Workplace Safety Expert Witnesses

Workplace safety expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on workplace safety. The workplace safety expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Automotive, Emergency Preparedness, Firearms & Ballistics, Human Factors, Oil and Gas, OSHA, Safety, and Warnings & Labels.

Stephen M Casner, Ph.D.

San Francisco, California
Human Factors, Automotive - Motor Vehicle Accidents, Distracted Driving, Products Liability, Pedestrian/Cyclist Accidents, General Aviation Accidents, Workplace Safety, Scooters, Reaction Time, Risk Perception, Warnings, Driver Behavior, Slip/Trip/Fall
Dr. Steve Casner is a former career NASA human factors psychologist. Steve draws on a wide body of scientific research to help characterize the understandings, perceptions, and abilities of a reasonably prudent person. Steve is able to help identify the contributions of persons, places, circumstances, and things in a variety of accident situations. Steve is an experienced driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist, and airplane and helicopter pilot and flight instructor. Steve’s first book entitled Careful was published by Penguin Random House in 2017 and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and many others. An experienced writer and speaker, Steve is able to relate scientific ideas to everyday audiences.

Kenneth Nemire, PhD, CPE HFE Consulting, LLC

Campbell, California
Human Factors, Warnings & Labels - Products Liability, Slip Trip, and Fall, Vehicle Accidents, Auto Accidents, Perception/Reaction Analysis, Driver Behavior, Distracted Driving, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents, Night Vision and Lighting, Retail Safety, Workplace Safety
Expert in human factors and ergonomics with extensive experience testifying in motor vehicle accidents; product liability; and slip, trip, fall cases in state and federal courts. Retained by both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Specializes in forensic personal injury causation involving premises, product, vehicle, pedestrian, and workplace accidents. Human factors/ergonomics specialties include: Driver perception & behavior; Pedestrian perception & behavior; Perception response time; Night vision; Lighting, visibility & conspicuity; Slip, trip, misstep & fall (including falls from heights such as ladders & platforms); Product design & liability (including medical, consumer, industrial, agricultural); Human-machine interaction; Control/display layout; Warnings, signs & instructions. PhD in Experimental Psychology, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Certified XL Tribometrist, and OSHA authorized to teach 10 and 30 hr. courses in General Industry Safety. Designed and conducted human f...

Janine McCartney, Ph.D, MBA, CSP, CHST HHC Safety Engineering Services, Inc.//HHC Safety Consulting Services, Corp.

Wilmington, Delaware
Safety, Oil and Gas - Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Electrical, Safety Engineering, Arc Flash/NFPA 70E, OSHA, Accident Investigation, Falls, Equipment, Machinery, Accident Reconstruction, Construction, Industrial Plants, Worker's Compensation, Safety Inspection, Safety Management, Training, Employee, Workplace Safety, Toxic Tort.
Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician, Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Safety Instructor (Master's Level). Dr. McCartney has held Management safety positions and a Safety Officer II position with OSHA Consultation. She worked for 11 years in the oil & gas industry and pipeline industry on large multi-state pipeline construction projects and as an exploration geologist (onshore and offshore). Dr. McCartney has taught for Texas A&M-Texas Engineering Extension as Adjunct Faculty and teaches the OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry and Construction courses for OTI. Her career spans 40 years. Please see her two podcasts on AM Best about Ghostwriting: What an Expert should never allow and Wrongful Expert Designations: What Claims Examiners should know-April 2022. Awards: 2022-2017 AM Best Service Provider, Editorial Staff of Science of the Total Environment, He...

Dana Heimdahl Chernault, MS, CSP, CTSP

Ruskin, Florida
Safety, OSHA - OSHA Compliance, Occupational Safety, Manufacturing Safety, Construction Safety, Forestry Safety, Government Contractor Safety, EM385-1-1, Subcontractor Management, Safety Training, Workplace Safety, Certified Safety Professional, Hazard Trees.
Ms. Heimdahl Chernault, an Army veteran and former helicopter pilot, has 30 years of experience in the field of occupational safety. She holds a Master of Science in Risk Control (Safety, Environmental Management, and Industrial Hygiene) from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) #19177, through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), and a Certified Tree Care Safety Professional, (CTSP), #04309, through the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). She has experience in General Industry (large and small scale manufacturing, commercial airlines, semiconductor), Construction, Defense Contractor work, Medical (occupational safety for hospital and nursing staff), Agriculture (field work and packing plant safety), Forestry (hazard tree removal work), and debris removal for disaster recovery efforts. She has experience with 385-1-1, Safety Management System Implementation, Incident and Accident Investigation, Root Cause Analysis, Lock...

Richard (Rick) J. Larkin, MA, CEM® Larkin and Associates, LLC

Bloomington, Minnesota
Emergency Preparedness, Safety - Emergency Plans/Response, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Incident Inv., Disaster, Incident Management, Crisis Mgt, Emergency Procedures, Special Event Emergency Plans, Incident Command System, Failure to Plan, Evacuation, Hazard Analysis, Negligence, Emergency Services, Major Event Emergency Operations
I am a Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM), awarded and recognized by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and am able to translate “theory-to-practice”; while relying on my numerous years of experience and knowledge of complex industry standards to provide clear, understandable and practical assessment and advice. I am currently a certified Emergency Medical Technician - Basic, following 33 years as a certified Paramedic. Over 35 years experience in emergency services operations and management, (Fire/Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Management). Hundreds of emergency responses to fires, rescues, emergency medical, and critical incidents. Significant involvement in major disaster response, training and exercises. Broad experience in planning and preparedness for large-scale planned events and event operations coordination ranging from a multi-day State Fair with 1 million attendees, to civil unrest, and sporting events. Nu...

Nik Farooqui S2 Strategic Defense

Dallas, Texas
Firearms & Ballistics, Safety - Self Defense, Defensive Tactics, Law Enforcement Training, Edged Weapons, Concealed Carry, License To Carry, Martial Arts, Firearms Training, Personal Safety, Active Shooter Response, Workplace Safety, Law Enforcement
Certified NRA Pistol Instructor Certified NRA Rifle Instructor Certified NRA Range Safety Officer Certified Force On Force Training Instructor (marking cartridge) Certified Simunitions Firearms Instructor (marking cartridge) Certified Texas License To Carry Instructor Formerly Illinois Conceal Carry Instructor (expired) Contracted Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics, Edged Weapons and Firearms Instructor Range and Training Program Facility Consultant Nationwide Seminars and Workshops including firearms, self defense, women's self defense, edged weapons, martial arts, subject control tactics Featured in several international publications and magazines Featured in local media and news Former owner of multiple successful training facilities in Chicago suburbs Contracted Corporate Safety instructor including workplace safety protocol review and development Research and re-enactment capable (using training firearms and marking cartridge) Review of training policy and procedure High quali...