J. Nigel Ellis



Dean of Ambassadors

Email: [email protected]

Wilmington, DE 19803

Key Terms: Fall Protection

Dynamic Scientific Controls – Ellis Fall Safety Solutions

Dr. Ellis has more than 40 years of safety engineering experience. He is the CEO and founder of Dynamic Scientific Controls (DSC) and its division Ellis Fall Safety Solutions. His lifelong mission and that of the business is focusing on the elimination or control of fall hazards. Dr. Ellis’ unsurpassed experience and knowledge has made him an internationally renowned expert in the fall protection field.

Dr. Ellis is a founding member on American National Standards Institute, ANSI Z359 , the former chairperson of the ANSI Z359.2 committee and is a contributor to many other ANSI committees, as well as various ASTM committees. These committees prepare and revise the nation’s fall protections standards, and provide a foundation for regulations and Dr. Ellis’ participation has been critical.

Dr. Ellis is a founding member of the International Society for Fall Protection and is a past chairperson of the Industrial Safety Equipment Association Fall Protection Group. Dr. Ellis, through his written comments and hearing testimony, has been instrumental in the development of numerous OSHA fall protection regulations and standards.

Dr. Ellis regularly serves as a speaker at leading industry association and society meetings, including the American Society of Safety Engineers and National Safety Council conferences. Dr. Ellis also has developed the course work and materials for safety related training courses, including Competent and Qualified Persons. He has consulted for many Fortune 100 companies including Alcoa, DuPont and Exxon. His book “Introduction to Fall Protection” – now in its fourth edition – is considered the seminal resource for fall protection and is the only textbook to be named reading for the CSP exam.

Dr. Ellis is the 109th Fellow Honor and Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) with memberships in the Construction and Consultant Divisions. In 2011 he has been awarded the Thomas F. Bresnahan Medal for voluntary standard participation. He is also a Distinguished Service to Safety Award winner in 2007 by the National Safety Council and Past President of the Veterans of Safety (VOS).

A native of Middlesbrough, UK, Dr. Ellis earned three degrees at the University of Manchester, including a doctorate in chemistry and he is a Registered Professional Safety in Massachusetts and California Engineer, a Board Certified Safety Professional and a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist.