Scientific Advisory Services, Ltd. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS IN THE AREA OF RECREATION, RECREATION FACILITIES, RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS AND RECREATIONAL/SPORTS PROTECTIVE/EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, HEALTH AND FITNESS CLUBS

Dr. C. J. Abraham, P.E.

3 Baker Hill Road, Great Neck, NY 11023
cjabraham1@aol.com
www.scientificadvisory.com


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• About Scientific Advisory Services, Ltd.
• Curriculum Vitae Dr. C. J. Abraham, P.E.
• Patents, Products & Copyrights
• Professional Associations
• Presentations and Papers
• New Materials Award of the Textile Institute

• Amusement Park Accident Verdict
• Overcoming Federal Preemption
• Playground Safety
• Playgrounds and Amusement Parks
• Concussions - Your Body Is Nothing Without A Brain [PDF]
• Prior Trial Results
• Human Factors, Safety & Hazard Analysis
• Toy Design & Safety
• Warnings & Instructions
• Sports & Recreation Safety
• OSHA and Labor Law
• Slips, Trips & Falls
• Recreation & Sports Accidents
• Columbia University Presentation
• The Flammable Fabrics Act: An Unreasonably Dangerous Act
• Flammable Fabrics Case
• A New Standard of Care in
Absorbing and Dissipating Forces

• A Viable Product vs. The Legal System
• Concussions, Head Injuries and the Textile Industry [PDF]
• Concussions and Potential Risks in Children and Adults [PDF]
• United States District Court Decision: Allison Nowak, et al Plaintiffs v. Faberge U.S.A. and Precision Valve Corporation, Defendants
• Arnau v. WC Maui Coast LLC, et al.; U.S. District Court, District of Mawaii
• Industrial Products & Equipment
• Improved Protection For Sports Helmets
• News – Battery Petition
• NHTSA Petition: Battery Explosions
• Soccer – Head Injuries and Protection
• National Alliance for Youth Sports – SportingKid Magazine – Fall 2007
• Dr. Abraham at Columbia University [PDF]

• ForceField FF Headbands
• Contact Information

  • Licensed P. E. and Certified Safety Engineer
  • Licensed Professional Engineer with a specialty in Safety Engineering and Design
  • Diplomate in Sports and Recreation Safety (Over 42 years of consulting experience in the areas of safety on sports and recreation
  • Former Director of Sports, Recreation & the Athletics Division of Inter-City Testing & Consulting Corporation for twenty-eight years.
  • Member of the ASTM from 1964 to the present time involved directly in creating safety standards for residential and commercial (public) playgrounds.
  • Certified in warnings and instructions-created warnings and instructions for many products
  • Consulted to municipalities throughout the United States and Canada in safety in their parks and playgrounds (Boston, MA; Brockton, MA; New York City; Brooklyn; Nassau County and London, Canada to name a few)
  • Presented seminars to the graduating class of mechanical engineers at Columbia University School of Mechanical Engineering covering subjects relating to safety and design of playground activities and exercise equipment
  • Consulted to ABC and CBS on amusement park accidents
  • Consulted to WPTV, Channel 5, Florida on the safety of public recreational facilities for children
  • Consulted on the safety of activities at amusement parks including water parks (Splish Splash in Suffolk County, Coney Island, Six Flags, Chuck E Cheese and Disney World)
  • Consulted on cruise lines with reference to safety of their recreational activities and exercise equipment
  • Consulted on cases involving various health and fitness clubs i.e. physical trainers, exercise equipment, swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and slip and fall accidents.
  • Consulted to Wave Runners (Wave Loch Inc.)
  • Consulted on tennis pitching machines (Lobster Inc.)
  • Consulted on McDonald's and Burger King's children's play area
  • Member of the ASTM committee on the safety of paintball facilities
  • Member of the Executive Committee and consultant in the area of engineering and human factors to the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC) (1980-1998)
  • U.S. Delegate-International Standards Organization (ISO) (1988-1998)
  • Member Safety & Protective Equipment Committee (SPEC) of USA Hockey (1996-2008)
  • Inventor of the Bio-Lite football facemask licensed to Riddell
  • Inventor of the ForceField FF Headband www.forcefieldheadbands.com)
  • Creator of warnings and instructions for many sports products
  • Consulted to Intamin AG (Switzerland - rollercoasters)
  • Consulted to Northern Lights (manufacturer of fitness equipment)
  • Consulted to MicroSoft - Kinesiology Studies, Human Movements and Muscle Impacts, Warnings and Instructions
  • Consulted on cruise ships with reference to the safety of their activity areas for passengers.
  • Consulted on news programs on the safety of public playgrounds
  • Consulted for Chuck E Cheese with reference to the safety of the activities in their activity center.
  • Presentations made throughout the United States and Europe on sport injuries to both children and adults.
  • I was the founder and CEO of Inter-City Testing & Consulting Corp., a national company from 1970 to 1998. In that capacity I directed the consulting, testing, reconstruction and evaluation of a variety of sports and recreation facility cases. Among the cases I consulted on and evaluated were a large number of fitness equipment accidents.