Database of Expertise in Product Safety and Safe Product Design
Bathroom/laundry fittings


Mr Darren Armitage, Senior Health Promotion Officer
Tropical Public Health Unit- Cairns
Queensland Health
PO Box 1103 Cairns QLD 4870
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (07) 4050 3600 FAX: (07) 4051 5227 E-mail: armitagd@health.qld.gov.au
Profession/education:
Bed, Grad Dip Health Promotion, MPH (completing)
Specific products:
N/A

Mr Peter Behr, General Manager
H.G. Thornthwaite P/L
PO Box 560 Willoughby NSW 2068
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (02) 9417 4466 FAX: (02) 9417 5231 E-mail: hgthorn@ozemail.com.au
Profession/education:
Apprentice Fitter and Tuner, Production Eng Cert, Mech Eng Cert.
Specific products:
13 years experience in the development of thermostatic mixing valves to minimise the risk of hot water scalds during bathing.

Mr Mark Bezzina, Managing Director
StanCert Pty. Ltd.
PO Box 49 Burwood Plaza Burwood NSW 2134
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (02) 8721 6434 FAX: (02) 9012 0073 E-mail: bezzina@stancert.com
Profession/education:
B.Bus, MBA. Compliance
Specific products:
Products

Ms Robyn Clark-Hamilt, Principal Project Officer
Public Health Planning and Research
Queensland Health - floor 9
Queensland Health - floor 9 GPO Box 48 Brisbane QLD 4001
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (07) 3234 1803 FAX: (07) 3220 0708 E-mail: clarker@health.qld.gov.au
Profession/education:
BHMS (Ed), Grad Dip H.P., working in area of health promotion and injury prevention for 7 years.
Specific products:
maintenance of pool fences, spill-proof mug development, promotion of tempurature control devices

Mr Norman Crothers, Research Manager
Australian Consumers' Association
57 Carrington Rd Marrickville NSW 2204
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (02) 9577 3218 FAX: (02) 9577 3222 E-mail: ncrothers@choice.com.au
Profession/education:
B.Sc (Eng), M.I.E.Aust, C.P.Eng
Specific products:
All consumer goods

Mr Mark Dohrmann, Engineer, ergonomist
Mark Dohrmann and Partners Pty Ltd
115 Royal Parade Parkville VIC 3052
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (03) 9376 1844 FAX: (03) 9376 3124 E-mail: info@ergonomics.com.au
Profession/education:
BE (Mech), CPEng, CPE
Specific products:
Vehicles, hand-held equipment, consoles, emergency services, furniture, software+displays, children, household, guarding, slips, flammability

Mr Paul Hendry, National OH&S Coordinator
Armaguard
Mayne Nickless Ltd
Level 1, 390 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (03) 9868 0855 FAX: (03) 9868 0850 E-mail: paul.hendry@armaguard.com.au
Profession/education:
Chartered Interior Architect and Industrial Design (MCSD), Cert Prof Ergonomist (CPErg), DipDesign (Lpl), Grad Dip Erg (LaT)
Specific products:
Domestic, commercial, office and industrial design products and equipment. Architectural design fixtures, fittings, structure and products.

Ms Margaret Juhasz, Secretary
Victorian Branch
Ergonomics Society of Australia
PO Box 65 Ringwood VIC 3134
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (03) 9295 4962 FAX: (03) 9295 4964 E-mail: Margaret.Juhasz@corpmail.telstra.com
Profession/education:
Ergonomics professionals come from a wide range of educational backgrounds and include: designers, product developers, safety and human factors practitioners, engineers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists
Specific products:
Ergonomists can assist with ergonomic safety assessments in a range of products, including industrial workplaces

Dr Michael Patkin, Director/ Senior Lecturer
Department of Surgery
Whyalla Hospital
79 Archer St North Adelaide SA 5006
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (08) 8267-5163 FAX: (08) 8267 6976 E-mail: mpatkin@comtech.net.au
Profession/education:
MBBS (Melb), FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRACS, FESA, Ceng
Specific products:
Handle design in general, anything you hold and anything your hand comes against, ie. bannister or a wall is a handle, also laptop computers. See website www.uq.edu.au/eaol/apr97/handle.htm

Mr Jonathon Pogson, Home Safety Shop Manager
Home Safety Shop
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Rd Parkville VIC 3052
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (03) 9345 5036 FAX: (03) 9345 5086 E-mail: pogsonj@cryptic.rch.unimelb.edu.au
Profession/education:
Assoc Dip. of Business in Marketing, Assoc. Dip. of Business in Advertising
Specific products:
The safety shop stocks include: Bicycle helmets; safety catches; door, cabinet, fridge locks; curly cords; smoke detectors; fire extinguishers and fire blankets; safety taps; first aid kits; bolts and strap

Mrs Rae Raphael, Manager
Melbourne Information Centre
Standards Association of Australia
Locked Bag 802 South Melbourn VIC 3205
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (03) 9693 3534 FAX: (03) 9696 1319 E-mail: mic@saa.sa.telememo.au
Profession/education:
Associate Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
Specific products:
Standards cover a large subject range, including the product groups mentioned below.

Mr Earle Scott, Architect Arbitrator Expert Witness
Earle Scott Architecture
57 Cambridge Terrace Malvern SA 5061
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (08) 8357 1231 FAX: (08) 8357 1235 E-mail:
Profession/education:
B.Eng. (Arch), Life Fellow Royal Aust. Instit. Arch., Fellow Royal Instit. British. Arch., Fellow Found Instit. Arbitr. Aust., Fellowship Dip. Arch., Councillor Uni. SA, Sen. Councillor Royal Aust Instit Arch, F
Specific products:
Commercial and industrial building design, design for the disabled. Project management, documentation and administration.

Ms Jan Shield, Safety Consultant
Safety Centre
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Rd Parkville VIC 3052
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (03) 9345 6470 FAX: (03) 9345 5086 E-mail: shieldja@cryptic.rch.unimelb.edu.au
Profession/education:
B.A., Dip. Ed, Grad. Dip. Information Services, MPH
Specific products:
Children's products (beds, bedding, cots, high chairs, door barriers), home safety products (stoveguards, door barriers), strangulation hazards, recommendations for child care settings, toys, inhalation haz

Dr. Ronald Somers, Unit Head
Injury Surveillance and Control
South Australian Department of Health
PO Box 6 Rundle Mall Post Of Adelaide SA 5000
AUSTRALIA
Work phone: (08) 8226 6361 FAX: (08) 8226 6291 E-mail: Ron.Somers@health.sa.gov.au
Profession/education:
BA, MPH, PhD psychology, maternal and child health, epidemiology
Specific products:
children's furniture, trampolines and other play equipment, swimming and wading pools, pumps and filtration systems, bunk beds, exercise and fitness equip., amusement and carnival rides, plumbing fixtures,

Mr David Thompson, Senior Technical Officer - Mechanical
Quality Testing
Woolworths - Big W - Qualtest
3 City View Rd Pennant Hills NSW 2120
AUSTRALA
Work phone: (02) 9847 1183 FAX: (03) 9847 1683 E-mail: dthompso@bigw.com.au
Profession/education:
Mech Eng Cert, Craftsman Cert in Fitting and Turning, N.A.T.A signatory to AS1647 and AS2432 (baby dummies). Member of Australian Standards Committees CS91 Domestic Furniture (Plastic Monobloc Chair), CS3 Safety
Specific products:
Toys, sporting goods, leisure furniture, nursery furniture, exercise bikes, babies dummies, hardgoods based products

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