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: Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Emergency Preparedness, Equipment & Machinery, Human Factors, Industrial Hygiene, Mechanical Engineering, Oil and Gas, Risk Management, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, and Warnings & Labels.

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, Refinery, Worker's Compensation, Safety Inspection, Safety Management, Training, Employee, Workplace Safety,
Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician. 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 four AM Best podcasts and August 2024 AM Best Magazine article How Litigation Funders are Affecting Settlements. Awards: 2024-2017 AM Best Service Provider, Editorial Staff of Science of the Total Environment, Helyion, and Data in Brief. 2024-2017 Safety Engineer Expert of the Year-Lawyer Monthly. 2018 Keynote Speech World Safety Organization. Dr. ...

Robert E Capwell

Employment Screening and Negligent Hiring Expert

Capwell Consulting Group LLC

St. Augustine, Florida
Human Factors, Risk Management - Background Checks, Employment Screening, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Retention, FCRA, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Workplace Violence, Elder Abuse, Employee Due Diligence, PBSA Accreditation, Risk Management, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Termination, Civil Class Action, Criminal Background Checks, EEOC
Robert Capwell is a nationally recognized background check litigation expert witness leveraging more than three decades of employment screening executive leadership experience. He is the founder and principal consultant of Capwell Consulting Group LLC, the premiere background check expert witness and risk mitigation consulting service in the employment screening industry. Widely recognized for his deep subject matter expertise on employment screening and drug testing, Mr. Capwell specializes in providing background check testimony and support for litigation involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), workplace violence, and negligent hiring and retention. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and his testimony and consulting experience includes government agencies, Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Robe...

H John Miller, Ph.D., PE

Miller Biomechanical Forensics, LLC

Plant City, Florida
Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering - Accident Investigation, Seatbelts, Airbags, Injury Causation, Vehicle Crashworthiness, Impact Biomechanics, Amusement Rides, Crash Testing, Workplace Safety, Failure Analysis, Slip Trip Falls, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Watercraft Accidents, Heavy Truck Accidents
Dr. Miller, a Biomedical, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineer, has worked in the areas of crashworthiness, occupant safety, injury causation, product design, and manufacturing processes for 30 years. He holds 35 patents and has several peer reviewed publications in the safety and occupant injury field. He has provided research, expert analysis and testimony in product litigation involving General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and others, and also in general negligence claims for both plaintiff and defense including major insurance companies. His product expertise includes impact biomechanics and injury causation, seat, seatbelt and airbag performance, as well as mechanical systems design and manufacture.

William G Switalski, PE

Switalski Engineering

Des Plaines, Illinois
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Cranes & Hoists, Printing & Packaging Equip, Bowling Machinery, Agricultural Equip, OSHA, Machinery Maintenance Practices, Conveyors, Hand & Power Tools, Ladders, Workplace Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability, Safety, Warnings & Label Evaluation, Metalworking Equip, Aerial Work Platforms
I have served on the ANSI A14 Ladder Safety Committee since 1995 and currently Chair the Mobile Ladder Stands and Mobile Ladder Stand Platforms Sub-committee. In addition, I serve on the Executive committee which reviews and votes on all ladder-related standards in the A14 family, the A14 Steering Committee, the Labeling Task Force and the Ladder Accessories Sub-committee. I have an extensive background in the Bowling Industry having served my Mechanical Engineering internship with the Brunswick Corp. Automatic Pinsetter division. I have also had ownership interest in two Chicagoland bowling centers. I have performed mechanical and electrical maintenance on Automatic Pinsetters since 1974 in addition to having provided instruction to several dozen apprentice mechanics in the operation of the Pinsetter and related bowling equipment and continue to do so today. I continue to provide expert witness and consulting services to both major bowling equipment manufacturers including Bru...

Richard J (Rick) Larkin, MA, CEM®

Larkin and Associates, LLC DBA Beacon Safety Services

Edina, Minnesota
Emergency Preparedness, Safety - Emergency Plans, OSHA, Workplace Safety, Incident Inv., Disaster, Incident Mgt, Crisis Mgt, Emergency Procedures, Special Event Emergency Response, Incident Command System, Failure to Plan, Evacuation, Hazard Analysis, Negligence, Emergency Services, Major Event Emergency Operations, Preparedness
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...


High Environmental Health & Safety Consulting Ltd.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Slip Trip & Fall, Industrial Hygiene - Certified Industrial Hygienist, CIH, Workplace Safety, Occupational Safety, Chemical Exposure, Public Health, Trenching, Construction Safety, Rigging, Accident Investigation, Coefficient of Friction, Slip Resistance, Lockout, Electrical Safety, NFPA 70E, Air Quality, Noise, Safety Culture, OSHA, CSP
Over 30 years in Safety & Health. Authorized Trainer and Instructor-Trainer for the OSHA Training Institute Outreach Education Center in Construction and General Industry. Masters Public Health (MPH) (Hopkins), Masters in Safety Sciences (MS) (IUP) Post-baccalaureate Certificates in Environmental Health & Industrial Hygiene (Johns Hopkins) / Epidemiology & Bio-statistics (Drexel). Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) Emergency Medical Technician - PA (EMT) Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT)(slip-resistance) Frequent Public Speaker on Safety and Health Issues. Creative approaches and perspectives to cases. Defense and Plaintiff work. Organization Participation and Memberships: Lancaster County Industrial Safety Council (officer positions); American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP); American Industrial Hygiene Association (AHIA): Full Member; Member of the Occ...