at the Tenth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, May 1999.

Ostrom, L.T., “Modeling Human Error Analysis for Aircraft Maintenance,” presented at the 1999 RMSL Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, June 1999.

Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., “Risk-Based Work Planning,” presented at the System Safety Society Meeting, Orlando, 1999.

Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., “THEA – Tool for Human Error Analysis,” presented at the System Safety Society Conference, Seattle, Washington, September 1998.

Ostrom, L.T., “Human Error Analysis for Aircraft Maintenance,” presented at the 1998 RMSL Meeting, Dallas, Texas, June 1998.

Wilhelmsen, C.A., Richards, R.E., and Ostrom, L.T., “Ergonomic Assessments of Commercial Aircraft Maintenance Tasks: Hanger Maintenance,” in Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety VII, June 1995.

Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., “Ergonomic Assessments of Commercial Aircraft Maintenance Tasks: Line Maintenance,” in Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety VII, June 1995.

Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., “Using Ergonomic Principles to Improve Workplace Design,” presented at the 1995 NSPI Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1995.

Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Ostrom, L.T., “Performing an Ergonomic Assessment and Improving Workplace Design,” presented at the 1995 NSPI Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1995.

Ostrom, L.T., Rathbun, P., Leahy, T.J., and Novack, S.D., “Analyses of Radiation Therapy Events,” presented at the Winter American Nuclear Society Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 1994.

Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., “Methods Development to Evaluate the Risk of Upgrading to DCS: The Human Factor,” presented at the Water Reactor Safety Meeting, Washington, DC, 1994.

Ostrom, L.T., “Using Human Error Analysis Techniques Throughout a Medical Device Life Cycle to Reduce Risk an Improve Quality,” Abstract in the Amer. Nuc. Soc. Trans. for the 1994 Annual Meeting, June 1994.

Ostrom, L.T., Gilbert, B.G., and Hill, S.G., “Ergonomic Assessment of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Laundry and Respirator Cleaning Facility: Advances in Ergonomics and Safety IV, Taylor and Francis, Bristol, Pennsylvania, June 1994.

Ostrom, L.T., “The Pros and Cons of Using Human Reliability Techniques to Analyze Misadministration Events,” In the Proceedings of the PSAM-II Conference, March 1994.

Gertman, D.I., Haney, L.N., and Ostrom, L.T., “Evidence of the Need to Model Errors of Commission in Risk Assessments for Varied Environments,” In the Proceedings of the PSAM-II Conference, March 1994.

Ryan, T.G., Ostrom, L.T., and Gertman, D.I., “Managing Human Induced Risk Involving Technological Systems and Processes,” In the Proceedings of the PSAM-II Conference, March 1994.

Ostrom, L.T., “The Human Factor in a Lethal Misadministration.” Abstract in the Proceedings of the 37th Human Factors Society Meeting, Seattle, Washington, October 1993.

Romero, H.A., Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., “What Difference Can the Data Make?” In the Proceedings of the 37th Human Factors Society Meeting, Seattle, Washington, October 1993.

Ostrom, L.T., “Use of a Neo-Cognitron Artificial Neural Net to Optimize the Traveling Salesman Problem.” Presented at the Seventh Annual Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Computing Symposium, October 1993.

Ostrom, L.T., “Human Decision Error (HUMDEE) Trees.” In the Eleventh International System Safety Society Conference Proceedings, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1993.

Ostrom, L.T., “Ergonomics of Office Design.” Presented at the 1993 National Society for Performance and Instruction, Chicago, Illinois, April 14, 1993.

Gertman, D.I., Ostrom, L.T., Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Romero, H.A., “The ECOG: A Modeling Framework for Human Performance in Automated Environments.” Proceedings of American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plan Instrumentation, Control, and Man-Machine Interface Technologies, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1993.

Ostrom, L.T., Romero, H.A., Gilbert, B.G., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., “Ergonomic Assessments of Three Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Cafeterias.” Presented at the M.M. Ayoub Occupational Ergonomics Symposium April 16 and 17, 1993, Lubbock, Texas, 1993.

Ryan, T.G., Haney, L.N., and Ostrom, L.T., “Crucial Role of Detailed Function, Task, Timeline, Link, and Vulnerability Analysis in PRA.” In Proceedings of the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1993.

Gertman, D.I., Ostrom, L.T., Galyean, W.J., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., “Risk Impact of New Technologies.” Proceedings of the Water Reactor Safety Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 1992.

Ostrom, L.T., Gertman, D.I., and Blackman, H.S., “Assessing Human Reliability in Space.” Invited Paper, AIAA Space Programs and Technologies Conference, Huntsville, 1992.

Wilhelmsen, C., Gertman, D., Ostrom, L., Nelson, W., Galyean, W., and Byers, J., “Reviewing the Impact of Advanced Control Room Technology.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Power Plants Conference, June 1992.

Ostrom, L.T., Gilbert, B.G., and Hill, S.G., “Development of an Ergonomic Assessment Checklist and its use Evaluating an EG&G Idaho Print Shop.” Advances in Ergonomics and Safety IV, Taylor and Francis, Bristol, Pennsylvania, June 1992.

Hill, S., Byers, J., and Ostrom, L., “Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Waste, and Hazardous Humans? Assessing the Risk of Human Error.” Proceedings of the 1992 Regional Conference on Hazardous Materials and Waste, April 1992.

Ostrom, L.T., Hill, S.G, Close, J.A., Lash, J.D., and Hemming, W.C., “Developing an Emergency Procedures Writers’ Guide: A Case Study.” Proceedings of the 10th Annual System Safety Society Conference, July 1991.

