Meet AWAI-Trained Writer:
George Anthony Alcalde
Currently enrolled in AWAI's Accelerated Program for Six Figure Copyrighting Program and Companion Series. Member of The Professional Writers Alliance.
Owner & Operator 09/2013 to Present
Ergonomic & Vocational Resolutions Consulting
Provide freelance ergonomic services to network of clients through LinkedIn as well as referrals from certifying organization, Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics. Only one of twelve certified ergonomists in Oregon. Also I have been working part time as an Author and have published two books Tomorrows Child and Empathy One under pseudonym Anthony Mayor. Both books currently on sale with Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A third book is due out in approximately July 2016.
Ergonomic Coordinator – 03/2013 – 05/31/2013
Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW)
Newly created position with work parameter’s including: Providing comprehensive ergonomics to all 73 Kaiser facilities located within the Northwest region with the goal of reduction of workplace related injuries. Conducted ergonomic evaluations at all site facilities. Worked with Occupational Health & Safety on facility inspections and OSHA mock ups. Provided tracking/trending information and recommendations to mitigate workplace injuries and illnesses and maintains associated databases. Knowledge and experience evaluating return to work accommodations, risk management, or work place safety programs and practices. Position required excellent communication skills with diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Working with diverse individuals, good problem solving skills, prioritizing and meeting deadlines. Travel up to or more than 60% of work week.
Ergonomic Specialist 01/2006 – 01/2012
National Security Technologies Contractor for U.S. Department of Energy Occupational Medicine/Ergonomics Department
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
As company Ergonomic Specialist was responsible for all ergonomic activities for the company. Conducted ergonomic office/industrial assessments for proactive prevention of injuries, alleviation of work related symptoms, and job accommodations. Provided ergonomic training for all department personnel. Experience working with difficult clients for problem resolution. High profile job with excellent communication skills required. Occupational Medicine Wellness Member: Member of Occupational Medicine Wellness Program. Worked with a variety of Wellness and Safety member departments including, Human Resources, Workforce Enhancement, etc. Specialized in providing employees with wellness services through basic ergonomics training and equipment advice.
Vocational Rehab. Counselor
Whittall Management 02/2001 –10/2005 Olympia, WA 98501 (Company went out of business)
Provided Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (VRC) services through aegis of Workers Compensation (WC) System, under State of Washington. Interview and evaluate claimants to determine degree of disability and employability. Worked closely with WC claims examiners regarding status of cases, including issues pertaining to participation, medical, individual injured worker problems, and related. Provided recommendations to claims examiner and authorization for said recommendations. Provided intake interview in-person or by telephone both in English or Spanish languages. Drafted letters to injured workers both in English or Spanish. Conducted transferable skills analyses, labor market surveys, testing interpretation, job analysis and physical demands reports, counseling, school visits, developed vocational rehabilitation plans, and other VRC related activities. Worked with injured worker’s attorneys, physicians, school representatives and related. Position required excellent communication skills to a diverse group of employees, including ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Ability to handle difficult situations and maintain focus towards goal resolution.
Disability Case Manager 04/2000-10/2000
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center/Boeing Company
West Hills, CA 91309
As Disability Case Disability Manager I worked within the Occupational Medicine Department. Member of Boeing Wellness and ADA committee. In charge of operation and administration of Boeing Temporary Work Assignment program (TWA) based on employee temporary work restrictions as well as company permanent Return to Work Program. Worked with a variety of Wellness and Safety member departments including Health & Safety, Human Resources, and Occupational Medicine. Well versed in conducting a variety of job analysis including physical and mental demands, job duties, job hazard analysis, and general job descriptions of duties and qualifications. Worked with diverse make up of company personnel and job categories. Also worked with claims examiners, attorneys, physicians, school representatives and related. Position required excellent communication skills to a diverse group of employees, including ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Ability to handle difficult situations and maintain focus towards goal resolution.
Rehab Specialist 09/1997 – 03/2000
Loma Linda University & Medical Center
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Department of Risk Management
Rehab Specialist for LLUMC Risk Management Department member, initial vocational rehabilitation services, Safety, and ADA committees. In charge of operation and administration of company Ergonomics Program, Temporary Work Assignment program (TWA) based on employee temporary work restrictions while working in tandem with claims examiners for self-insured worker’s compensation provider organization. Interview and evaluate claimants to determine degree of disability and employability. Also worked with claims examiners, attorneys, physicians, school representatives and related. Evaluated retention of employees through job accommodation. Provided ergonomic services via hazard evaluations and recommendations.
Master of Arts in Industrial Psychology California State University, Los Angeles
Concentration of Studies – Ergonomics/Human Factors, Medical Aspects of Disability Organizational and Personnel/HR Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certificate #00050249 2013 - 2018
Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling Commission, Schaumburg. IL
Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) Certificate #741
1995 - Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) in Bellingham, WA.
LANGUAGES: Fluently speak, read, and write in Spanish