Jerry Davis grew up on the east end of Long Island, New York. He served for 20 years in the U.S. Navy, spending numerous years underwater in total aboard nuclear powered submarines. During his military service, Jerry developed his passion for occupational safety, and he is often quoted as saying that one can find “every hazard under the sun” in a shipyard. After retiring from the navy, Jerry became a professional ergonomist (CPE) and a certified safety professional (CSP). In his post-military career, he has 17 years of experience in academia teaching and conducting research in ergonomics, occupational safety and systems safety engineering at Auburn University. His most recent research has focused on analyzing the ability of small children to successfully evacuate school buses.
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