Ostrom, L.T., Smith, J.L., and Ayoub, M.M., “The Effect of Box Height on Maximum Acceptable Weight of Lift.” Advances in Ergonomics and Safety III, Taylor and Francis, Bristol, Pennsylvania, June 1991. 

International:

Ostrom, L., and Wilhelmsen, C., “System Safety for Facility Design,” presented at the Military Tri-Services safety Workshop in Bingen Germany, April 2002.

Ostrom, L.T., Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Lango, T., “Building a Sustainable Ergonomics Program, presented at the Ergon-Axia Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 2000.

Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Ostrom, L., “Ergonomics and the Challenging Employee,” presented at the Ergon-Axia Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 2000.

Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Ostrom, L.T., “Developing a Safety Culture Survey Instrument,” presented at the ANS Safety Culture in Nuclear Installations Conference, Vienna, Austria, April 1995.

Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., “Using the Results of a Safety Culture Survey,” presented at the ANS Safety Culture in Nuclear Installations Conference, Vienna, Austria, April 1995.

Ostrom, L.T., Leahy, T.J., Novack, S.D., and Nelson, W.R., “Lessons Learned from the Interaction of Health Care Professional and Automation: Applications to General Industry,” In Advances in Agile Manufacturing, IOS Press, 1994. 

Other:

Ostrom, L.T., Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Young, A.A., Risk and Task Analysis of Aviation Tasks, FY-99 Progress Report, INEEL-99-01002, 1999.

Ostrom, L.T., Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Owen, R., Important Issues in Aviation Maintenance and Operations-1998, INEEL/EXT-98-01255, 1998.

Ostrom, L.T., Nelson, W.R., Haney, L.N., Richards, R.E., Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Owen, R., Structured Human Error Analysis for Airplane Maintenance and Design, INEEL/EXT –97-01093, 1997.

Ostrom, L.T., Leahy, T.J., Novak, S., Summary of 1991 and 1992 Misadministration Event Investigations, EG&G Idaho Formal Report, EG&G-2707, NUREG/CR-6088, 1994.

Ostrom, L.T., Galyean, W.J., Wilhelmsen, C.A., Haney, L.N., and Jones, J.L, Results from the Reports Analysis of the Sequoyah Very Small-Break Loss (Con’t) of Coolant Accident Sequence, Draft Letter Report, August 1994.

Gertman, D.I., Ostrom, L.T., Wilhelmsen, C.A., and Romero, H.A., Methodologies for Assessing the Risk Impact of New Technology, Draft NUREG/CR, March 1994.

NUREG-1480, Loss of an Iridium-192 Source and Therapy Misadministration at Indiana Regional Cancer Center, Indiana, Pennsylvania, on November 16, 1992. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, February 1993.

Gertman, D.I., Byers, J.C., Galyean, W.J., Nelson, W.R., Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., Risk Impact of New Technology. Final Feasibility Letter Report. EGG-HFRU-10293, May 1992.

Ostrom, L.T., Wilhemsen, C.A., and Kaplan, B.K., A Comparison of 1988 and 1991 EG&G Idaho Safety Norm Surveys. EG&G Idaho Internal Technical Report, EGG-HFRU-9835, August 1991.

Ostrom, L.T., Gilbert, B.G., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., Summary of the Ergonomic Assessments of Selected EG&G Idaho Work Places. EG&G Idaho Formal Report, EGG-2652, July 1991.

Ostrom, L.T., and Wilhelmsen, C.A., 1991INEL Safety Norm Survey. EG&G Idaho Internal Technical Report, EGG-HFRU-9635, April 1991.

Peer Reviewed/Evaluated (currently scheduled or submitted):

Ostrom, L., Kanki, B., and Wilhelmsen, C., “Quantitative Approaches to Examining Inspector Reliability and the Possible Impact on Risk,” Invited Paper, to be presented at PSAM7 in Berlin, June 2004.

Grants and Contracts Awarded:

Lee Ostrom and Cheryl Wilhelmsen, A Risk-Based Approach to Assessing Inspection and Measurement Reliability, NASA Ames Research Center, October 2002-May 2005, $332,000 and September 2003 received additional $23,000.

Lee Ostrom, Analyzing the Impact of Risk and Task Analysis and Human Factors Principles on the Outcome of Maintenance, Operations, and Inspection Risks, May 2000-September 2002, NASA Ames Research Center, $499,000.

Lee Ostrom, Risk Impact of Aviation Tasks, January 1998-December 1999, Ames Research Center, $350,000.

Lee Ostrom, Human Error Analysis for Aircraft Design, July 1994-December 1997, Ames Research Center, $1,400,000.

Professional and Scholarly Organizations:

In the past I have belonged to:
    The Human Factors Society
    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    The American Society of Safety Engineers
    The American Industrial Hygiene Association
    The Society of Automotive Engineers
    The System Safety Society

Outreach Service:

Helped develop a student video on methamphetamine in Southeast Idaho.
I have done numerous television and newspaper interviews on the Hobo Spider and am considered an expert on the critter.
We have also conducted services for the City of Idaho Falls on Emergency Preparedness as a part of some of our classes. For instance, we mapped all the hazardous material sites in Idaho Falls and provided this information to the Fire Department.

Community Service:

Work with the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and in the past was active with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Outreach:

Certified Master Ag Terrorism Trainer, January 2006

Co-Taught a Citizens Core Class in Idaho Falls, March 2004.

The Citizens Core Training, Boise, September 2003.