Expert Witness Biography
Dr. Trainor is an expert in the fields of Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health and Occupational Ergonomics. Her casework frequently involves investigations into workplace mishaps, repetitive motion injuries, chemical exposures and environmental contaminations. She holds a Ph.D. in Occupational Ergonomics and an M.A. in Occupational Safety and Health from New York University.
Dr. Trainor has been teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses for the past 37 years. She has developed a variety of curricula and courses in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Ergonomics, and Forensic Science. In 2004, Dr. Trainor developed a program designed to train students to work in the oil and gas industry as process technicians. She also served as a member of the National Science Foundation to develop national standards for the training of process operators.
Dr. Trainor has a long career as a consultant in her fields of expertise. From 1987 through 1989, she served as the Director of the NYC Office of Occupational Safety and Health in the Koch administration. Her duties included supervising a team of 20 occupational safety and health professionals responsible for the safety and health of all uniformed services, i.e. police, fire, corrections, sanitation, etc. Dr. Trainor also managed a group of environmental scientists at AIG Consultants, Inc. whose primary responsibility was to inspect facilities seeking environmental liability insurance. Most recently, Dr. Trainor consulted for Graphic Environmental, a consulting company with primary emphasis on the printing industry.
Dr. Trainor has served as an expert witness in the field of Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health and Ergonomics since 1990. She is actively involved in a litany of professional organizations, has developed national standards for workplace safety, and has also served as an environmental advisor for an international company providing ISO accreditations.