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Timothy (Tim) Pottorff, M.S., CIE, ARM


Timothy (Tim) Pottorff, MEng, CIE, ARM is an experienced Ergonomist, Business Consultant, Inventor, and Entrepreneur.  Pottorff has worked in professional roles with companies such as UPS, Texas Instruments, Alcoa, and Zurich Services Corporation. He has consulted with thousands of leading companies and founded QP3 ErgoSystems in 2017. 

Pottorff has authored numerous articles for publications such as Industrial & Systems Engineering Magazine and The Contact Center Pipeline.  He was the 2020-2021 Safety Professional of the Year for the Northeastern Illinois ASSP Chapter, and the 2021-2022 Safety Professional of the Year for the Chicago-area Society of Casualty Safety Engineers.

He also presents various technical topics at local, regional and national Ergonomics and Safety conferences.  Recent talks include ASSP’s Safety 2020 (cancelled), 2022, and 2023, the 2022 Applied Ergonomics & ErgoExpo, 2022 & 2023 Indiana Safety Conference, the 2023 Region III, VI, and Chicagoland Safety, Health & Environmental Conferences, and the 2023 Spring NSC Conference.  Pottorff is a Scoutmaster for Scouts BSA Troop 32 in West Dundee, IL.

Platform Statement

In running for the ASSP Ergonomics Practice Specialties Assistant Administrator position, my goal is to better engage and involve the EH&S community by working to bridge the various generational gaps that exist among those new to the fields of safety and ergonomics, and those at the prime and/or twilight of their careers.

Everyone, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience, has the opportunity to learn from each other via their shared experiences, stories, successes, and challenges.


The better we as a Practice Specialty do to smooth these gaps and engage more people in the EH&S Community, the more successful we will all be, regardless of our area of specialization.

It is my firm belief that we can all “win” in this effort.  Because frankly, in the world of EH&S, there should never be winners and losers, but always and only winners.


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